King size Sleigh bed and large wardrobe for sale

King size Sleigh bed, medium oak. Very sturdy slatted base, excellent condition. Optinal king size mattress approx 10 months old. £95.00.

Large double waxed pine wardrobe with drawer at the bottom, inside there is a top shelf and tie rack. Excellent condition £90.

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If we are to be able to influence RCC’s view of the proposed development at St George’s Barracks it is essential that as many people as possible complete the Feedback Form. It doesn’t matter if you are for or against the proposals, your view is really important. We will have forms available at Village Day or complete on line:

Have Your Say


Village Day – Archery Returns to Butt Lane

In the Middle Ages archery practice was a feudal obligation, and every settlement had its practice area.

The origin of the name “Butt Lane” may come from Middle English butte which was a ‘mark for archery’, ‘target’, ‘goal’.

On Village Day (Sunday May 20th) Michael Anker will  be running “Have a Go” Archery taster sessions on the Oval at 3:30 by the cricket nets for anyone who would like to re-create the medieval use of the area (but with modern recurve bows )

All ages and abilities are welcome to give it a try

Michael will be taking donations for Dove Cottage Day Hospice at Ridlington from participants



Village Day – Fun Dog Show

There will be a fun dog show open to all on Village Day on Sunday 20th May

This will be held between 2.30pm – 3.30 pm in the Arena, and run by Paul Cummings

Judging will be on several fun categories, including:

• Sit & Stay

• Walk to Heel

• Sausage Catching

• Best Young Handler (Under 12 yrs)

• Best Fancy Dress – Dog & Handler

• Most Lovable Dog

Feel free to bring yourself and your dog along on the day

Little Saints Preschool

We provide a wide range of challenging, imaginative, and stimulating learning opportunities.

We work closely with Reception class to provide a smooth transition into school. 15 and 30 hour funding available.

Here, children can begin to discover who they are, why they are and what they might be…Children can join Little Saints from the term in which they turn 3 years old.

Here, children can begin to discover who they are, why they are and what they might be…

Please get in touch for further information or to arrange your visit…

Open 9:00am – 3.30pm.

After School Club available 3.30 – 6.00pm.

Wrap around care available from 7.50am-6.00pm.

tel: 01780 720184
contact person: Gemma Cutmore
address:  Church Street, North Luffenham, Rutland, LE15 8JR


13th May 2018


On Friday 11th May, Rutland County Council released the first draft of the Master Plan ( for the redevelopment of St George’s Barracks. The event had plenty of gloss, but in reality very little substance. Certainly the group that I sat with felt that this was a lost opportunity to bring something really positive to the County. There is nothing in the plan that will attract tourism, our highest income earner, to the County. The scope of the imagination of the planners is really limited and appears to follow a commitment to cram as many houses as possible into the limited space available. The huge future quarry site which covers almost 50% of the site in the plan is termed as a “Country Park”, but you will have to live for a long time to see it.

You will recall that in December, when the proposed development was presented to us, the Chief Executive of the Council made a number of assurances to us, which included key planning assumptions:

• This would be a typical Rutland village with a wide variety of houses and excellent amenities, including the development of a hotel and leisure facilities on site.

• The infrastructure bid proposals were based on a development of 1,500 to 3,000 new homes (3,000 being the top estimate if the whole site was available for development).

• The planning density was to be no more than 20 Homes/Hectare.

I am afraid that every one of these critical commitments has been broken. A coach and horses has been driven through these assumptions and it is now clear that the brief given to the planners was to design a new town for more than 3,000 new homes, regardless of how much land was available after the designation of the vast quarry site. As a result, though not explicit in the documentation, the proposal will include swathes of terraced homes, town houses and apartment blocks, none of which can be found in any typical Rutland Village. The proposed total density of Housing has increased from “no more than 20 Houses / Hectare” to 30 houses per hectare and in some areas considerably more. What is proposed is a new dormitory town stuck in the heart of this Rural County, that has been designed for ‘anywhere’, with precious disregard for everything that makes Rutland special. Maybe an appropriate name for the new town should be “Rutland Forsaken”. This cannot be considered to be Right for Rutland.

It is therefore essential that everyone see the ‘exhibition’ in the School Hall on Wed 16th May from 6.30pm to 9pm and takes the opportunity to tell the County County Council and the ReGenco Planners what they think about their proposals. This really will affect you and your families for years to come.

Chair North Luffenham Parish Council
Tel: 01780 720124

Police Recruitment Campaign

As a valued member of the community I am writing to you to share details of our current recruitment campaign. I would like to take this opportunity to ask that you promote this within your communities and encourage those interested in a career with us to attend one of the seminars.
We are welcoming applicants aged 18-57 from all sections of the community; however we are particularly keen to hear from women and members of minority ethnic groups, so that the force reflects it communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
The recruitment seminars will be held across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland throughout May and into early June. Those attending will have the opportunity to find out first-hand what it is like to be a police officer and more about the recruitment process. They will have the opportunity to meet serving police officers, hear about their experiences, and find out about the rewarding and diverse career opportunities.
Full details of the recruitment campaign are on our website at I have taken the time to include details of the up and coming seminars for you to share within your communities:
12 May
Wigston Police Station, Bull Head Street, Wigston LE18 1WX
12 May
12 May
Market Harborough Police Station, Fairfield Road, Market Harborough LE16 9QJ
14 May
Shree Sanatan Mandir, 84 Weymouth Street, Belgrave LE4 6FQ
15 May
15 May
Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby LE19 4AQ 
15 May
Castle Rock High School, Meadow Lane, Coalville LE67 4BR
16 May
Bosworth Academy, Leicester Lane, Desford LE9 9JL
18 May
Home Farm Neighbourhood Centre, Home Farm Close, Beamount Leys LE4 0SU
18 May
20 May
Force HQ, St Johns, Enderby LE19 2BX
22 May
The Brite Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Braunstone LE3 1LE
23 May
Code Student Accommodation, 42 Western Road, Leicester LE3 0GH
24 May
Fearon Hall, Rectory Road, Loughborough LE11 1PL
24 May
Castle Rock High School, Meadow Lane, Coalville LE67 4BR
25 May
Hood Park Leisure Centre, North Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1HU
26 May
Mansfield House Police Station, Belgrave Gate, Leicester LE1 3GG
26 May
Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby LE19 4AQ
26 May
Wigston Police Station, Bull Head Street, Wigston LE18 1WX 
26 May
The Venue, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray LE13 0UL 
27 May
Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara, 106 East Park Road, Spinney Hill LE5 4QB
27 May
Market Harborough Police Station, Fairfield Road, Market Harborough LE16 9QJ
29 May
Moat Community College, Maidstone Road, Spinney Hill LE2 0TU
29 May
Fearon Hall, Rectory Road, Loughborough LE11 1PL
30 May
Manor High School, Copse Close, Oadby LE2 4FU
31 May
31 May
Hilton Hotel J24, East Midlands Airport, Derby Road, Castle Donington DE74 2YW
1 June
King Centre, Main Road, Barleythorpe LE15 7WD
Simon Cole, QPM
Chief Constable

St Georges Barracks – Masterplan Consultation

From RCC:

Consultation around the first high-level plan for the St George’s Barracks site in Rutland is now live, with full details available to view on a new, dedicated website:

During the consultation period local communities, the wider Rutland public and key stakeholder groups are all invited to share their views on the proposals being put forward for discussion.

The following public events are taking place from today as part of the consultation:

Activity Location Date Time
Open exhibition Victoria Hall, Oakham Friday 11 May 2018 3.00pm to 7.00pm
Open exhibition Victoria Hall, Oakham Saturday 12 May 2018 10.00am to 2.00pm
Open exhibition Oakham Library Monday 14 May to Sunday 27 May 2018 Normal Library opening hours
Presentation and drop-in session St Mary and St John Primary School, North Luffenham Wednesday 16 May 2018 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Drop-in session Uppingham Town Hall Thursday 17 May 2018 2.00pm to 8.00pm
Presentation and drop-in session Edith Weston Village Hall Wednesday 23 May 2018 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Drop-in session Ketton Library Wednesday 30 May 2018 2.00pm to 8.00pm

All of the materials available at these events, together with information that has already been published in relation to St George’s, can be viewed online at:

Feedback on the high-level St George’s plan can be submitted at any point during the consultation, which runs until the end of May. Feedback forms will be available at each of the events listed above, while it is also possible to submit comments direct via the new website.

If you have any questions about the consultation or any of the information outlined above, please contact us by emailing:


Garden Club Meeting This Evening -Scented Plants

Don’t forget it’s Garden Club this Thursday 10th May with the final speaker before the summer break! The club  will be welcoming Geoff Hodge with a talk on ,Scented Plants and the Scented Garden’. 

Geoff may be a familiar name as he is a freelance horticultural author, editor and broadcaster, writing regularly for publications such as ‘Garden Answers’.

You’ll learn plenty, have a good laugh, and he donates lots of extra raffle prizes!!

Please feel free to bring any spare seeds/seedling/plants to offer to other members. – 7.30pm at the Community Centre – all welcome – guests £2 per person, with tea/coffee/biscuits to start & raffle at the end

Community Safety Consultation Survey 2018

RCC would like to give the people of Rutland the opportunity to tell them how they feel about local Community Safety, so that they can have a better understanding of the local issues

Please follow the link below for the Consultation survey

Community Safety Survey 2018

The information that you provide will be considered during future development and delivery of services and help to shape the priorities for the 2017-2020 Strategy Plan.       

Minutes – Annual Parish Meeting – 16 Apr 18

Please find below the Minutes and supporting papers for the Annual Parish Meeting which was held on 16th Apr 18.

Paul Cummings – Chair NLPC

Tel: 01780 720124 email:

Minutes – APM – 16 Apr 18


Chairman’s APM Presentation

crime figures for North Luff 2017-2018 yearly

RCC Presentation – St George’s Barracks


St George’s Barracks – Crichel Down Rules

I occasionally hear some interesting views about the application of “The Crichel Down Rules” which relate to the sale of land that was compulsorily purchased by the Government post 1935. On occasion it is clear that some  views do not reflect the legal reality of the situation. For ease of reference I attach an extract of the DCLG Document in which the rules are enshrined. Inevitably the document can be interpreted in different ways, however the  document does explain the background and principles that need to considered.

PBG Cummings

Chair NLPC – email:


The Crichel Down Rules