Damaged Wall of Stonecroft – Digby Drive

The drive wall of Stonecroft on Digby Drive was knocked down yesterday (Dec 20) morning – probably between 11am and 12 midday. No notification has been given to the occupiers of Stonecroft about the incident.  The damage suggests the driver reversed into it and he/she must have known. Could you contact Andrew or Kathy Robinson if you have any information about this on 01780 720007

Experience the Christmas Story at the Village Carol Service- 6PM – Sunday 16th December

Everyone is invited to the Village Carol Service this evening, Sunday 16th December at 6pm in the Church. Through Drama, beautiful well known Music, Poetry and Song experience the wonderful Christmas Story coming to life. This is a family service for everyone and will include Drinks and Mince pies after the Service.

ST GEORGE’S BARRACKS – EVOLVING MASTERPLAN

Rutland County Council’s December Cabinet Meeting on 18th December is to review the latest version of the Evolving Masterplan, together with the business case for a supporting bid to the national Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF).

This will allow Cabinet to assess whether the Plan should be recommended to Rutland County Council’s January 2019 Full Council meeting for approval.

The Agenda and Reports for Cabinet on 18 December, including the latest version of the St George’s Evolving Masterplan, have been published and can be viewed online at:

https://rutlandcounty.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=133&MId=1881

The latest version of the Full Evolving Masterplan for St George’s, together with a shorter Executive Summary, can also be viewed and downloaded at:

http://www.stgeorgesrutland.co.uk/the-masterplan/

Draft Minutes of the Parish Council and Trust Meetings held on Monday 3rd Dec 2018

Below are the draft minutes for the meetings mentioned above along with the meeting dates for 2019 through to April 2020

North Luffenham Garden Club

Below is the list of Speakers booked until May 2019.

Please note that it is the Christmas Social Gathering/Quiz, on Thursday 13th December at the usual time of 7.30pm in the Community Centre.  Everyone is welcome to this relaxed and friendly evening.  Drinks and food will be available and we hope you will bring a plate of  your favourite food to share.

Programme 2018/19

13 December 2018   Christmas Social and Quiz Evening

10 January 2019   ‘Over the Garden Wall’ – learn about all that goes on in a walled garden
Joe Whitehead, experienced head gardener for many years, including broadcasting, writing and being a panellist on gardening programmes.

14 February 2019     ‘A Garden for All Seasons’ – a detailed look at the planting in Diane’s garden at all times of the year, with practical ideas for increasing the flowering season    Diane Clement, Director of the Seed Exchange for the Alpine, Garden Society, with many years experience growing, showing and judging.


14 March 2019    ‘The Wonderful World of Salvias’ – sharing her extensive knowledge, also covering the rise in popularity of the genus and the origins of many of them.       Janet Buist, Formerly of Pennycross Plants

11 April 2019   Alpines & Bulbs – ‘From Mountain to Market’.   Rob Potterton, Nurseryman, Pottertons Nursery  

9 May  2019   ‘There’s More to that Flower than You See’.   Stephen Ashpole, from North Luffenham, again sharing with us his lifelong experiences of gardening and wildlife            


       

Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in helping other people and if so come and find out more about the North Luffenham Good Neighbour Scheme this Friday 7th December at 7.30 pm in the den at The Fox. Following our AGM there will be light refreshments and a chance to talk over what is involved with the volunteers. 

There are a variety of ways in which one can help and our volunteers find it rewarding and not particularly time consuming.

It would be good to see you there.

The Armed Man

Concert in Oakham SUNDAY DECEMBER 9TH at 7.30PM

Oakham School Chapel.

The Armed Man  A mass for peace by Karl Jenkins

Performed by Oakham choral society;  this is a modern work written in 2000 to mark the end of the war in Kosovo. It is a fitting end to this centenary year of the end of the Great War.

If  you do not like choral works, this is a bit different. Some beautiful harmonies with exciting use of drums and brass instruments to paint a musical picture of the build up t o battle , the horrors of battle and its aftermath with a plea for peace.

It is worth a listen .

Tickets available from Walkers  Bookshop ( Oakham ) or on the door on the night.

Parish Council and Trust Meetings 3rd December 2018.

Please see below the agendas and supporting papers for the above meetings which will be at 7pm on 3rd December, North Luffenham Community Centre

Last Post for World War I Fallen 🎖️

Please take a moment to honour the village fallen by reading their names below, whilst listening to the “Last Post” followed by “The Rouse”.

Last Post…

…The Rouse

World War I started on 28 July 1914 and ended on 11 November 1918 at 11am, 100 years ago. 

The fallen who came from North Luffenham are listed below in order of age, from the youngest who was 15, to the eldest who was 31/32 when the war started.

  • 25753 Private Herbert Henry Storey, born: 26 December 1899 🎖️
  • 38237 Private Arthur William Morby, born: 1899 🎖️
  • 38236 Private George Edward Smith, born: 1898 🎖️
  • 201499 Private Cecil Bailie Gage Killips, born: 12 April 1897 🎖️
  • 12760 Private John Henry Steele, born: 1896 🎖️
  • 10536 Private Charles Edward Thornton, born: 20 December 1895 🎖️
  • 40264 Private William Kirby, born: December 1895 🎖️
  • 3088 Private George Liddamore, born: Date Unknown 🎖️
  • 66112 Private John Alfred George Adams, born: 04 September 1895 🎖️
  • 15062 Private James Leonard Steele, born: 11 August 1895 🎖️
  • 25892 Private William Killips, born: 31 August 1891 🎖️
  • 24954 Private George Henry Saddington, born: 1891 🎖️
  • 43807 Lance Sergeant William Henry Delisle Alfin MM, born 10 October 1889 🎖️
  • 17232 Private Joseph Henry Boothby, born: 29 August 1889 🎖️
  • 21018 Private John Robert Cox, born: 1888 🎖️
  • 2596 Corporal Bertie H Smith, born: 1882 🎖️


Knitted Poppy Arch

An arch of knitted and crocheted poppies has been created by village residents to produce a cascade of flowers around the entrance to the church to commemorate the centenary of the ending of the Great War on Remembrance Day.

If you are unable to join us on Sunday do please visit the Village Church to see the beautiful Poppy installation and maybe pause for a minute at our Commonwealth War Graves Commission Plot.

St Georges Barracks Development Update from RCC

Updated proposals for St George’s site

Updated proposals for the possible future redevelopment of St George’s Barracks have been published, incorporating a number of changes made following public consultation earlier this year. 

This includes a further reduction in the number of houses being suggested for the site. This figure has been revised and an updated plan for the site produced with provisions for 2,215 homes, business zones and green space.

Read more about this

St George’s Recommendations

Feedback gathered through the public consultation which took place on St George’s earlier this year helped to produce a series of more than 40 recommendations that are now guiding changes to proposals for the site.
See the full list of St George’s recommendations
A draft bid for national forward funding to help deliver improved infrastructure in advance of any redevelopment is being finalised. If secured, this Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) funding would be used to help improve local infrastructure and public services around St George’s – things like roads and transport.
Read more about this
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Remembrance Day 2018

On Sunday 11th November the village is invited to gather at the Village Church to remember those that have lost their lives in War and those that have served their Country in War and in Peace.

We will also especially remember those Soldiers and Airmen from Great Britain and the Commonwealth who are buried in our beautiful churchyard.

To commemorate this, the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1, a beautiful arch of over 600 knitted poppies has been prepared in the Church Porch, in addition the School will be helping to decorate the Church with poppies.

The Service will start at 10.45 am, however you are urged to arrive by 10.30 am to secure a seat.

We will be joined by CO 1 Military Working Dog Regiment RAVC, Lt Col Neil Lakin RE and a contingent from the Regiment together with our Uniformed Youth Groups and representatives of the Royal British Legion and Royal Air Forces Association. The Act of Remembrance will be led by Air Vice Marshal Nigel Sudborough CB OBE DL the President of RBL Rutland.

16 Villagers lost their lives in WW1 and their names are commemorated on the village war memorial, their stories do live on and you can view them here on the Rutland Remembers website.

If you are unable to join us on Sunday do please visit the Village Church to see the beautiful Poppy installation and maybe pause for a minute at our Commonwealth War Graves Commission Plot.

North Luffenham Garden Club

Thursday Evening, 8th November 2018, at 7.30 pm:  the Community Centre.  

Don’t miss our Speaker, Mr Joe Sharman, the renowned plantsman from Monksilver Nursery, who will be here to give an illustrated talk all about Snowdrops, their history, cultivatiion and much more.

Refreshments, raffle, plants for sale and a warm welcome (Non members £2.00 per meeting). Meeting will include brief AGM.

RCC review of Polling Districts, Polling places and Polling stations.

Rutland County Council is conducting a compulsory review of the above in compliance with the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013.

The review is to run from the 29th November to the 16th December 2018. The review is to be completed by the 23rd December 2018 and any changes will be effective for the ordinary elections on 2nd May 2019. Full details can be found at the following web-site:

www.rutland.gov.uk/pollingplacereview

I would mention that there is no plan to change the polling station for North Luffenham, this being the Community Centre.

The Gusualdo Six Concert 23rd Nov 2018. 7.30pm North Luffenham Church

Beautiful unaccompanied choral music from the renaissance to the present day.

Tickets £15/£5 under-18s
View this stunning medieval Rutland Church
with pre-concert drinks served from 7.00pm
Tickets in advance from Janet Whittaker: 01780 721216
or www.thegesualdosix.co.uk, or on the door