Morcott Carol Service & Christmas Mass 2014

Our Carol Service is on Sunday morning, 21st December at 11am

This is our family-friendly service of carols and bible readings, during which the children bring up the Nativity figures to complete the Crib scene. Please stay for a glass of sherry (or juice) afterwards.

Christmas Mass is on Christmas Eve (Wednesday) at 10pm PLEASE NOTE TIME

All villagers and visitors are very welcome on Christmas Eve, and all those who are confirmed, or who would normally receive Holy Communion in their home church, are invited to the altar for the Eucharist, or to receive a blessing.

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New Freecycle/For Sale Listing

Check out latest listing HERE

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Christmas Carols Around the Village


Take a welcome break from the Christmas preparations! Wrap up warm, bring a torch and join Santa for carol singing around the village. Meet in the Village Hall at 6pm for hot sausage rolls, mince pies and mulled wine, before moving off promptly at 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome for our traditional gathering.

All funds raised go to the Village Hall in memory of Andrew Towell, who inspired and organised this very special event for many years.

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Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 9 December

The next meeting of MORCOTT PARISH COUNCIL is on Tuesday. Members of the public are invited to attend to listen, and may raise any relevant village issues in the democracy slot (see below).


1. Members register

2. Apologies for absence:

3. Declarations of interests and requests for dispensation:

4. To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 9th September 2014

5. To receive the report of the informal meeting held on Monday 10th October 2014 relating to the White Horse Inn, Morcott and resulting actions.

6. Clerk’s Report and actions since the last meeting to include:

  • Phone Box
  • War Memorial
  • Parking on the pavement – Fydell Row & High Street

7. Democratic 10 minutes. An opportunity for the electorate to speak on any subject

8. To receive the schedule of accounts since last meeting. (PDFs of MORCOTT PARISH COUNCIL INCOME 2014 – 2015 & MORCOTT PARISH COUNCIL EXPENDITURE 2014 -2015 here).

9. To approve the precept for the year 2015 -2016

10. A request from Rutland County Council to consider taking responsibility for the grass cutting in the Parish area.

11. To consider creating  joint cycleway footway between Glaston and Morcott

To consider the way forward in dealing with issues raised during the democratic the
ten minutes:
Clerk’s action (only for the very basic issues)
Already dealt with on this or previous agendas
Agenda for a future meeting

12.  To consider the maintenance or replacement of stiles in Morcott

13. To consider ways to encourage members of the electorate of Morcott to stand for election May 2015

14. Planning applications:

0981/CAT – Fell 2 No. Leylandii trees. 2a Willoughby Road, Morcott.
2014/1019/CAT – Reduce crown of 1 No. Lawson Cypress by 10.8 metres. 2 Mount  Pleasant, Morcott, LE15 9DR. Mr John Williams
2014/0951/PAD – Conversion of agricultural building to dwelling on established agricultural unit. Hazel Hill Farm, Morcott, LE15 9DA. Mr. Paul Bird

Approved by Rutland County Council:
2014/0651/FUL – Demolish modern timber and stone hovel. Existing double garage to the front to be made a single, extending internal living space. Oak framed twin garage is proposed and adjoined to the existing garage. A new oak framed canopy is to be introduced over the entrances at the front. Bridge House, Mount Pleasant. Mr. & Mrs. Roger Hames.

2014/0852/CAT – Fell 1 No. Willow Tree. 13 Church Lane, Morcott.

2014/0864/LBA – The Windmill, Barrowden Road, Morcott.

14. Correspondence: Rutland Neighbourhood Watch

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Uppingham Christmas Late Night Shopping

Just a reminder that Thursday 4 December is Uppingham’s late night Christmas shopping extravaganza, which deserves our support. Some major changes this year with an ice rink in the Market Square and more local traders staying open to welcome shoppers, and some good quality stalls offering gifts and festive food.

Don’t forget the pop-up shop showcasing Morcott artists.

Christmas shopping evening kicks off from 5.45pm, to 9pm.

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Last nudge for Morcott Christmas Market

A reminder about the fun, friendly and festive gathering at the Village Hall Saturday afternoon, 29 Nov.  Doors open 2pm.

Entry charge £1.50. Enjoy a complimentary drink and mince pie. Don’t miss out on the Made in Morcott stall of edible goodies and hand-crafted decorations and Sylvia’s Gifts & Toiletries. Gentlemen: bring your mince pies to be judged! Fun for all ages. This social event and fundraiser is organised by the Village Hall team.

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Morcott Men’s Mince Pie Bake Off!

Calling all gentlemen!  It is time to put your mincemeat where your mouth is by entering the first-ever Morcott Men’s Mince Pie Bake Off.

mincepieYour challenge is to make and bake six – that’s 6 – mince pies for a blind judging at the Christmas Market on Saturday 29 N0vember.

Mrs Pat Simmonds is a qualified baking and handicraft judge, so don’t even think about smuggling in ‘shop-bought’ mince pies with an extra dusting of icing sugar: she can spot a cheat a mile off.

The winning chef will receive a small prize and the honour of the coveted title or Mr Morcott Mince Pie 2014. 

Sue DeBar has entry forms for this fun competition: please contact her at 19 High Street to enter and pay a competition fee of £1.  Then present your 6 home-made mince pies, IN PERSON, between 2pm – 3pm at the Village Hall, during the Christmas Market.

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