New listing on Freecycle/For Sale page

Quality Trampoline for sale. Check out the Freecycle/For Sale page.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A47 Roadworks at Morcott

Thanks to Parish Councillor Martin Whitfield for this summary regarding the current roadworks:

The works to the A47, which have just commenced, are a result of more than three years of pressure by the Parish Council and other concerned individuals upon Rutland County Council to take steps to improve safety on the length of the road within the Morcott parish boundary.

The A47 is to be slightly widened in the vicinity of the staggered junction with the A6121 Stamford Road and the B672 to Caldecott, so as to permit central right turn lanes to be provided.  This will mean that A47 traffic arriving from the east will have a full width lane in which to wait briefly, as necessary, for an opportunity to turn north towards Stamford without impeding following through traffic.  Similarly there be a full width lane for A47 traffic arriving from the west to wait, if required, before turning south towards Caldecott.  During periods of heavy traffic, having to make these turning manoeuvres has frequently been intimidating and, not surprisingly, there have been substantial numbers of accidents on both parts of the junction.

The widening of  the A47 will be achieved by relocating the existing traffic island about 2m to the north, as well as the kerbs on that side of the road.

The work is expected to take about 6 weeks.

Posted in Parish Council, Rutland News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Minutes of Morcott Parish Council Meeting held 15 July

The minutes of the last meeting of Morcott Parish Council, held on 15 July 2014, are published HERE in PDF form.

Posted in Parish Council | Tagged | Leave a comment

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 15 July

The next meeting of Morcott Parish Council is Tuesday 15 July at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. As always, members of the public are encouraged to attend.


  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 11th March 2014
  5. Clerk’s Report and actions since the last meeting
  6. Democratic 10 minutes: an opportunity for the electorate to speak on any subject relating to the village
  7. To receive the schedule of accounts since last meeting
  8. Conservation Area Appraisal
  9. Cemetery wall
  10. Update on the Burghley owned premises – The White Horse Inn
  11. To consider the results of the site meeting in Morcott with Neil Tomlinson and Rob Baxter of Rutland County Council’s Highways department re A47/A6121/B672 Junction
  12. Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment for Rutland 2014 – Draft Methodology
  13. To consider the quotations for painting the phone box
  14. Planning applications


Posted in Parish Council | Tagged | Leave a comment

Leicester University Botanic Gardens: Ladies Club Open Outing

Morcott Ladies Club is going to the Botanic Gardens at Leicester University on Wednesday 2 July 2014 and anyone is welcome to join them.

A coach is booked, and the plan is to get there in time for coffee, tour the gardens, have lunch in the on-site cafe and start the return journey at 3pm.

As well as the magnificent gardens there is a sculpture exhibition in the grounds.

There is a charge for non-members, so please contact Tricia Williams on 747515 as soon as possible, to book your seats.

Posted in Clubs & Societies, Social Events | Tagged | Leave a comment

Last chance to give Conservation Area feedback to RCC

This is a reminder that 4.45pm on Tuesday 24 June is the absolute deadline for giving Rutland County Council your views on the Morcott Conservation Area.

At the public meeting in the Village Hall on 13 May, there was support for the idea of extending the Conservation Area  and Morcott Parish Council’s official response to RCC reflects this.

Our views as individual householders and residents are equally important, so do make sure you respond by the deadline.

MPC’s response is very detailed, but any individual response can be quite simple, even to the extent of saying that you agree with MPC.  Of course, you may disagree with MPC and in that case should express an opposing view.

To re-iterate, you can respond by downloading and filling in the form from RCC website, but as the deadline looms, simply emailing may be easier.  Any queries, phone 01572 722 577 and ask for the Planning Policy section.

Posted in Conservation Area, Village Plan | Tagged | Leave a comment

Kids’ Summer Holiday Club Weeks at N. Luffenham

A local organisation called Funding Fitness is running two multi-sport clubs for children aged 5-11 in the summer, which will be held at North Luffenham Primary School.  Open to all local children, the weeks of operation are 21 July and 11 August.

This PDF contains all the info you might need to know, including costs, timings and how to book.

Posted in Rutland News | Tagged , | Leave a comment