Sarah Moule : Live in Morcott 20 November

The next musical event in Morcott is the fantastic singer Sarah Moule, appearing courtesy of the Village Hall entertainments committee and Centre Stage Rural Touring Programme.

Date is 20 November (that’s a Thursday), at 7.30pm.

Tickets are selling already, so don’t hang about: £12.50 from Alison Johnson on 747 381 or via alisonejohnson (at) aol (dot) com.

BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE: there is no bar at this event, so bring your own wine/beer etc, but glasses are provided.

Sarah will be performing her Femme Fatale set featuring songs by, among others, Cole Porter, Bob Dylan, Stephen Sondheim.  Sarah will be accompanied by her pianist Jenny Carr.  Tough and tender, sweet and salty (said Jazz Times)… Sarah’s smoky voice can be heard here on YouTube.  And learn more at

This is a fund-raiser for Morcott Village Hall.

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Morcott Jumble Sale 18 Oct 2014

Morcott Jumble Sale is on Saturday, 18 October at the Village Hall, with doors open at 2pm (small entry charge).

Donations of clothing (for men, women & children), house-hold linen, kids’ toys, books, shoes, handbags, belts and bric-a-brac or priceless antiques all welcome. Please bring to the Hall from 9.30am. Helpers needed for sorting and for selling. Speak to Tricia Williams on 747 515.

This is a fund-raiser for St Mary’s Church.

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Minutes of Parish Council Meeting

The minutes of the meeting of Morcott Parish Council held on 9 September 2014 may be read HERE

The Statement of Expenditure for the financial year 2014/15 may be viewed HERE.

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Harvest Festival Service & Lunch

Morcott’s 2014 Harvest Festival celebrations are on Sunday 5 October.

The Church service is at 11am: it’s a very family-friendly event, led by Rev Mark Battison and everyone is welcome! If you have surplus garden or allotment produce do bring it along to add to our harvest gifts. These will be auctioned later.

The Harvest Lunch is in the Village Hall, at 12.30 (so there is plenty of time after church to nip home and get your bake out of the oven!).  This is a Bring & Share meal to which everyone is invited, but you do need to book your places so that we know we can seat everyone and provide salads etc. Please do this by Tuesday 30 September.

A leaflet about how the Bring & Share lunch works has been delivered to every house in the village, but if in doubt, please contact Jane Williams on 747 157, or at ejw (dot) email (at) gmail (dot) com …

After lunch, we’ll auction off all our Harvest produce, and send the proceeds to the Rutland branch of the charity Water Aid.

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Gardening Group 28 September

The first autumn get-together of Morcott Gardening Group is this Sunday 28 September at 8 School Lane, at 3pm.

Tea & cake, chat about the GG’s plans and compare notes on autumn gardening challenges. New members welcome!

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Morcott & The Great War: Exhibition this Sunday

On Sunday 14 September, an exhibition focusing on the Morcott residents who served in the Great War will be staged in St Mary’s Church, between 10am and 4pm.

It is organised by Anthony Martin, who has brought together information and documents relating to the men and women from the village who volunteered their services in the years 1914-1918.  Anthony will be on hand to help explain the exhibits and to answer any questions that visitors may have.

The date of the exhibition is timed to co-incide wih the day that the very first volunteer from Morcott, Private James Woodward of the 9th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, joined up.

He never came home.

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Parish Council Meeting 9 Sept: Agenda

Morcott Parish Council meets on Tuesday 9 September 2014 at 7.30pm.

This is a public meeting and all villagers are welcome.


  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 15th July 2014
  5. Clerk’s Report and actions since the last meeting to include: The White Horse Inn; Phone Box; Fence on the High Street; War Memorial; Blocked drains
  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. Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment for Rutland 2014 – Draft Methodology
  10. To consider the quotations for cemetery grass cutting for the season commencing April 2015
  11. To consider Rutland County Council services in Morcott
  12. Planning applications:
  13. Correspondence
  14. Date of next meeting
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