Plant Swap & Gardeners’ Get-together 12 April

The next meeting of Morcott Gardeners is Saturday 12 April, at 10.30am in the Village Hall.

It is a big plant swap opportunity!  This is the perfect time to be lifting and dividing clumps of perennials and grasses, so bring your spares along to share.

If you have a new garden, and you’re in need of plants, rather than having spares to pass on, this is the perfect opportunity to acquire new stock – so please don’t think that if you come empty handed you won’t be welcome!

There will be a modest charge to attend, to cover the hire of the Village Hall.  There will be a small raffle, and undoubtedly a cup of coffee while we exchange plants and tips.

Spread the word, bring a friend!

If you are short of pots for your spares, do let Jane Page know as she will gladly give you some of her spares.


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Minutes of Morcott Parish Council Meeting 11 March 2014

Morcott Parish Council met on 11 March 2014.  The draft minutes can be viewed HERE in pdf form.

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Morcott Gardeners: next meeting

The next meeting of Morcott Gardeners Group is on Saturday 22 March when the ‘common sense gardening’ get-together will be on the topic of VEGETABLES.

Gather at 2 Mount Pleasant (Tricia  & John Williams’ house) at 10.30am.

Allotment holders Jane Page, Tricia Jones and Mike De-Bar will be leading the get-together which is very informal.  All are welcome: this is an opportunity to share experience, both yours and ‘ours’…

“Growing vegetables is an activity laced with failure, often due to weather, soil conditions, unsuitable seed, hidden or visiting munchers (including the two-legged kind). SO we hope to swap tips, experiences, favourite suppliers and varieties (any spare seeds? do bring them) during the morning.”

Feel free to turn up on the day. If you have questions beforehand, do call Jane Page on 747 412.

ONE MORCOTT ALLOTMENT WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE: are you interested? This meeting would be a good opportunity to quiz allotment-holders.

SAVE THE DATE: Morcott Gardeners Group will hold a PLANT SWAP on Saturday 12 April in Morcott Village Hall, from 10.30am.  All welcome. More details nearer the time.

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Morcott Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 11 March

MPC meets Tuesday evening 11 March in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

As always, there is a 10-minute Democracy slot in which villagers are able to raise specific issues relating to the village.

Other agenda items include:

Approving Planning Committee report; Conservation Area Appraisal; the consultation response to  proposed Modifications to the Site Allocations and Policies document of RCC; the re-siting of the official MPC notice-board; traffic control in Morcott; High Street road safety (buses); War Memorial renovation; Individual planning applications.


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High Street closure next week

The High Street in Morcott will be closed to through traffic on Thursday 13 March for one day, to enable repairs to be carried out by RCC to certain sections of the road surface.

Contractors will endeavour to allow residents access (eg to their own driveways) but this may be limited, and is not guaranteed at all times.  RCC asks for villagers’ co-operation while the work requested by Morcott Parish Council is being carried out.

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Two items just listed for sale

Two interesting items have just been listed for sale on the village website, on the Freecycle/For Sale page


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New Vicar for Morcott

The churchwardens are delighted to share the news that the Rev Mark Battison has accepted the Bishop of Peterborough’s invitation to become priest-in-charge (the modern official title) of The Welland Fosse Benefice, that is of Barrowden & Wakerley, South Luffenham, Morcott, Duddington and Tixover.

The formal announcement was made in all the group’s churches at services this morning.  The position will be part-time: 4 days a week.

Mark will be licensed during a special service to be held in Barrowden on Saturday 5 April at 3.30pm.  Mark and his wife Tracey will live in the Rectory at Barrowden.

If you have any questions, please do ask your churchwardens Carl Giddings (748 712) and Jane Williams (747 157).

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