Notice of Vacancy MPC

The Clerk has asked me to post this notice, which went up on the Parish Council’s noticeboard yesterday.  It relates to a new Vacancy on Morcott Parish Council, created by the resignation of David Joyce:  Notice of Vacancy Morcott March 2018[13176]


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Calling all Freelancers and Morcott-based businesses

The village website has a page listing the small businesses and freelancers operating in Morcott… at least, all those known to me. If you are not yet listed and would like to publicise your business or services then please send me details. There’s no charge!

The current list includes an architect, silversmith, marketing communications consultant, graphic designer, heritage plasterer and health coach – among others. There are also listings for the A47 garages, Redwings Lodge and Country Lounge.

If you think your Morcott-based business or professional service should be listed, please hit the reply button when this website post lands in your inbox. And if you’re already listed, please check I’ve linked to the correct website/facebook page, and have the right phone number for you.

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Morcott Parish Council 7 March 2018

The Parish Clerk has asked me to remind villagers that there is a meeting of Morcott Parish Council on Wednesday 7 March, starting at 7.30pm and held in the Village Hall.

The Agenda has been published on the Parish Council’s own website, and may be found HERE.

Also note that at an Extraordinary Meeting held on 21 February 2018, the Council co-opted Mrs Rachel Ellis to MPC, to fill one of the two vacancies. Congratulations Rachel!

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Gardening Group: Pruning Workshop

March’s gathering is a practical morning on Saturday 24 February, when Amanda Banfield is going to give us some tips on when and how to prune for healthy growth and good looking plants.

We’ll meet at Amanda’s at 10.30am rain or shine. If you don’t know where Amanda lives, give her a buzz on 747 810, or ask someone else in the group.

Spring is on its way: it must be, because Monty Don is on our TV screens from 9 March (hoorah!) so if  you would like to join our friendly group for sharing mutual knowledge and plants, please come along.

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Extraordinary Meeting of MPC

The Parish Clerk has asked me to post this notice of an extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council on Wednesday 21 February at 7pm in the Village Hall.

Here is the AGENDA (click for pdf)

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Calling all Art Lovers!

If you’re interested in Art, and you are even vaguely spiritual, Christopher Armstrong our Priest-in-Charge has a personal recommendation for you this month.


“The Art of Lent: a Painting a Day from Ash Wednesday to Easter” is a little book by Sister Wendy Beckett, the 87 year old nun and art expert.  Sister Wendy has chosen 40 fascinating paintings – one for each day of Lent – and describes and interprets them in her own wise words.

Don’t take Christopher’s word for it. Here is what Dr Janina Ramirez, art historian and broadcaster says:  “For those who want to appreciate the spirituality behind some of the world’s greatest works of art, this book will be hugely inspiring – not only during Lent but at any time of year.”

Ash Wednesday – marking the beginning of Lent – is February 14th 2018, so if you would like to embark on a journey through Art and spirituality before Easter, please get your copy in good time. It would make an interesting alternative Book Club choice!

Kate Blank (who says it’s a lovely little book) has a stash of copies that she will be pleased to sell you at the RRP of £9.99. Give her a buzz on 747 240. Other (online) retailers are of course available!  Format: 98 pages, 16cms x 14cms.

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Gardening Group 30 January meet

Spring must be in the air! The first 2018 meeting of Morcott’s friendly and informal Gardening Group is on Tuesday 30 January at 7.30pm.  There will be a visiting speaker, Penny Dawson, who has a specialist nursery in Stamford, and who will talk about Hellebores.

The venue is the Teasdale’s house: Windmill View on the High Street (east end). All are welcome, so if you’re new to the village and interested in gardening, do come along and say hello! There’ll be a small charge to cover speaker costs and tea/coffee.

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