Parish Meeting 26 July 2017 – important notice

A Parish Meeting is being called for Wednesday 26 July 2017. The formal Notice is reproduced here in full (it is also on the Parish Council’s website, and on the Parish Council noticeboard in the bus shelter).

This is about the White Horse Inn, which is an important issue, and deserves everyone’s attention. (Note also that an election has been called in order to fill the vacancy on the Parish Council.)  PLEASE ATTEND!

MORCOTT PARISH COUNCIL
1, Mount Pleasant Road, Morcott, Oakham, Rutland. LE15 9DP
Tel: 01572 747 360 Email: clerk@morcottparishcouncil.org.uk
Website: http://www.morcott.leicestershireparishcouncils.org

TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE ELECTORATE OF THE VILLAGE OF MORCOTT
THE CHAIRMAN OF MORCOTT PARISH COUNCIL IS CALLING A PARISH MEETING
AT 7.00pm on Wednesday 26th July 2017 in Morcott Village Hall
TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
1. WHETHER TO HOLD A REFERENDUM (VILLAGE POLL) TO ESTABLISH THE OPINION OF THE ELECTORATE ON THE PROPOSAL, BY BURGHLEY ESTATES, TO REFURBISH THE WHITE HORSE INN AND DEVELOP HOUSES ON THE PADDOCK.
Note: At least 10 Nominees from the electorate in favour of a poll are required for RCC to consider this proposal.
2. THE QUESTION TO BE POSED IN THE VILLAGE POLL AND THE WORDING ON VOTING SLIPS, SHOULD A POLL TAKE PLACE.
Note: The wording proposed is subject to the approval of Morcott Parish Council and the Returning Officer, Rutland County Council.
IF APPROVED BY RCC IT IS INTENDED THAT THE VILLAGE POLL TAKES PLACE ON THE SAME DAY AS THE ELECTION OF A PARISH COUNCILLOR TO FILL THE CASUAL VACANCY. FOR THIS ELECTION TO TAKE PLACE AT LEAST TWO VALID CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO BE NOMINATED.
VOTING IN THE VILLAGE POLL WILL BE RESTRICTED TO BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 4PM AND 9PM ON THE DAY OF THE ELECTION WITH NO FACILITY FOR POSTAL OR PROXY VOTES.
Yours faithfully,
Cllr Andrew Johnson, chairman
17th July 2017

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Parish Council Meeting

IMMEDIATELY AFTER the Parish Meeting on Wednesday, there will be an special Parish Council Meeting. Here is the Agenda.

NOTICE – Extra-ordinary meeting of Morcott Parish Council at 8.00 p.m. or upon rising of the Parish Meeting on Wednesday 26th July 2017 in Morcott Village Hall.

Below is an agenda of items for discussion:
Yours faithfully – Cllr Andrew Johnson, Chairman

1. Attendance Register
2. Apologies for absence
3. Declarations of interests and requests for dispensation
4. To consider the outcome of the Parish Meeting preceding this meeting and consider appropriate resolutions on the following:
a. Holding a referendum (Village Poll) on the subject of the White Horse Inn and associated development on the Paddock;
b. The timing of a Village Poll & whether it should be held at the same time as the casual vacancy election;
c. The final wording for the Village Poll, subject to agreement by Helen Briggs, Returning Officer, Rutland County Council;
d. The funding of the Village Poll from Parish Council funds.

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Have you lost a cat?

Thereasa Lynott in Pingle Lane wonders if anyone has lost a male black cat which wears a pink collar. It is ‘entire’ and looks to be quite young/slim… and hungry.

Unfortunately it is also picking fights with Pingle Lane’s resident cats and spraying everything within reach!  If you think this cat is yours, please contact Thereasa on 07967 537 855.

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Pictures from Opera in Morcott

A huge thanks from Morcott Parochial Church Council to all who worked so hard to make this event on 17 June 2017 such a success, especially all the members of Amici Chamber Choir, their musical director George Robey, soloists Nick Hardy, Joanne Rondel and Judith Tinston, and the accompanist David Kingsley.

We also thank all those who came to enjoy this memorable musical evening. We are delighted to say the event raised more than £1400.

We are grateful to audience member Andy Mintern for sharing these photos with us.

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7 June 2017 Parish Council Minutes Published

The draft minutes of Morcott Parish Council meeting held 7 June 2017 have now been published on the Parish Council’s own website, where they can be read and/or downloaded.

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NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR – MORCOTT PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that following the resignation of Elizabeth Jane Williams, a vacancy now exists in the Office of Councillor for Morcott Parish Council.

If by 6 July 2017 (14 days* after the date of this Notice), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is held, it will take place not later than 11 September 2017.

HELEN BRIGGS

Returning Officer

Dated: 16 June 2017

16 June 2017

 

* In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, day of the Christmas break, of the Easter break or of a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.

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Open Studios: Last Chance to view Morcott Artists’ Work

This weekend, Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June 2017, is the last chance this season to visit the studios at Hay Cottage as part of Rutland Open Studios.

Mo Gardner and Roy Holley are joined by several other artists exhibiting in various media. The studio is open 10am to 4pm  both days.

Other Morcott artists Margaret and Neil Harding are exhibiting at North Street East Gallery in Uppingham on the same dates and times, plus midweek usual shopping hours.

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