Morcott Quiz Night

Saturday 28 March 7.30pm


The ever popular Quiz Night makes a welcome return to the Village Hall on Saturday 28 March at 7.30pm.
Thanks to previous funds raised for the Village Hall, a brilliant new digital projector has been installed to provide a larger screen image – just perfect for the return of this classic event.
It promises to be a great evening, with lots of different question rounds, to challenge and entertain you. Sharpen your wits and pencils for a friendly,competitive and fun night out, right on your doorstep.
Tickets cost £8 each.  Prizes to be won.  Crisps/nibbles provided on tables.
Please bring your own drinks as there is no licensed bar at this event.
There will be a raffle, with all proceeds from the evening going to the upkeep and maintenance of Morcott Village Hall.
Contact Alison Johnson on 747 381 or email alisonejohnson (at) aol (dot) com to book your tickets.

 

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Wing Road Closure from Monday

Signs have gone up on the Wing Road indicating work on the bridge over the stream is due to start Monday 2 March, during which time diversions will be in operation.

Villagers who use the B672 under the viaduct and through Harringworth may like to know that signs have gone up advising that road will close (yet again) for five days starting Monday 2 March, during working hours.

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Interested in being a Morcott Parish Councillor?

NOTICE FROM THE CLERK TO MORCOTT PARISH COUNCIL

The Parish Council Election will take place on Thursday 7th May 2015 and we would like to encourage persons interested in becoming a Councillor to put their name forward. The following criteria is required:

  • Be at least 18 years old on the day of your nomination
  • Be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union

And meet at least one of the following four qualifications:

  • You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish/community in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards.
  • You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish/community area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
  • Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the parish/community area.
  • You have lived in the parish/community area or within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.

 Disqualifications

Apart from meeting the qualifications for standing for election, you must also not be disqualified from standing. There are certain people who are disqualified from being elected to a parish or community council in England and Wales. You cannot be a candidate if at the time of your nomination and on the day of the election:

  • You are employed by the parish/community council or hold a paid office under the parish/community council (including joint boards or committees).
  • You are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order.
  • You have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of three months or more (including a suspended sentence), without the option of a fine, during the five years before polling day.

The job of the council is to represent the interests of the whole community. Understanding the needs of different groups, therefore it is important to have councillors from all walks of life.

Why be a councillor?

For many people, it is the satisfaction of acting on behalf of their local community that encourages them to become Councillors, so please do consider putting your name forward for election in May.

To get an insight as to how councils work you are welcome to attend any council meeting. The next Parish Council meeting is on Tuesday 10th March 7.30 pm in the Village Hall. The agenda will be posted on the village website and on the notice board in the bus shelter five days before the meeting.

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Local Elections: could YOU be a Candidate?

Rutland County Council is offering prospective Parish and County Councillor candidates the chance to learn more about the process of standing for election at a special open event on 24 February.
May’s elections could see all 26 of Rutland’s County Council seats contested, along with all Parish Council seats throughout the county.
The open event will be held at the Council’s Catmose offices in Oakham, 6pm on Tuesday 24th February.
There will be information about the timelines and procedures that need to be followed in order to stand for election, as well as guidance around the nomination process and qualification requirements.
This event is free to attend and open to anyone.
For more information or to register your interest, contact RCC by emailing elections@rutland.gov.uk or calling 01572 720 954.
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Gardening Group Talk: Vegetables

Expert grower David Stewardson is the Gardening Group’s first visiting speaker.

David will be talking about ‘Vegetables from Start to Finish’ and everyone is welcome to attend, not just regular members of the Gardening Group.

The talk is next Saturday 21 February, at 10.30am prompt, and the venue is the Village Hall.  A small charge will be made to cover hire costs.

Contact Tricia Jones on 747 851 to let her know that you are coming.

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Save a Life in Morcott: Defibrillator training

Gina Hacker would be happy to organise a Training session (probably in April) on the use of the life-saving Defibrillator that we are fortunate to have in Morcott

It would be a refresher course for those who have already indicated their willingness to use the kit, and an introduction for anyone who has recently moved to the village and is keen to find out more.  The Defibrillator is housed in the old red telephone box on the High Street (at the Willoughby Road end).

So, if you are interested, please give Gina Hacker a buzz on 747 472 or email her at hackers (at) mechaid (dot) com

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Wing Road: temporary closure notice

The Clerk to Morcott Parish Council has been notified by RCC that the bridge over the stream on the Wing Road requires maintenance work, so that the road will be closed for up to a month.

Work may commence any time from 16 February.

Diversions will be signposted, but in Morcott this will mean the closure of the Wing Road more or less where it becomes High Street at the junction of Cockpit Lane (though Wing Road residents should have no trouble accessing their houses).

The formal notification is HERE.

The Parish Council is reminding RCC that HGVs should NOT be diverted along the High Street, but should be routed via Cockpit Lane to the A47.

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