Church Sunday 31 July

All are welcome at South Luffenham church at 10am on Sunday 31 July, for the only church service that will be held in our group of parishes that day, because it is a ‘fifth Sunday’. The service will be led by our ‘new’ Priest-in-Charge the Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong.

Chris successfully completed his abseil down Peterborough Cathedral tower on 8 July. We’d like to thank all those who already sponsored him (the money is split between the Cathedral and our churches). There’s still time to donate if you wish!

The next church service in Morcott is 7 August.


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White Horse Inn: Exhibition Content now online. Still time to Comment

The Public Consultation on 12 July was very well-attended, with at least 106 people through the doors during the afternoon and evening.

David Pennell, Estates Director for Burghley and his architects Harris McCormack were there to answer questions. Members of the White Horse Working Party were in attendance, as were most members of Morcott Parish Council at some point during the day. Our County Councillor Edward Baines also came. Some lively debates were held and it was good to see so many people engaging with this important issue.

The White Horse Working Party has put all the Exhibition content online (using Dropbox) so that anyone who missed the event, or who wishes to look again at any of the information, may easily do so. Note: you do not need to have, nor to install Dropbox.

As well as all the CAD visuals of the proposed scheme, potential pub financials and ‘people may say’ statements prepared by the White Horse Working Party, there is a copy of the QUESTIONNAIRE.

Therefore if you have not already completed one, the Questionnaire may be downloaded, printed off and submitted to the Parish Clerk. The deadline for receiving completed Questionnaires is 6pm on Friday 22 July.


The White Horse Working Party has also set up a dedicated email account, which may be used for submitting additional comments:

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Public Consultation on the White Horse Inn

Tuesday 12 July, between 2pm – 8pm in Morcott Village Hall

Morcott Parish Council invites every resident to see what Burghley Estates proposes for The White Horse Inn and land adjoining the A47/A6121.  This is about:

  • A ‘new’ White Horse (completely renovated; viable)
  • A children’s playground
  • New houses

WhiteHorseInnMay2015_2Burghley Estates seeks village feedback, and support for a future planning application. This is your chance to see the proposals and comment on them.

For, Against or Don’t Care… your view is important, whether you have ever had a pint in the pub, or not.

You can drop in at any time during the afternoon/evening so that you can see the plans and ask questions.

Representatives of Burghley Estates will be in attendance. Members of the White Horse Working Party and Parish Councillors will also be there. It is hoped a representative of The Pub is The Hub can also attend for part of the day.

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Parish Council Minutes

The Parish Clerk has asked the website admin to post the Minutes of the last Parish Council meeting which was held on 1 June … I must point out that I was asked ages ago, but pressure of other things, including organising this weekend’s Open Gardens got in the way: my apologies (remember, there’s an official Parish Council website where info is posted direct by the Clerk).

Minutes are HERE in pdf form.

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Morcott Open Gardens 2 & 3 July 2016

10 private gardens in this pretty Rutland village will be open on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July, between 1-5pm on both afternoons.

From a tiny courtyard to an expansive plot, there is something to interest every gardener and most are open for the very first time.

As well as the gardens themselves, there are home-made Teas, a Plant Stall organised by Morcott’s Gardening Group and a garden-themed Book Stall.

Entry is £5 per person, with accompanied under 16s free.


The Village Hall is the centre of operations on both days. Please pay/sign in here, buy your plants and gorgeous home-made teas.

For visitors from outside the village, the Village Hall’s postcode for your SatNav is LE15 9DX. Parking is mainly along the High Street or on Willoughby Road.

St Mary’s Church in the centre of the village will also be open: Grade 1 Listed, it is a Norman gem and well worth a visit.

This is a fundraiser for the Church and Village Hall, which are both registered charities.

Organiser: Jane Williams – 07989 975 705 or (at) gmail (dot) com

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Parish Council Meeting 1 June

The Clerk to the Parish Council has asked the website admin to post notice of the next Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 1 June at 7.30pm.

The AGENDA is attached HERE in pdf form.

PRIOR TO THE MEETING, at 7.15pm, there will be an opportunity for members of the electorate to speak with councillors.

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Minutes of Annual Parish Council Meeting

The Clerk to the Parish Council has asked the website admin to post the minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting held on 17 May 2016.

At the end of the Minutes, you will see that it includes a report from the White Horse Working Party.

View in PDF form : 17 May Annual Parish Council Meeting

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