Gardening Group: Spring Pots

The Gardening Group is getting together on Sunday morning (23 April 2017) to show off their displays of spring bulbs in tubs and pots

This will happen in various ways: either bring your best pot/tub in all its glory (if you can lift it); OR bring photos of your tubs as they were at their peak (ie on your smartphone/iPad/tablet or a good old fashioned printed photo) OR if your display happens to be at its peak this weekend, the Group can visit to see them in situ.

Pat Simmonds is bravely going to judge the results and rumour has it there will be a prize. So, do convene at Tricia & Steve’s house (29 High Street) at 10.30am on Sunday to show off your spring pots!

There will be coffee/tea and biscuits.

ALSO – Sunday afternoon is the date that Tim and Stefa Hart open The Old Hall at Market Overton under the NGS yellow book scheme. Here are brief details:


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Morcott: Road Closure

RCC Highways department has advised the Parish Council that it is carrying out work at the junction of The Cockpit/Wing Road/High Street on 25 & 26 April 2017 – that is Tuesday and Wednesday.

The junction will be closed and this will particularly inconvenience residents of Wing Road, or anyone travelling to Wing.

The diversion signs in place will no doubt confuse everyone and mean large/heavy vehicles travelling through the village on roads they should not normally undertake.

Further, the Centrebus Service 12 bus will not be able to travel through the village, but a diversion route has been put in place.  They advise passengers to wait (and disembark) at the ‘triangle’ at the High Street/A6121 near the White Horse Inn.  The bus will turn there and continue along the A47 to Glaston or Barrrowden as appropriate. Measures are being put in place to ensure that school transport is not disrupted.

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Jumble Sale Saturday 22 April 2017

The Spring Church Jumble Sale is this Saturday in the Village Hall. Doors open 2pm (small entrance charge). Tea & biscuits available.

If you have wearable old clothes, household linens, toys, shoes, handbags, books, CDs, DVDs and bric a brac to donate, please drop off between 9.30-12noon.  (Please: no VHS videos or cassette tapes or perishable goods!)

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Neighbourhood Plan Briefing Tuesday 18 April 2017

A reminder that a Briefing about a possible Neighbourhood Plan for Morcott is being held at 8pm Tuesday 18 April 2017 in the Village Hall.

Come and find out what a Neighbourhood Plan could mean for Morcott. It will be a short and informative meeting.

Colin Dunigan, Rutland County Council Planning Officer who provides support to communities developing Neighbourhood Plans, will attend. He will outline the benefits, tell us what is involved, and how he can help us through the process.

Further information from the Parish Clerk: or 747 360.

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Easter Church Services 2017

TONIGHT 7.30pm 13 April 2017: Morcott hosts a special service for MAUNDY THURSDAY, commemorating Christ’s last supper with the disciples. The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong will wash the feet of 12 members of the congregation. Holy Communion.

MORCOTT’S EASTER DAY SERVICE is at 11am: Holy Communion. All are very welcome to celebrate the most important day in the Church calendar. The service is led by The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong.

Other churches in our benefice are hosting additional Easter services. Good Friday in Barrowden, and alternative times on Easter Day in Barrowden, Tixover and South Luffenham. Full details on the Welland Fosse Churches website.

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Church Flower Fund Coffee Morning

Pat Simmonds is organising a Coffee Morning in aid of the Church Flower Fund. This pays for the flowers arranged at Easter, Harvest and Christmas and for oasis used throughout the year.

The date is Thursday 6 April 2017, at 10.30am and the venue is the Village Hall. There will be a flower demonstration, a bring&buy stall, a raffle and of course cofee and biscuits. The Easter Lily list will be available, and Pat will also be looking for volunteers for the Church Flower Rota.

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Allotment Field: Community use?

Jane Willis and Amanda Gallie have distributed a leaflet around the village, about the Allotment Field, which is owned by Morcott Parish Council.

The previous tenant of the field has not renewed the arrangement for renting it, and so MPC is reviewing the field’s future use.

Jane and Amanda would like to see the field used for the overall benefit of the community, perhaps providing family recreation space, a wildlife-friendly environment, and a circular walk. If you are interested in this, they want to hear from you!

Contact Jane on 747 232, or Amanda on 747 083 before 14 April 2017.

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