Morcott Parish Council 1 March 2017

The next meeting of Morcott Parish Council is on Wednesday 1 March at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. As always, this is a public meeting with an invitation extended to all.

The Agenda for the meeting is published on the Parish Council’s own website, HERE

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Morcott Gardening Group – February meeting

Thursday 23 February is the date of the next gathering. Meet at Amanda Banfield’s house, The Cedars on the High Street at 7.30pm.

Once again, there is a guest speaker, Tracy Whitehead, who will talk about the gardens at Sulgrave Manor in Northamptonshire. Sulgrave Manor is in the south of the county, between Northampton and Banbury.

For further information about the gardens, visit Sulvgrave Manor’s WEBSITE.

All are welcome. A small charge will be made to cover costs, including coffee/teaa and cake/biscuits.

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Gray Family – appeal for contact

Alan Gray is trying to find family members with whom he has lost contact due to a parental family rift and living abroad etc.

He has contacted the website to say “I know my uncle and aunt and my four cousins lived in Morcott for many years, but may well have moved to another village in the locality. My uncle was the late George Gray, who was married to my aunt, Joan Gray. Their children are Linda, Sandra, Hazel and Davina. My sister and I think it would be nice to contact our cousins after such a long time. Should anybody be able to advise of their whereabouts or put us in contact with them, we would be very grateful.”

Alan believes that his Aunt Joan left Morcott for Ketton about 20 years ago.

If anyone can help Alan with his search, please post a comment below, and the website admin will put you in touch with Alan.

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Winter Warmer Lunch: invitation by the Ladies Club

This popular social event that is open to everyone, is on Thursday 2 March in the Village Hall, sitting down to a tasty home-made lunch at 1pm.

Tickets are £8 and available from Tricia Williams (747 515) and pther Ladies Club committee members. Enjoy a soft drink on arrival, a choice of home-made soups with fresh crusty bread and a range of gorgeous puddings as well as tea or coffee to finish.

Feel free to bring your own wine/cider if you wish! The Ladies Club would like to stress that the Winter Warmer is open to all!

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Gentlemen’s Dining Club: February Meeting

This month, the Gents Dining Club will be off to Bombay Cottage in Stamford. The date is Friday 24 February, gathering for a pint in the Green Man (opposite Bombay Cottage) at 7pm. The President for February (and therefore the organiser of the night) is Andrew Leech, so if you would like to book your place, please contact him on 747 010.

If you are new to the village, and would like to know more about the Gentlemen’s Dining Club, please contact the Secretary John Williams on 747 515.

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Invitation to Wing WI

Jane Gilmore extends an invitation to women interested in hearing Bob Rollett speak about his experiences of recording audio books. He speaks at Wing WI (Women’s Institute) on Thursday 9 February at 2.30pm. The cost for non-members is £3 to include afternoon tea.

Wing WI is open to all women in Morcott who would like to attend: contact Jane on 737 324  for further details. WI meets once a month, on a Thursday afternoon in the winter, but from March will move to an evening timeing.

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Celebrating Rutland @ Peterborough Cathedral

The High Sheriff of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness, is hosting a service on Sunday 26th February at 3.30pm in Peterborough Cathedral to celebrate the county of Rutland.

Tea, fizz and cake will be served after the service. Dr Furness is determined to fill the cathedral and the invitation is open to all. The Lord Lieutenant, Dr Laurence Howard, and the Rutland Sheriff from Vermont USA, Sheriff Stephen Bernard, will be in attendance.

Sarah says “Rutland is part of the diocese of Peterborough. Yet many in Rutland do not feel they belong. I want to address this through a wonderful service packed with music. Let’s fill the cathedral with Rutland residents! Please help us celebrate our county in this remarkable place.

“I hope that each group of parishes will attend in numbers – the more the better. I want this so much I will help by putting £50 towards any coach hired to take people to and from Peterborough for the service. (Travelling by coach will be the cheapest form of travel if any number are travelling together. It will also mean people can be dropped and picked up near the door and there are no parking difficulties.)

“Not only will the Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Laurence Howard be attending. We have a very exciting extra special Rutland guest for the service. The Rutland Sheriff from Vermont USA, Sheriff Stephen Bernard, is travelling over especially to take part. He will be in his Sheriff’s uniform. I am keen that we show off our beautiful cathedral and the enthusiasm of the people of Rutland to him.

Please let me know how many people from your parish or group of parishes will attend. I don’t want to run out of cake, tea or fizz for the party afterwards!”

WANT TO GO? Please email RutlandSheriff16@gmail.com to advise name/numbers

OR as we will no doubt have quite a few people from Morcott and the other churches in our Benefice/Group, please get in touch with either of the Churchwardens so we can see if we can car share: Eric 747 715, Jane 747 175.

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