Gardening Group Meets

This Saturday 30 April, at 10.30am, Pat Simmonds is giving a flower arranging demonstration in the Village Hall. All welcome (not only group members).

After Pat’s demo, the arrangements will be raffled off, so bring some cash for that, and for the coffee & biscuits.

On May 18th, at 6pm, there’s a trip to Blatherwycke Garden, which is near Peterborough. This private garden opens under the NGS scheme in July, but is opening just for us this month.  Blatherwycke Hall was demolished in the 1940s and its gardens ‘lost’ until 2010. Since then, the owners have been renovating the derelict 4 acre walled gardens. So far a large kitchen garden, wall trained fruit trees, extensive herbaceous borders, seasonal beds, parterre, pleaching orchard and wild flower meadows have been built, planted and sown.

There is a modest charge: more details from Tricia Jones or Jane Page. We expect to liaise for car lifts.

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Minutes of Parish Council meeting 12 April

The Parish Clerk has asked the website admin to upload the minutes of the meeting held on 12 April 2016. The first part of the meeting was closed to the public, and concerned the co-option of a new Councillor.

The minutes are HERE in pdf form.

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Free Wellness Evaluation from new Morcott business

As of today (Monday) Ruth Philbin-Santamaria is operating a new business called Healthidays, from premises on the 1st floor above the Country Lounge Cafe Bar. [The official address is Apartment 1, 5 Glaston Road, Morcott.]

As an opening offer, Ruth is offering FREE wellness evaluations this week until Saturday 23rd April. You can find out your body composition, learning your % of muscle mass, % of body fat, % of cell hydration, visceral fat, healthy bone mass, daily caloric requirements and your metabolic age.

Healthidays helps people of all ages by promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.
Services include:
Personal Training sessions for all levels and ages
Group exercise classes held in various venues
Weight Loss Challenges
Personalized Nutrition programmes for weight loss, weight gain, fitness and sports performance and healthy and energy improvements
Healthy Lifestyle talks and special events
For information & bookings please contact Ruth on 07474 812450 or email healthidays (at) gmail (dot) com or send a private message on Facebook Page Healthidays.
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Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting

The Parish Clerk has asked the website admin to post this notice, about an extraordinarymeeting of MPC on 12 April. Part of the meeting will be closed to the public.

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The Thankful Village: theatre night

You are cordially invited to a special performance of The Thankful Village, by the Badapple Theatre Company, hosted by Rutland Red Hatters to celebrate their 4th birthday.

DATE & TIME Wednesday 13 April @ 7.30pm

VENUE Uppingham Town Hall

PRICE £9.50

The Thankful Village is an original comedy-drama by Kate Bramley with songs and music by SONY Award winning songwriter Jez Lowe.

All are welcome. Tickets available in advance from Uppingham Sports & Books or direct from Tess Angell on 07825 138241.


A poignant play that follows the lives of three women from the same rural household- above and below stairs- through the long years of The Great War, left behind to cope as their men-folk march off to Flanders. Each one faces up to the challenges in her own way, with resilience, humour, a sense of duty and whatever vestiges of hope she can muster, as the years pass by and they wait anxiously for news of loved ones far away. They cannot know that their village will end the war as one of a very few similar communities for which fate has reserved a special place in history.

This is a shameless plug by the website admin to sell tickets for this special event, put on by Rutland Red Hatters. Several Morcott women are members of this fun social group and we will be there, dressed as is usual for one of our outings, in purple and wearing red hats (theatre etiquette means we remove our headgear before curtain-up). If you want to know more about the Red Hatters, go to our website:   New members always welcome!

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Minutes of 8 March Parish Council Meeting

The Parish Clerk has asked the website admin to post the minutes of the meeting of Morcott Parish Council, which was held on 8 March 2016.

They are in PDF form and may be viewed, and downloaded HERE

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Wing Spring Fair

Something to do in our ‘next door’ village this Sunday afternoon 20 March.

From 11am to 4pm, Wing Village Hall is the venue for a Spring Fair, with visiting stalls selling a range of goods, from gifts to edibles. Big enough to warrant a marquee, which went up this week.

Entry is free. Refreshments available to purchase. Raffle.

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