Morcott’s own John Williams was last night (Wednesday 1 November 2017) given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Active Rutland sports review, held at Greetham Valley Golf Club.
The award recognises John’s decades of dedication to promoting Walking in the countryside, his advice on countryside access to organisations like the CPRE and particularly for creating and promoting the ‘Rutland Round’ circular walk, which is a 65-mile route right around our county.
The Rutland Round forms the backbone of Rutland’s annual Walking Festival, and John still leads ‘his’ walk each year. This is not only great for walking but also promotes Tourism to Rutland.
QUICK PLUG: John’s very good GUIDE BOOK to the Rutland Round can be bought direct from him, and is also available on Amazon.
Congratulations John: well deserved!
The Parish Clerk has asked me to post this information. Click on the link to open RCC’s formal notice in PDF form.
Notice of vacancy – Morcott – Graham Pritchard – November 2017
The churches in our group are holding a special service this Thursday, on All Souls Day 2 November 2017.
During the service the names of those who have died in recent years will be read out. If you would like to add the name of someone important to you, there is a list on the table at the back of St Mary’s Church, or contact churchwarden Eric Hazelwood.
The service is led by the Very Rev Christopher Armstrong, and the sermon will be given by the Rev Pip Clements, who will be known to many in Morcott.
Time: 7.30pm. Barrowden Church. All are welcome.
Our friends in Barrowden are once again inviting the good folk of Morcott to their organised firework display. Details are:
Saturday 4 th November on Barrowden recreation ground.
Gates open at 6pm, the Bonfire will be lit at 6.15pm and the firework display will start at 7pm.
There will be donation buckets on the gate as the money raised this year goes towards next year’s display. Food and hot drinks available to buy.
A new listing has been posted on the website’s Freecycle/For Sale area. There are currently several items listed so do check out the page and get in touch with the owner if you’re interested.
Sadly, two Morcott High Street properties have been broken into in the last few days, with thieves targetting empty houses and trying multiple entry points (jemmying windows and door locks).
Police believe thieves are researching in daylight and returning to ransack for portable valuables, especially jewellery and cash.
Keep your eyes open and do jot down numbers or take a photo of any slow/parked vehicle that you do not recognise. Do report suspicious behaviour to the Police dialling 101.