Pictures from Opera in Morcott

A huge thanks from Morcott Parochial Church Council to all who worked so hard to make this event on 17 June 2017 such a success, especially all the members of Amici Chamber Choir, their musical director George Robey, soloists Nick Hardy, Joanne Rondel and Judith Tinston, and the accompanist David Kingsley.

We also thank all those who came to enjoy this memorable musical evening. We are delighted to say the event raised more than £1400.

We are grateful to audience member Andy Mintern for sharing these photos with us.

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7 June 2017 Parish Council Minutes Published

The draft minutes of Morcott Parish Council meeting held 7 June 2017 have now been published on the Parish Council’s own website, where they can be read and/or downloaded.

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Pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that following the resignation of Elizabeth Jane Williams, a vacancy now exists in the Office of Councillor for Morcott Parish Council.

If by 6 July 2017 (14 days* after the date of this Notice), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is held, it will take place not later than 11 September 2017.


Returning Officer

Dated: 16 June 2017

16 June 2017


* In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, day of the Christmas break, of the Easter break or of a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.

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Open Studios: Last Chance to view Morcott Artists’ Work

This weekend, Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June 2017, is the last chance this season to visit the studios at Hay Cottage as part of Rutland Open Studios.

Mo Gardner and Roy Holley are joined by several other artists exhibiting in various media. The studio is open 10am to 4pm  both days.

Other Morcott artists Margaret and Neil Harding are exhibiting at North Street East Gallery in Uppingham on the same dates and times, plus midweek usual shopping hours.

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Barrowden Open Gardens this weekend

Barrowden is opening 9 interesting village gardens to the public on Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June 2017.

Entry is £5: buy your ticket (and map) from the tent on the village green.

Hours are 12noon to 4.30pm on both days. Light Lunches & Teas are available. Plant Stall.

This is a fundraiser for St Peter’s Church, which is soon to tackle a major re-ordering project.

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Chater Community Choir in Uppingham

This popular choir will be entertaining people in Uppingham Parish Church on Saturday 24 June (7.30pm) in a charity concert in aid of Dove Cottage Hospice in Ridlington, and for Wildlife Works Children’s Nursery in Kenya.

The choir is now five years old and has raised almost £11,000 for local and national charities to date.

Tickets are just £5, and are available from Tracy Steward on 01780 729006, and from Jenny Clarke on 01572 821197.

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Notice re ‘The Tip’

There’s good news and bad news about ‘the Tip’ or, as it is officially known, North Luffenham Recycling Centre on the Morcott/Luffenham road.

The Parish Clerk has received notice that Cottesmore Recycling Centre is closing for two weeks 12-26 June 2017 for resurfacing work in the main yard.

During this time ‘the Tip’ will open every day 10am to 6pm, to ensure that Rutland has a seven-day-a-week amenity service. There will be extra staff on site to cope with the extra stuff coming in. That’s good news for everyone who has to wait till the weekend to take stuff to the tip.

But it could be bad news too, as this no doubt means additional traffic coming to the tip from other villages around Rutland Water. Prepare for people getting lost, then following signs for the civic amenity site along the High Street and down Willoughby Road!

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with

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