Rutland Local History & Record Society: Morcott

The Society is visiting Morcott on Saturday 17 September. Villagers are welcome to attend the afternoon events, but advance booking is requested, accompanied by the fee of £5 per adult. The format of the afternoon is as follows, with the welcome and ‘Master Masons’ talk taking place in Church, and the Exhibition in, and walk starting from the Village Hall.

  • 1.45pm PowerPoint presentation
  • 2pm Welcome and Introduction from Edward Baines
  • 2.10pm ‘Master Masons – the Joyce Family Legacy to Morcott’ An illustrated talk by Tony Martin
  • 3pm Morcott Local History Exhibition and light refreshments
  • 4pm Village Walk: a leaflet-guided historical walk

A leaflet about this has been delivered to every house in the village: it includes a booking form which needs to be returned to RLHRS at Rutland County Museum in Oakham by 9 September, along with your £5 fee. Further details from

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Parish Council Minutes

The Clerk has asked the website admin to upload the draft minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting of Morcott Parish Council held earlier this month.

They may be viewed and downloaded here: Minutes of the Extra-ordinary meeting held on Monday 8th August 2016

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Notice of Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting & White Horse Inn consultation feedback

The Parish Clerk has asked the website admin to post the following Agenda and supplementary information.

An Extraordinary meeting of Morcott Parish Council will be held on Monday 8 August, starting at 7pm, in the Village Hall.

The main business of the meeting is the White Horse Inn and next steps. Here is the AGENDA EXTRA-ORDINARY MEETING 8TH AUGUST 2016-2 (pdf can be viewed, downloaded and printed if you wish).

Ahead of the meeting, which is open to the public, a topline analysis of the feedback questionnaires has been carried out and the data can be accessed below, presented in 5 different tables.

There is also a Briefing Document. Click on it here: Briefing doc for MPC Meeting Agenda Items #4&5 8th August ABJ 020816

WhiteHorseExhibQuestionnaireAnalysis#1 All Q’s 250716

WhiteHorseExhibQuestionnaireAnalysis#2 Residents250716

WhiteHorseExhibQuestionnaireAnalysis#3 NamedRes 250716

WhiteHorseExhibQuestionnaireAnalysis#4 AllNamed 250716j

WhiteHorseQuestionnaireResponsesNo Names inc comments MPC 020816


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Church Sunday 31 July

All are welcome at South Luffenham church at 10am on Sunday 31 July, for the only church service that will be held in our group of parishes that day, because it is a ‘fifth Sunday’. The service will be led by our ‘new’ Priest-in-Charge the Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong.

Chris successfully completed his abseil down Peterborough Cathedral tower on 8 July. We’d like to thank all those who already sponsored him (the money is split between the Cathedral and our churches). There’s still time to donate if you wish!

The next church service in Morcott is 7 August.


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White Horse Inn: Exhibition Content now online. Still time to Comment

The Public Consultation on 12 July was very well-attended, with at least 106 people through the doors during the afternoon and evening.

David Pennell, Estates Director for Burghley and his architects Harris McCormack were there to answer questions. Members of the White Horse Working Party were in attendance, as were most members of Morcott Parish Council at some point during the day. Our County Councillor Edward Baines also came. Some lively debates were held and it was good to see so many people engaging with this important issue.

The White Horse Working Party has put all the Exhibition content online (using Dropbox) so that anyone who missed the event, or who wishes to look again at any of the information, may easily do so. Note: you do not need to have, nor to install Dropbox.

As well as all the CAD visuals of the proposed scheme, potential pub financials and ‘people may say’ statements prepared by the White Horse Working Party, there is a copy of the QUESTIONNAIRE.

Therefore if you have not already completed one, the Questionnaire may be downloaded, printed off and submitted to the Parish Clerk. The deadline for receiving completed Questionnaires is 6pm on Friday 22 July.


The White Horse Working Party has also set up a dedicated email account, which may be used for submitting additional comments:

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Public Consultation on the White Horse Inn

Tuesday 12 July, between 2pm – 8pm in Morcott Village Hall

Morcott Parish Council invites every resident to see what Burghley Estates proposes for The White Horse Inn and land adjoining the A47/A6121.  This is about:

  • A ‘new’ White Horse (completely renovated; viable)
  • A children’s playground
  • New houses

WhiteHorseInnMay2015_2Burghley Estates seeks village feedback, and support for a future planning application. This is your chance to see the proposals and comment on them.

For, Against or Don’t Care… your view is important, whether you have ever had a pint in the pub, or not.

You can drop in at any time during the afternoon/evening so that you can see the plans and ask questions.

Representatives of Burghley Estates will be in attendance. Members of the White Horse Working Party and Parish Councillors will also be there. It is hoped a representative of The Pub is The Hub can also attend for part of the day.

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Parish Council Minutes

The Parish Clerk has asked the website admin to post the Minutes of the last Parish Council meeting which was held on 1 June … I must point out that I was asked ages ago, but pressure of other things, including organising this weekend’s Open Gardens got in the way: my apologies (remember, there’s an official Parish Council website where info is posted direct by the Clerk).

Minutes are HERE in pdf form.

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