Remembrance Sunday in Morcott

This year’s Remembrance Sunday service is this Sunday 10 November 2019, in St Mary the Virgin church. It starts at 10.55am, hopeful of coinciding with the national silence at 11am.

The special service (no communion) is led by our ordinand (priest in training) Simon Aley with the participation of the churchwardens (Eric on his trumpet) and a serving member of the armed forces. As usual, the list of Morcott’s fallen from two world wars will be read out.

The collection will be sent to the Royal British Legion to support its work.

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Christmas Card Workshop

Morcott artist Tina Firkins is holding a Christmas card workshop on Friday 15 November 2019. This is using the lino-cut print technique, and participants will create a design and with Tina’s help, print cards.  The venue is Tina’s home studio, on the High St.

The full details of the event (and online booking) are here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-card-lino-cut-workshop-tickets-79217077411

Briefly, timings are 9.30am-3.30pm, coffee & cake included: bring your own lunch. The cost is £60.

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Update: St George’s Barracks development

You may have heard that RCC’s application for £29.4m Infrastructure funding for St George’s Barracks ‘new town’ has been successful.

Morcott Parish Council would now like to alert villagers to the fact that there is a meeting of the Scrutiny Committee at Rutland County Council this Thursday 7 November 2019 at 19.30 at County Hall, Oakham.  The Corporate Plan (including St George’s Barracks) is on the agenda.

The Chairman says: If you are interested in the proposals for the development of St George’s Barracks, Edith Weston for the proposed 2315 homes and a Business Park, then you may wish to attend.

The Scrutiny Committee will be looking into the Corporate Plan proposed by the County Council where it would seem that the proposals are presented as being a “fait accompli” and if you are at all concerned at this approach by your County Council then attendance at this public meeting will provide you with further information and indicate your support – or otherwise – for the proposals.

Click on the CORPORATE PLAN for the paperwork relating to this.

If you have questions, please get in touch with Andrew Johnson, Chairman Morcott Parish Council.

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Christmas Wreath workshop

There is a festive wreath workshop in Morcott Village Hall on Thursday 21 November 2019. It will be run by Rutland florist Amanda Steele and starts at 6.45pm. The cost is £45.

This is organised by Bex Martin, who needs to finalise numbers this weekend so if you would like to join the 10 people already booked, please get in touch with her at bexmartin74@icloud.com by Friday 8 November.

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Bulb planting displaced by Rugby

The Gardening Group’s village bulb planting planned for Sat 10am (this morning) has been moved to NEXT Saturday 9 November 2019, starting 10am, so all gardeners can watch the final.

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Bonfire Night: invitation from Barrowden

Barrowden is inviting Morcott to join its annual display. This year it is on Saturday 2 November 2019, with the gates open at 6pm, the bonfire lit at 6.15pm and the fireworks let off at 7pm.

It’s at the Recreation/Cricket ground, and entry is by donation into the bucket on every gate. There will be hot dogs, burgers, soft drinks and mulled wine available to buy.

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Get involved in St George’s Barracks plans?

St GEORGE’S BARRACKS SITE DEVELOPMENT – BECOME INVOLVED IN THIS VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR MORCOTT & RUTLAND

RCC and the St. George’s Barracks Advisory Group, through Morcott Parish Council, are calling for residents of Morcott to come forward to join one of the following sub-groups to help shape the future of the proposed St George’s development. The persons applying should have proven expertise in one of the the group subject areas.

Employment & Training Sub-Group; Design and Layout Sub-Group; Highways and Transportation Sub-Group

If you are interested in becoming involved please apply in writing to the Morcott Parish Clerk (clerk@morcottparishcouncil.org.uk) identifying the sub-group you would like join and brief details of your particular expertise. Details of suitable candidates will be forwarded to R.C.C. Further details of the Sub-Groups can be found on the St George’s website.

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