The Cheese Man – a fun night out in Morcott

Cheeseman characterThursday 30 April at 7.30pm, in the Village Hall… ‘The Cheese Man’ amuses and informs on his favourite topic.

Then comes the tasting. A glass of wine is included in your ticket price and some nibbles will also be provided.

Ian Rogerson discovered Stilton when he moved to Leicestershire and became a convert to all things cheesy.  Ian has led a colourful life, and his entertaining tales are woven into an informative talk about the cheeses he will lay out on his ‘stall’. He may even burst into song at some point, since his other love is opera!

Tickets are ready now – £10 each includes the talk, the tasting, and one glass of wine.  Available from Jane Williams on 747 157 or email (at) gmail (dot) com

We have a licensed bar for this event, so you can buy a second glass while you savour a stilton, linger over a limburger or caerphilly compare cheddars… Ian will also have some cheese available to buy (entirely optional).

Do join us for this entertaining and informative evening, which is raising funds to repair the Chancel wall in St Mary’s Church.

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Candidates for Parish Council Election

On 10 April Rutland County Council published a list of persons nominated for election as Councillors for the Parish of Morcott:

  • ALLAN, Maureen
  • DEBAR, Michael John
  • HARDING, Neil
  • JOHNSON, Andrew
  • JOYCE, David Leonard George
  • MARTIN, Patrick John
  • PRITCHARD, Graham
  • TRAYLEN, Nicholas Anthony Radclyffe
  • WHITFIELD, Martin
  • WILLIAMS, Jane

These 10 people will contest the 7 seats available on Morcott Parish Council. The election is the same date as the General Election, 7 May.

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Morcott Jumble Sale

This is on Saturday 18 April, held in Morcott Village Hall.

Doors open 2pm; there is a small admission charge and the opportunity to buy a cup of tea, but more importantly bargains galore: bric a brac and household goods, books and DVDs/CDs, shoes and handbags and kids’ toys, plus trestle-tables full of clothes for kids, gents and ladies, plus the top quality ‘harrods’ rail.

Helpers: if you have not already done so, please offer your services to Tricia Williams on 747 515 and present yourself to the Hall after 9am.  This is a fund-raiser for St Mary’s Church.

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Plant Sale Postponed

The Gardening Group has decided not to go ahead with the Plant Sale on Saturday, as the late Spring has held back our seedlings and kept us all off our gardens (until this last weekend!).  A new date will be advised as soon as possible.


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Annual Parish Meeting & White Horse Inn update

Morcott Parish Council‘s Annual Parish Meeting – open to all members of the public – is on Tuesday 14 April, starting at 7.30pm prompt.

The order of business is:

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Members’ Register and Apologies for Absence (if any)
  • Chairman’s Report on Morcott Parish Council activity 2014/15.
  • The White Horse Inn.  An invitation has been extended from Morcott Parish Council to Burghley Estates.  As of today, we believe that Mr David Pennell & Ms Sarah Mayhew will attend to outline the estate’s position on the White Horse Inn. It is also an opportunity for you to express your concerns about the future of the village pub.

The Annual Parish Meeting is also an opportunity for the electorate (that is you!) to speak on any subject relating to the village.

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Easter Sunday

The Easter Day celebration, with Holy Communion, is at St Mary-the-Virgin Church in Morcott on 5 April, starting at 11am.

The service is led by Rev Mark Battison and will incorporate a Baptism.

Everyone is very welcome on this, the most important date in the Christian calendar.

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Parish Council Election: important notice

As previously advised, this year sees the election of Parish Councillors across Rutland, including Morcott, where 7 councillors are to be elected.

Nomination papers are now available so if you are interested in standing for election, you are asked to collect papers from the Clerk Mrs Susan Awcock this Saturday 28 March, at 1 Mount Pleasant Road(white house on corner High St/Mt PleasantRd, front door on Mt Pl Rd) between 11am and 1pm.

Nomination papers may also be obtained from Samantha Ramsay, Electoral Services Officer at RCC, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HP or email her at or phone her on 01572 720 954.

PLEASE NOTE that completed nomination papers must be lodged with Rutland County Council NO LATER than 9 April 2015.

If the election is contested (ie if more than 7 eligible people lodge nomination forms by that deadline) then the poll will take place on Thursday 7 May 2015, which is also the date of the General Election.

See the attached NOTICE OF ELECTION from Rutland County Council Returning Officer.

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