Parish Council Minutes Dec 2017


The Parish Clerk would like me to remind villagers that the Minutes (and reports) from Morcott Parish Council’s meeting on 6 December 2017 are available to view/download from the official website, here:

And a reminder that we have TWO vacancies to fill on Morcott Parish Council, which the Council will endeavour to do through a Co-option process. If you would like to serve our community by giving your time and talents to the Council, and if you meet the criteria (mainly technical to do with residency) please express your interest IN WRITING to the Parish Clerk by 5pm on Saturday 20 January 2018. Her email is

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Christmas at St Mary’s Church

Villagers and visitors alike are warmly invited to Morcott’s Christmas services 2017. The first one is tomorrow (yes, sorry, a bit late posting!) when we have our family-friendly morning Carol Service.

Carols at the Crib – 11am Sunday 17 December

Readings and favourite Carols, and the blessing of the Crib. All welcome, especially children. Please stay for refreshments after.

Christmas Eve Mass – 10pm Sunday 24 December

Carols by Candlelight. Holy Communion will be offered.


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Parish Council Meeting 6 December 2017

The Parish Clerk has asked me to post the Agenda for the next meeting of Morcott Parish Council which is on Wednesday 6 December 2017, in the Village Hall.

It’s below in PDF form, and also of course on the Parish Council’s own official site.


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Festive Quiz Night 8 December

Morcott Village Hall Fund Raising team invites you to a bumper seasonal Quiz Night at 7.30pm Friday 8 December 2017.

xmasquizThis Christmas Quiz Night Special includes all the following:

  • Welcome glass of Mulled Wine
  • Christmas Quiz
  • Delicious Christmas Snacks at the interval
  • Quiz Prizes
  • Christmas Carols/Songs
  • Christmas Jumper Competition – the best wins a prize!
  • Coffee/Tea to finish

Tickets: only £10 each for all this! 

Additional glasses of Mulled Wine will be available to buy, or please bring your own drinks. There will also be a Christmas Raffle.

For tickets, contact Alison Johnson (tel 747 381) or email alisonejohnson (at) aol (dot) com, ideally by Saturday 2 December 2017.

Proceeds to Morcott Village Hall funds.

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Another Vacancy on Parish Council

The Parish Clerk has asked me to post this information, following Martin Whitfield’s resignation from Parish Council. Click on the link to open RCC’s formal notice in PDF form.

Notice of vacancy – Morcott – Martin Whitfield – November 2017[10725]

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Advent Sunday Invitation

The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong and the church team in Morcott invite all villagers to a special Advent Sunday service in St Mary’s Church on Sunday 3 December 2017 at 4pm.

Free Clipart Advent 02Before Christmas comes the season of Advent: the word derives from the latin ‘to come’ and this service explores the themes of waiting and hoping, and of dark and light, through the words of RS Thomas, TS Eliot and the Bible, with hymns and prayers.

We promise a warm church, mulled wine and mince pies!

PS: our usual service of Holy Communion is at 11am the same day.

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Congratulations John!

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!

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