Village Poll Notice

There IS going to be a Village Poll (referendum) on the question of Burghley Estate’s proposals for the White Horse Inn and overall site.  It will be held on Thursday 7 September 2017.

The Parish Clerk has asked the website admin to post this formal notice from Rutland County Council.  For ease of access, I’m putting it in full, and (at the bottom) as a pdf for anyone who wishes to download and print off.

NOTICE OF POLL: Parish of Morcott

At a Parish Meeting for Morcott, held on 26 July 2017, a poll was demanded on the following question, namely:

Do you support the current linked proposals by Burghley Estates to build houses on the Paddock including the refurbishment of the White Horse Inn?

Notice is hereby given that:

A poll on the said question will be taken on Thursday 7 September 2017, between the hours of 4pm and 9pm.

The name and address of the proposer of the question in respect of which the poll is taken is as follows :-

PROPOSER Andrew Johnson The Old Rectory, High Street, Morcott, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 9DN

The situation of the Polling Station and the description of the persons entitled to vote thereat are as follows:

 Situation of Polling Station Polling Station No Description of Persons entitled to vote: All Local Government Electors on the current Register of Electors for the Parish of Morcott
Morcott Village Hall Station Road, Morcott, Oakham, Rutland LE15 9DX 23 MAE 1-283

The legislation does not provide for Poll Cards, Postal or Proxy Voting at a Parish Poll.

Helen Briggs

Dated: 15 August 2017

Returning Officer

Printed and Published by the Returning Officer, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP

Here is PDF : Notice of Poll – Morcott[8074]

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Notice of Uncontested Election

The Parish Clerk has asked for this notice about Morcott Parish Council Election to be posted.

There was only one valid nomination as at the deadline today (4pm Thursday 10 August 2017) and so Mo Holley is duly elected. Congratulations Mo!

Notice of Uncontested Election

No doubt the village is now keen to hear about the requested Referendum/Village Poll.

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Minutes of Parish Meeting 26/7/17

The Parish Clerk has asked for the minutes of the two recent meetings to be posted online, as well as on the Parish Council’s own website, and MPC’s noticeboard in the bus shelter.

MINUTES OF THE PARISH MEETING WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY 2017

26th JULY 2017 EXTRAORDINARY MEETINGMORCOTTPARISHCOUNCIL

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Notice of Parish Council Election

This Notice of Election was published yesterday (2 August 2017) by Rutland County Council. It is up on the Parish Council’s own website at http://www.morcottparishcouncil.org.uk/

 

Anyone wanting to stand for Election to Morcott Parish Council has until 4pm on Thursday 10 August 2017 to submit a Nomination paper. Nomination packs are now available from RCC, at their Catmose offices in Oakham (weekdays 10am-4pm).

The Election – if it is contested, ie if more than one Nomination is submitted – will take place on Thursday 7 September 2017.

For full details of the Election, process and how to register to vote, click on the PDF to read and download : Notice of Election – Morcott August 2017[7849]

The website admin has to date seen no formal notification regarding any referendum/village poll.

UDPATE/CLARIFICATION FROM THE PARISH CLERK ON 4 AUGUST:

Why are we having an election? Because 10 residents of Morcott called for an election to fill the ‘casual vacancy’ on Morcott Parish Council created when Jane Williams resigned.

The names of those nominated will not be published until after the closing date (which is 10 August).

The cost for holding an election has been estimated by Rutland County Council as between £2000 and £2500. This will be paid out of Morcott Parish Council funds. (SA)

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Parish Council Meeting

IMMEDIATELY AFTER the Parish Meeting on Wednesday, there will be an special Parish Council Meeting. Here is the Agenda.

NOTICE – Extra-ordinary meeting of Morcott Parish Council at 8.00 p.m. or upon rising of the Parish Meeting on Wednesday 26th July 2017 in Morcott Village Hall.

Below is an agenda of items for discussion:
Yours faithfully – Cllr Andrew Johnson, Chairman

1. Attendance Register
2. Apologies for absence
3. Declarations of interests and requests for dispensation
4. To consider the outcome of the Parish Meeting preceding this meeting and consider appropriate resolutions on the following:
a. Holding a referendum (Village Poll) on the subject of the White Horse Inn and associated development on the Paddock;
b. The timing of a Village Poll & whether it should be held at the same time as the casual vacancy election;
c. The final wording for the Village Poll, subject to agreement by Helen Briggs, Returning Officer, Rutland County Council;
d. The funding of the Village Poll from Parish Council funds.

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Parish Meeting 26 July 2017 – important notice

A Parish Meeting is being called for Wednesday 26 July 2017. The formal Notice is reproduced here in full (it is also on the Parish Council’s website, and on the Parish Council noticeboard in the bus shelter).

This is about the White Horse Inn, which is an important issue, and deserves everyone’s attention. (Note also that an election has been called in order to fill the vacancy on the Parish Council.)  PLEASE ATTEND!

MORCOTT PARISH COUNCIL
1, Mount Pleasant Road, Morcott, Oakham, Rutland. LE15 9DP
Tel: 01572 747 360 Email: clerk@morcottparishcouncil.org.uk
Website: http://www.morcott.leicestershireparishcouncils.org

TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE ELECTORATE OF THE VILLAGE OF MORCOTT
THE CHAIRMAN OF MORCOTT PARISH COUNCIL IS CALLING A PARISH MEETING
AT 7.00pm on Wednesday 26th July 2017 in Morcott Village Hall
TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
1. WHETHER TO HOLD A REFERENDUM (VILLAGE POLL) TO ESTABLISH THE OPINION OF THE ELECTORATE ON THE PROPOSAL, BY BURGHLEY ESTATES, TO REFURBISH THE WHITE HORSE INN AND DEVELOP HOUSES ON THE PADDOCK.
Note: At least 10 Nominees from the electorate in favour of a poll are required for RCC to consider this proposal.
2. THE QUESTION TO BE POSED IN THE VILLAGE POLL AND THE WORDING ON VOTING SLIPS, SHOULD A POLL TAKE PLACE.
Note: The wording proposed is subject to the approval of Morcott Parish Council and the Returning Officer, Rutland County Council.
IF APPROVED BY RCC IT IS INTENDED THAT THE VILLAGE POLL TAKES PLACE ON THE SAME DAY AS THE ELECTION OF A PARISH COUNCILLOR TO FILL THE CASUAL VACANCY. FOR THIS ELECTION TO TAKE PLACE AT LEAST TWO VALID CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO BE NOMINATED.
VOTING IN THE VILLAGE POLL WILL BE RESTRICTED TO BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 4PM AND 9PM ON THE DAY OF THE ELECTION WITH NO FACILITY FOR POSTAL OR PROXY VOTES.
Yours faithfully,
Cllr Andrew Johnson, chairman
17th July 2017

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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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