FOUND: pair of spectacles Pingle footpath

A pair of specs (pictured) have been found on the footpath that leads from the bottom of Pingle Lane down to the stream.

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If they’re yours, they are safe at The Old Post Office in School Lane, courtesy of Denise and Graham Pritchard.

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Vacancy on Parish Council

The Parish Clerk has asked the website administrator to post this notice regarding the vacancy on Morcott Parish Council.

The Notice of Vacancy Morcott Jan 16 may be downloaded in PDF format.

(The notice is dated 28 January: the website admin would like to apologise for not being able to put it online until today.)

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Gardening Group Meeting

The first meeting of 2016 is on January 13th at 7.30pm, with a talk by Mr Joe Whitehead on the garden at the Blatherwycke Estate, a private garden which we plan to visit in May.

Blatherwycke Hall was demolished in the 1940s, and the owners are now bringing the gardens back to life – including a kitchen garden, wall-trained fruit trees, herbaceous borders, seasonal beds, a parterre, wild flower meadows and arboretum.

Marlene Jones is kindly hosting the evening (Wrangdyke, Back Lane, near corner with The Cockpit).

All are welcome – perhaps you are not yet a member of our informal group. It would be helpful to let Marlene or Jane Page (747 412) know in advance if you are coming. Usual £1 donation towards refreshments.

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Morcott Boxing Day Walk

The Boxing Day Walk starts from 2 Mount Pleasant at 11am prompt, so please gather from 10.45am.

The walk that John Williams has planned covers around 4 1/2 miles on a combination of roads and field paths and may be muddy in places, depending on weather.

The walk should take about 2 hours, and is circular-ish, returning to Morcott via the Country Lounge Cafe Bar where walkers may wish to celebrate the end of the walk with a glass of something … but please remove muddy boots before entering.

The Country Lounge is serving lunch on Boxing Day, but you are advised to book in advance.

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Minutes of December Parish Council Meeting

The Minutes of the 8 December 2015 meeting of Morcott Parish Council may be viewed and/or downloaded HERE

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Christmas Eve Communion

Morcott’s candlelit service of ‘Midnight Mass’ is on Christmas Eve, Thursday 24 December, at 10pm (note time).

We are again fortunate to welcome the Rev Dr James Saunders, Chaplain at Uppingham School, who will administer Holy Communion to all who would like to receive it.

The main path from the corner of Church Lane with High Street, and the steps up from School Lane will both be lit.

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Morcott Carol Service 11am Sunday 20th

Morcott’s annual Carols at the Crib service is this Sunday 20 December, at 11am in Church.

It is a short family-friendly service with much-loved carols and lessons, during which the children will help to complete our Nativity scene. Please do come, and stay for refreshments after.

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