Barrowden Open Gardens this weekend

Barrowden is opening 9 interesting village gardens to the public on Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June 2017.

Entry is £5: buy your ticket (and map) from the tent on the village green.

Hours are 12noon to 4.30pm on both days. Light Lunches & Teas are available. Plant Stall.

This is a fundraiser for St Peter’s Church, which is soon to tackle a major re-ordering project.

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Chater Community Choir in Uppingham

This popular choir will be entertaining people in Uppingham Parish Church on Saturday 24 June (7.30pm) in a charity concert in aid of Dove Cottage Hospice in Ridlington, and for Wildlife Works Children’s Nursery in Kenya.

The choir is now five years old and has raised almost £11,000 for local and national charities to date.

Tickets are just £5, and are available from Tracy Steward on 01780 729006, and from Jenny Clarke on 01572 821197.

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Notice re ‘The Tip’

There’s good news and bad news about ‘the Tip’ or, as it is officially known, North Luffenham Recycling Centre on the Morcott/Luffenham road.

The Parish Clerk has received notice that Cottesmore Recycling Centre is closing for two weeks 12-26 June 2017 for resurfacing work in the main yard.

During this time ‘the Tip’ will open every day 10am to 6pm, to ensure that Rutland has a seven-day-a-week amenity service. There will be extra staff on site to cope with the extra stuff coming in. That’s good news for everyone who has to wait till the weekend to take stuff to the tip.

But it could be bad news too, as this no doubt means additional traffic coming to the tip from other villages around Rutland Water. Prepare for people getting lost, then following signs for the civic amenity site along the High Street and down Willoughby Road!

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with

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Parish Council Update

The minutes of Morcott’s Annual Parish Meeting, and the Annual Parish Council meeting both held on 17 May 2017 are now up online on the Parish Council’s own website.

Here’s the link:

Please note the next meeting of Morcott Parish Council is on Wednesday 7 June 2017, at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. The Agenda has been published and includes many interesting items: Neighbourhood Plan, a possible Speed Watch Campaign, the Allotment Field group; street lighting and the White Horse.

Find the Agenda here:

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Cat Found!

The missing cat – disorientated and stressed but unhurt – has been re-united with her owner. Thank you to everyone who checked sheds etc.

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MPC: Chairman’s Report

The main feature of the recent Annual Parish Meeting was the Chairman’s Report. You can view it, or download it in PDF form: Chairmans Report May 2017 ABJ 170517

The Minutes of the full council meeting will be published on the Parish Council’s website in due course.

The next meeting of Morcott Parish Council is on 7 June 2017.

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Morcott Parish Council Annual Meetings

The Annual Parish Meeting, followed by the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 17 May 2017 in the Village Hall.

The Parish Meeting starts at 7pm and includes the Chairman’s report on the previous 12 months, and an opportunity for the public to speak. This short meeting is followed at approx 7.30pm by the Annual Parish Council Meeting.

Agendas for both meetings are posted on the Parish Council’s official website HERE

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