The Village Hall needs you! Appeal from Gardening Group

Morcott’s Gardening Group is determined to beautify the surroundings of the Village Hall. Volunteers have already started to clear the area, but one of the challenges is to lay some recycled paving slabs (which they already have) to create a pathway to the oil tank.


If you can, please ring Tricia Jones on 747851 or Amanda Banfield on 747810 ASAP to discuss.

The group then plans to blitz the site on the morning of Saturday 28 April (10am for an hour or two), adding shade-loving plants. There is a budget for this, but if you have any spare ferns, shade-tolerant geraniums, hostas, shade/damp loving grasses like the luzula family, or even alchemilla mollis, then please donate them and best of all – TURN UP ON THE DAY AND DIG!


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Church on Easter Sunday

alleluia-religious-clipart-10.jpgNotice about Easter Sunday, 1 April 2018.

Morcott has two options for those who would like to celebrate the most important day in the Christian calendar.  Set your alarm early to attend the Dawn Service in Duddington, led by the Very Rev Christopher Armstrong, which starts at 5.30am! This unique service of readings, hymns and Holy Communion will start in darkness and end in the first light of Easter Day and will be followed by a champagne breakfast.

Alternatively (or as well as?!) there will be a service of Holy Communion in Morcott Church on Easter Sunday, at our usual time of 11am. All are welcome! There will be refreshments afterwards … and no doubt a few Easter Eggs for children and adults alike! The service will be led by the Rev Helen Rayment from Ketton, since Christopher can’t be in two places at once.

PS – Pat Simmonds and volunteers will be making the church beautiful with flowers for Easter, including the ‘In Memoriam’ lilies. If you would like to help, come along from approx 9.30am on Saturday 31 March: many hands make light work and it’s a very friendly gathering.

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Roadworks in Station Road

The Parish Clerk has forwarded to me this information from RCC Highways:

The Council is planning to resurface Station Road from the junction of High Street to the last houses.

No confirmed date as yet but likely to be in April.

Works will be done under a temporary road closure notice. Access will be limited during the works.

Works should take 1 day all being well,  with lining and ironwork reinstatement to follow.

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Notice of Vacancy MPC

The Clerk has asked me to post this notice, which went up on the Parish Council’s noticeboard yesterday.  It relates to a new Vacancy on Morcott Parish Council, created by the resignation of David Joyce:  Notice of Vacancy Morcott March 2018[13176]


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Calling all Freelancers and Morcott-based businesses

The village website has a page listing the small businesses and freelancers operating in Morcott… at least, all those known to me. If you are not yet listed and would like to publicise your business or services then please send me details. There’s no charge!

The current list includes an architect, silversmith, marketing communications consultant, graphic designer, heritage plasterer and health coach – among others. There are also listings for the A47 garages, Redwings Lodge and Country Lounge.

If you think your Morcott-based business or professional service should be listed, please hit the reply button when this website post lands in your inbox. And if you’re already listed, please check I’ve linked to the correct website/facebook page, and have the right phone number for you.

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Morcott Parish Council 7 March 2018

The Parish Clerk has asked me to remind villagers that there is a meeting of Morcott Parish Council on Wednesday 7 March, starting at 7.30pm and held in the Village Hall.

The Agenda has been published on the Parish Council’s own website, and may be found HERE.

Also note that at an Extraordinary Meeting held on 21 February 2018, the Council co-opted Mrs Rachel Ellis to MPC, to fill one of the two vacancies. Congratulations Rachel!

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Gardening Group: Pruning Workshop

March’s gathering is a practical morning on Saturday 24 February, when Amanda Banfield is going to give us some tips on when and how to prune for healthy growth and good looking plants.

We’ll meet at Amanda’s at 10.30am rain or shine. If you don’t know where Amanda lives, give her a buzz on 747 810, or ask someone else in the group.

Spring is on its way: it must be, because Monty Don is on our TV screens from 9 March (hoorah!) so if  you would like to join our friendly group for sharing mutual knowledge and plants, please come along.

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