Morcott Harvest Festival 1 October

This year’s Harvest Festival in Morcott is Sunday 1 October 2017. The family-friendly short service starts in St Mary’s Church at 11am and all are very welcome.

Instead of holding an auction of harvest gifts – eg bags of apples – after the lunch, we invite you to donate non-perishables of all sorts that we will send to the local Food Bank.

At 12.30 we’ll enjoy a Bring & Share Lunch in the Village Hall. Full details on the leaflet – just click on the PDF below: contact Jane Williams on 747 157 if you’d like to come.


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Quiz Night this Saturday: reminder

Just a reminder that the Village Hall fundraising team is organising a Quiz Night this Saturday. Alison Johnson is trying to finalise numbers (for table arrangements and nibbles) so if you would like to come, please call her ASAP on 747 381. Tickets £7.50 each, BYO drinks, make up a team or come and join one on the night.

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Apples: what will you do with yours?!

Morcott is almost knee deep in this year’s apple harvest.

The Mitchell family will be pressing their apples again this year, and would be willing to lend their kit (and a bit of advice) to anyone else who has a glut and would like to make apple juice or even cider (for home consumption only of course). Please contact Piers and Tejal on 748 744 if you are interested.

AND if anyone else in the village has an apple press that they would be happy to lend, or even to hold an apple-juicing-party, please contact the website admin to publicise.


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Quiz Night 23 September

As the autumn nights draw in, the ever popular Morcott Quiz Night makes a welcome return to the Village Hall on Saturday 23 September 2017 at 7.30pm.

It promises to be a very entertaining evening with lots of different question rounds to challenge and entertain you – with the bonus of brilliant large screen images from the Village Hall digital projector. A friendly, competitive and fun night out right on your doorstep.

  • Prizes to be won
  • PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS as there is no licensed bar at this event
  • Light nibbles provided during a short interval at half time
  • Raffle
  • All proceeds from the evening go towards the upkeep and maintenance of Morcott Village Hall

TICKETS £7.50 each; contact Alison Johnson on 747 381 or email alisonejohnson (at) aol (dot) com

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Parish Council Meeting Wednesday

Morcott Parish Council meets this Wednesday 13 September 2017, at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

My apologies for late posting of this notice, which has been up in the Bus Shelter and on the Parish Council’s own website since last week.

Among items on a long agenda are the result of the recent Village Poll, the Neighbourhood Plan initial meeting, and the Allotment Field. The public is invited to attend the meeting. The full agenda is below, in PDF form.

Agenda MPC Meeting 13th September 20170905[8988]

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Ride & Stride Saturday

Saturday 9 Sep 2017 is Ride & Stride day. Three villagers (that I know of) are walking or cycling around as many Rutland Churches as possible to raise money for Rutland Historic Churches Trust, and for their ‘home’ church.

We wish John Williams, Gwen Joyce and Sacha Chislett lots of luck. If you haven’t already sponsored them, please do so!

Our Priest-in-Charge Chris Armstrong is doing his bit too: cycling between all the churches under his care. There is a sponsor sheet in Morcott church for Chris.

Thanks to the volunteers who are manning Morcott church bewteen 10am to 6pm to act as recorders for all the riders and striders from across Rutland.

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Result of Village Poll

Rutland County Council has posted the result of yesterday’s Village Poll (7 Sept 2017)

It is here in PDF form: Notice of Results – Morcott Parish Poll

The summary is:

TURNOUT 58%; 165 votes were cast, but 1 was rejected (ie spoiled) so 164 votes counted.

94 votes YES to the proposal (which I calculate to be 57.32%)

70 votes NO to the proposal (which I calculate to be 42.68%)

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