Jumble Sale Saturday 22 April 2017

The Spring Church Jumble Sale is this Saturday in the Village Hall. Doors open 2pm (small entrance charge). Tea & biscuits available.

If you have wearable old clothes, household linens, toys, shoes, handbags, books, CDs, DVDs and bric a brac to donate, please drop off between 9.30-12noon.  (Please: no VHS videos or cassette tapes or perishable goods!)

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Neighbourhood Plan Briefing Tuesday 18 April 2017

A reminder that a Briefing about a possible Neighbourhood Plan for Morcott is being held at 8pm Tuesday 18 April 2017 in the Village Hall.

Come and find out what a Neighbourhood Plan could mean for Morcott. It will be a short and informative meeting.

Colin Dunigan, Rutland County Council Planning Officer who provides support to communities developing Neighbourhood Plans, will attend. He will outline the benefits, tell us what is involved, and how he can help us through the process.

Further information from the Parish Clerk: clerk@morcottparishcouncil.org or 747 360.

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Easter Church Services 2017

TONIGHT 7.30pm 13 April 2017: Morcott hosts a special service for MAUNDY THURSDAY, commemorating Christ’s last supper with the disciples. The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong will wash the feet of 12 members of the congregation. Holy Communion.

MORCOTT’S EASTER DAY SERVICE is at 11am: Holy Communion. All are very welcome to celebrate the most important day in the Church calendar. The service is led by The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong.

Other churches in our benefice are hosting additional Easter services. Good Friday in Barrowden, and alternative times on Easter Day in Barrowden, Tixover and South Luffenham. Full details on the Welland Fosse Churches website.

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Church Flower Fund Coffee Morning

Pat Simmonds is organising a Coffee Morning in aid of the Church Flower Fund. This pays for the flowers arranged at Easter, Harvest and Christmas and for oasis used throughout the year.

The date is Thursday 6 April 2017, at 10.30am and the venue is the Village Hall. There will be a flower demonstration, a bring&buy stall, a raffle and of course cofee and biscuits. The Easter Lily list will be available, and Pat will also be looking for volunteers for the Church Flower Rota.

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Allotment Field: Community use?

Jane Willis and Amanda Gallie have distributed a leaflet around the village, about the Allotment Field, which is owned by Morcott Parish Council.

The previous tenant of the field has not renewed the arrangement for renting it, and so MPC is reviewing the field’s future use.

Jane and Amanda would like to see the field used for the overall benefit of the community, perhaps providing family recreation space, a wildlife-friendly environment, and a circular walk. If you are interested in this, they want to hear from you!

Contact Jane on 747 232, or Amanda on 747 083 before 14 April 2017.

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Anyone for Tennis?

Bob Chidgey is a member of Uppingham Community Tennis Club, and he’s inviting anyone in Morcott who is interested in tennis to the Club’s Open Day this Saturday 2 April 2017.

The Club’s home is Uppingham Community College, and the Open Day starts at 9.30am.

There’s an Adults & Cardio Session at 9.30am, followed by Juniors, Families & Minis tennis at 11am.  There is free coaching for Juniors, competitions, prizes and a warm welcome from a friendly club.

The Open Day co-ordinator is Rob Lewin, who can be contacted on 07902 243405. Or have a chat with Bob Chidgey on 747 203.

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Allotment Field Notice

The Parish Clerk has asked for the following advertisement to be posted:

Morcott Parish Council

TO LET: A GRASS PADDOCK EXTENDING TO APPROXIMATEY 1.72ha

Whilst it is envisaged that the field will be let primarily for mowing and/or grazing other propositions will be considered.

Please contact the Parish Clerk, Mrs Susan Awcock, tel: 01572 747360, email clerk@morcottparishcouncil.org.uk for information and an application form.

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