Parish Council News

Planning Application 2021/0365/MAF – Still Able to Comment

Lowlands Farm Barrowden Lane South Luffenham Rutland LE15 8NH

Retrospective application for the extension to the menage, hard surfacing of the parking area, landscaping bund and the continued use of the cross-country training area. Proposed balancing pond.

As you may or may not know this retrospective planning application has now been approved. However, did you know you are still able to log comments for this application for up to 2 months after it has been approved. Please see here for details on the application and the section where you can log your comments:

2021/0365/MAF | Retrospective application for the extension to the menage, hard surfacing of the parking area, landscaping bund and the continued use of the cross-country training area. Proposed balancing pond. | Lowlands Farm Barrowden Lane South Luffenham Rutland LE15 8NH

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup 17 September 2021

Neighbour of the Year Award 2021

Neighbour of the Year Award 2021 | Co-op Insurance (coop.co.uk)

ConnectBus- New booking App

Lincolnshire County Council would like to share some IT development news about the CallConnect services in the Bourne, Stamford, Rutland and Peterborough area.

In 2020 they launched the trial of a new App that allows passengers a new way of booking, tracking and accessing the CallConnect bus service in the Gainsborough area. This App has proved successful and popular.

As the transport App software industry is developing rapidly and they want to be able to contrast and compare new and different apps for their successful and important DRT services so they are pleased to announce a new app – CONNECTBUS – exclusively for passengers in the Bourne, Stamford, Rutland and Peterborough areas

The ConnectBus is a refresh of the CallConnect bus brand to help launch this new app. The ConnectBus app is free and easy to use, passengers simply register on the app and are ready to go!  The App and service go live on 15th September and bookings will be available from the 22nd September, 2021.

                                                                                                                                                            Letters have been sent to current customers and their dedicated staff have been trained in responding to queries and are ready to give help. If passengers prefer to make bookings by phone, that is still available by calling 0345 263 8153.

There is a dedicated webpages on our Lincsbus website  -visit our website www.lincsbus.info/connectbus

If you would like to register to use the ConnectBus App either download the App from Google Play or Apple Store or call the friendly booking team on 0345 263 8153.

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here
Neighbourhood Watch September Newsletter
The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here
Traffic Disturbance Notifications from RCC between 06.09.21 – 27.09.21
Rural Crime – Police Notice

Unfortunately we have seen a sharp rise recently in crimes being committed in our rural areas, including rural thefts and burglary other than dwellings.

The offenders are targeting remote locations, looking to break into outbuildings, isolated business premises, as well as targeting diggers, tractors and other plant machinery.

We believe that the primary suspects may be scouting farms and other rural businesses during daylight before returning after dark, therefore please make sure you are reporting information to us.

Investigations are still ongoing with our CID (Criminal Investigation Department), and officers are conducting extra patrols in rural locations all over Melton and Rutland, during the night and daytime.

Please consider reviewing your security and our online crime prevention advice online via the link below:

https://www.leics.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/

If you see anything out of the ordinary, anything suspicious or that doesn’t feel right, day or night, especially vehicles and any details about that specific vehicle, such as the registrations- then please report it to the Police by calling 101. No matter how small it might seem, it might be vital information that could help us with our investigations.

Please do not hesitate to phone 999 if suspects are on scene, or in any emergency.

If it is not an emergency, you can also provide information to us online via our website:

http://www.leics.police.uk

Thankfully, these types of crimes are rare in Melton and Rutland. Please help us to keep it that way through reporting crimes, reporting suspicious activity and reviewing your security – thank you.

Thank you for your on-going support.

PCSO 6142 Olivia DUTTON
Melton and Rutland.

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here
A roundup of information from Rutland County Council from the 20th August can be seen here
Age UK August 2021 Newsletter
HEALTHCARE IN RUTLAND – A MESSAGE FROM RUTLAND HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE POLICY CONSORTIUM
 

Dear Colleague

As announced earlier this year Andy Williams, Chief Executive of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups (LLR CCGs) encouraged Rutland to take the initiative in developing a Health Plan for the County. The attached letter brings to your attention information about the imminent publication of that Plan.

 

Kind Regards

Kathy Reynolds

On behalf of Rutland Health & Social Care Policy Consortium

TEN Key Points Aug21

A roundup of information from Rutland County Council from the 13th August can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 13 August 2021

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 6 August 2021

Road Closure, Morcott Road, North Luffenham 16th August

TRO-21-96 Morcott Road, North Luffenham

The August Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter is now available here

Aug 2021 OUR NEWS.pdf (ourwatch.org.uk)

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 30 July 2021

Road Closure, Pinfold Lane, South Luffenham, 4th August 2021

TRO-21-91 Pinfold Lane, South Luffenham

Road Closure, Back Lane, South Luffenham 2nd August 2021

TRO-21-63 Back Lane, South Luffenham

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 23 July 2021

210722 – Building Beautiful Places – Factsheet

Road Closure on Pinfold Lane, South Luffenham 23rd August 2021

TRO-21-75 Pinfold Lane, South Luffenham

Why has there been delayed bin collections lately?

County Councillor Gale Waller contacted RCC to ask this very question and the response she received is below

“The delays that we are experiencing are due to ongoing issues with staff shortages, vehicle breakdowns (plus the associated shortage of vehicle fitters to carry out maintenance and repairs) and increased amounts of waste and recycling. We are working with Biffa to find solutions to these issues, however there is no quick fix and the disruption is likely to continue for some time. The Road Haulage Association has described the HGV driver shortage was of “catastrophic proportions”. The national driver shortfall is estimated at 70,000. The recruitment of drivers and collection crews is especially difficult in Rutland due to our remote and rural nature.  Biffa have invested in a vehicle refurbishment and replacement programme and are also setting up their own driver training centre. Biffa are actively recruiting staff but unfortunately a number of recent recruits have decided the role is not for them because of the levels of concentration needed when driving on tight roads all day long and the physically demanding nature of the job.  We are not alone with the problems that we are experiencing, it’s a nationwide issue and many councils around the country have already suspended collections in order to prioritise general waste and recycling.”

Temporary Road Closure, Station Road, South Luffenham 21st August 2021

TRO-21-45 Station Road, South Luffenham

Covid Newsletter from County Councillor Gale Waller

Covid newsletter19.07.21

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 16 July 2021

Please find attached a Notice and accompanying plan in respect of the Temporary Road Closure in the above areas in Rutland which will come into effect from 09:00 to 15:00 on 12/07/2021 and from 26/07/2021 to 30/07/2021.

TRO-21-62 Uppingham Road, Caldecott

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 9 July 2021

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 2 July 2021

Communications toolkit for stakeholders_Future Rutland stage 2

Have your say on the grass cutting issues the village is cutting experiencing

Dear Residents of South Luffenham
As I am sure most of you are aware the village has been experiencing issues with the grass cutting etc since starting the new contract with Biffa recently. As a Parish Council we would therefore like to give everyone an opportunity to share their comments, suggestions, complaints with us about this as a way to hopefully rectify any ongoing issues/problems. We are therefore asking you to submit these to the Clerk, Victoria Webster at clerk@southluffenham.org by 9pm on Tuesday 6th July 2021. We will then consider each comments/suggestion/complaint received and provide responses at the Parish Council meeting on the 14th July 2021. Please note however that the agenda item to convey these responses will not be an opportunity for discussion which is why we are asking for your comments/suggestions/complaints prior to the meeting to enable the agenda item to be dealt with swiftly and efficiently.
We look forward to receiving your emails.

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 25 June 2021

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 18 June 2021

Temporary Road Closure, Cutting Lane, South Luffenham. Please see below for full details

TRO-21-56 Cutting Lane, South Luffenham

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 11 June 2021

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 4 June 2021

Road Works Information in Rutland

TRO-21-15 Main Street, Greetham

TRO-21-16 Exton Lane, Burley

TRO-21-17 Oakham Road, Whitwell

TRO-21-22 Great Casterton Road, Ryhall

TRO-21-23 Leicester Road and Wardley Hill, Belton, Wardley and Ayston

TRO-21-24 Barrowden Road, Morcott

TRO-21-25 Ayston Road, Uppingham

Bus Service Information

As you are aware, many national lockdown restrictions have eased as of Monday 17th May. As a result, over the next few weeks bus companies will be monitoring passenger numbers and timetables carefully throughout Lincolnshire in order to update/ change their timetables with the demand of services.

Lincolnshire County Council won’t be updating physical roadside information at stops on the boards until September when services may have settled and we have a better understanding of passenger numbers and how services are affected (the majority of bus stops have a QR code which links to the real-time bus information for that stop). Currently bus operators can change bus service times with just 72 hours’ notice and many are trying to understand service level needs.

Our advice is to keep checking https://lincsbus.info/ for all updates on services, but also local operators websites as many will keep their service information up to date.

Please see link below for a list of recent service updates in May throughout Lincolnshire, some may not apply to you.

https://lincsbus.info/bus-services/lincs-bus-updates/

We hope you are enjoying getting out and about again and spending quality time with Family and friends. We will keep you updated as much as possible through these sites of bus service changes.

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 28 May 2021

The Parish Council has two Councillor vacancies. Please see the poster below for further details

June Vacancies

FREE Bus Travel from Monday 31st May to Saturday 5th June 2021

GET FREE BUS TRAVEL INFORMATION

Road Closure Notification – Barrowden Road, Morcott – Please see below for full details

Barrowden Road, Morcott

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 21 May 2021

Armed Forces Staff & NHS Mental Health Resources

Please see the below document for full details.

COVID-19-AF-briefing_14-May-2021_ISSUE

Kicks Football Programme

Check out this amazing local opportunity!

Leicester City Football Club are kindly funding a FREE course of Football for 11-16 year olds.

VENUE: Uppingham Community College
DAY: Tuesdays
TIME: 18:00-19:00
W/C: 01 June – 06 July

If you would like to show interest, then please email Dylan on DYLAN.MISTRY@LCFC.CO.UK.

Protect Your Pooch – A New Dog Theft Campaign Launched By Neighbourhood Watch

In response to the increased fear of pet theft, Neighbourhood Watch has launched our PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign.

The campaign will run on social media from 17th – 30th May but those who do not use social media can support the campaign by displaying this poster in their community, or attending our online Dog Theft webinar on the 27th May at 5pm.  The webinar will be led by Neighbourhood Watch Network with speakers from the Met Police and Crimestoppers, as well as special guest speaker Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex. To book your place, click here.

The PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign encourages people to keep their pets SECURE, IN SIGHT and SEARCHABLE, and to HELP MAKE PET THEFT A SPECIFIC CRIMINAL OFFENCE.  The Met Police and Crimestoppers are backing our SECURE, IN SIGHT and SEARCHABLE message.  More information on the campaign can be found on www.ourwatch.org.uk/protectyourpooch.

You can support the campaign by acting on our advice and sharing our messages in the following ways:

  1. Follow us on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn and share our campaign posts
  2. Print this poster and display it in your community
  3. Share this campaign image on your local Whatsapp groups
  4. Help make pet theft a specific criminal offence by signing a petition or writing to your MP. Find out more on www.ourwatch.org.uk/protectyourpooch
  5. Attend our online Dog Theft webinar on 27th May, 5pm. Book your place here.

About guest speaker Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex
Katy Bourne is in her third term as Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Sussex. She was first elected in 2012, re-elected in 2016 and again in 2021.  The PCC’s role is to hold the Chief Constable to account for the performance of the Force; effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.

Katy is responsible for setting the strategic direction and priorities for Sussex Police through the Police & Crime Plan. This includes setting the police budget and local police precept – the amount residents pay for policing in their council tax. She also has a statutory duty to deliver community safety initiatives including Restorative Justice and crime reduction grants, along with commissioning support services for victims of crime.

Her genuine passion and commitment to making a difference has won her praise from successive Home Secretaries and Prime Ministers and in June 2019 she was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

For anybody who wishes to have a PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign pack, please email Deborah.waller@ourwatch.org.uk.

Keep safe,
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 14 May 2021

Neighbourhood Watch May Newsletter

75387_May_2021_OUR_NEWS

Temporary Road Closure, Barrowden Lane, South Luffenham

TRO-21-07 Barrowden Lane, South Luffenham

A road closure is scheduled as above which will impact on the Centrebus service 12 through the village.  The bus will follow a diversion route doubling back between Morcott and Barrowden to get to and from South Luffenham which may add a few minutes onto the journey time.

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 7 May 2021

Rutland South Crime report for April 2020

6th – Braunston in Rutland – 2 wrought iron gates stolen from field.

6th  -South Luffenham  – secure compound breached and 3 x Catalytic convertor stolen from vehicles

8th – Edith Weston – site entered and 2 x theft of outboard motors stolen.

10th  – Empingham  – gates to rural park damaged after vehicles are locked in After dusk.

11th-20th  -Edith Weston  – Graffiti to 3 walls on unused airfield

21st – Tinwell – Trailer and 2 Pony traps stolen from outside barn

23rd  – Edith Weston  – Cement mixer stolen from trailer parked on roadside.

27th   – Gretton Rd Lyddington – Unknown suspects have taken all 4 doors off land rover defender vehicle.

27th – A47 roadside café has locked cage forced and 3 x gas bottles stolen.

As part of our ongoing drive to reduce demand did you know that you can report a “NONE EMERGENCY” crime and find lots of useful information on our new improved web site. www.leics.police.uk

Current local priorities: 

Theft of catalytic convertors (part of the exhaust system) from certain makes of cars are on the increase due to the increase in the precious metals they contain. Thieves can jack the vehicle up and cut them off in a couple of minutes. They cost hundreds of pounds to replace and will leave you with a heavy expensive bill or excess insurance claim. Marking the catalytic convertor de-value’s it to thieves and makes it more difficult to sell on. Information on the Retainagroup Self-Etching Labels can be found here. (This is just an example other companies are available)

https://www.retainagroup.com/metal-marking.html

Advice:

. TOP TIP – many car dealerships sell locking devices that cover the catalytic convertor to make it time consuming for thieves to steal it. Check with your dealership for more info.

. Wherever possible, park your vehicle in a locked garage, as close to your home as possible or in a parking spot overlooked by neighbours. Avoid parking your vehicle half on the pavement and half on the road, as this makes it easier for thieves to access the catalytic convertor.

. If parking in a carpark, always park alongside other cars and drive into the space as the catalytic convertor is positioned to the front of your vehicle. This will make it harder for thieves to get close enough to steal it. If possible use car parks that are accredited with CCTV.

. Consider installing alarms that activate if the vehicle is lifted or tilted.

As for other vehicle crime, please continue to remove all property – remember ’if you leave it on show it will go’. Look to park your vehicle in a well-lit area, look to manoeuvre your van to make it difficult to open any side or rear doors. Please remember when you park up the perpetrators could be watching you, so remove your valuables out of site prior to arrival. 

Along with this the joint Rutland North and Rutland South priority will remain as Rural Crime in relation to Burglaries, car crime and theft from farms. We like to remind you the usual MO is entry via forcing rear garden doors or windows as these areas are isolated and out of sight. Please make sure all doors are locked whether you’re in or not, windows are locked and secure and look at your security measures on any lockups, garages, sheds or outbuilding. If you can make it difficult for anyone to get into the rear garden even better as this is the preferred point of entry for burglars. Preferred items for them to steal is Jewellery and cash so please keep these safe.

 A6003 closed at Manton Bridge.

We are aware of the increased traffic through the back roads of Ayston, Ridlington and Brooke along with Manton and Edith Weston that is a concern to residents. Officers are patrolling these areas more and we are talking with RCC and Rail Track as issues arise.

 We continue to run a vehicle enforcement campaign throughout Rutland for speed and anti-social driving/riding and have been out in villages and towns with the speed laser gun and have reported a number of drivers.

 We will continue to work closely with the local residents and will alert you as soon as crime is reported and ask that if anything suspicious is seen to report through either 999 or 101.

Parish Meeting: If any parishes would like the beat team to join in any virtual monthly meeting you are holding please let me know.

Our next beat surgery As soon as lockdown is finished we will update you.

 We are promoting neighbour Link and would like you or anyone you know to sign up for it.

Neighbourhood Link is a free email messaging service from Leicestershire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other partner organisations, providing news and updates on policing matters that are relevant to you.

Sign up and receive email alerts about policing activity and initiatives in your local area as well as crime prevention advice and information. You will also have the opportunity to reply directly to your neighbourhood team and provide feedback via surveyswhere the information you provide is used to set our priorities for the forthcoming month.

https://www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk/#signup-section

 If you see a crime taking place or something suspicious please call 999 noting as much detail as possible including time, location, descriptions, direction of travel from the scene, make and model of any vehicles and if possible any registrations. For any non-emergency incidents or to pass any intelligence call 101 (call costs 15p for entire call) or you can email your local Police officer Pc 2113 Pete Icke on Peter.icke@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk

Please also visit the force website www.leics.police.uk for more information on what’s going on in your area, what our present problem solving plans are and when we are holding our next beat surgery. From this site you can also fill in a consultation form for any issues you would like to share or leave a message for your local neighbourhood policing team.

PC 2113 Pete Icke

Dedicated Neighbourhood Team

Rutland South

E-mail: peter.icke@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk

Tel: 07967589225

 

The below letter has been sent to Alicia Kearns MP by the Parish Council Liaison Team in response to her letter in the local press recently

Open letter to Alicia Kearns, MP (1)

Public information regarding Lincsbus, Lincolnshire Transport Helpline and CallConnect

Lincsbus CallConnect

Concessionary Bus Pass

LCC launch a new Highways Website to aid communication with the public

Highways receive a great number of enquiries about a variety of issues on the road, many of these are around parking, speeding and pedestrian safety.

To help support communities in understanding what solutions are available, a new website has been developed to provide clear and straight forward guidance on the types of options that may be appropriate to address a particular issue as well as the criteria, process involved and potential costs.

This new website has been designed to be easy to use and allow residents and communities to make informed decisions on the most appropriate and effective solutions that would benefit their community.

The information on the website does not yet include all the information we would want to make available to our residents but will continue to be developed and we very much welcome your feedback and suggestions, please email trafficwebsite@gov.uk

The website is ‘Leicestershire Highways A Roads to Zebras’ https://leicestershirehighways.org.uk/.  The intention is for this website to eventually include other key functions of the department providing a one-stop shop for road, waste and environment information and guidance.

Please see below for the Age UK Newsletter for Rutland

Rutland News April 21

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 30 April 2021

The Parish Council currently have a Councillor vacancy. Please see the below attachment for further details.

Notice of Vacancy – South Luffenham – April 2021 – S Seed

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 23 April 2021

Rutland & Stamford Radio has launched. Please see the poster for details

Rutland & Stamford Sound

Rutland Transport Newsletter

Rutland Transport Newsletter

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 12 April 2021

Rutland South Crime report for March 2020

5th – Edith Weston – damage to barrier/gates

17th Stoke dry – possession of cannabis and drug driving offences.

18th -20th  – North Luffenham – theft of number plates

20th – Manton – persons camping found in possession of cannabis and COVID19 breach

21st Seaton Road Barrowden – At 15:38 hours male has entered an open shed on the farm and taken mountain bike, believed he left in a blue car.

22nd – Luffenham Road, Lyndon – Construction site, two plant machinery stolen overnight, a Bobcat B260 Tailswing excavator and a 1 ton high lift dumper. Container also broken into.

As part of our ongoing drive to reduce demand did you know that you can report a “NONE EMERGENCY” crime and find lots of useful information on our new improved web site.www.leics.police.uk

Current local priorities: 

I would like to say another big thank you for continuing to observe the Covid-19 regulations, thankfully we continue to have very few breaches compared to some areas around the force area. We have looking into visitors travelling to the beauty spots around Rutland including Ketton Park and are visiting these sites and advising and checking distances travelled and we will issue Covid-19 tickets where breaches are found.

The joint Rutland North and Rutland South priority will remain as Rural Crime in relation to Burglaries, car crimeand theft from farms. We like to remind you the usual MO is entry via forcing rear garden doors or windows as these areas are isolated and out of sight. Please make sure all doors are locked whether you’re in or not, windows are locked and secure and look at your security measures on any lockups, garages, sheds or outbuilding. If you can make it difficult for anyone to get into the rear garden even better as this is the preferred point of entry for burglars. Preferred items for them to steal is Jewellery and cash so please keep these safe.

As for vehicle crime, please continue to remove all property – remember ’if you leave it on show it will go’. Look to park your vehicle in a well-lit area, look to manoeuvre your van to make it difficult to open any side or rear doors. Please remember when you park up the perpetrators could be watching you, so remove your valuables out of site prior to arrival. 

We continue to run a vehicle enforcement campaign throughout Rutland for speed and anti-social driving/riding and have been out in villages and towns with the speed laser gun and have reported a number of drivers. We have completed an analysis of accidents and casualties in Rutland over the last 5 years which shows a continuing reduction year on. Please see the table below;

Table 1 – Accidents by Month

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Total

January

4

4

4

3

2

17

February

7

2

1

4

4

18

March

6

5

1

4

2

18

April

5

7

3

2

2

19

May

10

4

4

2

20

June

13

6

7

5

31

July

4

10

3

5

4

26

August

9

5

8

5

7

34

September

3

3

4

2

3

15

October

2

7

3

1

6

19

November

6

5

7

4

3

25

December

8

4

4

4

3

23

TOTAL

77

62

49

41

36

265

Table 2 – Casualties by Month

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Total

January

8

5

4

5

2

24

February

12

3

2

6

4

27

March

9

7

1

6

2

25

April

9

8

3

2

2

24

May

18

6

8

2

34

June

18

11

7

11

47

July

7

18

3

9

7

44

August

17

12

8

7

7

51

September

5

3

5

3

4

20

October

2

7

3

1

7

20

November

7

7

15

10

3

42

December

14

5

9

4

3

35

TOTAL

126

92

68

66

41

393

Table 3 – All Accidents by Severity

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Total

Fatal

1

0

2

3

2

8

Serious

16

13

18

15

16

78

Slight

60

49

29

23

18

179

TOTAL

77

62

49

41

36

265

Table 4 – Casualties by Severity

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Total

Fatal

1

0

3

3

2

9

Serious

24

16

20

18

16

94

Slight

101

76

45

45

23

290

TOTAL

126

92

68

66

41

393

Our current operations are op vitality for rural crime with extra officers on patrol and Op Vulpine for proactive covid-19 breaches and crime.

 We will continue to work closely with the local residents and will alert you as soon as crime is reported and ask that if anything suspicious is seen to report through either 999 or 101.

Our next beat surgery As soon as lockdown is finished we will update you.

We are promoting neighbour Link and would like you or anyone you know to sign up for it.

Neighbourhood Link is a free email messaging service from Leicestershire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other partner organisations, providing news and updates on policing matters that are relevant to you.

Sign up and receive email alerts about policing activity and initiatives in your local area as well as crime prevention advice and information. You will also have the opportunity to reply directly to your neighbourhood team and provide feedback via surveyswhere the information you provide is used to set our priorities for the forthcoming month.

https://www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk/#signup-section

If you see a crime taking place or something suspicious please call 999 noting as much detail as possible including time, location, descriptions, direction of travel from the scene, make and model of any vehicles and if possible any registrations. For any non-emergency incidents or to pass any intelligence call 101 (call costs 15p for entire call) or you can email your local Police officer Pc 2113 Pete Icke on Peter.icke@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk

Please also visit the force website www.leics.police.uk for more information on what’s going on in your area, what our present problem solving plans are and when we are holding our next beat surgery. From this site you can also fill in a consultation form for any issues you would like to share or leave a message for your local neighbourhood policing team.

PC 2113 Pete Icke

Dedicated Neighbourhood Team

Rutland South

E-mail: peter.icke@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk

Tel: 07967589225

 

The Future Rutland Conversation has launched. This is your opportunity to get your views heard on all things Rutland.

Topics to be covered include environment/ climate change/ health and wellbeing/ leisure/ living in Rutland/ public services/ learning, skills and employment.
Find out more here: www.rutland.gov.uk/FutureRutland
This is good opportunity for letting the Council know what residents think of the St George’s project.

The latest roundup of information from Rutland County Council can be seen here

Rutland Roundup – 1st April 2021

Pepper’s- A Safe Place – a mental health organisation based in Oakham.

Please see below for full details.

Peppers MHAW

Neighbourhood Watch Launches Protect Your Car Campaign
Car crime is a real problem in the UK. Alarmingly, one car is stolen every ten minutes.(1) With Covid-19 and the recent lockdowns, many people aren’t driving or checking on their cars as much as they used to. At Neighbourhood Watch, we need your help to remind car owners to remain vigilant about where and how they park their cars, in order to keep them safe.

John Hayward-Cripps, CEO of Neighbourhood Watch Network, says

“Most car crimes happen because cars are left unlocked.  There is a misconception that some cars are auto-locking and lock themselves if left unattended after a period of time. This isn’t always correct.  Another misconception is that your car is too old and no one will bother stealing it.  This is also incorrect – both new and old cars are at risk. Having a car stolen or broken into is more than simply a hassle, it can impact on people’s livelihoods.  The good news is that there are simple steps everyone can take to help reduce the risk to their car. With only a 46% recovery rate3 we’re reminding everyone to leave your car lockedlit and empty.”

Remember – Leave your car:

  1. Locked (2)   A simple mistake that can prove calamitous: 44% of cars are broken into via an unlocked door. Leave your car locked video.
  2. Lit (2) 80% of car crime occurs during the evening or at night. Parking near street lamps or in a busy area can deter thieves. Leave your car lit video.
  3. Empty (or with no items on show)  Owners often forget that personal belongings within the car are at as much risk of being stolen as the car itself.   Leave your car empty video.

John Hayward-Cripps continues

“Car thieves are opportunists. Leaving items on a car seat or forgetting to lock your car can act as an invitation for crime. We want to instil the habit of double-checking where and how you’ve parked with our three simple steps: leave it lockedlit and empty.  As a local charity with a trusted voice in the community, we’re asking everyone to proactively support their neighbours and friends by sharing our three steps with three others. By spreading the word, we’re confident we can crack down on car crime which can be deeply distressing and debilitating for its victims.”

How to support our campaign:

LEARN: Visit www.ourwatch.org.uk/protectyourcar for top tips and advice on keeping your vehicle safe.

​​​​​​​FOLLOW: Follow us on our social channels (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn) to share our messages within your communities. Tag #ProtectYourCar

SHARE: Forward this email to your friends and family, or download this image and share it on WhatsApp with the following message ‘Car crime remains a pressing problem in the UK – alarmingly, one car is stolen every ten minutes. The vast majority of car crimes happen through unlocked cars, parked in badly lit areas and where there are visible items to steal.  Remember these simple steps to keep your car safe… leave it locked, lit and empty.  For more top tops visit www.ourwatch.org.uk/protectyourcar

For more information, including requests for a press release or campaign pack, please contact our Senior Communications and Digital Manager Deborah Waller on Deborah.waller@ourwatch.org.uk

Best Regards
Neighbourhood Watch Network (the national umbrella charity for Neighbourhood Watches across England and Wales)

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Rutland Roundup – 26th March 2021

EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE AT Glebe Road, Parish of North Luffenham

TRO-20-202 Glebe Road, North Luffenham

Temporary Road Closure Notice

TRO-20-188 Oakham Road, Manton

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Rutland Roundup – 19th March 2021

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Rutland Roundup – 12th March 2021

The Parish Council currently have a Councillor vacancy. Please see the below attachment for further details.

Notice of Vacancy – South Luffenham – March 2021 – V Bacon

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Rutland Roundup – 5th March 2021

Warning Issued Following Reports of Telephone Scam Claiming To Be Leics Police

The force is urging people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to remain vigilant and be wary of a telephone scam currently in operation.

Six reports have been received in the past week in which a total of £18,000 has been erroneously handed over.

From enquiries carried out so far, many calls follow the below scenario:

A cold call is made to a victim by someone claiming to work with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) or national insurance and that information is required to be passed on to the police. The call is then ended

The victim then receives a further call which is shown to be from 0116 222 2222 – which is the main switchboard number for Leicestershire Police. Please note this number is ‘spoofed’ – ie faked. Numbers shown on a caller ID are NOT confirmation or verification of where a call is coming from – the phone is merely displaying what it has been told to say.

A person claiming to be a police officer then speaks to the victim, stating the victim’s details are being used to open a large number of bank accounts. Threatening language may be use and victims have been told they are in trouble and could be arrested or taken to court
The caller then provides a bank account number and asks the victim to transfer money over for ‘safe keeping’

Nicole McIntyre, from the force’s Economic Crime Unit, said: “We will never contact you and ask you to transfer funds.

“Should you receive a call from the force phone number where someone asks you to send money, please hang up immediately.

“You can contact us on 101 should you need to clarify the information. Always leave more than ten seconds between hanging up and dialling out to ensure the original call has terminated.

“Please pass this information on to any friends of family members who may not be aware of this scam or who could be particularly vulnerable to the way these criminals operate. If we work together, we can try and prevent more people from falling victim.”

If you are a victim of this scam – or know someone who has been – please contact us on 101. You can also report incidents online by visiting
https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/

You should also contact your bank immediately.

You can also make a report to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk

Census 2021 – March 21st

Census is Coming

Would you like to adopt your verge? Please see the below poster for full details

ADOPT YOUR VERGE

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Rutland Roundup – 26th February 2021 – 18pt

Rutland Roundup – 26th February 2021

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Rutland Roundup – 19th February 2021

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Rutland Roundup – 12 February 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE IF YOU OWN A LAND ROVER DEFENDER

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Rutland Roundup – 5 February 2021

Beware – Courier Fraud Scam

Information for travelling to the Rutland Vaccination Centre

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The next NEC meeting is scheduled for the 3rd February at 7.00pm
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Councillor Gale Wallers Covid Newsletter
Weather Warning

Heavy rain is forecast for most of this week in Melton and Rutland. So we’re encouraging people to prepare for flooding.

Please use the link below to sign up for flood alerts, flood warnings, as well as to report flooded roads to the local authority, and find advice about how to stay safe:

https://www.llrprepared.org.uk/be-aware/flooding/

It’s easy to think that you may not be affected by flooding, but you could be, so be prepared.

Take care on the roads and think before you travel, is my journey essential?

Bin Collection
 
Rutland County Council are currently experiencing issues with the bin collections due to an increase in waste, broken vehicles etc. and have asked that residents leave their bins out until they have been collected as they will get emptied.

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RCC Roundup, Friday 15 January 2021

RCC Budget Consultation

South Luffenham Road Closure – Updated

Please find below a Notice and accompanying plan in respect of a Temporary Road Closure in South Luffenham which will come into effect on 18/01/2021 to 26/01/2021. PLEASE NOTE THE DIVERSION ROUTE HAS BEEN UPDATED.

TRO-20-185 Back Lane, South Luffenham

Councillor Gale Waller Covid Newsletter

Covid Newsletter 09.01.21

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RCC Roundup, Friday 8 January 2021

Councillor Gale Waller Covid Newsletter

Covid Newsletter 03.01.21

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RCC Roundup, Friday 18 December 2020

Please be advised about the temporary road closure below in North Luffenham

TRO-20-154 Moor Lane, North Luffenham

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RCC Roundup, Friday 11 December 2020

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RCC Roundup, Friday 4 December 2020

12 Scams of Christmas

Please find below a letter from HM Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness PhD regarding Dying Matters in Rutland.

DMiR – Letter to Parishes_

Rutland Covid Update

Covid Newsletter 29.11.20

Be Part of the 2021 Census

Be Part of Census 2021

Notice of Councillor Vacancy

Have you ever considered becoming a Parish Councillor? Well now is your change as there is a vacancy. Please see below for full details:

Notice of Vacancy – South Luffenham – November 2020

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RCC Roundup, Friday 20 November 2020

The Latest Temporary Road Closure Information Notices:

TRO-20-135 Wireless Hill, South Luffenham

TRO-20-136 Redmiles Lane, Ketton

TRO-20-137 Weston Road, Edith Weston

TRO-20-138 Edith Weston Road, North Luffenham

TRO-20-139 High Street West, Uppingham

TRO-20-140 Leicester Road, Uppingham

TRO-20-141 Burley Road, Oakham

TRO-20-142 Normanton Road, Edith Weston

 

Colin Wright

Presentation to Colin Wright for 50 years continuous service on South Luffenham Parish Council by County Councillor Kenneth Bool Dr Sarah Furness Lord Lieutenant of Rutland and Sir Alan Duncan MP for Melton & Rutland

 

Vacancy on the Parish Council SUMMER 2019