Clerk: Catherine Gwilliam
4 Normanton Cottages
Empingham Road, Normanton
Rutland LE15 8RW

Tel: 01780 460128

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Latest News

Edith Weston's Harvest Haul at the Hall

Posted: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 20:08 by Cathie Gwilliam



on Sunday 11th October 2020

10am to 12 noon outside Edith Weston Village Hall

A Bring and Buy Sale of all things Harvest!

Cakes, Biscuits and Puddings

Home-made Jams and Honey

Home-made Chutneys

Home-grown Fruit and Vegetables

Bottles, Cans and Tins

Freshly Pressed Apple Juice

Contributions urgently needed and can be dropped off from 9am on the day

For drop-offs or collections before Sunday please contact either More »

Joanna Bonser, Halford House, 32 Weston Road, tel. 722089

or Toni Wilkin, Vine Cottage, 53-55 Weston Road, tel. 721137

Proceeds to St Mary's Church, Tommy's Close and Edith Weston Village Hall

Please respect social distancing at this outside event, hand sanitisers will be available. » Less

Edith Weston Parish Council Newsletter - October

Posted: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 20:06 by Cathie Gwilliam

There may be more than one edition of the newsletter this month as we continue working on various projects around the village this month.

Please find attached the first of this month's updates.

Update from RCC Ward member Gale Waller

Posted: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 19:36 by Cathie Gwilliam

Covid-19 and other matters


Dear resident,

It is a little while since I wrote a covid update. We have had a lovely summer and the spread of covid seemed under control. Sadly that has not continued and even here in Rutland numbers are rising, although not to the level we have seen elsewhere in the UK. The news that pubs, clubs and restaurants now have to close at 10pm takes me back to the days when pub opening hours were limited to 8 per day (5 on Sundays) and regularly closed at 10.30pm (at least where I lived) but I guess I'm showing my age! Whatever you do, though, keep yourself safe and follow the Government's guidelines and advice: More »

  • Wear a face covering if you can't keep two meters away from others (except in your own home, of course)
  • Wear a face covering in taxis and private hire vehicles
  • Wear a face covering in pubs, cafes, sports and social clubs etc. at all times you are not seated at your table (staff must wear a face covering at all times)
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Don't mix, either in your home or outside, in groups of more than 6.

There are also much stricter rules for businesses and village halls/community centres and if you are interested you can find details here. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-what-has-changed-22-september

Now to other topics. Many residents have contacted me about the current consultation on the Local Plan. This consultation has been extended to 4.15pm on 6 November. Details can be found here: https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-services/planning-and-building-control/planning/planning-policy/local-plan-review/ and your parish council has a hard copy of the document should you wish to read it in hard copy. Your parish council will also be able to advise you on completing the response form, although you are allowed to submit a letter if you don't want to use the form.

Leicestershire Police are currently undertaking a consultation on community safety. If you wish to take part you can find it here: https://www.leics.pcc.police.uk/Have-Your-Say/Consultations/Community-Safety-Survey.aspx

And finally you will be getting communication from our health authorities on proposals to reconfigure Leicester's hospitals. This includes the proposal to close the maternity unit in Melton and other reductions at the General. These proposals are likely to have a significant impact on Rutland residents and so you may wish to respond to them. You can find out more about the proposals, and how to respond, here https://www.betterhospitalsleicester.nhs.uk/

Gale Waller

County Councillor, Normanton Ward

gwaller@rutland.gov.uk 01780 722169 » Less