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Stamford Mercury article April 2017   ()


 Apologies were received from 3 councillors & There were no members of the public present.
C.Cllr Diana MacDuff updated the council on the repairs to Collyweston Bridge, which should be open again to all traffic, mid May
 During the last 31 days there has been reported in the Rutland South Beat: five attempted burglaries non dwelling, three incidents of damage, including damage to a motor vehicle & theft of a number plate in Ketton, three thefts, including the theft of sheep at Wing & roof lead from St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Preston, three thefts from motor vehicles (number plates) & one assault.
to come and join an exciting project to help  Come and meet our trainer Richard Plummer at 9.30am, Wednesday May 3rd at the Redmiles Lane entrance to Hall Close. Training in dry stone walling will be provided by an expert & gloves and tools will be provided. This activity is suitable for all ages and abilities, but please, wears stout shoes – no sandals. Please contact the Parish Clerk if you would like take part in the training sessions.
Village Events
Monty Andrew will host 2 walks in the village on 11th May & 8th June which will cover Bull Lane to Aldgate. There are only 2 places left on the 8th June walk, 11th May is now fully booked. If you would like to book a place, please contact the Parish Office.
A ceilidh will be held as a joint event with the school PTFA. This will be held 19th June or 16th July at either the scout hut or the Northwick Arms. If held at the Northwick, the landlord will provide a hog roast and the army may be able to provide a marquee and dance floor for the pub garden.
The Beer/Music festival will take place at KSCC on 18th/19th August 2017 with bands playing indoors on Fri evening, Saturday afternoon and evening.
The fete will be held on Sat Sept 16th at KSCC.
Bonfire Night - It was agreed that Hall Close was not a suitable venue, so this event will not go ahead, although the Council are seeking an alternative venue in Ketton.
The Planning Committee objected to Application Ref: 2017/0245/FUL - Land to The South East of 4, Redmiles Lane, Ketton, with regard to the proposed erection of a two storey dwelling and extension to existing garage. They objected on the following grounds
•           Roof height is still over (by approx. 69cm)
•           Original specification approved
•           RCC Highways Memorandum ref: 2014/0747/FUL sections SWH103 and SWH109 do not seem to have been adhered to ie. Building is too far forward towards carriageway, (foundations are approx. 750cm from carriageway). Their objections were forwarded onto Planning, Rutland County Council.
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in the Northwick Hall at 7.30pm. It is not a Council meeting, but a report on what has been happening over the past year, and to preview plans for the forthcoming This year’s speakers will be Dr Laurence Howard, Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland & Jenny Harris, Conservation Officer, Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust. The Chairman of the Parish Council will review the past year’s achievements and major items for the future
Please come and join us, refreshments will be provided after the meeting.
For details of all village events, please check the noticeboards or the official Parish Council and village websites www.kettonpc.org.uk and www.ketton.org.uk, or our Facebook page 'Ketton News'.
The Whitebread Trust is a charity for the support of individuals and organisations within the parish of Ketton. Applications for support should be addressed to the Chairman of the trust, Andrew McGilvray, via the Parish Office.
Don't forget that the Community hub, at Ketton Library, offers coffee, biscuits and a chance to meet up with old and new friends, every Tuesday and Thursday, 9.30am to 11.45am.
 The public can come and talk to Gary on the first Saturday of every month from 10 – 11am in the Community Hub/Library.