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Great Casterton Parish Council

Serving the people of Great Casterton

Clerk: Derek Patience
29 Priory Gardens, Stamford, PE9 2EG

Tel: 01780 753066

Welcome to the Parish of Great Casterton

Welcome to the web site of the Parish of Great Casterton, a village of some 365 people on the eastern edge of Rutland.

The Parish Council consists of a Chairman and four Councillors who meet about every two months in Casterton Business  & Enterprise College. The date and the agenda for the meeting is posted on the notice boards and on the meetings calender on this web site a week in advance.

As an elected body we are responsible to you, the people we represent. Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what we do. Look in the Meetings Calendar to find dates for our public meetings.

Where do we get our money from?

Each year a sum of money called a 'precept' is collected through your council tax. This money is used by the Parish Council to improve facilities and services for local people.

Other details

Maps and details of the Parish Rights of Way, ecological sites, ancient monuments and ancient woodlands are in the Parish Services,Planning  Maps section.

A history of this historic village, along with its beautiful Norman church can be viewed on this web site.

Clerk Details

Derek Patience

29 Priory Gardens
Stamford
PE9 2EG

Telephone
01780 753066
Email
clerk@greatcastertonpc.org.uk

To email the Clerk click here

VILLAGE NEWS

UPDATES TO THE SITE AND TO NEWS PAGE

20TH FEBRUARY

Rutland Family Information Service

  • Is there sufficient childcare in Rutland

    The Family Information Service in Rutland are sponsoring a survey to find you what you think of childcare services in the County. Do take part in it
    Click on the link to get there.

Police urge cyclists to use lights

  • Police urge cyclists to use lights

Look after Your CAT

  • Look after Your CAT

NHS 111 Service

The NHS 111 service across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland was fully rolled out on schedule by November 2013. Since then it has continued to perform well with key performance indicators well in excess of the government target of 95% of calls answered within 60 seconds.

Christmas traditionally sees an increase in patient flow across the urgent and emergency healthcare system. We prepared a robust capacity management strategy in conjunction with NHS England and our provider Derbyshire Health United to ensure that the NHS 111 service was able to manage projected increases in calls.

As a result of this the service continued to perform well during the entire Christmas and New Year period, which saw a 28% increase in call volumes (less than projected) compared to the first week in December. The increase in staffing during the holiday period ensured that call response times were strong with 96.01% of calls answered within 60 seconds and only 0.48% calls abandoned after 30 seconds. Around a third of calls during Christmas week were on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and the busiest period of the week was between 8am and 12noon on Boxing Day.

The percentage of patient referrals from NHS 111 to other parts of the urgent care system such as the ambulance service, urgent care centres and walk in centres has been as expected. This means that the NHS 111 service locally has not created difficulties for other parts of the healthcare system. Ensuring that NHS 111 provides our patients with a safe, high quality service continues to be of paramount importance to us.

The Clinical Commissioning Groupss in our counties are helping people to Choose Better by getting the right medical help in the place most appropriate to their health condition. More campaigns to support this are underway and these will encourage people to decide on the most appropriate course of action for their condition. This may be looking after themselves at home, talking to their pharmacist, calling NHS 111 or getting in touch with their GP before going to the Emergency Department (A&E) or an Urgent Care Centre.

DON'T LEAVE YOUR HOUSE IN TOTAL DARKNESS WHEN YOU GO OUT

  • Don't leave your house in total darkness

    The Police are running a campaign against burglary. Your home is more at risk now that the dark evenings are starting. Leave a light on when you go out.
    Click on the link to read more

Keep Warm & Healthy in the Cold Weather

Click on link below to read pamphlet full of advice on how to stay warm and safe

  • Stay warm & healthy
  • Refuse Collection

    Click on the link above

Animal Welfare in the cold weather

  • Animal welfare in the cold weather

    Click on the link above

Fuel Thieves are around looking out for your car or van

These thieves are now taking a more direct — and destructive — approach. The fuel pipes that pump petrol from the tank to the engine are ripped off or holes are drilled into the plastic fuel tanks so the contents can be drained.

Those doing this care little about the risk of explosion or the inevitable spills and pollution that this causes.

And they care less still about the disruption it wreaks on the lives of those whom they target.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND READ THE POLICE NOTICE

  • Fuel Theft

Click on link below

Litter in the Village

  • Litter in the village

Litter in the village

LAST WEEKS COLLECTION FROM AROUND THE SCHOOLS

OUR VOLUNTEER LITTER PICKERS

  • Litter in the village

23rd August

Recycling in the village

  • RECYCLING FACILITIES IN THE VILLAGE

Priest-in-Charge's Monthly Newsletter (click on picture below)