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  • Household Waste


    Created on: Tuesday, 07 April 2020 13:10

    Household waste collections continue as normal but due to the extra waste generated by people being at home they are unable to take any additional waste. If it isn't in a bin it wont be taken. Both of the RCC Household Waste Recycling Centres are currently closed. Please store any items destined for the 'Tip' for the time being.

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  • Local Business Update


    Created on: Saturday, 28 March 2020 11:53

    The Wheatsheaf - Now offering a takeaway food service, village shop and off licence to support the community during this crisis. www.thewheatsheaf-langham.co.uk Zetland - offering doorstep deliveries of fresh veg, fruit and eggs - email:

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  • Parking Charges in Oakham


    Created on: Wednesday, 25 March 2020 19:59

    Parking charges will be suspended from Thursday 26 March onwards in all of Oakham's Council car parks.

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  • Rutland Water Closed


    Created on: Wednesday, 25 March 2020 19:56

    Rutland water is now closed to the public until further notice. All car parks are closed and there is no public access.

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  • Community Park is Closed


    Created on: Wednesday, 25 March 2020 10:45

    Community Park is Closed. Following instructions from the Government, Langham Community Park is now closed until further notice. The gates have been padlocked and notices posted. Please do not climb over the gates. This area has been closed for your safety and to protect others. There is a risk of passing on Covid-19 virus from the use of the play equipment. Munday's Close Wildlife Area remains open. Please maintain a 2m separation from any non-family persons at all times.

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  • Free Minibus Oakham - Stamford - Oakham


    Created on: Saturday, 21 March 2020 12:47

    FREE MINIBUS SERVICE FOR ESSENTIAL JOURNEYS BETWEEN OAKHAM AND STAMFORD Rutland County Council is operating a free replacement minibus service for essential journeys between Oakham and Stamford, following enforced changes to normal bus timetables. The service is running twice daily, calling at Oakham, Whitwell, Empingham, Tickencote, Great Casterton and Stamford. From Monday 30 March, anyone wanting to travel will be asked to make a telephone booking with a least one day’s notice. This is to avoid running empty vehicles, if they are not needed. The number to call to book a journey is: 01572 758 138, between 9.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Journeys required for Mondays must be book...

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Self isolating and need help? Want to be a community volunteer?

if you are self isolating and need help with shopping, collection of medicines or just someone to talk to then call our Community Volunteer Coordinator Cllr Andy Bird. Call or text 07781 940680

If you want to be a community volunteer please contact Andy on the number above

Langham Parish Council in Rutland

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Welcome to the Parish Council website for Langham, in the smallest county in England, Rutland, and not to be confused with at least 6 other Langham villages around the country.

Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul in Langham VillageLangham Parish is just north of Oakham, Rutland’s county town, and covers a predominantly farming area of approximately 1182 hectares (2920 acres) extending 3.4 miles west to east and 2.3 miles north to south. It has a population of just over 1400 who generally live in the village of Langham or in a smaller residential community on the eastern edge of the Parish built on what used to be the kennels of the famous Cottesmore Hunt.

The entire village of Langham and part of its surrounding area is a Conservation Area. It has 40 listed buildings including St Peter and St Paul’s Church of England (GradeI) and the Old Hall (GradeII). There are numerous other structures throughout Langham that are listed and also some important ancient hedgerows, bridleways and trees throughout the parish. The earliest reference to Langham was in 1398 when it had its own Manorial Court but the building of the parish church began earlier in the 13th century. The parish was part of the Gainsborough Estate until 1926. Thanks to Langham Village History Group much of the history of Langham is well known and published (www.langhaminRutland.org.uk).

In early 2018 the Langham Neighbour Plan was ‘made’ and in autumn of he same year the Langham Neighbourhood Plan won a Leicestershire and Rutland Rural Community Council Award that recognised the breadth and depth of our parish and whole community’s commitment and involvement in developing and owning an ambitious, well evidenced Plan. It provides the tools (Policies, Proposals and Community Actions) to safeguard the best in our village and parish and to guide developments and projects to enhance the quality of our environment and lives in Langham.

The Parish Church (www.oakhamteam.uk) can be found at the centre of Langham village together with a busy Village Hall (www.langhamvillagehall.org) hosting many activities and a post office once a week. The village also has a Baptist Chapel, a Primary School (www.langhamprimary.co.uk) and popular pub (www.thewheatsheaf-langham.co.uk). Just to the north east of the village you will find Rutland Polo Club (www.rutlandpoloclub.co.uk) and on an area of parish land, allotments, a children’s play area, a playing field, the parish burial ground and a Pocket Wildlife Park where woodland and picnic areas are maintained by volunteers. Information about events and weekly activities can be found under the tab EVENTS above or via the weblinks shown on this page.

Langham Parish Council was formed under the Local Government Act of 1894 and Minute Books indicate that some matters have been exercising the minds of councillors from the very beginning to the present day - overgrown shrubbery; the state of the brook (which runs through the middle of the viilage); council expenditure! In 1899 our Parish Council expenditure was £6 2s 0d, In 1990 it was £4,000 and, more recently, £16,000 in 2010, which is the equivalent of £160 in 1899. To explain this twenty-five fold increase, in 1899, we had no street lights, no piped water or sewage, roads were unpaved, grass cutting was carried out by residents, the church provide burial plots and allotments were privately owned. The current responsibilities of the 9 elected councillors representing parishioners on Langham Parish Council are shown under the Your Councillors tab.