Cottesmore Parish Council

Serving the people of Cottesmore

Clerk: Kerry Nimmons
17 Crocket Lane, Empingham
Oakham LE15 8PW

During the current crisis with COVID-19 this page will be used as a one stop to view all relevant information. This will be done with links through to websites and local documents. The page will be regularly updated. STAY SAFE

COVID-19 update, Friday 23 October

What does it mean to be 'Medium Risk'?
Information about Rutland's current local COVID alert level and the restrictions that come with it.
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How to meet other people, safely
Social distancing is a requirement for all three COVID alert levels in England and needs to be followed outdoors, as well as inside.
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Local Plan consultation closing soon
We're reminding people to take part in the Regulation 19 Consultation on Rutland's Local Plan, which closes on Friday 6 November.
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Join the Community Radio Project Advisory Board
There's still time to submit an application if you'd like to join the advisory group for Rutland's Community Radio Project.
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Remember to apply for your child's primary school place
Parents of children who start primary school next year are being reminded to apply for a school place.
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There are three simple things we must all do and keep doing to protect each other from COVID-19.

Our mailing address is:

Rutland County Council


Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HP


For the Residents of Cottesmore, the Parish Council are providing funds to ensure that any resident of the village who would like a face mask can request one free of charge. Ring Joan on 813317. Different designs available.



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 booked on the Friday before.

Passengers will be advised as to seating arrangements that are in place on this service to maintain a safe distance between bus users and ensure proper social distancing. As this is a free service, there will also be limited need for passengers to interact with the driver.

A full timetable for the free replacement minibus and details of other changes to local services can be found online at: Alternatively, please call: 01572 758 138 for further details.