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



We have a group of Cottesmore based volunteers who are at hand to provide help if you need it Short-term illness or injury?

Bad weather?

We can provide help with things like shopping, other errands, and dog walking.

We also have volunteer drivers who can provide lifts for medical appointments

Please ring

Joan Edwards 01572 813317 or 07858324423

Juliet Burgess-Ray 07903 021063

Jackie Piper 07940359811 / 01572 813023


COVID-19 update, Friday 7 August

Please dispose of face masks correctly
With face coverings due to become compulsory in most public indoor settings, we're asking people to dispose of single-use face masks correctly.
Read more about this

Branch library services set to reopen
Libraries in Ketton, Uppingham and Ryhall will begin to offer a reduced collection and return service from next week.
Read more about this

Changes to Council services
We've updated our online directory to help you find out if the services you need are affected by the pandemic.
Read more about this

Summer guide is packed with ideas for family fun
Families can find out what activities and events are on offer this summer, thanks to our helpful new guide.
Read more about this

What's changed? What you can and can't do during the COVID-19 outbreak

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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.