Great Casterton Parish Council

Serving the people of Great Casterton

Clerk: Derek Patience
29 Priory Gardens, Stamford

Tel: 01780 753066

  • The Village from the Roman Fort

    The Village from the Roman Fort

  • Great Casterton Church

    Great Casterton Church

    Great Casterton Church

  • Church of St Peter & St Paul

    Church of St Peter & St Paul

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, the meetings calendar and the Agenda tab 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.

The Parish Council is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018 which came into force on 25th May 2018. The Council's general privacy notice on Data Protection can be viewed on this website under "The Parish Council" on the left hand side. The Council Data Controller is the Clerk.

See the latest News box on the left for what is happening and also the Police Notices. There is a Tab for the Parish Church which gives information about our Parish Church and Services.

On the right hand side there is a What's On calendar.

Latest News



Test and Trace App

National guidance has now been published ahead of the launch of the NHS Test and Trace app on 24 September.

The NHS COVID-19 app has a 'check-in' feature which enables venues to register for an official NHS QR code and allows users to 'check-in' to participating venues on their app by scanning that code. The information stays on the user's phone.

These QR code posters are a quick, simple and secure way for visitors to 'check-in' to your venue(s) using the app. If they 'check-in' using the app then venues in England do not need to collect those visitors' details. More »

By 'checking-in', app users will have a digital diary on their phones of the venues they have been to which can support discussions with contact tracers if they become ill with coronavirus. It also means that important public health messages can be sent to relevant app users' phones if needed. Venues will not be named in any messages.

Venues in England that are expected to maintain customer logs should now ensure that official NHS QR code posters are available for customers to use. This does not include hospitals, GP practices, dentists and community pharmacies. However, venues that are not currently expected to maintain customer logs are encouraged to display official NHS QR code posters if they have indoor areas where visitors are likely to congregate or sit down in close contact for 15 minutes or more.

By using the NHS QR code system, venues will be helping to protect themselves and their customers from the impact of the virus. This system will help to slow the spread of the virus, reducing the impact of a potential second wave, and helping us return to a more normal life.

Rutland County Council is supporting the dissemination of NHS QR code posters to businesses throughout the county. » Less

Posted: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 11:12 by Mark Bush



Testing guidance

You will be aware from the national media that there has been a recent increase in the number of COVID-19 tests taking place, making it difficult to book a test.

We have received reports from hospitals and from GPs that parents have been turning up asking for testing without displaying any of the three key COVID-19 symptoms, and are asking for testing there. We have asked that schools strongly advise parents to follow the process set out in guidelines and only go to A&E if it is an emergency health issue. More »

Many parents are still uncertain as to whether their child has developed a normal beginning-of-the-school-year cold or genuine COVID symptoms.

We are reiterating the following public health advice to all parents, schools and Early Years providers:

• The main symptoms of coronavirus are: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

• If a child develops one or more symptoms of COVID-19, parents should take these actions: o Most importantly, they and their household should self-isolate

o If they are unclear about the symptoms, go to NHS 111 online (

o They should book a test for those who are symptomatic at the available testing centres

o If they are unable to book a test yet and have or recently had symptoms, continue to self-isolate for 10 days from the beginning of symptoms (household contacts should isolate for 14 days)

o If concerned about the health of their child, contact 111 or their GP for further advice

• If you don't have COVID-19 symptoms do not try to book a test – you could be taking a test away from someone who really needs it. This is increasingly important as we head into winter and more people will get colds and the flu. Only if you have one of the three symptoms should you book a test. » Less

Posted: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 11:06 by Mark Bush

New Restrictions for COVID - 19

New Restrictions for COVID - 19

Latest COVID - 19 instructions from our MP

Click link to read

Posted: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 18:04 by Mark Bush