Great Casterton Parish Council

Serving the people of Great Casterton

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

Tel: 01780 753066

  • The Village from the Roman Fort

    The Village from the Roman Fort

  • Church of St Peter & St Paul

    Church of St Peter & St Paul

  • Old Great North Road

    Old Great North Road

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

Message from the Police - Burglaries and theft from cars

Message from the Police - Burglaries and theft from cars

The Police have seen a spike in Burglaries in January and ask Rutland residents be vigilant and ensure that they report anything suspicious seen. All of the Burglaries reported have been during the day time and entrance gained through the rear of the property. PC Appleton is happy to come out and discuss with anyone who has concerns and offer Crime Prevention advice. The Police will continue to conduct high visibility patrols around Rutland. More »

There has also been a spike in theft from Vehicles specifically on the A1 and this month the Police will be carrying out a planned Operation to tackle this issue and to identify offender(s).

If you wish to contact PC Appleton about any concerns or issues directly please either call 101 or email him laurie.appleton@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk » Less

Posted: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 17:18 by Mark Bush

Payment for Green waste collection 2019

Payment for Green waste collection 2019

RCC says its time for residents to renew their subscriptions if they would like to continue with green waste/green bin collections. For current green waste service users, subscriptions are due to end on 31 March 2019.

The annual fee for green waste collections remains unchanged from last year, which means a charge of £35 per green bin is payable for households that wish to continue with green waste collections from 1 April 2019. Subscriptions can be renewed from 4 February 2019 onwards and letters are being issued to all green waste service users from this week, to advise them of their options. More »

The quickest and easiest way to subscribe is via Direct Debit. One off payments can also be made online by visiting: www.rutland.gov.uk/greenwaste or over the phone by calling: 01572 758 488.

A discount is available if someone living in a property is in receipt of local Council Tax support.

Following the subscription period, RCC will be issuing new stickers to be displayed on green bins from 1 April 2019.

Subscriptions must be completed by 1 March 2019 in order for stickers to be sent and arrive in time for 1 April 2019. Green bins which do not display the new 2019 sticker will not be collected after 31 March 2019.

Further information about the green waste service, including answers to frequently asked questions and full terms and conditions, can be viewed online at: www.rutland.gov.uk/greenwaste. » Less

Posted: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 16:08 by Mark Bush

Internet Banking Scam

Internet Banking Scam

The Police have just issued a warning about this scam.

Account takeover fraud - This growing crime is a form of identity theft, where a fraudster gains control of a victim's bank or credit card account and then makes unauthorised payments.
How this could happen
A fraudster calls, impersonating your internet provider. They tell you that you have some connection problems. To fix the problem, they ask you to log onto your computer and download a specific piece of software. This software allows the fraudster to see your screen. They then ask you to log into your online banking account. The
fraudster now has the opportunity to steal your banking details and move money out of your account.
You call your bank and the bank gain access to your computer (The bank would do this)
You receive a call, even one asking you to call them back, to gain access to your computer (The fraudster would do this)
An example of account takeover fraud
The caller offers you a refund and "accidentally" sends you too much money and asks you to return the overpayment. This creates a new payment to the fraudster on your account and now the fraudster can transfer money from your account to the fraudster's account.
If in doubt contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit their website www.actionfraud.police.uk
Scammers target NatWest and RBS customers

Posted: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 17:42 by Mark Bush