Seaton is a small rural village in Rutland, which is the smallest county in England. The village is located in the East Midlands, about 100 mile north of London, but close to many historical towns such as Uppingham, Oakham and Stamford, and within easy each of local cities such as Leicester, Peterborough and Cambridge. It is also just a stone's throw from Rutland Water and Eyebrook Reservoir which offer fantastic opportunities for walking, cycling, sailing, trout fishing and bird watching. Put simply, it's a great place to live!

Most of your local services are provided by Rutland County Council which is based in nearby Oakham, but Seaton Parish Council works closely with them to represent local views so that we can make Rutland, and Seaton in particular, an even better place to live, work and play.

Our website includes a wealth of information about what's on in the village and how we conduct our business. Please use the search facilities or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require, or would like to add something to the site, then please contact us. We are here to help.

Latest News

The George and Dragon Reopens for Drinks Only on Friday 10 July 2020 - Booking Essential

The George and Dragon Reopens for Drinks Only on Friday 10 July 2020 - Booking Essential

During the st 3 months, the Covid 19 Pandemic has forced the closure of all churches, village halls, pubs and restaurants; meeting places which for many of us represent the hub of village life.

Well, good news. The George and Dragon Inn will be reopening with effect from Friday 10 July 2020. Initially, the pub will only be open for drinks; Fridays and Weekends only; and, pre-booking by phone or email is essential. More »

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Posted: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 10:41 by Nic Greenfield

North Luffenham Recycling Centre to Open on 19 May 2020 - Please Note Special Covid Arrangements

Rutland County Council is preparing to reopen North Luffenham Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) on Tuesday 19 May 2020.

The UK government has changed its guidance on the closure of recycling centres. These sites can now reopen only for bulk waste that cannot be stored safely at home or disposed of through other legitimate routes.

Staffing constraints mean it is not possible to reopen both of Rutland's HWRCs at this time. North Luffenham has been chosen because it is larger than its sister site at Cottesmore. The Council has also taken advice from Leicestershire Police regarding the potential for queueing traffic on the B668 between Cottesmore and Burley. More »

North Luffenham HWRC will open six days a week (Tuesday to Sunday), from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Although the site is reopening, it will not be a return to normal service as a number of special measures are needed to maintain social distancing and keep people safe. These measures include:

  • A maximum of four vehicles unloading on-site at a time, with no more than two persons per vehicle
  • Visitors must observe social distancing and stay two metres away from each other and site staff at all times
  • The site will close for 15 minutes at 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 4.00pm each day so that it can be cleaned
  • No trailers will be accepted on-site because of the need to move vehicles in and out as quickly as possible
  • Visitors are asked to pre-sort their waste and separate out materials like metal, wood and plastics before traveling to the site
  • Staff at the site will provide instructions but cannot help to unload or put waste items into containers

To help manage congestion during opening hours, Rutland County Council is temporarily closing Glebe Road and Willoughby Road to through traffic, so that these routes can be used exclusively by vehicles accessing and leaving the site. The closure will be in place between 8.00am and 6.00pm, Tuesday to Sunday, from Pilton Crossroads to the village of Morcott.

Between these times, access to North Luffenham HWRC will be from the direction of Pilton Crossroads only.

"We know that people are eager to see the recycling sites back open. These sites have been closed in line with government guidance and to make sure we have enough staff to carry out our weekly grey, green and black bin collections. We are now working towards reopening North Luffenham HWRC but only for waste that cannot be stored safely at home. Wherever possible, please hold on to any bulk waste for a few more weeks. Our Bulky Waste Collection Service is also back up and running. When the site does reopen on 19 May, I hope residents will understand that it won't be a return to normal service. COVID-19 is still a threat and we need to keep everyone safe. This means changing the way we operate and restricting the number of people on-site to maintain social distancing. Please be prepared to queue. Limiting the number of vehicles on-site to allow for social distancing means there will be delays getting in. You can help by pre-sorting materials before you travel to the site and avoiding bringing excessive amounts of waste. This will allow us to get people in and out as quickly as possible and help reduce queue times for others."
Councillor Gordon Brown, Cabinet Member for Waste and the Environment

North Luffenham HWRC will close at 4.00pm each day. Vehicles that began queuing prior to 4.00pm will be able to access the site.

Further information and guidance around the reopening of North Luffenham HWRC can be found on our Household Waste Advice page.

This includes tips on how to manage your household waste and recycling while COVID-19 restrictions remain in place.

Rutland County Council has also increased the availability of its bulky waste collection service, which is currently running five days a week until 17 May to provide bulk waste collection from people's homes. » Less

Posted: Thu, 14 May 2020 18:30 by Nic Greenfield

John Mayfield Installs Smart New Fence to Stop Vegetables Escaping

John Mayfield Installs Smart New Fence to Stop Vegetables Escaping

For years there have been arguments about whether Climate Change is real. However, there can be little doubt that the weather is becoming more extreme and unpredictable. Early 2020 was extremely wet; local golf courses (for those of us who need such things) were waterlogged and often closed; and, the winds across the Welland Valley were strong and cold.

One consequence was that the wooden fence around the allotments blew down - and it had only been there for 22 years! Fortunately, John Mayfield who installed it still lives in the Village so the Parish Council commissioned him to build and instal a new fence. The results look fab and are guaranteed for the next 25 years... More »

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Posted: Thu, 14 May 2020 18:29 by Nic Greenfield