Yellow Weather Warning

A Yellow weather warning has been issued for the Rutland area by the Met office. According to the Met office there will be snow and ice throughout Saturday and Sunday. The cold conditions will continue into the following week. There is a small chance of disruptions such as travel delays, power cuts, cycle paths and pavements being untreated. January this year has been the UK’s coldest month for ten years. However there could be even more cold and wintery weather

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Thanks everyone at the Rutland Covid vaccination centre

Yesterday afternoon I was given my Covid jab. I can only say thanks everyone at the Rutland Covid vaccination centre for the way I was looked after. The volunteers, doctors, nurses and everyone else involved in keeping us safe. They were absolutely marvellous. I arrived at the Rutland County Council offices at 4.00pm. Because my appointment was scheduled for 4.30pm I expected to have to wait half an hour. Not so-I was greeted by a couple of volunteers who checked

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Councillor Gordon Brown steps down from Cabinet

Date Published: 26 January 2021 On Monday 25th Councillor Gordon Brown announced he was to step down from Rutland County Council Cabinet due to health issues. Councillor Brown joined Cabinet in 2017 and held the role of Portfolio Holder for Planning and Finance. He will however remain as a councillor representing the Ketton Ward.The councillors replacing him will be announced in due course. The Leader of Rutland County Council, Councillor Oliver Hemsley said “It is with regret that Cllr Brown has

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Residents are asked to share their views on the Draft Budget

Rutland residents are asked to share their views on the Draft Budget. A consultation has been launched by Rutland County Council on its latest draft budget.The draft budget contains spending plans and Council Tax proposals for the year 2021/2022. At the beginning of every year the Council publishes its draft budget explaining how much money is required to finance local services and where it will come from. Demand and spending on key services continue to rise. During this time Rutland

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Leicestershire and Rutland Police Are Keeping us Safe Throughout Christmas

As 2020 draws to a close we are beginning to make ready for the Christmas season. Possibly, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it will be a Christmas as we have never known before, followed a week later by the New Year. Like previous years, Leicestershire and Rutland police are keeping us safe throughout Christmas. Normally a time for parties, families and friends meeting up, this year is going to be different. In spite of the restrictions, people are being encouraged

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CRAFTSPERSONS OPENED A POP-UP SHOP IN OAKHAM

A number of craftspersons opened a pop-up shop in Oakham on Thursday. The goods on display ranged from handmade soaps to ceramics and art. Other stalls displayed skincare and toiletries. The shop is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from nine o’clock in the morning to five pm every day. The idea of the pop-up shop is to encourage shoppers to visit the Victoria Hall to look around the crafts on offer. Hopefully it will also encourage shoppers to shop

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Free Parking in the Run Up to Christmas

Rutland County Council are hoping to be able to offer free parking in the run up to Christmas. Hopefully to support local shops and businesses by offering this incentive to shoppers. The two hour free parking will only apply to the local council run carparks in Oakham and Uppingham. The offer will run throughout December and end on Thursday 31st December. On-street parking restrictions and resident parking permits will remain unchanged an enforceable. Councillor Lucy Stephenson, Cabinet Member for Highways

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National Lockdown Over

I am immensely grateful to each of you who have adhered to the national lockdown with such a sense of civic duty. The end of restrictions is firmly in sight with the first vaccine being approved this morning. From today we return to the strengthened tier system to maintain our control over COVID-19. This is by no means another lockdown or a renewal of previous measures in England. I am pleased that from today, residents of both Rutland (Tier 2)

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New Business Opened in Oakham

On Wednesday morning at 10am on 2nd December 2020, a new business opened in Oakham Although 2020 has brought unprecedented challenges for us all, here at Lily Mae Home Care we are building on our core activities in South Lincolnshire – where we have been providing care to people in their own homes for four years – with the opening of a Wellbeing and Care Advice centre that will provide advice and information about all aspects of providing care to

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Gagging Order To Be Lifted On Military Personnel

A reckoning is coming for the unpunished abuse of power in our Armed Forces Said MP for Rutland and Melton, Alicia Kearns. Today my colleague Sarah Atherton will launch a subgroup of the Defence Committee to hear evidence from women serving in the Armed Forces about their experiences of bullying, harassment, sexual abuse and rape within the Armed Forces. This is a ground-breaking moment because the Defence Secretary has rightly stepped in to lift the gagging order on serving personnel

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