The Rainbow Trail Officially Opened

Saturday morning (August 8th 2020) the Rainbow Trail officially opened. Dr Sarah Furness, the Lord Lieutenant for Rutland, and Richard Cole Esq, the High Sheriff for Rutland, were both there to complete the ribbon cutting ceremony. Watched by members of the Rainbow trail, Dr Sarah Furness delivered an uplifting speech and afterwards she and Richard Cole each cut a ribbon to declare it open. After the ribbon cutting ceremony they both met all of the members present and had a

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I Love Rutland

I love Rutland, it has to be one of the best counties in the UK. I have lived here for the past thirty odd years. For the first sixteen years I lived just up the road in Leicestershire, just four miles away. I really began to appreciate what we had here in our beautiful county soon after moving here. However, thanks to the pandemic I actually realised what we have here. I began to take myself off for walks in

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Fly-Tipping

As I said in a previous blog I would talk about the criminal act of fly-tipping. I was enjoying the countryside when I came across some rubbish tipped in a gateway. Near to the village of Teigh in Rutland. I just couldn’t believe it when I saw it. Rubbish dumped in a gateway to a field where the farmer would have to remove it before being able to go into his field. If the farmer didn’t remove it then no

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RUTLAND WATER NATURE RESERVES

As from 9.00am this morning, 22nd June, Rutland Water Nature Reserves will re-open to the public. Egleton nature reserve will be open every weekday but Lyndon will be closed on Mondays. Procedures have been put in place throughout the nature reserves. By following these procedures and sticking to the social distancing guidelines you will be safe. It is important to follow all instructions from staff and volunteers and take notice of all signs. Both of the centres will be operating

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A Walk Through Ketton Nature Reserve

This morning I looked out of the window and saw a beautiful day dawning. At this point I thought a walk through Ketton Nature Reserve is the only thing to do. After some breakfast and a couple of cups of coffee it was time to collect my tripod, a couple of cameras and set off for Ketton. The weather was fantastic, probably a little too fantastic because as the sun got up it became much warmer. However, the sun did

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Exton War Memorial Cleaned

For the first time in almost one hundred years Exton War memorial has been cleaned. The memorial was unveiled in 1922 by the Earl of Gainsborough. The Earl of Gainsborough lost a son and two of his nephews killed in the First World War. Son Robert and Nephews Roger and Maurice make up the nineteen names of those from Whitwell and Exton killed in the two world wars. During its time since 1922 the memorial has become almost unreadable because

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