Another Walk In The Rutland Countryside

Once again I have been for another walk in the Rutland Countryside carrying my camera and thoughts. What a fantastic afternoon I had. Best of all was seeing the natural surroundings and the wild plants and trees. Wish I could profess to know what all I saw was, but no I’m not that clever. Once I got back home and downloaded the film clips I had recorded, I then set about editing all of them together. I think this is

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What’s Happening in Oakham?

I’m confused. What’s happening in Oakham? There seems to be so many people who are trying to cause as much chaos as possible. It all seems to be the social distancing, one way system, parking, and who says what about everything to happen in our town. I’m sorry to seem naive about all of this but I just cannot work it all out. My head just will not cope with it. It all seemed to happen last week when workmen’s

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Oakham Fire Fighters take on Chief’s Challenge

In May this year Chief Fire Officer, Rick Taylor, welcomed thirteen new recruits into Leicestershire’s Fire and Rescue service. They were invited to take part in the Chief’s challenge; a physically challenging task to raise funds for two charities. The Fire Fighters Charity and Mind. Oakham,s newly recruited fire fighters took on their Chief’s Challenge this morning, (Saturday 25th July 2020). Walking 19 miles from Oakham to Leicester Central fire station meeting their compatriots from Ashby Fire station who completed

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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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Body of a Man Found in Oakham

Police were called to a property in West Road, Oakham on Monday evening (20th July) where the body of a man was found. The Ambulance were called to the body of a man found in Oakham who then notified the police. A statement from Leicestershire and Rutland police said the death of the 39 years old man is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are continuing into the circumstances. A post mortal examination has taken place and further tests are

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Rutland Library is to Re-Open

Wednesday 22nd of July Rutland Library is to re-open allowing access for Rutland Residents to borrow books and DVDs. The library will be offering a reduced collection and drop-off service. Reduced opening hours will be 9.30am to 2-00pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Saturday the hours will be 9.30am to 1.00pm. Unfortunately there will be no browsing, reading or any computer services. Visitors will be expected to follow social distancing rules inside. The number of people allowed in the

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Oakham Cricket Club

Last Saturday (11th July), Oakham Cricket Club held its opening game of the season. Because of the pandemic lockdown cricket couldn’t be played anywhere in the country. The easing of the lockdown rules last week finally allowed the cricket season to begin. The match between the President’s XI and the Chairman’s XI took place during the afternoon. The President’s XI finished on 143 all out after 35.4 overs. The Chairman’s XI won after finishing on 245 all out after 45

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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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A Walk in the Countryside

A couple of days ago I decided to go for a walk. It was during the afternoon I thought a walk in the countryside would fit the bill. It was warm, sunny and seemed to be just right for a stroll. Armed with tripod, one of my video cameras, video light, and grey scale cards I headed off towards Teigh. Teigh is a beautiful little village in Rutland, England and has some fantastic countryside. I certainly wasn’t disappointed with what

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Lockdown Rules Have Been Relaxed

On Saturday, 4th July, the lockdown rules were relaxed. Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas will now be open for business. Also allowed to open are places of worship, libraries, galleries and museums. Weddings are also included in the relaxation of the lockdown rules. Couples can now get married with up to 30 people allowed to attend. These new rules only apply to England, including of course Rutland. The UK government is only responsible for lockdown restrictions in England. Because health

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