BLM March Through Oakham

Today, Saturday 13th June, around 100 people held a BLM march through Oakham in support of anti-racism. The walk began at the Oakham Library at 11.30 this morning and after a short while congregating there set off down the High Street to Church Street and on up to Cutts Close. The BLM march through Oakham was a peaceful affair in which people of all ages took part. At the end of the walk the supporters were encouraged to kneel on

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Helen Briggs Has Announced Her Retirement Date

Helen Briggs has announced her retirement date. The Rutland County Council Chief Executive has confirmed that she will be retiring from her role in July of this year, 2020. The Chief Executive first announced she would be retiring from her post in January 2020 after serving the county for thirteen years. In March she withdrew her resignation to support Rutland until more clarity over the Coronavirus situation Councillor Oliver Hemsley, the Leader of Rutland County Council said “I am grateful

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Prime Minister has made an Announcement

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, has made an announcement that non-essential retail businesses can open from the 15th June 2020. With this in mind planning is underway at Rutland County Council supporting this announcement. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has notified the council that it will receive Ā£35,627 of funding. This is to support the re-opening of the high street shops while making sure they are safe for residents and tourists to visit. Guidance has also been

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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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Rutland Water Visitors

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic Rutland Water visitors are being asked to stay away. There are signs to this effect all around the reservoir asking people not to come. Despite this people still turned up to the water. They parked their cars of which there was at least thirty on the side of the road and the verge. This of course was quite a dangerous thing to do being on the main A606. They were parked just after the Hambleton

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Oakham’s Bus Station Waiting Room Temporary Closure

As from today-23rd May-Oakham’s bus station waiting room temporary closure will take place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Local bus operators have been running a reduced service for the past few weeks because of the pandemic. In light of the new lockdown measures it is feared there will be more visitors to the county. This will possibly encourage more people to use the services. With an expected increase in passenger numbers the waiting room has been closed until further notice

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