Chris Wood Trophy Presented To Keith Crellin

Tonight, 20th August 2020, the Chris Wood trophy was presented to Keith Crellin. The trophy is presented annually in memory of a Past President, Chris Wood. It is given to the member of the Oakham Rugby Club who has demonstrated outstanding service to the club. This year Past President Steve Beanland made the presentation to Keith Crellin, a club stalwart. There could not have been a worthy recipient than Keith, an avid fan of the game. Since his arrival almost

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VJ Day 75th Anniversary at Oakham Church

Today, 15th August 2020, a two minute silence was held to mark VJ Day 75th Anniversary at Oakham church. Because of the coronavirus pandemic only the Lord Lieutenant and Rutland High Sheriff took part. As the Lord Lieutenant explained, because of social distancing rules it seemed the only sensible thing to do. The two of them representing Rutland residents veterans, and serving armed forces. After a speech by Dr Furness the names of those from Oakham who perished out there,

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A Shooting in Oakham

Last night (Wednesday 5th August) Police were called to an address in Burley Way, after a shooting in Oakham. A man telephoned the police to report he had been slightly injured after he had been shot with an air gun. The Police helicopter was called to assist the officers on the ground in searching the area for the person responsible, but no one has yet been found. Enquiries into the incident are still ongoing and anyone with any information are

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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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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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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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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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