Fear Of Coronavirus

I can’t help thinking that the fear of Coronavirus has brought us all together as a community. It has also brought out the worst of us in some regards. In particular, shopping. Shoppers accept the fact that they must queue to get into the store. That isn’t the problem. It’s when they are inside the store the problems start. I was shopping at Tesco supermarket last Friday and stood in the queue waiting to go inside the store. That wasn’t

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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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MELTON POLICE OFFICER INJURED

Melton and Rutland police have released details of a Melton police officer injured after an incident in Thorpe Road, Melton Mowbray After stopping a vehicle the officers tried to talk to the driver. One of the officers, PC Davey Rawlings said “An officer asked the driver to get out of the car”. The driver refused the officers request and started to drive off while the officer was leaning through the driver’s window. The car was eventually stopped and the driver,

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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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NHS Staff and Key Workers Encouraged to Apply For Free Parking

NHS and health and social care workers are being encouraged to apply for free parking. They are being to encouraged via their employers for a new Government digital parking permit so that they can park for free with no time limits when undertaking official duties. The paper-based permits for the NHS staff, health, social care and NHS volunteer responders will be downloadable and must be displayed in the windscreen of their car. Passes will be made available through NHS Trusts,

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Mullein Moth Pupa

It’s amazing what you can find during periods of lockdown, especially in your own back garden. Rummaging round in my back garden I found a Mullein moth pupa munching away on the leaf of one of my garden plants. I must admit that I say ‘My Garden’ advisedly because I am definitely not a gardener. The garden is the domain of my partner. However, during this lockdown I have looked at the plants and this is what I saw. A

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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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