Village Hall AGM 16 May 2016

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Here is the agenda for the Village Hall AGM

     MONDAY 16 MAY 7:30 pm



  3. MINUTES of the last AGM 12   MAY 2015


These are the minutes from last year.


Police and Crime Commissioner Results


DULY ELECTED: BACH, Willy – The Labour Party

The PCC elections used the Supplementary Voting system, where voters were able to choose a first preference candidate and a second preference candidate.

When the first preference votes had been counted, no candidate had an overall majority (more than 50%). This meant the second preference votes for the top two candidates – Willy Bach and Neil Durban Bannister – were counted. First preference and second preference votes for these two candidates were then added together and the candidate with the most total votes won the election.

Results of first preference vote count: 

BACH, Willy – 67,991 votes NO OVERALL MAJORITY
BANNISTER, Neil Durban – 46,958 votes NO OVERALL MAJORITY
HILL, Sarah – 19,359 votes NO OVERALL MAJORITY

Result of second preference vote count (for Willy Bach and Neil Bannister only):

BACH, Willy – 10,197 votes
BANNISTER, Neil Durban – 11,347 votes

Total number of first and second preference votes: 

BACH, Willy – 78,188 votes
BANNISTER, Neil Durban – 58,305 votes

Overall turnout: 20.25%

How Rutland Voted

Result of first preference vote count:  

BACH Willy – 1,115 votes
BANNISTER, Neil Durban – 2,628 votes
HILL, Sarah – 880 votes
SPRASON, David – 683 votes

Result of second preference vote count (for Willy Bach and Neil Bannister only):

BACH, Willy – 445 votes
BANNISTER, Neil Durban – 571 votes

Total first preference and second preference votes:

BACH, Willy – 1,560 votes
BANNISTER, Neil Durban – 3,199 votes

Rutland Turnout: 19.03%

We would like to thank the outgoing commissioner Sir Clive Loader, one of our own, for his hard work and dedication to the role.

Digital Rutland and Wing

BBC East Midlands Today had an item about the progress of Superfast Broadband in Rutland. It is now available but not necessarily installed, under Digital Rutland, to 48% of the homes and businesses in the county, one of the highest percentages in the country.

Broadband speed and capacity is limited by the physical connection. Think of the connection like a hosepipe. There is some loss of pressure because the physical connection comes from Manton to Wing.

Standard Broadband uses the old Cabinet at the bottom of Reeves Lane. Copper wire all the way from the Manston exchange and is limited to around 3Mbps. It’s like a garden hose. Your internet “bucket” will fill slowly and if several people use it at the same time it will just be a trickle. So it takes a while to fill your browser page.

We have Superfast Broadband available in the Village Hall and some of the homes in the main village. This is provided by optical fibre out of the new Openreach Cabinet at the bottom of Reeves Lane. This is connected to the Manton exchange which can handle the whole village with ease because it is like a fire hose in capacity. You have to get a new contract from BT to get connected to the new Cabinet. It is not automatic.

This is Fibre To The Cabinet ( FTTC) . But the connection to your home from the cabinet is still the old copper wire, the “garden hose” used by the telephone. Homes furthest from the cabinet e.g. Mill Close, and therefore at the end of more copper cannot get the 50Mbps that homes closer to the cabinet get. They are limited to 25Mbps.

In some parts of the country, including Uppingham, you can get Fibre To The Premises ( FTTP ). This runs a fibre cable, a fire hose,  right to the home and without the copper they can get speeds around 1000Mbps. You can download a 2 hour movie in 3 or 4 seconds at that speed.


About Digital Rutland

The majority of the 18,600 homes and businesses across Rutland have already benefitted from superfast fibre broadband, bringing speeds of up to 80Mbps.

Digital Rutland is a partnership between Rutland County Council and BT that is connecting towns and villages across the county to fibre broadband.

Speeds – The majority of properties will be capable of download speeds up to 80Mbps.  Even the most isolated properties will get 2-24Mbps.

Choice – Eventually you will be able to remain with your existing broadband provider, or choose a new provider from a wide range of well-known broadband companies but BT is the only provider in the early stages.

Coverage – All 10 exchanges located in Rutland have been upgraded as part of the project (Oakham as part of the BT commercial roll out).

Timescales – Phase 1 deployment has completed with 9400 homes and business now connected to fibre.  Following a further Open Market Review , Public Consultation and State Aid approvals we are now planning a further  phase of deployment  during 2016 including to our more hard to reach areas.

Superfast Broadband

Superfast broadband will make it possible for people to make video calls, watch TV/movies online, as well downloading music in seconds.

It will also benefit local businesses who will be much better placed to exploit new technologies.

Find out more about how superfast broadband works and the benefits at home and benefits to business of superfast broadband.

Clean for the Queen

  1. CLEAN FOR THE QUEENWell. The Day has come and is going. The weather was just right, not too hot and no rain. As usual there were almost too many volunteers for this community activity. The various teams spread out and covered as many of the village roads as possible. There was a Bicycle found lurking in a ditch and the finders David and Alison Saviour, having dragged it back to the hall were given the prize. Richard Tulloch, organiser of the extravaganza has decided that if there are no claimers for the bike he will use it in his next Christmas show. Apparently he has the ability to right a cycle backwards. Here are a few shots taken during the morning to let you people who preferred lying abed to see what you missed.

All my own work

Wing’s very own Bag Lady!

Were Allright

We’re only here for the tea (WiFi) John Oakley, in his new role as Ambassador for BT Internet, popped into the hall to collect his mail while all the work was going on. He was quite indignant to find BT had cleared his fault off as User Error, when in fact he has had no internet for the best part of a week and it looks like for a few more days he is going to be equally deprived of stimulation.

Just like that

Another of Richard’s fishing stories

The collection

Most, but not all, that was collected from around our village.

I shall sit on it backwards

Of course, you have to imaging I am facing the rear.


Is this the Royal Gardener?

The Bike that was found had on it some labels in English and German, here is a shot of them in case they help with identification. The bike itself is not in bad condition and could easily be brought back to a working condition. If there are no owner to claim it does anyone want it? It is heading for the tip otherwise.

Bike labels

Investigation has established where the bike came from and who dumped it.

As can be seen from the collection of full black bags, a successful day was had, with more unfortunately out there.

Any Volunteers?