Rutland County Council is undertaking consultation on changes to its Statement of Community Involvement. They tell us the changes will allow “ a focus on electronic and web-based formats”.
This consultation has been run from Friday 19June 2020 for 4 weeks, ending at 4.30pm on Friday 17 July 2020. Responses received after this date will not be considered.
THIS WILL PROBABLY BE THE LAST CHANCE THAT THE ORDINARY PEOPLE OF RUTLAND WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO INFLUENCE OUR FUTURE.
This is likely to severely disenfranchise a large proportion of the Rutland population particularly those over 65. The Office for National Statistics report that in 2018 some 12.7m adults (20% of the population) were estimated to have no or limited digital skills.
We are also told that over 75% of all internet non-users are aged over 65.
For Rutland with a population of 38,000 that equates to 7,600 people with no or limited internet skills with 5,700 of those in the older age group.
Please do not allow so many to be disenfranchised tell RCC it is important everyone has a voice.
Please reply to the consultation by Friday. https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-services/planning-and-building-control/planning/planning-policy/statement-of-community-involvement/
NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
PARISH OF WING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
Pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that as a result of the resignation of John Dejardin, a vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the said Parish Council.
If by 20 July 2020 (14 days* after the date of this notice), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy**, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
NOTICE OF VACANCIES
HELEN BRIGGS RETURNING OFFICER
Date: 30 June 2020
* In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, day of the Christmas break, of the Easter break or of a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.
“The Christmas break” means the period beginning with the last week day before Christmas Eve and ending with the first week day after Christmas Day which is not a bank holiday, “the Easter break” means the period beginning with the Thursday before and ending with the Tuesday after Easter Day, and “a bank holiday break” means any bank holiday not included in the Christmas break or Easter break and the period beginning with the last week day before that bank holiday and ending with the next week day which is not a bank holiday.
** If an election is triggered, paragraph 6(2) of the 2020 Regulations applies and a poll to fill the casual vacancy does not take place. Instead the vacancy is filled at the ordinary election on 6 May 2021
The 100 Club is alive! As many of you know Wing has, as many villages have, a 100 Club. People can buy shares in this club and once a month there are 3 members who are “picked out of a hat” to win prizes. This is normally done at the Thursday morning coffee morning but in view of Corvid-19 the village hall is closed until further notice. But the draw has been taking place!
The winners have been notified but here are the results for the rest of us.
1st 128 Victor Naylor
2nd 23 Kay Lambert
3rd 48 Bryan Spooner
1st 59 Peter Cox
2nd 95 Jon Roberts
3rd 85 Robert Norton
This website has been developed by Rutland County Council working with town and parish councils, and local businesses.
It’s part of the ‘Open for Business’ campaign to welcome residents and visitors back to Rutland’s towns following the Covid-19 lockdown.
It’s aim is to support the safe reopening of Rutland’s high streets, providing information on what changes to expect, along with details of each business’ opening hours and the measures they are putting in place to ensure safe shopping.
We hope it offers useful information for local people and visitors, as well as supporting our hard-working local businesses.
Cllr Lucy Stephenson is Rutland County Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for Culture and Leisure, Highways, Transportation & Road Safety. She explains: “We’re delighted to be in a position to reopen our high streets and welcome shoppers back. Lockdown has been very challenging but with the Council, residents and local businesses pulling together, we’ve been able to reach this milestone.
“Things will be a little different at first, with some temporary measures in place to ensure safe shopping for all parties. It’s vital we all do our bit to follow the rules, protect ourselves and each other.
“Local businesses and retail staff have been vital for so many of us over the last few months, keeping us stocked with essentials and keeping our spirits up. This is an opportunity to keep supporting them as we continue to ease out of lockdown. It’s time to restart Rutland’s economy.
“We’ll be monitoring the situation closely and if safety guidelines aren’t being followed, we’ll step in and take action.”
The ‘Open for Business’ campaign has been funded through the Government’s Reopening High Streets Safely Fund. There are stringent rules on how the funding must be spent and the overall aim is to establish a safe trading environment for businesses and customers. The funding is part of the European Regional Development Fund which aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union