As we enter the final week of the petition before handover next Thursday, with well over 2,400 signatures, including hard copy forms, (2200 from Rutland and 1200 from Oakham alone), I have a few important points to brief you on:
Hand over has been confirmed with Rutland County Council to be at 16:00 on Thursday 14th December. It was decided last night that we will meet at the Market Square at 15:30 and march down to the Council Offices together. This may well be the first protest march that Oakham has seen in a very long time and I received confirmation last night that the BBC will be there to film it… So please, be there and show your support!
OK2WAY A formal protest group to run the wider campaign of which this petition forms a part has been formed. OK2WAY will be chaired by Tim Norton of Tim Norton Motors and will plan and coordinate all activities from now until the final RCC Council Meeting regarding the One-Way proposal in March 2018. The media, all local papers, local radio and the BBC have been briefed accordingly.
STREET STALL OK2WAY will hold their first Street Stall, in Oakham Market Square, this Saturday, 9th December, from 09:00 till 13:00. Please come along and support us. There will be hard copy petition forms to sign if you have friends / family who haven’t signed yet and bright One Way / No Way leaflets which you can display to show your support. We hope to see you there tomorrow. With 300+ supporters in each Oakham Ward and another thousand elsewhere in Rutland, I believe that the Councillors and our MP are beginning to really feel the pressure – So, let’s keep it up! Useful Contacts / Links beneath my signature as usual Thank you for your support
The petition itself : https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/local-referendum-on-oakham-one-way-scheme
Sir Alan Duncan email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Your Councillor: http://rutlandcounty.moderngov.co.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?bcr=1
Have Your Say Leaflets: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5F1XB5t0Xh8OHQzVUVDWkxISFE
Hard Copy Petition Forms: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mIcavpbpBglAHpkYlUjwtq3fgBEYYBGl
Local Referendum on Oakham One-Way Scheme
Rutland’s historic county town of Oakham has been steadily declining as a market town over recent years and factors such as long-term roadworks have forced an even greater downturn in trade. Rutland County Council’s Consultation Exercise received 952 responses of which 53% (504) were in favour of the one-way system and a further exercise covering only 5,500 properties had responses from just 1592 householders with only 47% (710) in favour.
We are holding ‘drop ins’ where our Recovery Worker can signpost and assess the person’s needs and help with the support they require. An information ‘drop in’ in Uppingham at the Dolphin and Gerrard Court on Johnson Road, is held on Thursdays between 10am – 12noon, with other drops to follow.
This is a rough map of the people that have joined Nextdoor Wing in the first month. The green dots and areas are members, the yellow dots and areas are the people that have been invited but have not yet signed up. We have about 30% of the village signed up at the rate of 2 or 3 a day.
Auction of Promises in aid of St Peter’s Church Reordering
Barrowden Village Hall
Saturday, 11 November 7.30 for 8.00 pm
Come along for a fun evening led by Nick Grounds, an extremely funny and entertaining professional auctioneer, and bid for a fantastic range of lots kindly donated by Wakerley & Barrowden residents. A flavour of some promises:
- Several Holiday Homes – home and abroad
- A Ride in a Vintage Car
- Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner or a Pub Meal
- French Lessons
- Babysitting, Gardening, Chauffeur Service
- Personal Training, Pilates Session, Therapeutic Massage, Reiki treatment, a Manicure
- Homemade cakes, Celebration Cakes, Christmas Puddings, Mincemeat or Marmalade
- A Round of Golf
- Rugby tickets
- One of Dick Clarke’s unique Pots
- A Keith Hensby Original Painting
- A Professional Photographic Sitting of a Family or Child(ren)
- Computer Training
- Dog Walking
The modest £5 entrance fee includes a drink and nibbles plus a bidding number. Successful bidders will be asked to pay at the end of the evening by cash or cheque.
If you are not able to attend in person you can leave ‘a bid on the book’. Catalogues available from Carol or John Harding on 01572 747085, email@example.com,
It’s a Fire Hydrant sign. So don’t park and hide it!
The figure at the top is the size of the main that feeds that hydrant in millimetres – so 100mm. The lower figure is the distance from that plaque to where the hydrant is in metres.
Tuesday 10 October and Thursday 12 October. 3 – 5pm
‘Tea at 3’
Come and have a cuppa and see what Dove Cottage Day Hospice does for our Community.
Meet the staff and volunteers who are very proud of this beautiful facility
Where ? ,
On the road between Ridlington and Brooke. LE15 9AJ .tel .01572 722630
Piano and Organ Recital
St Peter’s Church, Barrowden
Saturday 28 October 2017
12:30 – 14:00
This is a “not to be missed” opportunity to enjoy the playing of two of Barrowden’s truly accomplished musicians, John Comber and Jean Swinbanks. They have put together a fascinatingly eclectic range of music for both organ and piano.
The recital will showcase pieces as contrasting as Elgar and Gospel, Bach and Jazz – and you’d have to travel a long way to find such a diverse mix!
The recital starts at 12:30 with an interval at 13:15 when light refreshments will be served – wine, soft drinks, coffee and small eats. We plan to finish at about 14:00
Seating for the first 40 who apply will be in the nave, and after that it is free seating, a bit like flying with Easyjet but more fun!
Amazingly there is no charge for the recital. However, there will be a collection at the end with all donations going towards the cost of the new Thirlmere Organ. The pieces that John plans to play are designed to demonstrate the versatility of this new piece of kit!
Please let us know as soon as possible if you wish to come – then we can make plans for the catering. And oh yes, bring a friend, the more the merrier!
So, if you fancy coming along please contact any one of the following:
John Comber 
Steve Preston 
Peter Voller 
And here are some photos of the inaugural meeting in Wing.Thank you all for your interest in the group. Just to clear up some confusion. The expectation is that people will attend the session in their home village. However, if you enjoy the activities ( and the cake !) You are most welcome to attend both. £3:00 will be requested for each session you attend.
Our friends from Morcott and from other villages are very welcome to come along too.
Transport can be arranged for Wing and Manton residents on request, unfortunately, at present, we cannot extend this to other villages.
OCTOBER WING 5th MANTON 19th
NOVEMBER WING 2nd. MANTON 16th
DECEMBER. WING 7th. MANTON tbc
For more information:
(Wing ) Joanne 737286 firstname.lastname@example.org
( Manton ) Helen 737157 email@example.com
Please come and have a look around your local Day Hospice
Dove Cottage Day Hospice is opening its doors
On TUESDAY 10th and THURSDAY 12th October at 3 pm
At Ridlington and Stathern.
We would love to see you and help you to find out more about the work we do.
For more information, please phone 01572 722630. http://www.dovecottage.org