WING UPDATE – ST GEORGES BARRACKS (SGB) – DECEMBER 2019


VILLAGERS PLEASE ATTEND THESE MEETINGS

WING UPDATE – ST GEORGES BARRACKS (SGB) – DECEMBER 2019

The Chief Executive and Cabinet at Rutland County Council are very focused on pushing all matters related to SGB through as quickly as possible!  

Until the Local Plan review takes place in the Spring it is important that we continue to try and make our Council see sense. It is therefore essential for us to do a number of things: attend and speak at all Council meetings, express our concerns in letters to the press and talk to people throughout the County about the consequential and catastrophic effects St George’s will have on Rutland, our rural roads and the local economies in our market towns.

We must make each and every stage as difficult as possible for the Council so that a full and fair consultative process is now followed.  So far it has not been so.

A reminder of the reasons why we must not be defeated by the Council’s and the MOD’s insistence that SGB is a viable site. Government planning rules state:-

  • The Council MUST LISTEN to the views of the community.
  • EMPLOYMENT must come FIRST – that’s “PROVEN” jobs before houses.
  • PLANNING must follow – “RIGHT HOMES RIGHT PLACE”.
  • Our Objectively Assessed Housing need states 160 house PA across Rutland – which we can more than provide for within our county towns and many villages.
  • Our CURRENT LOCAL PLAN is VALID until a new plan is inspected and adopted.

In order to keep up a continued presence and therefore pressure, we ask as many people as possible to attend the next two meetings at the Council offices. We are hoping to overfill the chamber so PLEASE give an hour or so of your time to make sure that both RCC and our Cabinet and Councillors are fully aware that YOU will not be a push over! 

Spread the word please to as many people as you can including those in other villages and our towns. It is important that the Council start to see this as a county wide issue.

    VILLAGERS PLEASE ATTEND THESE MEETINGS

Thursday  19th December 7pm

This is a Public Scrutiny Meeting with an agenda to scrutinise the upcoming documents for a Cabinet meeting planned for the 23rd December. A 450 page document covering this was released to the public last Friday (13th). You are allowed to ask questions if you attend (according to strict rules) but listening in is fine too.  Understanding what is going on is essential for future enjoyment of your County.

  Monday 23rd December 6pm

Cabinet meeting – This is for the Cabinet to discuss and decide what they will present to our Councillors for their decisions in January.

At both meetings the agenda items will include: 

Whether to recommend to our Councillors the acceptance of the terms and conditions for the HIF fund (this may in part be a closed room as we are actually not privy to budgetary information).

The Spatial Strategy of Rutland – that is a decision on how SGB could fit in within Rutland  – is it a new Community somewhere between the size Oakham & Uppingham or NOT RIGHT FOR RUTLAND?

SGB vs Woolfox

Transport Reviews

Environmental Reviews

Viability

Sustainability

Cost assessment (EXEMPT REPORT)

Produced on behalf of the Concerned Residents of Wing  (CROW)

CROW contacts:

Ken Siddle – ks14@cam.ac.uk

John Dejardin – john@dejardindesign.co.uk

– Source documents below

https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-services/planning-and-building-control/planning/planning-policy/local-plan-review/spatial-strategy-background-papers/

THE KIRIKI CLUB IN CONCERT


Wing Village Hall

Saturday February 15, 2020 @ 7.30pm

The Kiriki Club bring a stellar line up of five singers and multi-instrumentalists who make the party happen. Rooted in vintage sounds and styles they mix 40’s / 50’s jumpin’ R & B with exotic sounds from around the world and surprising versions of pop classics.

Tickets are available now @ £10.50 each from John Hackett 01572 737394.

Wing Senior’s Lunch


Sunday December 8th 12.30 for 1pm.

We are pleased to be holding the Seniors lunch once again in the Village Hall for those over 65. Sara Mcallister is kindly cooking a Christmas dinner – ‘turkey with all the trimmings’ and there will be a sing-along after the meal.

This is a free event but donations are welcome to contribute towards the cost. There will also be a raffle (£1 a ticket).

Please add your name to the list in the village hall (together with food choices) or let Lynne Bywater (Lyn225@hotmail.co.uk) or Judith Oakley (quilt9@gmail.com) know that you would like to attend by November 30th.

New Year’s Day



Sunday, 1 st January 2020 11am

A gentle 2-5 mile walk starting from Wing Village Hall followed by butties and mulled wine


Led by Paul Kitson (of “walks 100 miles at a time”, Kitson)


We’ll be returning to the Village Hall at the end of the walk for bacon butties (egg for veggies), coffee, tea and beer/mulled wine. For those that prefer not to walk you will be very welcome at the Hall to join in afterwards and indeed to volunteer to help with food and drinks. Vouchers for a butty and drink £5per person (£2.50 for under 18’s).

Vouchers should be purchased in advance for food and drink so that we can gauge numbers from Lynne (lyn225@hotmail.co.uk) or Helen (cullens135@gmail.com). Volunteers please also contact Lynne or Helen.
Do bring your dogs on the walk but please note that dogs are not permitted in the Village Hall unless they are Assistance Dogs.

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