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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Shoe Tree Leicester

Hippos in Rutland




Tonight Arts4Rutland will be celebrating

Receiving £100,000 of tax payers money, from the Arts Council.

They will also be celebrating delivery of the plastic hippos purchased with some of this money.

The evening of celebration is to be held at the Great Hall @ Oakham Castle.

Drinks, Nibbles and music all free to the invited.

I certainly wont be drinking the tax payers money.

I thought they had already celebrated with the drinks and trip to Curve in Leicester last year?

Well, Rutland would not be Rutland without a good piss up for its dignitaries.....

durring these diffcult times

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Catmose College Oakham Rutland New Build











Barleythorpe Rutland

Safety Sign Barleythorpe

Water Barleythorpe

Old Roofing


yellow pipes



assorted pipes




blue pipe


Damp

Bricks



The moon over Barleythorpe Sunday




Barleythorpe from a Skip

Barleythorpe Trees

Iron Barleythorpe


1870 the old Barleythorpe Stud



Barleythorpe Stud



Barleythorpe Stud


Barleythorpe Stud


Barleythorpe Stud



A horses Menu Barleythorpe Stud



Trees at Barleythorpe


Wild Rabbit at Barleythorpe


Horse at Barleythorpe


Spring at Barleythorpe



Eye in the tree at Barleythorpe


Barleythorpe

Barleythorpe Rutland



Barleythorpe Rutland


Barleythorpe Rutland

Spring Daffodils Barleythorpe

Rutland Countryside after sunset

Rutland Country Lane

Looking down towards Oakham,
All Saints Church Oakham
and
Rutland Water

The Rutland Countryside


Rutland Countryside



Rutland Countryside



BT Tower in Rutland Countryside after sunset





The Moon






Oakham night view








Monday, March 29, 2010

TROY card and Gifts Oakham

Troy already for Easter,
a small shop with a big choice is ready for Easter




Troy was not looking so pretty Sunday morning.

Late night drinker deposits wine bottle through shop window @ 4.00 am

Next time I think the bottle bank at Tesco would be a better depository.

Not Melton Road Shops Oakham



Oakham Bandstand

This morning I collected a tile sample from the bandstand.

I took the tile to a major building supplier.

To my surprise, I have secured a quote for what is a universal tile, still made by Marley in a variety of colours including the colour of the bandstand sample.

Members will remember the Town Clerk Reporting this tile was no longer manufactured.

A different more expensive tile would be used and the roof structure would need to be destroyed and rebuilt.

The destruction of the roof is not needed and the cost is frankly far to high.

At the meeting one member said this project had been Railroaded! and another told me the same in private.

The Town Clerk has said the members allegation will not be included in the minutes.

It is my belief a vote was passed based upon incorrect information.

The £30,000 project is a huge waste of public money.

I request the council stop work so a full investigation can be carried out.

From

Cllr Martin Brookes

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Oakham Bandstand £30,000 Restoration

I have been following the works this week on the bandstand.

I am very concerned the public is being asked to pay such a large sum of money for work that is not required.

After the tiles were remove it is very clear the structure is very sound and not rotten. I have watched perfectly good timber become scrap.

I have requested the council considers halting the work and seek professional advice.





Friday, March 26, 2010

Abi Moore

Abi performed at a past Oakham Festival

Hello all! Just a very quick email to remind you about tonight's show if you're free and fancy a lovely, intimate evening of exceptional live music in a very friendly and welcoming little acoustic club hidden away in the wolds of North Lincolnshire. So come along and pay on the door and I'll guarantee it'll be way more entertaining (and thought- provoking) than anything you'll see on the telly tonight!

CAISTOR SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB- TONIGHT! (FRI 26TH MARCH )
Full show from 8.30pm. Peter Appleyard will support. Tickets £6.00 from Neil on 07850 326527 or 07786 548337.

And here are my forthcoming concerts for April - in Shropshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. Would be lovely to see both the regulars and lots of new faces. If you haven't been to one of my concerts in a while, now is a great time to try it! I'll be writing a new album in the summer, so my gigs will be much less frequent and also closer to home.

THE FONT CAFÉ BAR, IRONBRIDGE – SAT 10TH APRIL, 8PM
Free entry. Full trio show from 8.00-10.30pm. Information from venue on 01952 432216

WHITE HART HOTEL, SPILSBY – SAT 24th APRIL
Concert for the British Legion's St George's Day celebrations. Details to follow soon.

THE TAPROOM, ST IVES (CAMBS) - THURS 29TH APRIL, 9PM
Playing a solo set 9-9.35pm and 10-10.35pm. Free entry. For more info, please visit: http://www.thetaproom.co.uk

RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT, KINGS LYNN- FRI 30TH APRIL, 8.00pm
Abi Moore and Peter Appleyard. Tickets £5.50 from www.theacoustickitchen.co.uk

All the best for a lovely Easter and for some better weather!

Abi Moore
www.abimoore.com
www.myspace.com/thisisabimoore
www.youtube.com/thisisAbiMoore
"Live at Lincoln Drill Hall"
- the new DVD out now

All Saint's Church Yard Oakham


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