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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Skittles on the Green at Thrussington

Thursday 2nd June, Friday 3rd June and Saturday 4th June 2011

7.30pm

Skittles on the Green at Thrussington.

Skittles for all the family with hot dogs and children's stalls

Contact: Bev Kearns 01664 424430

Arnesby WI, Ladies of Leicestershire, talk

Wednesday 1st June 2011 7.30pm

Arnesby WI, Ladies of Leicestershire, talk

Arnesby Village Hall

Contact: 0116 247 8888

Rutland County Council is to review litter bins to cut costs

Rutland County Council is to review litter bins to cut costs.

Oakham Town Council may have agreed to purchase a litter bin, and sited it near to a high street bus stop.

Rutland County Council has said it can not adopt the bin as it can not afford to get it emptied and it is also planning  a reduction of current litter bins.

I wonder how if you employ a person to sweep the pavement does it cost more or less to empty a litter bin?

Can I suggest Rutland County Council start looking at cuts that would effect those in high places.

For example the private hire of  a car and driver for the Chairman of the Council.

High Speed Broadband Rutland Government Refuses £2,000,000 Rutland County Council Grant Application

High Speed Broadband Rutland, Government Refuses £2,000,000 Rutland County Council Grant Application

It does not surprise me this application was turned down. This council can't see past its own snout.

A member of the public asked me a simple question , I could not answer it because I had not attended the meeting. I asked Conservative Councillor and deputy leader Terry King the simple question.

He refused to answer my simple question and proceeded to engage in a long series of emails personally attacking me. Just the sort of behaviour one would expect from a senior Rutland County Councillor?

Because I was getting know where with Councillor Terry King I asked Rutland County Council the same question using FOI and received a response.

You will notice the question was answered. I am also publishing Mr Kings the first two responses to my simple question.

I question is Conservative Councillor Terry King fit to carry out his job as deputy leader of  Rutland County Council?


Dear Mr. Brookes,

The response from Rutland County Council to your recent Freedom of Information Act request is as follows:

"During the presentation Councillor King did indeed advise that the company he referred to in his presentation was a company he was involved with and indeed used some anecdotal experienced from the business.

Councillor Ellis (ex) was not present, but no reference was made to the fact that he was involved in the business, C.S. Ellis, specifically."

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled, you can request a review by writing to:-

Monitoring Officer, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP
Telephone: 01572 722577  e-mail: foi@rutland.gov.uk
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:-
The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45 Website: www.ico.gov.uk
There is no charge for making an appeal.

Freedom of Information
Rutland County Council
Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP
t: 01572 722577 | f: 01572 758457 | e: foi@rutland.gov.uk


Councillor King's response to the same question. I hope readers will note the slight difference with his answer.



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M Brookes
I have in the past met people who have started a business with no more than a bucket and a borrowed ladder. You will not start one by wasting time on conspiracy chasing.
T King 
From: TKing@rutland.gcsx.gov.uk
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Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 14:45:25 +0100
Subject: Re:

M Brookes
I am not suggesting that you take up hard work like window cleaning, I was only telling you I knew someone who had. If you produce a simple viable business plan i will help raise you capital by pledging some money, plus you may be eligible for Government Start Up support.
Your energies will be better challenged into seeking self employment than wasting time on conspiracy theories.
T King

Cllr King later said he was not pledging me money just offering a loan. He sent a over a dozen e-mails I cant imagine the volume if I had asked a difficult question.

Monday, May 30, 2011

EEF Conference Centre, Barleythorpe, Rutland, Purchased by Rutland County Council for Rutland County College


EEF Conference Centre, Barleythorpe, Rutland,
Purchased by Rutland County Council for
Rutland County College

Stamford Feast, Stamford Meadows, Photographs, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Stamford Feast, Stamford Meadows, Photographs, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Asparagus

Pineapple

Plenty to eat


Melted Glass Bottles

Yellow Peppers

Mixed Vegetables



 Strawberries and Cream

Cheese and Oils

Rutland Radio and Drums

Milk

The Royal British Legion Stamford

Lincolnshire Constabulary

Love Food Love Lincolnshire

Stamford Cookery School

Thierry Daugeron

Dinky Donuts

No Dogs


NO DOGS

Please DO FEED THE DUCKS,





Please DO NOT  FEED THE DUCKS

Oakham Massage Parlour Door Smashed Saturday Evening

Oakham Massage Parlour Door Smashed Saturday Evening

Loros, High Street, Oakham, Rutland, New Sign

Loros, High Street, Oakham, Rutland, New Sign

Lyddington Open Gardens, Lyddington, Rutland

Lyddington Open Gardens, Lyddington, Rutland

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June

2-pm - 6pm

Tickets are available in each garden

Contact Pauline Brown 01572 821471

Garage Sale, St Mary's House, Exton. Rutland

Garage Sale, St Mary's House, Exton. Rutland

Fund raising for Exton Parish Church Today

10am - 2pm

The Blue Bell-Easton on the Hill, Gala and Beer and Music Festival

The Blue Bell-Easton on the Hill-Gala and Beer Festival

5th ANNUAL EASTON ON THE HILL VILLAGE GALA 

Monday 30TH MAY 2011 REAL ALE, CIDER & PERRY FESTIVAL, 
late May bank holiday fun and entertainment. 
Held in the grounds of the Blue Bell Pub, 9 High Street, Easton on the Hill  from noon Live Music Festival with Hog Roast & BBQ Four Live Bands featuring the Houndogs All in aid of village Organisations 

Large marquee ensures all events will go ahead, 
even if bad weather. 

Please call Alex on 01780 763003 if you can help, or email : gala@eastononthehill.com

Monday 30th from 1.00pm MUSIC FESTIVAL The Moonlights Rollo Markee & Tailshaker Jason & The Skagonauts The Houndogs

THE BLUE BELL PUB 

9 HIGH STREET 

EASTON ON THE HILL 

STAMFORD 

LINCOLNSHIRE 

PE9 3LR

Midlands Solicitor suspended

I require a little more information about a Rutland man, a solicitor who enjoys golf and no longer appears on the Law Society List.

THE HIGH Court has suspended from practising and frozen the accounts of a midlands solicitor after being informed that a Law Society committee had formed the opinion that he is guilty of dishonesty and misconduct.
The court heard that the Law Society’s complaints and client relations committee, which considers complaints against solicitors, came to that opinion arising out of the solicitor’s alleged “systemic practice” of failing to use money received from the sale of properties to discharge mortgages affecting the properties.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Lyddington Hippo Auction, Lyddington Village Hall, Lyddington, Rutland


The Lyddington Hippo Auction, Lyddington Village Hall, Lyddington, Rutland

7.30pm on Sunday 5th June

Please go along to make a bid or simple join in the fun!

Admission is free.

Refreshments available

The money raised will be split between the village church and the village hall

For more information contact: Barbara Taylor-Harris  0172 822210

Oakham High Street, Litter Bin, Oakham Town Council, Rutland County Council

Trader nearby bus stops in Oakham High Street have raised concerns about litter discarded by people awaiting buses and Taxis outside their shops.

I approached Rutland County Council and asked if they could supply a bin. I received a response we don't have any money and we clear up the litter once each day and the presence of their enforcement officers would help deter littering? The cost of a bin is a little less than the amount RCC spends on catering at one of its many civic receptions.


Oakham Town Council members will be asked to consider if the Town Council can afford to purchase a bin,
attach it to one of these posts and then ask RCC to adopt it.

Open Gardens at North Luffenham Hall, North Luffenham

Open Gardens at North Luffenham Hall

Sun, 29 May, 11:00 – 16:30
 
Church Street, North Luffenham (map)
 
Plants for sale. Admission charge, children free. 
 
It's the home of Roger and Mary Canham open as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

Malcolm Sargent Primary School, Car Boot Sale, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Malcolm Sargent Primary School Car Boot Sale

Sunday, 29 May, 10:00 – 13:00
 
Empingham Road Stamford (map)
 
sellers set up from 9am, call Ashley: 07518 383817 Refreshments, bouncy castle, toilets.

Stamford Feast, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Stamford Feast

Sunday, 29 May, 10:00 – 21:00
 
Stamford Meadows (map)
 
A community food and dance event with demonstrations through the day, live music in the evening. 
Entrance to the event is free

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Complaint in relation to Ms H Briggs Officer, Rutland County Council, The Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission
Democracy Matters?

Finally got around to writing a reply to my complaint.

I their reply they suggest they have no powers to act and the complaints are a matter for the court.

As Oakham police appear to have not idea in how to deal with election laws this is unlikely to ever reach the courts.

I would suggest the reason for lack of action by Leicestershire Constabulary to investigate any election complaints made by myself and other members of the public, shows a clear example of the cosy relationship Inspector Monks enjoys with Rutland County Council.

The police have taken no action regarding the letter I handed in some weeks ago that clearly link them or the council to illegal acts during the election. I am told the letters are still sitting gathering dust in evidence bags in PS Fosters in tray at Oakham Police station.

The Electoral Commission says it has a set of performance standards by which they access the performance of Electoral Registration Officers and Returning Officer. The various complaints will be taken into consideration when they next collect information in relation to Returning Officers and their performance. This I hope will also include the lack of performance shown by Mrs Briggs. I still can't understand why she felt she could take a holiday in the middle of a election period. Of course her deputy did a sterling job during her absence.

The Commission also states they have written to #### #### as they complained the Commission about the election count for the Oakham South West Ward.

Jinkys Comments Oakham Rutland

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Comment Answer":

I notice that Brookes fails to address the verifiable fact that he took free drinks at Jinky's to a: raise awareness of their case on his blog and b: to discredit the neighbour.

What he failed to mention is that the neighbour is egged on by the white lion owner (the neighbour's best friend).



Posted by Anonymous to Martin Brookes at May 28, 2011 9:02 AM 



I have previously adressed the above comment, but for a clear record I will address the matter as a blog post although I am sure this won't suffice this persons obsessive nature.

Yes I have blogged about Jinkys some favourable and some apparently not so favourable according to the owner of the establishment.

If Jinkys turned into a war zone I would blog this even if Mr Woods objected.

The constant comments suggesting I have been bought by Mr Woods the owner of Jinkys is slanderous. 

Mr Woods gave me one free glass of Diet Coke something I did not have to declare but felt it was wise to seek advise. So I wrote to a e-mail marked PRIVATE to both the Town Clerk Richard White and the Monitoring Officer Geoff Pook at Rutland County Council. I received a response saying I did not need to declare the free glass of Diet Coke. 

I was then later very concerned to read comments on my blog relating to this subject. I have since wrote to both recipients of the email and expressed my concern the content of a e-mail marked private appears to have been leaked to a third party.

As for the neighbour mentioned in the comment I don't know who this is, I only published information available to the public at the planning meeting held at Barleythorpe.

I would suggest the person making the comment is giving more information than I ever did by suggesting this person is a friend of the owners of a establishment further up the road. I and many other people have not got a clue who has Rutland County Council recording equipment in there property.

Anonymous is not that anonymous, from the comment data I see its my good friend the old troll, it would be rather good to find the connection this vile person has to our good council.






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Rutland County Council withhold important details about document from Planning Inspector

Rutland County Council withheld important details about document from Planning Inspector.

The Jeakins Weir public enquiry has been adjourned so all parties could receive a document, A report relating to Rutland County Councils Core Strategy.

The planning inspector was told this report was not available at the start of the hearing this Tuesday.

On Wednesday it became evident Rutland County Council was sitting on this report. Rutland County Council had received the report on Monday.

The planning inspector asked had the Chief Executive received the report and had she been in receipt of the report since Monday. The Council responded yes. The Councils QC appeared to be embarrassed by the situation. Not surprising as this information had been presented to the Planning Inspector by Jeakins Weir and not Rutland Council.
The Councils QC clearly stated a number of times he was not aware of the matter and he could assure all parties. he had not seen the document and would not be looking at it that day.

I am not surprised this has occurred, it is something I have become to expect from Rutland County Council.

On the last day of the hearing Jeakins Weir requested to see a document relating to a matter between the Council and Tresham. (Waitrose) After the hearing was adjourned it was clear Mrs Baker a planning officer from Rutland County Council did not want Jeakins Weir to see this document in its present context. She discussed this with the Councils QC publicly and he requested she passed it to him first so he could check for damaging content.

It has always been very clear to me this Council headed by a very incompetent Chief Executive, does not play fair and the councils underhand tactics don't work  People and organisations who conduct their selves in this way always come unstuck in the end.

There was also an issue relating to the conduct of the Councils Highways Department, which forced Jeakins Weir to issue a warning of possible action against them.

I do hope the behaviour of the Council does not allow for this application to be approved.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Rutland County Show, Rutland Agricultural Society’s 179th Annual County Show, Burley on the Hill

Rutland Agricultural Society’s 179th Annual County Show

Sunday 5th June 2011

Burley-on-the Hill near Oakham, LE15 7TE click for map

Gates open 8.30am
The Rutland Show is an all round county show for the people of Rutland and the surrounding areas. It provides a unique opportunity to appreciate what is great about our county.
Animals, people, produce, displays, vehicles, entertainment – there is something for everyone.

www.rutlandcountyshow.co.uk

Sonara Studios, Mill Street, Oakham, Rutland, New Signage

Sonara Studios, Mill Street, Oakham, Rutland, New Signage

Comment Answer

Comment  Answer:  I looked up troll and its suggested they are ignored, but in this case I feel I need to publish the details relating to all the comments posted today. You will see they come from one person the same person who has a habit of posting vile comments. Will they ever grow up?

Anonymous said...

Your so write there, in the meeting they have taken no notice of what was said at the meeting at the village hall in Langham. Nothing at all. They seem to be virtually in the pay of the developers.

Why do you troll your own blog, Martin?

Your writing style is evidenced above.




 

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