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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sycamore Harley-Davidson Garage, Formula 1 racing car close up Uppingham, Rutland

Sycamore Harley-Davidson Garage, Formula 1 car close up Uppingham, Rutland

Classics in Uppingham, In Aid of DLR Ambulance

Part of Classics in Uppingham a Formula 1 racing car will be on show for all to view close up, at the Sycamore Harley-Davidson garage.


10.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 11th September 2011

In aid of DLR Air Ambulance


Rotary International

Morris Dancing
Classic and Vintage Car Display
Children's Art Competition
Arts, Crafts and Charity Stalls

Community Safety Displays

Free Parking and more.....

A day of Classic fun, food and entertainment in Uppingham

Classic and Vintage car owners wishing to display their cars
are asked to register their interest with the event co-ordinator.

Tel: 01572 823465

Email: rons@clara.net

www.uppinghamfirst.co.uk

Uppingham School's Quad, Classics in Uppingham, Rutland

Uppingham, Classics in Uppingham, In Aid of DLR Ambulance

Part of Classics in Uppinham Vintage Cars will be shown in Classic surroundings of Uppingham School's Quad.


10.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 11th September 2011

In aid of DLR Air Ambulance


Rotary International

Morris Dancing
Classic and Vintage Car Display
Children's Art Competition
Arts, Crafts and Charity Stalls

Community Safety Displays

Free Parking and more.....

A day of Classic fun, food and entertainment in Uppingham

Classic and Vintage car owners wishing to display their cars
are asked to register their interest with the event co-ordinator.

Tel: 01572 823465

Email: rons@clara.net

www.uppinghamfirst.co.uk 

Uppingham, Classics in Uppingham, In Aid of DLR Ambulance

Classics in Uppinham

10.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 11th September 2011

In aid of DLR Air Ambulance


Rotary International

Morris Dancing
Classic and Vintage Car Display
Children's Art Competition
Arts, Crafts and Charity Stalls

Community Safety Displays

Free Parking and more.....

A day of Classic fun, food and entertainment in Uppingham

Classic and Vintage car owners wishing to display their cars
are asked to register their interest with the event co-ordinator.

Tel: 01572 823465

Email: rons@clara.net

John McGain Victoria Hall Gallery, High Street, Oakham, Rutland


Spring into Summer

Paintings by Local Artist

John McGain

Traditional, Contemporary, Abstracts

All Originals, All for Sale

Meet John at Victoria Hall, High Street, Oakham

until Sunday 10th July 2011

Monday -Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 11.00am -3.00pm

email: john.,mcgain@btinternet.com

Lifeboats, Activity Fun Day, Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, The Avenue, Rutland Water, Exton, Oakham, LE15 8AH

Lifeboats, Activity Fun Day
at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel

24th July 2011 at 10.30am to 3.30pm

Free Entry and Parking

A Fun Filled Day

Rifle Range, Quad Bikes, Face Painting, Hook a Duck, Horseshoes, Treasure Hunt, Tombola, Little Red Bus Rides, Stallsm BBQ and Ice Cream.
And so much more.....

A guest appearance from Peppa Pig!

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Barnsdale Lodge

All proceeds will be going to the RNLI

"A FUN DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY

Lifeboats,
Activity Fun Day,
Barnsdale Lodge Hotel,
The Avenue,
Rutland Water,
Oakham,
LE15 8AH

Anne Davies BBC EMT Fundraising for St Andrews Church, Whissendine, Rutland, Support Act Caroline Aston

Anne Davies from BBC East Midlands Today Fundraising for St Andrews Church, Whissendine,
Support Act Caroline Aston.

An  Edwardian Evening at Whissendine Village Hall

Saturday 16th July 2011

7.30pm

There is an admission charge and booze is supplied.

For further information please contact: Dot Dickinson and help raise funds for St Andrews Church

Meet Your Rutland County Councillor and Town Councillors Rutland Times Correction

Councillor Alan Walters  choked on his Cheerio's as he read this mornings Rutland Times. 


He had become a Conservative overnight according to the paper, a quick coffee later he confirms its a typo!

He is still very much Independent. 


Many people locals know, Mr Walters was often dressed in his red tie. He hung this up at the recent elections, he told me there are  no immediate plans to nip out and purchase a blue tie.


Councillor Walters is holding his first surgery at Victoria Hall this weekend from 10.00am - noon

He is very keen to see as many people as possible who may wish to make him aware of any issue that effect them.



Mr Alan Walters (Ind)
15 Queen's Road
Oakham
Rutland LE15 6ED


email: awalters@rutland.gov.uk


Representing: Oakham North East
(East of Railway Line, North of South Street, Mill Street and Burley Road)

If you really feel the need two Oakham Town Councillor will also be around to chat. both from different wards from those published by today's Rutland Times

Cllr Mrs Maureen Dodds,                undefined
42 The Park, Ranksborough Hall,
Langham,
LE15 7EJ,
Tel 01572 723434
North East Ward

Maureen is a long serving member of Oakham Town Council and was mayor of Oakham in 2004.
She is Chairman of Oakham in Bloom and proud of its recent record. She has also been the secretary of the Rutland Horticultural Society for the last twenty years and a founder member, in 1974, of the Rutland Arts Theatrical Society. She believes that these interests help her keep in touch with the local community.


Cllr Alf Dewis
59 Redland Roadundefined
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 6PH
01572 723161
South West Ward

Alf is an ex RAF Officer who has lived in Oakham for over 35 years and was first elected to represent the Oakham South West Ward in September 2009. Before being elected he worked as a local government officer for 26 years and as a management consultant since 2003.
He is keen to ensure that the Council works in a professional and businesslike manner and that the people of Oakham are able to benefit from improved services following the increased responsibility being afforded to the Council through local accountability. He also intends to work hard to forge close working relationships with local partners.
Alf is particularlyin helping the town and its traders to overcome the effects of the closure of RAF Cottesmore and HMP Ashwell by enhancing Rutland's reputation as a tourist attraction. He is also eager to improve local facilities for young people and the poor perception of anti social behaviour.

Goadby Marwood Open Garden Events, Goadby Marwood, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4,

Goadby Marwood Open Garden Events,

Sunday 3rd July 2011

2.00pm - 6.00pm

Goadby Marwood,
Melton Mowbray,
Leicestershire,
LE14 4,

Contact Molly Gatehouse 

01664 464785

dennis.gatehouse@btinternet.com

Gumley Open Gardens, Village Day, Gumley, Market Harborough, Leicestershire

Gumley Open Gardens, Village Day

Gumley, Market Harborough, Leicestershire

Sunday 3rd July 2011

10.00am - 5.00pm

Contact 0116 2792353

Caldecott Village Fete, Church Lane, Caldecott, Rutland

Saturday 2nd July 2011 2.00pm

Caldecott Village Fete,
Church Lane,
Caldecott,
Rutland

Contact Mrs J Gower

01536 770046

Croft Village Open Gardens, Local Heritage Exhibition, St Michael All Angels Church

Croft Village Open Gardens, Local Heritage Exhibition, St Michael All Angels Church

Saturday 2nd July 2011

11.00am - 6-00pm


Sunday 3rd July 12 noon

Contact Derek Paul

croftopengaardens@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cory Analysis of Oakham Town Centre litter bins for Rutland County Council

Rutland County Council and Oakham Town Council are currently looking into the possibility of placing Recycling Litter Bins in the parks and streets of Oakham.

A scheme already in operation in Melton Mowbray

One day this week Cory Waste Management analysed the content of 22 litter bin and found:

12.9 kg of Recyclable Litter

and 2.05 kg of Non Recyclable Litter.

Kegworth Village Fair, Kegworth Primary School, High Street, Kegworth, Derby, Leicestershire, DE74 2DA

Kegworth Village Fair,

Saturday 2nd July 2011

11.00am

Kegworth Primary School,
High Street,
Kegworth,
Derby,
Leicestershire, DE74 2DA

Now in its second year, this is much a family fun day out.

Contact: Christine Essex

chris.essex@nottingham.ac.uk

Abbeyfield Strawberry Tea and Giant Raffle, Abbeyfield Society, Quorn, Loughborough, Leicestershire

Abbeyfield Strawberry Tea and Giant Raffle,

Saturday 2nd July 2011 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Abbeyfield Society,
Holloway House,
35 Sutton Close,
Quorn,
Leicestershire
LE12 8GA

In Aid of residents social fund.

Contact: Gaynor Brown 01509 416040

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

OAKHAM TOWN COUNCIL CO-OPTIONS

OAKHAM TOWN COUNCIL CO-OPTIONS


Following the recent Local Government Elections Oakham Town Council is seeking to increase its representation in the four electoral wards in Oakham. The Council currently has six vacancies for Councillors as to date only one applicant has applied.

The Town Council needs to Co-opt for the following Vacancies



Oakham North East – 2 vacancies



Oakham North West – 1 vacancy



Oakham South East – 1 vacancy



Oakham South West – 2 vacancies



Members of the public who wish to join the Council should send their applications, which may include a CV, to Oakham Town Council, 39 High Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6AH.



The closing date for applications is 1st July 2011. Interviews will take place on the evening of the 6th July 2011 and appropriate decisions on the co-options will also be made on that evening.



Further information on the role of a Town Councillor is available, on request, from the Clerk to the Council at the above address, by telephone on 01572 723627 or via e-mail at

rwhite@oakhamtowncouncil.gov.uk

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Oakham in Blooms good work destroyed

Oakham in Blooms good work once again destroyed.

Oakham in Bloom, Busy in the Summer, Sun Cutts, Close, Oakham, Rutland

Oakham in Bloom, Busy in the Summer, Sun Cutts, Close, Oakham, Rutland





Saturday Night Vandalism, Royce Recreation Ground, Oakham, Tree Destroyed

Saturday Night Vandalism, Royce Recreation Ground, Oakham, Tree Destroyed
A tree planted 4-5 years ago has been severely damaged Oakham's tree warden said it must have  took more than one person to break it. 
The tree could not  be saved and has been dug up this morning.
The incident has been reported to the police and they gave a incident number, 538.

The total losses to Oakham Town Council is around £300 (or tax payer)
The Tree Warden said "I could without this on a Sunday!!!!!"

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Burley Road, Residents Nights of Hell, Oakham Drinkers Trash anything on route


Burley Road and other in Oakham have been suffering from weeks of late night anti social behaviour.

One resident spoke at a recent police meeting held at Rutland County Council, He lives in Burley Road and complained his entire hedge was ripped up and chucked into the road. Inspector Monks said he was aware of an increased problem in Oakham caused by late night drinking, he had requested extra resources. We were told there would be four officers on patrol instead of the normal two. Above is the result of Friday nights activities a Porto Loo is trashed and safety fencing has obstructed a main pedestrian route into town since.

Another resident told me the Road has steadily become worse, since moving to what he thought was a quiet town from Stamford, his nights have been disturbed for many years now by cars racing in the Burley Road Car Park and sounding their horns till the early hours of the morning.

Traffic lights have been trashed and fencing surrounding dangerously deep excavations have been removed





Old Bedford Coach outside Rutland County Council

Old Bedford Coach outside Rutland County Council

The New and Old of Oakham, Rutland, Photography


The New and Old of Oakham, Rutland, Photography

The Black Bull, Corby Glen, Lincolnshire


The Black Bull, Corby Glen, Lincolnshire

Co-op Store, High Street, Corby Glen, Lincolnshire

Co-op Store, High Street, Corby Glen, Lincolnshire



Water Pumps, Corby Glen, Lincolnshire

Water Pumps, Corby Glen, Lincolnshire


St John's Church, Corby Glen, Lincolnshire, Photograph

St John's Church, Corby Glen, Lincolnshire, Photograph

Corby Glen Cat, Corby Glen, Grantham, Lincolnshire for Cat Lovers Photograph

Corby Glen Cat, Corby Glen, Grantham, Lincolnshire for Cat Lovers Photograph

Clipsham Woods, Clipsham, Rutland

Clipsham Woods, Clipsham, Rutland


Clipsham Yew Tree Avenue. Clipsham, Rutland, Forestry Commission


Clipsham Yew Tree Avenue. Clipsham, Rutland



The Judas Bible

The Judas Bible

St. James' Church, Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire, Photograph

St. James' Church, Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire, Photograph

Flower Photographs out and about Rutland and Leicestershire











Rutland Scrap Photographs

Rutland Scrap Photographs

Co-op Funeral Directors, Oakham, Charity Coffee Morning, Gaol Street Murals


The Co-op funeral directors held a charity coffee morning on Friday. 

I won a bottle of wine in the raffle.

At the coffee morning it was announce the four murals in Gaol Street will be replaced.

Local schools have been commission to carry out the work.

Oakham Church of England School will be painting Oakham's Churches and Chapels.

Southfield Primary School, Oakham Train Station and Signal Box.

Brook Hill Primary School, The Castle.

English Martyrs, The bypass roundabouts and Oakham in Bloom Themes

Barleythorpe Road, Oakham, Tresham College Land For Sale


Land for sale!

One of Oakham's few remaining green fields is to be sold.

Some time ago I blogged my thoughts about this and suggested The public and Town Council purchase the land. Its a big project and not one that is not possible.

On Monday the Town Council will be asked its view.

It may be possible to claim various grants.

I believe there is enough support for saving this green field for the communtiy.

If you have any comments and any offers of help please email me at councillormartinbrookes@email.com

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Oakham Festival 2011

Oakham Castle Weekend Sponsored by Oakham Town Council.

Costs

                        Expenditure           Income

Castle Hire      £700                       

Marquee Hire £1,175

Stage Hire      £400

Comedian       £500                         £800

Late Film        £300                         £350

Street Ent       £500

Bands, PA
Lighting          £3,700                       £4300

Insurance       £400

Design &
Printing          £750

Advertising    £350


Total Spend £8775

Estimated ticket
sales            £5450

Total Loss   £3,325


Information Kindly Provided by the Oakham Festival

The White Lion , Beer Festival, Oakham, Rutland







The White Lion , Beer Festival, Oakham, Rutland

The Hornblower, Beer Festival, Oakham, Rutland

The Hornblower, Beer Festival, Oakham, Rutland

Cider and Sausage Festival, The Grainstore, Oakham, Rutland, Photographs

Cider & Sausage Festival at the Grainstore Oakham
Lots of Tasty Sausages and drink until Sunday


Oakham Festival 2011, Photographs


Oakham Festival have requested No Photography! a special request was sent to Oakham Town Council requesting Cllr Martin Brookes does not photograph any festival events, silly festival forgot Oakham Town Council sponsors a number of free events so they  had to add admission would be granted to non ticket holders for these free events.

I have no intention of photographing any of this years events which are mainly attended by friends of the festival, looking at the photographs in today's Rutland Times its a good job I chose not to go all the way up to Uppingham. I had a much more enjoyable day elsewhere.

I am hoping to find something more interesting to photograph, the public don't need to see festival committee members downing free booze again.

Cllr Martin Brookes

Photographs Rutland Multum-in-Parvo Beer Festival, Camra, Rutland County Museum

Photographs, Rutland Multum-in-Parvo Beer Festival, Camra, Rutland County Museum

Today saw the launch of the first festival






Oakham Ales Inferno, this is the Marks & Spencer Chicken of the Beer World, I am not suggesting it tastes of Chicken! The company is based in Peterborough Cambridgeshire. I believe the Ale is still brewed in Peterborough.

I would like to make it very clear to CAMRA.

I do not dislike your organisation. My previous post clearly states my concerns were related to the venue allocated to you by Rutland County Council.

I hope your fee will help to recover some of the £16,000 loss the museum incurred last year. Something Rutland County Council tried to hide from the public.

Until this post I had not mentioned on my blog anything about complimentary tickets or gifts to Rutland County Councillors or its staff. I did publish any details relating to the offer admission for Rutland County Councils Communications Officer. This was confined to a email and one of the recipients has made the content public knowledge.

I have no problem with Camra offering free tickets, the problem I do have is when the council is losing so much tax payers money running this venue they appear to be happy to accept freebies even though a freedom of information request answer came back clearly stating all Councillor and Staff always pay for event held at the museum.

I hope the event goes well for CAMRA and not to many exhibits are trashed and there is no serious trouble like there was at Liddington.

The Local Police won't mind me reminding visitor its there Road Safety Week and I believe the total amount of Drink Drivers arrested so far has passed 50!

And my critics always ask why I call them drunks I think the figures speak for themselves.

I am hoping the police will catch a few high profile driver leaving Oakham to expose this serious problem we have here in Rutland.

I was pleased to read in today's Rutland Times one Rutland's Pubs has signed up to a new scheme to provide free drinks for the nominated driver. A scheme set up in memory of a very young man who was killed by a drunk driver on one of Rutland's Roads.  Cllr Martin Brookes





Rutland County Museum, Oakham, Rutland





A lot of Ale to taste between now and Sunday




There are lots of helpful unpaid steward to help out






 

Blaby Film Show, Ghost, Blaby Social Centre, Leicestershire Road, Blaby, LE8 4GQ

Blaby Film Show,  Ghost, Blaby Social Centre, Leicestershire Road, Blaby, LE8 4GQ

Thursday 30th June 2011

7.30 pm

0116 2772784

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fat Face Clothing Store, High Street, Oakham, Rutland





Coming to Oakham High Street ?

Oakham Town Council will be considering a planning application from the clothing chain to make alteration to the store front of the former Block Busters store.

Oakham Town Council will be holding an extra meeting Monday at 7pm to consider amongst other items a number of planning applications.

This also include the possible destruction of a large number of trees here in Oakham.

Heritage and Tree Trail of Oakham, Oakham Mayor, Oakham Town Council, The Royal British Legion



A series of walks through Oakham, 
the County Town of Rutland, 
will take place throughout the summer. 
Proceeds to


THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
As part of the National 90th anniversary


Starting at 2.30.pm

At Catmose Arboretum (Council Offices car park) Free Parking

£2.50 per adult

To book your place ring Joyce Lucas 01572 755718

HERITAGE TRAIL AND TREE TRAIL OF OAKHAM

Sunday 10th July
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Sunday 7th August
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