Sunday, August 31, 2014

Local Radio Presenter, thinks Oakham is fast becoming the Bronx after three assaults in a week, Police confirm its far worse 13 in a month

Local Radio Presenter, thinks Oakham is fast becoming  the Bronx after three assaults in a week, Police confirm its far worse 13 in a month


Tottenham Police Station the morning after



An Abusive Threatening Person Connected to Our Council, Outside English Martyrs Catholic Primary School, Oakham, Video

An Abusive Threatening Person Connected to Our Council, Outside English Martyrs Catholic Primary School, Oakham



Friday afternoon I was walking home with my shopping from Tesco.

I was approached by a man who I did not know. He would only identify himself as a family
member of a family connected to our council.

After he had finished verbally abusing and harassing me, I could not understand all he was saying during his foul rant. It was clear to me his family were council connected and they want to stop my blogging.

I decided to film his car for identification purposes.

He then approached me a lot less abusive as can been seen in the above video.

I of course mention councillors on my blog, but I never approach them in the way they and their family members approach me it is disgusting!









Helen Briggs Rutland County Council CEO says: ‘The balance of operational and strategic management is great. It’s like running a small business.

Helen Briggs says: ‘The balance of operational and strategic management is great.
It’s like running a small business. 

£4.9m by 2018/19, down from £9m now dwindling away.

Just like so many small business's this Tory run council is losing money fast such a success story


Small can be beautiful

Michael Burton

06 August 2014

http://www.themj.co.uk/article/default.aspx?id=197824&typeid=13

Everyone has heard of Rutland. Fewer perhaps have visited the rural county or can identify it on the map other than knowing it as ‘in the Midlands’ – apart that is from Prince Charles who spent three hours in the county last week.

It has the smallest unitary county council in England with a population of 37,400 in 16,250 properties, and which before 1997 local government reorganisation, was a district in Leicestershire. 

The council now has just 490 non-teaching staff based in one site and 26 councillors with a Conservative administration. The area’s biggest tourist attraction is Rutland Water, created in the 1970s with a 25-mile circular track and which hosts the annual British Birdwatching Fair.

Rutland’s main market towns are the picturesque Oakham, Stamford and Uppingham, home of the famous public school, founded in 1584. In fact only last week Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Oakham, inspecting one of the local almshouses, meeting residents and seeing Rutland Water.

So what is it like to be chief executive of a unitary scarcely larger than a district? 

Helen Briggs says: ‘The balance of operational and strategic management is great.
It’s like running a small business. It has the benefits of a district but also a strategic role. We have 32 looked-after children and I know every one of them. If I go to Tescos I know everyone there.’

A further benefit is the ability to move swiftly, such as when the council boldly bought a redundant prison site from the Ministry of Justice to create a new business
park and leisure centre. 

Rutland will be the first county to complete its superfast broadband roll-out led by the
council’s digital Rutland project.

Council tax has been frozen for the past four years and it has high reserves. This year’s budget is £32.79m with minimum reserves of £4.9m by 2018/19, down from £9m now. 

The council assumes that grant funding will reduce from £5m this year to £1.7m in 2018/19 meaning further savings of £3m will be needed to break even.

As with all unitaries and counties, social services is the big spender consuming 47% of Rutland’s budget and the council is currently reviewing every single contract. Its
own Better Care Fund is investing in dementia support and the county shares its public health director with Leicestershire CC. But one drawback of being a small unitary is police, fire and health are not co-terminous and even its CCG straddles part of Leicestershire.

Helen was born in Swansea and studied home economics at Cardiff University, thinking of becoming a teacher. Instead she joined Doncaster MBC as a clerical officer, later training as an accountant with CIPFA, and worked on competitive tendering contracts as well as running the council tax team. 
Later she became director of neighbourhood management and streetscene. Her
husband, based on Norfolk, spotted the vacancy for Rutland. Its size attracted her ‘as it gave me not just the chance to be chief executive but to be hands on and to see the results’, and she became its chief executive in 2006.

While the unitary average per head of population for RSG funding was £269 in 2013/14, Rutland’s was £155, leaving £666 to be met from local resources as opposed to the unitary average of £554.

Retained business rate is £108 per head, so economic development is important, but of the £10m business rate it collects, only £4.2m is retained – barely enough to match the expected £5m loss of grant over the next five years. In addition demand for elderly care and children’s services is expected to rise by £2m.

One of the council’s biggest projects is a new 25-acre business park at Ashwell based on the site of a former prison which the council bought from the Ministry of Justice in 2012 backed by an interest-free loan from the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough LEP. 

The old prison sports hall is being developed into the Active Rutland Centre with £500,000 funding support from  Sport England. Rutland has long had a military presence with soldiers returning from Cyprus and Germany to Kendrew Barracks, formerly RAF Cottesmore. 

In 2012 Helen signed the Armed Forces Community Covenant which pledges the council’s support for the local armed forces.


There is one other vital statistic from Rutland: it is the only English county not to have a McDonalds…

Oakham Jobs 31st August 2014

Oakham Jobs 31st August 2014

Dixons Retail - Stamford
You will also work across all areas of the store as needed to support your colleagues in delivering an excellent customer experience and store profit targets....

ASDA  1,000 reviews - Grantham
Unfortunately due to the laws relating to the sale of alcohol, all our checkout operators. must be aged over 18....

Pro-Tax  3 reviews - Leicestershire
A Leicester based Business Services organisation is seeking a VAT Advisor to join their client support team. The successful candidate can work on a FULL-TIME... £25,000 - £37,000 a year
Taxation-jobs.co.uk 30-Aug

Precedo Healthcare - Rutland
will be assisting the healthcare team with promoting and maintaining high standards of healthcare within local NHS hospitals.It is essential all... £16,150 - £25,840 a year
MyJobGroup Ltd 30-Aug

Savers Health and Beauty  29 reviews - Stamford
Are you passionate about Savers? Do you want to have a career with us? As you may already know, at Savers we place great importance on developing the talent...

Ace Appointments - Oakham
Ace Appointments (Midlands) Ltd employs experienced and professionally trained staff, ensuring continuity, reliability and creditability....
reed.co.uk 30-Aug

Roadchef - Watford Gap - Northampton NN6
will include a variety of tasks from serving customers, using the till, stocking shelves to ensure consistent supply of equipment and products, all with one...
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Birkett House Community Special School, Wigston - Wigston Magna
Residence Vacancy – Waking Night Assistant Birkett House is a Special School with a residential education department. We are looking for a Waking Night...
eTeach.com 10:27

Pro-Tax Recruitment Group - Leicestershire
A Leicester based Business Services organisation is seeking a VAT Advisor to join their client support team. The successful candidate can work on a FULL-TIME... £25,000 a year
reed.co.uk 30-Aug

ASDA  1,000 reviews - Grantham
We expect you to be warm and friendly to all our customers. In your role as a Chilled Colleague, you have a great opportunity to welcome customers, talk to them...

FS2 Recruitment Ltd - Corby
This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/Job. Seeking/Warehouse-Operative_job60458963.... £6.63 an hour
TotalJobs.com 9:40

SIG plc - Stamford
SIG is a leading supplier of specialist construction materials, distributing throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East. From groundworks to the roof and...
reed.co.uk 30-Aug

H Samuel  34 reviews - Peterborough
We believe that jewellery retail is all about having great product knowledge. Where do the gems come from in that necklace?....
Signet Trading 22:19

Coventry Building Society  4 reviews - Leicestershire
You will need to understand and comply with all the appropriate legislation and codes of practice, and keep an up to date knowledge of all our products and...
Jobsite Jobs 14:51

Lucion Environmental Ltd - Leicester
Working at the cutting edge of this challenging industry, you would experience extensive site training and certified professional qualifications to kick start... £16,000 a year
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Humberstone Infant School, Leicester - Leicester
for an experienced and motivated Learning Support Assistant who specialises in working with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ideally with...
eTeach.com 10:27

Kate Cowhig International Healthcare Recruitment - Leicester
East Midlands location being just an hour by train from London as well as being famous for its cosmopolitan buzz of city life and legendary football team... £21,478 - £42,294 a year
Nurses.co.uk 30-Aug

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society - Stamford
We also want to be 'Locally Famous’ and play a significant part within our communities, and with our branches at the very heart of our organisation the services... £14,553 a year
reed.co.uk 30-Aug

Reporting to the ASA Head of Events the Events Officer will be responsible for creating event project plans and ensuring all actions are delivered... £28,789 a year
UK Sport 9:25

Moore & York Ltd - Leicester LE1
• Inputting data for all properties that have been sold onto the IT system, including vendor & purchaser details and correspondence from solicitors....
National Apprenticeship Service 30-Aug

British Triathlon Federation - Loughborough
The post holder will be a confident and outgoing individual ideally with reception experience and entry level HR administration experience and a desire to... £15,005 a year
UK Sport 9:25

Promoting competitive and socially responsible agriculture and horticulture, we influence policy at the highest levels to ensure the long-term viability of our... £16,142 a year
TotalJobs.com 9:40

Rolleston Primary School, Leicester - Leicester
Our aim is that all those associated with Rolleston will be happy, confident and successful. If you are optimistic and passionate about working with young...
eTeach.com 10:32

Welcome Break  33 reviews - Leicester LE3
Starbucks is just one of our fabulous brands at Welcome Break, our customers love great coffee and there’s no better place to stop than Starbucks. We are...

We are looking for passionate Support Workers in Leicestershire who personally want to make a difference in the lives of people with Autism and learning... £13,500 - £16,000 a year
CV-Library 9:31

British Gas  188 reviews - Leicestershire
You will be required to answer customer queries through a variety of communication channels, particularly voice calls and email, to provide the best outcome for... £16,300 a year
TotalJobs.com 9:38

Nuffield Health  25 reviews - Leicester
As an essential part of our Theatre team, you'll deliver high quality, clinically effective patient care. We can offer you a varied surgical caseload that will... £21,200 a year
GreatJobsInNursing.co.uk 30-Aug

RAPIER EMPLOYMENT LIMITED - Leicester
All candidates will be required to have an enhanced DBS. The hours of work will consist of split shifts usually between 7.00am - 9.30am and 2.30pm - 5.00pm....
reed.co.uk 30-Aug

Auto Skills UK - Peterborough
New & Used Car Sales Executive Vacancy - Prestige Dealership Peterborough. We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our team at... £50,000 - £60,000 a year
InAutomotive.com 30-Aug

Regional Recruitment Services - Leicestershire
A leading manufacturer and supplier of in-vehicles systems for the commercial vehicle sector urgently require Electrical Installation Engineers to work 8am- 4... £10 - £11 an hour
GreatJobsInEngineering.co.uk 19:02

Oakham Jobs 30th August 2014

Oakham Jobs 30th August 2014

Lidl  450 reviews - Stamford
You thrive on a challenge so you will love the fact that there is never a dull moment in store and always tasks to be done.... £6.90 - £8.10 an hour

NFU Online - Rutland
Promoting competitive and socially responsible agriculture and horticulture, we influence policy at the highest levels to ensure the long-term viability of our... £16,142 a year

We are offering a job where every day is a challenge, where only you set the limits to your career possibilities, and where your personal growth and development...

Rutland County Council - Oakham
The Council welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to,... £15,598 a year
Local Government Talent 15:11

Yorkshire Building Society  16 reviews - Stamford
We also want to be ‘Locally Famous’ and play a significant part within our communities, and with our branches at the very heart of our organisation the services... £14,553 - £16,978 a year

McDonald's  24,691 reviews - Stamford
Job Location: Stamford, Lincolnshire, UK Employment Type: Full Time Restaurant: Stamford Crew Member - Working on the Tills and Drive - Thru Job ID:...

Most of all you will be a beauty junkie who gets a real kick out of demonstrating great products on our customers....

Post Office  132 reviews - Peterborough
Working as part of our busy team, building a great rapport with customers will come naturally to you as you work in all areas of the Post Office, including the... £8.54 an hour

Pro-Recruitment - Leicestershire
A Leicester based Business Services organisation is seeking a VAT Advisor to join their client support team. The successful candidate can work on a FULL-TIME... £25,000 - £37,000 a year
Pro-Recruitment Group 13:02

Birch Wood (Melton Area) Special School, Melton Mowbray - Melton Mowbray
This is a part time post for 12.5 hours per week, working term time, inset days and 3 summer holiday weeks. Hours of work are 3.30 - 6 pm Monday to Friday... £6.44 an hour
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Next PLC  804 reviews - Grantham
Using initiative at all times. Showing flexibility and willingness to meet store needs during the period of employment regarding hours, work and duties....

Andrew Page  5 reviews - Peterborough
If you are interested in applying for this position please email an up to date CV to lheptinstall@andrewpage.com and specify the vacancy and area you wish to...
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Co-operative Group Limited - Stamford
We believe in putting our customers and communities at the heart of all our business decisions. Part of the Co-operative group, we also believe in having... £6.47 an hour

the Betting room - Peterborough
Due to expanding business we are now recruiting people to work at Peterborough Football Stadium for the forthcoming 2014/2015 season, to assist in the running...
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Intraining  17 reviews - Leicester
We are urgently recruiting for a number of Order Pickers/Warehouse Operatives for Magna Park in Lutterworth. Shift patterns are 6am-2pm, 10.30am-8pm or 2pm...
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N & P - Stamford PE9
We also want to be 'Locally Famous' and play a significant part within our communities, and with our branches at the very heart of our organisation the services... £14,553 - £16,978 a year
Jobsite UK 23:04

H & M  770 reviews - Leicester
inspiring, original displays will help to maximise selling opportunities and promote H&M as a brand.We are offering a job where every day is a challenge...

TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING UK  2 reviews - Melton Mowbray
To maintain the cleanliness in the workshop, warehouse and external building areas, ensuring all areas are clean and tidy....
TotalJobs.com 9:43

Stafforce Personnel Ltd - Melton Mowbray
Confidence and ability to communicate with people at all levels, taking enquiries, answering queries both over the phone and via e mail....
ujob.co.uk 9:11

Team Member - Pumpkin Cafe - Peterborough Train Station We are looking for people to join our team, with a passion for great customer service, who can deliver... £5.08 - £6.31 an hour

Santander  908 reviews - Leicester
Dealing with customers from across our wide customer base, you can expect variety and challenge every day. You'll use your proven targeted sales experience and... £15,000 - £19,999 a year

ISS Integrated Solutions - Seaton
All of these must not be older than 3 months. Experience is not required as professional training will be given....
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The Hotel Collection - Leicestershire
You will know and understand what it means to deliver amazing hospitality and will thrive on the challenge of always exceeding guest’s expectations.... £6.31 an hour
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You will deliver exceptional levels of customer service to all customers, both internal and external and will provide support and guidance to the Principal,... £17,835 - £19,560 a year

The Hotel Collection - Leicestershire
As a Hall Porter you will be responsible for:. Assisting with information giving to our guests,. Welcoming events, tours and leisure guests.... £6.31 an hour
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Leicestershire Partnership Trust  2 reviews - Melton Mowbray
All jobs will require permission to work in the UK. As a healthcare provider we aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users.... £21,478 - £27,901 a year
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Next PLC  804 reviews - Grantham
Using initiative at all times. Showing flexibility and willingness to meet store needs during the period of employment regarding hours, work and duties....

Vantage Consulting (Midlands) Ltd - Oakham
For anymore information please call Stephen Edensor of Vantage Consulting on 01785-339000. This role is commutable from Peterborough, Leicester, Nottingham,... £35,000 - £45,000 a year
Jobsite UK 23:00

Locum Placement Group - Leicester
• Able to manage and prioritize workload (self and others) and allocate work to meet patient needs. • Able to supervise and train junior staff....
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Neighbourhood Couriers - LOUGHBOROUGH- various postcodes Department: Operations – Service Centre / Drivers Location: Midlands Salary: Self employed,...

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