Royal Air Force C-17 returns to the skies of Rutland and Stamford tonight
RAF Wittering will be hosting some essential flying training for the next three nights as RAF crews hone their tactical night flying skills in the Boeing C-17.
New council leader names her ‘Rainbow Cabinet’
Following her recent election as Council Leader at Rutland’s Annual Council Meeting earlier this month, Councillor Lucy Stephenson has named her cabinet ahead next week’s first meeting.
Colemans to close Stamford and Oakham stores
Rising costs, the difficulties of being competitive on-line against big business and sales not returning to pre-pandemic levels are the reasons why Colemans have taken the decision to close most of their shops, including Stamford and Oakham. A closing down sale is being held to shift most of the stock. Only the two stores in Oundle will remain.
Red Lion Square improvements underway
Work to replace the surface of Red Lion Square in Stamford started on Monday 9 May. Red Lion Square and St Johns Street have become one-way, towards Scotgate, until mid-July. Lincolnshire County Council are relaying 620 square metres of paving with 22,500 new deeper stone setts and a stronger foundation.
New leader at Rutland County Council
Rutland’s Annual Council Meeting on Monday resulted in a change of political leadership after Council Leader Oliver Hemsley stood down. He was replaced by Lucy Stephenson (Conservative), who was elected by a majority of 18 Councillors. Cllr Lucy Stephenson says that she wants a united chamber with everyone working as one for the good of the county.
Rutland’s Inspector of Police praises Speed Watch Scheme
With new roadworks and traffic lights seemingly appearing by the day on our roads, country lanes and villages are increasingly being used as diversions. However, speeding incidents have also increased in communities and Rutland’s new Inspector of Police says that with their help, local residents can help slow frustrated motorists down.
Library re-opens on Stamford High Street
Stamford’s library re-opened on Stamford High Street on Tuesday 3 May, after nine months of work on the roof, although construction hoardings remain in place while work continues on the building.
Liberal Democrat wins council by-election in Uppingham
Stephen Lambert won Thursday’s by-election in Uppingham and has been elected as a Ward Member for Uppingham on Rutland County Council. The election was called following the resignation of Miranda Jones (Green Party) who moved out of the area.
Council Leader resigns from Conservative Group
Oliver Hemsley, Leader at Rutland County Council, announced on Thursday that he is resigning from the Conservative Group, but will remain as Leader of the Council, serving as a non-aligned independent councillor. Cllr Helmsley said that Council’s constitution does not require the Council Leader to be from any particular group and that he intends to complete his current four-year term in office.