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Northants Hunt Saboteur Hit by car whilst monitoring the Cottesmore hunt, An investigation by Leicestershire Police has begun after the woman was struck by a car in Knossington.

26th October 2022

An investigation has begun after a woman was struck by a car in Knossington yesterday (Tuesday 25 October).

Police were called to Braunston Road shortly before midday following a report that a woman in her 40s had been struck by a car which had then left the scene.

She was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries that were not life-threatening or life-changing.

Following initial enquiries, the driver of the car has been identified by officers and the investigation into the incident is continuing.

Detective Inspector Charles Edwards said: “Our investigation into this incident is in its early stages.

“We’re aware of a video of the incident which has been posted online. I would ask that people do not share anything that could impact our enquiries.

“However, I would ask anyone who was in the area and saw what happened – or who has footage of the incident or events leading up to and after it – to come forward.”

You can pass on information by visiting and quoting reference 22*623684.

Alternatively call 101.

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RUTLAND COUNCIL LAUNCHES NEW COMMUNITY AWARDS TO RECOGNISE COUNTY'S UNSUNG HEROES

29th September 2022

Rutland County Council is launching a brand-new awards scheme to recognise local people who make an invaluable contribution to their communities but often go unnoticed.

The ‘Multum Awards’ will take place in December 2022 and aim to celebrate people in Rutland who embody the county’s motto ‘Multum in Parvo’, ‘much in little’.

Councillor Lucy Stephenson, Leader of Rutland County Council, said: 

“Rutland is a special place and a huge part of this is down to the tireless work of volunteers doing incredible things, purely out of love, passion and community spirit. We want to launch the Multum Awards to recognise the unsung heroes who make a big contribution to life in our small county – the people who go above and beyond and often don’t get the recognition they so richly deserve.”

The Multum Awards follow on from the County’s recent Future Rutland Conversation and will have a total of eight categories based around the four themes of the final Future Rutland Vision, published in March of this year. 

Councillor Stephenson added: 

“Achieving the goals in the Future Rutland Vision will need a big collective response from across the county. There are already a huge number of people who help to make Rutland a special place, preserve our unique heritage, help others to stay healthy and well and bring communities together. These are the individuals we want to celebrate and I’m confident that the Multum Awards will highlight the incredible work and acts of kindness that go unnoticed in our county every day.” 

To make the awards a success, Rutland County Council is now asking people to get involved and nominate their unsung heroes of Rutland who go above and beyond for others. Nominations are open from Tuesday 20 September and will close at 5pm on Sunday 6 November 2022. 

If you would like to make a nomination, simply email: multumawards@rutland.gov.uk to request a nomination form. You will then be asked to fill in the form and return it to the same email address. You can also pick up a hard copy of the form from any of Rutland’s libraries or Rutland County Museum and place completed forms in the post box provided, drop into the post box at the Council offices in Oakham. Libraries are based in Ketton, Oakham, Ryhall and Uppingham.

One winner and one runner up will be selected for each of the eight Multum Award categories, as judged by a specially selected panel. The overall winner for each category will being presented with an award at special ceremony at Rutland County Museum on Saturday 3 December. Runners up will each received a certificate.

You can nominate as many people or groups as you want and all categories are open to individuals of any age. Nominations from schools, youth groups and sports clubs are welcome. Nominations for people or groups who are paid to carry out their work in the community cannot be accepted.

If you have any questions about the Multum Awards or would like further information, please email: multumawards@rutland.gov.uk. Anyone without internet access is asked to contact Rutland County Council by phone: 01572 722 577.

The four Future Rutland themes and eight Multum Awards categories for 2022 are as follows:

Future Rutland theme

Award category

Description

A special place

Sustaining a vibrant rural county that harnesses the enterprise of its businesses, the ambition and creativity of its residents, and the passion of its local communities.

Event Organiser

Someone who organises events such as fetes and street fairs which help to bring communities together

The Creative

Someone who helps people access the arts, culture and heritage in Rutland, either by volunteering, organising or fundraising.

Sustainable lives

Living sustainably and combatting the climate crisis through the power of choice, the removal of barriers, and real collective action.

Wildlife Warrior

Someone who helps to enhance the natural environment or promote biodiversity and green spaces in Rutland.

Climate change hero

Someone who promotes sustainability and positive change, or who helps others to leave a positive mark on the environment – either through education or direct action.

Healthy and well

Someone who promotes health, happiness, and well-being for people of all ages and backgrounds.


Unsung Sporting Hero

Someone involved in running or managing a local sports club or group, whether by coaching groundskeeping, fundraising or working behind the scenes – anything that helps to keep the club going.

Good Samaritan

Someone who consistently goes out of their way to help people and puts others before themself. A person who, without a fuss and asking nothing in return, makes a real difference to the lives of others.

A County for everyone: Celebrating diversity and ensuring everyone has the opportunity to live well, be heard and overcome every challenge they may face.

Inclusivity champion

A person or group who has taken steps to promote inclusivity and diversity in their community to bring people together.

Public Servant

Unpaid Parish Clerks, Parish Councillors or Youth Councillors who have made an outstanding contribution to public life in their community.

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CLLR JEFF DALE CHAIRMAN OF RUTLAND COUNTY COUNCIL STATEMENT HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

8th September 2022

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ALICIA KEARNS, MP FOR RUTLAND AND MELTON TRIBUTE TO HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

8th September 2022

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A STATEMENT FROM HIS MAJESTY KING CHARLES III AT THE TIME OF THE QUEENS DEATH

8th September 2022

Rutland Local Plan

LAST CHANCE TO HELP SHAPE RUTLAND'S NEW LOCAL PLAN

8th September 2022

There is just one week left for residents and businesses of Rutland to take part in Rutland County Council’s Issues and Options consultation. 

Every Planning Authority must have a Local Plan that sets out what can be built and where building should take place over a period of at least 15 years. The Issues and Options consultation outlines 12 key issues to be addressed in the Local Plan, such as determining the appropriate level and location of housing growth and outlining options for funding infrastructure improvements. The document then gives residents and businesses the opportunity to share their own voice on how these issues could be addressed. Responses will be collated and reviewed alongside detailed evidence and analysis of the same key issues to create a draft Local Plan, which will be subject to further public consultation.

The Issues and Options consultation has been open since Thursday 30 June and will close on Friday 16 September 2022. This is the first of three consultations that will take place as part of the process to develop Rutland’s new Local Plan before it goes to the government’s planning inspectorate for independent examination in 2024.

You can view all the information and give your feedback online by going to: www.rutland.gov.uk/localplan.

Information is also being made available at public libraries and can be provided in print and accessible formats on request by emailing localplan@rutland.gov.uk or calling 01572 722 577

“We want to remind residents and businesses that there isn’t long left to take part in the Issues and Options consultation and urge them to have their say before the deadline. The Local Plan sets out strategies on important local issues such as development, housing, climate change and more, it is therefore vital that the community has its say and helps shape Rutland’s future.’’Councillor Lucy Stephenson, Leader of Rutland County Council

If you have any questions about the Issues and Options consultation, you can find out more by visiting: www.rutland.gov.uk/localplan or emailing: localplan@rutland.gov.uk

Anyone without internet access can call Rutland County Council on 01572 755 577 and ask to speak to member of the Council’s Planning Policy Team.

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RUTLAND JOBS FAIR BEING HELD AT COUNCIL OFFICES IN OAKHAM

8th September 2022

Rutland County Council is hosting a jobs fair with local employers at its offices in Oakham on Friday 16th September. 

The free event is open to anyone in Rutland who is looking to change careers or find a new job locally. It will be held at the Council’s main offices (directly opposite Rutland County Museum) from 10am to 4pm. 

Companies representing the engineering, tourism, hospitality and care sectors are already confirmed as attending, with space left for more local businesses who would like to occupy a display stand. 

People attending the event will be able to speak directly to local employers and ask questions about the job vacancies and career opportunities they have to offer.

Anyone who would like to know more about the event can get in touch with organisers by emailing: enquiries@rutland.gov.uk. This includes representatives of local businesses who are looking to recruit and would like to book a free display at the event.

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CUBBING WITH THE COTTESMORE HUNT CLAUDIA
HARRISON-GUESS
WHISSENDINE RUTLAND

26th August 2022

The cubbing season has started.
Claudia took to Facebook to publish her enjoyment of the unlawful activity.
The Cottesmore Hunt were seen  out and about on the Burley  Estate earlier this week.

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BURLEY ROAD CAR PARK OAKHAM CLOSURE ON 13 SEPTEMBER

26th August 2022

Burley Road car park near Oakham Castle will be closed for most of the day on Tuesday 13 September to allow Rutland County Council to remove a tree due to its poor condition.

Following an extensive report, the tree, which is a Wellingtonia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) and is the tallest tree located next to the castle wall, has been identified as dangerous due to a significant stem wound and root rot which poses as a high risk.

To lessen the impact on car park users in the future, other works will also happen on this day. You can find details of alternative parking by visiting Rutland County Council’s website: www.rutland.gov.uk/carparks

“Due to this work taking place, it is necessary for the safety of workers and drivers to close the car park, but we hope to have it open as usual before the end of the day. We apologise of any inconvenience this causes and thank residents for their patience.” Cllr Rosemary Powell, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Planning, Highways and Transport

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HELP SHAPE RUTLAND'S NEW LOCAL PLAN

26th August 2022

There is still time for residents and businesses of Rutland to get involved in the important first stage of the Local Plan process and have their say on the future of the area by taking part in Rutland County Council’s Issues & Options consultation. 

Every Planning Authority must have a Local Plan that sets out what can be built and where building should take place over a period of at least 15 years. The Issues & Options consultation outlines 12 key issues to be addressed in the Local Plan, such as determining the appropriate level and location of housing growth and outlining options for funding infrastructure improvements. The document then gives residents and businesses the opportunity to share their own voice on how these issues could be addressed.

Responses will be collated and reviewed alongside detailed evidence and analysis of the same key issues to create a draft Local Plan, which will be subject to further public consultation.

The Issues and Options consultation opened on Thursday 30 June and will close on Friday 16 September 2022. This is the first of three consultations that will take place as part of the process to develop Rutland’s new Local Plan before it goes to the government’s planning inspectorate for independent examination in 2024.

Take part in the Issues & Options Consultation

Information is also being made available at public libraries and can be provided in print and accessible formats on request by emailing: localplan@rutland.gov.uk or calling: 01572 722 577

Councillor Lucy Stephenson, Leader of Rutland County Council, said: 

“We are extremely pleased to see people already getting involved in the consultation process and we would encourage everyone to have their say on these important issues. Once complete, the Local Plan will not only set out the strategy for the amount, location and design of new development but will also allow us to progress our ambitions around climate change, meeting affordable housing needs, supporting jobs and promoting biodiversity. This really does help shape the future of Rutland and therefore it is vital that we hear the voice of residents and businesses views during the process.”

If you have any questions about the Issues & Options Consultation, you can email: localplan@rutland.gov.uk.

Anyone without internet access can call us on: 01572 755 577 and ask to speak to member of the Council’s Planning Policy Team.

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COUNCIL REMINDS VISITORS TO KEEP SAFE WHILE ENJOYING THE HEATWAVE IN RUTLAND

14th August 2022

With the heatwave upon us, Rutland County Council is reminding residents and visitors about potential open water and outdoor fire dangers and asking people to park responsibly at busy sites. 

With the sun out, open waters such as Rutland Water and Aquapark become an extremely popular place to gather, particularly with young people. Whilst we encourage residents and visitors to come along and enjoy all of what the area has to offer, we are reminding everyone to keep safe.

Whilst at Rutland Water we would ask that visitors only swim in designated life guarded areas, listen to safety instructions and keep a close eye on youngsters with you. Under no circumstances should anyone be on site, in or near the water, out of opening hours. Not only would this be considered trespassing, but it is also extremely dangerous.

It’s important to know that open water sites change constantly, and there is a risk of cold-water shock. Before you go into any open water, make sure you check flags, signs and notices for safety messages and never drink during or just before swimming. 

Information about water safety

Also, with an increase of people venturing outside to enjoy the weather, comes the increased risk of fires. In the UK, 79,000 fires are started on grass and heathland every year. This is an average of 216 every day, which just goes to show that fire safety doesn’t stop at home.

Rutland County Council is reminding residents and visitors to use the public BBQ designated areas which are clearly signposted at Rutland Water. Please ensure all BBQs are raised off the ground or if using a disposable BBQ please use the metal stands provided. Open fires are not permitted anywhere at Rutland Water. 

Information about outdoor fire safety

Visitors are also being reminded to ensure they park responsibly in and around Rutland Water, especially during the busy periods. Due to the attractiveness of the Rutland Water area, it is visited by a diverse range of people from Rutland and further afield. This brings in customers to the local economy but also has an effect on highways.

Whilst the Council encourages everyone to visit the amazing countryside and amenities that Rutland has to offer, unfortunately some of those who park on the public highway because it is free to do so, have a detrimental effect on road safety, access, the environment and residential amenity. 

With this is mind, the Council is working with Anglian Water, Leicestershire Police and other partners to respond to the challenge with preparedness, education and enforcement. 

A coordinated approach with partners is being undertaken to ensure patrols on parking and enforcement action is in place, therefore visitors should use the available designated car parks in the area. 

Councillor Lucy Stephenson, Leader of Rutland County Council, said: 

“We are very fortunate to have such beautiful green spaces and incredible amenities such as Rutland Water that can be enjoyed by all, especially during the hotter months. However, we want these spaces to be enjoyed safely and responsibly and ask that all visitors ensure they adhere to the safety measures in place.

“We are working closely with Leicestershire Police, Anglian Water and Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service to promote water and fire safety messages and will have an increased staff presence at Rutland Water as well as regular parking patrols in the area.”

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NHS Choices - Heatwave health

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RUTLAND AND MELTON BID FOR £23M INVESTMENT THROUGH LEVELLING UP FUND

14th August 2022

Rutland County Council and Melton Borough Council have joined hands to submit a joint bid for the second round of the Government’s Levelling Up Fund, which if successful could see a £23m injection to help boost the economy of the local towns and improve connectivity between them and our more rural areas.  

Oakham and Melton Mowbray are rural, historic market towns with huge potential for growth. The submission focusses on realising the economic potential of both areas through leveraging our distinctive local assets and delivering 5 key projects which will focus on economic innovation, cultural destination and mobility.
At the heart of Rutland’s vision is the proposal to maximise the potential of the health sector and improve the area’s mobility by the development of a new digital innovation facility and Mobi-Hub at the Rutland Memorial Hospital site, as well as supporting the economic regeneration of the area by the introduction of a mobile, digital visitor experience at Rutland County Museum. 
The Rutland Memorial Hospital site proposals accommodate a £3.5m, 1000m2 facility, providing lab and light assembly space for the development of medi-tech level clinical trials, a Continuous Professional Development centre for clinicians working in the area and a training base for students involved in relevant disciplines at the local universities, including medical schools and schools of nursing. This investment would build on the well-established understanding at Health Education England (now a core part of NHSE&I), that the antidote to the skills shortages, at the heart of rural health inequalities, lies in the development and training of people in rural settings themselves.
The facility would also be a community health related hub, including a café and housing health trainers and potentially care workers developing their business on a self-employed basis.
Further proposals to the Rutland Memorial Hospital site could also see the implementation of a £6.5m, 500m2 travel anchor mobi-hub. The Mobi-Hub will be supported by a Demand Responsive Transport system based on the Bus Service Investment Plan approach developed by Rutland Council and extended to cover the Melton Borough area linking the overall package of Levelling Up investments. It would focus on two routes, which have been developed through evidence led analysis, with further refinement to be completed. This service would enable people to access work, learning and services more fully across the two market towns
Rutland’s proposals also include a £2m investment to Rutland County Museum, which would see the creation of a mobile, digital visitor experience to view two of the area’s unique heritage treasures - the largest Ichthyosaur fossil in Europe and the remains of a stunning 4th Century Roman Villa with an exceptional mosaic. Neither of these assets can currently be displayed easily to the public directly, however these proposals aim to create the virtual models, storage and touring facilities to enable the finds to be showcased in Oakham and across the region. It will also form the basis for co-funding with the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) delivery new gallery spaces and visitor facilities on the existing Museum site, transforming the visitor offer.
Also, if successful in the bid, Melton Borough Council propose to develop over 2500sqm of flexible food and drink production units within the Stockyard, creating a food and drink innovation showcase alongside a multifunctional event space which could host exciting events and activities throughout the year. The site will include a support service to help small or upcoming local producers develop and grow in the Rural Capital of Food. 
In addition, the funding would be used to deliver a multifunctional event space at the stockyard which could host exciting events and activities throughout the year, bringing additional footfall and attracting repeat visitors to the area. 
The bid will also look to improve the SMB College Group’s Melton campus theatre. These upgrades will make the space more accessible, ensuring it is able to secure and attract larger scale commercial events more often to provide a regular calendar of activity that will, alongside the stockyard, support the town centre and its burgeoning evening economy.
Councillor Lucy Stephenson, Leader of Rutland County Council, said: 

"We are pleased to be working alongside Melton Borough Council on the Levelling Up bid. This bid focusses on key priorities for us in Rutland. If successful we will see real benefits to our residents, businesses and visitors by reducing health inequalities, increasing highly skilled job opportunities, improving mobility throughout the area, increasing access to cultural offers and much more."
Councillor Joe Orson, Leader of Melton Borough Council, said:  

"Through building closer links between the two regions and developing the proposals on offer we can help make these two rural regions on the East Midlands, vibrant hubs for tourism and innovation."
Alicia Kearns, MP for Melton and Rutland Constituency, has been supportive and involved throughout the bid process and said:

"This fantastic bid sees Rutland and Melton make the case that we can be rural powerhouses. The proposals would deliver on the aspirations and priorities of our local communities around health, transport, job opportunities and celebrating our unique heritage and culture and help level up our rural way of life."

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NEW RUTLAND BUS TIMETABLE TO BE INTRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER

14th August 2022

Rutland County Council is introducing a new timetable for several local bus services from September 2022.

The Council monitors its local bus routes to identify where services can be updated or enhanced, either in response to changing passenger demand or opportunities to improve punctuality and connections with other services. The Council tries to make any timetable changes at certain points throughout the year, to cause least disruption for passengers – particularly for school students who travel by bus during term time.

The Council has also needed to act quickly to find new ways of running two local bus services. This comes after the previous operator Centrebus recently confirmed it was handing back its contract for the Rutland Flyer 1 (RF1) and Service 9 journeys and would stop running buses along these routes at the end of August.

From Tuesday 30 August, the RF1 Service that runs from Melton to Corby via Oakham and Uppingham will be operated by Bland’s Rutland Ltd and be renamed the R1 Service. There will be seven journeys from Melton to Oakham and eight from Oakham to Corby. Currently there are 10 journeys from Melton to Oakham and 12 from Oakham to Corby.

From Monday 5 September, the Service 9 bus that runs from Oakham to Stamford will be replaced by a Council-run minibus service. It will be renamed the R9 Service and will continue to stop at Whitwell, Empingham and Great Casterton en route to Stamford. There will be six journeys in each direction. Currently there are eight journeys from Oakham to Stamford and seven from Stamford to Oakham.

Further changes to services that will keep their current operator are as follows:

  • From Tuesday 30 August, Service 12 from Uppingham to Stamford will be renamed the R5 Service. There will be some minor timetable changes so the service can be used by students travelling to and from school or college.

  • From Tuesday 30 August, The Oakham Hopper service will be expanded and its timetable updated to include new journeys to and from the village of Braunston.

  • From Tuesday 30 August, the Rutland Flyer 2 (RF2) will be renamed the R2 Service and have its timetable updated to provide additional journeys back through Cottesmore, Greetham and Market Overton. 

  • From Tuesday 30 August, the Service 47 bus will be renamed the R4 Service and will no longer stop at Belton or Barrowden. This comes after a review of passenger data showed that no one from these villages had used the service since September 2019. This will be kept under review in case demand changes.

  • “We’re disappointed that we’ve been unable to maintain the current level of service for passengers who use the RF1 and Service 9 buses. Unfortunately, we had to choose between a reduced timetable for these services or discontinue them altogether. Increased fuel prices and driver shortages mean it’s now more challenging than ever to operate a rural bus service. We’ve also missed out on around £3million of government grant funding to implement a new Bus Service Improvement Plan, which would have boosted public transport in Rutland. Despite this, we are determined to make improvements where we can and will be carrying out a full review of all local bus services in the autumn, with a view to updating our entire network in 2023.”Councillor Rosemary Powell, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Rutland County Council

  • Full details of timetable changes for these various local bus services will be published on Rutland County Council’s website and at bus stops throughout the county in August. For more information, please email: transport@rutland.gov.uk or call: 01572 722 577.

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MANY OAKHAM AND RUTLAND RESIDENTS WITHOUT WATER SINCE FRIDAY

24th July 2022

Parts of Oakham and Villages in Rutland have been without water since Friday due to a burst  water main in Owston road.

Severn Trent engineers were  trying to locate the burst water pipe. just off Owston road in a field. Saturday PM. They would like to say thank you to customer and for their patience and they sorry for any inconvenienced caused. 

Severn Trent tankers are out and about during this time, supporting whilst work work is carried out  by pumping extra water around the network of pipes.

Severn Trent started delivering bottled water to many homes Saturday afternoon.

Sunday morning and Severn Trent are still trying to repair the pipe and delivering bottled water to homes.

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OAKHAM MEDICAL PRACTICE IS RATED AS INADEQUATE AND PLACED IN SPECIAL   MEASURES

17th July 2022

Latest inspection: 28 April 2022  Report published: 14 July 2022


Safe

Requires improvement

Effective

Inadequate

Caring

Good

Responsive

Requires improvement

Well-led

Inadequate

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Specialisms / services

Maternity and midwifery services

Family planning

Treatment of disease, disorder or injury

Surgical procedures

Diagnostic and screening procedures

Services for everyone


Who runs this service

Oakham Medical Practice is run by Oakham Medical Practice

Dr Adam James Crowther


Registered Manager



This report describes our judgement of the quality of care at this service. It is based on a combination of what we found

when we inspected, information from our ongoing monitoring of data about services and information given to us from the provider, patients, the public and other organisations.

Ratings


Overall rating for this location Inadequate –––

Are services safe? Requires Improvement –––

Are services effective? Inadequate –––

Are services caring? Good –––

Are services responsive to people’s needs? Requires Improvement –––

Are services well-led? Inadequate –––


Oakham Medical Practice

Inspection report

Cold Overton Road

Oakham

LE15 6NT


Tel: 01572722621


www.oakhammedicalpractice.co.uk


Date of inspection visit: 28 April 2022

Date of publication: 14/07/2022

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We carried out an announced inspection at Oakham Medical Practice on 28 April 2022. Overall, the practice is rated as Inadequate.

Set out the ratings for each key question

Safe - Requires Improvement

Effective – Inadequate

Caring – Good

Responsive – Requires Improvement

Well-led – Inadequate


Why we carried out this inspection

We undertook this inspection at the same time as CQC inspected a range of urgent and emergency care services in Leicestershire and Rutland. To understand the experience of GP providers and people who use GP services, we asked a range of questions in relation to urgent and emergency care. The responses we received have been used to inform and support system wide feedback.


How we carried out the inspection

Throughout the pandemic CQC has continued to regulate and respond to risk. However, taking into account the circumstances arising as a result of the pandemic, and in order to reduce risk, we have conducted our inspections differently. This inspection was carried out in a way which enabled us to spend a minimum amount of time on site. This was with consent from the provider and in line with all data protection and information governance requirements.


This included:

• Conducting staff interviews using video conferencing

• Completing clinical searches on the practice’s patient records system and discussing findings with the provider

• Reviewing patient records to identify issues and clarify actions taken by the provider

• Requesting evidence from the provider

• A short site visit


Our findings

We based our judgement of the quality of care at this service on a combination of:

• what we found when we inspected

• information from our ongoing monitoring of data about services and

• information from the provider, patients, the public and other organisations.

We have rated this practice as Inadequate overall.


Overall summary

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We found that:

• The practice had a safety alert protocol in place, however on reviewing recent safety alerts we found they had not been acted on appropriately.

• During the remote review of the clinical system we found patients’ treatment was not reviewed or monitored on a regular basis. This included regular medication reviews.

• We found patients had been prescribed high risk medicines without the appropriate reviews taking place.

• The practice had some arrangements to identify risks, however we found staff had not received the recommended immunisations and no risk assessments had been carried out to identify potential risks to patients and staff in the absence of immunisation status.

• Assurance systems were not effectively monitored to mitigate risk. For example: We found an emergency oxygen cylinder that had expired in 2019 had not been removed from the emergency medical bag.

• The practice had some staffing issues which had impacted on recruitment. The practice was continually trying to recruit and in the past nine months had employed four salaried GPs, four advanced nurse practitioners and an assistant practice manager

• On reviewing personnel folders, we found non clinical staff had not received recent appraisals and we identified gaps in staff training. For example: safeguarding and sepsis awareness.

• Staff dealt with patients with kindness and respect and involved them in decisions about their care.

• The practice adjusted how it delivered services to meet the needs of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients could access care and treatment in a timely way.

We found breach of regulation. The provider must:

• Ensure care and treatment is provided in a safe way to patients

• Establish effective systems and processes to ensure good governance in accordance with the fundamental standards of care.

The provider should:

• Continue to encourage patients to attend for cervical screening

• Monitor staff training to gain assurances all staff are up to date with the latest training modules.

I am placing this service in special measures. Services placed in special measures will be inspected again within six months. 

If insufficient improvements have been made such that there remains a rating of inadequate for any population group, key question or overall, we will take action in line with our enforcement procedures to begin the process of preventing the provider from operating the service. This will lead to cancelling their registration or to varying the terms of their registration within six months if they do not improve.

The service will be kept under review and if needed could be escalated to urgent enforcement action. Where necessary, another inspection will be conducted within a further six months, and if there is not enough improvement we will move to close the service by adopting our proposal to remove this location or cancel the provider’s registration. Special measures will give people who use the service the reassurance that the care they get should improve.

Details of our findings and the evidence supporting our ratings are set out in the evidence tables.


Dr Rosie Benneyworth BM BS BmedSci MRCGP

Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care


Overall summary

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Our inspection team

Our inspection team was led by a CQC lead inspector who spoke with staff and undertook a site visit. The team included a GP specialist advisor who spoke with staff using video conferencing facilities and completed clinical searches and records reviews without visiting the location.

Background to Oakham Medica lPractice

Oakham Medical Practice is located in Oakham, in the county town of Rutland in East Midlands.

Cold Overton Road

Oakham

LE15 6NT

The provider is registered with CQC to deliver the Regulated Activities; diagnostic and screening procedures, maternity and midwifery services and treatment of disease, disorder or injury and surgical procedures.

The practice offers services at the main practice and also have a minor injuries and same day team situated at Rutland Memorial Hospital. Patients can access services at either site.

The practice is situated within the Leicester Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and delivers General Medical Services

(GMS) to a patient population of about 16,000. This is part of a contract held with NHS England. The practice is part of a wider network of GP practices and is part of Rutland Health Primary Care Network.

Information published by Public Health England shows that deprivation within the practice population group is in the tenth lowest decile (10 of 10). The lower the decile, the more deprived the practice population is relative to others.

According to the latest available data, the ethnic make-up of the practice area is 97.8% White, 1.1% Asian, 1.1% non white ethnic groups.

The age distribution of the practice population closely mirrors the local and national averages. There are more male patients registered at the practice compared to females.

There is a team of five GP partners and five salaried GPs. The GPs are supported by five advanced practitioners, seven practice nurses, five health care assistants, one phlebotomist and one pharmacist. There is a team of reception/ administration staff. The practice manager and deputy practice manager provide managerial oversight. The practice is an approved training practice and provides training to GP Registrars as part of their ongoing training and education.

Due to the enhanced infection prevention and control measures put in place since the pandemic and in line with the national guidance, most GP appointments were telephone consultations. If the GP needs to see a patient face-to-face then the patient is offered an appointment. Out of hours services are provided by by Derbyshire Healthcare (DHU).


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Action we have told the provider to take

The table below shows the legal requirements that were not being met. The provider must send CQC a report that says what action they are going to take to meet these requirements.


Regulated activity

Diagnostic and screening procedures

Family planning services

Treatment of disease, disorder or injury

Maternity and midwifery services

Surgical procedures

Regulation 12 HSCA (RA) Regulations 2014 Safe care and

treatment

• We found high risk medicines were being prescribed

without the appropriate monitoring in place.

• On reviewing a random sample of clinical records we

found patients had not received regular medicine

reviews.

• Safety alerts were not being acted on appropriately.

• The medicine bag contained an out of date oxygen

cylinder that had not been replaced or removed.

This was in breach of Regulation 12(2) of the Health and

Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations

2014.

Regulated activity

Diagnostic and screening procedures

Family planning services

Maternity and midwifery services

Surgical procedures

Treatment of disease, disorder or injury

Regulation 17 HSCA (RA) Regulations 2014 Good

governance

• Governance processes were ineffective to minimise risk.

For example: Staff had not completed training relevant

to their role.

• Risk assessments had not been completed in the

absence of staff immunisation status.

• The practice had an ineffective process in place to

monitor performance. On reviewing personnel folders,

we found non clinical staff had not received recent

appraisals.

This was in breach of Regulation 17(1) of the Health and

Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations

2014.



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Wilko Oakham Remains Closed Whilst Leicestershire Police Forensic Team Investigate a Break

WILKO OAKHAM REMAINS CLOSED WHILST LEICESTERSHIRE POLICE FORENSIC TEAM INVESTIGATE A BREAK-IN AT THE STORE.

15th July 2022

Wilko Oakham remains closed whilst Leicestershire Police Forensic Team investigate a break-in at the store

Alicia Kearns MP for Rutland and Melton It remains the case that PM does not have my confi

ALICIA KEARNS MP FOR RUTLAND AND MELTON "IT REMAINS THE CASE THAT THE PM DOES NOT HAVE MY CONFIDENCE"

5th July 2022

Alicia Kearns MP for Rutland and Melton issues a statement via social media.
"The judgement of the Prime Minister continues to fail to meet the standards that I, and residents of Rutland and Melton, expect.
It remains the case that he does not have my confidence, and I have been disgusted by the failure to act in the interests of my colleagues, my party, the country and victims everywhere"

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RUTLAND CONCERT BAND, PROMS IN THE PARK ON SATURDAY, FROM THE SALE  PIMMS/G&T AND DONATIONS VIA THE LIONS BUCKETS, TOGETHER WE RAISED £430 TOWARD THE LUCAS BOTTOMLEY APPEAL.

4th July  2022

Rutland Concert Band put on a great performance at Proms in Cutts Close, A big thank you to everyone who either bought some Pimms/G&T or donated via the Lions buckets. This  raised £430 toward the Lucas Bottomley appeal.

Hundreds of people gathered at Cutts Close Park Oakham Rutland in the town to join in its

OAKHAM'S FIRST PRIDE MARCH AND EVENT OFFICIALLY OPENED BY ALICIA KEARNS MP FOR RUTLAND, ALICIA SPOKE ABOUT HER CONVERSION THERAPY CAMPAIGN.

20th June  2022

Hundreds of people gathered at Cutts Close Park Oakham Rutland in the town to join in its first-ever pride march, they marched to Oakham Castle for a Pride celebration event. officially Opened by Alicia Kearns MP For Rutland, Alicia spoke about her conversion therapy campaign.

To see photographs taken by Martin Brookes please visit https://martinbrookes.blogspot.com/2022/06/hundreds-of-people-gathered-at-cutts.html

For a short video https://martinbrookes.blogspot.com/2022/06/oakham-pride-2022-first-lgbtq-march-and.html

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RESIDENTS DID NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE IN THE OAKHAM SOUTH BY-ELECTION. THEY NOW HAVE A UNCONTESTED LIBERAL DEMOCRAT COUNCILLOR.

20th June  2022

Residents did not have the opportunity to vote in the Oakham South by-election. They now have a uncontested Liberal democrat councillor. Ray Payne 
Now Ray Payne has joined the local Lib Dem team he hopes it will strengthen their position when opposing further reckless developments in Oakham. For too long our community has been taken for granted, he hopes to make a positive change for Oakham South.
Ray says "I love living here in Oakham and feel great pride in being a part of our community. For the last several years, I have volunteered as driver for Volunteer Action Rutland, a role that has helped me gain a firm knowledge of our town, our county and the challenges faced by both. My professional career involved me in both the Educational and Mental Health spheres. I spent the majority of my life working with children and young adults who often had learning difficulties, coupled with emotional and behavioural challenges. It is with great regret that I have seen the assistance and support that these young people so desperately need reduced even further in recent years. I know from my own personal contacts and experience that parents and children with special needs living in Oakham and Rutland face a daily battle in trying to obtain the help that they need. As your councillor, I would will work tirelessly to address this. Additionally, as a resident of Oakham, I am also deeply aware of the huge volume of development our town is being subjected to. I will join your existing Oakham South Lib Dems, team in opposing any further unwanted development in our Town. There is strength is numbers and as our team grows in Rutland, so does our ability to oppose further developments"

Image by King's Church International

FOUND MELTON MOWBRAY


AN APPEAL IS BEING MADE FOR PUBLIC HELP TO LOCATE A KIMBERLEY DAY TEENAGE GIRL MISSING FROM OAKHAM.

19th June  2022

An appeal is being made for public help to locate a Kimberley Day teenage girl missing from Oakham.
An appeal is being made for public help to locate a teenage girl missing from Oakham.

Kimberley Day, 15, was last seen at her home address in the town yesterday (Saturday 18 June) and was reported missing shortly after 9pm.

Both police and her family are concerned for her welfare.

Kimberley, who is 5ft 5ins tall, is of a slim build and has long, dark brown hair. When she was last seen she was wearing a black Nike hoody with white writing, black trousers and black trainers. She was also carrying a black handbag.

Anyone who has seen Kimberley, or knows of her whereabouts, is asked to call 101, quoting incident 619 of 18 June.

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UPPINGHAM FEAST DAY, RETURNS AFTER TWO YEARS, UPPINGHAM, RUTLAND

19th June  2022

Uppingham Feast Day, Returns After Two Years, Uppingham, Rutland

Party In the Park, Cutts Close, Oakham, Rutland

PARTY IN THE PARK, CUTTS CLOSE, OAKHAM, RUTLAND

19th June  2022

Dr Sarah Furness, Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland, Party In the Park, Cutts Close, Oakham, Rutland, 12th July 2022 @ 2.15 pm

ballot box voting

RAYMOND JAMES PAYNE, LIBERAL DEMOCRAT WAS DULY ELECTED A COUNCILLOR WITHOUT CONTEST. RUTLAND COUNTY COUNCIL OAKHAM SOUTH WARD

19th June  2022

there will be no election taking place in the Oakham South Ward on 14 July 2022


Rutland County Council

Election of a Councillor

For the

Oakham South Ward By-Election

RESULT OF UNCONTESTED ELECTION

I, the undersigned, being the Returning Officer at the above election, do hereby certify that at the

election of a councillor the following person(s) stood validly nominated at the latest time for delivery

of notices of withdrawal of candidature, namely 4pm on 17 June 2022 and has been duly elected for

the said district ward without contest.

NAME OF PERSON ELECTED

Payne, Raymond James

Liberal Democrat

Dated: Friday, 17 June 2022 

Mark Andrews

Returning Officer

Rutland County Council

Catmose

Oakham

Rutland

LE15 6HP

ballot box voting

RAYMOND JAMES PAYNE, LIBERAL DEMOCRAT WAS DULY ELECTED A COUNCILLOR WITHOUT CONTEST. RUTLAND COUNTY COUNCIL OAKHAM SOUTH WARD

19th June  2022

there will be no election taking place in the Oakham South Ward on 14 July 2022


Rutland County Council

Election of a Councillor

For the

Oakham South Ward By-Election

RESULT OF UNCONTESTED ELECTION

I, the undersigned, being the Returning Officer at the above election, do hereby certify that at the

election of a councillor the following person(s) stood validly nominated at the latest time for delivery

of notices of withdrawal of candidature, namely 4pm on 17 June 2022 and has been duly elected for

the said district ward without contest.

NAME OF PERSON ELECTED

Payne, Raymond James

Liberal Democrat

Dated: Friday, 17 June 2022 

Mark Andrews

Returning Officer

Rutland County Council

Catmose

Oakham

Rutland

LE15 6HP

Image by Glen Carrie

ELECTION NOTICE PUBLISHED FOR RUTLAND COUNTY COUNCIL OAKHAM SOUTH WARD

12th June  2022

A Notice of Election has been published for the Office of Rutland County Councillor for Oakham South Ward, following the resignation of former councillor Ian Razzell.

Following receipt of a request from two local government electors, an election will be held to fill this vacancy on Thursday 14 July 2022. Further details can be found in the full Notice of Election, published on Rutland County Councillor Vacancies page.

Nomination packs for candidates wishing to stand in this election are available from the Council’s Elections Office. 

Anyone who would like to request a pack must first contact the Elections Office by phone, by calling: 01572 758 385 or 01572 720 907.

Nomination papers must be completed and delivered by hand to the Returning Officer at Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP. Returns must be made between the hours of 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday following the date of the publication of the notice of election, but no later than 4pm on Friday 17 June 2022.  

Rutland County Councillor Stephen Lambert Fundraising for Hospice UK I'm really going to miss my hai

RUTLAND COUNTY COUNCILLOR STEPHEN LAMBERT FUNDRAISING FOR HOSPICE UK I'M REALLY GOING TO MISS MY HAIR! THE BIG JUNE PRUNE

12th June 2022

Stephen Says: I really appreciate that now is a difficult time to be asking for donations, but if you're in a position to do so, please consider donating - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stephenlambertshave 

It's a really great cause and I'm really going to miss my hair!

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BARBARA CRELLIN HAS BEEN AWARDED THE MBE IN THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST.

31st May 2022

Barbara Crellin has been awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Barbara has lived in Greetham Rutland for nearly 40 years and is well known for community, charity and sporting work.
She lives in Oakham with husband Keith, also originally Bransty in Whitehaven 
In Oakham Barbara is co-ordinator for the First Responders group.
She also helps at Oakham Rugby club where Barbara has had a huge part to pay, particularly in the growth of the girls and women’s section.
Barbara is a retired primary headteacher of St Nicholas’ Primary School in Cottesmore.

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RESIDENTS VOTE IN FAVOUR OF OAKHAM AND BARLEYTHORPE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

31st May 2022

Residents in Oakham and Barleythorpe have voted in favour of a Neighbourhood Plan for their areas, following a referendum on Thursday 26 May 2022.

The referendum asked residents: 

“Do you want Rutland County Council to use the neighbourhood plan for the Parishes of Oakham and Barleythorpe to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

More than 50% support from those who voted is needed to bring a Neighbourhood Plan into force.

The number of people who voted ‘Yes’ in response to the referendum question was 987 (76.28%). The number voted ‘No’ was 307 (23.72%). Total turnout for the referendum was 12.7%.

The full Declaration of Result of Poll for the Oakham and Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Plan referendum can be viewed on the Elections area of our website.  

Further information about the Neighbourhood Plan itself can be found on our Planning pages.

As the Local Planning Authority, Rutland County Council must formally adopt the Plan within eight weeks of the referendum. 

Street Confetti

RUTLAND ROAD CLOSURES FOR STREET PARTIES FOR THE PLATINUM JUBILEE OF ELIZABETH II 2022

31st May 2022

02/06/2022  Pickworth Road, Great Casterton.
04/06/2022 to 05/06/2022 The Leas, Cottesmore.
05/06/2022 Market Place, Uppingham.
05/06/2022 Cedar Street, Braunston. 
05/06/2022 Chater Road, Oakham.
05/06/2022 Nene Crescent, Oakham.
05/06/2022 St Mary’s Road, Manton.
05/06/2022 Church Street, North Luffenham.
05/06/2022 Top Street, Wing.
05/06/2022 Water Lane, Ashwell.
05/06/2022 Main Street, Tippings Lane and Church Lane, Barrowden.
05/06/2022 Stockerston Crescent, Uppingham.
05/06/2022 Main Street and Church Street, Belton.
05/06/2022 Church Lane, Stretton 
04/06/2022 to 05/06/2022 Limefield, Oakham.
05/06/2022 Dove Close, Oakham.
05/06/2022 Church Lane, Preston.
05/06/2022 Rectory Lane, Edith Weston.
05/06/2022 Main Street, Ridlington.
05/06/2022 Stamford End, Exton.
05/06/2022 Tay Close, Oakham.
05/06/2022 Mill Street, Oakham.

Oakham Mayor Sally Anne Wadsworth Decorating Cutts Close Park Oakham Rutkland for the Quee

OAKHAM MAYOR HOPES ALL WILL JOIN HER AND CELEBRATE THE QUEENS PLATINUM JUBILEE

31st May 2022

The celebrations start Wednesday (2nd June )  at 8pm in Cutts Close Park with the Cottesmore Military Wife's and the Beacon Lighting. 
On Saturday and Sunday 4th and  5th June starting at 12pm there will be live music from local bands don't forget to bring a picnic

Fun with Guitar

OAKHAM FESTIVAL 2022

31st May 2022

Oakham Festival Returns for 2022

Music, Dancing and Authors and Art.

For more information please visit the Oakham Festival website

www.oakhamfestival.co.uk

British Pounds

FREE BUDGETING COURSE FOR PEOPLE IN OAKHAM AND RUTLAND

31st May 2022

People in Oakham and Rutland who want to take control of their money are set to benefit from a free local budgeting course teaching life changing skills, allowing people to live well for less.
Oakham Baptist Church on Melton Road has trained with the UK charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP), to offer CAP’s Life Skills Course. Running for eight-weeks, the course gives people the confidence and decision-making skills to live well, look after themselves and feel positive, even if they are on a low income.
Jodi Bowring, CAP’s Life Skills Manager across Oakham and Rutland, says “In a time when the price of so many basic essentials are soaring, Life Skills can help people cope more easily on a limited budget. The course is a series of low key, relaxed sessions, where people can interact with each other as they learn new skills which will enable them to take control of their finances.
Jodi says, “We’ll be looking at lifting the pressure to spend and sharing some great practical tips to help people make their money go further. We’ll also be doing a big section on buying and cooking more wisely so we can help our families stay healthy on a budget. Towards the end of the course, we’ll spend some time on developing our relationships – as these can have a big impact on how we treat our finances.”
Oakham Baptist Church is hosting a launch event, allowing anyone who’s interested to find out more, as well as local organisations to see how the course will benefit their clients, on Saturday 11 June 11am-1pm. “We want to help people in Oakham and Rutland take back control of their money and live much happier lives, free of financial pressure.” To find out more call Jodi Bowring on 07380 136180 or email jodibowring@caplifeskills.org
Jodi says, “Most of all, it will be time to share what works and what doesn’t, both as a group and one-to-one, and give each other encouragement to do things better. It will include some key things you wished you had learned at school.”

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ALICIA KEARNS MP FOR RUTLAND AND MELTON, STATEMENT ON THE SUE GRAY REPORT

31st May 2022

Alicia Kearns MP for Rutland and Melton, statement on the Sue Gray report
It is wrong that families were banned from saying goodbye to their dying loved ones, whilst the Prime Minister was complicit in the holding of many goodbye parties for his staff, which we now know displayed a complete disregard for restrictions and were complete with vomiting, fighting and bullying. 
To say we just need to 'move on' is to treat with contempt and disregard the sacrifices of the people of Rutland and Melton, and our entire country. All of us suffered, and many endured deep losses and heartbreak. 
I can only conclude that the Prime Minister's account of events to Parliament was misleading. If he did not know about the culture of parties, then this is because he failed to ask the questions necessary, or has chosen not to since last October. Those around him clearly did not advise a policy of being honest and transparent with the British people. 
Government serves only with the trust of its people. This protracted affair has brought our Government and my Party into disrepute. It has made good, hard-working and law-abiding Conservatives feel ashamed and has been a complete distraction from the many challenges we should be focused on at this difficult time. 
There are broader issues with the culture that breeds under this regime in Parliament, from the shameful lengths some will pursue to preserve this premiership, to some of the individuals and actions permitted to continue under it. 
My position remains unchanged since January - when I submitted my letter of no confidence -, and the Prime Minister continues not to hold my confidence. I remain committed to doing everything I can to support the communities of Rutland and Melton, and to upholding the true values of the Conservative Party.

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OAKHAM MEDICAL PRACTICE CLOSES RECEPTION DESK, DUE TO EXCESSIVE VERBAL ABUSE AND PHYSICAL INTIMIDATION

20th May 2022

Oakham Medical Practice have posted the following on their website: Due to excessive verbal abuse and physical intimidation of our Patient Services Team, the Partners have made the decision to close our front desk. Patients with booked appointments can check in using the screen in the foyer.
For any other queries, please see our Contact us page for the different ways in which you can get in touch.
Our Patients Services team are working extremely hard and should not have to tolerate abuse. Please be mindful of the way in which you speak to all members of our team.
The Partners will reassess the situation in one month.

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OAKHAM TOWN COUNCIL APPOINT NEW MAYOR AT AGM

18th May 2022

Cllr Sally-Anne Wadsworth has been appointed Oakham Mayor for the next year.

NEW CHAIRMAN DAVID GRAHAM IS SEEKING YOUR IDEAS, PLEASE VISIT AND WRITE YOUR SUGGESTIONS IN THE BOOK. AT VICTORIA HALL OAKHAM RUTLAND

10th May 2022

The hall’s new Chairman, David Graham gives a whistle-stop tour of the Victoria Hall and plans for the future.  

He invites YOU during the merry month of May to pop into the hall, enjoy the space and write down your ideas for what you would like to take place upstairs.

Leicestershire Police  Investigation continuing following fatal collision in Rutland

AN INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING AFTER TWO PEOPLE DIED FOLLOWING A COLLISION IN RUTLAND YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, A 54-YEAR-OLD WOMAN – WAS ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF DRIVING WHILE UNFIT THROUGH DRINK OR DRUGS AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT.

10th May 2022

An investigation is continuing after two people died following a collision in Rutland yesterday afternoon (Monday 9 May).
The incident happened on the A47 Peterborough Road in Barrowden, just to the east of the crossroad with Barrowden Lane and Luffenham Road.
Emergency services were called just before 4pm, following a report of a collision involving a silver Fiat Qubo and a black Volkswagen Golf.
The occupants of the Fiat – a man and a woman – were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Golf was taken to hospital where she currently remains. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.
The driver of the Golf – a 54-year-old woman – was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink or drugs at the time of the incident. She has since been released from custody pending further enquiries.
Detectives are appealing for anyone with dashcam footage or who witnessed the collision to come forward.
Detective Constable Kasie Carter, from the force's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our investigation is very much ongoing and we are carrying out a number of enquiries into the incident.
“I would ask that anyone who was travelling along the A47 yesterday afternoon and saw what happened, but has not yet come forward, to do so.
“I am particularly keen to speak to any motorists with a dashcam or who saw either vehicle prior to the collision occurring. Any footage or information you have could be vital.”
You can pass on information by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/rti/rti-beta-2.1/report-a-road-traffic-incident/ and quoting incident 394 of 9 May.
Alternatively call 101.

De Merke Estates is holding a public consultation for our emerging plans for new homes and community

DE MERKE ESTATES IS HOLDING A PUBLIC CONSULTATION FOR OUR EMERGING PLANS FOR NEW HOMES AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES IN BARLEYTHORPE, PUBLIC CONSULTATION OAKHAM. VICTORIA HALL

10th May 2022

De Merke Estates is holding a public consultation for our emerging plans for new homes and community facilities in Barleythorpe, Oakham. They are pleased to invite you to take part and have your say on our emerging proposals. The purpose of the public consultation is to gather local views to inform the submission of a planning application to Rutland County Council.


As part of our consultation, they would like to invite you to our in-person event at:


The Rutland Suite, Victoria Hall on the 11th May between 2-8pm.


At the event you will be able to view the proposals, speak with members of the team and provide input and feedback.

Rutland County Council

RUTLAND COUNTY COUNCIL ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETING RESULTS IN CHANGE OF POLITICAL LEADERSHIP

10th May 2022


Rutland’s Annual Council Meeting has resulted in a change of political leadership after Council Leader Oliver Hemsley (Independent) stood down. He was replaced by Lucy Stephenson (Conservative), who was elected by a majority of 18 Councillors.

Cllr Hemsley announced on Thursday 5 May that he was leaving Rutland’s Conservative Group and intended to serve as an unaligned independent councillor, while remaining in his post as Leader.

In a further announcement at Annual Council on Monday 9 May, Cllr Hemsley confirmed he was resigning as Leader and leaving the Council’s Cabinet. He will remain a Rutland County Councillor and continue to represent Langham Ward.

Following Cllr Hemsley’s resignation, Councillors attending the Annual Council meeting voted to elect Cllr Lucy Stephenson as the new Leader of Rutland County Council. Cllr Stephenson will serve as Leader until after Rutland’s next round of full elections in May 2023.

Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Stephenson said: 

“I feel very strongly that I have the skills to serve as Leader of Rutland County Council with a Cabinet that is representative of the Council as a whole. This is our Council. I want all Elected Members and our residents to be proud of it. We have a vision for the county that has come from our residents. Our job is now to work together to achieve this.”

Rutland’s Annual Council meeting is held in May every year to make appointments to various committees roles and other key positions.

Cllr Jeff Dale (Independent) was re-elected to serve as the Council’s Chairman. Cllr Nick Begy (Together4Rutland) was re-elected as Vice-Chair.

As the newly elected Leader of Rutland County Council, Cllr Stephenson named an alliance Cabinet made up of the following Elected Members:

  • Cllr Marc Oxley (Independent and Green Group)

  • Cllr Rosemary Powell (Independent and Green Group)

  • Cllr Karen Payne (Conservative)

  • Cllr David Wilby (Conservative)

One seat on Cabinet remains unallocated. Specific portfolio responsibilities for each Cabinet member will be confirmed later this week.

Annual Council also appointed members to six committees of Rutland County Council, before electing a chairperson for each one:

  • Cllr Alan Walters (Independent and Green) Chair of Audit Risk Committee Chair 

  • Cllr Andrew Brown (Independent and Green Group) Chair of Conduct Committee

  • Cllr Lucy Stephenson (Conservative) Chair of Constitution Commission

  • Cllr Gale Waller (Liberal Democrat) Chair of Employment and Appeals Committee

  • Cllr Edward Baines (Conservative) Chair of Planning and Licensing

  • Cllr Gale Waller (Liberal Democrat) Strategic Overview and Scrutiny Committee  

Following the appointments made at Annual Council, Members were asked to agree an indicative schedule of meetings for the next 12 months, including dates for future Full Council and Cabinet sessions. A number of Councillors were also appointed to represent the Council on external organisations.

Full details of public meetings and all appointments from the Annual Council meeting will be published online. Once published, the dates for public meetings can be viewed on Rutland County Councils Meetings page.


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FORMER CONSE