April 23rd: A musical treat! Thanks to Ridgeway Chorale, supported by an excellent quintet from Catmose College. St Andrew’s Whissendine’s great acoustics & stunning architecture made an excellent venue. Funds were raised for ’ForRutland‘ & St Andrew’s Church.
April 10th – The war memorial at All Saints Church Oakham was re-dedicated today for the future, marking the centenary of its erection in 1922. The standard of the Royal British Legion Oakham was laid up & a new standard for the renamed Rutland British Legion was dedicated. Thanks to all, especially the Royal Anglians who attended.
April 7th: Proper bread, made traditionally (the slow way), is the hallmark of Hambleton Bakery. They are now an award-winning Rutland institution. A new bigger bakery was opened today near Greetham by our MP Alicia Kearns. Congratulations to all.
April 6th: The annual installation of the High Sheriff at Oakham Castle. Congratulations to David Wood (left) on concluding a great year. Delighted to welcome Geoff Thompson to the High Sheriff role for 2022-3.
April 2nd: Royal Jubilee Tree planting in Whissendine Sports Ground. I was so pleased to meet Brownies & Guides planting whips as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy.
50 trees went in this afternoon!
April 1st. Such a brilliant initiative! Building Heroes, a programme for military veterans to qualify them to find skilled & well paid work amongst the huge range of opportunities in construction. See https://twitter.com/buildingheroes – a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
March 17th: Congratulations to Cottesmore, Greetham, Stretton and the generous donors who have planted trees along the road side to mark Her Majesty’s #Platinum Jubilee.