A female first for Uppingham

For the first time ever in Uppingham, Remembrance Sunday’s events will have four female leads: High Sheriff Sue Jarron, Mayor Miranda Jones, Vicar Rachel Watts and myself. How appropriate for the centenary of women’s suffrage and the Armistice – it is said that their contribution to  WW1 revolutionised the position of women.

Lantern Walk supporting Dove Cottage

All set for the start of the Lantern Walk in support of Dove Cottage Hospice, Ridlington, setting off from Oakham Castle. Dove Cottage is a day hospice and provides an amazing resource for those with serious illness. Delicious meals, yoga, companionship, games and palliative care in a friendly comfortable environment;  it all gives the seriously  ill a lovely day out – and their carers a break.

Rutland celebrates the Armistice

Rutland is doing so much to commemorate the Armistice. Uppingham and Oakham will have concerts, you can play poppies at Oakham Castle, there are lectures, a Field of Remembrance, exhibitions… Our programme of events is now available and can be downloaded from here. Thanks to all the organisers and the production team at  ;  a great tribute by all.

It was good to meet Rob Persani of @rutland_radio this morning to show him Rutland’s Programme of Commemoration for this special Armistice.  You will without doubt hear more on Rutland Radio as the programme unfolds.

Award-winning pub

Congratulations to Daniel & Kerry Lacey for beautiful flower displays at The Wheatsheaf, Northgate, Oakham. They won the East Midlands gold award from Britain in Bloom & top prize from Oakham in Bloom for the 6th year running. A great achievement! Why not pop in for a drink & see?

Blooming wonderful stuff…

Beautiful surroundings make everyone feel happier.  Oakham in Bloom instigate lovely surroundings all year in Oakham. Thanks to all members & volunteers. I was glad to be at their AGM & award ceremony today (9th October)

Rutland Business Summit meeting

Thanks to Rutland Council for a great business summit in Oakham Castle. Hopefully we will see more Rutland applicants for Queen’s Awards for enterprise. We had an inspirational address from GetCXY, ‘Customer Experience Sorted’.  The Defence Recognition Scheme seems worth joining in our remarkably military county. @growthhubs can provide a valuable service too.