March 11th: Planting a beautiful evergreen oak at the edge of Oakham’s Centenary Field to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, with Deputy Mayor Jean Denyer , as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy. Thanks to Oakham Town.
March 10th: A Young Leaders Conference by Resilient Rutland was hosted at Uppingham School, with youth ambassadors from Harington School, Oakham School and Uppingham Community College, supported by The National Lottery. Congratulations to all involved in improving well being through school communities.
So delighted that Ali Wainwright of Rutland’s foodbank has been awarded MBE at Windsor Castle. Richly deserved, especially for all she did through the covid pandemic to help those in need.
Happy First Birthday to Rutland and Stamford Sound, a great community resource serving Rutland, Stamford and our region. Thanks!
March 5th: Great company & breakfast at The Grainy with Oakham Armed Forces Veterans’ Breakfast Club – a gathering of military veterans and their families of all ages, on the first Saturday morning of each month. Thanks as well to Rutland Council Armed Forces officer Michelle Wilma Lane who is moving on. She has been inspirational.
March 2nd: I was delighted to open LOROS Hospice‘s new community space in Uppingham. LOROS does so much for Rutland residents.
This was a World War 1 wooden ruler!
February 26th: Thanks to Adam Lowe for bringing to life Lt Richard Farrer’s service and death in WW1 in the 5th Leicestershire; including some physical momentoes of his life (such as his Army ruler and prismatic compass). This was a fascinating free talk in Uppingham. More talks to come.
February 26th: Spring has sprung! I was glad to launch Oakham in bloom’s daffodil trail from Rutland ‘s Duke of Edinburgh Memorial orchard at the Rutland Showground. Thanks to all volunteers who make Oakham beautiful with plantings.