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.
Young Leaders Conference
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.
International Women’s Day in Uppingham
March 8th – There was sunshine in Uppingham for International Women’s Day thanks to Uppingham Rotary. A breakfast meeting was held at The Falcon Hotel. Great organisation by President Shane James & Margaret Simpson; inspirational talks by Chris Emmett, Sandra Pollock & Maggy Herbert-Johnson.
MBE for Ali Wainwright of Rutland Foodbank
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.
Local Radio’s First Birthday
Happy First Birthday to Rutland and Stamford Sound, a great community resource serving Rutland, Stamford and our region. Thanks!
Ukraine Appeal in Oakham
Oakham Veterans’ Breakfasts restart!
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.
LOROS in Uppingham
March 2nd: I was delighted to open LOROS Hospice‘s new community space in Uppingham. LOROS does so much for Rutland residents.
A historical lecture on a ruler…
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.
Oakham Daffodil Trail
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.