June 26th: The LNR cadet band D Company added their contribution to the Westerby Assam Cup polo match in Langham, a charity event supporting The Soldiers’ Charity. Thank you to all organisers & attendees. A very worthy cause.
CAMRA in Rutland
25 – 25 June: CAMRA’s official beer festival comes to Rutland. 30 different Real Ales, along with wine, champagne, morris dancing, barbeque – all taking place at Rutland Museum.
While there I was delighted to meet Adam Croft , author of of the compelling mystery Stories set in beautiful Rutland. I was excited to hear that next Rutland book is being written. Will our Rutland beer festival get a mention? Adam supports local businesses so get your copy locally.
June 25th: Celebrating Oakham Pride at Oakham Castle today – hundreds of people, music , and support from Leics, Fire & Rescue, East Midlands Ambulance Service Community Response Team, Leics PCC, HMP Stocken, Peppers Safe Place… Fun for all!
A visit to Kendrew
June 24th – I was joined by the Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire for a great visit to Kendrew Barracks to meet ‘The Poachers’, the 2nd Royal Anglians. Fascinating how busy soldiers are – only 10 weeks at base in a year. Pleased to see the beautiful silverware from the Rutland Regiment. Thanks to all for a memorable time.
A quote from a soldier I met:
26 years ago today, l joined the British Army. From a broken home in a small Lancashire town with no job prospects, little education (the Army discovered l was dyslexic & then helped me achieve) I’ve had a full career from Private Soldier to Officer. It’s awesome.
Armed Forces Week starts in Rutland
May 20th: A good opportunity to express our appreciation and thanks for all the military do & have done for us all. Rutland may be unique in having such a high proportion of its population linked to the military; serving in county or out of county, but living here. Also including reservists, veterans, & their all their families.
Visitors from Texas
Welcome to Rutland for a small team of young visitors from #Texas#USA! They are helping Oakham Baptist church to publicise a Life Skills course, to help with everyday problems, at Rutland Citizens Advice Bureau.
Leicester Chorale at Braunstone Church
June 11th: A Platinum Jubilee concert to remember in Braunston, Rutland! Leicester Chorale delivered a fantastic selection of music taken from the time of Queen Elizabeth 1st and from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2nd’s Coronation. Thanks to all – it was spectacular!
A Fete to remember
June 12th – How quintessentially English! Ashwell village fete provided fun, delicious cakes, Pimms and beer, Morris-men, a Punch and Judy show, a dog show, dancers, Rutland bands, shops, a plant stall, vintage cars and more. All on a perfect summer’s day. It was a great pleasure to open it. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make a great afternoon.
June 8th. Often carers get forgotten but not in Rutland. Oakham Castle hosted a comprehensive event showcasing the many forms of help available, as a contribution to Carers’ Week .
Rutland support for Ukrainian refugees
Thank you to Lands End & Rutland Council for providing a great event to support our Ukrainian visitors & their sponsors. There are now 103 in Rutland. Help provided included language classes, clothing, toys & a small jobs fair. It was lovely to meet our visitors and their sponsors.