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  • Article: Feb 9, 2019

    4 February 2019

    Dear Editor

    I write in response to a letter from Cllr Gordon Brown in last week's Rutland Mercury. Cllr Brown is correct when he says the site at St George's Barracks needs to be included within the Local Plan, and that a planning application will have to be made and planning granted before development can take place. He is also correct that the site, because it has been developed by the MoD in the past, is a brownfield site and therefore there is not the barrier to new development that there would be on a greenfield site. However he is being disingenuous to suggest that the bid for Homes Infrastructure Fund (HIF) money is not "tantamount to waving through a development" at St George's.

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    Article: Feb 5, 2019

    Panel / Discussion Event in Leicester

    Monday 18th February

    Secular Hall 7pm - 9pm

    We believe in experts and the European Movement is overflowing with expertise. Come along for a panel led discussion on the EU and Brexit. What is the EU? Where is it going? Can we stop Brexit? Can we work out the best solution for the UK together? And for the EU?

    Our conclusions will be sent to all Leicestershire and Rutland MPs as well as the European Parliament and European Movement International.

    Our panel will include members of Rutland & Melton Liberal Democrats

    Please RSVP so we can keep track of numbers:

  • Article: Feb 4, 2019

    Please find below details of the Rutland County Council Prospective Councillor Event which will take place on Wednesday 13 February 2019.

    This event is being held to help people find out what it takes to become a local councillor and will cover the nomination process and standing for election, the role of a councillor and what support is available, including allowances and training.
    There will be a chance to speak with RCC Officers and Directors about council services and also the opportunity to speak to existing RCC Councillors about the role in practice.
    The event will take place on Wednesday 13 February 2019 commencing at 7pm at Rutland County Council, Council Chamber, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP.
    The event is open to anyone who is interested in hearing about the role of the Councillor and considering standing in the 2019 local elections.
    For further information and to book a place on this event, please contact governance@rutland.gov.uk or call 01572 720991.
  • Gale Waller
    Article: Jan 22, 2019
    After two and a half hours of debate the decision (12-11) by Rutland County Council last night was to submit a Homes Infrastructure bid to support the development at St George's barracks. When complete it will be larger than Uppingham.
    Our councillor, Gale Waller, opposed. Here is her speech as spoken.
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    Article: Jan 6, 2019

    This week parliament will be debating Theresa May's EU Withdrawal Agreement with a 'meaningful vote' taking place w/c 14 January,

    Whatever the outcome, the Lib Dems led by Vince Cable and Tom Brake are calling for a People's Vote on a FINAL SAY. It's really vital that we show support for them and encourage others to demand that their voices be heard.

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    Article: Nov 24, 2018

    Report for AGM. 21 November 2018


    1. Good news and bad news

    The bad news is that the chaos continues. The Tories are in meltdown and there is no effective opposition whilst the public broadcaster at best treats Brexit as entertainment, at worst seems to support a hard Brexit.

    The good news is that more and more people support remain and a people's vote. Local authorities in our area that would now vote remain (C4 / Survation poll) include Leicester, Oadby & Wigston, Charnwood (incl Loughborough), Harborough and Rutland.

  • Article: Nov 22, 2018

    The annual AGM was held in Oakham on 21st November 2018 preceded by a very well attended and enjoyable supper at the Whipper Inn.

    The main speaker was the R&M Lib Dems new chair, Professor Ken Siddle, who gave a fascinating talk on the links between Cambridge University and the EU, demonstrating how important it is to remain if we can.

  • Article: Nov 11, 2018

    All Liberal Democrat members are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting which is being held at 8.30pm on Wednesday 21st November at the Whipper Inn Hotel in Oakham. There is no need to book and there is no charge for the AGM. As well as the usual business and elections, there will be an update from the European Movement on all of the latest news regarding Brexit, along with a Question and Answer session.

  • Article: Oct 30, 2018

    Could you become one of 26 County Councillors or a town/parish councillor who take a lead in providing services to the local community? If so let us know.

    Also, Rutland County Council is holding an event on Saturday 10th November. For details see:


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    Article: Sep 21, 2018

    On 4 October the mayor of Leicester, Sir Peter Soulsby will be asking the council to support a People's Vote.

    In the evening there will be a discussion of how the campaign is progressing given by Lord Andrew Adonis and organised by the Leicestershire and Rutland European Movement.

    Free tickets can be obtained from: