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Council admits children's services improvements are too slow

26 February 2020
Council admits children's services improvements are too slow

Council admits children's services improvements are too slow

26 February 2020

Rutland County Council has admitted improvements to children’s services have not happened quickly enough.


Council tax could rise in Rutland by 3.99 per cent as outlined in the draft budget for 2020/2021

23 January 2020
Council tax could rise in Rutland by 3.99 per cent as outlined in the draft budget for 2020/2021

Council tax could rise in Rutland by 3.99 per cent as outlined in the draft budget for 2020/2021

23 January 2020

Rutland residents will have to shell out an extra £68 on their council tax bill if budget proposals go through.


Council defers decision on major housing plans

14 November 2019
Council defers decision on major housing plans

Council defers decision on major housing plans

14 November 2019

A packed council meeting heard two controversial planning applications.


Work finally set to start on historic bridge

05 November 2019
Work finally set to start on historic bridge

Work finally set to start on historic bridge

05 November 2019

Work to repair an historic bridge will finally begin on Monday.


Oundle watering hole could become an undertakers

22 October 2019
Oundle watering hole could become an undertakers

Oundle watering hole could become an undertakers

22 October 2019

Planning permission is being sought to change the use of the former Angel Inn in Oundle.


Rutland County Council warns of education overspend due to 'high needs' children

08 October 2019
Rutland County Council warns of education overspend due to 'high needs' children

Rutland County Council warns of education overspend due to 'high needs' children

08 October 2019

A local education authority has said it is sceptical of government plans for higher funding.


Further delays hit repairs to town's bridge

03 September 2019
Further delays hit repairs to town's bridge

Further delays hit repairs to town's bridge

03 September 2019

Repair work to the Grade Two listed North Bridge in Oundle has been further delayed because of planning issues.


Report says vulnerable children left 'unsafe' by council

29 July 2019
Report says vulnerable children left 'unsafe' by council

Report says vulnerable children left 'unsafe' by council

29 July 2019

Ofsted found some looked-after children living in unsafe accommodation and other care-leavers becoming homeless.


Read how dog poo blocked major housing plan in village near Stamford

11 July 2019
Read how dog poo blocked major housing plan in village near Stamford

Read how dog poo blocked major housing plan in village near Stamford

11 July 2019

Councillors all voted against application.

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Rutland County Council meets for first time and puts together 50-year plan

14 May 2019
Rutland County Council meets for first time and puts together 50-year plan

Rutland County Council meets for first time and puts together 50-year plan

14 May 2019

Coun Oliver Hemsley re-elected as leader.


Rutland elections 2019: Conservatives keep control with same number of seats

03 May 2019
Rutland elections 2019: Conservatives keep control with same number of seats

Rutland elections 2019: Conservatives keep control with same number of seats

03 May 2019

Relief for leader Oliver Hemsley.


Councillor did not breach code

28 March 2019
Councillor did not breach code

Councillor did not breach code

28 March 2019

Report will be discussed at meeting on Tuesday


Council leader calls on disgraced former councillor to pay expenses back

14 March 2019
Council leader calls on disgraced former councillor to pay expenses back

Council leader calls on disgraced former councillor to pay expenses back

14 March 2019

Richard Alderman resigned in February after admitting posting offensive social media messages


Burial charges set to more than quadruple

27 January 2019
Burial charges set to more than quadruple

Burial charges set to more than quadruple

27 January 2019

Rutland County Council is planning to significantly increase charges across its burial service


Manor house will be visitor centre

17 January 2019
Manor house will be visitor centre

Manor house will be visitor centre

17 January 2019

The National Trust has had its plans for Lyveden Manor near Oundle approved


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