Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Police find body in Oakham flat

Mill Street Oakham Closed

Police closed Mill Street Oakham, police were called to a property in Mill Street at lunch time after concerns were raised about a resident, when they attend the found the property full of gas, gas officials have made the property safe, medical staff are still inside

Little Tweet

Rutlands MP and Shadow Minister for Prisons Mr Duncan is now Tweeting.

I also Tweet:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Oakham Congregational Church Drop in Centre

I turned on the Radio today and I was horrified to hear a news report referring to me as a controversial Councillor.

I sent a e-mail

received a very speedy response

'Dear Councillor Brookes, thank you for contacting us regarding the report on Rutland Radio today. I have asked them to remove the term controversial from future reports and will discuss it with the journalists when I see them tomorrow.

Clearly the resignation of three councillors and the row at the Council is controversial but you, as a Councillor, are not.

I hope you will speak to Rutland Radio again in the future and keep listening to the station.

Regards Linc's FM group'

Not much choice in Rutland So I guess I will still wake up to Rutland Radio in the morning.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Press Statement

I am dissapointed another two Oakham Town Councillors have resigned from serving Oakham.

Cllr Alan Kelly. comment: Who is this man?

Cllr Mrs Sue Tyers. Comment: Very disappointed Sue had been working considerably hard with education issues in the town.

I am very keen to work with other members and this work is already underway.

I have asked the members to look into the current situation at Oakham Memorial Hospital.

This will be raised at next the weeks full council meeting held at Victoria Hall.

The public are welcome to attend. From Martin Brookes

Rutland County Council 1.9% Record

Last night the full Council met to set this year’s council tax.

It’s a record low increase 1.9%

The Leader Roger Begy, has a sense of humour, his jokes spread evenly throughout the meeting. (A lot more cheer than yesterday evenings Eastenders.)

Mr Begy also has a very serious stern manner and this was shown when Councillor Oxley suggested the low increase may have political connotations.

Mr Begy pointed out there were no Rutland County Council Election this year.

It is my understanding part of the low increase is to be funded by increased parking charges.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ten Green Bottles


Ten Green Bottles! I received an e-mail from a close friend today who suggests my theme tune is ten green bottle, I can't imagine why?

Other news: A further two Oakham Councillors have stepped down, stating they can't work with me. (source local news reporter)

I am rather surprised and question why they chose to SERVE as Councillors.

I am sure the remaining are committed to SERVING just as I am.

I also hope new members will be just as keen.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Councillor Martin Brookes Oakham Town Council

I hold no extreme political views and very much look forward to being a servant to the community here in Oakham, as a hard working representative and an ordinary citizen.

It is unfortunate that Jim Harrison feels unable to continue to serve as a member of Oakham Town Council.

However I have suffered an extended campaign of personal abuse, assault.

On Monday I received a tasteless, unpleasant and anonymous piece of hate mail, before I had even been officially confirmed in my position as a councillor.

During the night a funeral plan was delivered to my home address.

I have reported these incidents to the police and trust the culprits will be dealt with/found.

It is extraordinary that trivial and petty personal animosity should be allowed to play such a prominent part in local politics.

I very much hope that we shall be able to focus on the real issues of Oakham Town.

It is my view that councillors are expected to rise above petty personal trivia in order to serve the community effectively. And I intend to do so. If I stick to this I can not see why other councillors can not work with me.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Martin Brookes Oakham Town Councillor for Oakham North West Ward

Mr Martin Brookes of Willow Crescent, Oakham, has been elected unopposed as the new Town Councillor for Oakham North West.
A clean, healthy environment for people to live and work in is a top priority for Martin.
He recognises the importance of recreation and the arts, both for residents and the local economy.
The heritage of Oakham is also close to Martin's heart and he is eager to do all he can to preserve it.
Martin can be contacted on 07960 827 661 or email

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


disturbing letter received through post, or is that a letter from a disturbed person.

(coward, bully)

I have passed the letter to the police,

The address label was glued on with a water based glue, some of that glue found its way to the back of the envelope, showing a finger print!

For the first time ever living in Oakham I slept with my security alarm set and turned on the CCTV.

Not afraid just be cautious and to be ready to catch this person if they decided to take further disturbing action.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Rutland Chat Forum

 Click Here For Rutland New Forum is a networking site for the county of Rutland and surrounding areas including Melton Mowbray, Stamford, Corby, Grantham, Market Harborough and Kettering. It will help you to find likeminded people from all over the county and build strong local relationships, both business and personal.  Updated 10/11/2010

And its run correctly! Welldone

Rutland Chat Forum

A new forum has been set up for those who want to use one.

This forum can be accessed on any computer in Oakham Library in fact any computer in the world.

As suggested by Freeforums no IP address will not be blocked as this can affect users who are not a problem.

You may have seen the incarnations of another Rutland Forum, each time the lie and claim to have new admin.

This new forum has no links to them. of course they are welcome to join if they behave.

Private messages are turned on so if you have something to say that may not be suitable for publication please use that and every one will be happy.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

For info Sara

Before anyone else complains here is a few examples of posts made by some of the people exposed on this blog.

All the posts were posted on the Rutland Chat Forum, after I made numerous request for them to be removed my name in the subject was slightly changed.

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Re: Cllr Martian Borrocks
by lardboy on Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:11 pm

Now, now folks, let's not give up on RCF so easily - IT'S COMPETITION TIME for the best acronym! Ummmm, here' mine:


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Re: Cllr Martian Borrocks
by ruddles on Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:26 pm


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Some people are still alive only because it is illegal to kill them.

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Re: Cllr Martian Borrocks
by Dotty on Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:31 pm


Some people are still alive only because it is illegal to kill them.

This has been going on for nearly year now I would suggest the people who do this should have a cuppa and think.


I wonder what Doris Cook is inciting? as Dotyc

Monday, February 08, 2010

Today has been a eventful day. The photograph attached is a man, who assaulted me in Oakham high street today. He claims to be a friend of Jan Fillingham Mayor of Oakham. after he pushed me, he asked me why I was harassing her. He accused me of walking past, her house. (I did not know this was illegal) He said I would never become a Oakham town councillor. He also suggested I was mental deserved all I got and was trying to become mayor. I ask the man to tell me who he was, he refused to tell me. I told him I would report him the police and he told me to tell my friend inspector Monks, Inspector Monks is not my friend and I could not report this incident to the police in Oakham because the police station is closed Monday. I had to go to Leicester and reported the matter at Leicester Police Station and was given the following crime number. NR/00167/10.8
I walked away and took the mans photograph. I will not be intimidated or bullied by these people. I understand the Mayor is ill so I would not harrass her. and I dont expect to be harrassed by people who claim to be her friends

When I arrived at Leicester Job centre, I found I had lost my signing book. I was told I could not sign on with out ID. I could not afford another train ticket this caused me some distress, I think slightly more than normal because of the event befor arriving.

After getting a manager to agree to carry out some security question check I was about to sign and the Job Centre fire alarm was sounded we all had to leave.
After some time I returned signed.

Then it was off to Leicester police station to report the morning event. The police were very helpful and gave me a crime number and will soon be contacting me to take a full statement.

It has been suggested this man is just a OAP, all I can say is yes he is and that is why I could not hit out when he pushed me. Being old doesn't stop him intimidating and bullying people.