Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lubenham Scarecrow Festival, Lubenham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire

Lubenham Scarecrow Festival

Saturday 10th September 2011

All day from 11.00am

Lubenham Village Green

Scarecrows around every corner, plus stalls,
music and entertainment, barbecue, vintage car and
vehicle displays and tractor rides.

Fairground Rides

Food and Drink available

Contact Julie Page

Saddington Produce and Food Fayre

Saddington Produce and Food Fayre

Saturday 10th September 2011

12.00 noon to 5.00pm

Saddington Village Hall

Contact: Mandy Sanders 0116 2402139

Sheepy Magna, Local Art, Photographic Exhibition, All Saints Church, Church Lane, Sheepy Magna

Sheepy Magna, Local Art and Photographic Exhibition,

Friday 9th September 2011

All Saints Church, Church Lane, Sheepy Magna

Contact: Neil and Jan Jones  01827 880721

Whissendine Windmill, Melton Road, Whissendine, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7EU, Photographs

Whissendine Windmill, Melton Road, Whissendine, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7EU, Photographs

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Rutland Countryside, Photographs

Rutland Countryside,Sheep
St Andrew's Church, Whissendine 

Leicestershire Countryside, Photographs, Landscape

Leicestershire Countryside, Photographs

St James Church, Burton Lazars, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Photograph

St James Church, Burton Lazars, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Photograph

Melton Vale Post 16 Centre, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Melton Vale Post 16 Centre, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
A fine Post 16 education centre for Melton Mowbray.
Rutland should have seen something of the same standard. Rutland County Council conned central government into giving them millions of pounds for a new build. They then decided they would pay a private company a sum of money for the Barleythorpe Conference Centre, tart up the building saying this is a cheaper option. Interestingly the same council took the view a old solid building would cost to much to improve and they demolished the old Church of England School.

King Edward VII, School, County Grammar School, Burton Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1DR, Photographs

King Edward VII, School, County Grammar School, Burton Road, Melton Mowbray,  Leicestershire, LE13 1DR,Established 1910

The Closed School Celebrated 100 years in 2010

County Grammar School 1908

King Edward VII School is located on Burton Road within the town. it was originally two separate schools the grammar school and Sarson high school (demolished)

Melton Borough Council, New Offices, Photographs, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Melton Borough Council, New Offices, Photographs, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Monday, August 29, 2011

South Croxton, Question Time, BBC Gardens Question Time

South Croxton,

Monday 5th September 2011
7.00pm - 9.00pm

South Croxton Village Hall

Question Time,
BBC Gardens Question Time

Contact: 01664 840272

Thurnby and Bushby Society Annual Walk

Thurnby and Bushby Society Annual Walk

Sunday 4th September 2011

1.15pm return about 4.30pm

The Rose and Crown car park Main Street Thurnby.

Circular walk through the countryside following
public footpaths and country lanes; walking on
mainly grassland and round the edge of cropped

Contact John Lewis 01162419700

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Youth Brass 2000, Performing Cutts Close, Oakham, Introduced by Cllr Charles Haworth, Deputy Mayor

Youth Brass 2000, Performing Cutts Close, Oakham, Introduced by Cllr Charles Haworth

 Councillor Charles Haworth
Deputy Mayor
Oakham Town Council

The last concert of 2011 at Oakham Bandstand for some 
unknown reason the number of performances was cut in half.

Some of the audience who appreciated the performance
this was the first year there has been a band play
in Cutts Close August Bank holiday.

When I asked in the past why we had no events
over bank holiday weekend the response from
Oakham Town Council was everyone goes away.
Because of this view taken by the council in the 
past many visitor found nothing to do

Today they also had the very popular car boot.

Dog Parking, Oakham, Rutland, Photograph

£700,000 To Boost Rutland Internet Speeds, Rutland Mercury

Cllr Terry King, Rutland County Council Deputy Leader?

I sent the following email to a small list of people, the list included Cllr Terry king Deputy leader of Rutland County Council. 

(Its rather scary this man runs the finances and assists Roger Begy OBE run our County. Runs the finances is of course a joke he can find £1,000,000 with no questions to answer.)

They are both old style Conservative Thugs and Bullies. 

Sent: Tue Aug 23 11:31:08 2011

I noticed yesterday David Burton (Oakytaxidriver) has changed his facebook user name to David Barton.

Is this his real name or is he trying to cause more issues? A google search of the new name brings up a person connected to
Cllr Kings Business.  Its clear to me this vile individual must be known by some one at the council.


Martin Brookes
After sending the email I received a number of threatening emails from his Council secure email address and his company.
Amongst his email threats he calls me strange and states I am bottom of his list when it comes to respect.
Here are two of his responses to my email. I can't see what I have written fits what he is saying or justifies his continued threats. This is how Rutland County Council treats you if you speak out about them or the Town Council and it appears how ever many complaints I or others make nothing ever changes. 

Mr Brookes
I would suggest you withdraw your prior email immediately as I nor any business I am connected with has anyone by the name Burton. I will ask you to show me your proof, even if it is a google search, but I suspect as usual you will decline.

Your record of wild accusations is well known and documented and will eventually lead to you facing legal challenge. I will treat this latest one as another piece of evidence.

T King

The email from his company address was  quite odd because I clearly had not mentioned his company in any e-mail
Mr Brookes
I refer to correspondence and the allegations, inferences and inaccurate statements you appear to making against Directors of this company. For the avoidance of doubt we wish to make it clear that if any of the claims or inferences which are without substantiated proof that you appear to be passing to third parties in anyway effect, damage or have any other impact on the commercial standing of this company or an associated companies or businesses we will commence legal action to claim damages. Such damage could include, but is not limited to a loss of, profit, sales, employment, credit rating, contracts, and any other general commercial damage which result from such actions.
For and on behalf of
Belvoir Associates Ltd
51 Pillings Road
LE15 6QF

Later that evening I checked the Originating email IP address's and to my surprise I find the Deputy Leader of Rutland County Council Cllr Terry King had attempted to hide his ID by using a German Proxy Server. The same proxy server frequently used by a unknown person to post Homophobic and comments of a sexual nature on this blog. 

I decided to confront Mr King about this find, I told him in the presence of The Leader of the Council Roger Begy what I had found out. Roger Begy Called me a idiot. I asked to speak to Cllr King outside the council chamber with a witness present he suggested Cllr Begy I declined that offer and asked Cllr Richard Gale who was happy to witness the conversation and threats from Cllr Terry King.

I told Mr King he would no longer intimidate me. He constantly referred to me as Brookes "Brookes shut up" 

Cllr Gale was very helpful and kept me calm although nothing was achieved I had a witness to the disgusting behaviour of Cllr King. Not that there is any point in complaining.

I am wondering if Cllr King is responsible for the vile  letters addressed and sent to Brookes or Paedophile? Proxy servers were used after I traced one comment to the Councils own server orinating from the Council Chamber. 

One letter contained a marked document handed to the council back at the May elections.
It appears Cllr Gale has since been questioned about my blog in which I inform the public he and four other Councillor have called in the police to investigate the council and its planning corruption.
Cllr Gale has responded to Mr Pook's letter and given a clear statement of Tuesday evenings events and confirms he and others are seeking assistance from the police. I suggest he does not go to Oakham Police Station Cllr King has clearly corrupted them. This may change now his mate Johnny has been moved.

I often wonder is this normal in political life?!

From:Richard Gale (
Sent:28 August 2011 07:45:19
To: Geoffrey Pook (
Cc: (
Dear Mr.Pook
In your letter to me dated 26th August 2011 you refer to a blog by Mr.Martin Brookes that refers to me. Let me answer as best I can. I do not read blogs but a friend has forward the blog I think you refer to.
Mr.Brookes approached me on Tuesday evening just before the DC meeting started, asking me to witness a meeting with himself and Cllr.Terry King, who I understood had asked him outside. I followed him into the entrance hall by the Council Chamber where Cllr.King was waiting. Cllr.King verbally set about Mr.Brookes concerning an email and what I understood was an accusation by Mr.Brookes about either Cllr.King or a director in the same company as Cllr.King.
Cllr.King repeatedly shouted at Mr.Brookes, "shut up Brookes. This caused Mr.Brookes to raise his voice saying he was trying to explain the situation. Again Cllr.King shouted "shut up Brookes". I said to Mr.Brookes, who had asked me to be there, he would only win his point if he calmed down. I could not understand why Cllr.King continued to shout at Mr.Brookes threatening to call the Police and get his solicitors involved. He walked back into the Council Chamber and I recall that Mr.Brookes said something like it was him that should be calling the Police.
Due to the unexplainable behaviour of Councillor King I must have said to Mr.Brookes while going back into the Counncil Chambor that I and others were asking for the assistance of the police too. I certainly did not go into any detail.
Later, several other people asked me about the King, Begy, Brookes arguement. I had not seen any involvement by Mr.Begy but I am told that two people had heard Mr.Begy call Mr.Brookes and idiot. This was before I was asked to accompany Mr.Brookes into the front hallway. I don't think I can add any more other than that Mr.Brookes approached me later after the meeting saying how frustrated he was that neither the Council nor the Police seem to want to address the complaints Mr.Brookes had made previously. On the strength of what I saw and hear, I can not imagine why not
Cllr.Richard Gale.

 The behaviour of Roger Begy and his team  clearly shows they have a lot to hide, but as to date I can't put my finger on it.  

I wish Cllr Gale and others good luck with the police. 


Oakham Town Partnership, August, Oakham Car Boot Sale, Rutland County Council, Photographs

Oakham Town Partnership, August, Oakham Car Boot Sale, Rutland County Council, Photographs

James Bond, Casino Royale, Ear Syringe

Not Sun Damaged!


Royal Wedding and Coronation Ale

Laugh now because one day we'll be in charge

BBC Antiques Road Show

Leicester Tigers Mascot, Visits Oakham, Photographs and Tigers in the Park Info

Leicester Tigers Rugby Mascot visits Oakham Rutland

Driving the Maul Toyota.

Leicester the Tiger Hi 5's fans

Rob Persani Rutland Radio 

Leicester Tiger meets the Rutland Lions!

Tigers in the Park

Nelson Mandela Park & Wellford Road

Saturday 3rd September 2011

11.00am - 3.00pm


Entertainment Acts & Live Music

Including X Factors Laura White

Inflatable Fun

Mini Army Tank

The Tigers Roadshow Vehicle
will be running the 
Speed Pass Challenge

Interactive Tigers Quiz

Tag Rugby Sessions

Market Stalls

Refreshments and Food

Free Entry for Leicester Tiger Lovers
and new fans alike.

At 3.00pm 

Leicester Tiger vs. Exeter Chiefs

Ticket information from the ticket office

0844 856 1880