Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Markon Sawafuji Ltd, Oakham, Rutland, factory Closing 30 Jobs Lost

Markon Sawafuji Ltd, 3 Lands End Way, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6RB


Established in 1959 in Market Overton, UK. Markon moved into Oakham in 1960 and expanded production.
Purchased by Newage Ltd (now Cummins Generator Technologies) in 1987 and became “Markon division of Newage”
September 2001 saw the establishment of a joint venture between:
 Sawafuji Electric Co. Ltd.  (Japan)
Cummins Generator Technologies Ltd.  (UK)

Leicestershire Library Bargain Books Fill A Bag £1 Melton Mowbray

Leicestershire Library Bargain Books Fill A Bag £1 Melton Mowbray

Snow Drops Photographs

Under The Bridge Photographs

Under The Bridge Photographs

Winter Countryside Photographs

Winter Countryside Photographs

Rutland County Council ask residents to Sign up for E-billing

Rutland County Council ask residents to Sign up for E-billing

Ebilling Picture Anybody who pays Council Tax or Business Rates to Rutland County Council is being urged to sign up for e-billing. Nearly 700 people have already signed up for the FREE service which saves the council money, and allows you to receive an electronic bill and view your account online.
Anybody who pays council tax or business rates in Rutland can sign-up for e-billing by sending an email to localtaxation@rutland.gov.uk stating their name, account number/property address.
Advantages of e-billing include:
  • It’s faster
  • It saves paper
  • It saves on postage costs
  • It reduces paper and printing costs
  • You can view it anytime
  • It’s better for the environment; and
  • It reduces the amount of paperwork you have to deal with
Sign up for Rutland E-Billing

Email Rutland County Council at localtaxation@rutland.gov.uk stating:
  • your name;
  • Council Tax or Business Rate account number or property address; and
  • email address for e-billing (if different to the one you are emailing from)
You will then receive your bills electronically with a link to the Rutland County Council website, so you can still access information usually included with a paper bill.

Please remember to notify us if you have signed up for e-billing and then change your email address.
For more information about this FREE service please contact Rutland County Council on 01572 722 577.

Meet the Chair and Chief Barrie Roper Simon Cole Rutland Presentation 2012

Meet the Chair and Chief
Barrie Roper
Simon Cole
The presentation used at Rutland, yesterday by the speakers is now uploaded on the police authority website.

Click Here to view the Rutland Presentation

For Further Information








Public fear of Anti Social Behaviour from squaddies in Oakham Rutland

Public fear of Anti Social Behaviour from squaddies in Oakham Rutland

As Rutland prepares to welcome a new regiment to Cottesmore this year.

A member of the public questioned the Chief Constable last night.

"These men are trained to fighter" "who like to drink"
and this was likely to contribute to the already serious problem of late night
anti social behaviour.

Simon Cole Chief Constable for Leicester constabulary was quick to distance
himself from the comments.

He went on reassure the gentleman the police work closely with the Ministry of
Defence Police and he personally felt there Army would not bring anymore problem
and Leicester Constabulary will not be increasing resources.

Whether it was RAF or Army personnel based at Cottemore there was no need for

Conservative leader of Rutland County Council Roger Begy said, He thought the Army
might come and visit Oakham once and then leave and go onto to enjoy Stamford
where they are more likely to enjoy the night life and find more girls.

I am not sure what that says about Oakham.

The public perception of the Army personnel seems to be quite different from that of #
the RAF.

One female shop owner told me I do hope Catmose will be increasing its safer sex
education lessons for its older girls!

John Hegley: The Adventures of Monsieur Robinet Verse 2012: Stamford Poetry Festival

John Hegley: The Adventures of Monsieur Robinet
Mon 2 Apr. 2pm

Verse 2012: Stamford Poetry Festival Tales about a Frenchman with some unusual [but clean] habits, which include burying his dog's kennel and his own luggage pieces. The stories appear alongside other new works, which include an address to aliens on the subject of transport, a poem about a non-talking parrot and some animal impersonations with the aid of a handkerchief.

The audience are invited to sing along. But not to dance. Much.
Hegley is known as a poet and singer with a common and comedic touch, hence the quotation from The Observer, 'Awesomely mundane'
'Typically brilliant songs and stories about a Gallic small-town hero with a dog called Chirac' - The Guardian
Suitable for most people over 7

Creative Writing with Joel Stickley Verse 2012: Stamford Poetry Festival

Creative Writing with Joel Stickley
Sun 1 Apr. 10am - 12pm

Verse 2012: Stamford Poetry Festival
If you're interested in writing poetry but don't know where to get started, or you're just in need of a little inspiration, why not join Joel's 'Blank Page' creative writing workshop? The workshop will provide the tools and techniques needed to escape the blank page and start thinking in terms of characters, plots and themes.

Joel welcomes complete novices to obsessive scribblers – as long as you can put one word after another, you'll find something to fire your imagination.

Shetland Boy Mark Grist Verse 2012: Stamford Poetry Festival

Shetland Boy
Sat 31 Mar. 7pm

Verse 2012: Stamford Poetry Festival

During this weekend Mark will be facilitating workshops and performing as one half of the hugely successful poetry duo 'Dead Poets', performing his one-man poetry show 'Shetland Boy', hosting the 'Pint of Poetry' open mic, writing poems for the Poetry Takeaway and available to chat to in the Open Surgery on Saturday afternoon.
Mark has been touring nationally for the past year. During this time, he's met loads of people, and then forgotten pretty much all of them. Most people can remember names. Or dates. Or the location of their hotel. Most people can remember where they grew up; or the street they lived in. But Mark can't. Which is odd. Particularly if all those early things people can remember happened on an island with less than a thousand inhabitants; with seals and puffins and bogs and Vikings and the fastest wind speed ever recorded in the UK.
Well, enough is enough. In his new one man show, Mark attempts to teach his memory who's boss whilst rediscovering Britain's most remote island, Unst. Come and enjoy his lyrical storytelling ... and absurdly big hat.

Mark Grist has been an English teacher and performance poet since 2005. He's been Peterborough's Poet Laureate in 2008, Chief Bard of the Fens in 2009 and a UK Slam Championship finalist in 2010. Mark's had many of his pieces for children published and is currently completing his first full collection, 'Arthur is Ugly'. Mark is also currently working for the CCE and Writer's Centre Norwich as a literacy consultant and delivers intervention in English teaching to over 30 schools in the country. Mark also completed his Masters in Life and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, London earlier this year.

The Tale of Candy Kate the Psycho Baker Camilla McLean Cupcakes Verse 2012 Stamford Arts Centre

The Tale of Candy Kate the Psycho Baker
Sat 31 Mar. 11am

Verse 2012: Stamford Poetry Festival

Camilla McLean
Passionate about books and baking, Camilla is guaranteed to inspire, delight and enthuse! Camilla will be hosting a creative workshop for children aged seven and up. Performing as 'Kate the Psycho Baker', Camilla will read poetry while children decorate cupcakes.
Having fun and making a mess will be the order of the day - and adults are invited to join the chaos too!
There will even be prizes for the best cupcakes.

Suitable for ages 7+

Poetry Open Surgery, Joel Stickley, Mark Grist Verse 2012

Poetry Open Surgery
Sat 31 Mar
Verse 2012: Stamford Poetry Festival
10am - 12pm: Open Surgery with Joel Stickley
Whether you'd like help with your writing or feedback on a poem, or just fancy discussing poetry in general, Joel Stickley (Lincolnshire Poet Laureate) will be on hand for an informal chat during the festival's poetry surgery on Saturday morning with tea and cake.

2pm - 4pm: Open Surgery with Mark Grist
Join Mark for your second appointment at the open surgery with tea and cake a-plenty. Whether you're a complete novice or already have some penned poems, come along to learn, share and pick up some tips at this informal session.

Ian McMillan: Talking Myself Home Stamford Arts Centre

Ian McMillan: Talking Myself Home
Wed 28 Mar. 7.30pm

Verse 2012: Stamford Poetry Festival
'world-class – one of today's greatest poetry performers' Carol Ann Duffy
Ian is poet-in-residence for English National Opera, The Academy of Urbanism and Barnsley FC. He presents The Verb every week on BBC R3 and he's a regular on Pick of the Week, Quote Unquote, The Arts Show, Just A Minute, The Today Programme, You & Yours and Have I Got News For You? He's also Yorkshire TV's Investigative Poet and Humberside Police's Beat Poet. He was recently castaway on Desert Island Discs and featured with his Orchestra on The South Bank Show. His rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary. Cats make him sneeze.
Ian is currently touring with his acclaimed verse autobiography Talking Myself Home (John Murray Publishers) and The Ian McMillan Orchestra, new cd Homing In.

For adults & 13+
'The John Peel of poetry' Alec Finlay
'Jovial Poetic Troll' Mark Radcliffe


Dead Poets and Poet Laureate Final Stamfrod Arts Centre

Dead Poets and Poet Laureate Final
Fri 30 Mar. 8pm
Verse 2012: Stamford Poetry Festival
If you think poetry is boring, old fashioned or for old people... think again. This is poetry Jim, but not as we know it! Find out how Mark, an English teacher from Peterborough, struggles as he attempts to compete on the hip hop battle circuit and see MC Mixy's attempts to be accepted by Peterborough's poetry community.

Mark and Mixy will make you see poetry and hip hop in a completely different light. Packed with wordplay, wit and creative energy. Plus meet the finalists of the search for Stamford's Poet Laureate. The six poets perform their short-listed poems in front of our judging panel.

To find out more and to enter the Poet Laureate Competition click here

Looking For Stamford's Poet Laureate

Stamford Poet Laureate

The Verse 2012 search for Stamford's first Poet Laureate is now open for entries!

If you, or someone you know, is a secret Wordsworth, Keats, Burns, Ayres or perhaps something totally new and extraordinary, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to showcase your talent and hold the honorary title of Stamford Poet Laureate for two years.

Although the role is unpaid, the title is recognition of your talent and a launch pad for your poetry career, giving you a unique role in the community and further afield.

If you're over 18 and think you've got what it takes click here for how to enter and all the rules!

Stamford Poetry Festival Verse 2012 Stamford Arts Centre

Verse 2012 is an all new poetry festival for Stamford.
If you thought poetry was boring - think again!
From Wednesday 28 March to Monday 2 April 2012
we bring you big names Ian McMillan and John Hegley,
Peterborough's finest, Dead Poets,
Camilla McLean hosts a cupcake decorating poetry
session for children and there are plenty of opportunities
for everyone to take part with open surgery sessions with
professional poets, takeaway poems and Pint of Poetry in the Cellar Bar.
Plus we will be crowning Stamford's first Poet Laureate!


Harriers, Graham Cooke, RAF Cottesmore Gift Rutland County Council Public Art

 Harriers, Graham Cooke, RAF Cottesmore Gift Rutland County Council Public Art

Daily Job Alert any jobs in Oakham (within 10 miles) 31st January 2012

Daily Job Alert
any jobs in Oakham (within 10 miles) 31st January 2012

Team Manager - Team 3 Inclusion
Rutland County Council - Oakham
Rutland County Council, People Directorate, Team Manager Inclusion (Team 3) Permanent, full time (37 hrs per week), Scale PO3, SCP 43 – 45, Salary £36,313... £36,313 a year
Local Government Talent - 15:03

Part Time Experienced Cook
Rutland Water Golf Course Require a Part Time Experienced Cook Email CV.
Mail Online - 18:55

Assistant Community Learning Facilitator- Melton Mowbray
MacIntyre Charity - Melton Mowbray
Can you build solid relationships to help improve life skills and levels of independence for young people with learning disabilities? Assistant Community...
MacIntyre Charity - 20:07

Care Workers
Full time & Part time Positions Bank Staff & Night time staff required We are looking for caring individuals to join our dedicated team of Carers working...
UK Staff Search - 05:37

Customer Services
Hays - Melton Mowbray
Hays are currently looking to recruit a customer services officer for providing a customer focused reception service and administrative services. The role is a...
Hays - 18:14

Lettings Coordinator - Estate Agency
Regional Recruitment Services Ltd - Melton Mowbray
Regional Recruitment Services are working in partnership with one of the UKs largest and most reputable Estate Agency firms. Our client specialises in... £14,000 - £16,000 a year
Jobsite UK - 14:12

Music Festival, Rutland Water this summer


Music Festival, Rutland Water 
this summer
The festival will take place at Sykes Lane, Rutland Water,

on July 21 and 22.

So far the confirmed acts include 90s Brit-pop band Dodgy, Jon Allen, Nick Howard and the late Ian Dury’s backing band The Blockheads who will all perform on The Horseshoe Stage.

Tickets for the two-day event are available from