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Welcome, once again, to Your Rutland. This month, Rutland County Council has published its latest annual report showing how your local services have performed over the past year.

The Annual Report highlights performance across lots of local services, from social care and education to planning, recycling and highways.

We start each year by talking to you about how we plan to use our budget to deliver services. All local authorities are having to work under immense pressure due to cuts in government funding so it’s more important than ever that you know how your Council Tax is being spent.

I’m incredibly proud of the work that’s being done to help and support people in Rutland – particularly by those services which go above and beyond to protect and care for vulnerable adults and children. 

Overall this year, we’ve achieved 41 of our 48 targets. This is positive but there's more we can do to improve and this is only possible by working with you. That’s why we produce the annual report and why we continue to welcome your honest feedback about the services we provide.

I am dedicated to ensuring our county continues to thrive. Keep reading to see how we are lobbying government to make sure we have fairer funding, while also continuing to ensure we deliver our services efficiently.

We are also focused on how we can help to reduce Rutland’s impact on the environment and have this month approved a range of new measures to help in the global fight against climate change.

My time as Leader so far has taught me many things. However, one thing I have come to recognise above everything is that for Rutland to continue to thrive we need to work together. In the spirit of our Annual Report, we want to be upfront with you about the challenges we face, the successes we’ve achieved and the areas where we want to do more. We do this so you can help us to improve and do the best we can. 

Oliver Hemsley
Leader of Rutland County Council
We publish data showing how we've performed against a number of important targets each year. To give you a clear picture of how we're serving communities, we've turned this into a simple report that you can read to see how your local services are doing. Read our latest Annual Report online and in libraries.

Armed Forces Champion's message of remembrance

Rutland Armed Forces Champion Councillor Ian Razzell, a retired Army Officer, is encouraging people to come together in remembrance by attending Royal British Legion events being held to mark this year's Armistice Day. 
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New Targets to Help Fight Climate Change

We've agreed a raft of new targets, initiatives and actions to help in the global fight against climate change, including setting up a new Task and Finish group to develop a Biodiversity Strategy for Rutland.
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Rutland Responds to the Spending Review

The 2019 Spending Round was announced by the Chancellor in September and many of you will have seen the headlines about extra funding for local government, schools and police. We're optimistic but remain clear that more money and fairer funding are still needed.
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Working to Stop Dangerous Parking

We're taking steps to discourage illegal parking on pedestrian crossings, at bus stops and in ‘keep clear’ areas outside schools by using special powers to penalise offenders who drive away.
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‘Chat and Chill’ Sessions at Oakham Library

Oakham Library is introducing a regular drop-in session for young people aged 11 to 16 years old. ‘Chat and Chill’ sessions are for young people to get together in a relaxed environment to talk, read and be creative.
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New Community Space For Forces Families

A community centre that supports Forces families based at Kendrew Barracks has been refurbished to improve its facilities. The new space is used by army personnel and their families, offering free activities for children and parents.
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What's on in Rutland?

Take a look at what's on at some of Rutland's most popular free attractions. 
Anglo-Saxon Gold on show at Rutland County Museum
An extremely rare Anglo-Saxon gold buckle has become the centrepiece of a brand new display at Rutland County Museum. The buckle is only the fourth of its kind to have been discovered in England and is now on show!
Enjoy Rutland Food & Drink Week
Don't miss the Discover Rutland Food & Drink Week from Saturday 26th October until Sunday 3rd November 2019. Sample great food, drink and local produce from across the county, with special menus, offers and great events.
Ghostly Goings-On at Rutland Libraries
Enjoy spooktacular stories and creepy crafts at Rutland libraries in the run up to Halloween! See what's on at your local library and join us for a frighteningly good time! It'll be dead good.
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