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Alan visits village shop in Market Overton

On the 19th February Alan visited Market Overton to discuss the closure of the village shop. Alan is supporting the campaign to keep Market Overton village shop open. Alan said, 'This is exactly the kind of enterprising, community-based initiativ...

Alan supports dog friendly pubs

Alan Duncan attended an event organised by the Kennel Club and the British Beer and Pub Association (BPPA) at the Sun Inn Pub in Cottesmore on Friday 19th March. This event promoted pubs that allow dogs on their premises. This event drew a large ...

Alan attends Anglian Water Treatment Opening

Alan visited Anglian Water with Nick Herbert, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. On the 26th February 2010 Alan Duncan and Nick Herbert opened an Anglian Water treatment plant. This new treatment works will help to...

Alan Duncan Urges Charity Red Tape Cut

Alan has urged all charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations to respond to the consultation to cut unnecessary bureaucracy in the way government deals with them. The Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and S...

Pork Pies get Royal Seal of Approval

On Tuesday 25th January 2011, Melton Mowbray welcomed TRHs Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. As local MP, Alan was presented to the Prince and Duchess and accompanied their visit to Dickinson & Morris, where they were taught the art...

Alan Opens Creative Workshop

Alan opened the Creative Workshop in Melton on Friday 4th March. The company launched a community-based scheme in September 2010 which provides activities, such as art, music and drama, for people with special needs. People can pay for whichever c...

Alan celebrates Melton's fair trade status

Alan Duncan has congratulated the Fairtrade Steering Group for Melton’s successful renewal of fair-trade town status, announced on January 28th 2011. He visited the Fairtrading Post on Friday 4th March 2011. Alan said, ‘I am delighted that Melton...

Government Department flies flag for Rutland

Government Department flies flag for Rutland Rutland’s flag was this week proudly flown above Whitehall, the heart of government in Westminster. The distinctive green and yellow standard was raised above the Department for Communities and Local ...

Alan helps secure Essendine Broadband improvement

Alan has this week been thanked by Essendine Parish Council for ensuring the village received broadband on time. As MP, he lobbied BT Openreach, who are responsible for the network, to speed up its delivery of necessary parts. Local company, Rutl...

Alan urges council action on parking spot

Alan has lent his support to constituent Sharon Mitchell in her fight to secure a permanent parking spot for her mobile catering van. Mrs Mitchell, from Melton Mowbray, is a familiar face to workers at the Snow Hill Estate but they are often left ...

Alan helps net broadband money

Alan Duncan has helped Rutland Council secure £705,000 of central government money for improvements to the County’s broadband. Central Government has allocated £3,880,000 funding for Rutland, Leicester and Leicestershire, £705,000 of which has bee...

Alan Hails £710,000 Rutland Broadband Cash

Alan Duncan has welcomed the Government’s announcement that Rutland will become a pilot for Government funding, available immediately. Alan had supported the County’s bid with several letters to and meetings with Ed Vaizey, the Minister responsib...

Alan opens new store in Melton Mowbray

On Saturday 24th September, Alan officially opened the new B&Q store in Melton Mowbray. The store, which closed under previous ownership, has secured employment for over 30 people. New manager David Cook gave Alan a guided tour of the newly r...

Council gets Duncan on message

Rutland County Council were last week aghast to see a Newcastle United FC mouse mat adorning the desk of local MP Alan Duncan in his photograph welcoming the announcement that Rutland is to receive a £710,000 grant to improve broadband coverage. ...

Alan visits new Melton Borough Council building

On Friday 7th October Alan visited the new offices of Melton Borough Council. Cllrs Malise Graham and Pam Posnett were on hand, as Leader and Deputy Leader respectively to show Alan the new facilities at Parkside, where the Council has taken up r...

MP supports Fairtrade Market

On Saturday 19th November, Alan joined shoppers and local businesses for the Fairtrade Market at Oakham Castle. Oakham’s Mayor, Councillor Joyce Lucas, officially opened the Fairtrade Market. Clothes, crafts, gifts and cards were on sale, while a...

Alan welcomes Digital Rutland launch

On Wednesday 16th May, Alan took part via video link in the official signing ceremony of the Digital Rutland project at Oakham Castle. Watching the event from his office in the Houses of Parliament, Alan was able to witness the signing of the sch...

Alan signs town centre charter

On Friday 15th June, Alan visited the farmers’ market in Melton Mowbray to pledge his support for the ‘Love Your Local Market’ fortnight which begins on Saturday 23rd June. The fortnight is part of a current parliamentary campaign called the ‘Cha...

Alan Duncan supports Town Partners Bids

Rutland & Melton MP Alan Duncan has lent his support to bids from both Rutland and Melton Mowbray for funding to boost their local high streets. The ‘Rutland Towns Team’ and ‘Melton Mowbray BID Company’ are both submitting bids for £10,000 in...

Alan Visits Pera

On Friday 12th October Alan visited bosses at Pera in Melton Mowbray, one of the constituency’s largest employers, to discuss the company’s recent development and plans for the future. Alan met Executive Chairman John Hill, Managing Director Rich...

Alan calls for Rutland addresses

Alan has called for the Royal Mail to finally end cases of Rutland addresses being labelled as Leicestershire, and has called on constituents to help. Despite Rutland having regained its status as a unitary authority over 15 years ago, many addre...

Alan visits Rutland Beer Festival

On Friday 19th July Alan attended the third annual Rutland CAMRA Beer Festival. The festival, held at Rutland County Museum, showcased over forty ales, ciders and other beers. Alan dropped by to show his support for CAMRA’s recent campaign to scr...

Alan samples local Jam

On Friday 19th July Alan paid a visit to local artisan jam maker Rosie Jameson of ‘Rosie Makes Jam’ in Oakham. Alan sampled a variety of jams and marmalades from Rosie, who blogs about jam and preserves at www.rosiemakesjam.com and offers classes...

Alan tells Royal Mail: 'Stop calling us Leicestershire'

Alan has called on the Royal Mail to act on the evidence of constituents and stop calling Rutland Leicestershire and respect its place in the postal system. In February Alan issued a call to constituents living within the ‘LE15’ postcode to pass ...

Alan releases template Rutland address complaint letter

Alan has encouraged residents living in LE15 to send the following letter to companies that refuse to address them as living in Rutland:   Dear Sir or Madam Incorrect addressing of Rutland properties I am writing to complain about your failure...