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Alan publishes Rutland addresses 'List of Shame'

Since Alan called for evidence February 2013 of companies that have incorrectly addressed Rutland properties as Leicestershire, the following firms have been cited by constituents:   Sky BT Natwest N Power AA EON The Pension Service HMRC ...

Alan preserves jam debate

On Wednesday 30th October, Alan found his kitchen taken over by Radio 4 presenter Martha Kearney as she put her jam making abilities to the test and discussed proposed changes to the permitted sugar quantities in preserves.  The Department for En...

Alan inspects business park progress

On Friday 15th November Alan visited the site of the Oakham Enterprise Park to inspect progress on the site as it continues its transformation from the former HMP Ashwell to a new business park. Meeting Rutland County Council Chief Executive Hele...

Alan opens Apprentice Academy

On Friday 13th December Alan officially opened the new Apprentice Academy at RPC Containers in Oakham. The Academy will provide up to 8 apprenticeship places each year, specialising in Mechanical, Electrical or Polymer disciplines. Apprentices wi...

Alan welcomes fall in unemployment

Alan has today welcomed the further fall in unemployment in Rutland & Melton. The current rate of 1.5% was published this week by the Office for National Statistics and compares favourably with the national unemployment rate of 7.1%. The cla...

Alan opens new look Edith Weston Post Office

On Friday 7th March Alan formally opened the newly modernised Post Office branch in Edith Weston. The branch, which recently re-opened its doors after having been closed for two years, will be open seven days a week to serve residents in the loca...

Alan Opens new Oakham Post Office

On Friday 21st March Alan formally opened the brand new Post Office branch in Oakham.   The new style Post Office has five serving positions, a mixture of two modern screened, two open plan and a Post Office Service point allowing customers to...

Alan welcomes apprenticeship increase

Alan has welcomed figures showing that the total number of work places employing apprentices in Rutland & Melton has increased by more than a third since 2010. Figures from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills show that in 2010/...

Alan welcomes Rutland CAMRA independence

Alan has welcomed the news that Rutland is to gain its own, independent entry in the Good Beer Guide. At the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) AGM on Sunday 27th April the conference of around 600 members voted to support the Rutland branch’s motion ...

Alan visits Hallmark Consumer Services

On Friday 9th May Alan visited Hallmark Consumer Services in Melton Mowbray with local MEP Emma McClarkin. Hallmark, a sales and distribution company, has experienced strong growth in recent years and last year alone sold 320,000 BBC Countrywide ...

Alan meets 'Hard Pressed' volunteers

On Saturday 20th September Sir Alan met volunteers from ‘Hard Pressed Juice’ in Oakham Market. The company, based near Melton, takes on unemployed volunteers, offering them the chance to build up skill and experience they can take forward into th...

Alan visits Wheels2Work scheme

On Friday 27th February Alan visited Melton Borough Council’s offices to learn about the Wheels2Work scheme. The scheme, which allows local job seekers the chance to rent a scooter to get them to interviews and jobs in hard to reach parts of the ...

Alan calls for new Melton Post Office provider

Alan has today a call for bids to take over the operation of the Melton Mowbray Post Office branch. The current operators, the Co-Op, have handed in their 12 month notice period having indicated that they wished to give up the branch. The Post Of...

Alan welcome Cold Overton broadband news

Alan has welcomed an annoncement that should lead to the extension of superfast broadband to Cold Overton, Leicestershire. Having been contacted by residents worried about their coverage, Alan supported their business case to BT. BT and Leiceste...