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Oakham Task and Finish Group

Oakham Task and Finish Group

Oakham Task and Finish Group was set up by Rutland County Council's Growth, Infrastructure and Resources Scrutiny Panel in January 2018.

The purpose of the group was to identify improvements to Oakham town centre for the benefit of residents, businesses, the wider town, villages and visitors.

Roles, responsibilities and membership of the group were set out in its full terms of reference.

What the group achieved and next steps

A detailed report containing recommendations developed by Oakham Task and Finish Group was endorsed by Rutland County Council’s Growth, Infrastructure and Resources Scrutiny Panel and approved by Full Council on 17th December 2018.

In line with the recommendations put forward by Council officers, Full Council agreed to the creation of a new Partnership Board to take the town’s work forward to a delivery phase.

Initial funding of £2,000 was also approved to help establish the Partnership Board.

Work has already begun to explore the feasibility of some of the recommendations included in the final report from Oakham Task and Finish Group.

About 4Oakham

4Oakham is a community-led Partnership Board that has been set up to take the Task and Finish Group’s work forward.

Its members include:

  • Thomas Cooper – Chair
  • Councillor Nick Woodley – Oakham South and Rutland County Council
  • Councillor June Fox – Exton and Rutland County Council
  • Councillor Nick Begy – Greetham and Rutland County Council
  • Joy Clough – Oakham Residents’ Group
  • Debbie Oakes – Organiser of Oakham Festival and representative of Oakham businesses

Details of the Board’s work will soon be available on the 4Oakham website – which will be launched shortly.