Date Published: 17 December 2018
Rutland County Council has approved a series of recommendations in response to the final report from Oakham Task and Finish Group.
Oakham Task and Finish Group was established in January 2018 and has spent the past year looking at possible ways to improve and enhance Rutland’s County Town.
A detailed report containing proposals developed by the Group was endorsed by Rutland County Council’s Growth, Infrastructure and Resources Scrutiny Panel in November and presented to Full Council last night [Monday 17 December].
In line with the recommendations put forward by Council officers, Full Council agreed to the creation of a new Partnership Board that will take the Town’s work forward to the delivery phase. Initial funding of £2,000 was also approved to help establish the Partnership Board.
Rutland County Council has already begun work to explore the feasibility of some of the recommendations included in the final report from Oakham Task and Finish Group. It is hoped that all the mechanisms needed to support the Group and allow further work to be undertaken will be in place by Annual Council in May 2019.
“Councillors were extremely impressed with the amount of work that has clearly gone into the Task & Finish Group’s final report and I would again like to thank the group for all its efforts. In channelling the enthusiasm of its members and the wider community, and focusing this collective squarely on the needs of the town, the Task & Finish Group have provided a fantastic springboard for further work to take place to deliver the tangible improvements that Oakham needs. We are all hugely encouraged by the Task & Finish Group’s work and excited to support the creation of a new Partnership Board that can take this forward to the next stage. This process will take some time but should be complete May, after which the Council will hand responsibility over to the Partnership – ensuring it can operate completely independently thereafter.”
Councillor Oliver Hemsley, Leader of Rutland County Council
Oakham Task and Finish Group's report can be viewed with other papers for the Full Council meeting on 17 December on our Meetings page.