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''Survey Recognises Our Many Great Qualities''

Date Published: 31 January 2019
Uppingham Market

Council Leader Oliver Hemsley has welcomed a national survey which ranks Rutland as the UK’s third best place to live.

The annual Halifax Quality of Life Survey uses a number of different measures to produce a list of the best places to live. This includes work, housing, education, health and how people feel.

Rutland topped the quality of life survey for the first time in 2015 and was listed third in this year’s rankings, just behind Richmondshire (second) and Orkney (first).

“Rutland is a fantastic place to live and will always be number one for those of us who are lucky enough to call it home.  The quality of life survey recognises our county’s many great qualities. We have wonderful traditions and heritage, close-knit communities, good schools and two unique market towns. People who live in Rutland are some of the happiest and healthiest anywhere in the country and are rightly proud of their rural roots. We’re also home to leading businesses, great food and drink, and attractions like Rutland Water that drew in almost 2million visitors last year. We have a lot to be grateful for in Rutland and I fully expect to see us high up in next year’s survey, if not at the very top.”
Council Leader Oliver Hemsley

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