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Clerk: Catherine Gwilliam
4 Normanton Cottages
Empingham Road, Normanton
Rutland LE15 8RW

Tel: 01780 460128

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Edith Weston Parish Council Publish 2020/21 accounts

Posted: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 17:52 by Cathie Gwilliam

The Parish Council have today published the accounts for the year ending 31 March 2021

The documentation can be found by going to Parish Council/ The Council/ Edith Weston Governance 2021

All the Annual Governance documentation for 2020/21 can also be found.

Parish Council Vacancy June 2021

Posted: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 09:54 by Cathie Gwilliam

NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

EDITH WESTON PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

Pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that as a result of the resignation of Paul Boggust, a vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the said Parish Council.

If by 21 June 2021 (14 days* after the date of this notice), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option. More »

MARK ANDREWS RETURNING OFFICER

Date: 1 June 2021

* In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, day of the Christmas break, of the Easter break or of a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.

"The Christmas break" means the period beginning with the last week day before Christmas Eve and ending with the first week day after Christmas Day which is not a bank holiday, "the Easter break" means the period beginning with the Thursday before and ending with the Tuesday after Easter Day, and "a bank holiday break" means any bank holiday not included in the Christmas break or Easter break and the period beginning with the last week day before that bank holiday and ending with the next week day which is not a bank holiday. » Less

INCREASED AIRCRAFT ACTIVITY EXPECTED AT RAF WITTERING - 31st May to 4th June

INCREASED AIRCRAFT ACTIVITY EXPECTED AT RAF WITTERING - 31st May to 4th June

Posted: Mon, 24 May 2021 16:37 by Cathie Gwilliam

Support Force Headquarters

Royal Air Force Wittering

PRESS NOTICE

INCREASED AIRCRAFT ACTIVITY EXPECTED AT RAF WITTERING

TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT AND TYPHOON JETS will be flying from Royal Air Force Wittering in the week commencing Monday 31st May until Friday 4th June.

RAF Wittering is reaching out to its neighbours in the nearby towns and villages, and to those in the equestrian community, to advise them of a significant increase in aircraft noise. On current plans aircraft activity will be restricted to daylight hours, running from 0800 to 1800 local time. More »

Exercise Swift Pirate is a regular feature in the Cambridgeshire Station's calendar and the heavy aircraft, such as Atlas A400M and Globemaster C-17, are familiar sights in the skies around RAF Wittering.

Powerful Typhoon jets from RAF Coningsby will also arrive, adding an extra layer of authenticity as Wittering's airfield takes on the role of an underused airstrip in a foreign country. It will be the first time since RAF100 in 2018 that fast jets have operated from RAF Wittering.

With its long runway and wide taxiways, RAF Wittering's spacious airfield can accept UK military aircraft of any size.

The exercise promises to be a real test for No 1 Air Mobility Wing (1AMW). Based at RAF Wittering in Oxfordshire, 1AMW is an A4 Force Element and specialises in the safe loading and unloading of military passengers and freight. Headquartered at RAF Wittering, the A4 Force Elements are the high-readiness engineering and logistics units which support RAF operations around the world.

Wing Commander Jez Case is Officer Commanding Operations Wing and ensures the safe running of RAF Wittering's airfield and airspace. He said: "Our airfield is a brilliant military asset and it's only right that Defence makes maximum use of it. We have skilled and experienced team in Operations Wing who are well used to handling many different aircraft types, so I'm very optimistic about this exercise and hope we see more aircraft coming here in the future."

Group Captain Jo Lincoln is the Station Commander at RAF Wittering and the A4 Force Elements Commander. She said: "Realistic training is essential, and I am certainly pleased that the Typhoon force has chosen to come here for a brief detachment. In circumstances such as these, reaching out to our neighbours is the right thing to do. The goodwill of our neighbouring communities is of the highest value to us, and we need that relationship to continue."

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Notes for Editors

RAF Wittering

https://www.raf.mod.uk/rafwittering

Images

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1AMW personnel loading a military vehicle onto an RAF Hercules (SAC Kimberley Waterson).

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A Royal Air Force Typhoon (Crown Copyright). » Less