During the current crisis with COVID-19 this page will be used as a one stop to view all relevant information. This will be done with links through to websites and local documents. The page will be regularly updated. STAY SAFE


We have a group of people from the village "Cottesmore" that are happy to help anyone who is self isolating or struggling to get what they need in these difficult times

Everyone should have received a flyer through their doors

Including help with

Picking up shopping
Posting mail
Food Bank
A friendly chat by phone
Urgent supplies
Prescription medication
Dog walks
Anything else?

Amanda from the village shop is offering a free delivery service but needs 1 days notice if you can text her on - 07871 310979

As a community we have to help each other and there is plenty of help available so please don't suffer in silence!

Please see your VILLAGE LINK for more information or contact

Or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3414448471904981/?ref=share



Rutland County Council is operating a free replacement minibus service for essential journeys between Oakham and Stamford, following enforced changes to normal bus timetables.

The service is running twice daily, calling at Oakham, Whitwell, Empingham, Tickencote, Great Casterton and Stamford.

From Monday 30 March, anyone wanting to travel will be asked to make a telephone booking with a least one day's notice. This is to avoid running empty vehicles, if they are not needed.

The number to call to book a journey is: 01572 758 138, between 9.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Journeys required for Mondays must be booked on the Friday before.

Passengers will be advised as to seating arrangements that are in place on this service to maintain a safe distance between bus users and ensure proper social distancing. As this is a free service, there will also be limited need for passengers to interact with the driver.

A full timetable for the free replacement minibus and details of other changes to local services can be found online at: www.rutland.gov.uk/coronavirus. Alternatively, please call: 01572 758 138 for further details.


COVID-19 update, Friday 22 May

Partners join forces to support mental health
Councils, police and NHS services are encouraging people to seek mental health support if they're in need of help.
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People urged not to travel to Rutland
Rutland County Council and Anglian Water are urging people not to travel to Rutland this weekend to visit Rutland Water.
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Council supports effort to fight COVID-19 fraud
We're supporting national efforts to combat scams and frauds that are linked to COVID-19.
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Rutland holds virtual Full Council meeting
Rutland County Council successfully held its first ever virtual Full Council meeting on Wednesday 20 May.
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Temporary closure of bus station waiting room

The waiting room at Oakham Bus Station will temporarily close from Saturday 23 May 2020.

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Where can I still shop?
Lots of essential shops and businesses are still open across Rutland, offering delivery or call-and-collect services.
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