To: Tony Mathias, Rutland County Council Leader

Local Referendum on Oakham One-Way Scheme

Local Referendum on Oakham One-Way Scheme

Put the decision about whether Oakham should adopt a one-way system to a local referendum.

Why is this important?

Rutland's historic county town of Oakham has been steadily declining as a market town over recent years and factors such as long-term roadworks have forced an even greater downturn in trade. Rutland County Council's Consultation Exercise received 952 responses of which 53% (504) were in favour of the one-way system and a further exercise covering only 5,500 properties had responses from just 1592 householders with only 47% (710) in favour. The estimated electorate of Rutland and close neighbouring areas is closer to forty-thousand and yet Rutland County Council proposes to proceed based on results taken from just a small proportion of local people.

Many Rutland residents feel that the planned one-way system is an expensive waste of money that will hasten Oakham's decline as a traditional market town even further, therefore a full referendum of the Rutland Electorate should be carried out before the work is approved by Rutland County Council.

Rutland, UK

Reasons for signing

  • The whole idea is ludicrous. Pull yourself together and spend taxpayers' money on something constructive rather than attempting to solve problems that do not exist!
  • This is a very costly, disruptive, unnecessary and undemocratic decision by the council. Please ask residents opinions and include those of us who live in the villages.
  • As a frequent visitor to Oakham over the past 30 years, the high street has always been a place to shop and meet friends. The plans to change the high street will reduce footfall to the shops and the one way system will cause untold havoc to traffic.


2017-10-31 19:23:25 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2017-10-25 14:28:25 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-10-24 07:34:11 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-10-23 20:44:07 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-10-23 09:40:01 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-10-22 09:13:03 +0100

10 signatures reached