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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% (501) 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.

Whilst nobody opposes investing in the regeneration of Oakham, 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

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Updates

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