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HSBC Threatens Pensioners Again PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum   
Saturday, 18 March 2017 11:05

altFollowing extensive correspondence in 2016 and written assurances that all was well, HSBC Senior Banking Operations Manager Karen Maynard has this week written to the Trustees of the E J Toon Charitable Trust in Rutland indicating the bank has summarily closed down the charity's long standing bank account with HSBC. The charity pays £50 every Christmas to registered Uppingham pensioners over 80 years of age. Pictured is Edward J Toon, the charity's founder and benefactor.    

The move comes after intervention in 2016 by the Leicester Mercury Press Group following a similar threat, resulting in the bank apologising for its actions, blaming a failure of  internal communication, and awarding the charity £1000 in compensation for the stress and trouble caused by the administrative error.

Trustees have described the latest move as an outrage and likely to cause considerable anxiety among the Trust's 250+ beneficiaries. Trustees must now repeat their efforts of last year and campaign to have the decision reversed. Principal Correspondent and Chair of the charity, Ron Simpson BEM, described the bank's actions as 'incomprehensible and a public relations disaster for the bank'.  The issue will be discussed at a public meeting of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum on March 30th 2017 to be held in The Falcon Hotel. The charity can be contacted at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    

Celebrate Rutland's 20th anniversary of charitable giving as an independent county

with the Rotary Club of Uppingham at its 2017 President's Night

Saturday April 1st 7.15pm - The Falcon Hotel - Uppingham

Featured Charity - Brass for Africa - Tickets from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 March 2017 12:02
 
Uppingham Business Forum PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham First   
Saturday, 18 March 2017 12:01

The next meeting of the Uppingham Business Forum will be its 2017 AGM, to be held on Tuesday April 4th 2017 at 6pm in The Falcon Hotel. Invited guests include Neil Darwin, Chief Executive of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership, a national wireless broadband expert and the Federation of Small Businesses. 

Agenda items include the updated version of the Uppingham Town Centre & Business Zones Plan, a report on discussions with the Cities and Local Growth unit of the Department of Communities and Local Government, a town events update, the election of the Forum Chair for 2017/18 and nominations for the board of Uppingham First.

A meeting agenda is available from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    

 
Nicola Horlick PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Business Forum   
Saturday, 18 March 2017 11:39

Superwoman Financier Nicola Horlick was in Uppingham 's this week. Nicola is pictured addressing a packed meeting of the town's Biz Club as the guest of its  President, Geoffrey Pointon.  

In an entertaining and thought provoking presentation followed by a question and answer session, Nicola shared her views on the financial consequences of Brexit and the developing interest in crowd funding as a means of supporting business growth. 

In May the Club hosts government minister Andrea Ledsom MP. For more information see www.thebizclub.co.uk 

Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum

March 30th

Meet the PCC 

Stilton Cheese Classic Vehicle Run 

Sunday April 23rd 2017

www.stiltoncheeserun.webs.com

 Uppingham First Board

April 11th 2017  

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