Uppingham Hopper PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 08 April 2017 10:41
Uppingham volunteers have expressed their disappointment at the news that the Uppingham Hopper has not received the support of the Community Transport Association (CTA) in securing a new bus under a government grant scheme to replace old buses. In a public statement the CTA confirmed that only 40 of over 300 applicant organisations were to be rewarded with a vehicle replacement grant due to limited funds. The East Midlands is to receive only two of the grants, both going to city based projects. Top scoring region for grants was the South East which is to receive 10 of the 40 offers.
The Uppingham Hopper Community Bus had been trialled for a year with funding and support from Uppingham Town Council, Rutland County Council and local  businesses. The bus was driven by a team of eight volunteers  delivering a one hour circular service between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Critically the bus linked outlying areas of the town with the Uppingham Surgery and the town centre. 
The failure to secure a grant was discussed by the board of Uppingham First at its meeting on April 11th 2017. It was agreed that the Partnership contact social and economic partners with a view to launching a £25k fund raising initiative within Rutland to secure an appropriate community bus. The Uppingham Town Mayor has offered his support for the effort. Fund raising will be led by former Town Mayor and Uppingham First Director Cllr David Ainslie.     
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 06:28
UppWatch Gets Under Way PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 08 April 2017 09:39

Uppingham's new good neighbour scheme UppWatch has got under way with support from the Leicestershire and Rutland Rural Community Council, the Rotary Club of Uppingham, Uppingham First, the Beeches Residents Association and volunteers drawn from the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum. The scheme is collaborating with a number of established charities to offer additional support to the vulnerable and the elderly in Uppingham. It has produced an online volunteer handbook filled with information on how the scheme operates and what services volunteers hope to provide. The evolving document can currently be viewed at www.uppwatch.uk A residents handbook is currently under preparation. The scheme includes a pool of household and DIY equipment that may be borrowed. Volunteers are also to form an emergency alert network in the event of serious alert by the statutory authorities or emergency services. 

Requests for support from UppWatch can be taken between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Telephone 07710 328469.  Early calls have requested help with  shopping, cooking, cleaning, Smart phones and computers, accompanied walking for a resident with dementia, befriending and transport to the doctors  surgery.

UppWatch responds to

first batch of requests  

April 18th 2017 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 06:25
PCC Impressed with Forum PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 01 April 2017 13:54

altLord Bach, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire and Rutland has said he is impressed by the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum.  Lord Bach made his comments at a well  attended meeting of the Forum held on March 30th 2017 in The Falcon Hotel.

Lord Bach was at the Forum to present his policing plan for Leicestershire and Rutland and to comment on a recent policing inspectorate report which indicated that a small number of Force work areas required improvement. Lord Bach is pictured (bottom right) shortly before the meeting commenced. He is accompanied by three members of the Rutland Local Policing Unit led by Inspector Gavin Drummond.  Prior to Lord Bach speaking, Forum Chair Janet Thompson led a minute silence for the victims of the recent terrorist attack in London. 

The Forum also received updating reports from HealthWatch Rutland, Neighbourhood Watch, UppWatch, the town's surgery and churches, Uppingham in Bloom and Uppingham Town Council. 

April Business Forum to hear positive news from the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership - Uppingham Vanguard Board to hold second meeting in May

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 April 2017 09:40


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