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Written by Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum   
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:40

altOne of the projects in the recently published 2017 Uppingham Town Centre & Business Zones Plan (UTC&BZP)  has attracted a national grant offer.

The E J Toon Housing Project for local young people has been awarded a preliminary viability study grant to establish whether the project is feasible.  The initiative has been made possible by the donation of land originally owned by deceased undertaker E J Toon (pictured)   

Work on the study will commence in late October. See the project outline and the UTC&BZP  www.uppinghamneighbourhoodplan.info    

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:42
MEP Visits Uppingham Business PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Business Forum   
Saturday, 09 September 2017 10:56


altEast Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin has visited Uppingham in Rutland to help celebrate new ownership and increased investment at local business, Castle Car Care Ltd. The company is located at Fernie Court in Station Road, Uppingham LE15 9US and has invested in new infrastructure and expanded its range of vehicle related services to include low cost car sales. 

New Company Chairman Geoffrey Pointon welcomed established customers and guests to the event before introducing the staff team and inviting the MEP to address the audience.  Following a meeting with the Prime Minister the day before, Emma was able to update guests with the latest news on Brexit and express her confidence in the contribution that small and medium sized enterprises such as Castle Car Care Ltd might make to to a post Brexit UK.

Pictured is Emma answering questions from her audience and the line up of the Castle Car Care staff team with some of their new equipment.

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Uppingham in Bloom gets Gold! 

Last Updated on Friday, 15 September 2017 19:57
Hopper Decision is Yes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham First   
Saturday, 09 September 2017 13:51

altCommunity Partnership Uppingham First met this week to consider the future of the Uppingham Hopper following a government threat to many community transport organisations around the UK and a fund raising initiative that has produced donations and promises greater than the first two years of repayments required on a proposed five year loan to be offered by Rutland County Council for a replacement Uppingham Hopper.

A group of UK transport companies have lodged an objection with the EU about unfair competition from charitable community transport groups who bid for public sector contracts.  It is possible that some Section 19 permits may be withdrawn. The government is minded to have a review. This may have implications for charitable transport groups. 

Members of the Community Transport Association, which includes Uppingham First are being asked to support a pro community transport campaign.

The decision on the Hopper?  A big yes! Directors were impressed with the level of support promised, or already given, by the very elderly in the town. It is was therefore agreed to continue fundraising and introduce a new Hopper service very early in 2018.    



Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 15:46


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