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Written by Uppingham First   
Saturday, 26 May 2018 10:39

As the summer tourism season begins, community and business groups have expressed concern about the delay in restoring the metalwork and stonework in Uppingham market place and high street, one of the town's top visitor attractions.

The issue will feature in the Rutland Times on May 31st 2018. Decorative metalwork has been missing for over 12 months with the metalwork suppliers being blamed for the delay. Temporary tarmac patches in the paving await replacement stone. 

Uppingham market place is in a Conservation Area and as such has protected status. The groups are urging prompt action by the highways authority and, if necessary, a search for alternative contractors who can meet an urgent deadline.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 June 2018 15:08
 
Hopper Attracts Wide Interest PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum   
Saturday, 26 May 2018 11:08

altCommunity Partnership Uppingham First met this week to consider the very positive response to the launch of its five day a week Uppingham Hopper bus service. Congratulations on the creation of the service have arrived from all over the UK with national, regional and local media taking an interest. 

The new service not only provides community transport for the elderly  to the Uppingham Surgery and shops, but also links the town's key employment areas to the town's bus interchange, enabling workers to travel to Uppingham from Leicester, Oakham and Corby by public transport and then transfer to their employment site via the Hopper. The service only currently serves flexi-tiime workers due to its 9am to 5pm operating hours, but a study in the autumn of employee, apprentice and student needs may provide data to justify an expansion of the service.    

 
Stilton Cheese Run Organiser Dies PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham First   
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 19:35

Tributes to the dedication and organisational skills of Jim Barry, founder and organiser of the annual Stilton Cheese Classic Vehicle Run, are being published following the news that he had died in the early hours of Tuesday May 8th 2018. Jim and his wife Joy are known throughout the classic vehicle world in the UK as organisers of the famous run, which in recent years has had its start in Uppingham in Rutland.

Commenting on the sad news, Uppingham First Secretary Ron Simpson said, "Jim's death is a huge blow to the Stilton Run team. His and Joy's fund raising efforts for charity, year after year, in organising this now nationally recognised classic vehicle event have earned them a place in history.  Many here in Uppingham loved this event with around 300 cars attending each year.  What ever happens in the future, the run will always be associated with Jim and his wife. Our thoughts are with the family."  


Last Updated on Saturday, 26 May 2018 10:45
 
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