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Written by Uppingham Business Forum   
Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:46

alt'Uppingham should be expanding its number and range of shops, not reducing them' a recent meeting of Uppingham Business Forum has resolved.

The  decision came in response to a debate on what amendments should be proposed to Rutland County Council in the current consultation updating the Rutland Local Plan. The draft plan currently suggests reversing the  protection afforded to shop fronts in Queen Street in the current Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan.

The  meeting also expressed its concern about the huge financial and policy effort being expended on the future of the St George's site and whether this was to the detriment of any possible future development strategy for the county's two market towns.   

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 September 2018 08:31
 
Partnership Responds to House of Lords PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham First   
Saturday, 15 September 2018 10:24

Community Partnership Uppingham First has submitted a written response to the recent House of Lords Select Committee consultation on the Rural Economy. Outlining some of the success stories about Uppingham's status as a successful and vibrant market town, the response goes on to make a number of suggestions on how the UK's rural economy could be strengthened. The document  concentrates on what might make small economic centres and market towns more sustainable.   

Proposals include updating parish legislation to allow parish councils to directly run community transport and credit unions; requiring Local Enterprise Partnerships to have targets and economic strategies to support market towns; and a call for the concept of directly elected Mayors Mayors to be trialed in market towns.

Read the full partnership response at www.uppinghamonline.co.uk              

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:46
 
Uppingham ABC Trail PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham On Line   
Saturday, 25 August 2018 18:32

altAn analysis of Uppingham‘s unique offer as a market town with a high concentration of ‘independent’ traders reveals an important characteristic which makes the town attractive to visitors. It hosts an extraordinary range of heritage and creative goods and skills. Over 20 of these businesses have now come together with local graphic design company Inc House and community partnership Uppingham First, to showcase the town’s creative offer by publishing the Uppingham Antiques, Art, Books and Creative Crafts Trail (The ABC Trail) in the form of a colourful map which identifies the location and character of each of the visitor destinations.

Five thousand copies of the trail in pamphlet form are being printed for distribution in September. An online version will be available later in the year. Want to know how many galleries or bookshops the town has and what their specialities are?  Who specialises in jewellery design?  Where will you find the violin maker or the clock maker?  Looking for a particular yarn or wool? Where to find that rare antique, vinyl record, work of art, piece of furniture or first edition hardback? These and other visitor questions are answered by the ABC Trail.

Fancy a coffee or lunch at an independent while on the trail? These are listed too. For a copy of the trail pamphlet, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Last Updated on Saturday, 15 September 2018 10:55
 
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