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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 20:10

altA meeting of Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum was held on Thursday May 17th at 7.30pm in The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham.

Principal guest speaker was  Manjeeta Sunnar of 'Victim First' - An integrated service for victims and witnesses of crime.

Also in attendance were  members of the Uppingham Hopper team, members of Uppingham Town Council and a wide range of community organisations.

Topics for debate include the new Rutland Local Plan, more housing for Uppingham and the proposal for a new garden village at St Georges Barracks. 

Notes of the meeting from  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it      


Last Updated on Saturday, 26 May 2018 10:45
 
Uppingham Hopper Launch PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 19:50

altIn a testimony to the community spirit of Uppingham, sufficient funds have now been raised (including receipt of a RCC £25k loan) to inaugurate a permanent Uppingham Hopper community bus service. The Hopper was  officially launched by the Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness in the presence of the Uppingham Town Mayor Alec Crombie, Cllr Nick Begy, Deputy Leader of Rutland County Council, Uppingham First board members, staff members of Uppingham Surgery, members of the Rotary Club of Uppingham, the volunteer driver team and community supporters.

Symbolically, the official launch ceremony was held at the Uppingham Surgery at 8.45am on Thursday May 10th 2018.  The bus then went formally into service at 9am.

See the new hopper timetable here. Credit card size copies will be available in local shops soon.

Further information on the Uppingham Hopper and its route is available from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Last Updated on Sunday, 13 May 2018 06:20
 
Maundy Money from the Queen PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 15 April 2018 08:10

altOn Maundy Thursday Uppingham resident Jill Cannings travelled to Windsor Castle to receive Maundy money from the Queen and she has written about her experience. She describes how, after taking her place in St George’s chapel, an array of people with amazing titles and costumes took theirs including the Yeomen of the Guard, the Military Knights of Windsor, the Dean and Canons of Windsor, the Wandsmen, and many more with roles of historical significance.

At 11a.m the Queen entered with her own procession.  She is a diminutive figure. Smartly dressed in a royal blue coat and hat, she has been handing out Maundy money since 1953.  After a bible reading the Queen proceeded around to personally hand two pouches of Maundy money to 92 recipients which was followed by a hymn and second reading. Then she was up again to dispense to the remaining 92 recipients. 

After the service Jill attended a reception in some of the magnificent rooms of Windsor; St George’s Hall, the Waterloo Chamber, the Grand Reception Room and the Garter Throne Room. Upon her return Jill said, “We certainly do history, pomp and circumstance very well.  However, this was also a very humbling experience.”

The Maundy service derives its name from the Latin ‘mandatum’ meaning a commandment. The Royal Maundy can be traced back in England with certainty to the 13th century.  The first recorded Royal Distribution was in Yorkshire by King John in 1210. From the 15th century the number of recipients has equalled the years of the Sovereign’s life.  At one time, recipients were required to be the same sex as the Sovereign, but since the 18th century gender equality has been established, hence 92 men and 92 women received this year. The Distribution is in two parts.  A red purse contains a nominal allowance for clothing and provisions.  A white purse contains the Maundy coins; silver pennies, twopences, threepences and fourpences according to the age of the Sovereign.  The pouches are carried in six alms dishes dating from the reign of King Charles 11. All this is legal tender, but Jill says she will not be using it at the local shops!  She described her day as one to cherish!

                                               Public sector vacancy in Uppingham here 
                     High Sheriff  Community Service to Celebrate Voluntary Work in Rutland
                           June 11th - 7.30pm - All Saint's Church, Oakham - All are invited
                                   Uppingham Hopper Official Launch - Thursday May 10th
                                            but try it out from 9am Monday  April 30th
                                                         Provisional Timetable here 
                          Healthwatch Rutland seeking new board members and Chair
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 May 2018 14:34
 
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