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MEP Visits Uppingham Business PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Business Forum   
Saturday, 09 September 2017 10:56

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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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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  It is possible that some Section 19 permits may be withdrawn.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
 
Rutland Local Plan PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham On Line   
Saturday, 09 September 2017 13:27

Uppingham has hosted a number of meetings to consider the draft Rutland Local Plan, currently out to public consultation. 

The Rutland Branch of the Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) met in the historic Club Room of The Falcon Hotel for over 5 hours to consider its response to the plan under the chairmanship of local Rotarian Malcolm Touchin. Present was Branch President, the Lord Lieutenant, Dr Laurence Howard.

Representatives of twenty one parishes met in the magnificent Oak Room of the hotel last week to consider their concerns over the plan. Items discussed included the spatial strategy for development and its impact on small villages, future strategy on neighbourhood planning and a number of inequalities in the plan. 

Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum and its partner Uppingham Business Forum have also considered their views on the document. Both Forums are represented on the Board of Community Partnership Uppingham First which met this week  and approved a written response to the draft plan this week informed by the recently updated Uppingham Town Centre & Business Zones Plan. Of particular concern are the draft Rutland Local Plan's proposals to limit the future economic development of Uppingham in deference to Oakham.           

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 15:47
 
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