Information Request Reveals Uppingham Contribution to Parking Income PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 July 2010 14:17

Following a Freedom of Information request by a local business, Rutland County Council has released figures revealing the extent of Uppingham's  contribution to the revenue received from parking machines in the county's car parks.

The figures are as follows:-

For 2008/9 Oakham £215,560 Uppingham £101,440 Total £317.000

For 2009/10 Oakham £206,143 Uppingham £99,665 Total £305.808

RCC further confirmed that no capital costs had been incurred in 2007 or 2008 for car parking.

Costs excluding staffing are said to total  £4766 for 2008/9 and £3500 for 2009/10.

Staffing costs of £127,800 and additional income of £59,000 from penalty charges for 2008/9 were revealed in response to an earlier request.

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 July 2010 10:46
Rutland Telecom Wins FSB Business of the Year Award PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 July 2010 13:54

Uppingham business Rutland Telecom has triumphed in the region's 2010 Federation of Small Business Awards coming top in three categories including the prestigious 'Overall Best Business' Award.

Held at the Hinckley Island Hotel, over 200 invited guests including RCC Leader Roger Begy, RCC Chief Executive Helen Briggs and Uppingham First Director Ron Simpson, saw the Rutland Telecom staff team repeatedly called on to the stage to receive a range of glowing tributes and a succession of category awards.

First came the 'Best Use of Technology Award' with the firm being described as creative and innovative. Next came the 'Enterprising Business Award' with praise for the way in which the company had used new telecomms regulations to empower small rural communites with high speed broadband. Finally, the jewel in the crown. The 'Overall Business of the Year Award', with a prize worth £5000.  In making the award the judges complemented the company on winning its David and Goliath struggle with BT and championing the cause of small businesses serving local communities. 'A clear outright winner' they said to cheers from the table of Rutland supporters .

For more information on the work of Rutland Telecom  see www.rutlandtelecom.co.uk  

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 July 2010 10:08
Underwater Accoustics Specialist and Music Conductor Elected as Rotary President PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 10 July 2010 16:36


Retired RAF Squadron Leader Phil Marston MBE has been elected as the 2010 President of the Rotary Club of Uppingham in Rutland.  Phil, who together with his wife Joyce lives in Uppingham, is perhaps best known locally for his voluntary work as the Financial Director of the Rutland Railway Museum, as well as his service in Rotary. He was awarded his MBE in 1994 for service to the community.   Phil served in the RAF for 38 years, 18 of them at the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment at Boscombe Down in Wiltshire specialising in underwater acoustics. Phil joined a Brass Band at the age of 11 and continued to play, teach and conduct for over 50 years. A full personal profile of President Phil Marston MBE follows.    

For further information on the Rotary Club of Uppingham see www.uppinghamrotary.org 

Last Updated on Monday, 19 July 2010 17:19


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