Row Looming Over Car Parking Charges PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 07 February 2010 17:39

Uppingham businesses have expressed alarm at a proposal from Rutland County Council to increase parking charges  from 20p to 70p per hour in Uppingham. The objective appears to be to bring Uppingham in line with Oakham. At present the car parks make a loss. 

Questioned on a possible way forward that did not have the potential to inflict the expected damage to local businesses by more than trebling hourly charges, Ron Simpson, Chair of the Uppingham Business Forum said, " In trying to balance the books the County Council needs to go back to basics. The car parks are incurring a loss partly because of the cost of collection charges. RCC  should  think outside the box and reinstate free car parking in Uppingham thereby giving a boost to the local economy". 

Last Updated on Monday, 19 July 2010 14:37
February Shopping Promotion - Lunch for Free PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 23 January 2010 20:01

To launch its 2010 series of promotions to encourage residents and visitors into town to shop local, Uppingham First is offering opportunities to lunch for free in Uppingham's hotels, restaurants cafes and pubs. During February a number of guests found dining at lunch time in town will be selected at random to have their entire meal bill refunded up to a maximum value of £50.  Winning diners will be selected by independent representatives of the Partnership and not the hotel, restaurant or pub concerned. More information from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Stop Press: The town's first visitors to benefit from  the promotion  were Mrs T J Neal of Loughborough and Mr Grudgings of Leicester who lunched at Baines Tearooms. Guest selector was Sandra Pollock of the Corby based Chartered Management Institute.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2010 21:50
Uppingham to Chair Rutland Consortium PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 29 January 2010 20:04

Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum Coordinator and Uppingham First Director Ron Simpson has been elected as the Chair of the Rutland Consortium for 2010. The Consortium brings together a wide range of Third/Voluntary Sector organisations in Rutland and is represented on the county's Local Strategic Partnership - Rutland Together.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2010 20:06


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