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Future High Street Bid Published PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 24 March 2019 19:56

Following Uppingham's invitation by Rutland County Council to submit an Expression of Interest to the government's Future High Street Fund, the town's application has been published by Uppingham Business Forum. 

The leading text of the bid for over £5M of funds to support an integrated set of projects  to further the sustainability of the town can be found at local community website www.uppinghamonline.co.uk 

Data and research used to support the bid will be published online in early April.

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Uppingham Hustings PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 24 March 2019 19:37

As part of the May 2019 local government elections, Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum is to host a Hustings for town and county council candidates.

All candidates registered to stand for election to represent Uppingham will receive an invitation to address the community and indicate in a five minute speech what they can bring to the role of councillor. Each will then be invited to take up to 5 minutes of questions from the attending electorate. 

The Hustings will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday April 23rd in the Garden Terrace of The Falcon Hotel. The event will have an independent Chair from outside Rutland. All households in Uppingham will be notified of the Hustings in a Neighbourhood Forum newsletter to be published in early April.

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New Housing Trust Attracts Government Funding PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 24 March 2019 19:15
altAn Uppingham First proposal to build affordable housing for younger people in Rutland has received government support in the form of an offer of a £75k grant (subject to due diligence) from Homes England. The grant will support the creation of the ‘Badley Affordable Housing Trust’ and an initial proposal to build up to 10 homes on the site of an old disused orchard in Uppingham donated by the Badley family. The grant award marks further recognition of the forward looking proposals contained within the Uppingham Town Centre & Business Plan (UTC&BZ Plan – Action 10) and builds upon a Locality funded pre-feasibility study undertaken by a 2018 Task Group led by Uppingham First Vice Chair and County Councillor Edward Baines.

Trustees for the new initiative will be drawn from community leaders and task group members including David Ainslie (Chair of the Limes, Firs and Spurs Residents Association), Graham Allison (Retired Chartered Surveyor), Mark Shaw (Chair of the Beeches Residents Association) Janet Thompson (Chair of the Uppingham  Neighbourhood Forum), Geoff Thompson (Chair of Governors at Uppingham Community College), Margaret Simpson (Rotary in Uppingham and the E J Toon Charitable Trust) and Ron Simpson BEM (Chair of the Uppingham Business Forum). The initiative has the support of the Uppingham Neighbourhood and Business Forums and the Uppingham Vanguard Board. Work is expected to commence on the project immediately.

Further information on the project can be obtained from Ron Simpson This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Tel: 01572 823465 Mobile: 07710 328469. Prospective trustees will hold their first meeting on April 12th 2019. Until legally formed, the group will be facilitated by Uppingham First. 

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Bypass Surveys Published PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 February 2019 19:57

altThe results of community surveys on the need for a north/south bypass around Uppingham have been published online at a community website by the  Uppingham Neighbourhood Coordinator and Business Forum Chair Ron Simpson (pictured).

Businesses and residents completed two separate surveys which each asked about the perceived impact on the high street,  and the whole town, of building a bypass.  

The surveys will help inform the next Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan and answer the question...... 'Should the possible line of an A6003 bypass to the west of Uppingham be included in the  next Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan?' 

See the full survey results at www.uppinghamonline.co.uk   

Neighbours Quiz PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 February 2019 19:33

altTwo Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum member organisations have again met to complete their annual quiz challenge. The event is held each year in Uppingham Cricket Club.

Teams representing the award winning Beeches Residents Association (BRA) met teams from the Limes, Firs and Spurs Residents Association, last years winners. Winner this year was a team from the BRA. Pictured (on the left) receiving the challenge cup on behalf of the BRA is Association Chairman Mark Shaw with winning Team Captain, Mike McWhinnie.  Quiz  leader Cllr Lucy Stephenson is pictured with Limes Firs and Spurs Chairman David Ainslie congratulating the BRA and presenting the Competition Cup. 

Uppingham in Bloom Open Gardens 

1pm to 5pm Sunday May 26th 

Tickets £5 on the day from the Parish Church 


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