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Monday, 14 January 2019 08:48

altFollowing on from a grant aided feasibility study to assess the viability of building up to 10 affordable homes in Uppingham for the under 35s, community partnership Uppingham First has submitted a bid for government funding to create a new housing trust which will build and manage affordable homes in Uppingham.  

The Community Housing Fund has substantial grants on offer to support such bids, with the option of such new trusts also becoming registered providers  of housing and managing them on a day to day basis. If secured, the grant will cover the cost of setting up the new trust and preparing  a proposal for up to 10 new homes on the Badley Orchard site. The site has been donated by the Badley family to support the initiative.

The partnership should hear by March 2019 whether the bid has been successful.   

 

Rutland Police Commander to address Neighbourhood Forum on January 31st 

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Uppingham Antiques, Arts, Books and Creative Crafts Trail and Map (ABC Trail)

Current speeds on the Uppingham Gigaclear FTTP Broadband Network

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Vanguard Board PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 December 2018 11:52

altFollowing early work with the Design Council (pictured left is Uppingham N Plan Chair Cllr Edward Baines at their offices in London) when preparing Uppingham's Neighbourhood and Town Centre Plans, an Uppingham group is being considered for inclusion as a case study in a new national initiative to create a 'design toolkit' for future neighbourhood planning practitioners.

Wishing to work in a collaborative way for the future with developers, businesses, schools  and other interested parties, community partnership Uppingham First developed a basis for regular dialogue and information sharing by bringing together the Uppingham Vanguard Board.

The Uppingham Vanguard Board was created at the suggestion of a government advisor who was impressed by the town’s forward looking agenda. Its purpose is to share information with, and encourage collective debate between, organisations involved in the operation and forward development of Uppingham as an exemplar market town. The Board meets twice a year. 

 
Women in The High Street PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 December 2018 11:25

altThe Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness PhD, is to be one of the guest contributors to the next meeting of the East Midlands business women's network 'Women in the  High Street'. The  network was first created in Uppingham, Rutland by Leicester based business champion Sandra Pollock (pictured) who is also founder of the East Midlands Women's Awards.  

Venue for the meeting will be the beautifully restored Falcon Hotel in Uppingham Market Place. Using any web browser but Google, see the hotel  live on the Uppingham Webcam 9am to 6pm. Further details for the network meeting,  which is to be held on the evening of Thursday March 28th 2019, can be obtained from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    

 
Uppingham Welcomes the New Year PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 December 2018 10:49

altUppingham First and its constituent Neighbourhood and Business Forums have thanked the local community for all their support for the town during 2018 and wished the entire community all the very best for 2019.

Pictured is Uppingham First Chairman Robert Wills who, in the Uppingham First December 2018 Business Newsletter distributed to local traders at the end of the year, has also expressed his best wishes to local traders for a successful 2019 and thanked them for the vital role they play in the sustainability of Uppingham.

Uppingham town centre and its business zones benefit from a unique blend of locally owned retail, service & manufacturing outlets and leading brands. Visitors praise the character of the town's high street and its heritage offer. Private investment in the high street and market place  has been significant. The town's outstanding mix of antique, arts, books and creative crafts galleries and shops is now reflected in a new online retailer trail complete with downloadable map.

The introduction of a five day a week local hopper bus service operated by volunteers (timetable here) has helped footfall, with plans for an extension of the service to support local villages up for debate in 2019. A trial of an Amazon style home delivery service for  the housebound using the hopper (HopShop) supported by good neighbour scheme UppWatch is also under consideration. Due to be launched in 2019 is a new online portal for Uppingham set to become the first port of call for virtual visitors to the town and local  residents wishing to access online services.  

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Uppingham Antiques, Arts, Books and Creative Crafts Trail and Map (ABC Trail)

Current speeds on the Uppingham Gigaclear FTTP Broadband Network

Download 377 Mbps  Upload 839 Mbps - Iomat

Partnership task group submits bid to become a registered housing provider with new Trust    

 
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