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Uppingham Police PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 May 2018 11:32

Uppingham First and its constituent Business and Neighbourhood Forums  have reached agreement with Leicestershire Police and its Rutland LPU Commander to work toward the strengthening of policing in Uppingham by collaborating to recruit two police special constables with the power of arrest to be based in the town.

Volunteer Police Special Constables can work different hours to paid officers and can help support not only the existing beat team, but also the town's night time and weekend economy. 

Commenting on the initiative Business  Forum Chair, Neighbourhood Forum Coordinator and Neighbourhood Watch lead Ron Simpson BEM  said, "These new posts will be an excellent opportunity for members of the community who are interested in a future career in the police service or simply wish to make a significant contribution to community safety and the prevention of crime in Uppingham. The community welcomes the Leicestershire Force's positive attitude toward this initiative which will get properly under way in the summer."

Anyone interested in the roles can get in touch at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and more information will be provided.               

 
Hopper Attracts Wide Interest PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 May 2018 11:08

altCommunity Partnership Uppingham First met recently to consider the very positive response to the launch of its five day a week Uppingham Hopper bus service. Congratulations on the creation of the service have arrived from all over the UK with national, regional and local media taking an interest. 

The new service not only provides community transport for the elderly  to the Uppingham Surgery and shops, but also links the town's key employment areas to the town's bus interchange, enabling workers to travel to Uppingham from Leicester, Oakham and Corby by public transport and then transfer to their employment site via the Hopper. The service only currently serves flexi-tiime workers due to its 9am to 5pm operating hours, but a study in the autumn of employee, apprentice and student needs may provide data to justify an expansion of the service.    

 
Market Place Delays PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 May 2018 10:39

As the summer tourism season begins, community and business groups have expressed concern about the delay in restoring the metalwork and stonework in Uppingham market place and high street, one of the town's top visitor attractions.

The issue will feature in the Rutland Times on May 31st 2018. Decorative metalwork has been missing for over 12 months with the metalwork suppliers being blamed for the delay. Temporary tarmac patches in the paving await replacement stone. 

Uppingham market place is in a Conservation Area and as such has protected status. The groups are urging prompt action by the highways authority and, if necessary, a search for alternative contractors who can meet an urgent deadline.


 
Neighbourhood Forum PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 20:10

altA meeting of Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum was held on Thursday May 17th at 7.30pm in The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham.

Principal guest speaker was  Manjeeta Sunnar of 'Victim First' - An integrated service for victims and witnesses of crime.

Also in attendance were  members of the Uppingham Hopper team, members of Uppingham Town Council and a wide range of community organisations.

Topics for debate include the new Rutland Local Plan, more housing for Uppingham and the proposal for a new garden village at St Georges Barracks. 

Notes of the meeting from  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it      


 
Uppingham Hopper Launch PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 19:50

altIn a testimony to the community spirit of Uppingham, sufficient funds have now been raised (including receipt of a RCC £25k loan) to inaugurate a permanent Uppingham Hopper community bus service. The Hopper was  officially launched by the Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness in the presence of the Uppingham Town Mayor Alec Crombie, Cllr Nick Begy, Deputy Leader of Rutland County Council, Uppingham First board members, staff members of Uppingham Surgery, members of the Rotary Club of Uppingham, the volunteer driver team and community supporters.

Symbolically, the official launch ceremony was held at the Uppingham Surgery at 8.45am on Thursday May 10th 2018.  The bus then went formally into service at 9am.

See the new hopper timetable here. Credit card size copies will be available in local shops soon.

Further information on the Uppingham Hopper and its route is available from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 
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