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Youth Housing PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 March 2018 12:16

altHousing for the under 35s was the subject of a recent workshop run by the Uppingham First Community Partnership.

Pictured is the preferred illustrative design for six to eight apartments, chosen by the invited under 35 year old workshop guests, for an old Orchard site off Seaton Road in Uppingham recently offered for the purpose.

Illustrations of compact studio and apartment options were prepared and presented for discussion by GSS Architects of Northamptonshire. 

The feasibility study to explore the possibility of an under 35's housing trust in Uppingham, funded by Locality, continues.  



Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum expresses concern about approach to updating Neighbourhood Plan

Leader Addresses Business Forum PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 March 2018 12:15

altRutland County Council Leader Cllr Oliver Hemsley was the principal guest at the March 13th meeting of the Uppingham Business Forum where he had been invited to offer his thoughts on strengthening the working relationship between local businesses and Rutland County Council.

Taking place only a few days after International Women's Day, the meeting also provided the opportunity for local businesses to acknowledge the retirement of local trader and Uppingham business champion Kath Gilbert who is to cease trading following over 50 years in retailing.

Other agenda items at the Forum included a preview of the town's new Antiques, Arts, Books and Creative Crafts Trail, concern about a proposal to shrink the  number of shop frontages in Uppingham Town Centre and a presentation on the proposed Uppingham Virtual High Street Portal and smart phone app which aims to automatically detect the international or national location of future virtual visitors to the town and offer an audio visual welcome in an appropriate language via the Uppingham Webcam.                

Remembering the End of WW1 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 March 2018 11:46

altThe statutory, voluntary and business sectors of Uppingham are collaborating to ensure that the town marks the end of WW1 on November 10th/11th 2018 with a range of community events, the details of which are just starting to be published.

On Sunday November 11th the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum (UNF) is to host a Community Commemorative Lunch in The Falcon Hotel  from 1pm to 3pm. Guest speaker will be a WW1 uniformed Adam Lowe of Oakham, who has established an admirable reputation for his well researched public presentations on the horrors of WW1.  Full details of the lunch and how to reserve a seat can be obtained from the UNF at 01572 495050 or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For the evening of Sunday November 11th at 8pm in The Falcon Hotel, the Rotary Club of Uppingham has already commenced rehearsals for an event to mark the end of WW1 in word and song. For this ticketed event with dinner, guests are being invited to wear period clothing. Tickets and further  information from the Rotary Club of Uppingham at 01572 823465 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

More news soon on other events  being organised for this commemorative weekend including a Saturday evening concert, a public beacon lighting and a public remembrance parade.

Technology employment opportunities in Uppingham now here 

Uppingham Hopper PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 February 2018 08:13

altThe new Uppingham Hopper will have up to 13 passenger seats, some of which are capable of being removed to carry wheelchairs. Details of the new minibus are starting to emerge as the final specification is agreed with its supplier, Minibus World   

The bus is a Peugeot Boxer 2 litre diesel especially equipped with an electric passenger door and disability ramp. Major sponsors include a number of local businesses, the Rotary Club of Uppingham, and over 150 local residents including four town councillors and two Uppingham Ward county councillors.

It is hoped to have the bus on the road by Easter.        

New Defibrillator PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 February 2018 07:55

altThe Uppingham network of defibrillators was strengthened this week with the addition of one of the latest models. Installed at Gerrard Court, off Johnson Road, the appliance is hosted by Spire Homes and was funded by the Rotary Club of Uppingham and Rotary International. 

The new defibrillator brings the Uppingham Network up to five which are supervised on a day to day basis by the Uppingham First Community Partnership. Uppingham Town Council funded one directly and Rotary, working with the Community Heartbeat Trust, is developing what will eventually become a network of seven defibrillators geographically distributed around the town. 


New employment opportunities in Uppingham - See here

Uppingham Business Forum - Tuesday March 13th - 6pm

                      Principal Guest - Cllr Oliver Hemsley - Leader - Rutland County Council

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