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Women's Awards PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 July 2017 08:32

The East Midlands is full of high-achieving women working in all sectors, yet it lacks a regional celebration or recognition of their achievements.  Women make an outstanding contribution to the region with their innovation and creativity contributing to its economic and social development.

Now the failure to acknowledge this contribution is to be recognised at an inaugural gala presentation evening of the newly created East Midlands Women's Awards. ceremony will take place on Friday 20th October 2017 at the prestigious and recently restored Falcon Hotel in Uppingham, Rutland. There are 10 categories of award which reflect activities across the social spectrum, from ambitious entrepreneurs to community champions and market town leaders.

Awards Founder Sandra Pollock is working in partnership with the Uppingham Business Forum and Uppingham First to encourage businesses and community groups to nominate candidates for the awards. Profits from the evening will go to two local charities. To make a nomination, go to www.emwawards.co.uk or contact Sandra on 07977 227872.

Jan Turner Says Goodbye PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 July 2017 07:56

Uppingham Community College staff and governors were in party mood on Friday 14th July at the Falcon Hotel celebrating the careers of a number of staff who are leaving the college at the end of this term, including the Principal, Jan Turner, who retires after 40 years in education and 10 years at UCC. Seen here with the Chair of Governors, Geoff Thompson. 

Jan started her career in Lancashire, progressing from a teacher of Drama to a Head of Performing Arts in an upper school in Leicestershire. She became Assistant, then Deputy Principal at Robert Smyth School before coming to UCC as Principal in 2007.  In her time at the college, she has established a very strong culture of respect and the high standards of conduct and behaviour are recognised by visitors to the college, both unofficial and official.  The college has produced consistently good academic results and during Jan's time in office has won Healthy School Award, International Schools Award, Eco-Schools award, the NACE Award and ArtsMark, as well as becoming an academy.   

Jan leaves the college in an excellent state for her successor to build on. Jan said "I have been privileged to work with many wonderful staff and students over the years and I will look forward to hearing about its continued success in the future"

                                              Uppingham on Show at Locality East Midlands Event  
                                           Uppingham Business Forum - Tuesday August 8th 2017
                                     Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum - Thursday August 31st 2017 
Annual Fete PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 July 2017 07:01

altThe annual Uppingham Fete, Flower and Produce Show is set to take place this year on Sunday August 6th 2017. Venue is again Tod's Piece with the show  running from 1pm to 5pm and having a wide range of stalls in addition to the Show Tent and Show Ring. 

Residents are encouraged to enter produce home grown produce into the show awards. Categories include Floral, Vegetable, Salad, Home Produce, Photography, Handicrafts and Container Plants. There are also children's awards. Show enquiries  to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 01572 829822.  

As usual, the event incorporates a dog show with registrations open on site from 1pm. Dog show enquiries to 07581 031764. 

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Leader Bid PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 July 2017 06:47

Uppingham Business Forum is to submit a new bid to the European Leader Fund to help fund a virtual portal for Uppingham town centre.

The new portal is one of a number of proposals in the Uppingham Town Centre & Business  Zones Plan, the latest version of which is set to be published at the end of the month. The portal recognises the importance of a collaborative approach to high street sustainability and aims to link up the community and business sectors of the town and create a number of new jobs in the long term.

A specialist consultant is to be engaged to help prepare the bid and submit it to the recently updated Leader approval process.


Rutland Electric Trail PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 18:08

Following recent publicity that there are now over 100,000 electric/hybrid cars registered in the UK, a Rutland company has announced the creation of the UK's first electric car tourism trail designed to attract a new generation of environmentally conscious motorists to the East Midlands and England's smallest county.

The Rutland Electric Trail is the brain child of award winning business led partnership Uppingham First and will initially be marketed via the Uppingham Webcam, car dealers and the region's tourism agencies. The Trail will link the county's two market towns, Oakham and Uppingham to Rutland's top attraction, Rutland Water, and three of the county's leading hotels. Initially, the Trail will offer day time and overnight charging facilities for up to 12 cars linked to a wide range of visitor opportunities. UK visitors driving to the county will be able to access the trail directly with oversees visitors flying to the country able to hire electric cars for up to one week via an arrangement with leading car manufacturers and rental agencies.


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