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Saturday, 06 October 2018 19:08
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Sunday, 30 September 2018 19:17

altUppingham First Director  Ron Simpson BEM presented the partnership's proposal for EU Leader funding for the towns Future High Street project to the areas Local Advisory Group (LAG) last week. 

Central to the project is a new Virtual Portal for Uppingham and an associated Smart Phone app. The initiative will also create the UK's first virtual high street trainee who will be recruited to help manage the project.

Commenting on the bid Ron (pictured) said, "We very much hope the project will meet with approval from the LAG so we can make an early start on building the Portal and App. When completed the portal will become the point of reference for anyone physically visiting Uppingham or searching online from home or abroad. Links to other existing websites will be created within the Portal. Access to local services such as the Hopper bus service and local tourism trails will also feature.      

    See the  latest Uppingham job vacancies  here

East Midlands in Bloom awards 'Gold' to Uppingham and top category of 'Outstanding' to the Beeches Residents' Association entry. Read the full judges comments here 

See the Uppingham First NDPR policy document here


Jennifer Triumphs PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 September 2018 18:48
Rutland health champion and former Chair of Healthwatch Rutland, Jennifer Fenelon, has been recognised as the East Midlands ‘Outstanding Woman in Public Services’ at the 2018 East Midlands Women’s Awards held on Friday September 28th at St Martins Lodge, Leicester in the presence of Michael Kapur OBE, HM Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire. Event presenters were BBC presenter and journalist Rupal Rajani and Educator and journalist John Coster. Jennifer was nominated for the award by the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum at its 2018 AGM. Eight candidates were considered by an independent regional panel of judges.

Commenting on the award Neighbourhood Forum Chair Janet Thompson said, “I am delighted that Uppingham resident and Rutland champion Jennifer Fenelon has secured this award which is truly well deserved. Jennifer’s contribution to the health service both during her distinguished career and since her retirement has been outstanding. Her new project with community company ‘Rutland First’ to address the mental health challenges facing the young people of Rutland is a sorely needed and vital initiative”.
Big Lottery Supports Uppingham Hopper PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 September 2018 18:39

Following an application to the Big Lottery Fund by Uppingham First director David Ainslie seeking support for the Uppingham Hopper Community Bus, the partnership is delighted to announce that an award of £5878 has been made towards the bus operating costs for 2019.

Commenting on the success of his application David said, “I am really pleased with this positive response from the National Lottery. The Big Lottery Fund uses money raised by National Lottery players to help communities achieve their ambitions. From small local projects to UK-wide initiatives, its funding brings people together to make a difference to their health, wellbeing and environment. Since June 2004 £9 billion has been awarded to projects that improve the lives of millions of people. The partnership is delighted that the huge effort being made in Uppingham by all who support the Hopper is now to be supplemented by this very helpful grant. Being offered the grant is a mark of recognition for the hard work of community volunteers, passengers, local businesses, Rotary and other fund raisers determined to make the Hopper a success”.

Uppingham Business Forum PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:46

alt'Uppingham should be expanding its number and range of shops, not reducing them' a recent meeting of Uppingham Business Forum has resolved.

The  decision came in response to a debate on what amendments should be proposed to Rutland County Council in the current consultation updating the Rutland Local Plan. The draft plan currently suggests reversing the  protection afforded to shop fronts in Queen Street in the current Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan.

The  meeting also expressed its concern about the huge financial and policy effort being expended on the future of the St George's site and whether this was to the detriment of any possible future development strategy for the county's two market towns.   


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