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Gilberts Closing Down PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:25

altOne of Uppingham's greatest business champions, Kath Gilbert, proprietor of Gilberts Furniture is retiring after over 50 years trading in the town. Famed for the quality of goods and the competitive prices in her shop, Gilberts Furniture and Giftware, footfall is expected to increase significantly in the town this weekend as all stock is being sold off in a grand sale to clear the premises. 

Gilberts is at 8 Ayston Road in Uppingham in Rutland LE15 9RL. Tel: 01572 823486. The sale will run from 10am to 6pm Friday and Saturday and from 11am to 4pm on Sunday (February 23rd to 25th 2018).

Traders in the town have paid tribute to Kath's social and business contribution to Uppingham over the years. She was a very active member of the town's former chamber of commerce, was active from the outset in Uppingham in Bloom and is a founding director of Uppingham First and the Uppingham Business Forum. Kath's musical evenings as part of the town's Christmas late night shopping event are legendary and always resulted in a lively and memorable occasion.

Kath has been an active member of Uppingham's Women in the High Street Network and has been described as an exemplary role model for younger women aspiring to succeed in the high street.  Colleagues in the network hope she will continue to make an input once she has taken a well-earned break. Tributes to her achievements will be heard at the next meeting of the Uppingham Business Forum to be held on March 13th. 

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Uppingham Business Forum - Tuesday March 13th - 6pm

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

Charity Auction PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:07
Uppingham Hopper PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 11 February 2018 15:19

The Uppingham Hopper volunteer driving team visited Minibus World near Stoke in Trent this week to view available vehicles. The group were searching for an appropriate vehicle to reinstate the very popular Uppingham Hopper bus service piloted in 2016/17 with the help of Rutland and Uppingham councils (pictured).

Just under £15k has been collected from residents and local businesses toward the capital cost of the new project, with Rutland County Council also offering a £25k five year interest free loan. Vehicle options being explored were  a lighter type of bus that can be driven on an ordinary licence and converted vans that are transformed into disabled friendly minibuses. 

On Friday February 16th, Uppingham First announced that a suitable vehicle had been identified with delivery  expected before Easter.    

Eyebrook Walk Cancelled PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 11 February 2018 15:02
2018 Eyebrook Charity Walk now cancelled for Sunday due to updated weather report. Will be re-arranged for a date in June courtesy of the landowner.  alt
Housing the Under 30s PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 11 February 2018 14:58

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