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Neighbourhood Forum AGM PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 July 2017 19:55

altThe 2017 AGM of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum will be held on Thursday August 31st 2017 in The Falcon Hotel.

Presentations and discussions will include a community safety update, the current County Council  consultation on the proposed locations for more housing in the new Local Plan,  the launch of the new Uppingham Community Emergency Plan, a community transport and Uppingham Hopper update and an UppWatch review.

The meeting commences at 7.30pm. Venue is the Garden Room.  

In Bloom Praise PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 July 2017 19:36

altVolunteers, residents and businesses have been praised by visitors for their efforts to prepare Uppingham's town centre and residential neighbourhoods for this week's visit by the East Midlands in Bloom judges. Months of preparation by the In Bloom team and its supporters have been complemented by a huge effort on the part of residents. The sound of many motor mowers and clippers can be heard throughout the town as front gardens, community displays, flowerbeds and verges  all receive attention prior to the Judges arrival on July 4th.

Pictured is the alleyway adjacent to the Crown Hotel, an excellent example of the efforts of local traders on public pathways and local curtilages. Fingers are crossed for a successful repeat of the town's achievements over the past three years, first place in the small town category. 

Uppingham Tree Trail 

     launched this week       

Uppingham Business Offers Reward PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 July 2017 19:15

altFollowing a series of thefts, an assault on a local  businessman and an attempted break in, an Uppingham Businessman has offered a £500 reward for information leading to the identification and successful prosecution of the individual who during the night tried to break into the Rutland Antiques Gallery last week.

The move follows mounting concern over repeated thefts from the town's supermarket which the police are investigating and have made arrests. Regrettably this has not deterred out of town criminals from seeing the supermarket as an easy target and the thefts have continued. Sunday July 2nd saw the situation deteriorate further with a further theft followed by a chase and an assault on a local trader. The incident is thought to have been captured on CCTV.  

Expressing frustration at the crime wave that has hit the town Ron Simpson, Chair of the Uppingham Business Forum said, "It is only a few days since I met with Neighbourhood Beat Officer PC Joshua Ace who is clearly trying to do as much as is possible with the resources available to him. It would appear however that Leicestershire Police need to allocate more resources to Uppingham to resolve the current situation. If the force of law and order are not able to address the  problem then the town will have to do more to protect itself. Perhaps both are required. I would prefer the  Chief Constable to review the now lengthy series of incidents and allocate additional help to the beat team.  It is also hoped the Police and Crime Commissioner will look closely at the town's problems at this difficult time."       

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Uppingham First calls for more economic support for market town high streets at Local Enterprise Partnership Business Summit  

Uppingham Emergency Plan PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 June 2017 09:12

altWork is well underway on the preparation of an Uppingham Community Emergency Plan. The project is receiving urgent attention in the light of recent national events.

Preparation of the Plan is being led by a working group of UppWatch under the auspices of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum working in collaboration with the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Resilience Forum.

Following a trial run of the emergency procedures detailed in the Plan, the document will be publicly adopted at the 2017 AGM of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum on August 31st. 

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Public Sector Show 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 June 2017 08:55

altUppingham in Rutland is to be well represented at the 2017 Public Sector Show in London this week.

Following local consideration of the 2017 'State of the Public Sector Report', delegates from Community Partnership Uppingham First  and civil society infrastructure group Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum will be listening to and participating in a wide range of debates on the future of the public sector and its interface with civil society.

Topics to be explored include Public Services after the EU, the Complexities of Local Government Decision Making, Economic Development  and  the  Opportunities Presented to Local Communities by Devolution. Sponsors of the event include the Cabinet Office, the Local Government Association and the Department of Communities and Local Government.

A report on the event will be presented to the 2017 AGM of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum on August 31st.     


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