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Student Awards PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 March 2018 11:06

altA ceremony at Uppingham Community College (UCC) has recognised the outstanding achievements of its students in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

Seventy four students received bronze, silver and gold awards with the college also getting 100% of students who started the award to complete it. Quite a feat for a voluntary award and better than many other education institutions in the area.  

Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator at UCC is Debbie Thomas whose persistence and hard work in encouraging students is acknowledged by the local community.  

The 2018 Awards were presented by Matt Smith of Leicester Tigers.

 
Stilton Cheese Classic Vehicle Run 2018 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 March 2018 10:44

The market town of Uppingham in Rutland and its community partnership ‘Uppingham First’ are again hosting the start of the Stilton Cheese Classic Vehicle Run. This year’s event is on Sunday April 22nd with pre booked registration for drivers required on the Stilton Cheese Run website at http://stiltoncheeserun.webs.com/run-details    

   

Originally the run retraced the route, which was mainly along the quiet country lanes, taken to deliver cheeses from Quenby Hall at Hungarton in Leicestershire (where it was produced) to the Bell Inn at Stilton in Cambridgeshire, from where it gets its name. The original route of 39 miles, 300 years ago, was by horse drawn carriage stopping off to make deliveries of cheeses at the various villages and towns along the route including Bulwick (where they changed horses at New Lodge Farm) before arriving at Stilton. This was one of the longest commercial carriage rides until the new fangled internal combustion engined vans and lorries took over as the main mode of commercial road transport. Visitors can view the participating heritage vehicles between 9am and 12noon in Uppingham town centre.  

Technology employment opportunities in Uppingham now here 


 
President's Evening PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 March 2018 10:23
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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.  

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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.                

 
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