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Remembering the End of WW1 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 March 2018 11:46

altThe statutory, voluntary and business sectors of Uppingham are collaborating to ensure that the town marks the end of WW1 on November 10th/11th 2018 with a range of community events, the details of which are just starting to be published.

On Sunday November 11th the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum (UNF) is to host a Community Commemorative Lunch in The Falcon Hotel  from 1pm to 3pm. Guest speaker will be a WW1 uniformed Adam Lowe of Oakham, who has established an admirable reputation for his well researched public presentations on the horrors of WW1.  Full details of the lunch and how to reserve a seat can be obtained from the UNF at 01572 495050 or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For the evening of Sunday November 11th at 8pm in The Falcon Hotel, the Rotary Club of Uppingham has already commenced rehearsals for an event to mark the end of WW1 in word and song. For this ticketed event with dinner, guests are being invited to wear period clothing. Tickets and further  information from the Rotary Club of Uppingham at 01572 823465 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

More news soon on other events  being organised for this commemorative weekend including a Saturday evening concert, a public beacon lighting and a public remembrance parade.

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Uppingham Hopper PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 February 2018 08:13

altThe new Uppingham Hopper will have up to 13 passenger seats, some of which are capable of being removed to carry wheelchairs. Details of the new minibus are starting to emerge as the final specification is agreed with its supplier, Minibus World   

The bus is a Peugeot Boxer 2 litre diesel especially equipped with an electric passenger door and disability ramp. Major sponsors include a number of local businesses, the Rotary Club of Uppingham, and over 150 local residents including four town councillors and two Uppingham Ward county councillors.

It is hoped to have the bus on the road by Easter.        

 
New Defibrillator PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 February 2018 07:55

altThe Uppingham network of defibrillators was strengthened this week with the addition of one of the latest models. Installed at Gerrard Court, off Johnson Road, the appliance is hosted by Spire Homes and was funded by the Rotary Club of Uppingham and Rotary International. 

The new defibrillator brings the Uppingham Network up to five which are supervised on a day to day basis by the Uppingham First Community Partnership. Uppingham Town Council funded one directly and Rotary, working with the Community Heartbeat Trust, is developing what will eventually become a network of seven defibrillators geographically distributed around the town. 

 

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Uppingham Business Forum - Tuesday March 13th - 6pm

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

New employment opportunities in Uppingham - See here

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
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