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UppWatch Volunteer Handbook PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 05 March 2017 17:19

altA new handbook for volunteers interested in becoming involved with UppWatch, the town's new good neighbour and community safety scheme has been produced to encourage more residents to join the initiative. Information on the project will be distributed to all Uppingham households later this month. Residents will be able to volunteer to help neighbours with a range of tasks following initial training and a DBS check.

The initiative has secured a number of grants and will complement the work being done by other charities in the town. It will also form the backbone of a text based emergency alert system as part of a new resilience plan for Uppingham.

UppWatch is the brainchild of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum working in partnership with the Leicestershire Rural Community Council.  

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Roger Begy Memorial Trust Ball PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 05 March 2017 16:46

altThe Roger Begy Memorial Trust has held its first black tie ball in memory of former County Council leader Roger Begy OBE.   At tables illuminated by silver candelabra in the Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, 100+ guests  enjoyed a splendid meal. fine wines, good music and an entertaining charity auction.

Representatives of Uppingham First and the Rotary Club of Uppingham attended the function, hosted by the Begy family and joined by family friends,  the High Sheriff of Rutland Dr Sarah Furness, County Councillors and the  Oakham Town Mayor.   

 

Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum - March 30th - The Recent Review of Leicestershire Police

Uppingham Open Gardens - Sunday April 9th - 2pm - 6pm -Tickets from the Church Hall

 
Uppingham Invited to Address Good Councillor Conference PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 February 2017 14:11

Following on from an invitation to help write a national publication on Neighbourhood Planning for parish councillors, the Uppingham community has been invited to share its planning experience at a national conference. 

The Spring 'Good Councillor' Conference is to be held on April 26th 2017 at Farnborough. It is organised by the National Association of Local Councils. Topics to be covered will include Health and Well-Being, Devolution, Housing and Planning. The town's spokesperson will be Rutland Times columnist Cllr Ron Simpson BEM. Ron is a Neighbourhood Planning Champion and lead author of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan. 

Musical Quiz Night

Monday March 6th 

The Falcon Hotel 

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Uppingham Open Gardens

Sunday April 9th

2pm - 6pm

Tickets from the Church Hall 

 
The Eyebrook Walk 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 February 2017 13:42

Following an invitation from the Rotary Club of Uppingham to join its members on The Eyebrook Walk on Sunday March 12th 2017, organisers have reported their pleasure with the public response. One hundred and thirty members of the public completed the walk which is held each year in aid of LOROS & other charities supported by Rotary.

The walk covered a gentle 4.6 miles of pathway and minor roads around the beautiful Eyebrook Reservoir initially through a limited access Nature Reserve (by kind permission of TATA Steel plc).

The reservoir is a major trout fishery, an important habitat for water birds of all types and has a historic connection to the Dambusters who practised over its surface prior to the Dams Raid in 1943.

Funds raised are still being calculated but are expected to be in excess of £1500.   
 
Rotary President's Night
April 1st 7.30pm
Brass in Africa 
Celebration of 20 year
Rutland Independence
 
Bright Green Energy Show 
Stamford Arts Centre
March 17th and 18th 
 
Wednesday March 15th 
Film - A Time to Choose
A Climate Change  Reminder 
 
Chelsea Pensioner Entertains Uppingham PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 February 2017 13:35

altChelsea Pensioners, famous for their iconic scarlet uniforms, come from across the world and make up a vibrant veteran community based in the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The hospital was founded by Charles 11 and has been the home since 1692 of the Chelsea Pensioners, all of whom are retired soldiers of the British Army.

An invited Uppingham audience was recently treated to a presentation by the Hospital's Principal Guide, Chelsea Pensioner Brian Cumming. Brian is pictured above in his splendid uniform while attending the event in The Falcon Hotel.

Learn more about the hospital and its veterans at www.chelsea-pensioners.org.uk     

 
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