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MEP Visits Uppingham Business PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 September 2017 10:56


altEast Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin has visited Uppingham in Rutland to help celebrate new ownership and increased investment at local business, Castle Car Care Ltd. The company is located at Fernie Court in Station Road, Uppingham LE15 9US and has invested in new infrastructure and expanded its range of vehicle related services to include low cost car sales. 

New Company Chairman Geoffrey Pointon welcomed established customers and guests to the event before introducing the staff team and inviting the MEP to address the audience.  Following a meeting with the Prime Minister the day before, Emma was able to update guests with the latest news on Brexit and express her confidence in the contribution that small and medium sized enterprises such as Castle Car Care Ltd might make to to a post Brexit UK.

Pictured is Emma answering questions from her audience and the line up of the Castle Car Care staff team with some of their new equipment.

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Forum AGMs PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 16:10

Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum hosted two AGM's this month. The UNF Executive Committee had its AGM on Thursday August 17th. Agenda items included approval of the new Uppingham Community Emergency Plan, the specification of the community aspects of the town's new virtual portal and a report on the progress of UppWatch, the town's new good neighbour scheme.

On Thursday August  31st over 65 residents attended the public AGM of the Forum. Items discussed included the recent rise in crime, the Uppingham Hopper Fund and the Rutland Local Plan.   

Healthwatch PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 16:05

A public health consultation on the future of Healthwatch Rutland has angered many in the community for appearing to be biased and trying to predetermine the outcome; the loss of an independent scrutiny voice for Rutland on health matters.

Campaigners are urging residents to respond to the online survey and reject the proposed option of a merger with Leicester and Leicestershire and call for an independent Healthwatch Rutland to be funded for a further contractual term. 

The survey is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who responded.  

Pensioners to Support the Uppingham Hopper PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:57

Trustees of the E J Toon Charitable Trust have written to over 200 beneficiaries of the Trust asking if they could help deliver what unitary authority Rutland County Council say they cannot; grant aid the restoration of the Uppingham Hopper Bus Service. 

Despite the county council (and therefore Uppingham ratepayers) providing an annual grant of £80k to subsidise the Oakham Hopper service, RCC says it can only afford to give a one off interest free £25k loan repayable over five years to help fund the Uppingham bus. No contribution can be made to running costs. The community will therefore have to find £5k a year just to refund the capital cost of the loan. Uppingham Town Council has offered to support the bus operating costs to the level which it is legally allowed to do so.

E J Toon beneficiaries are over 80 years of age and receive £50 every Christmas. Many of them were users of the Hopper service during its trial period earlier in the year, ironically part funded by RCC. Beneficiaries have been asked if they would give up their 2017 entitlement to supplement the donations being made by members of the public. Largest single donation so far is £500. Community Partnership Uppingham First has set the end date for initial fund raising as September 12th 2017. The project has the personal support of the Uppingham Town Mayor Alec Crombie MBE.

Member of the public wishing to support the project should send a cheque made out to Uppingham First c/o The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9PY.

Lavender Blue PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 July 2017 11:27

Celebrating 15 years trading this year, Market Harborough company Lavender Blue has opened a further shop in High Street East, Uppingham. Its home décor offers a wide and ever-changing range of eclectic products from furniture, mirrors and soft furnishings to locally made mirrors and greeting cards featuring the work of local artists.

Uppingham Business Forum Chair Ron Simpson BEM welcomed the new arrival and said "The arrival of Lavender Blue further strengthens the town's independent trader offer and confirms Uppingham town centre as the high street of choice for doing business in  Rutland. The town's significant primary shopping frontage continues to attract a wide range of visitors and tourists. New heritage LED lighting will soon further enhance the offer".


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