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Arts Evening A Success PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 June 2017 05:43
altCelebrating the Arts in Uppingham 2107 has been declared a big success by its organisers, the Rotary Club of Uppingham.

Guests at the charity event included the Lord Lieutenant of Rutland Dr Laurence Howard OBE, the High Sheriff of Rutland Craig Mitchell, former Oakham and Uppingham Town Mayors Adam Lowe and David Ainslie, and Town and County Councillors. Also present were a range of guests from the creative arts and visiting Rotarians from as far afield as Scotland.  Principal guest speaker was Joy Everitt, Chair of Arts for Rutland. 

Following a reception in the Woodbine Contemporary Arts and the North Street East Galleries, guests were entertained by presentations from both galleries at a dinner served in the Garden Terrace of The Falcon Hotel. The evening also included a preview of the work of local artists as part of Open Studios 2017.

Selected on the night were two commissions to local artists for new works celebrating the heritage of Uppingham funded by the Biz Club; a view of Uppingham High Street  by Alan Oliver (pictured) and an aerial photograph of Uppingham Market Place on the day of the Fatstock Show, taken by local photographer Mike Morallee.

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Hopper Fund Launch PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 May 2017 14:27
altThe Uppingham based Biz Club has announced it is to kick off the fundraising effort to purchase a new Hopper bus for the town.  Club President Geoffrey Pointon (pictured) confirmed the offer and said, "The Uppingham Hopper is a very worthy community project which has the club's wholehearted support". The offer comes one week before the launch of a web based crowd funding initiative hoping to raise £25000 toward the project. 
Save the Hedgehogs PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 May 2017 13:42

altAs part of Uppingham residents' efforts to preserve the town's environment and protect wildlife, hedgehog signs are to be erected on The Beeches urging drivers to slow down when entering and leaving the estate. Local environmentalist Andrew Carter-Brown, a member of the  British Hedgehog Society, is leading the initiative, one of a number to improve the neighbourhood and promote the rural way of life. 

A community noticeboard provides further information on how to care for hedgehogs and what not to feed them. Its a definite No! to milk or bread, but Yes to meaty pet food and chopped unsalted peanuts.  Note that hedgehogs should only be given water to drink. 

Residents are also urged to check grass and hedges thoroughly before using mowers, strimmers and hedge cutters. A particular warning to dog owners to keep their pets  on a lead during garden runs  is offered, with leaflets highlighting the danger to both hedgehog  and dog if they come into conflict.

The Beeches neighbourhood has been entered into the 2017 East Midlands in Bloom competition. Judging of the town's efforts will be on Tuesday July 4th.   A huge effort to tackle rapidly growing weeds is planned for June. For more information and how to volunteer, see www.uppinghaminbloom.co.uk

This is Volunteers Week 2017 - Call 01572 495050 to see how you can help

High Sheriff Event PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 May 2017 13:16

Join the High Sheriff for a bike ride and family fun, Monday August 8th 2017  on Barrowden Village Green.

The event is in aid of the High Sheriff's designated charity, the Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance. 



Mental Health PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 May 2017 05:39



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