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PCC Impressed with Forum PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 01 April 2017 13:54

altLord Bach, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire and Rutland has said he is impressed by the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum.  Lord Bach made his comments at a well  attended meeting of the Forum held on March 30th 2017 in The Falcon Hotel.

Lord Bach was at the Forum to present his policing plan for Leicestershire and Rutland and to comment on a recent policing inspectorate report which indicated that a small number of Force work areas required improvement. Lord Bach is pictured (bottom right) shortly before the meeting commenced. He is accompanied by three members of the Rutland Local Policing Unit led by Inspector Gavin Drummond.  Prior to Lord Bach speaking, Forum Chair Janet Thompson led a minute silence for the victims of the recent terrorist attack in London. 

The Forum also received updating reports from HealthWatch Rutland, Neighbourhood Watch, UppWatch, the town's surgery and churches, Uppingham in Bloom and Uppingham Town Council. 

April Business Forum to hear positive news from the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership - Uppingham Vanguard Board to hold second meeting in May

Uppingham Business Forum PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 March 2017 12:01

The next meeting of the Uppingham Business Forum will be its 2017 AGM, to be held on Tuesday April 4th 2017 at 6pm in The Falcon Hotel. Agenda items include reports on meetings  with the Chief Executive of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership and the owners of the Uppingham Traveling Fair. Invited guests include a national wireless broadband expert and the Federation of Small Businesses. 

Agenda items include the updated version of the Uppingham Town Centre & Business Zones Plan, a report on a planned meeting with the Cities and Local Growth unit of the Department of Communities and Local Government, a town events update, the election of the Forum Chair for 2017/18 and nominations for the board of Uppingham First.

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Nicola Horlick PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 March 2017 11:39

Superwoman Financier Nicola Horlick was in Uppingham 's this week. Nicola is pictured addressing a packed meeting of the town's Biz Club as the guest of its  President, Geoffrey Pointon.  

In an entertaining and thought provoking presentation followed by a question and answer session, Nicola shared her views on the financial consequences of Brexit and the developing interest in crowd funding as a means of supporting business growth. 

In May the Club hosts government minister Andrea Ledsom MP. For more information see www.thebizclub.co.uk 

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Stilton Cheese Classic Vehicle Run 

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HSBC Threatens Pensioners Again PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 March 2017 11:05

altFollowing extensive correspondence in 2016 and written assurances that all was well, HSBC Senior Banking Operations Manager Karen Maynard has this week written to the Trustees of the E J Toon Charitable Trust in Rutland indicating the bank has summarily closed down the charity's long standing bank account with HSBC. The charity pays £50 every Christmas to registered Uppingham pensioners over 80 years of age. Pictured is Edward J Toon, the charity's founder and benefactor.    

The move comes after intervention in 2016 by the Leicester Mercury Press Group following a similar threat, resulting in the bank apologising for its actions, blaming a failure of  internal communication, and awarding the charity £1000 in compensation for the stress and trouble caused by the administrative error.

Trustees have described the latest move as an outrage and likely to cause considerable anxiety among the Trust's 250+ beneficiaries. Trustees must now repeat their efforts of last year and campaign to have the decision reversed. Principal Correspondent and Chair of the charity, Ron Simpson BEM, described the bank's actions as 'incomprehensible and a public relations disaster for the bank'.  The issue will be discussed at a public meeting of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum on March 30th 2017 to be held in The Falcon Hotel. The charity can be contacted at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    

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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