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Santa Visits The Beeches PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 December 2017 11:25

altChildren on the award winning Uppingham estate, The Beeches, had a surprise early visit from Santa this week. Pictured with young residents Rian aged 8 and Khaylan Aged 5, is Santa calling to give an early gift and hear what else the children are hoping to receive on Christmas morning.  

The visit, organised by the Beeches Residents' Association, is the last in a busy year for the Association with its entry to the East Midlands in Bloom 'Its Your Neighbourhood' scheme confirming an independent judge's opinion that The Beeches is a 'thriving' neighbourhood.  A challenge cup quiz and community barbecue are planned for 2018.    

Rutland Community Supports Needy Children PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 December 2017 11:06

altRutland residents have been thanked for their outstanding generosity following the record breaking donation of over 200 gifts to needy children in the Melton and Rutland area.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Uppingham, the annual collection of gifts is destined for local charity Home-Start Horizons which is based in Melton Mowbray. Pictured is Club Member Margaret Simpson (right) handing over some of the gifts to Helen Benzie at the charity. The gifts were collected from the Uppingham and Empingham Surgeries, the Uppingham Market Place Dental Surgery, and The Falcon Hotel, all long standing supporters of the scheme. 

Such was the volume of donations this year that Rotary Club Secretary Keith Edwards of Oakham had to tour the donation sites in a large van to transport the gifts.  Chair of Rotary's Community and Vocational Committee, Ron Simpson BEM said, "Time and time again the Rutland community demonstrates just why this county is one of the most desirable places in the UK to live. Christmas is a time of giving. It is heartwarming to see such solid evidence of community spirit. I have no doubt that this generosity and compassion will bring a smile to many a child's face. A big thank you to everyone who donated gifts." 

Joint Blue Light PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 08 December 2017 11:36

altUppingham Neighbourhood Forum was a nationally funded guest at the recent Joint Blue Light Services Innovation Conference in London. Among the guest speakers were Policing and Fire Service Minister Nick Hurd MP who urged local communities and blue light authorities to embrace joint working in the public interest.

Star turn on the day, however, in the opinion of the audience, was Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Services Watch Manager Paul Speight (pictured) who spoke about the international take up of his inspiring work on the use of virtual reality technology in emergency services training.   

Old Time Music Hall

Saturday January 13th 2018

The Falcon Hotel - 7.30pm

Tickets  £30 (Includes three course meal)

or 01572 823465


One East Midlands PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 08 December 2017 11:20

altThe Uppingham community was represented at this year's AGM in Nottingham of One East Midlands, the lead body for the voluntary sector in the region.

Pictured is keynote speaker Sir Stuart Etherington, the Chief Executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), who addressed delegates on the work being done to ensure adequate voluntary sector funding to replace the European funding likely to be lost post Brexit.

A second presentation by the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership addressed the economic future of the East Midlands and touched upon the content of the government's recently released 'Industrial Strategy' which has a 'market town' development initiative within it.

Uppingham First (UF) has repeatedly urged government and LEPs' to address the economic development needs of the UK's small market town centres. The opportunities presented by the Industrial Strategy will be explored by UF Directors at their next meeting on December 12th. 

    Local employment opportunities  here

Uppingham Gate PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 08 December 2017 10:50
Local company Residential Group has advised that it has acquired a further 5000sqft of space at Uppingham Gate that has been previously vacant. The company has re-configured this portion into small offices and is keen to promote this new cheap small serviced office space to small business owners in and around Uppingham. The fully serviced offices for between 2 and 10 users vary from 200 to 1500 square foot in size. Broadband is fast and the office space is modern purpose built. Three or four offices remain available to let with prices starting at only £12 per day.

The office space can be seen here; http://www.uppinghamgate.co.uk/index.html  Interested parties should contact Rob Brown This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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