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Uppingham Hopper PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 08 April 2017 10:41
Uppingham volunteers have expressed their disappointment at the news that the Uppingham Hopper has not received the support of the Community Transport Association (CTA) in securing a new bus under a government grant scheme to replace old buses. In a public statement the CTA confirmed that only 40 of over 300 applicant organisations were to be rewarded with a vehicle replacement grant due to limited funds. The East Midlands is to receive only two of the grants, both going to city based projects. Top scoring region for grants was the South East which is to receive 10 of the 40 offers.
The Uppingham Hopper Community Bus had been trialled for a year with funding and support from Uppingham Town Council, Rutland County Council and local  businesses. The bus was driven by a team of eight volunteers  delivering a one hour circular service between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Critically the bus linked outlying areas of the town with the Uppingham Surgery and the town centre. 
The failure to secure a grant was discussed by the board of Uppingham First at its meeting on April 11th 2017. It was agreed that the Partnership contact social and economic partners with a view to launching a £25k fund raising initiative within Rutland to secure an appropriate community bus. The Uppingham Town Mayor has offered his support for the effort. Fund raising will be led by former Town Mayor and Uppingham First Director Cllr David Ainslie.     
Celebrating the Arts in Uppingham
A Black Tie Gala Evening in two leading galleries followed by Dinner
June 2nd 2017
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Rotary Club of Uppingham  
Uppingham Business Forum PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 08 April 2017 10:27

A lively meeting of Uppingham Business Forum held on April 4th 2017 and attended by Rutland County Council has addressed a number of issues for traders in the town.

Following the re-election of RMJS Associates Principal Ron Simpson BEM (pictured) as Forum Chair for a further year, receipt of an Executive Summary of the Uppingham Town Centre & Business Zones Plan and an annual report on the Forum's activities, attendees shared their concerns on the significance of huge business rate rises, unlicensed street hawkers, problematic mobile signage and the impact of supermarket theft. 

Also discussed were the proposed road closures to resurface the High Street, the next steps in trying to reduce the social and economic impact of the traveling fair, broadband in the high street and outcomes of a recent meeting with the Chief Executive of the Local Enterprise Partnership. It was noted that the town's efforts to forward plan on economic development matters were held in high regard at national and regional level.

Stilton Cheese Classic Vehicle Run - Sunday April 23rd 2017 - 9am to 12noon

Watch it on the Uppingham Webcam  

High Street Closed May 2nd for Road Survey Work  7am to 7pm

Scandimania Coffee House now listed in 'Shops & Local Businesses' 

UppWatch Gets Under Way PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 08 April 2017 09:39

Uppingham's new good neighbour scheme UppWatch has got under way with support from the Leicestershire and Rutland Rural Community Council, the Rotary Club of Uppingham, Uppingham First, the Beeches Residents Association and volunteers drawn from the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum. The scheme is collaborating with a number of established charities to offer additional support to the vulnerable and the elderly in Uppingham. It has produced an online volunteer handbook filled with information on how the scheme operates and what services volunteers hope to provide. The evolving document can currently be viewed at www.uppwatch.uk A residents handbook is currently under preparation. The scheme includes a pool of household and DIY equipment that may be borrowed. Volunteers are also to form an emergency alert network in the event of serious alert by the statutory authorities or emergency services. 

Requests for support from UppWatch can be taken between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Telephone 07710 328469.  Early calls have requested help with  shopping, cooking, cleaning, Smart phones and computers, accompanied walking for a resident with dementia, befriending and transport to the doctors  surgery.

UppWatch responds to

first batch of requests  

April 18th 2017 

Rutland Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 01 April 2017 14:17
Rutland has celebrated its 20th Anniversary as an independent county marking the occasion with a civic reception in Oakham Castle at which, in keeping with tradition, a horseshoe (pictured) was presented by the visiting Chair of the Local Government Association, Baron Porter of Spalding CBE. 
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


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