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Leader Bid PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 July 2017 06:47

Uppingham Business Forum is to submit a new bid to the European Leader Fund to help fund a virtual portal for Uppingham town centre.

The new portal is one of a number of proposals in the Uppingham Town Centre & Business  Zones Plan, the latest version of which is set to be published at the end of the month. The portal recognises the importance of a collaborative approach to high street sustainability and aims to link up the community and business sectors of the town and create a number of new jobs in the long term.

A specialist consultant is to be engaged to help prepare the bid and submit it to the recently updated Leader approval process.


Rutland Electric Trail PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 18:08

Following recent publicity that there are now over 100,000 electric/hybrid cars registered in the UK, a Rutland company has announced the creation of the UK's first electric car tourism trail designed to attract a new generation of environmentally conscious motorists to the East Midlands and England's smallest county.

The Rutland Electric Trail is the brain child of award winning business led partnership Uppingham First and will initially be marketed via the Uppingham Webcam, car dealers and the region's tourism agencies. The Trail will link the county's two market towns, Oakham and Uppingham to Rutland's top attraction, Rutland Water, and three of the county's leading hotels. Initially, the Trail will offer day time and overnight charging facilities for up to 12 cars linked to a wide range of visitor opportunities. UK visitors driving to the county will be able to access the trail directly with oversees visitors flying to the country able to hire electric cars for up to one week via an arrangement with leading car manufacturers and rental agencies.

Neighbourhood Forum AGM PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 July 2017 19:55

altThe 2017 AGM of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum will be held on Thursday August 31st 2017 in The Falcon Hotel.

Presentations and discussions will include a community safety update, the current County Council  consultation on the proposed locations for more housing in the new Local Plan,  the launch of the new Uppingham Community Emergency Plan, a community transport and Uppingham Hopper update and an UppWatch review.

The meeting commences at 7.30pm. Venue is the Garden Room.  

In Bloom Praise PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 July 2017 19:36

altVolunteers, residents and businesses have been praised by visitors for their efforts to prepare Uppingham's town centre and residential neighbourhoods for this week's visit by the East Midlands in Bloom judges. Months of preparation by the In Bloom team and its supporters have been complemented by a huge effort on the part of residents. The sound of many motor mowers and clippers can be heard throughout the town as front gardens, community displays, flowerbeds and verges  all receive attention prior to the Judges arrival on July 4th.

Pictured is the alleyway adjacent to the Crown Hotel, an excellent example of the efforts of local traders on public pathways and local curtilages. Fingers are crossed for a successful repeat of the town's achievements over the past three years, first place in the small town category. 

Uppingham Tree Trail 

     launched this week       

Uppingham Business Offers Reward PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 July 2017 19:15

altFollowing a series of thefts, an assault on a local  businessman and an attempted break in, an Uppingham Businessman has offered a £500 reward for information leading to the identification and successful prosecution of the individual who during the night tried to break into the Rutland Antiques Gallery last week.

The move follows mounting concern over repeated thefts from the town's supermarket which the police are investigating and have made arrests. Regrettably this has not deterred out of town criminals from seeing the supermarket as an easy target and the thefts have continued. Sunday July 2nd saw the situation deteriorate further with a further theft followed by a chase and an assault on a local trader. The incident is thought to have been captured on CCTV.  

Expressing frustration at the crime wave that has hit the town Ron Simpson, Chair of the Uppingham Business Forum said, "It is only a few days since I met with Neighbourhood Beat Officer PC Joshua Ace who is clearly trying to do as much as is possible with the resources available to him. It would appear however that Leicestershire Police need to allocate more resources to Uppingham to resolve the current situation. If the force of law and order are not able to address the  problem then the town will have to do more to protect itself. Perhaps both are required. I would prefer the  Chief Constable to review the now lengthy series of incidents and allocate additional help to the beat team.  It is also hoped the Police and Crime Commissioner will look closely at the town's problems at this difficult time."       

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