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The Beeches Joins the Party PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 05 November 2017 10:51

An attractive estate on the edge of Uppingham has learned it is to be recognised at the 2017 Uppingham in Bloom Ball celebrations to mark the town's outstanding success in the 2017 Britain in Bloom Awards.

The efforts of residents of The Beeches and The Beeches Residents Association (BRA) in the 'It's Your Neighbourhood' section of the East Midlands in Bloom competition are rumoured to have impressed the touring judge and led to a very high grade being awarded. All will be revealed on Saturday November 25th at the prestigious evening when the Uppingham community will come together to celebrate its success. Tickets for the event are still available from The Falcon Hotel.          

Hopper Drivers Give Thumbs Up PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 05 November 2017 10:27

A meeting of volunteer drivers for the Uppingham Hopper has confirmed they are keen to see the service restored in 2018. Additional volunteers are now being sought to expand the pool of available drivers, but sufficient staffing is available to ensure the project can go ahead in January 2018. The search is now on for a suitable bus.

The new service will incorporate an updated route and an amended timetable will be published. Bus sponsors and donors are being asked to make their  financial contributions by the end of November. These include a £25k five year interest free loan loan from Rutland County Council.   

Christmas Craft Fair a Huge Success PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 05 November 2017 10:05

altLocal Artisans and Craft Traders have praised the outcomes of Uppingham's first charity organised commercial Christmas Craft Fair held in The Falcon Hotel. The event was organised by the Rotary Club of Uppingham. The Fair will now become an annual event contributing to the income of local artisans, craft traders and charitable causes supported by Rotary. This year the latter included the Uppingham Hopper. 

Early feedback from traders included such observations as:- "Thank you for organising this event. I did really well and am very grateful to have an outlet for my work. Footfall was really good". "Thank you for organising a great Christmas Craft Fair. One of the best! The room and atmosphere and the range of crafts was ideal. The footfall of visitors was wonderful".  "Thank you to the organising team. A great day". "I look forward to participating in any future events". 

Plans are now under way to organise a 2018 Christmas Craft Fair. This year's Fair had a waiting list of traders hoping to participate in the event of a cancellation. The possibility of expansion is being explored. Pictured (on the right) is lead organiser Rotarian Margaret Simpson with local business champion Kath Gilbert at the recent East Midlands Women's Awards. Traders can contact her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

 See the East Midlands Awards evening on youtube at  https://youtu.be/WmlnCHGCMxk

Friday November 24th - The Upptown Races - Uppingham Town Cricket Club

Charity Race Night with meal - Tickets £15 from 01572 495050 

747 bus service to Leicester reprieved for 2018 but fares will rise  

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 18:57
Pam Wins Regional Award PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 October 2017 18:31

The 2017 inaugural East Midlands Women's Awards was held in Uppingham in Rutland on October 20th with an astonishing 63 entries submitted for consideration by a regional panel of judges. 

The Awards evening, a black tie gala event attended by 110 guests and held in the Garden Terrace of The Falcon Hotel, saw local nominee Pam Dalby, Chair of Uppingham in Bloom, secure the market town leaders award for her personal  achievement in leading the team that has repeatedly secured major awards for Uppingham in the East Midlands in Bloom competition. Runner up for the same award was Patricia Stuart-Mogg, the Stamford Town Clerk.

A total of 9 major awards covering the professions, sciences, arts  and the voluntary sector were presented at the ceremony, compered by BBC news presenters Maurice Flynn and Rupal Rajani.

Pam Dalby is pictured (left) with the founder of the East Midlands Women's Awards, Sandra Pollock. The evening closed with the presentation of two lifetime achievement awards, including one to Uppingham First director Ron Simpson BEM for his 40+ years of support for women's development in the public and private sectors.  

                      See the awards evening on youtube at  https://youtu.be/WmlnCHGCMxk

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