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Disability Games PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 16:36
altKnow someone in Rutland who might like to participate? Transport could be provided.
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Market Place Enquiry PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 16:27

altCalls for an investigation into the circumstances leading up to the call out of two ambulances,  injuries to two elderly residents and the abandonment of the Uppingham Friday Market on Friday December 29th, are to be made at the next public meeting of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum. Pictured is one of the residents being treated by the first ambulance to arrive after a 45 minute wait lying on the icy market place surface following a fall.

Failure to treat the road surface, resulting in treacherous conditions, was blamed for a series of incidents which resulted in the majority of market traders refusing to stay once they had arrived, arguing the market place was dangerous and unsuitable for trading. Exceptions were the bread and fish stalls which did little trade but stayed several hours to assist the elderly who had suffered falls, along with some local traders.   

The appalling conditions and series of incidents were captured on the Uppingham Webcam and will be shown to Neighbourhood Forum attendees. Questions to be asked include which organisation is responsible for ice clearance in such circumstances and why no action was taken to ensure public safety on what is normally Uppingham's busiest trading day.   


Uppingham in Bloom Winter Warmer Lunch - Saturday Jan 27th

Church Rooms - 12noon to 1.30pm 

For Sale - Refurbished Spinning Wheel - Call 01780 722072

Old Time Music Hall PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 December 2017 11:30


Following popular demand old time music hall returns to The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham in Rutland. Guests are invited to wear period dress. 

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." 


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