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Neighbourhood Planning PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 January 2017 14:44

In recognition of its proactive and ground breaking role in Neighbourhood Planning, Uppingham has been invited to help draft key sections of a new national publication for councillors on neighbourhood planning.

The publication, scheduled for completion by the summer, will be produced by the national planning charity 'Locality' in consultation with the National Association of Local Councils (NALC). The town is a corporate member of both organisations via Community Partnership Uppingham First (Locality) and Uppingham Town Council (NALC). The new publication will explore effective approaches to collaboration between councillors and community groups, relationships with professional partners, possible roles for councillors, managing declarations of interest, contracting and memorandums of understanding. 

The work will be undertaken by local neighbourhood planning champion, company director and town councillor Ron Simpson BEM www.ronsimpson.uk 

See a number of Uppingham plans at www.uppinghamneighbourhoodplan.info 

Neighbourhood Forum Action Plan PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 January 2017 14:21

altMembers of the Uppingham Community who attended the January meeting of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum have resolved to be proactive in ensuring the town's resilience and sustainability by taking action to support the continuity of its public and community transport services and the future availability of health services and care in the community.

The decision follows presentations and discussion on a number of related issues including the findings of a recent RCC pubic transport survey, the latest NHS proposals to reduce hospital beds and prioritise caring for the sick in their own homes,  the threat of the termination of the bus service to Leicester by January 2018 and strong calls for the restoration of the Uppingham Hopper.

Actions agreed included close scrutiny of the County Council's proposed expenditure for 2017/18, once finalised, to ensure fairness for Uppingham, collaboration with health service, housing  and community care organisations and local charities to ensure effective support for the elderly and disadvantaged through a pilot UppWatch good neighbour scheme, communication and collaboration with Leicestershire County Council with regard to its proposed public transport survey on the Leicester/Uppingham bus route, and a major initiative to create self sufficient community transport in Uppingham.  

Fresh Look for High Street PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 January 2017 13:47

Following significant private sector investment in Uppingham Town Centre in recent years, 2017 will see new public sector investment in its appearance and safety. Following consultation with local businesses and nearby residents, a large section of High Street East and the central end of North Street West are to be scraped and resurfaced by Rutland County Council in what could be up to a five day programme of work.  Consultees are to be asked whether the work should be done in the summer or the autumn, mid week or weekend and day or evening. A questionnaire will be circulated early in the year and options discussed at the January meeting of the Uppingham Business Forum. 

The town centre is also scheduled to receive new cost effective LED lighting as part of a county wide lighting modernisation programme. The heritage appearance of the high street will be preserved following a decision of Uppingham Town Council to pay the additional cost of lighting heads with a traditional look. Uppingham Town Council also has in its draft 2017/18 budget a sum of £10k to renew the town's Christmas lighting.

Forums to meet in January PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 19:30

altThe next meeting of the Uppingham Business Forum will be held on Tuesday January 10th 2017 at 6pm. Special guests will include Rutland High Sheriff Sarah Furness and a representative of the Federation of Small Businesses. Agenda items will include the latest information on the proposed resurfacing of High Street East and North Street West, a preview of the town's February Musical Safari event, the latest on the Town Plan and an update on crime against businesses.

The next meeting of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum will be held on Thursday January 5th at 7.30pm. A full agenda will be notified to every Uppingham household by newsletter but will include a presentation on the launch of UppWatch, the town's next generation good neighbour scheme and resilience infrastructure and a preview of 'Alive', the Uppingham Church Mission to be held in 2017.   

Happy New Year from all at Uppingham First 

Rutland Annual Business Summit - February 9th 2017 - Greetham Valley Hotel 

Defibrillators PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 12 December 2016 12:06
Following news that Uppingham defibrillators have been activated twice in the past month, The Rotary Club of Uppingham has announced it is to bid for a district grant to provide a further machine in the town. Uppingham is on course to achieve its goal of a defibrillator in the north, south, east and west of the town plus two in the high street. Additional devices are hosted by the Uppingham Surgery and the Dental Surgery in Ayston Road. 

Residents are trained in the use of the devices by the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum in partnership with the Community Heartbeat Trust.


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