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Roger Begy Memorial Trust PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 January 2018 19:25
Uppingham business and community representatives will be supporting this event. If you would like to join their table please telephone 01572 495050 for further details.      
Housing the Under 30s PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 January 2018 19:06

Residents under 30 years of age in Uppingham are being invited to help design a new 'community led housing to rent' site to be created especially for their age group.

Interested couples and singles are welcome to attend a design discussion led by a leading architectural partnership, GSS of Northamptonshire. The two hour event is to be held in the Uppingham Cricket Club on Saturday February 24th at 11am and will enable the local under 30s to view, comment upon and prioritise a number of design options to be created for the occasion. 

The event has been organised by the Task Group undertaking a feasibility study of creating new homes for younger people on the site of the now derelict E J Toon orchard in Seaton Road, Uppingham.  A number of young people in the town have already registered an interest in the homes.

Alternative features to be offered are likely to include shared public space, as in university style accommodation, and self contained units in the form of small apartments. The Task Group is however willing to consider more radical designs if feasible and generated by younger opinion. 

Pictured is a controversial Japanese concrete home design concept founded on large concrete pipes. Too radical for Rutland perhaps, but the Uppingham site lies adjacent to the town's only solar farm and would lend itself to the use of natural materials and environmentally friendly design. 

Interested under 30s can register for the event, which comes with a free lunch, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                  

Neighbourhood Forum PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 January 2018 15:34

altThere was a big turnout (pictured) for the January meeting of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum (UNF) held in The Falcon Hotel on Thursday January 11th. 

Forum Chair Janet Thompson presided over two hours of presentations and community discussion on a wide range of topics including youth housing, local plans, the local crime statistics, the recent accidents in icy weather and the Uppingham Hopper.

On display during the evening were the new UppBox Modules containing £500 worth of community emergency equipment bought to support the town's new Community Emergency Plan.  The UNF meets quarterly. Minutes of meetings, once published, can be read here.    

Old Time Music Hall PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 January 2018 15:12

altPictured is a snapshot of the fun and games enjoyed by those who attended the Old Time Music Hall charity event at The Falcon Hotel held on Saturday   January 13th.

Guests from Leicestershire and Rutland, many of whom were in period dress, enjoyed a three course meal with song and dance between each course led by Burlington Bertie and his friends. Choreographer for the evening was Niki Halliday Pegg.

Such was the high standard in the ladies hat competition that two prizes had to be awarded. Its never dull in Uppingham!    

Uppingham Business Forum PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 January 2018 14:32

altThe first 2018 meeting of Uppingham Business Forum was held on Tuesday January 16th in The Falcon Hotel. All Uppingham businesses were invited including those which are home based. Minutes of the meeting are available from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Discussion items include a review of the festive period, the implications of the May 2018 General Data Protection Regulation, business views on the scrapping of credit card charges, reports on meetings with the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Deputy Chief Constable, the latest crime statistics and proposed 2018 road closures.

Local project updates included the Uppingham Hopper, the completion phase of the Antiques, Arts, Books and Creative Crafts Trail, the Rutland Electric Trail and the new Uppingham Online Portal and its associated broadband infrastructure.

    Uppingham in Bloom Winter Warmer Lunch 

Saturday Jan 27th - Church Rooms - 12noon  



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