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Key Debates PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 12 December 2016 11:58

A number of issues important to the Uppingham community are to be debated at this week's meeting of the Community Partnership Uppingham First.

Early on the agenda is public transport with both the Uppingham Hopper and the threatened commercial service to Leicester up for debate. Both are seen as vital to the social and economic future of the town. Next is the future of wireless broadband in the town centre with a specific proposal under discussion. Equally important are the discussions on the current health service proposal for the Rutland Memorial Hospital and the planned launch of UppWatch, a new community resilience and social care network for Uppingham founded on good neighbour principles.   

Special guest at the meeting is Uppingham School Headmaster, Dr Richard Maloney, who will be leading a Q&A session on the future direction of the school.

Uppingham Annual Fair 

March 5th - 12th 2017



APRIL 23rd 2017


Local Artist Commission PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 12 December 2016 11:22

The North Street East Gallery in Uppingham, Rutland has  agreed to lead on promoting new works of art to feature the heritage of Uppingham. The gallery is to approach local artists to seek their support for the idea with the promise of at least one commission payment from the submitted entries.

This new initiative to encourage and recognise local talent is the result of collaborative working by a number of Uppingham based organisations with the outcomes being timed to coincide with the much applauded Rutland Open Studios event, next held in June 2017. The works will be on show and offered for sale at a pre event black tie exhibition gala evening, champagne reception and dinner hosted by the Rotary Club of Uppingham. The guaranteed commission will be funded by the Rutland BIZ Club following an award to Uppingham First in 2015.

The same gala evening is the target date for the launch of the Antiques, Arts, Books and Creative Crafts Trail to be designed in early 2017. 

Further information on the initiative is available from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or the gallery

Christmas in Uppingham - The Map PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 November 2016 11:59
Uppingham to Host Planning Event PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 November 2016 11:16
On January 24th Uppingham in Rutland is to host a further Planning event to encourage businesses and local communities in the East Midlands explore the benefits of creating a Neighbourhood Plan. The event is intended to bring together communities and businesses not yet convinced about the merits  of creating such a plan.

The day conference will offer a range of presentations from Locality, the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG), Rutland County Council, Uppingham Town Council and Community Partnership, Uppingham First, and will explore how a Neighbourhood Plan can contribute to the local economy and business profitability as well as addressing local housing and other infrastructure needs.

Further information on the event, which is funded by DCLG/Locality, is available from the Organiser and Neighbourhood Plan Champion, Ron Simpson BEM by e-mail at :- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


The Rotary Race Night raised £600

Thank you to the High Sheriff of Rutland

and all who supported  

2016 Fatstock Show PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 November 2016 10:42

Wednesday morning November 30th saw the unique Uppingham Fatstock Show held for the 110th time in the Market Place, Uppingham, Rutland. The annual show is the only one of its kind in the UK still held in temporary pens especially erected for the purpose in a town market place.  

Cattle, sheep and pigs were on show with prizes and challenge cups being awarded around 11.30am. The event was followed by an annual luncheon in The Falcon Hotel. Special guest this year was Norfolk's Barry Hawkins, an Auctioneer, Land Agent and Valuer. 

Many unable to travel to Uppingham and witness the show viewed it online on the Uppingham Webcam. A first this year were viewers from China who joined regulars from France, Germany, Australia and the USA.  The show was also broadcast on Rutland Radio and Radio Leicester. 


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