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Hopper Fund Launch PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 May 2017 14:27
altThe Uppingham based Biz Club has announced it is to kick off the fundraising effort to purchase a new Hopper bus for the town.  Club President Geoffrey Pointon (pictured) confirmed the offer and said, "The Uppingham Hopper is a very worthy community project which has the club's wholehearted support". The offer comes one week before the launch of a web based crowd funding initiative hoping to raise £25000 toward the project. 
Save the Hedgehogs PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 May 2017 13:42

altAs part of Uppingham residents' efforts to preserve the town's environment and protect wildlife, hedgehog signs are to be erected on The Beeches urging drivers to slow down when entering and leaving the estate. Local environmentalist Andrew Carter-Brown, a member of the  British Hedgehog Society, is leading the initiative, one of a number to improve the neighbourhood and promote the rural way of life. 

A community noticeboard provides further information on how to care for hedgehogs and what not to feed them. Its a definite No! to milk or bread, but Yes to meaty pet food and chopped unsalted peanuts.  Note that hedgehogs should only be given water to drink. 

Residents are also urged to check grass and hedges thoroughly before using mowers, strimmers and hedge cutters. A particular warning to dog owners to keep their pets  on a lead during garden runs  is offered, with leaflets highlighting the danger to both hedgehog  and dog if they come into conflict.

The Beeches neighbourhood has been entered into the 2017 East Midlands in Bloom competition. Judging of the town's efforts will be on Tuesday July 4th.   A huge effort to tackle rapidly growing weeds is planned for June. For more information and how to volunteer, see www.uppinghaminbloom.co.uk

This is Volunteers Week 2017 - Call 01572 495050 to see how you can help

High Sheriff Event PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 May 2017 13:16

Join the High Sheriff for a bike ride and family fun, Monday August 8th 2017  on Barrowden Village Green.

The event is in aid of the High Sheriff's designated charity, the Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance. 



Mental Health PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 May 2017 05:39


ABC Trail PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 May 2017 05:32

Work has begun on creating a new  visitor experience in Uppingham. An Antiques, Arts, Books and Creative Crafts Trail  which will showcase the town's visitor  offer in these fields. The trail is one of the many proposals in the updated version of the Uppingham Town Centre & Business Zones Plan due to be published later this month. 

The ABC Trail will feature in new tourism literature being produced by Rutland County Council and community partnership Uppingham First. It will also be accessible online as part of a new virtual portal for Uppingham which will provide access to a number of the town's commercial and social websites. The town's  various galleries and workshops are currently submitting information to be included in the new map and its associated brochure. It is hoped the work will be completed for the summer.    


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