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Stilton Cheese Classic Vehicle Run 2018 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 March 2018 10:44

The market town of Uppingham in Rutland and its community partnership ‘Uppingham First’ are again hosting the start of the Stilton Cheese Classic Vehicle Run. This year’s event is on Sunday April 22nd with pre booked registration for drivers required on the Stilton Cheese Run website at http://stiltoncheeserun.webs.com/run-details    

   

Originally the run retraced the route, which was mainly along the quiet country lanes, taken to deliver cheeses from Quenby Hall at Hungarton in Leicestershire (where it was produced) to the Bell Inn at Stilton in Cambridgeshire, from where it gets its name. The original route of 39 miles, 300 years ago, was by horse drawn carriage stopping off to make deliveries of cheeses at the various villages and towns along the route including Bulwick (where they changed horses at New Lodge Farm) before arriving at Stilton. This was one of the longest commercial carriage rides until the new fangled internal combustion engined vans and lorries took over as the main mode of commercial road transport. Visitors can view the participating heritage vehicles between 9am and 12noon in Uppingham town centre.  

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President's Evening PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 March 2018 10:23
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Youth Housing PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 March 2018 12:16

altHousing for the under 35s was the subject of a recent workshop run by the Uppingham First Community Partnership.

Pictured is the preferred illustrative design for six to eight apartments, chosen by the invited under 35 year old workshop guests, for an old Orchard site off Seaton Road in Uppingham recently offered for the purpose.

Illustrations of compact studio and apartment options were prepared and presented for discussion by GSS Architects of Northamptonshire. 

The feasibility study to explore the possibility of an under 35's housing trust in Uppingham, funded by Locality, continues.  

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Leader Addresses Business Forum PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 March 2018 12:15

altRutland County Council Leader Cllr Oliver Hemsley was the principal guest at the March 13th meeting of the Uppingham Business Forum where he had been invited to offer his thoughts on strengthening the working relationship between local businesses and Rutland County Council.

Taking place only a few days after International Women's Day, the meeting also provided the opportunity for local businesses to acknowledge the retirement of local trader and Uppingham business champion Kath Gilbert who is to cease trading following over 50 years in retailing.

Other agenda items at the Forum included a preview of the town's new Antiques, Arts, Books and Creative Crafts Trail, concern about a proposal to shrink the  number of shop frontages in Uppingham Town Centre and a presentation on the proposed Uppingham Virtual High Street Portal and smart phone app which aims to automatically detect the international or national location of future virtual visitors to the town and offer an audio visual welcome in an appropriate language via the Uppingham Webcam.                

 
Remembering the End of WW1 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 March 2018 11:46

altThe statutory, voluntary and business sectors of Uppingham are collaborating to ensure that the town marks the end of WW1 on November 10th/11th 2018 with a range of community events, the details of which are just starting to be published.

On Sunday November 11th the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum (UNF) is to host a Community Commemorative Lunch in The Falcon Hotel  from 1pm to 3pm. Guest speaker will be a WW1 uniformed Adam Lowe of Oakham, who has established an admirable reputation for his well researched public presentations on the horrors of WW1.  Full details of the lunch and how to reserve a seat can be obtained from the UNF at 01572 495050 or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For the evening of Sunday November 11th at 8pm in The Falcon Hotel, the Rotary Club of Uppingham has already commenced rehearsals for an event to mark the end of WW1 in word and song. For this ticketed event with dinner, guests are being invited to wear period clothing. Tickets and further  information from the Rotary Club of Uppingham at 01572 823465 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

More news soon on other events  being organised for this commemorative weekend including a Saturday evening concert, a public beacon lighting and a public remembrance parade.

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