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Neighbourhood Forum Discusses Bank Closure PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 03 February 2019 10:23

altA well attended meeting of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum held on Thursday January 31st 2019 has debated what action the Uppingham community should take in the light of the decision by Barclays Bank to close its Uppingham branch at the end of April. Read the full minutes of the meeting here. 

Following a lively debate, and an excellent address from local Postmaster Robin Bromiley (pictured) on the banking and other services available at the Post Office, it was agreed that the Forum Executive collaborate with Rutland County Council and Uppingham Town Council to tackle the consequences of the closure.

Actions will include a meeting with Barclays representatives, a letter to government and Sir Alan Duncan MP expressing outrage at the failure of 'last bank in town' procedures which appear to have no penalty,  a request to Uppingham First to consider operating a weekly bank run with the Uppingham Hopper, support for the Post Office by distributing in a future UNF newsletter details of the services it offers, a campaign to support the cost of the post office relocating to a bigger building with better mobility access provision, and finally incorporating a more permanent response to the banking problem in the town's proposed bid to the  government's Future High Streets Fund competition to be submitted by Rutland County Council in March.

Further information on the Forum response is available from its Coordinator Ron Simpson BEM at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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Consultation Response PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 January 2019 09:10
altRead the Uppingham First public consultation response to the draft Fourth Rutland Transport Plan here
Circuit Training PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 January 2019 08:56






Housing Bid PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 January 2019 08:48

altFollowing on from a grant aided feasibility study to assess the viability of building up to 10 affordable homes in Uppingham for the under 35s, community partnership Uppingham First has submitted a bid for government funding to create a new housing trust which will build and manage affordable homes in Uppingham.  

The Community Housing Fund has substantial grants on offer to support such bids, with the option of such new trusts also becoming registered providers  of housing and managing them on a day to day basis. If secured, the grant will cover the cost of setting up the new trust and preparing  a proposal for up to 10 new homes on the Badley Orchard site. The site has been donated by the Badley family to support the initiative.

The partnership should hear by March 2019 whether the bid has been successful.   


Rutland Police Commander to address Neighbourhood Forum on January 31st 

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Vanguard Board PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 December 2018 11:52

altFollowing early work with the Design Council (pictured left is Uppingham N Plan Chair Cllr Edward Baines at their offices in London) when preparing Uppingham's Neighbourhood and Town Centre Plans, an Uppingham group is being considered for inclusion as a case study in a new national initiative to create a 'design toolkit' for future neighbourhood planning practitioners.

Wishing to work in a collaborative way for the future with developers, businesses, schools  and other interested parties, community partnership Uppingham First developed a basis for regular dialogue and information sharing by bringing together the Uppingham Vanguard Board.

The Uppingham Vanguard Board was created at the suggestion of a government advisor who was impressed by the town’s forward looking agenda. Its purpose is to share information with, and encourage collective debate between, organisations involved in the operation and forward development of Uppingham as an exemplar market town. The Board meets twice a year. 


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