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Uppingham Mugs on the Way to Caudebec en Caux PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 May 2010 07:24

A number of French hosts are to receive gifts of the new bone china Uppingham Mug as part of this year's group exchange with Uppingham twin town Caudebec en Caux.

The mug, rapidly becoming a must have item and illustrated with the town's historic market square, is the first in a range of new Uppingham branded products. 

Locally, the mugs are available from High Street businesses  The Real Kitchen Company and Freeway Travel. All profits from the sale of the mug are invested in promoting Uppingham as a tourism destination.

Robert Wills Re-elected as Chair of Uppingham First PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 23 May 2010 18:53

Robert Wills, proprietor of Arnold Wills and Co, has been re-elected as Chair of Uppingham First at the Community Partnership's 2010 Annual General Meeting. Rutland County Council representative on the Partnership, Councillor Kenneth Bool, was re-elected as Vice Chair.  

Other Employer Directors elected to the Board for 2010/2011 were Edward Baines, Tony Fowell, Cath Gilbert, Dr David Lewis and Ron Simpson.

Voluntary Sector Directors elected to the Board were Rick Ellis, Neil Hermsen and Michael Wellen.

Uppingham First to Submit Bid for the Uppingham Neighbourhood in Enterprising Britain Awards PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 23 May 2010 18:53

Uppingham and its neighbouring village of Lyddington are to be entered for the 2010 Enterprising Britain Awards.

A single entry is being prepared by Uppingham First in partnership with Rutland County Council. 

Central to the submission will be the achievements of Uppingham business Rutland Telecom in bringing high speed broadband to Lyddington and Uppingham, and the work of the partnership in promoting the town. 

Golden Tickets Coming To Uppingham PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 16 May 2010 14:38

The Uppingham First Community Partnership has agreed to pilot a Golden Ticket Event to promote local shopping and increase footfall in Uppingham town centre.

The concept involves prizes for shoppers who find golden tickets hidden at secret locations around the town. Further details will be announced in July and the promotion will operate in early autumn.

Gilberts to Expand PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 16 May 2010 14:27

Uppingham Town Centre continues to thrive with the news that long standing family firm Gilberts Furnishings is to expand on its present site.

The business is to take over empty premises next door and knock through to create an enhanced showroom.



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