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Neighbourhood Forum to Discuss Uppingham Developments PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 24 October 2010 19:48

Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum, the voice of the voluntary sector in Uppingham, is to meet on Wednesday October 27th 2010 in the Falcon Hotel. The meeting commences at 7pm. 

Agenda items for discussion include car parking charges, an update on the Uppingham Wifi project, the formation of a new group of volunteers to help the elderly in Uppingham get on line, a proposal for a local seminar for persons interested in standing for council and an update on the proposed bypass and additional housing for Uppingham.

Representatives of all local youth, sport, community and charitable groups are invite to attend the meeting.

News: Next Farmers Market on Friday November 12th 2010

E J Toon Charitable Trust PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 24 October 2010 19:26


Were you 80 years of age or over on November 1st 2010 and a current resident of Uppingham for two years or more?

If so, have you registered with the E J Toon Charitable Trust to receive £50 every Christmas. 

If not call 01572 823465 for an application form.


Fastest UK ADSL Broadband PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 October 2010 06:27

Uppingham, Rutland is again in the national news with the Mail on Sunday reporting that local company Rutland Telecom now has the fastest ADSL Broadband in the UK. See http://bit.ly/cZsdDN

In an eventful week for the rural ISP minnow, the Economist has also reported that RT is being courted by a big FTSE company. See http://bit.ly/ceHjJy

News: A new £1000 conference stand, created by Uppingham First to promote Uppingham at conferences and special events,  has been praised on its first outing.

Delegates to the 2010 Action for Market Towns Convention held in Chippenham were invited to view the stand with many complimenting its construct and content. Featured on the stand were panels of information on Uppingham, its people, its businesses, community groups, the awards won, the Uppingham Wifi Project and the work of Uppingham First. The new Uppingham mug was on display and visitors to the stand were offered Uppingham labelled wine courtesy of the Rotary Club of Uppingham.

Get On Line Week PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 October 2010 05:42

Uppingham First is to make a contribution to Get On Line Week this Tuesday October 19th 2010.

The Partnership is to host a 'drop in' event at Don Paddy's in the Market Square between 10am and 4pm.

The event is part of a national campaign to encourage people not yet online to have a go. No computer is required and volunteers will be on hand to help.

The Uppingham initiative is  the first in  a series of local activities to help residents benefit from the developing Wifi network being constructed in the town led by a group of computing support volunteers organised by the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum. More events are to be discussed at the Forum's next meeting to be held on October 27th 2010.

Wifi Project Seeks More Aerial Hosts PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 October 2010 06:18

The Uppingham Wifi Project is now seeking more aerial hosts to expand the project around the town. This award winning project, capable of giving Wifi speeds of up to 50Mbs is founded on community owned aerials mounted on the roofs of houses or business premises. Each aerial is  fed by a fibre connection delivered by Rutland Telecom.

More host properties are required to complete the project. Uppingham First would like to mount aerials in the following areas:- Branston Road, The Quadrant, Newtown Road, Seaton Road, High Street West.

Interested? Contact Project Leader Ron Simpson at 01572 823464 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


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