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Community Handbook to be Updated PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 August 2010 07:36

Uppingham's  award winning  Beeches Residents' Association (BRA)  is to update its very succesful community handbook, first published in 2008. The handbook, issued free to all new residents as they move into the area, provides information on local services, community safety, BRA support and social enterprises, as well  as details of recommended local businesses, societies and voluntary sector services.   Closing date for entries into the 2010 edition is September 30th.

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Award Wins Boost Interest in Friday Farmers Market PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 August 2010 07:18

The Uppingham Farmers Market, held on the second Friday of every month, looks set to benefit  from the increased publicity gained by the town from the recent awards won by local businesses and the Uppingham First Community Partnership's success in the 2010 Action for Market Towns Awards. An Uppingham First spokesperson reports, "There is a significant increase in interest in the market from local food producers and national agencies. We now have a waiting list of producers seeking a place on the market and the National Trust is to join us in September. Given that it costs nothing to enter such competitions, it is a cost effective method of promoting the town"

The August Farmers Market will be held on Friday August 13th.

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U Turn by BT Forced by Rutland Telecom PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 August 2010 18:35
Uppingham business Rutland Telecom has again helped the progress of rural broadband by forcing BT to reveal further statistics relevant to local loop unbundling. See http://www.ispreview.co.uk/story/2010/08/02/bt-caves-in-to-crucial-uk-rural-broadband-data-demands-from-rutland-telecom.html
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County Council to Review Third Sector Grants PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 August 2010 13:49

A Rutland County Council Working Party is being asked this week to consider writing to five voluntary/third  sector organisations in Rutland seeking an analysis of the impact that either a 10% or 25% cut in grant aid might have on their voluntary service provision. Included in the list are Voluntary Action Rutland, Age Concern and the Citizens Advice Bureau. It is understood that the County Council are currently seeking to save around £3M based on a 25% reduction in cental government funding.

Commenting on the proposal, Uppingham Neigbourhood Forum Coordinator Ron Simpson, who chairs the Rutland Voluntary Sector Consortium said, "This is an anxious time for all who work and volunteer in the sector. The need for savings is understood by everyone. It is intended that RCC will conduct a very careful impact assessment based upon colleagues responses to the letter before proposing any changes to the current levels of grant aid." 

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Fete, Flower and Produce Show Organisers Praised PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 August 2010 12:58

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The 2010 Uppingham Fete, Flower and Produce Show has been judged an  outstanding success with many compliments being directed toward the organising committee by local charities and show entrants. Visitors from as far afield as the North East of England saw the show opened by Cllr Edward Bains, Chairman of Rutland County Council and award winners announced at the end of the show by Sarah Forsyth, Rutland's High Sherrif.   

Uppingham Town Mayor Peter Rees spent the day working on the Age Concern Tombolla Stall  helping to raise funds for the local branch of Age Concern where he is a Trustee. Rtn Phil Marston, President of the Rotary Club of Uppingham said, "The Organising Committee have done an excellent job this year. The Rotary Club stall  almost doubled its takings for charity compared with last year. We are grateful to the Committee for creating such an excellent day out for the local community and providing a low cost opportunity to assist those in need." 

STOP PRESS Rutland Telecom forces BT U Turn. See http://www.ispreview.co.uk/story/2010/08/02/bt-caves-in-to-crucial-uk-rural-broadband-data-demands-from-rutland-telecom.html
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