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Rutland Community Group Features in National Report PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 19 April 2010 06:58

Rutland's only fully constituted Residents' Association is featured in  a national report on Community Safety published this week. The community safety work of The Beeches Residents' Association (BRA), which runs a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme at the north end of Uppingham, is described as an example of best practice in the research report published by the national voluntary sector funding organisation 'Capacity Builders'.

The report aims to share best practice around the country and encourage community safety groups to learn from each other. The BRA is said to have helped develop an excellent community spirit in their neighbourhood and its contribution to wider community groups such as Uppingham First and and the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum is noted. The report also notes the group hosts and trains volunteers for a local emergency defibrillator. 

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Partnership Supports Pub Watch Radios PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 19 April 2010 06:37

As part of its Action Plan for 2010, Uppingham First has stepped in to fund the annual licence cost of security radios used by Pub Watch in the town. Commenting on the move Uppingham First Chair Robert Wills said, " These radios are an important link in the communication chain between licensed premises in Uppingham. In times of difficulty the radios complement the Partnership's excellent links with Leicestershire police and the Uppingham Beat Team. Uppingham First is pleased to be able to suport this vital community safety initiative". 

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Uppingham Company on National TV and Radio PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 12:24

Innovative Uppingham company Rutland Telecom Ltd yesterday featured on national and regional TV and radio following the official opening of their Lyddington Broadband Project. Over 40 guests heard Managing Director Dr David Lewis describe how the company had ovecome significant hurdles to win the race to ensure Lyddington was the first UK village to receive fibre to the cabinet.

For more information on this and other Rutland Telecom projects click on 'Rutland Telecom' above.

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Partnership Annual Report Published PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 06:12

A four page Annual Report, documenting the achievements of the Uppingham First Partnership to date, has been published by the Uppingham Business Forum.

The report reveals that the Partnership has, so far, attracted grants in excess of £18k and business sponsorship in excess of £10k. The document details a wide range of activities undertaken by the Partnership since its incorporation as a limited company in January 2009 and calls for all groups within the town to work together to promote Uppingham as a wonderful place to live, work and play.

Copies of the report are available from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Neighbourhood Forum AGM Set for April 22nd 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 05:47

Members of all Uppingham based charities, community groups and sports clubs are invited to attend the second Annual General Meeting of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum to be held on April 22nd in the Falcon Hotel. The meeting commences at 7pm. Agenda items will include how community groups might benefit from the Uppingham Wifi project, a progress report on the Uppingham 2025 publication and an update on grant aid  and other voluntary/third sector developments at  county and regional level.

A meeting agenda, together with a proposed new constitution for the Forum, is available from 01572 823464 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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