Uppingham First

Anglian Water Agrees to Work with Uppingham Community

Uppingham Homes Community Land Trust has secured agreement with Anglian Water to work together to enable the building of homes for younger people in Uppingham, Rutland. Anglian Water has offered to assess and cost the improvements necessary at Uppingham Wastewater Treatment Plant to ensure appropriate environmental standards can be maintained on the Badley Orchard site …

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Lord Lieutenant Launches Rebranding of Uppingham Business

Dr Sarah Furness PhD, Lord Lieutenant of Rutland braved the rain in Uppingham on Friday October 11th to help launch the rebranding of local business Castle Car Care Ltd. The company offers technical support and expertise to local community minibus, the Uppingham Hopper and is a popular garage with many residents. It is also a …

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Lucy Lewin Triumphs in East Midlands Women’s Awards

Neighbourhood Forum Nominee Cllr Lucy Lewin has been awarded the prestigious ‘Outstanding female leader in a market town’ award at the 2019 East Midlands Women’s Awards held in Colwick Hall, Nottinghamshire on Friday October 11th 2019 in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire. A panel of three judges for the award all selected …

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Uppingham First to Become Custodian of Famous Stilton Cheese Classic Vehicle Run

Following the deaths of Jim and Joy Barry, founders of the nationally acclaimed Stilton Cheese Classic Vehicle Run, it has been agreed with participating car clubs that ownership and organisation of the Run will be taken over by the Uppingham First Community Partnership with effect from April 2020. In recent years the partnership has hosted …

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Castle Car Care to be Relaunched by the Rutland Lord Lieutenant

Castle Car Care of Station Road, Uppingham is looking forward to a brighter future following its decision to relaunching the company with a whole new image.  A brand-new website is to be launched too. The Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness will be unveiling the brand-new Castle Car Care signage and company branding on Friday …

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Uppingham Homes Community Land Trust Awarded Government Funding

An Uppingham First proposal to build affordable housing for younger people in Rutland has received government support in the form of a £75k grant from Homes England. The grant has supported the creation of the ‘Uppingham Homes Community Land Trust’ and an initial proposal to design up to 8 homes to be built on the …

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Uppingham Champion Robert Wills Dies

If Uppingham were a kingdom surely there is one man who would have deserved recognition as royalty. Major employer, property owner, international businessman, leather goods manufacturer, sports club and youth champion, community benefactor, hotelier par excellence, brewer, restaurant patron, company director extraordinaire and honorary Rotarian Robert Wills, has died.  Known to many as Mr Uppingham, …

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Rural Rutland

The Eyebrook Walk 2019

The walk covers a gentle 5 miles of pathway and minor roads around the beautiful Eyebrook Reservoir initially through a limited access Nature Reserve. The reservoir is a major trout fishery, an important habitat for water birds of all types and has a historic connection to the Dambusters who practised over its surface prior to …

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Service Update

The Hopper bus service is running normally Service enquiries to 01572 495050 or 07710 328469 Interested in doing the two day training course to become a volunteer driver?  Call 01572 823465