Hopper Back in Action

The Uppingham Hopper is back in action, albeit with a reduced capacity because of Covid 19 measures to prevent infection. The normal timetable is now being followed. See the homepage link to it. Among the new Covid 19 measures introduced is a requirement to for all passengers to wear masks. A new driver protection screen …

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Chris Merricks Nomination for Chairman Approved

Uppingham community champion Chris Merricks has been elected by Uppingham Town Council to chair the town’s Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Group (NPAG) for 2020/21. Chris was nominated for election by a significant number of the town’s community groups and had served as the group’s vice chair during 2019/20. His appointment was welcomed by Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum …

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Armed Forces Week

Award winning residents group, the Beeches Residents Association (BRA), is honouring the service of all armed forces personnel by flying the flag for armed forces week on their new flagpole at the entrance to The Beeches.

International Recognition for Royal Representative and Business Leader

The work of Rutland Lord Lieutenant Dr Sarah Furness PhD has been acknowledged by Rotary in Uppingham and the Rotary Foundation, the movement’s international charity, with the award of a Paul Harris Fellowship. The award is given to a Rotarian, or occasionally a non-member, that has made an outstanding contribution to society. Worldwide recipients of …

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Uppingham Open for Business

Uppingham in Rutland is ready to welcome both physical and virtual shoppers back into the high street from Monday June 15th. A significant advertising and poster campaign has been launched to encourage support for local traders with government funding being offered by town and county councils to smooth the process. Extras signage, footpath management and …

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Uppingham Gardens Now Online

Not deterred by the Covid lockdown, some of Rutland’s leading gardens, normally on show as part of the National Open Gardens Scheme, are now able to be viewed online thanks to the film maker skills of Uppingham resident Nick Clarke. In a short film introduced by the Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness, three …

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Neighbourhood Forum Covid 19 Support Survey

Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum has hosted its first Zoom public meeting of the Uppingham community to discuss issues pertinent to the Covid19 lockdown. The meeting was chaired by Janet Thompson (pictured) with 41 people attending. Following a short presentation by the current High Sheriff of Rutland, Richard Cole, lively debate touched upon progress made in tackling …

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