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Community Emergency Committee Launches Events Programme to Tackle Isolation and Mental Health Issues Created by Lockdown

Coordinators leading the Uppingham community response to the Covid-19 lockdown have acknowledged the mental health threat posed by the sustained Covid -19 lockdown and the positive contribution to the issue that might be made by the creative arts. They have joined with community partners to launch what is intended to be a number of entertainment …

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CPRE Rutland Study Supports Case for New Homes

Renowned for its campaigning to protect and sustain the countryside, CPRE Rutland, the local countryside charity, has completed the preparation of a local affordable housing survey which will soon be available to all local communities in Rutland. The 12 page survey booklet was prepared in collaboration with Rutland County Council. There will also be an …

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Uppingham Homes CLT Submits Planning Application To Build Six First Homes

Locally led Community Land Trust Uppingham Homes, a Community Benefit Society and Exempt Charity registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has submitted a planning application to build 6 new first homes at the site of the former Badley Orchard in Uppingham. The site was gifted to the CLT to build affordable first homes for …

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Uppingham Sends Festive Greetings to its Twin Town

Un petit message pour nos correspondants dans notre ville jumelle de Caudebec-en-Caux ! Nous espérons que vous allez tous bien et que Noël vous fera du bien après cette année étrange et difficile. Nous savons que votre confinement a été dur à supporter. Nous avons pensé très fort à vous. Ici à Uppingham nous gardons le …

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Window of Hope

Richard Cole, High Sheriff of Rutland is pictured, centre, visiting the market place pop up shop ‘Window of Hope’ created by community partnership Uppingham First (UF). He is accompanied by UF director and book shop proprietor Lucy Stephenson, left, and Uppingham Deputy Town Mayor Liz Clarke. The Window of Hope was created to symbolise the …

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Lord Lieutenant Visits Uppingham Christmas Fair

The Lord Lieutenant of Rutland Dr Sarah Furness took time this month to visit the innovative Uppingham Christmas Fair organised by the Rotary Club of Uppingham and hosted by The Falcon Hotel. Sarah is pictured, centre, with Rotarians Margaret Simpson BEM and Joyce Marston who were selling home made goods in aid of Rotary charities. …

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CPRE Rutland Launches Fund Raising Quiz

CPRE Rutland, the county’s countryside charity, has responded to the Covid -19 pandemic by moving its annual fund raising quiz online and quadrupling the first prize. See www.cprerutland.uk for full details. The quiz is under ‘events’. Entry is £2.50.