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Black Tie Dinner on Zoom

The Rotary Club of Uppingham has published further details of its 2020 President’s Night event which this year is to take the form of a charity dinner on Zoom. Tickets are limited to 100 in number with the event being held on Saturday June 13th commencing at 7pm. The guest list includes The Lord Lieutenant …

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Forum to Consult Community on Covid 19 Support

Acting at the request of the Uppingham Community Emergency Plan lead coordinators, Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum is to publish a special Covid 19 Edition of its quarterly newsletter and deliver it to every household in Uppingham. The move is in response to concerns that authorities are publishing a great deal of advice and information online, but …

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VE Day Marked by Hopper Team

Although on duty delivering medicines and groceries, Uppingham Hopper duty team David Ainslie and Alison Bromwich took time on VE Day to mark the occasion and remember the fallen. The pair are pictured with the Hopper, socially distanced, at Tod’s Piece while observing the national 11am two minute silence on Friday May 8th 2020.

Neighbourhood Forum Publishes Coronavirus Support Structure

Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum (UNF) has published an illustration of the Coronavirus support structures created in the beautiful market town of of Uppingham in Rutland. The document can be seen at www.uppinghamonline.co.uk UNF Chair Janet Thompson (pictured) praised the level of voluntary sector support in the town. She said, “At this time of national crisis it …

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Open In Uppingham

Social media posts and local businesses have praised the idea behind the latest addition to the Uppingham First website. ‘Open in Uppingham’ at www.uppinghamfirst.co.uk lists those businesses still open to the Rutland community together with their opening hours and contact details. The page was proposed by Uppingham First director James Torbell (pictured) of The Falcon …

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UppShop Volunteers Praised

Members of the Uppingham Community Emergency Plan Coordinating Committee have praised the response from Uppingham residents when additional volunteers were called for to help respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. Over 40 volunteers have stepped forward to strengthen the permanent emergency response and UppWatch good neighbour teams set up in the town three years ago. UppWatch …

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Biz Club President

Uppingham First director and Rutland Biz Club president Geoffrey Pointon has died. His family have issued the following message…..   ‘It is with profound sadness that the loving sons and daughter of Geoffrey Pointon have to announce the death of their father. He died peacefully in Kettering General Hospital on the 2nd April 2020 after …

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Uppingham Community Emergency Plan – Coronavirus

Lead Coordinators of the Uppingham Community Emergency Plan have met to consider what response is required by the plan team in the light of the potential threat of the Coronavirus to the Uppingham community and any anticipated requests for voluntary sector support from the statutory authorities. Notes of the meeting can be read online at …

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