Hopper Champion Honoured

Former Town Mayor and Uppingham First Vice Chair David Ainslie BEM is pictured with his wife Sheena in The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham, following the formal award of his British Empire Medal first announced in the New Year’s Honours’ list. The ceremony was delayed due to the Covid19 lockdown. Presenting the award on behalf of Her …

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Mystery Sign Improver Sought

Mystery surrounds the identity of the Uppingham resident who has taken it upon his or her self to improve the presentation of the town’s signs encouraging visitors to to shop in Uppingham and support the local high street. Social media comments praise the actions of the mystery benefactor following earlier negative comment about the quality …

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Social Sundays

With the approval of Rutland County Council and Uppingham Town Council, Uppingham First directors Lucy Stephenson and James Torbell are leading on a new initiative to support local businesses which have now opened following the Covid 19 lockdown. Following a successful launch on August 2nd, four more Social Sunday events are planned for the remaining …

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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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