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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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 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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