Community Collaborates with Schools to Ensure Public Safety

Representatives of Uppingham School, Uppingham Community College and the town’s Community Emergency Plan Committee have met to discuss the implications of the September return to school. The Committee reports to the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum which is chaired by Janet Thompson (pictured). Both education institutions have undertaken a tremendous amount of work to ensure community safety …

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CPRE Rutland Announces Dates for Rutland Vision Consultation Workshops

CPRE Rutland, the local countryside charity, has announced a series of public consultation workshops to engage with the Rutland community in preparing a forward vision for Rutland in 2036. The mornings of Monday September 21st and Thursday September 24th will see a team of consultants and CPRE Rutland officials host online discussions to gather member …

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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.