Uppingham Hustings 2019 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 27 April 2019 13:59

altThe Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum and its Chair Janet Thompson (pictured) have been praised for organising the town's first ever county council and parish council election hustings which was attended by over 120 residents. The evening event went so well that it is now likely that similar hustings will be held for all future elections.  An independent Chairman was used for the debate. A reflection of the meeting's key elements and content is to be forwarded to the Electoral Commission for review. 

To highlight the electorate's choice for the county council ward of Uppingham, all five candidates for the three places were invited to give a three minute presentation followed by questions from the floor.  Three delivered their thoughts in person and two, not able to attend, had written submissions read out. 

The eighteen candidates seeking election to the fifteen seats on Uppingham Town Council were next invited to speak for three minutes each and take questions from the audience. Sixteen of the candidates offered a range of live and/or audio visual presentations including an innovative group video from eight independent candidates (four men and four women) who had decided to campaign and work together for mutual support. 

The level of  community interest in local elections in Uppingham contrasts with that of many other parishes around the UK, many of which have been unable to find sufficient candidates to hold election.

The  Forum's support for public participation in democracy is to continue in collaboration with community partnership Uppingham First  The two are to work together  to operate an extended 8am to 10pm Uppingham  Hopper bus service to the polling station (Uppingham Town Hall) on May 2nd, election day. 

 Find the Uppingham Hopper timetable here

Follow progress reports on the 2019 local elections here 

Read the House of Lords Select Committee Report on the Rural Economy and the evidence submitted by Uppingham First here  

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Last Updated on Saturday, 27 April 2019 15:19
Future High Street Bid Published PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Business Forum   
Sunday, 24 March 2019 19:56

Following Uppingham's invitation by Rutland County Council to submit an Expression of Interest to the government's Future High Street Fund, the town's application has been published by Uppingham Business Forum. 

The leading text of the bid for over £5M of funds to support an integrated set of projects  to further the sustainability of the town can be found at local community website www.uppinghamonline.co.uk 

Data and research used to support the bid will be published online in early May.

Principal author was  Ron Simpson BEM, Secretary of Uppingham First

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Last Updated on Saturday, 27 April 2019 15:05
Principal Author Ron Simpson BEM PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 23 February 2019 19:57


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