Neighbourhood Forum Action Plan PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum   
Saturday, 07 January 2017 14:21

altMembers of the Uppingham Community who attended the January meeting of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum have resolved to be proactive in ensuring the town's resilience and sustainability by taking action to support the continuity of its public and community transport services and the future availability of health services and care in the community.

The decision follows presentations and discussion on a number of related issues including the findings of a recent RCC pubic transport survey, the latest NHS proposals to reduce hospital beds and prioritise caring for the sick in their own homes,  the threat of the termination of the bus service to Leicester by January 2018 and strong calls for the restoration of the Uppingham Hopper.

Actions agreed included close scrutiny of the County Council's proposed expenditure for 2017/18, once finalised, to ensure fairness for Uppingham, collaboration with health service, housing  and community care organisations and local charities to ensure effective support for the elderly and disadvantaged through a pilot UppWatch good neighbour scheme, communication and collaboration with Leicestershire County Council with regard to its proposed public transport survey on the Leicester/Uppingham bus route, and a major initiative to create self sufficient community transport in Uppingham.  

Uppingham Open Gardens - April 9th 2017            High Sheriff's Musical  Safari - February 4th

Uppingham Flower and Produce Show - August 6th

 Lecture/Workshop 'How to Restore a Rug' January 19th 10am - 4pm at

The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham (Limited Places Available) - Includes Lunch & Afternoon Tea

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 January 2017 16:02
Neighbourhood Planning PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham First   
Saturday, 07 January 2017 14:44

In recognition of its proactive and ground breaking role in Neighbourhood Planning, Uppingham has been invited to help draft key sections of a new national publication for councillors on neighbourhood planning.

The publication, scheduled for completion by the summer, will be produced by the national planning charity 'Locality' in consultation with the National Association of Local Councils (NALC). The town is a corporate member of both organisations via Community Partnership Uppingham First (Locality) and Uppingham Town Council (NALC). The new publication will explore effective approaches to collaboration between councillors and community groups, relationships with professional partners, possible roles for councillors, managing declarations of interest, contracting and memorandums of understanding. 

The work will be undertaken by local neighbourhood planning champion, company director and town councillor Ron Simpson BEM www.ronsimpson.uk 

See a number of Uppingham plans at www.uppinghamneighbourhoodplan.info 

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 January 2017 20:31
Fresh Look for High Street PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Business Forum   
Saturday, 07 January 2017 13:47

Following significant private sector investment in Uppingham Town Centre in recent years, 2017 will see new public sector investment in its appearance and safety. Following consultation with local businesses and nearby residents, a large section of High Street East and the central end of North Street West are to be scraped and resurfaced by Rutland County Council in what could be up to a five day programme of work.  Consultees are to be asked whether the work should be done in the summer or the autumn, mid week or weekend and day or evening. A questionnaire will be circulated early in the year and options discussed at the January meeting of the Uppingham Business Forum. 

The town centre is also scheduled to receive new cost effective LED lighting as part of a county wide lighting modernisation programme. The heritage appearance of the high street will be preserved following a decision of Uppingham Town Council to pay the additional cost of lighting heads with a traditional look. Uppingham Town Council also has in its draft 2017/18 budget a sum of £10k to renew the town's Christmas lighting.

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 January 2017 15:37


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