Democracy Alive and Well PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum   
Monday, 20 April 2015 11:28

Following accusations of a lack of public interest in democratic elections in Oakham, members of the Uppingham community report a complete contrast with all three strands of democratic governance in the town holding elections  this May. 

On May 7th residents registered on the Electoral Role will be able to cast their vote for places on Uppingham Town Council. The sixteen candidates for 15 places on the Council include four new faces, two of whom have previous experience as councillors. Postal voting has already commenced.

On May 12th members of the Uppingham business community will be voting at the annual meeting of the Uppingham Business Forum on their choice of candidates for the board of Uppingham First, the town's community partnership.  There are three vacancies.  Nomination forms will be distributed during the first week in May.

On May 14th all residents are invited to attend the 2015 AGM of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum where the community groups and residents who sit on the Forum's Executive Committee are elected.  Current Chair of the Forum is Janet Thompson of Leicester Road, pictured above. Details of the election process will be circulated to all homes in early May.

 Uppingham couple Hugh and Di Holden honoured with Paul Harris Fellowship Awards at Rotary President's evening

New High Sheriff Andrew Brown gives 'most entertaining speech for years' at charity black tie event in The Falcon Hotel   

Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2015 12:48
Stilton Cheese Run the Biggest Ever PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham on Line   
Monday, 20 April 2015 11:36

On Sunday April 26th Uppingham Town Centre again plays host to the start of the Annual Stilton Cheese Classic Vehicle Run with over 300 much treasured cars expected to call into the town to register their entry at The Falcon Hotel in the Market Place between 8am and 12noon. In another 'first' for Uppingham,  the event start will be broadcast live on the internet from 9am via the Uppingham Webcam. Occasional commentary in French and English will assist the viewer with an outline of what the Run is all about and there will be regular interviews with car owners. The Run is in aid of the local Air Ambulance.

Additional attractions this year will be an opportunity to view the new BMW I8 Hybrid Electric Sports Car, courtesy of BMW Peterborough, and a pre rally visit by an entrant to the 2015 Charity Scumrun, likely to appeal to children, with a vehicle dressed as a dog!   The Scumrun raises funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research  Foundation.

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            Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum

May 14th 2015 - 7.30pm

The Falcon Hotel

Guest Speakers Include:-

Bloor Homes; Leicestershire Police;

The  Town Mayor; Uppingham in Bloom 

Uppingham Good Neighbour Scheme 

Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2015 13:09
Business Survey Calls for Action PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham First   
Sunday, 19 April 2015 19:19

Following analysis of the results of a survey of local business opinion, an Uppingham Town Centre Planning Group is calling for urgent action on the state of the footpaths in Uppingham Town Centre. Pictured is a section of Uppingham High Street paving 'after' it had received remedial attention from Rutland County Council. The  workmanship has been described as 'appalling'.

A recent meeting with officers and members of Rutland County Council in the town revealed that RCC had no scheduled replacement of paving planned for the town centre despite the many obvious trip hazards. Now the survey, carried out as part of the work undertaken by the Uppingham Town Centre and Business Zone Plan Task Group, has highlighted business concerns about the risk to members of the public and the potential impact on the town's image.

The Task Group is set to report on business opinion to the annual meetings of the town's Business and Neighbourhood Forums and intends to publish for public comment a possible vision for an improved town centre. A spokesperson for the group commented, "The present situation is unacceptable. There should be a proper schedule of maintenance in place for this important area of the town centre.  Once more Uppingham is being neglected by the County Council. It is the yellow footpath scenario all over again". 

Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2015 11:29

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