Rutland Electric Car Trial PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum   
Sunday, 12 June 2016 14:46

Rutland residents are helping to prove the versatility of electric cars this summer.

Uppingham pensioners Margaret and Ron Simpson (both 70 this year) are making their way to Corsica in an electric BMW I3 this month.

On Saturday June 11th the pair joined the crowds at the Macon Wine Rally, a three day event in which road legal rally cars race around the wine villages of central France cheered on by crowds of onlookers around the route.

The appearance of the BMW I3 has caused quite a stir with many questions from onlookers on how it got there. The trip has stimulated a lot of interest at hotels and campsites it is visiting for over night stays and recharging of its battery. The Simpsons propose to write up their experiences for BMW magazine and various other publications.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2016 07:36
White Space Trial Imminent PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Business Forum   
Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:17

Permission of the church authorities to use the church tower in Uppingham market place is the only issue now holding up an innovative Uppingham trial of low cost White Space broadband. The trial service is to be delivered by Rutland company Broadway Partners. Around 30 families and businesses are expected to benefit from the initial trial which will offer affordable broadband in hard to reach areas of the town centre and surrounding villages.  

The Church of England has a very positive record of facilitating such modern service provision to local communities. Affordable White Space Broadband will be a complementary service to the fibre to the premise (fttp) business network currently planned for Uppingham high street.   

Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2016 07:39
Town Plan to be published in July PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham First   
Sunday, 12 June 2016 14:58

Community Partnership Uppingham First has announced that the Consultation Edition of its Town Centre & Business Zones Plan will be published on July 18th 2016. Residents will then have a month in which to comment on the proposals in the plan and perhaps suggest further improvements that might strengthen the economy and sustainability of the town in the period up to 2036.

In support of the publication a number of presentations will be made to business and community groups during August. 

Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2016 07:39


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