Town Plan Published PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham First   
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 19:22

altFollowing 18 months work by a Task Group drawn from Uppingham First, Uppingham Town Council,  Uppingham Town Partnership, Uppingham St Peter & St Paul Church, Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum, Residents Groups, Uppingham Business Forum and Rutland County Council, the first 'consultation' edition of the Uppingham Town Centre & Business Zones Plan (UTC&BZ Plan) has been published.

This latest plan for the future of Uppingham is intended to complement the widely respected and statutory Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan. The UTC&BZ Plan  concentrates on the economic and social future of Uppingham. Themes evident in the plan include economic growth, the town's digital infrastructure, future education provision, transport, community safety, enhancing the town's appeal to visitors and residents, the economic need for more homes and the strategic linking of blue light services in line with current Home Office thinking.

Commenting on the new plan, Task Group Chair County Councillor Edward Baines, Vice Chair of Uppingham First said, "This consultation version of the UTC&BZ Plan is the result of a great deal of research and extensive surveying of community ideas for the future. The Task Group would now welcome business and community feedback on the 77 proposals for action in the plan and any additional ideas not yet put forward. A six week period up to the end of August has been allowed for this stage of the plan's development. A number of presentations to business and community groups are planned during this period at which comments and additional ideas can be raised. The Task Group will meet again in September to consider any proposed amendments/additions to the plan. It is hoped to produce the final version before the end of the year".

Early responses to the consultation have described it as exciting, forward looking and written with passion.    

Read the plan here.    

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Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2016 11:51
Street Party Acknowledges Queen's Service PDF Print E-mail
Written by Beeches Residents Association   
Monday, 25 July 2016 11:06

altResidents of the Beeches Estate in Uppingham have acknowledged the Queen's outstanding period of public service by hosting a party on its village green. 

Part funded by a £100 grant from Uppingham Town Council, the gathering was organised by the Beeches Residents Association (BRA), a constituent group of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum.

Pictured on a warm sunny Sunday afternoon, the event was billed as a 'meet your neighbour' event with excellent food and wine. Following a raffle of generous prizes, an auction of a framed map print of Uppingham was held to raise funds for the BRA.  

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Last Updated on Monday, 25 July 2016 11:46
Charity Declines HSBC Offer PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum   
Monday, 25 July 2016 10:42

The Uppingham based E J Toon Charitable Trust, which gives £50 to local residents over 80 years of age every Christmas, has declined an offer of £200 compensation from HSBC describing it as inadequate for the anxiety, stress and additional costs caused by the bank's recent actions.

HSBC had failed to communicate with its own branch staff regarding updated contact details and had summarily closed the charity's bank account following abortive letters  to an address more than six years out of date. Following an approach from the Leicester Mercury the decision has now been reversed by HSBC headquarters and the offer of compensation made. 

The charity has now written directly to the bank's customer relations department in an attempt to bring the matter to a close.  



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