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Written by Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum   
Saturday, 15 September 2018 10:52

Resilient Uppingham was the title of a presentation given to the 2018 Rutland Community and Voluntary Sector Conference on Friday September 21st 2018 held at Oakham Rugby Club on the Rutland Showground in Oakham. Presenter was Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum Coordinator Ron Simpson BEM (pictured presenting at a recent economic development event).

Other lead speakers at the event included the Lord Lieutenant of Rutland Dr Sarah Furness PhD, Rachel Quinn, former CEO of One East Midlands and Sheila Saunders of the Barrowden Shop.

The conference was organised by the Rutland Community Wellbeing Service which is delivered by the Rutland Access Partnership.      

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East Midlands in Bloom awards 'Gold' to Uppingham and top category of 'Outstanding' to the Beeches Residents' Association entry. Read the full judges comments here   

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 September 2018 12:45
 
Uppingham Business Forum PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Business Forum   
Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:46

alt'Uppingham should be expanding its number and range of shops, not reducing them' a recent meeting of Uppingham Business Forum has resolved.

The  decision came in response to a debate on what amendments should be proposed to Rutland County Council in the current consultation updating the Rutland Local Plan. The draft plan currently suggests reversing the  protection afforded to shop fronts in Queen Street in the current Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan.

The  meeting also expressed its concern about the huge financial and policy effort being expended on the future of the St George's site and whether this was to the detriment of any possible future development strategy for the county's two market towns.   

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 September 2018 08:31
 
Partnership Responds to House of Lords PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham First   
Saturday, 15 September 2018 10:24

Community Partnership Uppingham First has submitted a written response to the recent House of Lords Select Committee consultation on the Rural Economy. Outlining some of the success stories about Uppingham's status as a successful and vibrant market town, the response goes on to make a number of suggestions on how the UK's rural economy could be strengthened. The document  concentrates on what might make small economic centres and market towns more sustainable.   

Proposals include updating parish legislation to allow parish councils to directly run community transport and credit unions; requiring Local Enterprise Partnerships to have targets and economic strategies to support market towns; and a call for the concept of directly elected Mayors Mayors to be trialed in market towns.

Read the full partnership response at www.uppinghamonline.co.uk              

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:46
 
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