Big Lottery Supports Uppingham Hopper PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 30 September 2018 18:39

Following an application to the Big Lottery Fund by Uppingham First director David Ainslie seeking support for the Uppingham Hopper Community Bus, the partnership is delighted to announce that an award of £5878 has been made towards the bus operating costs for 2019.

Commenting on the success of his application David said, “I am really pleased with this positive response from the National Lottery. The Big Lottery Fund uses money raised by National Lottery players to help communities achieve their ambitions. From small local projects to UK-wide initiatives, its funding brings people together to make a difference to their health, wellbeing and environment. Since June 2004 £9 billion has been awarded to projects that improve the lives of millions of people. The partnership is delighted that the huge effort being made in Uppingham by all who support the Hopper is now to be supplemented by this very helpful grant. Being offered the grant is a mark of recognition for the hard work of community volunteers, passengers, local businesses, Rotary and other fund raisers determined to make the Hopper a success”.

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 September 2018 19:22
Jennifer Triumphs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum   
Sunday, 30 September 2018 18:48
Rutland health champion and former Chair of Healthwatch Rutland, Jennifer Fenelon, has been recognised as the East Midlands ‘Outstanding Woman in Public Services’ at the 2018 East Midlands Women’s Awards held on Friday September 28th at St Martins Lodge, Leicester in the presence of Michael Kapur OBE, HM Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire. Event presenters were BBC presenter and journalist Rupal Rajani and Educator and journalist John Coster. Jennifer was nominated for the award by the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum at its 2018 AGM. Eight candidates were considered by an independent regional panel of judges.

Commenting on the award Neighbourhood Forum Chair Janet Thompson said, “I am delighted that Uppingham resident and Rutland champion Jennifer Fenelon has secured this award which is truly well deserved. Jennifer’s contribution to the health service both during her distinguished career and since her retirement has been outstanding. Her new project with community company ‘Rutland First’ to address the mental health challenges facing the young people of Rutland is a sorely needed and vital initiative”.
Last Updated on Sunday, 30 September 2018 18:53
Resilient Uppingham PDF Print E-mail
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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Jennifer Fenelon of Uppingham wins 'Outstanding Woman in Public Services' category in 2018 East Midlands Women's Awards   

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


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