Bypass Surveys Published PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Business Forum   
Saturday, 23 February 2019 19:57

altThe results of community surveys on the need for a north/south bypass around Uppingham have been published online at a community website by the  Uppingham Neighbourhood Coordinator and Business Forum Chair Ron Simpson (pictured).

Businesses and residents completed two separate surveys which each asked about the perceived impact on the high street,  and the whole town, of building a bypass.  

The surveys will help inform the next Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan and answer the question...... 'Should the possible line of an A6003 bypass to the west of Uppingham be included in the  next Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan?' 

See the full survey results at www.uppinghamonline.co.uk   

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:46
Neighbours Quiz PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum   
Saturday, 23 February 2019 19:33

altTwo Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum member organisations have again met to complete their annual quiz challenge. The event is held each year in Uppingham Cricket Club.

Teams representing the award winning Beeches Residents Association (BRA) met teams from the Limes, Firs and Spurs Residents Association, last years winners. Winner this year was a team from the BRA. Pictured (on the left) receiving the challenge cup on behalf of the BRA is Association Chairman Mark Shaw with winning Team Captain, Mike McWhinnie.  Quiz  leader Cllr Lucy Stephenson is pictured with Limes Firs and Spurs Chairman David Ainslie congratulating the BRA and presenting the Competition Cup. 

Uppingham in Bloom Open Gardens 

1pm to 5pm Sunday May 26th 

Tickets £5 on the day from the Parish Church 

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:45
Neighbourhood Forum Discusses Bank Closure PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum   
Sunday, 03 February 2019 10:23

altA well attended meeting of the Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum held on Thursday January 31st 2019 has debated what action the Uppingham community should take in the light of the decision by Barclays Bank to close its Uppingham branch at the end of April. Read the full minutes of the meeting here. 

Following a lively debate, and an excellent address from local Postmaster Robin Bromiley (pictured) on the banking and other services available at the Post Office, it was agreed that the Forum Executive collaborate with Rutland County Council and Uppingham Town Council to tackle the consequences of the closure.

Actions will include a meeting with Barclays representatives, a letter to government and Sir Alan Duncan MP expressing outrage at the failure of 'last bank in town' procedures which appear to have no penalty,  a request to Uppingham First to consider operating a weekly bank run with the Uppingham Hopper, support for the Post Office by distributing in a future UNF newsletter details of the services it offers, a campaign to support the cost of the post office relocating to a bigger building with better mobility access provision, and finally incorporating a more permanent response to the banking problem in the town's proposed bid to the  government's Future High Streets Fund competition to be submitted by Rutland County Council in March.

Further information on the Forum response is available from its Coordinator Ron Simpson BEM at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

News: Beeches recovers trophy at Annual Limes, Firs & Spurs versus the BRA Residents Quiz   

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Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2019 22:53


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