Future High Streets Fund PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Business Forum   
Sunday, 03 February 2019 11:20

Community Partnership Uppingham First and its constituent partners, the Uppingham Business and Neighbourhood Forums, are to work with town and county councillors to submit a comprehensive bid to the Government's Future High Street Fund competition for support for Uppingham High Street and town centre. 

Final strategy details were agreed at a meeting of the Uppingham Business Forum held on Tuesday February 5th in The Falcon Hotel. The task group preparing the bid will be able to draw upon a range of priorities highlighted in the town's Neighbourhood and Town Centre Plans. Both plans are the product of  extensive public consultation and identify a number of specific goals linked to the sustainability and economic future of the town centre.  

The bid to government must be submitted by Rutland County Council in March 2019. A possible £10M to £15M could be secured if successful.

Further details from the bid author at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2019 22:51
Gigaclear Fibre Network Expands PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 03 February 2019 10:47

altWork has begun on expanding the capability and reach of the Uppingham Gigaclear 'fibre to the premise' (fttp) broadband network in Uppingham. Pictured is the  infrastructure work recently completed to provide high speed connections for many of the town's additional new homes.

The Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan calls for all new homes to have the option of a high speed 'fibre to the premise' connection to a standard far higher than that offered by the 'fibre to the cabinet and copper to the home' solution currently offered by BT and OpenReach.  Speeds of up to 1Gb (upload and download) are available on the Uppingham Gigaclear network.  Offers from the BT/Digital Rutland project of fttp speeds up to 100mb download and a much lower upload speed are deemed inadequate for Uppingham's economic and social future.    

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 February 2019 11:25
Housing Bid PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum   
Monday, 14 January 2019 08:48

altFollowing on from a grant aided feasibility study to assess the viability of building up to 10 affordable homes in Uppingham for the under 35s, community partnership Uppingham First has submitted a bid for government funding to create a new housing trust which will build and manage affordable homes in Uppingham.  

The Community Housing Fund has substantial grants on offer to support such bids, with the option of such new trusts also becoming registered providers  of housing and managing them on a day to day basis. If secured, the grant will cover the cost of setting up the new trust and preparing  a proposal for up to 10 new homes on the Badley Orchard site. The site has been donated by the Badley family to support the initiative.

The partnership should hear by March 2019 whether the bid has been successful.   


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Current speeds on the Uppingham Gigaclear FTTP Broadband Network

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