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Stilton Cheese Run Organiser Dies PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham First   
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 19:35

Tributes to the dedication and organisational skills of Jim Barry, founder and organiser of the annual Stilton Cheese Classic Vehicle Run, are being published following the news that he had died in the early hours of Tuesday May 8th 2018. Jim and his wife Joy are known throughout the classic vehicle world in the UK as organisers of the famous run, which in recent years has had its start in Uppingham in Rutland.

Commenting on the sad news, Uppingham First Secretary Ron Simpson said, "Jim's death is a huge blow to the Stilton Run team. His and Joy's fund raising efforts for charity, year after year, in organising this now nationally recognised classic vehicle event have earned them a place in history.  Many here in Uppingham loved this event with around 300 cars attending each year.  What ever happens in the future, the run will always be associated with Jim and his wife. Our thoughts are with the family."  


Last Updated on Saturday, 26 May 2018 10:45
 
Neighbourhood Forum PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum   
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 20:10

altA meeting of Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum was held on Thursday May 17th at 7.30pm in The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham.

Principal guest speaker was  Manjeeta Sunnar of 'Victim First' - An integrated service for victims and witnesses of crime.

Also in attendance were  members of the Uppingham Hopper team, members of Uppingham Town Council and a wide range of community organisations.

Topics for debate include the new Rutland Local Plan, more housing for Uppingham and the proposal for a new garden village at St Georges Barracks. 

Notes of the meeting from  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it      


Last Updated on Saturday, 26 May 2018 10:45
 
Uppingham Hopper Launch PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham On Line   
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 19:50

altIn a testimony to the community spirit of Uppingham, sufficient funds have now been raised (including receipt of a RCC £25k loan) to inaugurate a permanent Uppingham Hopper community bus service. The Hopper was  officially launched by the Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness in the presence of the Uppingham Town Mayor Alec Crombie, Cllr Nick Begy, Deputy Leader of Rutland County Council, Uppingham First board members, staff members of Uppingham Surgery, members of the Rotary Club of Uppingham, the volunteer driver team and community supporters.

Symbolically, the official launch ceremony was held at the Uppingham Surgery at 8.45am on Thursday May 10th 2018.  The bus then went formally into service at 9am.

See the new hopper timetable here. Credit card size copies will be available in local shops soon.

Further information on the Uppingham Hopper and its route is available from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Last Updated on Sunday, 13 May 2018 06:20
 
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