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Here you will find some useful information for those in the community of Uppingham and also those visiting our town. If you can't find what you are looking for let us know and we'll point you in the right direction.
As a town we are keen to tidy up our streets and in particular reduce the amount of dog fouling. If you notice any particular bad locations for dog fouling please click on the image to the right and report it to us.

What's happening this week?
Thanks to all those who popped into town to meet and chat to BBC Radio Leicester - the broadcast will benefit town significantly and hopefully attract a number of visitors in coming weeks and months. All those who got some air time well done - you did us proud!!

Well done Uppingham in Bloom!! - Huge congratulations to Pam Dalby and her superb volunteers for bringing home 'gold' from East Midlands In Bloom. A further award was won for the best new permanent landscape for the Skate Park and Sensory Garden improvements. Find out more about Uppingham in Bloom

To see what's happening at the town hall or if you fancy joining a class just check out 'What's On' for more information.

The next full council meeting will be held on Wednesday 5th October 2016 at 7.30pm - there is a special agenda item each meeting to allow members of the public to make statements, if you have something you want Councillors to hear come and join us. Alternatively call into the Town Hall on the last Saturday in the month to a Councillor surgery (29th October).

Latest News

Message from Alec Crombie, Mayor of Uppingham

Message from Alec Crombie, Mayor of Uppingham

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:08 by Neil Wedge

(Rutland Times and Rutland Mercury), This is the full text of the abbreviated letter appearing in the Rutland Times today 22nd September 2016:

Dear Editor,

May I through your columns thank the many Uppingham residents who have contacted our Town Council reference the draft Town Centre & Business Zones Plan. More »

In my recent letter (Rutland Times September 8) I called for a public meeting to debate the draft plan and followed this with a letter to Uppingham First's Chairman to invite a presentation. I'm pleased to report that Uppingham First responded to this letter from Council in which they are keen to stress 'it has always been our intention to consult as widely as possible'. I will continue to press for an open meeting to coincide with the second version of Uppingham First's draft plan, which they inform Council will now be available in early 2017.

In my view the one merit of the plan is to look into the future. I have some sympathy with those who decry short-term planning. Nationally one can cite the unexploded bomb of care for an ageing population; more regionally the "bomb" is the relentless drive of the motor car which impacts disproportionately on a town like Uppingham with its constricted infrastructure.

So, what I think our Town could benefit from is a more modular approach to long-term planning. To this end, a think-tank such as Uppingham First continues to have a contribution, leaving it to our Town and County Councils to debate and deliver change with some strong input from the community following effective consultation.

Be assured that we will always do our best to inform our debates with the public's views. I agree with Mr Simpson (Rutland Times September 1) when he stresses the importance of dialogue; it's just a pity there wasn't more of it at the meeting of his Neighbourhood Forum at the Falcon Hotel on August 30th 2016.

Alec Crombie

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Uppingham Surgery Flu Clinics

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:52 by Neil Wedge

Flu Clinics for 2016 will be held on the following dates at Uppingham Surgery:

Saturday 24th September - 8:30am to 11:30am

Saturday 8th October - 8:30am to 11:30am

More info: http://www.uppinghamsurgery.nhs.uk/

Tigers on the Somme - October 25th 2016 - 7:00pm for 7:30pm start

Tigers on the Somme - October 25th 2016 - 7:00pm for 7:30pm start

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 13:13 by Neil Wedge

All illustrated presentation by Robin Jenkins.

The story of a five month campaign told in the words of those who fought and died on the Somme from July to November 1916.

https://tigersonthesomme.eventbrite.com More »