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Uppingham Town Council

Distinguished in Place and Repute

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    Support Your High Street!!

    #GBHighSt Awards 2016 - Uppingham have been entered...

  • Image: Alec Crombie MBE - Mayor of Uppingham

    Alec Crombie MBE - Mayor of Uppingham

    Elected on 18th May 2016. Alec has lived and worked in Uppingham for a number of years.

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    Market Day is every Friday from 8am

    Good selection of stalls and friendly traders - check it out! Friday Market as usual on Good Friday 2016

Thanks for visiting our website!
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?
We have some new stalls appearing at the Friday Market which may be of interest to you as we head towards the October school holidays. I'm pleased to report that the WCs on Tod's Piece are now open having been repaired - normal service is resumed.

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

Uppingham School Sports Centre Activity Programme - Oct 2016

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:33 by Neil Wedge

To find out all the half term sports activities at Uppingham School Sports Centre look no further!

Notice of Conclusion of External Audit by Grant Thornton

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:31 by Neil Wedge

Notice of Conclusion of External Audit by Grant Thornton for the year ending 31st March 2016.

More information can be obtained by contacting The Clerk on 01572 822681

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

Uppingham Town Mayor » Less