Message from the Town Council
As you will all be aware, the recent spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused widespread concerns in our community. I would like to reassure the public that Uppingham Town Council is taking all the necessary precautions, which include the closing of the Town Hall meeting facilities to the publicand the cancellation of all civic events until further notice. Where necessary our Officers will be working from home, to ensure as much continuity with their duties and responsibilities during this uncertain time. We are currently awaiting advice from Central Govenment as to how to meet as a council to progress our legal requirements for taking decisions, approving budgets and so on.
Please look out for your neighbours and the vulnerable members of your family. It is in difficult times like these where we can really show the strength of our community in Uppingham, by working together to care for those in need. Also we would ask you to consider others when buying your groceries by only buying your normal quantities of items. This will help to ensure that no members of our community will have to go without.
There are some things that you can do to protect yourself and others from Coronavirus, NHS England have released the following advice:
- Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- Avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
- Only travel on public transport if you need to
- Work from home, if you can
- Avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
- Avoid events with large groups of people
- Use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services
- Protecting the vulnerable in our community is of vital importance in the coming weeks
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
- Do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family
Thank you for your consideration, I will continue to update the website as events move forward.
Cllr. David Casewell, Mayor of Uppingham
For more information visit the websites below:
Posted: Fri, 29 May 2020 09:38 by The Clerk
From FRIDAY 5th JUNE non-essential market traders are permitted to return to the Uppingham weekly market, as per Government guidance.
Customers are reminded to continue to follow government safety guidelines and maintain social distancing of 2 meters when using the market. Market stall holders should put measures in place to help ensure customers can shop safely.
Posted: Tue, 12 May 2020 17:30 by The Clerk
Do you run a community organisation or are you thinking about planning a community project?
Community Groups are reminded that each financial year Uppingham Town Council awards £10,000 to community groups and projects in the town. If funding is related to an event which may or may not go ahead due to Covid-19, you are still welcome to apply on the basis that any approval may be subject to the event taking place. If you would like to apply or to find out more please follow the link below. More »
The submission deadlines for 2020 applications are:
5pm 12th June 2020 (an extension from 8th May 2020)
5pm 23rd October 2020 » Less
Posted: Thu, 07 May 2020 13:53 by The Clerk
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe the Town Hall will be decorated with the 'Uppingham Poppies'.
David Casewell, Mayor of Uppingham said "There is no bunting in our cupboards, but we do have an opportunity to unfurl our display created by the people of Uppingham. The poppies remind us of the terrible loss of life created by wars, but also of hope and new life emerging from dark times. A fitting gesture."