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Uppingham Town Council Covid Update
As part of the gradual reopening of the town, Uppingham Town Council's Covid Working Group is currently working with the County Council to prepare a supportive action plan to assist businesses in the town to open safely and successfully. We are collaborating with other groups within the town and with other Councils, and are using both Central Government funds, via RCC, and our own funds.
Our current intention is to provide:
- Signage to remind customers and visitors of appropriate distancing
- Signage to encourage us all to 'shop local'
- Signage asking motorists to slow down and be alert to pedestrians
- Support for market stall holders
- Support for town businesses
- Volunteer 'distance and queue wardens' should town pavements become busy
- Provision of temporary cycle rack in the Market Place
The shops and business in Uppingham are looking forward to welcoming customers again however we would ask shoppers to please be patient, especially at busy times.
Posted: Mon, 07 Sep 2020 10:00 by The Clerk
NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
UPPINGHAM TOWN COUNCIL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
Pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that as a result of the resignation of Alec Crombie MBE, a vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for Uppingham Town Council. More »
If by 25 September 2020 (14 days* after the date of this notice), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP by TEN electors for the said Ward, an election will be held** to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
MARK ANDREWS RETURNING OFFICER
Date: 7 September 2020
* In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, day of the Christmas break, of the Easter break or of a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.
"The Christmas break" means the period beginning with the last week day before Christmas Eveand ending with the first week day after Christmas Day which is not a bank holiday, "the Easter break" means the period beginning with the Thursday before and ending with the Tuesday afterEaster Day, and "a bank holiday break" means any bank holiday not included in the Christmas break or Easter break and the period beginning with the last week day before that bank holiday and ending with the next week day which is not a bank holiday.
** If an election is triggered, paragraph 6(2) of the 2020 Regulations applies and a poll to fill the casual vacancy does not take place. Instead the vacancy is filled at the ordinary election on 6 May 2021 » Less
Posted: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 13:47 by The Clerk
Children in Uppingham are celebrating the opening of a new play area at Tod's Piece. The new play area is officially up and running following a launch party attended by the High Sheriff of Rutland, Richard Cole at Tod's Piece on Tuesday. More »
New all-weather surface and swings, slides and climbing equipment are included in the new play area, which was funded by a £50,000 grant from FCC Communities Foundation.
Steve Rozak, Mayor of Uppingham says "This play area is going to make a real difference to the community in Uppingham. We are extremely grateful to FCC Communities Foundation for providing funding as we it would not have been possible without their support. The new space is for children aged 8 and under and the improved all-weather surface is ready for everything the British summer has instore!"
FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects though the Landfill Communities Fund.
Cheryl Raynor FCC Community Foundations local grant manager says: it's great to see the play area fully open and being used by local children, the enhancements to the park are fantastic and offer families with young children a great space to play and have fun for many years to come. FCC Communities Foundation is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that make a difference to local communities and this is a great example of what can be achieved."
For more information about FCC Communities Foundation funding contact Cheryl Raynor at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.fcccommunitiesfoundation.org.uk/ » Less
Posted: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:39 by The Clerk
Come along to Tod's Piece tomorrow, Tuesday 11th August at 11am, where the High Sheriff of Rutland, Richard Cole will be opening the new space.
Social distancing measures will be in place for the opening and hand sanitiser will be available.