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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: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 16:06 by The Clerk
Uppingham Town Council (UTC) is working with Rutland County Council (RCC) to ensure that the central govt. fund for the safe opening of retail businesses awarded to Rutland is spent effectively and efficiently for the support of businesses re-opening in Uppingham. More »
In addition to central govt. funding, Uppingham Town Council are offering additional support to Uppingham retail businesses via an Uppingham Covid Fund - Retail premises
The purpose of this fund is to enable sole proprietor retail businesses to apply for limited funds from UTC to gain some 'token' re-imbursement of expenditure necessary to enable their establishments to safely re- open and remain open for business as Govt. regulation allow.
The fund is capped at £5,000, and there is a maximum claim of £200 per business, one time claim only. As at 13th October 2020, £2000 remains in the Fund to be claimed by local businesses.
The deadline for applications for funding has been extended. Applicants for such funding should apply to the Clerk prior to 20 November 2020 indicating the nature of the expenditure and whether it is retrospective or planned. Alternatively an application form can be accessed via the link to this news item.
For auditing purposes applicants are required to affirm that the application will not breech the 'de minimus regulations' for State Aid for their business (a maximum total of 200,000 Euros support) » Less
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