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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, 07 Jul 2020 14:18 by The Clerk
The next Mayor of Uppingham has been confirmed as Councillor Stephen Rozak, who was previously the Deputy Mayor. His position was confirmed at the Annual Council Meeting, which took place on Wednesday 1 July 2020. Councillor Liz Clarke was confirmed as Deputy Mayor. More »
The Mayor said "It's a great honor to become Mayor of the town of Uppingham. As a community we are working through the Covid pandemic and people are starting to get out to see friends and relatives more and shops and pubs are starting to open up again. It is important to not forget that we still need to be careful as Covid has not gone away. I said in my opening speech that it is a year of consolidation and review. We need to consolidate and review the impact on our finances and work with our community as Covid has hit them hard.
We also have a number of projects underway; the new children's play area at Tod's Piece, our Neighborhood plan refresh, the refurbishment of public toilets and many more ideas in the melting pot.
I am proud of our team in Uppingham, which has a broad skill base of knowledge across a wide range of areas and I look forward to working with them to deliver on some of the exciting ideas that we are generating." » Less
Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:55 by The Clerk
Construction has begun on the refurbishment of the children's play area at Tod's Piece in Uppingham. The town's Mayor David Casewell said "We are delighted that the work has started and we are now able to progress with this much-needed upgrade. Our new play area will have all-weather surfaces and new and improved equipment for children to enjoy. The lock-down has delayed the project but has also shown the importance of such community spaces and parks." More »
The improvements are funded by FCC Communities Foundation and Uppingham Town Council and the new space will be open and ready to use in time for the summer. » Less
Posted: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 11:01 by The Clerk
Non-essential retailers such as art galleries, clothes shops and jewellers are able to re-open their shops from this week.
Uppingham Town Council has been working with Rutland County Council and Oakham Town Council on a "Open for Business' campaign to help support local business to open safely and to encourage residents and visitors to shop locally. More »
Rutland County Council has also launched a dedicated website for Uppingham and Oakham businesses called 'Rutland Welcomes You', which has details of each business' opening hours and what they are doing to help customers to stay safe.