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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: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:35 by The Clerk
The Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness and the High Sheriff of Rutland, Richard Cole, are looking for nominations of people who have helped their community during the Covid crisis, so that they can be presented with certificates of gratitude. More »
If you would like to nominate someone who has helped through volunteering, befriending etc.. please email the Town Clerk on the address below
But be quick! We need nominations by Friday 14th August 2020. » Less
Posted: Fri, 17 Jul 2020 12:43 by The Clerk
The re-opening of the Town Hall for classes was debated by the Staffing and Amenities Committees during meetings held on 15th July 2020. The Town Council are obliged to consider health and safety matters when re-opening community facilities. This includes considering establishment of cleaning cycles and the undertaking of risk assessments. More »
Users and hirers of a community facility have responsibility for managing risks arising from their own activities when they have control of premises and should take account of any guidance relevant to their specific activity or sector. In that regard, the Town Council will wish to see risk assessments undertaken by those wishing to recommence classes at the Town Hall.
It is envisaged therefore, in order for the Council to consider their obligations, that the Town Hall will not re-open until w/c 17th August 2020, and then on a limited basis with a reduced class schedule. Class organisers shall be contacted in this regard.
For detailed guidance please follow the link below:
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