Who we are and what we do
Operating Structure and Scheme of Delegation adopted (PowerPoint Presentation, 82 Kb)
This one page document shows how Uppingham Town Council is organised in terms of committees, membership of committees and where delegated powers exist. This information is best read in conjunction with Part 1 of the Standing Orders where the terms of reference for each committee are detailed.
The document above is a one page view of all council meetings, the submission dates for papers and the date by which the summons need to be issued to members. The dates are subject to change due to either holidays or sickness or where urgent matters need to be scheduled for debate and decisions. The general guide is that Full Council meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month (with possible exception of August and January due to holidays).
Uppingham Town Council has fifteen elected members who serve for a four year term. The most recent local elections were in May 2019.
Full council meetings are held generally on the first Wednesday in the month, occasionally following a bank holiday the meeting is held on the second Wednesday in the month. The public and press can attend all council meetings during which there is an opportunity to speak during the democratic fifteen minutes.
When required, Committee meetings are held on the third Wednesday in the month.
Committees: Neighbourhood Plan, Planning, Finance & General Purposes, Amenities and Staffing.
All meetings are held in the Council Chamber of Uppingham Town Hall. There is a lift accessed from the car park located at the back of the Town Hall.
Uppingham Town Council is responsible for:
- The two cemeteries; the Lawn Cemetery in London Road and the Leicester Road Cemetery.
- The two allotment sites, Tod's Piece and Leicester Road
- Hiring of the Town Hall
- Open spaces: Tod's Piece, Beast Hill and Hog Hill
- Some street lights and the Friday Market.
For further information relating to the services offered by the Town Council please contact the Town Clerk who will be happy to give advice and assistance.