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UPPINGHAM TOWN COUNCIL

Newsletter

Winter 2007/08

UPPTOWN NEWS

UPPINGHAM TOWN COUNCIL NEWSLETTER

Tel: 01572 822681 Email: clerk@upptown.co.uk


MEMBERS OF
UPPINGHAM TOWN COUNCIL

MAYOR / DEPUTY MAYOR

COLIN FORSYTH OBE 823242
KAREN SENOGLES 820001

MEMBERS

PETER. BAKER 821488
VALERIE. BOOTH 822842
LINDSAY COOPER 822434
CHRISTINE EDWARDS 822454
JULIE. LEWIS 823754
PETER. REES 822347
RICHARD REEVE 823911
IAN SALT 821048
ROBIN SCHLICH 823543
RON SIMPSON 823465
KATE SIVITER 821533
GILBERT TENNANT 820359




OFFICE OPENING HOURS
MON 9—12 2—4
TUES CLOSED
WED 9—12 2—4
THURS 9—12 2—4
FRIDAY 9—12 2—4




FRI 9—12 2—4


TOWN CLERK
Susan Awcock
01572 822681

WINTER
2007/08





MEMBERS OF
UPPINGHAM TOWN COUNCIL

MAYOR / DEPUTY MAYOR

COLIN FORSYTH OBE 823242
KAREN SENOGLES 820001

MEMBERS

PETER. BAKER 821488
VALERIE. BOOTH 822842
LINDSAY COOPER 822434
CHRISTINE EDWARDS 822454
JULIE. LEWIS 823754
PETER. REES 822347
RICHARD REEVE 823911
IAN SALT 821048
ROBIN SCHLICH 823543
RON SIMPSON 823465
KATE SIVITER 821533
GILBERT TENNANT 820359

COUNTY COUNCILLORS

Cllr KENNETH BOOL 822996
Cllr PETER IND 823570
Cllr MARC OXLEY 822334

RUTLAND COUNTY COUNCIL

For: Parking Permits
Civic Amenities Permits
Bus Passes etc. call:

TEL: 01572 722577

COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH CAMPAIGN

Having received the required two hundred signatures and at least eleven volunteers, Uppingham’s request for training and use of equipment has been lodged with Leicestershire County Council.

Training will take place in Uppingham Town Hall and all safety equipment will be provided.

Before any of this can take place, a coordinator is needed to liaise with the volunteers. It is not an onerous job and a small amount of recompense is available to cover telephone calls etc. Without a coordinator this
campaign will fail.

If you are interested in seeing this project through, please contact the clerk: 01572 822681.












Allocation of Grant Aid under LGA 1972 section 137

Every year council is able to give an amount of money that will bring direct benefit to, their area or any part of it or all or some of its inhabitants within the guidelines set out in the act.

The awards to date:

Uppingham In Bloom £1,000,
Flower and Produce Show £ 500,
Citizens Advice Bureau £1,000
Cricket Club £5,000,
Age Concern community vehicle £1,500
Cellar Bar (awaiting a more detailed report)


NEWS IN BRIEF

Quality Council

Uppingham Town Council obtained Quality Status on 23rd October 2007.
This is a first for Rutland and Uppingham Council is proud to lead the way.

By acquiring Quality Status, parish and town councils demonstrate that they are representative, in touch with their communities, competent and capable of taking an enhanced role.

Leicester Road Cemetery

The development continues slowly but surely. A hedge around the perimeter is being planted. Railings will be added to the exit gate and signage is in the process of being made. The ground has been rotavated and will be seeded when conditions are
suitable.
The blocks at the entrance and exit will be removed when it is safe to do so.

Christmas Decorations

It was hoped to have a new feature on Dairy Corner this year. The lights have been purchased but due to health and safety issues could not be erected. They will be in place next year.

Parochial Charities

The trustees of the charity decided that, instead of giving individual amounts to the poor and needy of the town, a £1,000 be given towards the purchase of a
community bus being provided by Age Concern.

Branston Road Play Area/Play Equipment

On health and safety grounds the play equipment has now been removed.
Landscaping will take place as soon as possible.
A path is to be laid from behind the Branston Road flats running through to the play area on the new Firs Estate.

Second Page

An invitation from Voluntary Action Rutland:
Uppingham Open Day on Tuesday 22 January from 1-3 pm at Uppingham Town Hall.
This event will be a great opportunity for people to find out what we do and the services we provide.
There will be information about our Social Car Scheme, Volunteering, the Rutland Consortium, Organisation and Group support services, office administration facilities and resources hire, room hire and much more.

If you are a group we would love to meet you to find out about all the great work you are doing. You can register with us to promote your volunteering opportunities or discuss any issues you may be having, which we will assist you in solving. Find out about the Voluntary & Community Groups Forum being held monthly throughout Rutland.

There will be a Volunteering stand where people can explore the wide variety of volunteering opportunities available to them and find out more about what is involved in being a volunteer.

So please do come along for coffee and cake; we are looking forward to meeting you all.
For more information please contact Debra Hunt Tel: 01572 722622 or email: dhunt@varutland.org.uk



UPPINGHAM TOWN COUNCIL, TELEPHONE : 01572 822681, EMAIL: clerk@upptown.co.uk
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Retail Working Party
Uppingham Town Council is working with local traders to
increase commercial activity and bring tourists to the town. It is hoped that an advertising leaflet which will include a map,
historic information and the location of shops and businesses will be produced.
Included will be photographs of the town, so if you have any that you think are suitable, please email them for the Clerk’s
attention to clerk@upptown.co.uk.

UPP-BEAT – News from Uppingham Police
Just to inform you of a change at Uppingham. PC 1681 Adam Ploszczanski and PCSO 6613 Andrew Wylie and PCSO Liam Bourne have been joined by PC 842 Pete Starbuck, whilst PC 4581 Vicky Cannon is completing other duties. They are based at Uppingham Police Station and are dedicated to the Uppingham Town beat.

How you can influence what we the Police do within Uppingham Town

We want to help you and we would like to know if you have any issues or concerns within this Neighbourhood. We are due to set our priorities for the coming 6 months and are asking anyone with any concerns or thoughts on what you would like us to do to let us know. Our priorities are set by the communities and can be anything from crime, traffic or nuisance to anything else that the Police, Council or other partner agencies can realistically tackle. Please let us or the Town Council know. There are forms
available either at Uppingham Town Hall in the reception area, or you can email us at peter.starbuck@leicestershire.police.pnn.uk and we can send you one to complete. You may also be receiving a form via a neighbourhood watch group or other similar
community group.
We are interested in your views please take this opportunity to help us to help you

What’s been happening?
One of our priorities for the last six months has been drug issues within the town, which we continue to work against. There have been warrant searches of several properties and vehicles within the Town but these are ongoing
investigations so cannot go into them further, but hopefully this is having an impact on the dealers and users within the town. If you have any info about dealing or users within Uppingham you can always ring CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555111 which could get you a reward for the information given if it leads to the arrest and charge of an offender. It is all done completely anonymously.

To contact the Police: 999 In an emergency - for example when life is in danger or a crime is being committed.
0116 222 2222 In a non emergency - for example not requiring immediate police attendance.

PLEASE NOTE THE 101 NUMBER NO LONGER EXISTS.

We wish you a safe and enjoyable New Year - PC Adam Ploszczanski, PC Pete Starbuck, PCSO Liam Bourne and PCSO Andrew Wylie.



DOG FOULING
So great is the problem in the High Street by some
selfish dog owners allowing their dogs to defecate on the pavements, that a few councillors have decided to set up early morning and late evening patrols.
There is a particular problem between Adderly Street and the Market Place.
Residents and shop owners have been alerted to catch the perpetrators and when caught a conviction will follow.