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UPPINGHAM TOWN COUNCIL

UPPTOWN NEWS AUTUMN 2008

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

AUTUMN 2008



COUNTY COUNCILLORS

Cllr Kenneth Bool 822996
Cllr Peter Ind 823570
Cllr Marc Oxley 822334




MEMBERS OF

UPPINGHAM TOWN COUNCIL

MAYOR / DEPUTY MAYOR

KAREN SENOGLES 820001
PETER REES 822347

MEMBERS

VALERIE. BOOTH 822842
LINDSAY COOPER 822434
CHRISTINE EDWARDS 822454
COLIN FORSYTH OBE 823242
JULIE. LEWIS 823754
RICHARD REEVE 823911
IAN SALT 821048
ROBIN SCHLICH 823543
RON SIMPSON 823465
KATE SIVITER 821533
GILBERT TENNANT 820359











VACANCY
TOWN COUNCILLORS
Uppingham Town Council is looking to co-opt two new members. To become a
Councillor you have to be:

· A British subject, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union
· 18 years of age or over
· on the date of co-option a local government elector for the council area for which you stand; or
· have during the whole 12 months preceding that day occupied as owner or tenant any land or tenant any land or other premises in the council area; or
· have during that same period had your principal or only place of work in the
council area; or
· during that 12 month period resided in the council area.

You cannot stand for election if you
· Are subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order
· Have, within five years before the day of co-option, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a sentence of imprisonment (whether
suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine.
· You work for the council you want to become a councillor for (but you can work for other local authorities, including the principal authorities that represent the same area).

Please apply in writing to the Clerk of the Council, The Town Hall, High Street East, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9PY by Friday 24th October 2008.



PETER BAKER
After many years’ service Peter Baker handed his resignation to the Mayor on Wednesday 3rd September 2008.
Peter felt it was time to step aside to allow a younger member of the
community to bring new ideas and
enthusiasm. Peter will be pursuing other interests.
The Mayor and fellow councillors thanked Peter for his loyal service to the Town.



Forthcoming Events

Sunday 26th October 10 am to 4 pm - Italian Market in the Market Place. Return of successful June market. Genuine Italian food including bread, cheeses, cold meats, sweets etc and hot food to eat on the day.

Wednesday 26th November - 102nd Fat Stock Show, Market Place.

Thursday 4th December - Late night Christmas shopping. 5.30 pm to 9 pm. Christmas carols, music from local schools, funfair, Punch and Judy, hot food and Christmas Market in Town Hall.

Age Concern Uppingham Local Association

Are you a senior citizen resident in Uppingham? If so, you are cordially invited to our FREE Christmas tea party and entertainment at the Town Hall on Sunday 7th December 2008 between 3 pm and 5 pm. Tickets will be available from Gerard Court between 10 am and 11 am on Saturday 8th November and from the Age Concern shop on the same day between 11.30 am and 12.30 pm.

Steve Knight, Chairman

UPPINGHAM SCHOOL
The school was granted planning
consent on 16th September for its
proposed Sports Centre off the
Leicester Road. The next step for the School is to complete funding for
building works, a task which it hopes will not be upset by the current financial climate. The School very much hopes that this exciting project will go ahead and if it does, the School will be able to offer much enhanced community access to the new facilities as indicated in the widespread public consultation.
Rutland Community Spirit Goes Live!

Rutland Community Spirit is a new two year community project serving Rutland that is designed to go some way
towards addressing the many issues that face people living in the county. The aim of the project is to support
vulnerable, isolated, lonely people in their own homes by way of generating local voluntary assistance.
Project Officer Sue Renton is based in the volunteer bureau in Oakham and works with a team of part-time staff. These Rutland Community Spirit Champions aim to reach out to those in need in their area. Working closely with
Parish Councils and groups throughout the county, they also look to recruit volunteers who are willing to help neighbours with simple needs.
The type of support that is co-ordinated includes:

· Providing a link within the community and encouraging social interaction for lonely people.
· Offering practical support to access services, i.e. GP, shops, mobile library.
· Offering advice and support with domestic matters i.e. food hygiene, reading letters, completing forms, dog walking.
· Sign-posting to other services available i.e. Citizens’ Advice Bureau, AGE Concern.
· Smoothing the process of referral where voluntary support is not suitable.
Rutland Community Spirit is looking to expand their team of volunteers to ensure that the service reaches out to all corners of the county. If you have time to spare and would be willing to support people in your community, Ruth Hartshorne your local contact would be very pleased to hear from you.

Sue Renton Tel: 01572 720282 srenton@ruralcc.org.uk www.ruralcc.org.uk
Ruth Hartshorne Tel: 07503 314 668


UPPINGHAM TOWN COUNCIL, TELEPHONE : 01572 822681, EMAIL: clerk@upptown.co.uk
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LEICESTER ROAD ALLOTMENTS

Dog owners are still walking their dogs across the
allotments from Lime Tree Avenue. The middle
section of the fence to the side of the gate between the wildlife area and the allotment field has been sawn off to allow a dog to get through. This is wanton
destruction of council property.

The fence will be repaired and some planting will take place. If anyone has information regarding the
vandalised fence please contact the clerk.

The entrance to the allotment field is via the Leicester Road along the footpath.

SNIPPET FROM YESTERYEAR

Council meeting 20th March 1967. Chairman L. H. Hall

H. M. QUEENS’S VISIT TO UPPINGHAM—12TH MAY 1967

The chairman referred to the proposed visit of the Queen to Uppingham on Friday 12th May 1967 and gave what details he was permitted to give regarding arrangements, which had to be confirmed. After discussion it was agreed that
Councillor Steward should consult with other shopkeepers in the High Street regarding decorations, and Members should inspect the monument in the Market Place after the meeting to consider floral arrangements.


NEWS IN BRIEF
Renovation work will begin on the building which until recently was Paul Nurse’s greengrocers. The work will start on Monday 15th September 2008 for approximately eight weeks.
GROUNDS MAINTENANCE
Uppingham Town Council are working closely with Rutland County
Council to improve the grass cutting in the cemetery and open spaces.

SKATE PARK
As reported in the local newspapers the skate park is temporarily out of action.
Repairs including an upgrade will be carried out as soon as possible.

If anyone sees acts of vandalism please
report the incident to the Police or Crimestoppers immediately.