The centre of Uppingham is dominated by the public school which was founded in 1584 by Archdeacon Robert Johnson. It is an attractive place of quadrangles and gateways. The original School building can be found behind St. Peter & St. Paul’s Church, but there are now many school buildings and accommodation blocks dotted around the town.
We are indebted to Uppingham School grounds department for their expertise and hard work providing planting schemes for the town throughout the year. The school has opened their multi-million pound state of the art sports complex whose facilities are available to the public, providing an exciting new venue for local sports clubs, and a lovely landscaped area.
Uppingham town has a thriving cricket club which has a new club house and grounds on Leicester Rd. Locals were invited to buy ‘bricks’ as a way of raising funds for the development. These are inscribed with the names of those who donated. Uppingham in Bloom have their own brick in the wall. The park in the town has benefitted from new play equipment. It is a focal point for many of Uppinghams younger residents, housing the Football Club, skate park and Scout hut.
This year, Uppingham in Bloom have developed two raised beds at the Scout hut for the different scouting groups to grow vegetables and flowers.
This will provide a safer environment for the children to develop their growing skills. The Cubs and Scouts have helped with bulb planting around the park as well as litter picking to keep the area looking its best. The Town Council has two areas of allotments, one on the outskirts of town and the other on the edge of the park. These are well used by the residents of the town having 80 plots available.
Uppingham is a small and pretty English market town which is packed with honey-coloured buildings housing a diversity of local shops and businesses. At the heart of the town lies the market place, dating back to the 13th century. It is a fitting focal point to local events such as the annual Fatstock Show, Christmas Market and Uppingham Feast Day. A regular Market is held on each Friday which is the busiest day of the week.