Summer Fayre

8th July, 2pm on the village green. A traditional village fete with tombolas, raffle, games, stalls, etc. Don’t forget the annual tug-o-war competition, will your team be the next holders of the trophy? The summer fayre relies on volunteers to help set up, take down and run stalls. If you would like to lend a hand on the day call Judy on 01954 250960

Tea club trip to Langham Glass

On July 4th the T club are going to Langham Glass then to Wells returning via coast road .If you would like to go and want more infomation contact Muriel Neal on 01954250714

Tea on the Green

4th June.  Cream tea and a chance to catch up on village gossip. On the village green from 3pm. Village hall if wet.

Wings for Life – Road Closures

 

Rampton are on Sectors 11 and 12 of the Wings For Life run on Sunday 7th May, this will involve road closures

Sector 11
Willingham -> Rampton (via Cow Lane) 13:10 to 18:00

Sector 12
Rampton -> Cottenham 13:30 to 18:00

 

Rampton Relay

We are pleased to announce the return of this popular event. The course is exactly 1 Rampton mile in length. The race can be run (or walked) by single runners or by teams of four in a relay of one lap of the course each. Registration from 2pm on 30th April in the meadow by Giants Hill. Race starts at 2:30.

Coffee Morning

The Friends are planning a Coffee Morning in the Village Hall on Saturday 1st April, 10.30 – 12.30.

Come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a choice of homemade cakes.

Grand Jumble Sale

This will be held on 25th March. All donations welcome the evening before or before 09:30 on the day. Rampton Village hall, doors open at 10am.

Upware Walk

The next walk is on Saturday 18th March and will be led by Graham White. It is a circular 5 mile walk beginning from the pub car park,

‘The Five Miles from Anywhere’, Upware.

We will leave Rampton green at 9.00am and begin our walk from Upware at 9.45 promptly. We will return to the pub and non walkers are welcome to join us there. They do not require us to pre order.

Please let Graham know if you plan to walk, lunch or both. He will need to let the pub know the size of our party so please contact him before Sunday 12th. 01954 231007 or grwhitecambs@nullaol.com

‘Excavations at Northstowe’ by Alison Dickens

Thursday 16 March

Rampton Village Hall

Doors open 7.15 pm; meeting begins at 7.30 pm

In this talk Alison Dickens will talk about the excavations prior to the development of Northstowe – what was found during Phase 1 and the early stages of Phase 2 and looking forward to further work. Phase 1 is on the site of the old golf course near Longstanton and the archaeology there was completed in late 2015. Evidence was found for occupation in the Iron Age, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval periods. The Romano-British hamlet found in Phase 1 seems to have been a ‘standard’ Roman rural settlement, as actually a second Roman settlement has already been identified in Phase 2, just half a kilometre away to the south and potentially around the same size as Roman Cambridge. FEAG members spent two weeks digging on part of the Romano-British settlement in 2015. As part of the second phase of excavations, there will be community work, open days, and work with primary schools.

Alison Dickens is a manager at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit and head of Access Cambridge Archaeology. She lives in Rampton.

For more information on the site, see: https://accesscambridgearchaeology.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/northstowe-phase-two/

Foodbank

Please remember the Foodbank still needs donations. The Trussell Trust state a record number of people are reliant on their food banks: in 2015-2016 they gave three-day emergency food supplies to 1,109,309 people.
I hope to take donations before Easter -so please leave them at Rampton Garage or call me and I will collect them.
Thank you,

Rampton Townland Charities Meeting

Rampton Townlands Charities

Educational Foundation

Reg Charity No. 311314

The next meeting of the Trustees of the Educational Foundation will be held on Tuesday 23 rd May 2017 The Educational Foundation gives grants to younger Rampton residents, up to the 22nd birthday, to help towards educational projects, books, equipment for apprenticeships, school trips etc. If you are interested, please contact the Clerk for an application form. Forms are also available on the village web site. Currently, there is a limit of 3 grants per applicant. The amount of the grant depends on funds available to the Charity at the time.

Village Litter Pick

We are holding the next village litter pick on Sunday 12th March. Meet at the green at 10.30am. We have a number of high viz jackets and litter pickers for use, but please bring gloves, and a wheelbarrow would be useful. Refreshments back at the hall afterwards. Many thanks.

Concert

arrive to a large glass of wine and 40 mins of sumptuous light hearted classical music!!
10 March
7.30pm
£7.00(tickets on the door)

Parish Plan Questionnaire

A small committee of villagers has been meeting regularly over the past six months to discuss the idea of creating a Parish Plan to help guide the future development of the Parish of Rampton.

To this end, we have compiled a short questionnaire which will be distributed to every household within the next month. There will be a separate adult and child questionnaire with a prize draw for each. It will also be possible to complete the questionnaire online.

Your Village Hall Needs You!

There are vacancies on the Village Hall Management Committee for anyone who would like to be involved in the up keep and running of the hall. The Committee, which meets on the forth Monday of each month, is made up of representatives from village organisations and elected members. We aim to have a maintenance morning once a month to carry our various jobs ranging from cleaning out gutters, raking leaves, cleaning walls etc which makes sure that our hall continually looks at its best.

The Committee is also responsible for organising refurbishment of the hall as required. For larger projects this involves applying for grants and other external funding. This summer the toilets will have a make over and the whole hall will be decorated inside and out. The work is not carried out by the Committee but by external contractors.

If you are interested and would like further details please contact Alison Bateson on alisonjbateson@nullgmail.com, tel: 01954 208045.

Pilates classes in Village Hall

Classes in Rampton village hall
Tuesday evenings 7-8pm
Pirates mixed ability

Tuesday evenings 8-9pm
Yin Yoga (stretch & relax)

Class tutor Miranda de Vries

Pay as you go £8 a class or buy a 10 session pass for £72 to use with no time limit. This pass can be used for any of Miranda’s classes.

For more information email miranda@nullmi-time.eu
Or visit her website for her full list of classes www.mi-time.eu
Also on Facebook: Mi-Time

Thanks to volunteers for cleaning the Rec & Pruning

Thank you to all those who braved the cold and damp weather on 11th February to help with pruning and weeding the fruit trees in the community orchard.

The trees are all growing well and the stakes and chicken wire have now been removed.

The infant play equipment was also pressure washed (thanks to Bingo for the pressure washer loan) as the matting had become quite slippery.

The bench in the infant play area has also been replaced.

Thank you to 77 Committee

Thank you so much to the 77 committee and all their helpers for the delicious meal they provided for the over sixties of the village, at the end of January. We are very fortunate to have such a lovely event provided and the effort that goes into the meal and the entertainment is greatly appreciated.

Julie Middleton