Over ’60s Dinner and Show.

The dinner will take place on 27th January followed by the unique theatrical experience which is the the Rampton Review. The dinner is free and open to anyone from Rampton over 60 years of age. We have a list of our previous guests but, as ever, if you are new to the village or if we have missed you for some reason please call Judy Garstang on 01954 250960 so we can add you to the list for invitations.

Family Christmas Party.

This year’s party will be on 10th December between 3:30 and 5:30. The party is aimed at younger children accompanied by an adult; there will be games, nibbles and soft drinks. We have asked Father Christmas if he will call in but he tells us his sleigh has failed its MOT and unless he can get the brakes fixed children may have to wait until April to get their presents. It would help us to plan the event if you would let us know if you want to come, call Judy on the number below.

Wimpole Walk

The next walk will be on Saturday 21st October and will be led by Jill and Norman Gulliver, the walk will be around Wimpole Hall and Home Farm.

We will meet at Rampton green as usual and then drive to Wimpole, would anybody who has a NT membership card please bring it as one per car is now required for free parking. The walk is five and a half miles but there is a slightly shorter option if preferred. Following the walk we will drive to the ‘Pergola Restaurant’ at the Wheatsheaf pub on the Cambridge road, Harlton for 1pm lunch, non walkers are welcome to join us there. Lunch menu not available at present but  will be circulated nearer the time.

Jill and Norman will require numbers of those walking and/or lunching by the 14th October. Tel 01954 201859 or ngulliver@nullaol.com

Bulb Planting

Bulb planting – once again the Parish Council have purchased some daffodils and bluebells to brighten up the village. If you would like to help plant the bulbs, please come along on Sunday 8th October to the rec or on Sunday 15th October to the Green.

Wine Tasting Evening

This ever popular event will take place on Friday 13th October.

Tickets cost £8 and include wine, bread and cheese. The tickets are available from Jaquie Bland 250986, Graham White 231007, Sylvia Beaumont 252043. If you would be willing to be a sponsor or present a wine please contact Jaquie Bland

Bulb Planting / Raking Volunteers Needed

Wildflower area maintenance – the wildflower area on the recreation ground has now been cut and the clippings need to be raked off. The Parish Council are looking for volunteers to meet at 11am on Sunday 8th October to help with this.

Bulb planting – once again the Parish Council have purchased some daffodils and bluebells to brighten up the village. If you would like to help plant the bulbs, please come along on Sunday 8th October to the rec or on Sunday 15th October to the Green.

Last Night of the Proms

Our recent event, ‘Last Night of the Proms’ was a great success and after expenses we were able to add £723.35 to the Friend’s funds for future maintenance of the Church building. Thank you to all who helped with it and supported the evening. We hope to make it an annual event.

Paper Recycling Update – Caddy Free

From 11 December, residents won’t need to use their caddies to recycle paper anymore.

From that date, residents should place their used paper directly into their blue wheelie bins instead. This used paper will still be recycled after being sorted from other materials at our facility near Waterbeach.

Residents can keep their caddy to use for anything they like. Alternatively, they can be recycled by being dropped off at the nearest household waste recycling centre. They should not be placed into wheelie bins.

The decision to withdraw the paper caddy service was taken at South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Cabinet meeting in September. The decision will save taxpayers money and simplify the recycling process for residents.

Vacancy for the position of Parish Clerk

Rampton Parish Council has a vacancy for the position of Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer (One post). The position is a part time appointment working from home based on 32 hours per month (c 8 hrs/week) with a salary in accordance with Local Government  NJC SCP 15 – 20 (£8.873 – £10.099 per hour) subject to experience. As the job is task driven and the hours worked may be more or less than shown depending on circumstances, the successful applicant must be prepared to be flexible and adaptable.

Applicants must be computer literate (email, Word and Excel), and have a good working knowledge of bookkeeping.

For further information and a job description contact: Chair, Rampton Parish Council, 19 Cow Lane, Rampton, CB24 8QG. Telephone 07773 521275 e-mail RPCCawley@nullgmail.com .Closing date for applications is 31st July 2017.

Ideally applicants should have previous experience within the Parish Council sector and hold the CiLCA qualification, however applications from those willing to gain that qualification are encouraged to apply. Initial training will be provided involving three full training days over three months

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

Black Horse Official Re-opening

Rik and Michaela at The Black Horse are officially open Saturday 1st July and would like to thank all the villagers for their help in  making us welcome and putting up with all the noisy renovations!

Please join us tomorrow evening 6pm onwards for a drink and a nibble so we can get to know more of you and how we can help and be part of this lovely village .

Rik and Michaela

‘Pop-up Breakfast Café’

Every Saturday in June 8am-11am in the Village Hall

Come along to the Village Hall every Saturday in June and have your breakfast cooked for you. Treat yourself to a good old fashioned Full English or a bacon roll. There will be a Waffle Station for the children (or adults!) and unlimited tea and coffee refills with every meal. The full menu will be delivered to every house in Rampton later this month and will also be available on our Facebook page search for Rampton Pop-up Breakfast please like and share.

This event is one of a number of fund raising activities being organised by ‘The Christmas Fairies’. This is a new group that has been set up to raise funds to buy the village of Rampton some new Christmas lights for the green. You can make a donation via our Just Giving page

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/christmas-fairies

We are also going to be selling Christmas Hamper raffle tickets. The first prize hamper will include a Rampton Christmas turkey, kindly donated by Mark Drew and Fran Cook, as well as many other Christmas goodies and pamper treats.

The Christmas Fairies are very keen to include all of the good folk of Rampton and we are very passionate about getting the children involved. Later in the year we will be distributing craft bags to the younger children of the village so they can make their own decorations for the tree. There will also be an opportunity to volunteer to help hang the lights and we will have a Grand Switching on Ceremony .

Please come along and support your village! If you would like to join our small team please contact Karen Williams. T: 205093

Fen Edge Festival in Cottenham

The Fen Edge Festival has now become an established bi-annual event based in and around Cottenham Green and is organised and promoted by the Fen Edge Community Association which is a registered charity. The Association encompasses the villages of Cottenham, Rampton, Willingham, Landbeach and Waterbeach.

The Fen Edge Festival events and activities take place at local venues. The Main Site with the market stalls and bulk of events and activities is on and around Cottenham Village Green and Cottenham Village College, including the brand new Sixth Form Centre. Other venues include Cottenham’s Community Centre (opposite the Co-Op on the High Street), All Saints Parish Church. The Open Gardens are spread throughout Cottenham and full details will become available nearer the time along with transport details

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‘Pop-up Breakfast Café’

Every Saturday in June 8am-11am in the Village Hall

Come along to the Village Hall every Saturday in June and have your breakfast cooked for you. Treat yourself to a good old fashioned Full English or a bacon roll. There will be a Waffle Station for the children (or adults!) and unlimited tea and coffee refills with every meal. The full menu will be delivered to every house in Rampton later this month and will also be available on our Facebook page search for Rampton Pop-up Breakfast please like and share.

This event is one of a number of fund raising activities being organised by ‘The Christmas Fairies’. This is a new group that has been set up to raise funds to buy the village of Rampton some new Christmas lights for the green. You can make a donation via our Just Giving page

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/christmas-fairies

We are also going to be selling Christmas Hamper raffle tickets. The first prize hamper will include a Rampton Christmas turkey, kindly donated by Mark Drew and Fran Cook, as well as many other Christmas goodies and pamper treats.

The Christmas Fairies are very keen to include all of the good folk of Rampton and we are very passionate about getting the children involved. Later in the year we will be distributing craft bags to the younger children of the village so they can make their own decorations for the tree. There will also be an opportunity to volunteer to help hang the lights and we will have a Grand Switching on Ceremony .

Please come along and support your village! If you would like to join our small team please contact Karen Williams. T: 205093

Traffic Management Survey Results

The traffic management survey is now complete, in total 190 responses were received before the June 3rd.

For the cushions 46% preferred removal whilst 42% wanted to keep them, however 81% are concerned about speeding traffic and 87% thought a reduction in speed would make a safer and more pleasant environment.

77% would not support removal speed measures without replacement, and flat topped humps were the preferred option (60%)  with a speed indicator sign second (52%).

The full report is here: –

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‘Pop-up Breakfast Café’

Every Saturday in June 8am-11am in the Village Hall

Come along to the Village Hall every Saturday in June and have your breakfast cooked for you. Treat yourself to a good old fashioned Full English or a bacon roll. There will be a Waffle Station for the children (or adults!) and unlimited tea and coffee refills with every meal. The full menu will be delivered to every house in Rampton later this month and will also be available on our Facebook page search for Rampton Pop-up Breakfast please like and share.

This event is one of a number of fund raising activities being organised by ‘The Christmas Fairies’. This is a new group that has been set up to raise funds to buy the village of Rampton some new Christmas lights for the green. You can make a donation via our Just Giving page

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/christmas-fairies

We are also going to be selling Christmas Hamper raffle tickets. The first prize hamper will include a Rampton Christmas turkey, kindly donated by Mark Drew and Fran Cook, as well as many other Christmas goodies and pamper treats.

The Christmas Fairies are very keen to include all of the good folk of Rampton and we are very passionate about getting the children involved. Later in the year we will be distributing craft bags to the younger children of the village so they can make their own decorations for the tree. There will also be an opportunity to volunteer to help hang the lights and we will have a Grand Switching on Ceremony .

Please come along and support your village! If you would like to join our small team please contact Karen Williams. T: 205093

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.