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Summer Fayre – 7th July Village Green from 2pm.
Tea on the Green – 3rd June, Village Green from 3pm.
The next walk is on Saturday 12th May and will be led by Sylvia Beaumont. The walk will start from the car park of The White Horse, Oakington.
We will meet at the green at 9.00 and begin the walk from Oakington at 9.30.
The circular walk is about 5 – 6 Miles. We will return to The White Horse for lunch and non walkers are welcome to join us there.
If you plan to walk, lunch or both please let Sylvia know before the 5th May. They do not require us to pre order, but I think it would speed things up if we did. The menu is on line.
01954 252043 or [email protected]
|Rampton Village Hall Management Committee presents
Steady Rollin’ Blues Tour: Brooks Williams & Hans Theessink
To book tickets visit www.ramptonvillagehall.co.uk or call 01954 208045
Thursday 10 May 2018 7.30 pm, Doors Open at 7:00pm
Cash bar available all evening
|Brooks needs no introduction to his loyal following in the area as this is, after all, a home gig. He is touring this year with Dutch blues singer and guitarist Hans Theessink who has been performing since the early 1970s. Hans’ style brings together country, blues, fingerpicking and influences such as Big Bill Broonzy, Leadbelly and Brownie McGhee. He is described as ‘one helluva guitar player’ by the legendary Bo Diddley.
Rampton Relay – The annual fun run is set for 29th April. Registration starts at 2pm, the run begins at 2:30pm. The race can be run as a four lap relay by a team of four (one lap each) or by single runners who may choose to run one or more laps. The lap length is ‘one Rampton mile’. Start and finish are on the large meadow at Giant’s Hill. All runners will receive a certificate and winning teams and runners will receive medals. Teams of primary school aged children may also compete for the Rampton Educational Foundation Shield.
The art group are planning a visit to Houghton Hall in Norfolk to see the Damien Hirst exhibition on Wednesday 25th April. We will have some extra seats available in the bus.
We shall leave Rampton at 10.00am and return by 5.00pm.
The cost for bus and group entry ticket is £33
If you would like to go please contact Sylvia on 01954 252043 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah and the family of Mick North would like to thank all those people who sent cards, letters and e-mails of sympathy following Mick’s death on 17 March 2018. We would also like to thank everyone who attended the funeral service held in Rampton Church on 16 April
2018 as well as the superb help received from members of the '77 Committee, the Black Horse Public House and other members of the Rampton community. Living or being part of
a family living in a community such as Rampton is a blessing and consider Mick and I were very fortunate to move here and become part of the village along with Mick’s immediate family who always took and will continue to take part in village activities.
After a productive and challenging year at The Black Horse Michaela and Rik will be leaving on 13th May 2018 and handing the reins over to Harry and Abbi Alderton.
The kitchen will be closed until Wednesday 16th May but the bar area will be open as usual.
We will be holding a Garden Party on Saturday 19th May from 2pm to celebrate the Royal wedding and the change over at The Black Horse.
There will be a prize for the best dressed lady or Gentleman. we will be holding a BBQ and live music form 6pm.
We would love to see everyone but especially the customers who has supported us throughout the year.
Our popular annual wine tasting evening will take place again this year.
Thank you to all who have supported us in the past and we look forward to seeing you at these events later in the year.
The Friends are repeating the very successful ‘Last Night of the Proms’ again this year.
We will be showing live the second half of the LastNight from the Royal Albert Hall following a buffet meal and a short live musical event provided by local musicians.
Save the date. 11th November 2018
The Murder Mystery Group have booked Newfield Hall (Yorkshire Dales) for a Murder Mystery weekend from 16-18 November and have a few spare places. Cost per person is £165 for 2 nights, £240 for 3 nights for full board. No costumes or scripts to read but some guests may not be all they seem! It’s a relaxed and comfortable hotel in a beautiful area with good food and good company and lots of fun. If you are interested please contact Jane Perks (email@example.com, 01954 204237) for further information.
The Elections for Rampton Parish Council will be held on the 3rd May 2018. For anyone interested in getting involved and helping out the village, a Nomination pack can be obtained from the Parish Clerk or from the Returning Officer at South Cambridgeshire District Council. If anyone has any questions on what activities Councillors perform, the Clerk and current Councillors will be happy to help if they can. For any questions on the nomination process and the elections themselves, Jo Cox at SCDCs Electoral Services team should be able to help.
The Rampton Spring litter pick is on Sunday 18th March. Meet at 10.30am on the Green after your Christmas Fairies Breakfast! We’ll be out for an hour and a half or so then back to the Village Hall for tea and biscuits. We have litter pickers and high vis tabards, but you’ll want some good gloves and wheelbarrows would be useful. Everybody welcome. Come and join us and make a difference close to home
Grand Jumble Sale – Indulge your shop-a-holic impulses at our annual jumble sale which will be held on Sat 17th March in the village hall. Doors open at 10am. Items for sale should be brought to the village hall on the evening of 16th March or first thing on 17th.
The next walk will be on Saturday 17th March. It will be led by Rob Taylor.
Details of the walk are not available yet but will be emailed to regular walkers when they become available. Or you can phone Rob on 01954 200437
The walks normally take place on the third Saturday of the month and will be 21st April
12th May (second Saturday to avoid royal wedding), 16th June, 21st July, 18th August,
15th September, 20th October, 17th November, 15th December
Following last year’s successful inaugural competition, raising well over £200, this year’s event is planned to begin soon.
Beneficiary: East Anglian Children’s Hospice
Sponsors: Sam A (buckets), me (potatoes)
Cost: £5 per adult, £3 per child BUT if a child takes part an accompanying adult must as well
How it works:
- The (single person) charge buys you one bucket and one seed potato
- The potato must grow in the bucket for the duration, so do not empty the bucket prematurely
- You can buy more than one bucket and experiment
- You can add drainage holes to the bucket (it is yours to keep)
- You can grow the spuds in mixture of rose petals and badger dung (or Growmore) or whatever else you fancy
- Anybody anywhere (ie out of Rampton) can enter but they might have to collect the buckets depending on where you/they live
- er … that’s it for now
I look forward to donning the frilly apron and being splattered with sulphurous rot once again. (You know who you are!)
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and advise names and numbers if you are interested in joining in. Great cause and good fun.
The Parish Council elections will be held in May 2018. There will be at least one vacancy, so if you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor please contact [email protected]
Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 runs from 26 February to 11 March and this year they would like you to join them in supporting the farmers and workers who grow our food. With Fairtrade we have the power to change the world every day.
There will be a Traidcraft stall at the Lent Lunch on Saturday 3rd March and after the service on Sunday 4th March. Both of these are in All Saints’ Hall in Cottenham.
If you would like a catalogue or more information please contact Judi Middleton at
Middleton810@nullbtinternet.com or 251607.