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Wondering what is happening in the village? Take a look at the Upcoming Events Page, or have a look at the Walking Group’s Page

Rampton Parish Council Community Projects – please share your preferences here

If you’re interested in the weather in Rampton please take a look at Gilbert’s Rainfall data page

Other websites associated with the Village of Rampton: –

http://www.ramptonvillagehall.co.uk/

Carol Singing

We will be carol singing round the village in aid of The Children’s Society on Thursday, 20th December.  Meet on the Green at 6.30pm. We will finish in the pub around 8pm or earlier if cold/wet/snowy. Touches and hi-viz recommended. Words will be supplied. 

British Legion pub quiz

I would like to say a big thank you to all those who came to the pub quiz on 13th November and also thank you to the pub for allowing us to use it as a venue. The quiz was a great success with 9 teams and raised £120 for the Royal British Legion.

Linda Cawley

Over 60’s Dinner and Show 26 Jan 2019.

The annual dinner will take place on Saturday 26th January, the dinner is followed by the Rampton Review (oh yes it is!). Seating space in the hall is limited which is why we have to restrict invitations to those over the age of 60 and their partner. Invitations will be sent out during the first two weeks of December. If you don’t receive an invitation and would like to come please contact Jon White: 01954 201489 so we can add you to our list. 

Inconsiderate parking

A plea to avoid parking on pavements in the village. The Highway Code states the following: Parking on the pavement can obstruct and seriously inconvenience pedestrians, people in wheelchairs or with visual impairments and people with prams or pushchairs.

The Homecoming – Armistice Centenary

Thank you to all those who joined in, or helped in any way, with the Homecoming events over Armistice weekend. We are grateful to our sponsors Kevin Bell (OddJobs247), FINK Developments, Leeway Building Services, Nick Parker and Greg Blunt and particularly grateful to RampArts for the group art projects, Kevin Bell for building the Homecoming soldiers and students from the Centre School for painting them.  Rampton welcomed our boys home. A total of £211 was raised for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Madingley Walk

Saturday 15th December)
The December walk will start from the Madingley Road Park & Ride free Car Park at 9.30 (park at the back of the car park). The route will pass through Eddington (the new University development between Madingley Road and Huntingdon Road), skirt round Girton College, and then head to the American Cemetery at Madingley.  The route returns to the starting point via Coton.  It is a circular walk of about 5.5 miles. If anyone feels this is too much for them, there are buses that run from the American Cemetary back to the Park & Ride site, or if you let us know, you can loiter in the American Cemetery visitor centre or chapel and we can collect you and return you to the P&R site after the walk.

As it’s the December walk, no pub arranged, but the end point provides access into Cambridge.

Leave Rampton Green at 9 as usual.

Oakington Rural Travel Hub – views requested

The Greater Cambridge Partnership is set to launch a consultation for a proposed new transport interchange in Oakington.

Following initial engagement with the local community this summer we are now planning to consult on the proposals for a pilot Rural Travel Hub which, if agreed, would be one of the first in the area.

Rural Travel Hubs are small transport interchanges which encourage people to change to a more environmentally friendly way of travelling. The potential Rural Travel Hub would be next to Station Road and adjacent to the Oakington Guided Busway stop. It will provide new links to connect Oakington and the surrounding villages with public transport, walking, and cycling routes.

We’re looking for your views on the need for a Rural Travel Hub in Oakington, what facilities should be provided at any hub, and any comments on some initial design options.

We hope that people from the surrounding area will use the proposed Oakington Rural Travel Hub and it’s really important to us that local people, including those in Rampton, tell us what they think of the proposals.

You can find out more about the plans and meet us in person at:

LocationDateTimeAddress
Oakington PavilionWednesday 21 November5pm-7pmOakington Recreation Ground,Queens Way, Oakington, CB24 3AQ
Crossways Communitea CafeThursday 22 November10am-12pm1 Longstanton Road, OakingtonCB24 3BB
Cottenham Village HallWednesday 28 November7pm-8.30pmLambs Lane, Cottenham, CB24 8TB

The consultation will run in the late autumn until the New Year. Full information about the consultation, including potential features of a Rural Travel Hub and mock-ups of how the site could look, can be found on our website at

https://www.greatercambridge.org.uk/transport/transport-projects/rural-travel-hubs/

Family Christmas Party

Saturday 16th December 4pm – 7:30pm

The party will be at the Village Hall as usual, but with a slight difference! Don’t worry, we will still have Father Christmas, mince pies and mulled wine, and of course everyone is welcome to stay for as long as they wish. Between 4pm and 5:30pm we have will have games aimed at younger children and gentle music for older residents… and then from 5:30pm until 7:30pm Disco Dave will be putting on a children’s disco – there are no upper or lower age limits, so please do stay and have a bop.

Please note that ALL children will need to bring their responsible adult(s) with them – there is no childcare provision!

The Christmas Fairies

Christmas Lights switch on

Saturday 1st December

We will be serving hot dogs and mulled wine from 4:30pm, with the lights being switched on by Father Christmas at 5:30pm. Please note that for safety, the road outside numbers 12, 13 and 14 The Green will be closed. Access to and from King Street will still be possible via the shorter road from the High Street.

The Christmas Fairies

Royal British Legion Pub Quiz 13th November

Linda Cawley is organising a pub quiz to raise funds for the Royal British Legion. 

It is being held on Tuesday 13th November from 8pm in the Black Horse pub.

Teams of up to 6 people.  Entry is £3 per person with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.  There will be a prize for the winning team.

Poppy Appeal Request for Help

We’re on the lookout for new door-to -door collectors in Rampton. In the past, three or four of us have come to Rampton to collect but I’m 
finding this more difficult to arrange.  

Our arrangement has been
Route A – High St. from the Green towards Willingham
Route B – King St.
Route C – Cow Lane
Route D – The Green and the Cottenham end of the High St.
Of course these can be reorganised.

Please contact Ann Scott via the Parish Clerk ramptonparishclerk@nullgmail.com 

Archaeology in Rampton

Display of archaeological finds at Rampton Village Hall, 14th October, 2.30 pm to 4 pm. Admission free. 

Finds from an archaeological dig carried out in Rampton in January this year will be on display along with finds from HEFA test pitting in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Fen Edge Archaeology Group’s test-pitting display will also be on show.

Refreshments will be available. Proceeds to the Friends of All Saints’ Church.

During January 2018 Witham Archaeology carried out an archaeological dig in advance of development at 31 High Street, Rampton. Finds from the dig show that the site was occupied mainly during the 12th and 13th centuries. Ditches found at the site probably formed boundaries to a toft which fronted onto the High Street. Finds included pottery, quern stones and animal bone, which came mainly from a cluster of pits on an area of slightly higher ground. The environmental samples from the site show it was a place where people were living rather than farming. The decline in activity at the site after the 13th century is similar to that identified by the HEFA test pit surveys.

Everyone welcome. Admission free – drop in at any time.

More information will appear on the Fen Edge Archaeology Group’s blog https://feagblog.wordpress.com/ and find us Facebook too.

Newmarket Walk

The next walk will be on Saturday 27th October (note 4th Saturday of month instead of 3rd Saturday). It will be led by Val and Colin Humphries.

The walk begins from The Marquis of Grantham pub, Stetchworth CB8 9TJ near Newmarket. A14 to Quy roundabout then old Newmarket road to next roundabout and look for sign to Stetchworth, it is a 19 mile drive.

Rampton residents will leave the green at 9.00am and the walk will begin at 10.00, the walk takes 2.5 hours, there is an option of a shorter walk. Lunch is booked for 1.00pm. We do not need to pre order.

Rampton Relay

The annual race was held on 9th September (postponed from April). 28 runners took part either as teams of four running one lap each or as individual runners running one or more laps. The course was altered to avoid calves grazing the small field, but by a strange quirk of the Rampton system of measurement the course remained exactly one Rampton mile in length. All runners performed extremely well this year, but we would like to give special mention to our fastest man (Alex Hunt, time 6:00), fastest woman (Tessa Mould, 7:28), fastest family (The Moulds, 33:23), smallest runner (Emily Osborne, 11:23) and the winners of the Rampton Educational Foundation Shield for Primary aged children (March Athletics Club, 34:33). All proceeds from the event will be donated to Papworth Hospital Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group. We hope to see you all again next April!!

Cambridge Open Art Exhibition

Takes place at Swavesey Village College on the weekend of 13/14th October. Free entry and affordable artwork for sale straight from a wide range of Cambridgeshire artists. Open invitation to attend the Private View on Friday 12th, 6.30 – 9pm, tickets £5 at the door.Make it a date!

Village Litter Pick – 7th October 2018

The Rampton Autumn litter pick is on Sunday 7th October. Meet at 10.30am on the Green. 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.