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: –

raw data in csv format

 

‘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.

‘Pop-up Breakfast Café’

Every Saturday in June 8am-11amin 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

The next meeting of the Trustees will be held on Tuesday 23rd 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. 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.

Celia Chappell, Clerk to the Trustees, 4 The Green, Rampton, CB24 8QB. Tel. 07818827841,

celia.chappell@nullhotmail.co.uk

Swavesy Walk

The next walk is on Saturday 20th May and will be led by Val and Colin Humphries. It is a circular walk starting at the RSPB car park at Swavesey / Fen Drayton Lakes of 4 5 miles. It is a different walk from our other recent walk there.

We will be walking around Elney and Holywell Lakes, there will be opportunities for pausing to view wildlife. Following the walk we will drive to The White Horse at Swavesey where non walkers are welcome to join us. The table is booked for 1pm, they do require us to pre order, non walkers will need to let Val and Colin know their menu choice.

Rampton residents will leave the green at 9am and we will plan to begin our walk at 9.30. If you plan to walk, lunch or both or would like more information please contact

Colin or Val on 251924 or colval.hump@nullbtinternet.com

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

 

Bateson Quiz

The riotous Bateson quiz night returns on Friday, 5th May 2017 at 7.30pm Teams of up to 6 people.  Entry £2 per person. No need to book.
Bring your own refreshments and drinks.   A raffle will be held. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team just turn up and join in – all welcome!

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.