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
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%).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From 1st February 2017 the contact details for Rampton Car Care will be Jill or Chris on 01954 204481.
We are also seeking additional drivers for the car care scheme, so if you can give a few hours to help other village folk, who may not drive or have access to a car, to attend medical and other appointments please let us know.
We would like to say a big thank you to Edna Winter for running the scheme so ably these past few years.
Thanks to the generosity of the residents of Rampton and the enthusiasm of the carol singers we managed to collect £193.16 for The Children’s Society. The weather was kind and the usual festive refreshments in the Black Horse hit the spot at the end of the evening – many thanks Debs and Kez.
Ramparts held its 11th exhibition over the weekend of 16/17th July and we were delighted with the standard of work and the support of all those who came to see it. Local councillor Linda Harford awarded the May Rainey Memorial prize to Chris Dickinson for Abstract. In the “Win a picture” draw Audrey Neal won The River by Janet Stockley and Margie McEvoy won the Birds (Woodcut) by Linda Heywood.
In April 2016 we celebrated the first year of the Foodbank in Cottenham.
Alison Wedgebury gave us an illustrated talk on the workings of the Foodbank, with photos of the Ely warehouse and personnel. The food is collected from various local points – Rampton Motors being our nearest collection point. Sometimes there are collection days at large Supermarkets and shoppers are encouraged to buy things from the standard list and donate them on their way out. Sadly donations have dropped off. Please consider donating something via the box at Rampton Motors
The Foodbank at Cottenham receives ready packed boxes from the Ely depot. These are suitable for a single person/couple or for a family. Sometimes these are adjusted slightly according to the needs of the clients (for example if it is a large family). There are also extras which can be added to the standard box, which are put into shopping bags to be taken away. The extras might be toiletries or things like chocolate, along with general groceries. People are allowed to choose a few of these additional items.
The number of clients attending the Wednesday afternoon sessions between 1.30pm and 3pm varies from week to week. Clients normally bring a voucher from the person who has referred them. If nobody comes we have a chat amongst ourselves, at other times we are quite busy. There are generally four helpers to offer practical help or a listening ear and our tea lady, Olive,who makes welcome drinks. for more information see: https://www.trusselltrust.org/
The August walk will be Saturday 13th August, (note 2nd and not 3rd Saturday of the month). It is a fairly local walk and will be known to some. It is led by Sylvia and is 4½ miles long. It begins in Cottenham, parking as close to the Jolly Millers as possible, we will return to the pub for lunch and non walkers are welcome to join us there. We will leave Rampton green at about 9.00 as usual and begin our walk at about 9.30. If you are planning to walk, lunch or both please let Sylvia know 01954 252043 or sylviaj. firstname.lastname@example.org
The September walk will be on Saturday 17th September and details will be circulated by email. We still need a leader please.