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

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

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

 

Foodbank

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.
Thank you,

Rampton Townland Charities Meeting

Rampton Townlands Charities

Educational Foundation

Reg Charity No. 311314

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.

Parish Plan Questionnaire

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.

Your Village Hall Needs You!

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.

If you are interested and would like further details please contact Alison Bateson on alisonjbateson@nullgmail.com, tel: 01954 208045.

Pilates classes in Village Hall

Classes in Rampton village hall
Tuesday evenings 7-8pm
Pirates mixed ability

Tuesday evenings 8-9pm
Yin Yoga (stretch & relax)

Class tutor Miranda de Vries

Pay as you go £8 a class or buy a 10 session pass for £72 to use with no time limit. This pass can be used for any of Miranda’s classes.

For more information email miranda@nullmi-time.eu
Or visit her website for her full list of classes www.mi-time.eu
Also on Facebook: Mi-Time

Thanks to volunteers for cleaning the Rec & Pruning

Thank you to all those who braved the cold and damp weather on 11th February to help with pruning and weeding the fruit trees in the community orchard.

The trees are all growing well and the stakes and chicken wire have now been removed.

The infant play equipment was also pressure washed (thanks to Bingo for the pressure washer loan) as the matting had become quite slippery.

The bench in the infant play area has also been replaced.

Thank you to 77 Committee

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.

Julie Middleton

Rampton Car Care

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.

Rampton Townlands’ Charaties

Do you live in Rampton? Are you age 21 or under and in full time education? Rampton Townlands Charities may be of interest to you.

Applications can be made for funds towards educational projects, cost of books, school trips, equipment for apprenticeships.

The trustees will meet on Monday 6th February, Tuesday 23rd May and Wednesday 17th October.

Please submit any requests for grants, etc. to the Clerk, ideally by 5th February, 22nd May and 17th October respectively.

For further details and information, and/or an application form, please contact the clerk, Celia Chappell, 4 The Green, Rampton.

Tel: 251908,
Mobile 07818827841
Email: celia.chappell@nullhotmail.co.uk

Carol Singing thanks

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 Exhibition 2016

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.

Many thanks to the artists, helpers and patrons!