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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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:
I look forward to donning the frilly apron and being splattered with sulphurous rot once again. (You know who you are!)
Please contact email@example.com 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.
The Parish Council is aware that the toddler and pre-school area at the Recreation Ground is looking a bit tired. Would you be able to help us by letting us know what sort of equipment your children love to play on? We are thinking about applying for some grants, but need expertise from parents to let us know what we need and how much it would cost. Please email the Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org
Rampton Parish Council are looking at the next phase of traffic calming for Rampton, there are several options that can be considered, and we want your views. There will be a presentation in the Village Hall on Monday 19th February 2018 and the presentation slides are available below: –
The A14 bridge between Dry Drayton and Oakington will be closed from 9.30am until 8pm on Monday 20 November and there will be two- way traffic lights the following day.
Do you know a child who likes to draw? Then we would like to hear from you.
As part of The Big Draw Festival this month, which promotes drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention, Cambridgeshire Constabulary have launched their own art competition.
This half term, we’re inviting children under 12 to dig out their pens, pencils and paints and submit a drawing to fit the theme ‘The Police’.
Engaging with young people and listening to their experiences is an important part of our role and we hope this light-hearted competition will get the young people of Cambridgeshire thinking about the police and the role we play in their communities.
There are two age categories, five and under and six to 12-year-olds. The winners will receive a personalised tour of our headquarters in Huntingdon and entries will be displayed across the force.
If you know someone who might like to get involved, ask them to send their entry along with their name, age and contact details to email@example.com, post it to Corp Comms, Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon, PE29 6NP or submit it via our social media channels, Facebook (@CambridgeshireConstabulary) or Twitter (@CambsCops).
The competition will close on 29 October.
We raised just short of £800 for charity: Food Bank and Barnabas Fund
Big thank you to all who helped in planning the event, serving on the night, donating produce for a fantastic auction, making very generous bids for strangely shaped vegetables.
And Kevin of Bite-Size Catering for donating delicious steak pies, lasagnes and vegetables, and everyone who made the brilliant puddings.
Fun with words: try your hand at creative writing
Free weekly classes at Madingley Hall in Autumn 2017
If you fancy having fun with words these free courses are for you. It doesn’t
matter if you haven’t written since you were at school or if you’re a secret
scribbler; you can be 19 or 90; we’d love you to join us!
Each of the three courses will run for five weeks, with a weekly class from 10am to noon. They will be led by authors Derek Niemann and Elizabeth Speller.
• Fun with Words 1: Tuesdays, 31 October – 28 November 2017
• Fun with Words 2: Wednesdays, 1 November – 29 November 2017
• Fun with Words 3: Thursdays, 2 November – 7 December 2017
A very big thank you to everyone who came to my coffee morning on September 29th for Macmillan when the great sum of £525.65 was raised.
Thanks again Muriel Neal
If you’re having a private fireworks display please be safe and considerate to your neighbours. Letting off loud fireworks can be a disturbance late at night and when they land they may cause damage to your neighbour’s property, or distress their pets / livestock.
If you would like to be kept informed of crimes in the area Parishioners are encouraged to sign up to ecops https://www.ecops.org.uk/
If you have any questions or comments about any of these items please contact the Council via
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning the Clerk on 01954 252641.
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.
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.