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.

Village Litter Pick

We are holding the next village litter pick on Sunday 12th March. Meet at the green at 10.30am. We have a number of high viz jackets and litter pickers for use, but please bring gloves, and a wheelbarrow would be useful. Refreshments back at the hall afterwards. Many thanks.

Concert

arrive to a large glass of wine and 40 mins of sumptuous light hearted classical music!!
10 March
7.30pm
£7.00(tickets on the door)

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

Aldreth Walk

Saturday 18th February 2017

A circular walk beginning at Aldreth, it is 4.5 miles with a possibility for extending the length if you began and ended at the The Three Kings in Haddenham where we will be returning for lunch. Non walkers are welcome to join us there.

We will leave Rampton green at 9.00 and leave Aldreth at about 9.30.

There will be further information when available in an email to regular walkers and diners.

If you plan to go please let Jane know. 01353 776221 or janehills.mcc48@nullgmail.com

Recreation Ground Maintenance – Volunteers needed

The fruit trees in the community orchard need a winter prune and to be weeded around the base.  There is also some cleaning of the playground equipment to be done.  It would be great if villagers could come and help on Saturday 11th February from 10am-12pm.  Any questions please call Cllr Linda Cawley on 07773 521275.

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.

Brooks Williams

Tickets £10, £8 concessions see www.ramptonvillagehall.co.uk

Saturday 3rd December 2016
Doors Open at 7:00pm
Starts at 7.30pm

Licensed bar available

Brooks Williams returns for a fourth time to Rampton after his previous sell out appearances. The evening will be a feast of blues guitar, groove-laden songs and cheery banter.  A must for anyone who appreciates acoustic guitar playing at its best.

Ranked one of the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, singer-songwriter Brooks Williams writes and delivers his songs with an easy-going vocal style.  Walking the line between blues and Americana, Williams has worked stages worldwide for over 25 years, amassing a staggering back-catalogue of songs, recordings and tales.

“The masterly Brooks now proudly presents his latest solo set [New Everything], a typically classy mix of blues, raggy Americana and healthy new originals, impeccably played and sung as ever. Self-recommending and absolutely beyond criticism!” (fRoots)

See www.brookswilliams.com for more information

Cancelled – Housebound – a play by Simon Mawdsley (Sat 26th November)

CANCELLED

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Fiona and Bone (an odd couple if ever there was one) find themselves unexpectedly thrown together for a morning.

There’s no way out … until a wasp buzzes in.

Rampton Village Hall

Saturday 26th November 8 pm

The play lasts for around 35 mins, but there will be lots of free tea, coffee and cakes to follow. Any profits will be given to charity, to be nominated by the audience on the night.

Tickets £5 each – please ring Chris Avery 01954 781233 to reserve yours.

Village Bulb Planting Days

Some bulbs have been acquired to brighten up our village during the early Spring, and any helpers would be useful to help plant them.

We will also be planting bluebells in the woods.

Collect Daffodils, Narcissi and Bluebells at the Village Hall

Planting instructions provided.

10am – 12 Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October 2016