The next walk is on Saturday 18th March and will be led by Graham White. It is a circular 5 mile walk beginning from the pub car park,
‘The Five Miles from Anywhere’, Upware.
We will leave Rampton green at 9.00am and begin our walk from Upware at 9.45 promptly. We will return to the pub and non walkers are welcome to join us there. They do not require us to pre order.
Please let Graham know if you plan to walk, lunch or both. He will need to let the pub know the size of our party so please contact him before Sunday 12th. 01954 231007 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 16 March
Rampton Village Hall
Doors open 7.15 pm; meeting begins at 7.30 pm
In this talk Alison Dickens will talk about the excavations prior to the development of Northstowe – what was found during Phase 1 and the early stages of Phase 2 and looking forward to further work. Phase 1 is on the site of the old golf course near Longstanton and the archaeology there was completed in late 2015. Evidence was found for occupation in the Iron Age, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval periods. The Romano-British hamlet found in Phase 1 seems to have been a ‘standard’ Roman rural settlement, as actually a second Roman settlement has already been identified in Phase 2, just half a kilometre away to the south and potentially around the same size as Roman Cambridge. FEAG members spent two weeks digging on part of the Romano-British settlement in 2015. As part of the second phase of excavations, there will be community work, open days, and work with primary schools.
Alison Dickens is a manager at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit and head of Access Cambridge Archaeology. She lives in Rampton.
For more information on the site, see: https://accesscambridgearchaeology.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/northstowe-phase-two/
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.
Rampton Townlands Charities
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.
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.
Coffee morning on Saturday 25th February at the hall. 10.30-12.30. All welcome.
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.
If you are interested and would like further details please contact Alison Bateson on email@example.com, tel: 01954 208045.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit her website for her full list of classes www.mi-time.eu
Also on Facebook: Mi-Time
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.
There will be Traidcraft items on sale at the Village Hall Coffee morning on 25th February and at Cottenham Church Hall on Sunday 5th March at 12 noon.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
Blue / Green Bins 8th
Black Bins 15th
Blue Bins 22nd
Black Bins 3rd, 17th, 31st
Blue / Green Bins 10th, 24th
Black Bins 18th (Tue), 29th (Sat)
Blue / Green Bins 7th, 24th (Mon)
Blue / Green Bins 6th (Sat)
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.