‘Pop-up Breakfast Café’

Every Saturday in June 8am-11amin the Village Hall

Come along to the Village Hall every Saturday in June and have your breakfast cooked for you. Treat yourself to a good old fashioned Full English or a bacon roll. There will be a Waffle Station for the children (or adults!) and unlimited tea and coffee refills with every meal. The full menu will be delivered to every house in Rampton later this month and will also be available on our Facebook page search for Rampton Pop-up Breakfast please like and share.

This event is one of a number of fund raising activities being organised by ‘The Christmas Fairies’. This is a new group that has been set up to raise funds to buy the village of Rampton some new Christmas lights for the green. You can make a donation via our Just Giving page


We are also going to be selling Christmas Hamper raffle tickets. The first prize hamper will include a Rampton Christmas turkey, kindly donated by Mark Drew and Fran Cook, as well as many other Christmas goodies and pamper treats.

The Christmas Fairies are very keen to include all of the good folk of Rampton and we are very passionate about getting the children involved. Later in the year we will be distributing craft bags to the younger children of the village so they can make their own decorations for the tree. There will also be an opportunity to volunteer to help hang the lights and we will have a Grand Switching on Ceremony .

Please come along and support your village! If you would like to join our small team please contact Karen Williams. T: 205093

The next meeting of the Trustees will be held on Tuesday 23rd 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. 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.

Celia Chappell, Clerk to the Trustees, 4 The Green, Rampton, CB24 8QB. Tel. 07818827841,


Swavesy Walk

The next walk is on Saturday 20th May and will be led by Val and Colin Humphries. It is a circular walk starting at the RSPB car park at Swavesey / Fen Drayton Lakes of 4 5 miles. It is a different walk from our other recent walk there.

We will be walking around Elney and Holywell Lakes, there will be opportunities for pausing to view wildlife. Following the walk we will drive to The White Horse at Swavesey where non walkers are welcome to join us. The table is booked for 1pm, they do require us to pre order, non walkers will need to let Val and Colin know their menu choice.

Rampton residents will leave the green at 9am and we will plan to begin our walk at 9.30. If you plan to walk, lunch or both or would like more information please contact

Colin or Val on 251924 or colval.hump@nullbtinternet.com

Wings for Life – Road Closures


Rampton are on Sectors 11 and 12 of the Wings For Life run on Sunday 7th May, this will involve road closures

Sector 11
Willingham -> Rampton (via Cow Lane) 13:10 to 18:00

Sector 12
Rampton -> Cottenham 13:30 to 18:00


Bateson Quiz

The riotous Bateson quiz night returns on Friday, 5th May 2017 at 7.30pm Teams of up to 6 people.  Entry £2 per person. No need to book.
Bring your own refreshments and drinks.   A raffle will be held. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team just turn up and join in – all welcome!

Rampton Relay

We are pleased to announce the return of this popular event. The course is exactly 1 Rampton mile in length. The race can be run (or walked) by single runners or by teams of four in a relay of one lap of the course each. Registration from 2pm on 30th April in the meadow by Giants Hill. Race starts at 2:30.

Coffee Morning

The Friends are planning a Coffee Morning in the Village Hall on Saturday 1st April, 10.30 – 12.30.

Come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a choice of homemade cakes.

Grand Jumble Sale

This will be held on 25th March. All donations welcome the evening before or before 09:30 on the day. Rampton Village hall, doors open at 10am.

Upware Walk

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 grwhitecambs@nullaol.com

‘Excavations at Northstowe’ by Alison Dickens

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.
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.


arrive to a large glass of wine and 40 mins of sumptuous light hearted classical music!!
10 March
£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