Brooks Williams Concert in Village Hall

Tickets £8 (£6 concessions) Please book early for this guitar extravaganza as tickets are already selling quickly. The evening will be a feast of blues guitar, songs and cheery banter. Call Alison on 01954 208045 or e-mail alisonjbateson@nullgmail.com

Walk at Clayhithe

The next walk will be on 16th November, it will be led by Colin Humphries. We will be setting off from The Bridge Hotel car park at Clayhithe heading out to Bottisham Lock and along Bottisham Lode, it is a circular walk of about 6 miles. We will return to the Bridge Hotel for lunch.
We will leave Rampton at 9.00am in cars and set out from Clayhithe at 9.30. If you would like to come please let me or Colin know before 8th November. Colin 251924, Sylvia 252043

Tuseday Tea Club

All over 55s are very welcome to join us in the Village Hall between 2.30 and 4.30.

Remembrance Service

A short service of remembrance will be held on Sunday November 10th 2013 around the village sign. Please assemble by 10.55. Silence will be observed at 11am.

Wine Tasting Evening

Village Hall. Tickets (£7) available soon for this popular event. Over the course of the evening we will sample eight different wines with a break for cheese and bread half way through. We are currently looking for local companies/sponsors to subsidise the cost of the wine. Contact Jacquie Bland on 250986 if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities.

Concert

Auspiciously Jennifer Thompson, Gordon Hewlett and friends return to Rampton’s All Saints Church on Friday 1 November at 7.30pm to perform a pre-Christmas programme of popular classical music in the church. Auspicious as 1 November is, of course, All Saints Day. Please make sure you join us for this fun and fabulous event. Tickets are £6 at the door and include wine and nibbles during the interval.

Rampton Horse Show Update

Rampton Horse Show Committee, have been able to make donations of £100 to all our nominated charities; Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group – Papworth Hospital, Magpas, The British Heart Foundation, World Horse Welfare and Rampton Village Hall.

We are delighted to be able to make these donations, considering the adverse weather conditions before and during the event, which had a significant impact on the number of competitors taking part this year. However, those that did compete overcame the unsympathetic weather and enjoyed the competition nonetheless, entering into the spirit of the day.

Unfortunately the money we have distributed is down on previous years as we also had to compensate for the £350 charge for using the land this year.

Once more, we thank Rampton residents for their continued help and support.

Adult Social Care Update

Did we get it right?

The Cambridgeshire Health and wellbeing board has been reviewing local pharmaceutical services – services that help you get and use medicines or medical equipment safely. Our views about these services are written up in the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment.

We want to know if you agree with what we have written.

We are asking for your feedback during 4th December 2013 – 14th February 2014. You can give us your thoughts by completing a questionnaire, either at your local pharmacy, dispensing doctor surgery, or online at www.cambridgeshireinsight.org.uk/JSNA/PNA

Stay independent, safe and well this winter

If you or someone you care for needs advice about keeping independent, safe and well this winter, the County Council’s adult social care websites Your Life, Your Choice www.yourlifeyourchoice.org.uk and AskSARA online advice and equipment guide www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/asksara provide information about keeping warm, preventing falls and the help that may be available to older and vulnerable people if they are unable to get out and about. If you are unable to access the Internet staff and volunteers in the library can help you to find the information you need or you can contact adult social care customer services on 0345 045 5202.

You can now ‘AskSARA’ about daily living advice for disabled children too!

Since it launched in February last year, AskSARA Cambridgeshire’s online guide to advice and equipment has been visited by nearly 4,500 people looking for information and advice to enable them, or someone they care for, to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible.

After the success of AskSARA for adults, a children’s version has recently been launched. AskSARA for children is a quick online guide for finding information about products and services to help children with daily activities in the home and when they are out and about. Information and advice about funding, equipment and carer support is also provided. To visit the children’s site, use the link at the top of the web page at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/asksara

Adult social care needs YOU!

Homecare workers required

More older and vulnerable people are requiring homecare to ensure they feel safe, happy and independent. To achieve this, the County Council is recruiting compassionate and caring people to start a career in care through a unique apprenticeship programme that enables them to “earn while they learn” by supporting them to get a job with a local homecare provider whilst being paid the standard rate of a care worker.

If you want to make a positive difference to people’s lives and would be interested in a career in care, contact Emma Laskey-MacRae, Apprenticeship Project Coordinator on 07917 615360, email Emma.Laskey@nullcambridgeshire.gov.uk for more information about this unique apprenticeship programme. Your age and background doesn’t matter, if you are looking for a career in care somewhere in your community there’s a job you can do to help others.

Cambridgeshire County Council needs you to help change the lives of local children and young people.

Foster Carers provide a stable family support network for local children and young people when they are unable to live with their own family. Every year we have over 425 children and young people looked after by Cambridgeshire County Council.

The shortage of Foster Carers means that children and young people are placed with (independent foster carers or residential units some outside of Cambridgeshire) they may also be looked after within the county children’s homes. We need to recruit more Foster Carers in order to give them the best possible future.

Foster Carer’s come from all different kinds of backgrounds. It may be that you have your own children or you may have worked with children before. You may have no experience of children or possibly considering a career change?

Every child is different so we need different Foster Carers, if you can offer stability, security and the positive experience of a loving family then we want to hear from you.

You might be:

  • Married, in a civil partnership, single or living with a partner
  • From an ethnic background
  • In a same sex relationship
  • In work, unemployed or retired

Recruiting local people will mean that children and young people can live in their own community, continue to attend the same school and maintain contact with their family and friends.

We offer generous allowances including a start up package, 24 hr support and full training.

Jumble Sale

Jumble Sale Advance Notice: Our next jumble sale will be held on Saturday 26th October. Please bear us in mind if you have any surplus items. If you have anything to donate that requires collection please contact Martyn Blunt 01954 252214.

Walking Group – St Ives

The next walk will be on Saturday 19th October, it will be led by Gill Gulliver. It will begin at St Ives P&R and will be a circular walk of about 6 miles, St Ives – Fenstanton – The Hemingfords – St Ives. The plan is to stop at one of the village pubs for lunch, probably Fenstanton.
Exact details are still to be finalised, if you would like to go and if you would like to have lunch please let Gill or myself know. Gill’s number is 201859 and I am 252043, we will then let you have details of starting time etc.
Sylvia Beaumont

Harvest Supper & Auction of Produce

12th October 6:30 for 7 in the Village Hall. There will be meat and veggie options.

£6.50 adults, and £2.50 for under 16s. Contact Mike Hastings 250732 or Pauline Wayman 251083.

Please bring your own cutlery, glasses and refreshments.

All proceeds to charity and contributions for acution gratefully received on the day

Christmas Recycling Plea

Christmas is fast approaching and the Cambridgeshire County Council Refuse and Recycling Department are already preparing to deal with the extra waste which is generated during this time.

Over the Christmas week there is an extra 750,000 tonnes of waste in England alone compared to the rest of the year – or in other words an increase of about 30%). The increase is generally made up of food waste, glass bottles, packaging and gift wrap.

Please recycle responsibly and make use of the excellent recycling facilities that they provide

The local bin collection schedule can be found here, or a downloadable calendar can be found here.

NB: Main changes are that during the christmas weeks the collection will be on Friday 27th Dec and Friday 3rd Jan

To make it as easy and convenient as possible for you to recycle and compost your festive waste, here are a few tips:

Blue Bin

Most packaging can be placed in the blue bin, including;

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Tins and cans
  • Cardboard (large pieces can be flattened and placed next to your blue bin for collection)
  • Greeting cards
  • Gift wrap (all types)
  • Plastic pots, tubs, trays
  • Plastic packaging
  • Plastic film (all types as long as clean)

If your blue bin is full, extra recycling can be placed out for collection in a cardboard box or returnable container.

Paper Caddy

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Leaflets
  • Greeting card envelopes

Green Bin

  • All food waste (cooked or raw)
  • Real Christmas trees (only when cut up and placed inside the bin)

If you follow these simple steps, your black bin should remain practically empty with only non recyclable and non compostable items, such as polystyrene and nappies.

Cambridge Fire and Rescue Service November Bulletin

FIREWORKS and bonfires can be plenty of fun for all the family to enjoy. CFRS recommends going to an organised firework display instead of holding one at home, however, if you do use fireworks or light a bonfire at home, we would ask residents to take on board our safety advice to ensure it is just their fireworks that go off with a bang:

  • Keep fireworks in a closed box and always follow the instructions.
  • Light them at arms length using a taper and stand well back.
  • Never go back to a lit firework.
  • Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them.
  • Don’t light bonfires in unsuitable weather, particularly in windy conditions.
  • Don’t leave bonfires unattended.
  • Build bonfires well clear of buildings, fences and hedge.
  • Never use flammable liquids to start the fire, and never burn dangerous rubbish such as aerosols, paint, foam furniture, rubber tyres, batteries.
  • Before you light the bonfire, check that children and animals are not hiding inside and are a safe distance away.

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To find out if you are eligible for a free home fire safety check, call0800 917 99 94.

Tea Club

A friendly atmosphere for meeting friends, 1st October 2:30 – 4:30 Rampton Village Hall

This week a talk by Andrew Sankey-Smith “The History of the Cottage Garden”

Tea club also meets on 15th and 29th October this month

Doctors Surgeries

WILLINGHAM AND LONGSTANTON SURGERIES
Reception Tel: Willingham 01954 260230 Longstanton 207600 Dispensary 260073
Out of hours cover: Urgent Care Cambridgeshire 0330 123 9131
Website: www.willinghammedicalpractice

COTTENHAM SURGERY
Address: Lewis House, 113 High Street, Cottenham, Cambridge, CB24 8SE
Reception Tel: 01954 250079 Fax: 01954 206078
Out of hours cover: Urgent Care Cambridgeshire 0330 123 9131