Wine Tasting Event

The Friends Wine Tasting evening is scheduled for Friday 24 October. Once again the committee is looking for eight local businesses to sponsor the event with donations of £60 to cover the cost of the wine. We are also looking for folk interested in presenting a wine of their choice during the evening. All very informal and lots of fun. If you are interested in presenting a wine or being a sponsor please contact Jacquie Bland on 250 986 or jacmb@nulllive.co.uk.

Trustees of the Townlands’ Charities Meeting

The next meetings of the Trustees of the Townlands’ Charities will be held on Tuesday 21st October 2014

Applications for grants to both Charities should be made to the Clerk by Friday 17th October 2014

The Educational Foundation gives grants to young Rampton residents, up to the 22nd birthday, to help towards educational projects, books, equipment for apprenticeships, school trips etc. An application form and further information can be obtained from the Clerk or downloaded from the village website. Currently, there is a maximum of 3 grants per applicant

The Eleemosynary Charity delivers Christmas hampers to Rampton residents aged 70 or over. If you qualify and would like to receive a hamper in time for Christmas 2014, please contact the Clerk. Grants are also available to help village projects or organisations which are considered to be of benefit to an older age group. Grants from both Charities depend upon funds available at the time of application.

Jumble Sale

Rampton Village Hall Management Committee are holding a Jumble Sale on Saturday 18th October 11.00 am. Entrance 30p. Please leave any donations at the hall on the Friday evening (6-8pm). If you require assistance please contact Martyn Blunt 01954 252214. Please no electrical items or large furniture.

Elsworth Walk

The next walk is on Saturday 18th October and will be led by Jane McCartney.

The walk starts at Elsworth and takes in Connington, Boxworth and Knapwell and passes through the RSPB’s Hope Farm.

Lunch will follow the walk and will be at the George and Dragon at Elsworth where non walkers are very welcome to join us.

We will leave Rampton Green at 9.00 and set out from Elsworth at about 9.30. If you would like to go and would like lunch please let Jane (251383) or Sylvia (252043) know.

Coffee Morning

Cakes, books and much more.

Fundraising event for the Tuesday Tea Club

The Willows – Music in the village hall

The Willows are a folk roots family band from Cambridge. Fronted by the breathtaking voice of Jade Rhiannon, supported by rich vocal harmonies and sensitive acoustic musicianship, the band draw inspiration from the British folk and Americana traditions in equal quantity.

The band’s debut album, Beneath Our Humble Soil, was released in 2013 and has been championed by the likes of Mike Harding and Bob Harris and was nominated for Best Debut Album in the Spiral Earth Awards 2014. “…The Willows are a breath of fresh air to the folk music community…” Maverick magazine

The music itself is rich in power, with the band equally at home with pin-drop intimacy as they are invigorating foot-stompers.

   Absolutely gorgeous sound – A lovely album – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

   A hugely enjoyable album; with songs that engage and enliven, music that appeals across the board; a warm and wonderful release – Folk Radio UK

Following summer festival appearances at Glastonbury, Sark, Sidmouth, Broadstairs, Village Pump, Wilderness, Purbeck & Bristol the band will be on tour throughout the UK in September and October. We are delighted to welcome them.

Jade Rhiannon – Vocals, Shruti Box
Cliff Ward – Banjo, Guitar, Violin, Vocals
Ben Savage – Guitar, Dobro, Vocals
Prue Ward – Violin, Vocals
Evan Carson – Bodhran, Percussion


Details on the Village Hall Website

Carer’s Away Day

Book your place at this year’s Carers Away Day

Do you care for someone?

A carer is a person of any age – adult or child – who provides unpaid support to a partner, child, relative or friend, who could not manage to live independently, or whose health and wellbeing would deteriorate without this help. Those receiving this care may need help due to frailty, disability or a serious health condition, mental ill health or substance misuse.

Cambridgeshire’s Carers Away Day 2014 is being held on Friday 3rd October from 10am to 4pm at the Marriott Hotel in Huntingdon. This free annual event provides carers with the opportunity to take part in informal discussion groups with expert speakers, relax, get creative and have fun by taking part in a range of afternoon activities, and to visit the marketplace of information and advice stands. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

This is an opportunity to meet other carers and share your stories and experiences. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. To book your place at the Carers Away Day 2014 contact the Carers Support Team on 01480 377616 or by emailing: CarersSupportTeam@nullcambridgeshire.gov.uk

**There may be support for carers to attend the event so please ask for any assistance you might need to enable you to come.

For more information about the day visit www.cambridgeshire.net

Summer Rounders

A big thank you to everyone who turned up and had fun playing rounders on the Recreation Ground. Well done everyone, especially the enthusiastic children, who showed excellent throwing, batting and running skills. We plan to have a few games next summer, and would love to see you all, big or small! Claire

Macmillan Coffee Morning

26th September at 28 Cow Lane at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm – 6 pm. 

Please come and support a worthy cause

Quy Fen Walk

Led by Trish Parker, approx. 6 miles through Quy Fen.

The walk starts at The Wheatsheaf, Stow cum Quy. We leave by Quy Water through the woods by Anglesey Abbey and Lode Mill and return to The Wheatsheaf for lunch. Non walkers are welcome to join us for lunch.

As usual we will leave Rampton Green at 9.00am and set out from Quy at about 9.30. If you plan to come and/or would like lunch please let Trish (205873) or Sylvia (252043) know.

Burnham Overy Staithe Walk

This month Rob Taylor has arranged an extra walk on Tuesday 16th September.

Meet on Rampton Green at 9.00am, we will drive to Burnham Overy Staithe where we take a boat at high tide out to Scolt Head Island Nature Reserve and walk back later at low tide. This walk has been planned to fit in with the tides and will be dependant on a favourable weather forcast. We need to take packed lunches.

We will return to Rampton during the evening, probably about 8.00pm. Further information from Rob (200437)

Bourn To Run 3k /10k

Limited to 600 runners, 14 years and over only

  • 10km Run starts 10.30am
  • 3km Fun Run starts 10.45am

All ages welcome

  • Early bird discount available until 31st July
  • Race entries close 8th September 2014
  • Enjoy a multi-terrain course through fields, hills and a nature reserve

For full terms and conditions of race entry go to www.bourntorun.com

Sudbury and Thomas Gainsborough’s House

Sudbury and Thomas Gainsborough’s House

The tea club are planning a visit to Sudbury on Tuesday 9th September, we have space to take extra people.

The cost is £18 for bus plus entry to the house or £13 for bus fare only.

If you are interested please contact Muiel Neal on 250714.

Line Dancing for Fun

The next Friends fundraising event will be Line Dancing for Fun (that means no experience necessary!) on Friday 5 September from 7 pm. Tickets are £4 on the door. Tea, coffee and squash will be available for purchase, however why not bring your own drinks, nibbles and friends and have a great evening? Yeee haw y’all.

Tea Club

TUESDAY TEA CLUB

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

Tuesday 5th August

Tuesday 19th August A talk by Pauline Wayman ‘Old Rampton’

Tuesday 2nd September ‘Songs through the Ages’ by Quintus Benzigar

Hockey

Willingham ladies hockey club is looking for new members. Call Teresa 260177, email teresa.fcca@nullbtinternet.com for details.

Flood Thank yous

Peter and Audrey Clarke would like to say a big thank you to all the wonderful and kind people of Rampton who came to their aid on the night of the flood. Without your help we should have found ourselves in a very difficult situation. Rampton is a very special village and we feel privileged to live here.


Message from Greg & Moyra Mould (Lantern House Barn)
Unfortunately our house was flooded during the recent storm whilst we were away on holiday. We would like to thank all those that worked tirelessly in our absence to minimise the damage. We are fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful friends, neighbours and fellow villagers – which makes Rampton a great place to live. Thank you all.

Summer Fayre

The weather on 5th July was decidedly unsettled but, armed with an optimistic forecast from the BBC, our chairman sent a small army of willing helpers out into monsoon conditions to set up the green for the afternoon. Contrary to all expectations the rain stopped and a glimpse of sunshine at 2pm heralded the opening of the annual fayre.  Steve Smith acted as master of ceremonies for the afternoon. Congratulations to the tug o’ war winners this year;  The Moudlies’ (Adams and Mould family team) athletic achievement will be immortalised on the Rampton Tug o’ War Trophy.  The event raised just under £1100.

Tea on the Green

Thank-you to everyone who came along to join us on 8th June. The sun shone and  the tea flowed; a perfect afternoon. We raised just over £150.00 which will go towards the Christmas events.

Household Recycling Service Consultation – Feedback Requested

Cambridgeshire County Council’s consultation on the Household Recycling Service has started today (Friday 15 August) and will run for a six-week period until Friday 26 September. During this period we are encouraging residents to complete our online questionnaire which can be found at http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/recyclingcentreservice.

This online consultation focuses on residents’ current use of the service and their thoughts on the options being considered – which range from closing sites; transferring them to charitable or voluntary organisations; reduction in hours and days of operation across all sites; charging for certain DIY waste streams; and limiting the use of sites to larger vehicles to deter trade waste use. This online consultation will run alongside surveys being undertaken by AmeyCespa on our behalf at all of the nine household recycling centres (HRCs) within Cambridgeshire (Alconbury, Bluntisham, Milton, March, St Neots, Thriplow, Whittlesey, Wisbech and Witchford) to ensure users of the service can have their say.

I hope that you will find this notification useful. However, should you require any further information in relation to this consultation please do not hesitate to contact me on (01223) 715531 or emma.fitch@nullcambridgeshire.gov.uk.