September 2015 – Walk

The next walk is on the 19th September and will be led by Geof and Annie. It is a 5 mile circular walk beginning at The Golden Ball, Boxworth, taking in Knapwell and Childerly Hall. We will leave Rampton Green at 9.00 and start our walk from The Golden Ball car park at about 9.30, we will return to the pub for lunch where non-walkers are welcome to join us. If you plan to go and would like lunch or would like further information about the walk please contact Geof on 583262 or 07948726864 or g.tamulonis@nullgmail.com STOP PRESS- Harvest su

Cake Stall at the Horse Show on Saturday 12 September.

We hope to have cakes, pies, buns, cupcakes, etc. on sale at the Horse Show from about 11am until they’re gone. If you are able to bake something luscious to help us raise money for the church path, please bring along from 10am on Saturday (12th). Alternatively, you can leave with Sylvia (2 High Street) on Friday (11th) between 4pm and 6pm, or before 10am on Saturday (12th) or contact Gail Bull on 251057 to have your goodies collected.

2016 Rampton Calendar (Hanging wall calendars)

I have received some kind requests for another calendar for next year. You may be aware that they are compiled as a record of local Rampton scenes, history and life for friends of the village. They are full colour, measure approx. 13″ by 10″ and are produced at an “at cost” basis, expected to be about £17 each. If I am able to order over 20 copies, there is likely to be a printing discount. If you are interested in reserving one – they should be ready for collection in November, please phone Rosemary on 252996. Thank you. Trevor.

Pounds for the Path: Coffee Mornings

Pounds for the Path will be holding Coffee Mornings in different homes on the third Wednesday of the month running up to Christmas. The September Coffee Morning is at 22 Cow Lane from 10 until 12 on Wednesday 16 September. There will be a bowl for donations. Why not come along for a chat and some coffee and help us raise funds at the same time?

Chrstmas Tableau 2015

In 2013 the Friends (and friends) staged a Christmas Tableau outside the church. We are hoping to do this again on 18th and 19th December. If you would like to participate, please contact Gail Bull or Jacquie Bland. We will need some shepherds, kings, Marys and Josephs!

Ramparts 2015: A critique by Watersmeet

It was widely known that this show was the 10th anniversary. So would it be tempted to be a retrospective? Not at all – and rightly so! Apart from a small section, it concentrated on the current year thoughts and works of its group of artists.

A surprising feature of these exhibitions has been that each has produced a new outstanding theme: this year it was COLOUR! Of course, all pictures are coloured, but never have so many been so powerfully rich and so daring. It has to represent the growing confidence within the group.

Pleasingly (as often in the past), amongst this array of generally agreeable pictures were one or two that would not look out of place in any gallery anywhere.

Their use of colour gave power to otherwise simple scenes, reminiscent of the final frames from James Cameron’s film ‘The Terminator’, where his wild landscape colours previewed dramatic events that were about to occur.

Friends of All Saints AGM

Our AGM will take place on Wednesday 12 August 2015 at 7.30 pm in the church. You are cordially invited to attend to learn more about this group. Light refreshments will be served after a brief meeting.

Blackheart at the Village Hall 21st August

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Enjoy an intimate evening with Blackheart, UK Exposure Music Awards ‘Best British Duo’ winners when they play a concert at Rampton Village Hall on Friday August 21st as part of their ‘Beautifully Acoustic’ nationwide tour. Advance tickets are £10 (under 16’s £6) available now from Martyn Blunt on 07769 142752 / 01954 252214 and the concert runs from 7.30 to 10.00pm. Limited tickets will also be available on the door. (Please see the event page for more)

Tuesday Tea Club talk

Tuesday 21st July. A talk by Rebecca Perkins of The Carer’s Trust, ‘Support for Carers’.

All Saints’ Cottenham All-Comers Quiz!

Saturday 18th July 7.00pm for 7.30pm start in All Saints’ Hall.

All Proceeds for the Refurbishment of All Saints’ Church.

Up to 10 teams comprising 6 to 8 people in each.

Entry: £5 per adult, £2.50 for children 15 and under.

No tickets necessary – pay on the night.

Please bring food and drinks to share in teams and help us by taking all your food wrappings etc home.

Contact Christine Copeland 07837 642420 with any queries.

B1050 Road Closures

Gallagher’s, who are undertaking phase 1 of the Northstowe development , and part of this work involves improvements to the B1050,  this was meant to involve closures to the B1050 midweek overnight for about 20 nights, but the work now seems more complex and they require to close the road for two weekends in addition

Weekend 1

From 2000hrs on Friday 14th August, 2015 to 0500hrs on Monday 17th August, 2015

Weekend 2

From 2000hrs on Friday 21st August, 2015 to 0500hrs on Monday 24th August, 2015.

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Summer Fayre

The Rampton Summer Fayre will take place on 4th July starting at 2pm. We will be collecting bric- a-brac, donations for the tombola, cakes for the cake stall, etc on the evening of 3rd July. We are always glad of help setting up (from 8:30am on The Green on the day), running stalls and clearing up. If you would like to volunteer please contact Judy Garstang, Tel: 01954 250960.

Tea on the Green report

The weather perked up for the afternoon and we had one of the best turnouts ever. A really pleasant couple of hours catching up on the village news and drinking tea. We did run a quiz, although not many people took it too seriously, the winners (after a TIE BREAK!) were Simon and Chrissie with Pat and Dave coming in second. The children’s quiz, however, was taken very seriously indeed because everyone who entered got every answer right! 

Summer at the Museums

Discover summer adventure and fun on your doorstep 23 July–2 September 23 venues across the County will be presenting a jam-packed programme of drop-in and bookable  events. Get your free ‘What’s On’ guide from all participating museums or download from www.cam.ac.uk/museums/summer

Calling all cake makers!

The Pounds for the Path group will be running a Cake Stall at the Horse Show on Saturday 12 September. This is a great opportunity for us to raise money for the church path from people outside the village. The horse show is a popular event and well-attended. We will need LOTS of cakes, pies, buns, cupcakes, etc. to sell though, and hope that you will be able to help us out. Please contact Sylvia Beaumont (T. 252043, sylviaj.beaumont@nullvirginmedia.com) or Gail Bull

(T. 251057, gailbull@nulllive.co.uk) if you are able to provide us with something luscious and delectable to sell. And yes we will sell to Rampton people as well 😉

Cream tea

2:30pm-4:30pm!
Date for your diary!
Cream teas at the Village hall
on the afternoon of 16th August 2015
In aid of the Church path.

Paxton Pits Walk

The next walk is Saturday 18th July and will be led by Gill and Norman Gulliver.

By popular demand we return to Paxton Pits (in summer this time). There will be a variety of walks

available, a longer circular walk (approx. 6 miles) along The Great Ouse to Offord D’arcy and back to Paxton. People who are not driving wishing to have a shorter walk could stop at Offord D’arcy where we are all having lunch (approx. 3 miles).

There is also the option of a short walk within the nature reserve taking in the flora and fauna and spending time in bird hides, this walk would be as long or short as you want to make it and would be  suitable for revellers.

We will be leaving Rampton at 9.15, meeting up at Paxton Pits at 10.00. We will later make our way to Offard D’arcy to the Horseshoe Inn for 1.00 lunch. Menus can be found on www.theoffordshoe.co.uk

Please let Gill 01954 201859 or Sylvia 01954 252043 know if you are coming and your choice of menu.

Coffee Morning Proceeds

The Village Hall Management Committee

would like to thank everyone who supported and made cakes for the coffee morning on 20th June.

A total of £48.35 was raised.

Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning at the Hall on Saturday 20th June 10.30-12.00. All welcome. It would be great to see you.