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

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.

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.

‘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/

Foodbank

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.

Concert

arrive to a large glass of wine and 40 mins of sumptuous light hearted classical music!!
10 March
7.30pm
£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.

Aldreth Walk

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 janehills.mcc48@nullgmail.com

Recreation Ground Maintenance – Volunteers needed

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.

Rampton Car Care

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.

Rampton Townlands’ Charaties

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.

Tel: 251908,
Mobile 07818827841
Email: celia.chappell@nullhotmail.co.uk