Thanks to volunteers for cleaning the Rec & Pruning

Thank you to all those who braved the cold and damp weather on 11th February to help with pruning and weeding the fruit trees in the community orchard.

The trees are all growing well and the stakes and chicken wire have now been removed.

The infant play equipment was also pressure washed (thanks to Bingo for the pressure washer loan) as the matting had become quite slippery.

The bench in the infant play area has also been replaced.

Thank you to 77 Committee

Thank you so much to the 77 committee and all their helpers for the delicious meal they provided for the over sixties of the village, at the end of January. We are very fortunate to have such a lovely event provided and the effort that goes into the meal and the entertainment is greatly appreciated.

Julie Middleton

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

Carol Singing thanks

Thanks to the generosity of the residents of Rampton and the enthusiasm of the carol singers we managed to collect £193.16 for The Children’s Society. The weather was kind and the usual festive refreshments in the Black Horse hit the spot at the end of the evening – many thanks Debs and Kez.

Brooks Williams

Tickets £10, £8 concessions see www.ramptonvillagehall.co.uk

Saturday 3rd December 2016
Doors Open at 7:00pm
Starts at 7.30pm

Licensed bar available

Brooks Williams returns for a fourth time to Rampton after his previous sell out appearances. The evening will be a feast of blues guitar, groove-laden songs and cheery banter.  A must for anyone who appreciates acoustic guitar playing at its best.

Ranked one of the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, singer-songwriter Brooks Williams writes and delivers his songs with an easy-going vocal style.  Walking the line between blues and Americana, Williams has worked stages worldwide for over 25 years, amassing a staggering back-catalogue of songs, recordings and tales.

“The masterly Brooks now proudly presents his latest solo set [New Everything], a typically classy mix of blues, raggy Americana and healthy new originals, impeccably played and sung as ever. Self-recommending and absolutely beyond criticism!” (fRoots)

See www.brookswilliams.com for more information

Cancelled – Housebound – a play by Simon Mawdsley (Sat 26th November)

CANCELLED

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Fiona and Bone (an odd couple if ever there was one) find themselves unexpectedly thrown together for a morning.

There’s no way out … until a wasp buzzes in.

Rampton Village Hall

Saturday 26th November 8 pm

The play lasts for around 35 mins, but there will be lots of free tea, coffee and cakes to follow. Any profits will be given to charity, to be nominated by the audience on the night.

Tickets £5 each – please ring Chris Avery 01954 781233 to reserve yours.

Village Bulb Planting Days

Some bulbs have been acquired to brighten up our village during the early Spring, and any helpers would be useful to help plant them.

We will also be planting bluebells in the woods.

Collect Daffodils, Narcissi and Bluebells at the Village Hall

Planting instructions provided.

10am – 12 Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October 2016

Village Hall Jumble Sale & Coffee Morning

Our next jumble sale will be held on Saturday 29th October at 11am (Entrance 30p)
Please leave any donations at the hall on the Friday evening (6-8pm) or on Saturday morning by 10.30am.Please call Martyn on 01954 252214 if help is needed delivering jumble to the hall
Please no electrical items or large furniture.

Village Bulb Planting Days

 

Some bulbs have been acquired to brighten up our village during the early Spring, and any helpers would be useful to help plant them.

We will also be planting bluebells in the woods.

Collect Daffodils, Narcissi and Bluebells at the Village Hall

Planting instructions provided.

10am – 12 Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October 2016

Village Litter Pick

We are holding the next village litter pick on Sunday 16th October. 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 or two would be useful. Refreshments back at the hall afterwards. Thanks.

Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning

Sept 30th
Coffee morning being held at 28 Cow Lane 10:30am – 12:30pm & 2pm – 4:30pm Proceeds for Macmillan Cancer Support

Thank you