Rampton relay and fun run

The date has been set for 26th April. This annual event comprises a run over a course of exactly one Rampton mile and can be tackled by individual runners or teams of four running a four lap relay. A really nice family event.

Christmas lights on the village green

Rampton has long-cherished an ambition to rival the bright lights of Cottenham and finally we did it!! We would like to thank Laura Webb who generously donated the lights to go around the green and master-minded the electrics, Rob Taylor who again donated a Christmas tree, Mark Drew for the excavation and transport, and Mick North for making it all happen. Brilliant (in all senses of the word).

Family Christmas Party

Family Christmas Party Sunday 7th December 3:30–5:15pm in the Village Hall. Christmas fun and party games, with a visit from Father Christmas, followed by a carol service in the Church at 5.30pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

’77 Committee Support Request

The Rampton ’77 Committee needs your muscles, your strength, your stamina, your flexibility – and your youth!


In recent years we’ve worked to improve the appearance of the village with bunting in the summer and festive lights and a Christmas tree on the Green at Christmas. These amenities are at risk without some willing hands, knees, feet, shoulders, etc! The committee has found the physical work more and more taxing recently. The bottom line is that we can’t do it anymore.
Ahhh. Sad but true. We need some help.

What else?

The events that the committee sponsors throughout the year for the village – especially the Summer Fayre and Tea on the Green – are also at risk. If these events are to continue, we need some younger and fitter folk who could be available for an hour or more for one or more events: to help with the Christmas tree and lights, the bunting plus setting up and taking down for events.

What do I do?

You don’t need to join the committee (though new members are always welcome!). All you need to do is call Judy Garstang on 250960 or email her at john.garstang@nullbtinternet.com and put your name on the list. Get in touch today – please 😉

Priority: if we have enough volunteers, we hope to put up the Christmas tree and lights on Saturday 6th December. If you can help, please let us know.

A huge thanks in anticipation!

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.

Summer Fayre

This will be held on Saturday 5th July starting at 2pm.

Tea on the Green

Don’t forget that on Sunday 8th June you can enjoy cream teas, competition and a plant stall on the village green starting at 3pm.

Come along and enjoy a relaxing afternoon catching up with friends and neighbours whilst pondering the questions in the quiz and enjoying a delicious cream tea. All proceeds to local good causes.

Fun Run 13 April 2014

It was a glorious sunny afternoon and 60 people entered this year’s Fun Run. The 4 members of the Fraser family won fastest family category with a time of 31.54 minutes, though they were pipped in the fastest team category by a team consisting of Paul Brown, Lewis and Mark Wickham and Phil Swanbury at 29.28 minutes. Phil Swanbury also won fastest lap – 6.19 minutes. Well done to everyone who competed. A total of £163 was raised to go towards a donation to the Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Fun Run around Rampton Park

The annual Fun Run will take place on 13th April, starting at 14:30 from the field by Giant’s Hill, registration from 14:00. The race can be run as a relay (teams of four, £10) or by single runners (£3). The circular course is exactly one Rampton mile in length. DON’T FORGET  the Rampton Educational Charity Shield which will be awarded to the fastest team of primary school aged boys and girls. All proceeds this year will be donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care. An informal pre-race training session will take place at 06:30, 1st April at the recreation ground.


Saturday 1st March, 7pm for prompt start at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Please bring your own drinks and nibbles.

Over 60s Dinner

Saturday 25th January 2014.

Invitations will be delivered in December, please RSVP so we can get an estimate of numbers. If you think you have been left off the list please call Gilbert Smith (200430) or Sarah Palmer (252238). This is a really good evening, finishing off with the last night of the infamous Rampton Review (first night of the
review is 24th Jan and is open to all).

Family Christmas Party

8th Dec. 3:3– 5:30pm in the village hall. There will be festive nibbles, mulled wine and children’s games. We will be joined by carol singers at about 17:00 and there will be a service in the church afterwards. Father Christmas had been contacted again. He says he ‘hopes to call in provided at least some of  the children have been good this time’. Entry is free including a free raffle, all we ask is that children are accompanied by an adult

Treasure Hunt

Our first treasure hunt was held on 3rd August, nineteen teams competed, the sun shone and the Black Horse organised  an evening barbecue. Is it possible to have more fun than that? We don’t think it is, so we will be doing it again next year!


Arranged by the ’77 Committee

On the Village Green in the afternoon …

A date for your diary is Saturday, 2 July 2011 when the ’77 Committee will be holding the Annual Summer Fayre. If you are willing to help out in any way, please contact either Gilbert Smith (200430), Sarah Palmer (252238) or Pat Mansfield (202650)



Tea on the Green and Scarecrow Competition 2011

The ’77 Committee will be holding its annual “tea on the green” on Sunday, 5 June 2011 at 3.00 p.m. As well as a table-top quiz, we hope that you will bring along your home-made scarecrows to enter a competition to be judged during the afternoon ( £1 entry fee).

We will be on the village green to await the scarecrows from 2.00 p.m.

If we have wet weather, the event will take place in the Village Hall.


Rampton ’77 Committee: Beetle Drive

A note for your diary for February. The Rampton ’77 Committee is holding a family Beetle Drive with a supper of jacket potatoes and a selection of fillings on Saturday, 27 February 2011 in the Village Hall. Tickets will be on sale from the New Year at a price of £6.00. For those who do not know what a Beetle Drive is, please come along and find out. It is a lot of fun!

Rampton ’77 Committee: Over 60’s Dinner

On Saturday, 29 January 2011, the Rampton ’77 Committee is providing the usual annual dinner for Rampton residents who are aged 60 or over. Please reply to either Gilbert Smith or Sarah Palmer by Sunday, 16 January 2011 if you intend coming to the dinner and to ensure that you will be catered for.