“Raise The Roof” restoration Appeal

Open Meeting for all who are interested in assisting in any way on Tuesday 15th February 8.00pm at the Black Horse Pub. A good deal of money will need to be raised in order to get the work done that is needed. Come along and support these efforts, perhaps you have some bright ideas or wealthy friends.

From Jo Taylor.

Tuesday Tea Club

All over 55s are very welcome

Tuesday 15th February 2.30 – 4.30

Village Hall as usual

Table Top Sale

Rampton Village Hall Management Committee are holding a Table Top Sale and Coffee Morning on Saturday 12th February 2011, 10am – noon. Table tops are £5 each. To book please contact Martyn Blunt on 01954 252214.

RampArts at the Black Horse

Whilst the Village Hall is temporarily closed, this week’s meeting of the Art Group will be held in the pub. Rosemary 252 996

Tuesday Tea Club

A talk by Christopher and Janet South. Tea at Maureen’s house (26 High Street) as the Village Hall will be closed for work on the lighting.

Volunteers Required

The church needs a new key holder to open and lock the church each day, to take Ben and Emma’s place on the rota having moved further into the fens. This person ( or could be a couple) would take turns doing a week every 6 weeks. This involves a walk down the church path each morning & evening. Not only is this a good excuse to take a turn in the fresh air, but is also a chance to see examples of the wild life that live around our village, and can be rather shy. Anyone willing to do this should contact Kylie –Priest in Charge kylie@nullgumnut.me.uk, or 250454.

Many Thanks to Rachel Harris who for several years has delivered the Village Newsletter to the Church End of the village. She and her family have temporarily moved abroad, so if anyone else would like a monthly walk around that end of the village putting newsletters through letter boxes could they contact myself Richard Parker 01954 251194 or newsletter@nullrampton.org

2011 Census

On 27 March 2011 all residential households in the United Kingdom will betaking part in a census. It is not just another survey. The census is important as it provides an excellent source of information about the population. This enables central and local government, health authorities and many other organisations to plan housing, education, health and

transport services for years to come for all sectors of the population, so it is crucial the estimate is as accurate as possible. The Census is completely confidential and no personal information is passed to other government departments or non governmental organisations. When the questionnaire envelope comes through the door you’ll easily recognise it by the purple 2011 Census logo. Take care of it. If, like many people, you want to complete the questionnaire online, your individual internet code is on the front of the questionnaire. More information about the 2011 Census is available online at: www.census.gov.uk

Rampton Energy Group (REG)

“Rampton Energy Group (REG): Part of the Sustainable Parish Energy Group REG has been created to help you make informed purchasing decisions about a range of energy (and therefore cash) saving products. In addition, the group is also looking at other issues including food (and food waste), bulk fuel purchasing, energy-related grants etc. The group is open to anybody interested. Please contact

John Bateson (johnfbateson@nullgmail.com) or

John Garstang (john.garstang@nullbtinternet.com).

Details of the investigation of photovoltaic solar panels is available. Information, contacts and meeting details will be added to the village website in due course.”

(Newsletter Ed: As someone who has already been subjected to heavy pressure selling re roof solar panels I think this group will be a really useful resource for any one considering investing in this technology)

Coffee Morning: Welcome Home

In aid of Welcome Home from Hospital.

As you no doubt realise, many charities have been hit by the recent government cuts, no more so than Welcome Home from Hospital. This is a charity which supports vulnerable people being discharged from hospital , by helping with such things as shopping, light housework or taking prescriptions to the chemist. WHFH can also help clients sort out Aid Call, or a hot meals service. We are holding a coffee morning, with a bring-and-buy including cakes, in aid of this charity on 22nd Jan, and hope as many as possible can come.