Pounds for the Path: Yard / Garage Sales

Saturday 16 April 2016. Pounds for the Path will be organising villagewide Yard/Garage Sales on that day.

If you would like to participate, please contact Graham White (231007) for a sign – before 4th April. Participants are asked to make a minimum £10 donation to the Path fund which Graham will collect when he delivers your sign.

Foodbank collection point for Rampton

Rampton Motors has kindly agreed to be a collection point for
donations to Ely Foodbank (of which Cottenham is a branch).
Please take any tins or long-life items, with at least 3 months to expiry date, to the garage where there will be a tub for the collection. A list of suitable goods will be on the noticeboard by the Village hall or in the bus shelter.
If you have any queries or would like your items collected please contact
Judi Middleton on 251607. Thank you!

Stay well this winter

In the past year as many of one in four residents in Cambridgeshire visited A&E when they could have used an alternative service or looked after themselves at home.

Each visit to A&E costs the local NHS £87, and that’s before any treatment is given. When you look at the figures, this costs the local NHS over £4 million a year. In turn this is the equivalent cost of 677 hip replacements, or 287 liver transplants or 115 more dementia nurses.

Using A&E when you don’t need to can also have a knock-on effect to the rest of the hospital, as busy A&E departments resulted in 500 cancelled operations and procedures because a bed was no longer available, and longer waiting and referral times.

But you can help

  • Stay healthy – get a flu vaccination if you are eligible
  • Look after others – check on elderly friends, relatives and neighbours especially in spells of cold weather, help them to keep warm and have the medication they might need
  • Be prepared – get your prescriptions in early before the holidays and see your pharmacist or GP for any issues you might be putting off
  • Choose the right service – your local pharmacy can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints, without having to wait for a GP appointment. 

For help with finding local NHS services visit http://www.cambsandpeterboroughchoosewell.co.uk/

Lost Cat Returns

I just wanted to thank the residents of Rampton for the phone calls I received with possible leads to finding our Jasper Cat.  It was very nice to know that people were on the look-out.  However, it appears that he thought a 5 week walkabout was quite acceptable!  I am certain he had been fed and looked after as he was in a very good condition so whoever that was, thank you.  I cannot tell you how happy I was when he miaowed at the back door late on the night of Thursday 29th October.
With many thanks, Trina

Family Christmas Party

Family Christmas Party. 6th December starting at 3.30pm in the village hall. Children’s party games, nibbles, mulled wine and a visit from Santa. There will be carols and a Christmas service from 5pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Brooks WIlliams

Saturday 28th November.  Doors open 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start.
Brooks Williams returns for a third 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.
Licensed bar available.
Tickets £10.  Please see hall web site (www.ramptonvillagehall.co.uk) of call 01954 204237

November Walk (Bassingbourn)

The next walk is on November 21st and will be led by Alison Wedgbury. It will be centred around Bassingbourn with lunch at The Belle where non walkers are welcome to join us. Further details can be obtained from Alison on 201968. The usual email will be sent to regulars at about 2 weeks before the walk.

Wine Tasting Report

A lively group of 50ish villagers and guests attended the Friends Wine Tasting Evening in the Village Hall last month. Throughout the course of the evening we sampled eight different wines and nibbled on bread and cheese. The evening was also a financial success with donations from our sponsors easily covering our expenses, meaning that ticket sales of £315, raffle £101 and auction £46 go directly to funds for the repair and restoration of All Saints Rampton. Total for the evening to date is £594! A huge round of applause please for Anonymous (from Rampton), Cambridge Building Society, Hockeys Estate Agents – Willingham, MIUS, Open Objects, Sam Green Accountants, Stratlab, The Wallers.

Lost Cat

We have lost our lovely little Jasper. He is small framed, very slim and very black. He has no collar and answers to the name of Jasper. We live at 49A King Street and he hasn’t been home since the early hours of Mon 28th Sept. If anyone thinks they may have seen him please could you call 07780 460032. Many thanks, Trina.

2016 Rampton Calendar

The new calendars have been ordered and hopefully will have arrived by the time you get the November newsletter. I managed to obtain a discount for the order of over 20, so they will cost £16.50 (not the estimated cost of £17). So thank you for the order and please contact me to arrange for collection. Trevor, Tel. 252996

Host Families Required

Cambridge Melchior College (CMC) is a new independent school opening in 2016. Based at Willingham House, Church Street, Willingham, CMC will be accommodating a number of boarding students on-site. We are also looking for local families who would be prepared to host one or two students while they are studying here, providing a ‘home from home’ and with a genuine interest in our students’ wellbeing and security. Please get in touch with us: 01954 261020, or info@nullcambridgemelchiorcollege.org. Remuneration is offered, according to circumstances.

Bassingbourn Walk

The next walk is on November 21st and will be led by Alison Wedgbury. It will be centred around Bassingbourn with lunch at The Belle where non walkers are welcome to join us. Further details can be obtained from Alison on 201968. The usual email will be sent to regulars at about 2 weeks before the walk.

Pounds for the Path November Coffee Morning

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 November Coffee Morning hosted by Jacquie Bland is at 39 High Street from 10 until 12 on Wednesday 18 November. There will be a bowl for donations. Why not bring a friend and come along for a chat and some coffee and help us raise funds at the same time?

Christmas ‘Hampers’

The Trustees of the Eleemosynary Charity will once again be delivering the Christmas ‘Hampers’ this year to Rampton residents.

In order to qualify, you must be a Rampton resident aged 70 or over, only one hamper is allocated per household. If you are not on the list and would like to be, please contact the Clerk to the Trustees, Celia Chappell, or one of the Trustees.

Celia Chappell, 4 The Green.

E mail: celia.chappell@nullhotmail.co.uk. 01954 251908 or mobile 07818827841

Wine Tasting

(Friday 16 October) Early call for presenters and/or local business sponsors. Please contact Jacquie Bland if you are interested in either presenting or sponsoring a wine. This is our largest fundraising event of the year and is very well attended. Tickets will be on sale in October

Bateson Quiz

Friday 2nd October 7.30pm in the village hall:
Back by popular demand the eccentric quiz which ignores your intellect but does aim to provide an evening of discussion and enlightenment.
Teams of up to 6 people at £2 per head.
Bring along your own refreshments for a cheap but entertaining night out.

Line Dancing for Fun

in the Village Hall, 7-10pm. Tickets are £4 on the door. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Coffee/tea/squash will be available for purchase. A raffle too! No experience necessary – do come along and join in the fun! And bring your friends 😉