Tag: 2016

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.

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.

Ramparts Exhibition 2016

Ramparts held its 11th exhibition over the weekend of 16/17th July and we were delighted with the standard of work and the support of all those who came to see it. Local councillor Linda Harford awarded the May Rainey Memorial prize to Chris Dickinson for Abstract. In the “Win a picture” draw Audrey Neal won…

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Foodbank

In April 2016 we celebrated the first year of the Foodbank in Cottenham. Alison Wedgebury gave us an illustrated talk on the workings of the Foodbank, with photos of the Ely warehouse and personnel. The food is collected from various local points – Rampton Motors being our nearest collection point. Sometimes there are collection days…

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Cottenham Walk

The August walk will be Saturday 13th August, (note 2nd and not 3rd Saturday of the month). It is a fairly local walk and will be known to some. It is led by Sylvia and is 4½ miles long. It begins in Cottenham, parking as close to the Jolly Millers as possible, we will return…

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Ramparts Exhibition

Ramparts held its 11th exhibition over the weekend of 16/17th July and we were delighted with the standard of work and the support of all those who came to see it. Local councillor Linda Harford awarded the May Rainey Memorial prize to Chris Dickinson for Abstract. In the “Win a picture” draw Audrey Neal won The River by Janet Stockley and Margie…

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Summer fayre

A shower of rain at 2pm gave us a slow start but the sun broke  through and the village turned out in its usual throng. A fiercely contested tug o’ war was won by a team named ‘The rough end of Rampton’. The duck turned out to be called Ducky McDuckface (who’d have thought?). The bowling for a pig was won by…

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Bus trip to The Royal Academy

The art group are planning a trip to the Royal Academy on the 9th August. We will have some spare seats in the bus if anybody is interested please phone Sylvia on 252043. The bus fare is £20 return, we will probably book a group ticket for the Summer Exhibition if you wish to be…

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Bar Hill Walk

The next walk is on Saturday July 16th and will be led by Geoff Tamulonis. It will be based around Bar Hill and take in Dry Drayton. We will walk from the car park of The Fox and return there for lunch, non walkers are welcome to join us. We will leave Rampton at 9.00…

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Private Pumping Stations

Currently, homeowners have to spend hundreds of pounds every year for electricity running costs, maintenance and repairs to look after these private pumping stations. They may even have been flooded if it’s broken down in the past. From October 2016, many of these private pumping stations will transfer over to Anglian Water and become our…

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TOWNLANDS’ CHARITIES BOOK BAGS

Are you a Rampton resident and have children who are starting school in September this year? The Educational Foundation would like to donate a Book Bag, together with a book, to those children who are starting their Reception year. If you are interested, please contact: – the Clerk – Celia Chappell Celia.chappell@nullhotmail.co.uk or Moyra Mould moyramould@nullyahoo.com

Everyone Health at Rampton Village Hall

Strength and Balance exercise classes for over 55’s. Improve your balance, get stronger, help prevent falls and become more supple at these sociable classes starting soon at Rampton Village Hall. Contact Ryan on 07889 305335 for more details.