Summer Fayre

8th July, 2pm on the village green. A traditional village fete with tombolas, raffle, games, stalls, etc. Don’t forget the annual tug-o-war competition, will your team be the next holders of the trophy? The summer fayre relies on volunteers to help set up, take down and run stalls. If you would like to lend a hand on the day call Judy on 01954 250960

Tea club trip to Langham Glass

On July 4th the T club are going to Langham Glass then to Wells returning via coast road .If you would like to go and want more infomation contact Muriel Neal on 01954250714

‘Pop-up Breakfast Café’

Every Saturday in June 8am-11am in the Village Hall

Come along to the Village Hall every Saturday in June and have your breakfast cooked for you. Treat yourself to a good old fashioned Full English or a bacon roll. There will be a Waffle Station for the children (or adults!) and unlimited tea and coffee refills with every meal. The full menu will be delivered to every house in Rampton later this month and will also be available on our Facebook page search for Rampton Pop-up Breakfast please like and share.

This event is one of a number of fund raising activities being organised by ‘The Christmas Fairies’. This is a new group that has been set up to raise funds to buy the village of Rampton some new Christmas lights for the green. You can make a donation via our Just Giving page

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/christmas-fairies

We are also going to be selling Christmas Hamper raffle tickets. The first prize hamper will include a Rampton Christmas turkey, kindly donated by Mark Drew and Fran Cook, as well as many other Christmas goodies and pamper treats.

The Christmas Fairies are very keen to include all of the good folk of Rampton and we are very passionate about getting the children involved. Later in the year we will be distributing craft bags to the younger children of the village so they can make their own decorations for the tree. There will also be an opportunity to volunteer to help hang the lights and we will have a Grand Switching on Ceremony .

Please come along and support your village! If you would like to join our small team please contact Karen Williams. T: 205093

Fen Edge Festival in Cottenham

The Fen Edge Festival has now become an established bi-annual event based in and around Cottenham Green and is organised and promoted by the Fen Edge Community Association which is a registered charity. The Association encompasses the villages of Cottenham, Rampton, Willingham, Landbeach and Waterbeach.

The Fen Edge Festival events and activities take place at local venues. The Main Site with the market stalls and bulk of events and activities is on and around Cottenham Village Green and Cottenham Village College, including the brand new Sixth Form Centre. Other venues include Cottenham’s Community Centre (opposite the Co-Op on the High Street), All Saints Parish Church. The Open Gardens are spread throughout Cottenham and full details will become available nearer the time along with transport details

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‘Pop-up Breakfast Café’

Every Saturday in June 8am-11am in the Village Hall

Come along to the Village Hall every Saturday in June and have your breakfast cooked for you. Treat yourself to a good old fashioned Full English or a bacon roll. There will be a Waffle Station for the children (or adults!) and unlimited tea and coffee refills with every meal. The full menu will be delivered to every house in Rampton later this month and will also be available on our Facebook page search for Rampton Pop-up Breakfast please like and share.

This event is one of a number of fund raising activities being organised by ‘The Christmas Fairies’. This is a new group that has been set up to raise funds to buy the village of Rampton some new Christmas lights for the green. You can make a donation via our Just Giving page

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/christmas-fairies

We are also going to be selling Christmas Hamper raffle tickets. The first prize hamper will include a Rampton Christmas turkey, kindly donated by Mark Drew and Fran Cook, as well as many other Christmas goodies and pamper treats.

The Christmas Fairies are very keen to include all of the good folk of Rampton and we are very passionate about getting the children involved. Later in the year we will be distributing craft bags to the younger children of the village so they can make their own decorations for the tree. There will also be an opportunity to volunteer to help hang the lights and we will have a Grand Switching on Ceremony .

Please come along and support your village! If you would like to join our small team please contact Karen Williams. T: 205093

Traffic Management Survey Results

The traffic management survey is now complete, in total 190 responses were received before the June 3rd.

For the cushions 46% preferred removal whilst 42% wanted to keep them, however 81% are concerned about speeding traffic and 87% thought a reduction in speed would make a safer and more pleasant environment.

77% would not support removal speed measures without replacement, and flat topped humps were the preferred option (60%)  with a speed indicator sign second (52%).

The full report is here: –

raw data in csv format

 

‘Pop-up Breakfast Café’

Every Saturday in June 8am-11am in the Village Hall

Come along to the Village Hall every Saturday in June and have your breakfast cooked for you. Treat yourself to a good old fashioned Full English or a bacon roll. There will be a Waffle Station for the children (or adults!) and unlimited tea and coffee refills with every meal. The full menu will be delivered to every house in Rampton later this month and will also be available on our Facebook page search for Rampton Pop-up Breakfast please like and share.

This event is one of a number of fund raising activities being organised by ‘The Christmas Fairies’. This is a new group that has been set up to raise funds to buy the village of Rampton some new Christmas lights for the green. You can make a donation via our Just Giving page

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/christmas-fairies

We are also going to be selling Christmas Hamper raffle tickets. The first prize hamper will include a Rampton Christmas turkey, kindly donated by Mark Drew and Fran Cook, as well as many other Christmas goodies and pamper treats.

The Christmas Fairies are very keen to include all of the good folk of Rampton and we are very passionate about getting the children involved. Later in the year we will be distributing craft bags to the younger children of the village so they can make their own decorations for the tree. There will also be an opportunity to volunteer to help hang the lights and we will have a Grand Switching on Ceremony .

Please come along and support your village! If you would like to join our small team please contact Karen Williams. T: 205093

Tea on the Green

4th June.  Cream tea and a chance to catch up on village gossip. On the village green from 3pm. Village hall if wet.

‘Pop-up Breakfast Café’

Every Saturday in June 8am-11amin the Village Hall

Come along to the Village Hall every Saturday in June and have your breakfast cooked for you. Treat yourself to a good old fashioned Full English or a bacon roll. There will be a Waffle Station for the children (or adults!) and unlimited tea and coffee refills with every meal. The full menu will be delivered to every house in Rampton later this month and will also be available on our Facebook page search for Rampton Pop-up Breakfast please like and share.

This event is one of a number of fund raising activities being organised by ‘The Christmas Fairies’. This is a new group that has been set up to raise funds to buy the village of Rampton some new Christmas lights for the green. You can make a donation via our Just Giving page

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/christmas-fairies

We are also going to be selling Christmas Hamper raffle tickets. The first prize hamper will include a Rampton Christmas turkey, kindly donated by Mark Drew and Fran Cook, as well as many other Christmas goodies and pamper treats.

The Christmas Fairies are very keen to include all of the good folk of Rampton and we are very passionate about getting the children involved. Later in the year we will be distributing craft bags to the younger children of the village so they can make their own decorations for the tree. There will also be an opportunity to volunteer to help hang the lights and we will have a Grand Switching on Ceremony .

Please come along and support your village! If you would like to join our small team please contact Karen Williams. T: 205093

The next meeting of the Trustees will be held on Tuesday 23rd May 2017

The Educational Foundation gives grants to younger Rampton residents, up to the 22nd birthday, to help towards educational projects, books, equipment for apprenticeships, school trips, etc. Please contact the Clerk for an application form. Forms are also available on the village web site. Currently, there is a limit of 3 grants per applicant. The amount of the grant depends on funds available to the Charity  at the time.

Celia Chappell, Clerk to the Trustees, 4 The Green, Rampton, CB24 8QB. Tel. 07818827841,

celia.chappell@nullhotmail.co.uk

Swavesy Walk

The next walk is on Saturday 20th May and will be led by Val and Colin Humphries. It is a circular walk starting at the RSPB car park at Swavesey / Fen Drayton Lakes of 4 5 miles. It is a different walk from our other recent walk there.

We will be walking around Elney and Holywell Lakes, there will be opportunities for pausing to view wildlife. Following the walk we will drive to The White Horse at Swavesey where non walkers are welcome to join us. The table is booked for 1pm, they do require us to pre order, non walkers will need to let Val and Colin know their menu choice.

Rampton residents will leave the green at 9am and we will plan to begin our walk at 9.30. If you plan to walk, lunch or both or would like more information please contact

Colin or Val on 251924 or colval.hump@nullbtinternet.com

Bateson Quiz

The riotous Bateson quiz night returns on Friday, 5th May 2017 at 7.30pm Teams of up to 6 people.  Entry £2 per person. No need to book.
Bring your own refreshments and drinks.   A raffle will be held. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team just turn up and join in – all welcome!

Rampton Relay

We are pleased to announce the return of this popular event. The course is exactly 1 Rampton mile in length. The race can be run (or walked) by single runners or by teams of four in a relay of one lap of the course each. Registration from 2pm on 30th April in the meadow by Giants Hill. Race starts at 2:30.

Grand Jumble Sale

This will be held on 25th March. All donations welcome the evening before or before 09:30 on the day. Rampton Village hall, doors open at 10am.

‘Excavations at Northstowe’ by Alison Dickens

Thursday 16 March

Rampton Village Hall

Doors open 7.15 pm; meeting begins at 7.30 pm

In this talk Alison Dickens will talk about the excavations prior to the development of Northstowe – what was found during Phase 1 and the early stages of Phase 2 and looking forward to further work. Phase 1 is on the site of the old golf course near Longstanton and the archaeology there was completed in late 2015. Evidence was found for occupation in the Iron Age, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval periods. The Romano-British hamlet found in Phase 1 seems to have been a ‘standard’ Roman rural settlement, as actually a second Roman settlement has already been identified in Phase 2, just half a kilometre away to the south and potentially around the same size as Roman Cambridge. FEAG members spent two weeks digging on part of the Romano-British settlement in 2015. As part of the second phase of excavations, there will be community work, open days, and work with primary schools.

Alison Dickens is a manager at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit and head of Access Cambridge Archaeology. She lives in Rampton.

For more information on the site, see: https://accesscambridgearchaeology.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/northstowe-phase-two/

Foodbank

Please remember the Foodbank still needs donations. The Trussell Trust state a record number of people are reliant on their food banks: in 2015-2016 they gave three-day emergency food supplies to 1,109,309 people.
I hope to take donations before Easter -so please leave them at Rampton Garage or call me and I will collect them.
Thank you,

Rampton Townland Charities Meeting

Rampton Townlands Charities

Educational Foundation

Reg Charity No. 311314

The next meeting of the Trustees of the Educational Foundation will be held on Tuesday 23 rd May 2017 The Educational Foundation gives grants to younger Rampton residents, up to the 22nd birthday, to help towards educational projects, books, equipment for apprenticeships, school trips etc. If you are interested, please contact the Clerk for an application form. Forms are also available on the village web site. Currently, there is a limit of 3 grants per applicant. The amount of the grant depends on funds available to the Charity at the time.

Concert

arrive to a large glass of wine and 40 mins of sumptuous light hearted classical music!!
10 March
7.30pm
£7.00(tickets on the door)