Over ’60s Dinner and Show.

The dinner will take place on 27th January followed by the unique theatrical experience which is the the Rampton Review. The dinner is free and open to anyone from Rampton over 60 years of age. We have a list of our previous guests but, as ever, if you are new to the village or if we have missed you for some reason please call Judy Garstang on 01954 250960 so we can add you to the list for invitations.

Family Christmas Party.

This year’s party will be on 10th December between 3:30 and 5:30. The party is aimed at younger children accompanied by an adult; there will be games, nibbles and soft drinks. We have asked Father Christmas if he will call in but he tells us his sleigh has failed its MOT and unless he can get the brakes fixed children may have to wait until April to get their presents. It would help us to plan the event if you would let us know if you want to come, call Judy on the number below.

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 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.

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.

Thank you to 77 Committee

Thank you so much to the 77 committee and all their helpers for the delicious meal they provided for the over sixties of the village, at the end of January. We are very fortunate to have such a lovely event provided and the effort that goes into the meal and the entertainment is greatly appreciated.

Julie Middleton

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.

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 Rachel Fenner and hoopla by Kez Green.

Overall we raised £1200 which will underwrite the Christmas party and the over 60’s dinner. Surplus monies will be donated to charity through the course of the year. Heartfelt thanks to all those who helped to setup, run stalls and clear up and a huge thanks to everyone for making it another successful community event!

Tea on the Green

The weather couldn’t have been better, the
tea flowed and the cream stayed on the
scones. With donations and sale of quiz
papers we made a modest profit which has
been split between MAGPAS and East
Anglia Air Ambulance. The adult’s quiz was
won by Karen Williams, the children’s quiz
winner was Lucy, well done to both!! Quiz
answers will be on the village hall notice
board for a couple of weeks. We hope
everyone enjoyed the event as much as we
did.

Tea on the Green

Our annual cream tea ceremony will be held from 3pm on 5th June this year on the village green (or Village Hall if it rains).

Annual Parish Meeting 2016 – 77 Committee Report

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE RAMPTON ’77 COMMITTEE 2015-16
(1 February 2015 – 31 March 2016)

This is the sixth annual report of the Rampton ’77 Committee. Currently the Committee members are:

  • Arthur Bonus (President)
  • Judy Garstang (Chair)
  • Mick North
  • Sarah Palmer
  • Pam Dockerill
  • Gilbert Smith
  • Janet Eden
  • Jon White
  • Pat Mansfield

During the year, Gail Bull resigned to go on to pastures new. We really need more help to enable us to continue putting on the events that the villagers have become accustomed to attending and would welcome anyone else if they would like to join us. We are a pretty friendly lot.

In March 2016, Sarah Palmer and Pat Mansfield attended the South Cambridgeshire Community Awards Ceremony on behalf of the ’77 Committee and much to their and other Committee members surprise came first in the “Outstanding Local Service” category. We were very grateful for the nomination which reflects the hard work not just of the current committee but also past members and are pleased to have been recognised in this way.

During the year, we held our annual fun run in Spring which raised £138.50 for the Papworth Trust though the final donation was £150.00. We also held the usual Tea on the Green in June and Summer Fayre in July.

Although it will be reported next year, we have been unable to hold the annual Fun Run in 2016 due to various circumstances including the lack of helpers but we hope that we will be able to stage this event in 2017.

In addition, the Committee caters for the Christmas Family Party and provides the Annual Dinner in January for the Over 60s. It also shares the funding of the Show with the Village Hall Management Committee and shares the profits made from ticket sales and raffles. We have a long-standing collaboration with the Village Hall Management Committee for the Show, from which we both benefit. The ’77 Committee also provided the lights on the Christmas Tree which was erected on the Village Green and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Rob Taylor for his generous donation of the Christmas Tree. As reported last year, Laura Webb donated to the village the Christmas lights for around the green.

Our other annual events are Tea on the Green and the Summer Fayre; although the Spring Jumble Sale has now joined the list, having put this event on in 2015 and now 2016.

We also hold a number of fund-raising events, but they are not necessarily annual events, e.g. a treasure hunt and quiz. From these fund-raising events we provide the Over 60s Dinner and the Family Christmas Party for free and, if we find that we have surplus funds at the end of our financial year, we give money to charities which are either local or national but with a local branch. In 2015-16 we were not able to donate as much money as we had the previous year, but we still managed to donate £200 each to Papworth Hospital Trust (Pulmonary Fibrosis – Asbestosis), Parkinson’s UK, and finally to the Alzheimer’s Society. These donations were in addition to the £150.00 to the Papworth Trust arising from the Fun Run; therefore the total donations to charities was £750.00.

Looking to the near future, the “Tea on the Green” will be held on Sunday, 5 June and the Summer Fayre on Saturday, 2 July.

Finally, the ’77 Committee would like to thank all those people who support us, either by attending, donating items or by giving assistance at some or all of our events. We do have a small pool of people who are willing to help us for events on the day, if they are available, for which we are very thankful. However, we would like to re-iterate that we would welcome more people to the Committee. We also thank the Parish Council for allowing us to use the Village Green and Recreation Ground.

Sarah Palmer

Secretary, ’77 Committee

April 2016

’77 Committee – Outstanding Local Service

The Rampton ’77 Committee was very pleased to have been nominated in the ‘Outstanding Local Service’ category of these county-wide awards, but we were absolutely delighted to find we had won first place!!

The award reflects 40 years of providing community events in the form of fayres, feasts, fun runs, quizzes, Christmas parties, jumble sales, dinners, treasure hunts, teas on the green, etc. Money raised has been used to run the family Christmas party and the over 60s dinner. Additionally we make regular donations to local and national charities and support other village organisations.

The current committee would like to thank all previous committee members, and members of our special task forces (Golden and Diamond Jubilees) for their past efforts. We would also like to thank the village for supporting our events so enthusiastically.

Want to join an award winning committee? We are always looking for new committee members. Please, if you can spare a few half days per year why not join us and help us make the next 40 years even better? Phone; Judy Garstang 01954 250960

Christmas Lights and Tree

We would like to thank the Christmas elves who made this possible again this year: Rob Taylor for donating the tree, Gilbert Smith and Mark Drew for transporting and erecting it. Laura Webb and Mark Drew for putting up the lighting, Janet Eden and the Home Farm Close team for decking the tree and chief elf, Mick North, who masterminded the operation.

Don’t leave Christmas shopping until the last minute again this year… start early at our Grand Jumble Sale 12th March 2016. Village Hall. Doors open at 10am.

Over 60’s Dinner and Show.

Over 60’s Dinner and Show. 30th January 2016. The ’77 committee extends a warm invitation to our annual dinner which, as ever, is to be followed by the Rampton Review. Although this is a free event we do need to know numbers in advance. We issue invitations in December and rely on your replies to gauge how much wine to buy. If you are over 60 and have not been invited before, please let us know so we can add you to the list. Contact, Judy Garstang: 01954 250960.

Over 60’s Dinner and Show

30th January 2016. The ’77 committee extends a warm invitation to our annual dinner which, as ever, is to be followed by the Rampton Review. Invitations have gone out, if you think we have missed you please contact, Judy Garstang: 01954 250960.