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Parish Council – vacancy for two Councillors

  1. There are two vacancies on Rampton Parish Council.
  2. A bye-election to fill the vacancy will be held if within 14 days (not counting a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas, Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, or Bank Holiday (or a day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning) from the date of posting (20th December) ten electors for Rampton give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer
  3. The address for the Returning Officer is: South Cambridgeshire District Council, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge CB3 6EA
  4. If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Hornbeam Planted on Rec

On 10/11/18 a Hornbeam tree was planted on the recreation ground to mark the centenary of the end of WW1.

The Hornbeam variety was chosen as it relates to a famous Hornbeam in Delvilles Wood (also known as Devil’s Wood) known as “The Last Tree”.

RPC Ordinary Meeting November

Blub Planting in village

Saturday 20th October : meet 9.30am on the Green: Task will be Daffodil and Bluebell Bulb planting.  Sturdy gloves  and footwear required. Equipment that would be helpful to bring: Spade and/or garden fork.

Recreation Ground Work Party

Sunday 30th September : meet 9.30am on Recreation Ground: Tasks will be hay-raking of the wildflower meadow, some cutting back of brambles in various locations around the Rec. and re-staking of some of the Orchard trees.Sturdy gloves and footwear required. Equipment that would be helpful to bring: Wheelbarrow, Grass rake, Secateurs or loppers, pitchfork.

Village Work Parties – Rampton Parish Council

Saturday 20th October : meet 9.30am on the Green: Task will be Daffodil and Bluebell Bulb planting.Sturdy gloves  and footwear required. Equipment that would be helpful to bring: Spade and/or garden fork.

Sunday 30th September : meet 9.30am on Recreation Ground: Tasks will be hay-raking of the wildflower meadow, some cutting back of brambles in various locations around the Rec. and re-staking of some of the Orchard trees.Sturdy gloves and footwear required. Equipment that would be helpful to bring: Wheelbarrow, Grass rake, Secateurs or loppers, pitchfork.

Please join us for a light work-out, and we look forward to seeing a few of you at one or both of the sessions. If you can spread the word that would be very much appreciated too.

Thank you for helping us out, and we will be in touch nearer each time, when the weather forecast can been checked, to confirm each session is going ahead.

Contact: ramptonparishclerk@nullgmail.com or 252641

RPC Ordinary Meeting August 2018

Help your village

Would you like to help out with a few maintenance tasks to improve the appearance in and around our village? 

Rampton Parish Council will be organising a couple of volunteer sessions in the Autumn to plant bulbs, improve the wildflower area on the Recreation Ground and possibly one or two other tasks. Please keep an eye on the website and noticeboards for dates and activities. 

If you want to be alerted of events by email please contact Claire the clerk: ramptonparishclerk@nullgmail.com with the heading “Volunteering help”

Wanted: Parish Councillors

Following the recent election there are 3 Councillor vacancies to be filled.

If you are interested in helping your community as a Councillor, please send a brief personal written statement explaining how you can contribute. The task is not too onerous and at the last meeting the number of ordinary meetings has been reduced from 10 per year to 6 per year.
To be a Councillor, you need to be over 18, and a UK, Commonwealth, Irish, or EU citizen; and:
  • Be on the Rampton electoral roll; or
  • Have occupied land or premises (as owner or tenant) in Rampton for the last 12 months; or
  • Had your main workplace within the parish for the last 12 months; or
  • Have lived in, or within 3 miles of, the parish for the past 12 months
You cannot be a Councillor if you: –
  • Are a paid employee of the Parish Council; or
  • Are an undischarged bankrupt; or
  • Have been sentenced to a term of prison (suspended or not) of not less than 3 months, within the last 5 years; or
  • Have been disqualified under any law relating to corrupt of illegal practices.
If you are eligible and would like to be considered please contact the Parish Council Clerk, Claire Perrott, 13 Cow Lane, Rampton CB24 8QG by hand or post, or by E-mail to ramptonparishclerk@nullgmail.com by Saturday 2ndJune 2018. Candidates will be considered for appointment by Rampton Parish Council at the Ordinary Meeting on 4th June 2018.

Updates from the Parish Council

Rampton to Cottenham Foot/Cycleway Lighting studs
You may have noticed the new solar powered lighting studs on the shared use path between Rampton and Cottenham. These were installed to improve night lighting and safety on the unlit section of the path.
Rampton Parish Council would like to thank Cottenham Parish Council and the Cambridge Community Fund for their contributions to this scheme.
We would also like to encourage anyone using the path to send comments to enable us to monitor the projects impact.
Parish Council Elections
Four nominations were received for the elections in May and thus the Parish Council has three councillor seats remaining unfilled. Residents can apply now by co-option should anyone feel they could contribute to the community in which they live. If you want to know more about becoming a councillor please let us know.
LHI – An extra lamppost for King Street
The Parish Council have won a grant from the local highways initiative to install an additional lamppost on King Street (boundary of 45 & 47A), as several residents have complained about the pavement lighting in that location. This will be agreed at the AGM.
 
Upcoming Parish Council Meetings
Annual Parish Meeting 30th April, Annual General Meeting 14th May
Contacting the Parish Council
Please contact the council via email: [email protected]googlegroups.com
or the clerk:
tel: 252641 (2:30pm – 5pm on  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays). Outside of these times please leave a message and the clerk will return your call if needed.

Parish Council Elections

The Elections for Rampton Parish Council will be held on the 3rd May 2018. For anyone interested in getting involved and helping out the village, a Nomination pack can be obtained from the Parish Clerk or from the Returning Officer at South Cambridgeshire District Council. If anyone has any questions on what activities Councillors perform, the Clerk and current Councillors will be happy to help if they can. For any questions on the nomination process and the elections themselves, Jo Cox at SCDCs Electoral Services team should be able to help.

Parish Council Elections 2018

The Parish Council elections will be held in May 2018. There will be at least one vacancy, so if you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor please contact [email protected]googlegroups.com

Children’s Play Area – Upgrade

The Parish Council is aware that the toddler and pre-school area at the Recreation Ground is looking a bit tired. Would you be able to help us by letting us know what sort of equipment your children love to play on? We are thinking about applying for some grants, but need expertise from parents to let us know what we need and how much it  would cost. Please email the Clerk on ramptonparishclerk@nullgmail.com

Traffic Calming in Rampton

Rampton Parish Council are looking at the next phase of traffic calming for Rampton, there are several options that can be considered, and we want your views. There will be a presentation in the Village Hall on Monday 19th February 2018 and the presentation slides are available below: –

Traffic management in Rampton

Parish Council News October 2017

  • New Clerk – You may already be aware that we have a new Parish Clerk.  Claire Perrott of 13 Cow Lane has taken over from John Garstang.  The Council would like to thank John for all his hard work over the past 8 years and welcomes Claire into the role.

  • Bonfires – The issue of bonfires has been brought to the Parish Council several times this Autumn, with reports of acrid smoke drifting over parts of the village. Please could villagers be aware that burning plastic etc is unneighbourly and could even be against the law

  • Ecops – We are often asked why we never see a PCSO in the village.  There are only 16 PCSOs to cover 105 Parishes and at a recent Police and Crime Commissioner meeting the Council learned that 30% of crime occurs in 3% of the streets.  It is therefore in those places that the PCSOs concentrate their presence.  We are very lucky in Rampton that we do not have any of the 3%.  

If you would like to be kept informed of crimes in the area Parishioners are encouraged to sign up to ecops https://www.ecops.org.uk/

 

  • Infant playground – the Council recognises that the infant playground is looking a bit jaded and would benefit from a new piece of equipment.  We would like to hear from parents of preschool children with ideas of what their small people would enjoy playing on.  We cannot guarantee to fulfil all requests but there are some grants available…

 

 

  • Flytipping – there have been a few recent incidents of flytipping around the village, these have been reported to the County Council and their clean up is in progress. It is worth noting that the two main areas where this occurred are now closed to traffic for the winter period.

 

 

  • Wildflower area – Recently the wildflower area on the recreation ground has become less “wildflower” and more “grass”,  in an attempt to bring back the flowers the council would like to reset and reseed the area and would like to thank all who volunteered and turned up to help clear the area.

 

  • Bulb planting – We would like to thank all the volunteers who gave up a Sunday morning to help brighten up the village by planting another 50 kg of daffodils in the verges around the village, and a further 1500 British Bluebells in the spinney.

 

  • Newsletter editor – Karen Williams has been editing the newsletter for several years and would now like to pass this on.  If you would like to edit the newsletter, we would love to hear from you.

 

If you have any questions or comments about any of these items please contact the Council via

rampton-parish-council@nullgooglegroups.com or by phoning the Clerk on 01954 252641.

Vacancy for the position of Parish Clerk

Rampton Parish Council has a vacancy for the position of Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer (One post). The position is a part time appointment working from home based on 32 hours per month (c 8 hrs/week) with a salary in accordance with Local Government  NJC SCP 15 – 20 (£8.873 – £10.099 per hour) subject to experience. As the job is task driven and the hours worked may be more or less than shown depending on circumstances, the successful applicant must be prepared to be flexible and adaptable.

Applicants must be computer literate (email, Word and Excel), and have a good working knowledge of bookkeeping.

For further information and a job description contact: Chair, Rampton Parish Council, 19 Cow Lane, Rampton, CB24 8QG. Telephone 07773 521275 e-mail RPCCawley@nullgmail.com .Closing date for applications is 31st July 2017.

Ideally applicants should have previous experience within the Parish Council sector and hold the CiLCA qualification, however applications from those willing to gain that qualification are encouraged to apply. Initial training will be provided involving three full training days over three months

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

 

Rampton Parish Council Ordinary Meeting

Rampton Parish Council AGM

Parish Plan Questionnaire

A small committee of villagers has been meeting regularly over the past six months to discuss the idea of creating a Parish Plan to help guide the future development of the Parish of Rampton.

To this end, we have compiled a short questionnaire which will be distributed to every household within the next month. There will be a separate adult and child questionnaire with a prize draw for each. It will also be possible to complete the questionnaire online.