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.

Thanks to volunteers for cleaning the Rec & Pruning

Thank you to all those who braved the cold and damp weather on 11th February to help with pruning and weeding the fruit trees in the community orchard.

The trees are all growing well and the stakes and chicken wire have now been removed.

The infant play equipment was also pressure washed (thanks to Bingo for the pressure washer loan) as the matting had become quite slippery.

The bench in the infant play area has also been replaced.

Recreation Ground Maintenance – Volunteers needed

The fruit trees in the community orchard need a winter prune and to be weeded around the base.  There is also some cleaning of the playground equipment to be done.  It would be great if villagers could come and help on Saturday 11th February from 10am-12pm.  Any questions please call Cllr Linda Cawley on 07773 521275.

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 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

B1050 Road Closures

Gallagher’s, who are undertaking phase 1 of the Northstowe development , and part of this work involves improvements to the B1050,  this was meant to involve closures to the B1050 midweek overnight for about 20 nights, but the work now seems more complex and they require to close the road for two weekends in addition

Weekend 1

From 2000hrs on Friday 14th August, 2015 to 0500hrs on Monday 17th August, 2015

Weekend 2

From 2000hrs on Friday 21st August, 2015 to 0500hrs on Monday 24th August, 2015.

road closures b1050

Speed Reduction Measures

At the Annual Parish Council Meeting last night several concerns were raised about the current state of the speed restriction measures installed at the beginning of April at the two entries to the village.

The county council have been asked to provide a safety audit and this is a summary of their response: –

Location of eastern build out (Cottenham End)

  1. Average speeds appear to be high, possibly due to the lack of development,
  2. Although no accidents have been reported, it’s a concern locally of drivers misjudging the time available to pass the feature,
  3. Moving the feature to a different location would create new conflict with higher inbound speeds,
  4. Removal of the feature would remove the conflict. This will also remove the traffic calming being achieved on the inbound speeds.

In addition to this I attended site last Friday to observe the traffic movement and behaviours. I also drove this section in both directions to get a 1st person perspective of the situation. From this I agree with the safety audit.

As an immediate response to the matter I am proposing the attached plan 000-005 to be implemented, following Parish approval. Once completed it will then be monitored and further arrangements can be made to slow vehicles speeds if required, through the use of speed cushions/ full width road humps or other methods.

Click here to view the plan 000-005

As a few opinions were expressed last night, anyone with a strong opinion (either way) is encouraged to contact Sophie Parsons as below: –

Please use ‘FAO: Sophie Parsons, Rampton Priority Feature‘ as the subject of your email.

Annul Parish Meeting

Rampton Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the Village Hall, Church End, Rampton on Monday May 11th 2014, at 7.30pm.

Agenda

  1. To approve the Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 28th April 2014
  2. Matters arising from the Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 28th April 2014, not covered elsewhere on this Agenda
  3. Annual Reports & Questions
    • County Councillors – Cllrs Jenkins and Mason
    • District Councillors – Cllrs Edwards, Harford and Wotherspoon
    • The Parish Council – Cllr Eden.
    • New Parish Councillors
    • All Saints Church
    • Friends of All Saints Church
    • Rampton Village Hall Management Committee
    • Townlands & Educational Foundation Charities
    • Rampton Car Care Scheme
    • Rampton 77 Committee
    • Energy & oil buying group
    • Rampton Website
    • Rampton Arts Group
  1. Open Forum – including traffic calming, public transport, Northstowe and other issues and wider discussions of above items.
  2. Any Other Business
  3. Close of meeting

Dog Mess

Unfortunately, there has been a marked increase in the amount of dog mess on the recreation ground, so check your children’s and your own shoes if you have visited.

The Parish Council would like to remind dog owners that dogs are banned at all times from anywhere on the recreation ground. Leaving dog faeces anywhere and especially where children play shows a spectacular lack of consideration. Do as you would be done by.

Community Orchard Maintenance

The trees in the orchard on the recreation ground need a bit of weeding around the bottom. If you would like to help, please come along on Saturday 8th November at 10am with some shears etc. Any queries please call Linda Cawley on 07773 521275

Speeding in the Village

You may have seen the notice and charts that have been on display in the Parish Council Notice Board. It highlighted the results of a week long survey of traffic speeds on the High Street. In one week in mid October over 8000 vehicles exceeded the speed limit by amount that would have resulted in prosecution had they been caught in a speed trap. Since then the police speed trap has been in use on the High Street. Speeding is a concern of many in the village as was shown by the turnout to a talk on the Speedwatch service at the September Parish Council meeting. Speedwatch provides community volunteer groups with speed monitoring equipment that shows the speed of passing motorists. Despite the concern of many in the village the concern was not reflected in the number of villagers prepared to help monitoring traffic speeds.

  • Are you prepared to help Speedwatch monitoring ? A small group of villagers would be given any necessary training.