Welcome to Rampton.org

Wondering what is happening in the village? Take a look at the Upcoming Events Page, or have a look at the Walking Group’s Page

If you’re interested in the weather in Rampton please take a look at Gilbert’s Rainfall data page

Other websites associated with the Village of Rampton: –

http://www.ramptonvillagehall.co.uk/

Found Walking Cane

Found in a King Street garden – a cane walking stick with a rather fine brass handle.

Did you lose this late October/early November? Please describe and claim by phoning 204944.

Community Governance Review

With the building of Northstowe South Cambs County Council have instigated a governance review to incorporate Northstowe. This might involve creating,merging, altering or abolishing parishes. Northstowe divides Longstanton Parish and impinges on Oakington/Westwick Parish. .Neighbouring parishes, including Rampton, may also be affected. Please do have your say in how you would like to see our area governance develop. The link to the website at which you can get detailed information and give your viewpoint is:- https://www.scambs.gov.uk/your-council-and-democracy/parish-councils/community-governance-reviews/

The closing date for representations is 15th January 2020.

Friends December Update

A huge thank you to all who supported the recent Wine Tasting evening, we are grateful to our sponsors and to those who presented wines as well as everybody that came along and made it such an enjoyable evening.
After expenses the evening raised just over £700

We are planning our next event on Saturday March 14th in the Village Hall.

Dine with the Friends
We hope that a number of people will host a table in the Village Hall, each inviting 7 guests to make tables of 8 (or more if you wish) and provide a 3 course meal for their guests. Guests will pay £15 to the Friends for their meal.

Rampton Car Care Scheme

Do you need transport to attend hospital, doctor, dentist or optician appointments or to take pets to the vet or to be dropped off at local guided bus or park and ride stops?  If you have limited or no access to a private car or unable to drive the Rampton Car Care Scheme may be able to help. The Scheme has a team of volunteer drivers and their cars to assist fellow villagers. There is a charge of 30p per mile with a minimum charge of £3.  Contact Jill or Chris on 204881.

77 Committee Update

Over 60’s Dinner and Show

25th January 2020. The Committee are pleased to be able to organise the dinner again this year. The meal is free to Rampton residents over 60 years of age (including me this year!!). We will be sending out invitations during December but we rely on residents to let us know if they want to be added to the invitation list. So if, like me, you are newly qualified, or new to the village, or somehow got missed in the past please give me a call (Jon White 01954 201489) and I will add you to the list.

Summer Fayre

The 2019 event raised an astonishing £1126. A huge thank-you to everyone for their help and support. As ever, we will use the money in support of village events and other local good causes.

Wicken Walk

The next walk will be on Saturday 19th October and will be led by Rob Taylor, It starts from the car park of the ‘The Maid’s Head’,

Wicken CB7 5XR. Rampton residents leave the green at 9.00am and the walk will begin from Wicken at 9.30. we will return to the pub for lunch and non walkers are welcome to join us.

The pub will be open at 9,30 for us to select our menu choices and use the facilities. Non walkers will need to let Rob know their menu choice, see online menu.

The full walk is 6 miles with a shorter option of 4.5 miles

If you plan to walk, lunch or both please let Rob know by the 12th October

Brooks Williams: November 23rd, 2019 7.30pm

We are delighted to welcome Brooks Williams back to Rampton again for a “home” gig.  Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, Brooks is a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, “he has a beautiful voice,” says AmericanaUK, “that you just melt into.” Brooks’ music is a mix of country-blues and soulful Americana.  His massive repertoire spans classic roots and blues and he has worked stages worldwide for close to thirty years, touring constantly in the US, Canada, UK and Europe. Just when you think he can’t sing a blues-ier note, he sings it. Just when you think he can’t strum a deeper groove, he strums it. 

Cash Bar available throughout the evening.

Join us for a fabulous evening with an amazing musician.

Advance tickets: £10 (£12 on the door). This event is always really popular and often sells out well in advance – book tickets early to avoid disappointment from http://www.ramptonvillagehall.co.uk/

Help for Low Income Households

The Rampton Townlands’ Charities are able to give financial help if you and family are on a low income.Firstly they can helps towards food, clothing, bedding, fuel and/or equipment for work. Secondly they can help young people, up to the age of 22, with educational items such as school/college equipment, trips, special clothing.Please note that contributions can only be for one off items.  We are not able to contribute to ongoing expenses. 

The Trustees have their next meeting in October.  Should you wish to apply please contact in total confidence before 10th October either Revd Lynda Davies

Rector of Cottenham with Rampton

The Rectory, 6 High Street, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8SA

01954 583651

revlyndadavies559@nullgmail.com

(Day off Monday)

Harvest Supper

Rampton’s annual Harvest Supper will be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 19 October. The usual menu of delicious steak pie followed by scrumptious home made puddings will be available.  We will also have Bean Chasseur (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free) – please state your choice when booking your ticket.

The evening rounds off with our highly entertaining Auction of Produce.   If you have any items for the produce auction (fruit, vegetables, baking, preserves, flowers …even tinned goods) please bring them to Rampton Village Hall on Saturday 19th.  All profits will be donated to charity.

Doors open at 6.30 p.m. for 7.00 p.m.     Please bring your own cutlery, drinks and glasses.

Tickets ( Adult £8, child £5) can be bought from the village hall website www.ramptonvillagehall.co.uk

Thank you For Helping after Accident

Thank you from an injured cyclist to a couple, they think lives in Rampton and drive a red Audi , who stopped and stayed to help in a bike accident in August on the A1123 between St Ives and Bluntisham.

The cyclist would like to reassure the couple that helped that they have no lasting injuries.

Bonfires

The air in Rampton fills with bonfire smoke fairly regularly. For anyone in the village who burns bonfires, please consider how if affects others. It’s not just the smell, or having to do the washing again. For those of us with asthma, or who have asthmatic children, it’s a really serious issue. Bonfire smoke in the air can trigger asthma attacks. Having to rush around shutting windows before the smoke gets in the house is a pain, but in the warmer months it can be unbearable to have no ventilation, especially if the smoke has already got in.

This is even worse if it’s when children are trying to go to sleep in the early evening, and especially if they are the ones with asthma. Milton recycling centre is about 15 minutes away. Please, please, consider your neighbours when you have garden waste to get rid of, and avoid a bonfire if you can.

Thank you very much, a Rampton resident.

Found Cat – Male Tabby

Has anyone lost a cat? We are trying to find the owners of a lovely 
stray tabby neutered male cat. Age approximately 4 years. No chip. Call 
Rachel 07713475050

Forever Active – Strength and Balance Exercise Class for over 50s

This friendly class is a mixture of seated and standing exercises designed to increase muscle strength, balance, suppleness and mobility. 

We currently run two sessions on Mondays at Rampton village hall, at 10am and 11.15 am. 

There are spaces available in the 11.15am class or you could join a waiting list for the earlier class.

For further information and to book a free taster session, contact Hannah Black on 07969355782

Colne Walk

The next walk will be on Saturday 20th July and be led by Norman and Gill Gulliver. The walk will begin from the car park of ‘The Green Man’ Colne PE28 3LZ (near Bluntisham). It is approx. 5 miles with a shorter option available.

Rampton residents will leave the green at 9.00am and the walk will begin from Colne at 9.30. The longer walk includes a short session ‘off piste’ with no official footpath, this includes crossing 2 dry ditches!!

We will return to the pub at 12.30 to order our meal and plan to eat at 13.00. Non walkers please arrive by 12.30. The menu is changed on Saturdays so they do not accept pre booking. If you plan to walk, lunch or both please let Gill or Norman know by July 13th.

ngulliver@nullaol.com

Rampton Townlands Charity Clerk Needed

The Charity is looking for someone to take over the Clerk’s position.  The income comes from the rent received from a 12 acre field down Reynolds Drove. The land was donated to the village in 1926 and has given grants over the years to parishioners who need financial help and to contribute to educational activities of people under the age to 22.

The Charity meets three times a year. The Clerk’s role involves taking the Minutes at the meetings, receiving requests for grants and issuing the payments when awarded by the Trustees. A small financial remuneration is provided.

If you have any questions or would like to be considered for the position please contact Alison Bateson (Trustee) on 01954 208045 or email: alisonjbateson@nullgmail.com

Update on Reynolds Drove

The work that was originally scheduled to start on 17th June has now been delayed until “September” – the reasons given by CCC are   it’s not the best time of year for the farmers to have works happening during harvest-time; and Skanska have altered their programme of similar work.

The plan is to upgrade the current drove to a first class cycle and pedestrian facility and is expected to take 8 weeks.

Fairy Bingo

Come and join us for Bingo on Friday 05th July.

7.30, eyes down at 8pm.
£8 for 10 games. Extra games £1 each.

Bring your own drinks and snacks. Bingo prizes, Tombola, Teas and Coffees available.

We recommend you reserve a place/table as space is limited.

ramptonfairies@nullgmail.com, Greta 01954 252230, Karen 01954 205093

Rampton Action Group – All Saint’s Church

Dear Residents of Rampton,

I am sure we all agree that All Saints’ Church is a much-valued part of village life.  With the formation of the new parish of Cottenham with Rampton in June last year, it became a Chapel-of-Ease, often called a Festival Church.  This means it continues as a place of worship for all Anglican religious services, but is no longer a Parish Church, obliged to hold regular Communion services.  That role is filled by All Saints’ Cottenham, which is now the Parish Church for both villages.   

As an historic building, All Saints’ Church Rampton needs lots of TLC to keep it in good repair.  To oversee that, the Parochial Church Council (PCC) of Cottenham with Rampton set up ‘Rampton Action Group (RAG)’, the members of which are Rev. Lynda Davies (ex officio Chair), Alison Dickens (Vice-Chair), Michael Hastings (Correspondence Secretary and Treasurer), Judi Middleton (Meeting Secretary), Gavin Cameron, Colin Humphryes and Alison Wedgbury.  

RAG is here to ensure that the church building receives its day-to-day care.  We shall also oversee, on behalf of the PCC, future large-scale repairs and refurbishment by applying for grants, working with architects, local councils, contractors and residents.  We shall make sure the building stays in good condition for future generations, and is available for the spiritual and secular life of Rampton.  

To do so requires some modest funding.  We need £2,400 annually to cover insurance, heating, miscellaneous building maintenance etc.  To cover these essential costs, we would love to recruit 20 regular supporters prepared to donate £10 per month.  Would you be prepared to support All Saints’ in this way: keeping it clean, flowered, open for all, dry, warm(ish) and available for concerts, events and services?  If so, a simple standing order payable to All Saints’ Rampton, Lloyds Bank, Sort Code: 30-91-56, Account Number 03875538 would do the job! If you are willing to Gift Aid your donation, it would be boosted further by 25%.  Mike Hastings (25 Cow Lane, 07739518070) can provide further details. We’d love to have you on board!

RAG June 2019

Rampton goes to the Saside – Saturday 17 August

We still have a few seats available for the Wells-next-the-Sea day trip. The coach will depart from Rampton Green at 09:00 and will leave Wells at 17.00.  This is a cost-covering social venture and any surplus will be donated to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Tickets: £10 for adults, £5 children (under 16. Under 3s are free if not taking up a seat) from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/mmgramptonevents/t-gevrdg  or call Jane on 01954 204237. 

Tea on the Green at Cottenham Friday 21 June 2:30 – 4:30

Fen Edge Festival Friday 21 June 2019 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Cottenham Day Centre invite Fen Edge residents of pensionable age to a free event on Cottenham Green. We will be providing a free afternoon tea, including sandwiches, cakes, scones and liquid refreshments.
Chat to friends, old and new, and win a prize in our Quiz, and in our Bingo with a top prize of £50 (there is a small charge for Bingo).

FREE transport can be arranged if required but booking is essential. To reserve transport or for more information please contact Maire Collins: tel: 01954 200873 email: chair@nullcottenhamdaycentre.co.uk Pauline Brown: 01954 250035 email: secretary@nullcottenhamdaycentre.co.uk

Kindly sponsored by Excelcare: FitzWilliam House Care Home rated Outstanding April 2019 (CQC)

Maire Collins: Chair of Cottenham Day Centre