Rampton Newsletter September 2013

Rampart Summer Exhibition

Big thank you to everyone who helped to make the art show a big success – helpers, cooks, visitors, patrons and, of course, the exhibitors. As one visitor wrote – lovely pictures,lots of talent, great cake! Thank you to Carol Jackson for organising the latter, proceeds from which and card sales went to Friends of the Church. Carol also won the May Rainey Award for best picture. May, who sadly died this year, was an inspiration to us all and attended the class until she was ninety-six. Keep on painting – it’s good for you! The Win a Picture draw was won by Mr Duffy, Longstanton, for Paul Esgate’s Sea, Sky and Sand and Veronica Taylor for W H Whybray’s Downhill Skier. As another visitor wrote “Can’t wait for next year’s exhibition!᾿

Rosemary Miller

Walking Group Sat 21st September

The next walk will be 21 September. It will be led by Jane McCartney and will start at Boxworth, parking at The Golden Ball, the walk will be Boxworth – Lolworth – Childerley – Boxworth and we will return to the Golden Ball for lunch, it is about 6 miles.

We will leave Rampton in cars at about 9.00am and walk from Boxworth at 9:30am. If you plan to go please contact Jane on 01954 251383, we can arrange lifts where needed.

Sylvia Beaumont

 Rampton Village Hall Management Committee

Village Litter Pick All welcome on Sunday 22 September . Meet at The Green at 10:30am. We have a number of high viz jackets and litter pickers for use, but please bring gloves, and a wheelbarrow or two would be useful. Refreshments back at the hall afterwards.


 Jumble Sale Advance Notice

Our next jumble sale will be held on Saturday 26th October. Please bear us in mind if you have any surplus items. If you have anything to donate that requires collection please contact Martyn Blunt 01954 252214.

Bateson Quiz Night: Friday 27th September 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 the usual riot of discussion, argument and discovery!

Brooks Williams and PJ Wright: Saturday 23 November 7:30pm

Tickets £8 (£6 concessions) Please book early for this guitar extravaganza as tickets are already selling quickly. The evening will be a feast of blues guitar, songs and cheery banter. Call Alison on 01954 208045 or e-mail alisonjbateson@nullgmail.com

New Rampton Website Contact

Chris Goldsmith is the welcome new Assistant Editor for the website. Chris lives at 13 Cow Lane, and his email contact address for the Ramption Website will be chris@nullrampton.org (to be confirmed shortly). Meanwhile contact can still be made through trevor@nullrampton.org

Rampton Charity Horse Show

Saturday 14th September www.ramptonhorseshow.org

Friends of All Saint’s Church

A collective and individual thank you .

Friends of All Saints Church Rampton were able recently to pay for urgent repairs to stonework in the arch of the window of the north-eastern corner of the church. The Friends committee would like to thank the village of Rampton collectively and individually for your generosity and continuing support that enables the Friends to honour our commitment to that deeply beautiful and precious building.

Our autumn schedule of events

Line Dancing: Friday 6th September

Village Hall, 7:00pm to 10ish, tickets on the door. Bring your own drink/nibbles. Tea, coffee, squash available.

Coffee Morning with Bring & Buy Stall: Saturday 21st September

10:30-12:30 in the Village Hall. Please bring along an item to donate to the B&B stall ? a jar of homemade jam, unwanted gift etc. Please price your item somewhere between 50p and £2. And of course make the most of the opportunity to chat with friends and neighbours over a cup of tea or coffee!

Wine Tasting Evening : Friday 8 November

Back by popular demand! More detail next month.

Christmas Coffee Morning: Saturday 30 November .

Keep your eyes and ears open for a special event on 20/21 December.

A New Rampton Pictorial Calendar

It is hoped to produce a new Calendar for 2014 during Sept/Oct. These will be similar in format to the previous few years: wall-hanging approx 13 x 10 inches with one pictorial page for each month. They will be sold at cost, likely to be about £16.50 each, and available in November. If you are interested, please record your interest with the Website editor at 10 Church End.

Rampton Parish Council Dates

September 2nd (Agenda), October 7th November 4th, December 2nd

’77 Committee

The ’77 Committee is still looking for new members. We organise fund raising events through the year. We are looking for willing hands and bright ideas! Contact Judy Garstang, Tel: 01954 250960.

Have a fun day out with your dog!

On Sunday 8th September, as part of the Food, Farming and Countryside Day at Milton Country Park, there will be a fun dog show in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. There will be 12 classes and we will be taking entries from 11:00am, with classes starting at 12 noon. If youneed any information please contact me via email at jennifer.parker5@nullbtopenworld.com or by phone (evenings preferred) on 01223 833562

The Annual Rampton Art Show A Critique by Watersmeet

Over the years, one could have written a book about Ramparts. Alas, too late! They have already written an opening chapter and then illustrated the cover. Perhaps one highlight of this year’s show were those various pieces combining imaginative art with irreverent comment on the paperback book trade. Brilliant!

One could also have written a book about many other exhibits ion the 8th show. Again, alas! Not enough room in the Rampton Newsletter to print it. Suffice to say that alongside the continual annual stream of new themes were works by long term group members who have developed their own unique styles to produce exhibits if superb quality.

Shape Your Place!

http://southcambridgeshire.shapeyourplace.org/ helps local groups and organisations share news, information and promote events via blogs and videos. What makes ShapeYourPlace different from any other community online forum or website is the fact that local people can raise issues about their area and get a response from local public services within 10 working days.

Charity Coffee Day

A Coffee day will be held at 28 Cow Lane on September 21st
10:30am til 12:30pm then 2pm-5pm. Proceeds towards MacMillan Cancer Support.

Muriel Neal

Back to Church Sunday

When I was growing up there was one sure way to know that guests were coming over: the house was clean. Mother would enlist all our help, and we would roll up our sleeves (with only limited moaning) and pitch in. The floor needed to be hoovered. The counters needed to be dusted. Our toys needed to be picked up and put away. The guests we invited were coming over, so we got ready.

The God we worship every week is an inviting God. He invited the first woman and man into a relationship with him. He invited Abraham on an adventure that led him to a faraway land. In his Son Jesus, he invited the 12 disciples to follow him. In his Holy Spirit, he continues to invite us into that life which Jesus won for us. God is constantly inviting us and the world into relationship with him, and he invites us to invite others into this life as well.

Back to Church Sunday is the 29th of September. If you haven’t heard, BTCS is an international event whose purpose is to invite people back into church on a day that isn’t Christmas or Easter. When I lived in Toronto, we used BTCS in our parish to kick off the autumn schedule and to invite our friends to come see what our parish was all about. And they did. We started house groups that year. In one of those house groups, an adult decided to be baptized, and all because someone had invited her to join the group!

Invitation is exciting. When the people of God take the simple step of inviting people back to church, amazing things happen. But, more importantly, people’s lives are changed. For this Back to Church Sunday, let’s get ready to roll our sleeves up together and welcome our guests. God has invited us into his fullness of life. I hope you’ll join me in inviting our friends and neighbours to taste and see that the Lord is good.

Jason Ingalls, Assistant Curate

Pastoral visits

Would you, or someone you know, appreciate a friendly visit?  A number of people from All Saints Church  are happy to visit folk to chat, or to bring Communion to those who are housebound and can’t get to church.  To arrange a visit please contact :  Rev’d Kylie Hodgins 250454,  Miss Pauline Wayman 251083,  Mrs Judi Middleton 251607.

Rampton Village Hall Lottery Winners June 2013

163   £60;     137   £40;     47   £20;     71   £10;     32   £10;     117   £10

Tuesday Tea Club

Also, all over 55s are very welcome to join us from 2:30 – 4:30pm in the Village Hall on Tuesday 3rd September
Tuesday 17th September
Tuesday 1st October will be a talk by Andrew Sankey-Smith’The History of the Cottage Garden’.

South Cambridgeshire District Councillor’s News

Local Plan-In response to last summer’s public consultation, over 30,000 comments were received and these have helped SCDC to shape its submission draft. The final stage of public consultation is now underway. Residents and businesses are asked to say whether they support or object to proposals which include a new town at Waterbeach, a new village at Bourn Airfield and a major extension to Cambourne. This will be the final opportunity for residents and businesses to make their views known. The consultation runs until Monday 30th September. Information about the plan and exhibits being held can be found at http://www.scambs.gov.uk/localplan (a paper consultation form can be obtained from South Cambridgeshire District Council).

Cllr. Lynda Harford
01954 251775/07889 131022

Diary Apology…

I’m sorry but there was no space for the diary this month. Don’t forget services are at All Saints’ Rampton on the 1st and 3rd Sunday, the library is here on the 2nd Monday and the first bin collection this month is green/blue.

The Editor, Georgina

Items for the October Newsletter by 17th September to: Georgina Dunkley, 69 Cow Lane, Rampton or newsletter@nullrampton.org or 07812 579101