The Rampton Spring litter pick is on Sunday 10th March. Meet at 10.30am on the Green. We’ll be out for an hour and a half or so then back to the Village Hall for tea and biscuits. We have litter pickers and high vis tabards, but you’ll want some good gloves and wheelbarrows would be useful. Everybody welcome. Come and join us and make a difference close to home.
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The next walk will be on Saturday 16th February and will be led by Jane McCartney.
The walk will start from The Three Kings at Haddenham and is approximately 5miles with a a shorter option available. The walk takes in Haddenham pastures and Wilburton, we will return to the pub for lunch and non walkers are welcome to join us there. Walkers can make their menu choice before the walk when the pub will be open for us. Non walkers will need to arrive by 12.30, lunch is booked for 1.00pm.
Rampton residents will leave the green at 9.00. The walk will begin at 9.45
Grand Jumble Sale. Saturday 30th March 10am-12 noon. Rampton Village Hall. Entry 30p on the door. Unload those dodgy Christmas presents from last Christmas and start shopping for next (Only 300 shopping days left!). Donations for the sale gratefully received at the Village Hall on the evening of 29th or early on the morning of the 30th.
Rampton Relay. Sunday 7th April, large field by Giant’s Hill. Registration from 2pm. Race commences at 2:30pm. “This is the run which really is fun!” Only one Rampton mile in length our circular course is usually tackled as a four lap relay by teams of four, but individual runners are welcome to join in and run one, two, three or even four laps! Certificates to all runners, medals for notable achievements and the Rampton Educational Foundation Shield is up for grabs by any teams of primary school aged children. (Teams of four £10. Individual Runners £3. All proceeds to local charities).
Tea on the Green. Sunday 2nd June 3pm Rampton Village Green. A joint effort by the ’77 Committee and the Rampton Fairies. A traditional cream tea if you like tradition, and a glass of fizz if you think tradition needs to be picked up and dragged into the 21st century. There will be some amusements organised for children and a bring and buy plant stall so you can unload all those tomato plants.
Saturday, 9th March, Rampton Village Hall Doors open 7.15pm for performance at 8pm
Rampton Village Hall are delighted to welcome the Willows back to Rampton. With numerous festival appearances from Cambridge to Glastonbury their new line-up is bursting with vocal and instrumental talent. Stylistically the band continue to take in influences from folk, americana and rock traditions and meld them through their own engaging songwriting. Although it has to be said this line-up and recent album has more power and edge than previously.
Fronted by the distinctive vocals of Jade Rhiannon the band adds Katriona Gilmore (Gilmore & Roberts, The Albion Band) on fiddle to their line-up along with Ben Savage (Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage) on guitar/dobro, Evan Carson (Sam Kelly, Seth Lakeman) on drums/bodhran and Cliff Ward on banjo/guitar.
The weather was kind to us on the evening of 20th December as we set off round the village carol singing. Many thanks to the Black Horse for the mulled wine and mince pies which was the perfect ending to a great evening.
Thank you to all who turned up to sing and to all who gave so generously. We raised £167.53 for the Children’s Society.
There are two vacancies on Rampton Parish Council.
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
The address for the Returning Officer is: South Cambridgeshire District Council, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge CB3 6EA
If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.
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The Greater Cambridge Partnership are inviting comments on the proposed Oakington Rural Travel Hub. The closing date is 7th January 2019. The form can be completed online at www.greatercambridge.org.uk/ruraltravelhubsconsultationor the parish clerk has a supply of leaflets and comment forms that can be obtained from the porch outside No.13 Cow Lane.
Winter is upon us and rather than sit at home on your own, why not join a new group being set up to bring together all the “crafty ” people of Rampton?
This will be an informal group, coming together every two weeks (or thereabouts) where you can socialise with friends and neighbours whilst working on your latest project.
Any type of craft is welcome, including (but not limited to) patchwork and quilting, knitting, crochet, feltwork, dressmaking, drawing or anything else you are working on.
The first get together will be on Tuesday 29th January 2019 in the village hall, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
This group will be held on every other Tuesday afternoon, alternating with the over 55’s Tea Club. Cost will be £3 per person to cover the cost of hiring the hall. If you are interested, please call either Pat Mansfield (tel: 202650) or Pat Turner (tel: 200438 ) so we can gauge the level of interest
We will be carol singing round the village in aid of The Children’s Society on Thursday, 20th December. Meet on the Green at 6.30pm. We will finish in the pub around 8pm or earlier if cold/wet/snowy. Touches and hi-viz recommended. Words will be supplied.
I would like to say a big thank you to all those who came to the pub quiz on 13th November and also thank you to the pub for allowing us to use it as a venue. The quiz was a great success with 9 teams and raised £120 for the Royal British Legion.
The annual dinner will take place on Saturday 26th January, the dinner is followed by the Rampton Review (oh yes it is!). Seating space in the hall is limited which is why we have to restrict invitations to those over the age of 60 and their partner. Invitations will be sent out during the first two weeks of December. If you don’t receive an invitation and would like to come please contact Jon White: 01954 201489 so we can add you to our list.
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A plea to avoid parking on pavements in the village. The Highway Code states the following: Parking on the pavement can obstruct and seriously inconvenience pedestrians, people in wheelchairs or with visual impairments and people with prams or pushchairs.
Thank you to all those who joined in, or helped in any way, with the Homecoming events over Armistice weekend. We are grateful to our sponsors Kevin Bell (OddJobs247), FINK Developments, Leeway Building Services, Nick Parker and Greg Blunt and particularly grateful to RampArts for the group art projects, Kevin Bell for building the Homecoming soldiers and students from the Centre School for painting them. Rampton welcomed our boys home. A total of £211 was raised for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
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Saturday 15th December) The December walk will start from the Madingley Road Park & Ride free Car Park at 9.30 (park at the back of the car park). The route will pass through Eddington (the new University development between Madingley Road and Huntingdon Road), skirt round Girton College, and then head to the American Cemetery at Madingley. The route returns to the starting point via Coton. It is a circular walk of about 5.5 miles. If anyone feels this is too much for them, there are buses that run from the American Cemetary back to the Park & Ride site, or if you let us know, you can loiter in the American Cemetery visitor centre or chapel and we can collect you and return you to the P&R site after the walk.
As it’s the December walk, no pub arranged, but the end point provides access into Cambridge.
The Greater Cambridge Partnership is set to launch a consultation for a proposed new transport interchange in Oakington.
Following initial engagement with the local community this summer we are now planning to consult on the proposals for a pilot Rural Travel Hub which, if agreed, would be one of the first in the area.
Rural Travel Hubs are small transport interchanges which encourage people to change to a more environmentally friendly way of travelling. The potential Rural Travel Hub would be next to Station Road and adjacent to the Oakington Guided Busway stop. It will provide new links to connect Oakington and the surrounding villages with public transport, walking, and cycling routes.
We’re looking for your views on the need for a Rural Travel Hub in Oakington, what facilities should be provided at any hub, and any comments on some initial design options.
We hope that people from the surrounding area will use the proposed Oakington Rural Travel Hub and it’s really important to us that local people, including those in Rampton, tell us what they think of the proposals.
You can find out more about the plans and meet us in person at:
The consultation will run in the late autumn until the New Year. Full information about the consultation, including potential features of a Rural Travel Hub and mock-ups of how the site could look, can be found on our website at
The party will be at the Village Hall as usual, but with a slight difference! Don’t worry, we will still have Father Christmas, mince pies and mulled wine, and of course everyone is welcome to stay for as long as they wish. Between 4pm and 5:30pm we have will have games aimed at younger children and gentle music for older residents… and then from 5:30pm until 7:30pm Disco Dave will be putting on a children’s disco – there are no upper or lower age limits, so please do stay and have a bop.
Please note that ALL children will need to bring their responsible adult(s) with them – there is no childcare provision!
We will be serving hot dogs and mulled wine from 4:30pm, with the lights being switched on by Father Christmas at 5:30pm. Please note that for safety, the road outside numbers 12, 13 and 14 The Green will be closed. Access to and from King Street will still be possible via the shorter road from the High Street.