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Welcome to the Rippingale Village Website

Rippingale is a small picturesque village sitting in open farmland to the east of the A15 some 5 miles north of Bourne in Lincolnshire, England.  It has its own pub, village hall, church and residential care home.  There is a visiting post office in the Bull Inn four days a week, and a full time post office about 3 miles away in Morton.

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Rippingale News Clips . . .

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NEW FROM LINCOLNSHIRE ALERT - ATTEMPTED BURGLARY

During the hours of 7.30am and 6pm on Monday 6th November an attempted burglary happened at a residential property in West Road, Haconby. The unknown offender/s tried to gain entry by smashing the outer pane of a small double glazed window. Incident 408 06/11/2017 relates

Sometime between 3.30pm on Monday 8th and midday on Tuesday 9th November the old ‘cherry picker’ in the carpark of The Social Club, Fen Road, Pointon was targeted by unknown person/s. It is believed a golf ball (left at scene) was used to smash a window; entry was then gained for the purpose of stealing a 10ml spanner and a racket strap. Incident 250 09/11/2017 relates.

If you have any information relating to the above crimes please call 101 and quote the relevant incident number or alternative call crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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NEW FROM LINCOLNSHIRE ALERT - EMPLOYMENT FRAUD

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified a number of reports where job seekers are being targeted by fraudsters trying to obtain personal and banking details from them, or requesting money to secure accommodation.

For more information on this please see the following information issued by LincsAlert.
Lincs Alert 13 Nov 2017

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NEW MOBILE LIBRARY VISITS

The mobile library currently stop outside the Church on a Tuesday every four weeks between 14:15 – 14:45. Starting on December 6th there will be an additional stop on a Wednesday at the Village Hall to coincide with the Friendship Club. The dates have been added to the Events Calendar

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WHAT'S ON IN RIPPINGALE

Go to the "What's on in Rippingale" / "Events Calendar" pages to see what up and coming events are happening in Rippingale . . .

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NEW PLAY EQUIPMENT QUESTIONNAIRE

To help identify the type and age range of equipment you would like to see at the Jubilee Playing Field, the Council has created a questionnaire for your input. This equipment can be very expensive, so we would value your comments and suggestions, to ensure we make the best choices, no matter how young or old you may be. All the information gathered will help us to create a best fit design for all to enjoy. Please complete the questionnaire by 17th November 2017 and return it to any Parish Council Member, including:

Julie Parry, 70 Station Street;
Simon Goode, 84 Station Street;
Erica Field-Lucas, Chaff Houses, High Street;

Alternatively, an electronic version is available here which can be completed and emailed to the Parish Clerk: clerk@rpcouncil.co.uk

We are working hard to secure grants to supplement and maximise our limited funds. There is a wide choice of equipment available, for all ages (including teenagers and adults!), so please complete the questionnaire and send your ideas to the Clerk or any councillor as soon as possible. We hope to undertake the project early next year and will promulgate the final design as soon as the funds are in place.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Aviva Community Funds - Bid for Rippingale Play Equipment on the Jubilee Playing FieldS

Dear All,
Please see the details for the voting system to support a bid for funds from the Aviva Community Funds for the replacement of the Play Equipment on the Jubilee Play Equipment in Rippingale, Lincolnshire.
You can view the full details of the bid on the link to the voting platform. This is obviously a worthy cause which would provide the village with much needed equipment for our young people in this rural community. Please take a few minutes to vote.

With grateful thanks.
Chris
Chris Charlton
Chairman Rippingale Parish Council

01778 440986/07908 540686
cramcharlton@aol.com

For more details on the bid and to register your vote:

Click here to take you to the Aviva Community Funds page

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NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN FOR AVELAND

A Steering Group and Management Committee has been formed, but more members are needed to help get things moving. If you are at all interested please come and see how you can help. Please contact Peter Moseley for more information.

Click here to visit the Neighbourhood Plan pages for more information.

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KERUNG VILLAGE PROJECT

The original Kerung Village Project undertaken was designed to support a small community, largely forgotten by the World, after the devastating earth quakes of 2015. As some of you know John visited Nepal just after the initial shocks that year and spent two weeks providing aid; of food, shelter and money, donated by many people, to needy families in villages near to the Tibetan border. This report is of an unexpected follow-up visit, and Joe Main and John Kimbrey were pleased to have been part of.

Click here to see the report with many photographs.

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DON'T GET SCAMMED

National Trading Standards have launched a new scheme to raise awareness against scams and encourage people to take a stand against them. Scams often target people in vulnerable situations – the Friends Against Scams campaign aims to protect and prevent these people from becoming victims by empowering communities to 'Take a Stand Against Scams'.

There is a permanent link in the side menu of this page.

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ARCHERS WARS

The war over where the idea for the Archers was born rages on. Unfortunately the Inkberrow fans totally fail to see the difference between 'conception and birth', and 'grew up'.

Inkberrow is, without a shadow of a doubt, the modern-day Ambridge, and after it was used for publicity in the early days of the series Inkberrow undoubtedly inspired the scripts from then on and still does today, but that is not where the idea and original scripts and characters were conceived and born. Originally the BBC wanted to keep the 'Archers' neutral with no specific county or town. It was some two years from conception to the first pilot series, let alone to the time to when they needed publicity pictures after the Archers went nation-wide, before the BBC had to choose a place to represent Ambridge, and Inkberrow, being local to the studios and Godfrey Baseley's home fitted the picture. Of course scripts and characters 'shifted' to fit the new home.

The rest as they say is history and all is well documented in Godfrey Baseley's autobiography and other publications, however the 'Inkberrow supporters' have failed to recognise the full story - then again with all the publicity that Inkberrow must gain from being the 'Home of the Archers' we are sure that they do not want any competition. Don't worry Inkberrow, Dowsby and Rippingale may be the birthplace, but you are without a shadow of a doubt the home of the Archers and always have been!

Rippingale Recent History - The Archers

Lincolnshire Echo Article

Daily Mail Article

Guardian comment . . .

Birmingham Mail

WickiHistory of the Archers

Slide show of how the Archers started

BBC Facebook Archers Blog

 

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