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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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COUNCIL TAX CONSULTATION JAN 2018

South Kesteven District Council is asking local residents, businesses and parish councils for their views on council tax proposals for 2018/19. Please click on the following link to take part in their survey. SKDC Council Tax Consultation

The consultation closes on Monday 29th January 2018.

NEW Rippingale Art Group (RAGS) NEW

The new Rippingale Art Group (RAGS) meets on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30pm, at the Village Hall. You can come and work in Pencil, Inks, Pastels, Acrylics, Watercolours… whatever you like! The subscription fee is £2.50 per evening, and tea & coffee will be provided at no charge.

The first meeting is on Tuesday 9th January. If you are interested in coming along for a free-of-charge ‘taster session’, or want to find out more, please contact Phil Rippingale, details in the latest Newsletter.

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2018 FEAST FUNDRAISER – Rippingale Ghost walk

It’s the New Year, and it’s time to book your tickets for the Rippingale Ghost walk!! Join Martin Tempest, Professional Actor, well known for spooky events in the Stamford area, and the Ghost walks of Stamford, as he leads you on a Thriller fright night, around one of the most Haunted Villages in Lincolnshire. But be warned! There are Surprises and jumps along the way!

There will be two walks on Saturday 27th January, starting at 7.30 and 8.30pm, each lasting 45 minutes. They will both start and finish at the Bull Inn, where you can always find much more friendly spirits! Children must be aged 9 or over to attend this event. Tickets are £10 for adults and £8 for children and must be paid for before the event. If you would like to book for this Feast fundraiser event, please see the details in the January Newsletter.

DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING

With the arrival of the second device, training sessions are going to be held in both the Village Hall and the Bull Inn. We hope to bring you the dates for the Village Hall shortly but, the dates for the Bull Inn are: Saturday 20 & Wednesday 31 January; Saturday 17 February 2018. Sessions run 10am – 12noon and there are 10 places per course.

To book a place please see the contact details on page 2 of the December Newsletter.

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PCC launches 'Lincolnshire Crime & Policing Survey'

Residents are being given the chance to help shape the future of policing in the midst of an uncertain financial future. The Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones has launched a comprehensive ‘Lincolnshire Crime & Policing Survey‘ in the run up to setting next year’s budget for Lincolnshire Police. The survey will ask the views of people across the county on a range of subjects from their priorities for policing to their own personal experience of crime. It is open throughout December and can be completed via click here.this link. Or for more information click here.

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NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

An updated list of planning applications has been issued by the Parish Council. This document contains details of applications that are open for comment. Visit the Parish Council page for more information and to download the latest document.

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LINCOLNSHIRE ALERT

Lets you know what is happening in your local area. It is a two way communication system designed to put you in touch with Lincolnshire Police and Neighbourhood Watch. To subscribe to this service follow the link in the left hand menu.

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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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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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