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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.

The purpose of the web-site is to provide a focal point for the village activities and amenities for the benefit of the residents, and to enlighten the would-be visitor.

The construction of the website started in August 2004. Although it is now well established there is always room for improvement, and contributions for inclusion will be welcomed as will constructive criticism (we need feedback) - please email us with your suggestions and ideas.

Rippingale's Welcome Pack

Click here to download the village welcome pack, full of useful information about Rippingale

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Rippingale News Clips . . .

Please visit 'Terms and conditions' for information about material provided for publication on this website.

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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A1 ROAD CLOSURES - 6 FEBRUARY TO 14 APRIL 2017

Overnight closures of the A1 between the A52 Barrowby junction and the A607 at Harlaxton.

Click here for more information.

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RIPPINGALE PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP

The newly formed 'Rippingale Photographic Group' is meeting every second Wednesday of the month at The Bull Inn. For more details call Phil on 440204, or Phil on 07492 741 139

The next meeting is at 7.30pm, Wednesday 8th February.

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RIPPINGALE AND DISTRICT GARDENING CLUB

The club resumes meetings after the winter recess on Wednesday 8th March, 2017 at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall, Rippingale PE 10 0 TA with a talk given by Robert Potterton entitled 'A Labour of Love - Forty Years of Pottertons Nursery'. Robert is exceedingly well known and good speaker, his enthusiasm for his subject is boundless. We look forward to seeing members on this evening and any new people who wish to join will be given a warm welcome.

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LOOSE ENDS - EVENTS

"Time for a Cuppa" in support of Dementia UK on Friday 3rd March 10-12 in Rippingale Village Hall everyone is welcome to come for a "Cuppa" and a piece for cake all it costs is a donation to this worthy cause.

Table Top Sale, Rippingale village hall, on Sunday 2nd April 10-2pm tables available at £5 each. There will be a raffle and refreshments will be available, all profits will be donated to our charity which this year is Motor Neurons Disease

Handmade Craft Fayre on Sunday 21st May 10-2pm at Rippingale village hall. Only handmade crafts will be on sale! Tables available £5 each plus a handmade raffle donation. Refreshments will be available. Crafter's are asked if possible to demonstrate the making of an item so buyers can see how it's done! Profits to our charity.

To book or for more information please contact Carol 441386 or carol.mason1951@gmail.com

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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. Our next meeting is at 7.30pm on Wednesday 15th February 2017 at the Bull Inn. In the meantime please contact Mike Hallas and/or Peter Moseley for more information.

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

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DRUG ALERT IN MORTON - POWER TOOLS STOLEN IN KIRKBY UNDERWOOD

On Saturday afternoon 28th January, 101 received a call reporting young person’s in the street smoking ‘cannabis’ in Morton . . .
Around noon on Wednesday 25th January 2017 a large industrial farm shed was broken into. This occurred in Aslackby Road, Kirkby Underwood. The offender/s stole a Husqvarna petrol chainsaw and a Stihl petrol strimmer. Did you see anyone or any vehicle acting suspiciously around this time?

Don't wait for second or third hand information, get it first hand by joining " Lincolnshire ALERT

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

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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 perminant link in the side menu of this page.

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RIPPINGALE FEAST GRAND PRIZE DRAW 2016

First Prize - £100 - 0683 - Mr Pick
Second Prize - £50 - 0884 - Mrs Pittevils
Third Prize - Half day at spa - 0397 - Mst Dexter Cruickshank
Fourth Prize - Half day at spa - 0827 - Mrs Michelle Joint

The first prize is still to be claimed (as per 31st January 2017). Will the ticket holder please contact Phil Rippingale on 440204

Full list of prize winners.

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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, 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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