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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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SITUATION VACANT - WEBMASTER, RIPPINGALE VILLAGE WEBSITE.

It is with a heavy heart that I have once again decided that I need to give up running this website, and will be standing down by (or before) the end of October. This of course leaves an opening for a new webmaster, and perhaps with a new webmaster a new look (or not). If you are interested please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council either direct, or via our website at the 'Contact Us' page.

I will be around up to the end of October and can assist with the handover as necessary.

John W - Webmaster.

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NEW OWNER AT THE WILLOWS

The Willows Residential Care Home is located in the heart of Rippingale, where our team provides excellent care to our residents. I am proud to announce myself, Mrs Roop Nahil, as the new owner of The Willows.(www.thewillowscarehome.co.uk) As a return of the warm welcome I have received from the community, I would like to invite everyone to visit our care home and have a cuppa with us. Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.

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RIPPINGALE ALLOTMENTS OPEN DAY

Sunday 20th August 2017 12 noon – 4pm

There will be the usual Vegetable Stall as well as Teas & Cakes.
Come & take a look around & chat to the plot holders, there are still a few plots available to rent so come & join us.

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SKDC LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION

South Kesteven District Council is preparing a new Local Plan for the District. The new South Kesteven Local Plan will cover the whole district of South Kesteven for the period 2011-2036 and it will set out the Council’s strategy for delivering sustainable development including the vision, objectives and spatial strategy. It will also establish development requirements for the District for the plan period including the amount of housing and employment land needed, and allocate specific development sites to meet that need.

Click here for details of the consultation

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SKDC BIG CLEAN!

Want to address that frustrating grotspot near where you live?

Click here for more details

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LOOSE ENDS

Loose Ends is having a summer break our last meeting will be July 14th and we will return on September 1st there is a possibility of a couple of meetings taking place at members homes one in July and one in August please contact me for details 441386

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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 Mike Hallas and/or Peter Moseley for more information.

By now residents in the Aveland area will have received a copy of the 'Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire'. If not you will receive one shortly. It is easier to fill in the questionnaire on line, so why not click here to visit www.Aveland.org.uk

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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RIPPINGALE PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP

The recently formed 'Rippingale Photographic Group' is normally 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 9th August

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RICHARD DIGANCE GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY TOUR

8.00pm Saturday 14th October 2017
St Andrews Church. Rippingale
Tickets priced at £12.50 are available from The Bull Inn. Rippingale.

Click here for details

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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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