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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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ROSE QUEEN 2017 - 2018

If you would like to be the new Rose Queen, you should be 18 years of age, or under, on Thursday 22nd June 2017, and should live in Rippingale, or have been a resident of the parish at some time.

You can fill in the application form, or you can be nominated by a friend, guardian, parent or any other relation.

Click here to download the application form.

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FEAST COMPETITIONS

Click here to download a copy of this year's Rippingale Feast Competitions (including the Tea Loaf recipe), or visit the Feast pages for more details.

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ROAD CLOSURE FEN ROAD

Road closure, Rippingale Fen, 3 days between 10th to 23rd July 2017

Click here for the latest info/SKDC notice

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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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OUTING TO THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

Rippingale & District WI outing to Thursford Christmas Spectacular - Monday 13 November

We have some spare seats available on our coach to see a matinee performance of the Thursford Christmas Spectacular on Monday 13 November. This 3 hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety, and is well worth seeing.

Tickets will cost approximately 60, which includes entry to the show and coach transport. We are looking at the possibility of stopping off for a meal on the way home, which would cost in the region of 15. This will all be confirmed nearer the time.

The coach will depart from Rippingale Village Hall (parking available) at approximately 10.30am, returning during the evening at a time to be advised. A deposit of 5 per person is required by Friday 14 July payment details to be advised.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact Karen Holtom by Friday 14 July on 01778 571298 or 07786 992621 or kjholtom@yahoo.co.uk

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BEES SWARMING IN THE RIPPINGALE AREA

Messager from Angela Adams:

I keep honey bees which unfortunately do have a tendency to swarm at this time of year. If anyone has a swarm of Honey Bees arrive as a cluster hanging in a tree or bush in their garden then ring me and I will try & collect them. I am sorry but I am unable to deal with Bumble bees which are only temporary anyway, or bees in buildings. Tel: 07799 876734

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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 13 July

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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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