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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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RIPPINGALE FEAST MEETING 7.30pm TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2017

The next meeting will be held at The Bull Rippingale, 7.30pm Tuesday 3rd October 2017.

John Smith has taken on the role of Chairman, all are welcome.

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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE IN LINCOLNSHIRE

A 5-year Sustainability & Transformation Plan (STP) has been drawn up by the Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Want to find out more & have your say?

Thursday 12th October @ 7pm in the Village Hall

Click here for details of the meeting

Click here for NHS leaflet

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UPDATE: RIPPINGALE VILLAGE WEBSITE

A volunteer has come forward to take over day-to-day administration of the village website. If anyone else feels they have skills that would be useful in a longer term update and possible new look to the site their input would still be very welcome. Please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council.

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MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

Friday 29th September, 10 Wendover Close from 10.00am to noon.

Cakes, Coffee and a natter all in aid of the MacMillan Nurses who do such a good job helping when serious illness strikes. Hope to see you there. Chris Bladon

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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 11th October

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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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SKDC BIG CLEAN!

Want to address that frustrating grotspot near where you live?

Click here for more details

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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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