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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.

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Rippingale News Clips . . .

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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BULL CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS

Sue will close the doors for the last time on Tuesday 23 June 2015. The new owners will take over the following day, but the pub will be closed for renovations. When we get to know more details we will pass them on.

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FLOOD MAMAGEMENT - 40 FOOT DRAIN

There is a consultation happening NOW - please click here for the details.

Many options are on the table from the Environment Agency, some of which may mean a lower pumping capacity at the south forty foot drain outfall, and which may mean the likelihood of flooding in the area is drastically increased. I would urge everyone to get involved with this consultation and go along to the events that are being planned. I would hope that everyone would concur that reducing flooding risk, rather than increasing it is what is required, especially on ancient fenland and the upstream catchments, so the message to the EA should be a resounding "REPLACE THE PUMPS". The planned consultation event is Thursday 10 September Rippingale Village Hall: 1pm to 8pm.

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THANK YOU FROM Dist Clr PETER MOSELEY

A quick note of thanks to everyone who voted on Election Day, I am pleased to report that I was elected with an increased majority (77%) and I am happy to represent you as your district councillor. I will be working with all the local parishes to make sure that, where possible, you get the best deal and the best service for your taxes. I can be contacted by email on P.Moseley@southkesteven.gov.uk or by phone to 01778 441273. There will be a number of issues that I will be pushing forward in the near future, not least of which is the district Local Plan and how our parishes can combine to work with it to gain a long term sustainable future.

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VACANCY FOR PARISH COUNCILOR

There is one vacancy on Rippingale Parish Council and this position will be filled by co-option at the meeting of the Council to be held on Thursday, 13th August, 2015 at 7.30p.m. in Rippingale Village Hall.

Click here for details

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BUS SERVICE UPDATE - ROUTE 33 - TUESDAYS

Service 33 from Bourne to Sleaford and Lincoln on Tuesdays will from 1st June run 10 minutes later so pick up in Rippingale will be 9.35am instead of 9.25am.

The return journey is not changed.
CM

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RIPPINGALE HERO WORKING WITH DISASTER RELIEF TEAM IN NAPAL

A Rippingale man has flown out to Nepal as part of a strategic planning team deciding how to spend the 50 million raised by an international charity.

Rippingale was on tenterhooks this morning (Tuesday 12th May) as news began filtering through about a second major earthquake on Nepal in exactly the area our hero John Kimbrey seemed to be. Click here to read the whole story . . .

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ALLOTMENT PLOTS AVAILABLE

Allotment plots from 100 sq mtrs available

Click here for details.

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THE SKDC LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION IS NOW OPEN

The SKDC Local plan Consultation is now open! This is YOUR chance to get declassified as "unsustainable" and choose how you want your community to develop in the future.

SKDC have launched the first consultation for the new local plan which will aim to define how South Kesteven and consequently, Rippingale and surrounding villages, will develop over the next 20 years. Last time around, the rural communities were unfairly disadvantaged by the Local development Framework, which sought to categorise villages into "service centres" or "Unsustainable" classifications. The latter of which meant that the ability for communities to choose the developments in their area was, to all real terms, removed . . .

. . . Now, however, is the chance to start reversing the change. I believe that rural communities should have the overriding influence on the developments that they choose or are offered. I do not want to see communities who prefer no development, to have it forced on them, but neither should communities who want selected development have it automatically refused . . .

Cllr Dr Peter Moseley, Rippingale Click here to read the full article

SKDC Local Plan Consultation Document     SKDC Local Plan Response Form

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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!

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

Rippingale Recent History - The Archers

 

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