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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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LOCAL AND NATIONAL ELECTIONS 2015
Polling Day: Thursday 7th May - Rippingale Village Hall - 7am to 10pm

For news and information about the local (and national) elections please click here.

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EXERCISE CLASS FOR RIPPINGALE STARTED ON WEDNESDAY 18th FEBRUARY

Great News the eagerly awaited Exercise Class for Rippingale started on Wednesday 18th February 10.30-11.30 am. 4.50 per class or 20 for 5 classes. The classes take place in Rippingale Village Hall Wednesday mornings, and will consist of low impact exercises suitable for older people, but we welcome ladies and gents of any age over 18 years.

So don't be shy come and join us! Our Instructor is Emily Webster who also takes evening classes in Bourne.

For more information please contact Carol 441386 or click here to email Carol via the website.

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ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE - EAST STREET - UPDATE

UPDATE - Road closure notice, East Street, five days between 9th and 28th February 2015.

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 Loacl Plan Response Form

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THE BULL INN IS FOR SALE - OPEN MEETING VILLAGE HALL, 8PM TUE 6 JAN 15

Over one hundred villagers attended the meeting - CLICK HERE to read resume from Bev Machim.

Nb: It has been decided that the next Save our pub meeting on Sunday February 22nd is CANCELLED. We still have interested parties in the pub, and we are letting the commercial route take its course. Please keep an eye on this page and the village newsletter for further updates.

Sadly the Bull Inn is up for sale at what can only be described as a give away price for a property that size let alone a going concern with all 'The Archers' history behind it.

Click here for the local history of 'The Archers, and Every Day Story of Country Folk' , or

Click here for details of the sale . . .

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HIDE AND SEEK SECRET

The grandchildren were up for the weekend - the usual question to them is "Planes or Trains?" to keep them occupied. But this time my daughter came armed with a big secret - it's called "GeoCache."

It's a free mobile phone app which shows thousands of sites all over the world, where people have hidden stuff for us to find - click here to read on . . .

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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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