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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 . . .

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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CAR BOOT SALE AT THE BULL

Sunday 10 July 16 - 7am to mid day.

Click here for details

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QUIZ AT THE BULL

Sunday 19th June 16 - 6.30 pm

Click here for details

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LOOSE ENDS - FOREVER LIVING

Loose Ends are holding a "Forever Living" products demonstration during their normal Firday morning meeting.

The demonstration is open to the public, and admission is free.

Click here for more information about the loose ends Friday Morning group.

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COMMUNITY LINCS - PHOTO COMPETITION 2016

Win an 80 gift voucher

March to May - Lincolnshire Communities in Action
July to September - A Day Out in Lincolnshire

Click here for more details

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DISPOSAL OF SCHOOL PLAYING FIELD

Lincolnshire County Council wish to dispose of the Rippingale School playing field.

Click here for details.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN FOR AVELAND

Currently there is no legal/statutory mechanism for community wishes to be considered in the development process. Village Design Statements no longer carry influence. A number of parishes in Aveland are pooling resources to develop a neighbourhood plan. These parishes are Aslackby & Laughton, Rippingale, Dowsby, Dunsby and Pointon & Semperingham.

Click here to visit the Neighbourhood Plan pages for more information.

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EXERCISE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS

Rippingale Parish Council

Notice of commencement of period for the 'Exercise of Public Rights' - Accounts for year ending 31 March 2016

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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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