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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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VACANCY FOR COUNCILLOR

There is a vacancy on the above Council, following the resignation of Cllr J. Latham.

The Parish Council wishes to fill the vacancy by co-option. Please click here for details.

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AUCTION - VILLAGE HALL

Rippingale Friendship Club will be holding an Auction on Wednesday July 20th at the village hall from 2pm to 4.30pm.

Click here to visit the Friendship Club pages for more information

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NEW GROCERY, MILK AND NEWSPAPER DELIVERY FOR THE VILLAGE

A local man who lives in the village is enquiring if there would be enough interest in a weekend service that would generate enough business to make it worth him getting up in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings delivering newspapers milk and groceries to residents in the village. The service would include a day before ordering system by email or text messaging. Ordering would be simple and an immediate account would be set up for the resident that would offer them 2 weeks to settle by money pick up or bank transfer.

Prices would be as competitive as possible with a small delivery charge to help the venture work. Would parishioners please send their interest in this to: Mike Bronze .47a Dovecote, Rippingale, PE10 0SY or bronzeservices@live.com. 07971 447528

NB: The email address published th the July newsletter is incorrect - please use the one above.

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COMMUNITY LINCS - PHOTO COMPETITION 2016

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

Click here for more details

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TABLE TOP SALE - VILLAGE HALL

Loose Ends is holding another Table Top Sale on 16th October 10am to2pm. There will be a variety of stalls and also a designated area for visitors to have a go at spinning weaving and various other crafts and see what Loose Ends is all about!

Visit the 'Events' pages for more information, and to see what else is on in Rippingale.

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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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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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