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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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DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING

The next FREE training sessions will be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 13th February, 10am 12noon.  [NB - Sat 30 Jan CANCELLED]  There are a maximum of 12 places in each session. To reserve your place or require more information please contact: Erica Field-Lucas 440738 or email erica.fl @ hotmail.co.uk

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A RIGHT ROYAL QUIZ!

Sunday 21st February 2016 - 7.30pm at the Village Hall

Click here for details!

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THE BIG BREAKFAST / CLEAN FOR THE QUEEN

Enjoy a Big Breakfast with the WI for just 5 at Rippingale Village Hall

Saturday 5th March 2016 9:00 - 12:00

Click here for details or here to go to the WI webpage.

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VACANCY PARISH COUNCILLOR

There is one vacancy on Rippingale Parish Council and this position will be filled by co-option at a meeting of the Council, to be held on 10th March 2016, 7.30p.m. at Rippingale Village Hall.

Should more than one application be received for the vacancy, councillors will decide the appointment by a vote, or series of votes, in order to obtain a majority decision.

Click here for details

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LOOSE ENDS

If you are at a loose end on Friday mornings why not come and join us in Rippingale Village Hall at 10 o'clock for a coffee/tea and biscuits/cake.

The cost will be 3 per person to cover the cost of the hall and refreshments. Any profits made will be donated to Macmillan

Click here for details of the new 'Loose Ends' group

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FRAUD AND LCC

A new fraud-fighting force has been formed in Lincolnshire to crack down on fraud. Click here for details.

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LINCOLNSHIRE MINERALS AND WASTE LOCAL PLAN

Draft Site Locations Document (Preferred Sites and Areas) will commence on Friday 4 December 2015 until 5pm on Friday 29 January 2016.

Click here for details

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ROAD CLOSURE STATION STREET - FEBRUARY 2016

Road closure Station Street (Closed Westbound only from Pinfold Close to Dovecote) Click here for details.

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THE SKDC LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION IS NOW OPEN

Public Consultation - Meetings 8th Jan 16 to 19 Feb 16 - Click here fro details

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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