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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.

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Rippingale News Clips . . .

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VILLAGE BURGLARIES UPDATE

As you know, several properties in the village have been the victims of burglary or attempted break ins. There have also been reports of suspicious persons and vehicles. Hopefully the recent arrests will put a stop to the recent burglaries but if you see something that doesn’t seem right, Report it to 101, or 999 in an emergency.

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TIME FOR A CUPPA EVENT

Loose Ends is hosting a Time for a cuppa event for Dementia UK in the village hall on March 2nd 10.30-12.30. We are having a prize everytime raffle and being entertained by Donna and Neale a local duo. Cakes and tea/coffee will be served.

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SKDC PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTER

Download the latest edition of SKDC’s Parish Update newsletter here.

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NEW Rippingale Art Group (RAGS) NEW

The new Rippingale Art Group (RAGS) meets on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30pm, at the Village Hall. You can come and work in Pencil, Inks, Pastels, Acrylics, Watercolours… whatever you like! The subscription fee is £2.50 per evening, and tea & coffee will be provided at no charge.

The first meeting is on Tuesday 9th January. If you are interested in coming along for a free-of-charge ‘taster session’, or want to find out more, please contact Phil Rippingale, details in the January Newsletter.

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NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

An updated list of planning applications has been issued by the Parish Council. This document contains details of applications that are open for comment. Visit the Parish Council page for more information and to download the latest document.

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LINCOLNSHIRE ALERT

Lets you know what is happening in your local area. It is a two way communication system designed to put you in touch with Lincolnshire Police and Neighbourhood Watch. To subscribe to this service follow the link in the left hand menu.

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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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NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN FOR AVELAND

A Steering Group and Management Committee has been formed, but more members are needed to help get things moving. If you are at all interested please come and see how you can help. Please contact Peter Moseley for more information.

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

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KERUNG VILLAGE PROJECT

The original Kerung Village Project undertaken was designed to support a small community, largely forgotten by the World, after the devastating earth quakes of 2015. As some of you know John visited Nepal just after the initial shocks that year and spent two weeks providing aid; of food, shelter and money, donated by many people, to needy families in villages near to the Tibetan border. This report is of an unexpected follow-up visit, and Joe Main and John Kimbrey were pleased to have been part of.

Click here to see the report with many photographs.

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DON'T GET SCAMMED

National Trading Standards have launched a new scheme to raise awareness against scams and encourage people to take a stand against them. Scams often target people in vulnerable situations – the Friends Against Scams campaign aims to protect and prevent these people from becoming victims by empowering communities to 'Take a Stand Against Scams'.

There is a permanent link in the side menu of this page.

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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, Dowsby and Rippingale may be the birthplace, but you are without a shadow of a doubt the home of the Archers and always have been!

Rippingale Recent History - The Archers

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

 

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