Welcome to Ripple Parish Council

Ripple is the most southerly parish in Worcestershire and consists of the communities of Ryall, Holly Green, The Grove, Naunton, Uckinghall and Ripple.The Parish was formerly much larger and at the date of the Doomsday Survey included Upton upon Severn, all the three Croomes together with Queenhill and Holdfast. It was at that time one of the largest parishes in Worcestershire. Over the years various areas were transferred to neighbouring parishes to reduce it to its present size.
Ripple was known as "rippel" in AD680 which has connections with the Norwegian "ripel", a strip of woodland or coppice.This is also referred to as "rypel" in ancient charters to denote a strip of land bestowed by some benefactor. This definition obviously confirms the shape of the Parish which extends north/south by 4.5miles and east/west by 1.5 miles
In 1643 the Battle of Ripple was fought on Ripple Meadow between the Parliamentarians, under Sir William Waller, who defeated the Royalists commanded by Prince Maurice, as part of the Civil War.

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Job Vacancy for Ripple Parish Council Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

 Applications are invited for the post of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.
 
This is a home based part time post of 12 hours per week. Equipment will be provided and you will be required to store Parish Council records and documents securely.
 
Salary range NALC SCP 18-23 pro rata dependent on qualifications plus home working allowance.
 
The role will include attendance of evening meetings, documenting and circulation of minutes for those meetings together with providing comprehensive administration support. The Clerk is the Responsible Financial Officer and as such will be responsible for all financial records of the Council and careful administration of its finances.
 
The ideal candidate will be a CILCA qualified Parish Clerk or a person willing to work towards this qualification, have a working knowledge of Local Government procedures, with excellent communication skills, high level of IT expertise and an ability to be flexible with regards to the needs of the job. A full job description is available on request.
 
To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter to the Chair.
 
 
Alternatively by post to Chair, Ripple Parish Council, Orchard House, Ryall Lane, Ryall,
Upton upon Severn. WR8 0PN
 
Closing Date 12th April 2021
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Images of Ripple

Holly Green Parish Hall, Ripple Church of St Mary, Ripple
Uckinghall Ripple Village The War Memorial

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