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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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County Council Update - Tier Two restrictions for Worcestershire

Tier Two restrictions for Worcestershire Today, the Government announced Worcestershire will go into Tier Two category of restrictions, once the current lockdown finishes on December 2nd. Worcestershire has worked very hard during the lockdown to reduce the number of cases of Covid-19 in the county. We have seen some good progress, which has resulted in the county avoiding tier 3 restrictions. We now need to continue the good work and bring the number of Covid-19 cases down further. From Wednesday 2nd December, everyone in Worcestershire will need to observe Tier Two restrictions. Tier Two restrictions include: • you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place. • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’. • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs. • pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals. The full list of restrictions are available on the dedicated pages of the Government’s website. These restrictions are considered necessary because the infection rate remains too high. The virus doesn’t stay in a single area but spreads where people are mixing. It is very important that we all now follow these new rules, to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases and stop the virus spreading further. Dr Kathryn Cobain, Director for Public Health for Worcestershire said: “I would like to thank you all for your continued hard work in helping to stop the spread of Covid-19. During these recent restrictions, we have seen some positive signs that Covid-19 cases are starting to stabilise in the county. The tier we will be in from December 2nd, will be reviewed every two weeks so it is important that we keep these figures heading in the right direction. Therefore, we need to continue to follow the measures in place to protect us all. We need to keep following the rules and keep building on the hard work we have done so far. This is a real opportunity, to take control of the virus, get our figures down and reduce the risk of transmission, especially with Christmas around the corner. It is up to us all now to keep going with the good work, by social distancing, by wearing a face covering, by washing our hands regularly and limiting our contacts.” Councillor John Smith, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing and Chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Board added: “These new measures represent a renewed opportunity to get our numbers down even more. If we keep working together to follow the rules, we will keep the people of Worcestershire safe and reduce the transmission of the virus.” For the latest information on the restrictions and what you can do over the Christmas period visit the dedicated pages of the County Council’s website.
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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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