RUDDINGTON.info News Review of the Year

2018 has seen plenty of highs and lows for Ruddington. As the new year arrives, your independent village website looks back at some of the biggest news stories on which we’ve reported during the past twelve months. Please click on the photos or links to read more… JANUARY: At the start of 2018, the winter crimewave blighting the lives of residents and traders in Ruddington showed no sign of stopping – after a late night raid on Classic Cuts Hairdressing on the corner of High Street and Charles Street (on…

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Drivers Warned of January Delays

Ruddington’s motorists are being advised to expect travel disruption this January when tree maintenance work takes place in our village. Via East Midlands is warning that it will be felling dead trees and cutting back overgrown vegetation along the A60 Loughborough Road in Ruddington every weekday from the 14th to the 25th of January 2019 on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council. Temporary two-way traffic signals will be in use to enable contractors to do this safely. The good news is that the work will be carried out off-peak, between 9.00am and 3.30pm…

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Acts of Christmas Kindness in Ruddington

For the second year running, householders in our village have reported envelopes stuffed with cash being pushed through their letterboxes over Christmas! Once again, the envelopes filled with £20 notes have been delivered anonymously – marked only with the words “R. A. K. Random Act of Kindness”. Among the recipients were Dee & Lol of Ashworth Avenue. Dee got in touch with RUDDINGTON.info to say: “I would like to say a big thank you to the anonymous donor who posted an envelope containing £100 through my letterbox. I am not…

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Ruddington’s Festive Buses

Once again our village is being well served by public transport over the festive period – with only Christmas Day and New Year’s Day seeing no services at all. For the sixth year running, Ruddington is benefitting from a Boxing Day bus service, too. Nottingham City Transport‘s Green 10 is running up to every half an hour throughout the day. NCT’s Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith said: “Boxing Day is an important day for the sales, but it’s also an important day for our employees to be able to spend time with their family…

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Christmas Shopping in Ruddington

As the festive countdown continues, you COULD fight your way through the traffic and the crowds in the city centre – or risk ordering a last minute gift or your Christmas shopping online in the hope that it MIGHT just get here in time. But wouldn’t a stroll into our lovely village centre be a rather less stressful and more enjoyable experience? RUDDINGTON.info, in conjunction with Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP), is encouraging you to #ThinkRuddington and #ShopLocal before you leap into the car or click that mouse! From food and drink to…

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By Yourself On Christmas Day?

If so, you needn’t be! Ruddington Baptist Church is hosting another Christmas Day lunch for people who would otherwise be alone on December 25th. Organiser Gwynneth Owen says: “Residents of all ages are welcome – whether your family has flown the nest, they’re too far away, or it’s just ‘complicated’. Come and join us along with other folk for a warm and friendly get together on Christmas Day!” Doors will open at one o’clock for welcome drinks and nibbles – with Christmas dinner plus all the trimmings being served at…

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Fly-Tippers Strike Again!

Despite the good news from Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) last Thursday that individuals who allegedly dumped fridges on an A52 lay-by close to Wheatcroft Island – and were suspected of being responsible for dozens of other fly-tips around Ruddington this year – had had their vehicle seized (pictured below), a similar incident has now happened again just a few hundred yards away! Following an alert this morning (December 20th) from resident Elissa Hawksworth that yet more fridges had been dumped inside the entrance to a farmers’ field along Flawforth Lane, RBC’s clean-up contractors ‘Streetwise‘…

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Tristram’s Tree-mendous Fundraiser!

A Ruddington-based artist is aiming to raise ten thousand pounds for two charities – following a project in his home studio which saw him produce 1,000 hand-made linocut prints in just ONE day! Tristram Aver‘s “1,000 Native British Trees” is a fundraiser aiming to highlight the importance of woodland conservation, but also to show how spending time with nature benefits our health and wellbeing, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In 2016, the artist’s daughter, who attends James Peacock School, was diagnosed with ASD. This project was born after her…

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Bakery Approved at Ruddington Filling Station

Rushcliffe Borough Council has approved expansion plans for our Esso petrol station on Loughborough Road. The single story extension at Ruddington Service Station will allow them to introduce a bakery, an extra toilet and a storeroom, whilst creating more floor space for the retail side of the business (see below). There will also be five extra car parking spaces behind the premises. There’s no new proposal to increase the operating hours after previous applications were refused. Extra landscaping has been agreed to try to minimise any ongoing disruption to nearby residents who…

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New Village Market Coming Soon!

The countdown has begun to the launch of a brand new Ruddington Village Market – which is set to start in February 2019. As reported previously on RUDDINGTON.info, the idea of an outdoor market began to gather pace following the formation of the Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP). This is a joint group of Ruddington traders, Parish Councillors and residents, brought together to pursue ways to promote the vibrancy and prosperity of our village centre in the wake of a number of retail closures, not least Glyn Thomas’ Greengrocers. The original…

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