Supermarket’s Hallowe’en Relaunch!

There was a scary start for Ruddington’s new-look Co-op food store today as holidaying children from our two village schools dressed up in Hallowe’en outfits for the official ‘reopening’. Pupils from James Peacock and St Peter’s Schools gathered together for a ribbon-cutting ceremony (top) which marked the end of an extensive nine week programme of works at our Church Street supermarket, costing over one million pounds. However the 6,000 square foot store, which supports up to 30 local jobs and runs on 100% renewable electricity, remained open throughout the refurbishment. The remodelled Co-op…

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Ruddington Co-op Reveals Latest ‘Good Causes’

The three beneficiaries of this year’s ‘Local Community Fund’ – courtesy of shoppers at the Ruddington Co-op Supermarket – have just been announced. It’s revealed that Ruddington District Girl Guiding, NG11 Foodbank and the Together@Clifton wellbeing group will all receive cash from the new round of funding – which runs from 27th October 2019 until 24th October 2020. Member Pioneer for Ruddington and Clifton, Gwen Eyre, told us: “The Ruddington Co-op store and the Co-op Funeralcare in Clifton are really excited to be working with these three causes in the coming year. Anyone can…

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Roadworks on High Street and Ashworth Avenue

Ruddington’s motorists are being warned to brace themselves for more autumn disruption as our raft of recent village roadworks continues over the next couple of weeks. From 6am this Saturday 26th October until 8pm Sunday 27th October, work by Western Power Distribution on High Street means double yellow lines and parking places between its junctions with Charles Street and Church Street will be unavailable. Temporary “No Waiting and No Loading at Any Time” restrictions will be in force whilst manually controlled two-way traffic signals are liable to cause delays for both motorists and Nottingham City…

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Bus Operator’s Appy Customers

Ruddington’s main public transport provider is celebrating another accolade – this time for the way it keeps passengers informed via their mobile devices. Nottingham City Transport runs our Navy 3 and Green 10 buses, along with the weekend N48 NightBus. A new survey by Passenger Transport Magazine of 85 bus-based apps highlights that, with a rating of 4.8 (out of 5) from over 6,000 reviews, the NCTX Buses app scores highest across the country! Launched in December 2016, NCT’s app is now used by hundreds of thousands of bus travellers each week…

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Save Our Countryside!

In the wake of at least 525 new houses being approved on large chunks of our village Green Belt earlier this month, Ruddington Green Party is calling for anyone who cares about our countryside to sign a national petition to ‘Cease all new developments on Green Belt and greenfield sites across the country’. They say it’s “…a small way to respond the the encroachment and environmental damage which is being done locally.” Ruddington’s two Labour Borough Councillors – who were the only two members to vote against the approval of Rushcliffe Borough…

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Former Pharmacy’s New Tenant

Mystery has surrounded who will be moving in to Ruddington’s former chemists’ shop since refurbishment work there began a few weeks ago. The historic High Street premises have been empty and up To Let since Evans Pharmacy relocated to Charles Street in May this year – and rumours have been rife as to what they might become next. This speculation has been fuelled by the workmen saying it’s “top secret” and being asked not to say! However, the stories going around that it is to become a pizza restaurant or…

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Hunting for Hallowe’en!

A dozen of Ruddington’s village centre traders have got together to create a not-too-spooky event for our younger residents and visitors to enjoy this Hallowe’en. The family friendly ‘Hallowe’en Treasure Hunt’ is taking place this Saturday October 26th between 3pm and 5pm, and anyone with children is invited to join in. Those taking part are encouraged to get out their scariest costumes and pick up their ‘Treasure Map’ from The Bottle Top at 3pm. The map will pinpoint all the businesses taking part – plus other areas in the village where participants may be able…

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It’s Good to Talk!

Have you noticed a rather subtle addition to the landscape in Rushcliffe Country Park? It’s not the bench itself but rather the yellow notice attached to it! Yes, Ruddington’s very first ‘Happy to Chat Bench’ is now available for anyone who’s willing to sit and talk. It’s an initiative launched by the Senior Citizen Liaison Team to help combat loneliness often felt by older people in later life. Bristol based SCLT is made up of a team of volunteers who provide bespoke safety presentations to community groups and organisations, as well as…

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Dwellings Pending For Allen Vending?

The distinctive premises of a former Ruddington beverage vending machine supplier would be turned into residential accommodation under plans submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC). {PLEASE SEE JAN 2020 UPDATE BELOW*} Allen Vending ceased trading from our village after rival company GEM Vending acquired the Ruddington company in September 2018 and moved all its operations to Langley Mill. Now an application’s been submitted on behalf of Robert Allen for its old site at the corner of High Street and Kirk Lane to be converted into five flats. Under proposals by Tan Designs Ltd…

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New High Speed Trains for Ruddington!

The 125 Group has announced that two very special diesel trains will soon be joining the fleet of heritage locomotives here in Ruddington. It’s revealed two former Midland Mainline power cars will be coming to GCRN – Great Central Railway (Nottingham) on a permanent basis thanks to leasing company Porterbrook. Production Inter-City 125 high speed trains 43048 (pictured above) and 43089 owned by Porterbrook (currently operated by East Midlands Railway) will BOTH be handed over at the end of their careers in front line service. They’ll then be based here and begin running passenger trips…

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