Hallowe’en Fun in Ruddington

Do you realise it’s now a year since Ruddington’s Co-op was officially relaunched by village schoolchildren wearing spooky, Hallowe’en attire, following its extensive refurbishment? Whilst such public gatherings are not being encouraged during these strange, COVID-19 times, the Church Street store is marking the milestone with a challenge local youngsters can complete on their own or with their families. Gwen Eyre, Co-op Member Pioneer for Ruddington says: “To celebrate the first anniversary of the restyled Co-op store here in Ruddington we are holding a Hallowe’en competition. We are inviting EVERYONE…

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Ruddington’s Buses Under Tier 3

Our main village bus provider says normal service will continue on its Navy 3 and Green 10 buses despite Rushcliffe and the City of Nottingham being moved into the highest Government level of Coronavirus restrictions this week. From one minute past midnight on Thursday 29th October 2020, when Ruddington comes under Tier 3 COVID-19 rules, Nottingham City Transport advises that people can continue to travel to venues and amenities which are open – such as work, education and retail.  Therefore the company does not intend to make any changes to service…

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Council to Fund Half Term School Meals

Ruddington businesses, community groups and individuals are welcoming Nottinghamshire County Council’s announcement that it will provide the necessary funding for free school meals over this half term. As we reported on Saturday, many in our village, including St Peter’s Junior School Headteacher Michael Bradley, were critical of the Government after a Commons bid to extend free school meal vouchers to holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic was rejected by MPs last week. It prompted footballer Marcus Rashford MBE to step in again with a new plea for local help from Councils and businesses.…

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Concerns for Missing Ruddington Man

Missing Man Macauley Diuk

Police say they’re concerned for the safety of 25 year-old Macauley Diuk, who went missing from the Ruddington area around 1.30am today, Monday 26th October. Officers describe Macauley (pictured above) as of a stocky build and is around 5ft 7ins tall, with short dark brown hair. It’s not known what he was wearing at the time of his disappearance. If you have seen Macauley, or think you know his whereabouts, you’re asked call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 23 of 26th October 2020. Check for further updates >>HERE<<.

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Property of the Week

This week’s Thomas James Estate Agents‘ featured Ruddington property is an extended, modern, four bedroomed family home – offering immaculately presented accommodation over three floors – with the guide price now reduced to £375,000 – £385,000.   You can view this property in a new browser window >>HERE<<. Please contact Thomas James Estate Agents directly for more information, or to arrange a viewing, by ‘phoning 0115 984 4660 or emailing ruddington@tjea.com  If you purchase a residential property before 31st March 2021, you only start to be liable for Stamp Duty on the amount…

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Ruddington Rallies Around Rashford

Big hearted Ruddington businesses, community groups and individuals are backing the appeal by footballer Marcus Rashford to provide food during the half term break for all children who’re entitled to free school meals. It comes after a Commons bid to extend free school meal vouchers to holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic was rejected by MPs. The 22 year-old Manchester United star then stepped in again to make his new plea for help. Earlier this year, Rashford was awarded an MBE following his campaign to allow 1.3 million children in England to claim free…

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Black Cat’s New Owner

Not to be confused with Ruddington’s most famous feline, the legendary Wilbur (who mostly pretends to have no owner at all! – Ed), this Cat is the popular Café which sits at the corner of High Street and Parkyns Street. It may seem as if Julie Smith has been here forever, since she’s so quickly become a major player in our village community.  In fact, it’s only four years since she took over the Mathew’s Café and Deli business and rebranded it as The Black Cat Café. When RUDDINGTON.info spoke to…

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Yet Another Green Flag For Our Country Park!

A popular Ruddington, visitor attraction has received its fourteenth consecutive Green Flag Award, acknowledging it as one of the very best parks in the UK. Of course, Rushcliffe Country Park is also much loved and well used by thousands of village residents – with this safe, open, green space right on our doorstep being especially appreciated by locals during the Coronavirus outbreak. In fact, these international awards were a little delayed by COVID-19 this year, but it didn’t stop Ruddington again being among a record-breaking 2,061 UK locations which have now received…

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Ruddington Blackout Explained

Ruddington’s electricity supplier has revealed the cause of a power cut which hit around half the homes in our village last night (18th October). Families enjoying Sunday night television were plunged into darkness at 8.05pm. After carrying out an investigation today, Western Power Distribution (WPD) reports that a fault on one its high voltage underground cables was to blame for a total of 1,974 properties initially being blacked out. For the majority of residents the outage was only for a couple of minutes – although many properties then had a second,…

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Property of the Week

This week’s Thomas James Estate Agents‘ featured Ruddington property is a spacious and versatile four bedroomed detached family home – tucked away off Loughborough Road –  with the price now reduced to offers over £475,000.   You can view this property in a new browser window >>HERE<<. Please contact Thomas James Estate Agents directly for more information, or to arrange a viewing, by ‘phoning 0115 984 4660 or emailing ruddington@tjea.com  If you purchase a residential property before 31st March 2021, you only start to be liable for Stamp Duty on the amount you pay for…

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