Rudd Awards 2024 Winners Revealed!

The winners of the second Rudd Awards have been announced at a special ceremony this evening (Friday 17th May), with 19 Ruddington favourites recognised for their contribution to the local community. Organised by registered Community Interest Company, Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP), the 2024 Rudd Awards ceremony took place in St Peter’s Church. Compèred by BBC Radio Nottingham Breakfast presenter Verity Cowley, the second Rudd Awards celebrated independent businesses, individuals and community groups helping Ruddington to thrive. Six categories were sponsored by locally-based businesses including software solutions provider Ideagen with…

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Register Now to Vote in May

Villagers will be heading to the polls again, on Thursday 2nd May 2024, to take part in the ‘Combined County Mayoral Authority’ and ‘Police and Crime Commissioner’ elections. It’s Ruddington’s chance to help choose the first-ever elected East Midlands Mayor; after local councils gave the green light to devolution for a £1.14billion devolution deal for our region. We’ll also be able to vote for who should be the next Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner; who’s responsible for policing across the county and delivering an effective and efficient police service. In order…

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Rudd Awards 2024 Shortlist Announced!

Those in the running for the 2nd ‘Rudd Awards’ have been revealed, with a host of Ruddington favourites named as this year’s finalists. Launched by registered Community Interest Company Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) in 2022, the Rudd Awards shine a light on the local, businesses, individuals and community groups who are making a positive difference to life in Ruddington. The nineteen worthy nominees for this year’s awards are represented across six categories and were shortlisted from more than 250 nominations. At the start of January, Ruddington residents and visitors were…

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‘Troubled’ Ruddington Arsonist Sent to Prison

A village resident has ended up in gaol after he set fire to his own flat. As RUDDINGTON.info first reported last autumn, Stephen Pritchard, prompted an emergency evacuation when he started fires in multiple rooms of the property in Dunblane Road in Ruddington on the evening of Thursday 12th October 2023. As his neighbours watched from outside, 32-year-old Pritchard was rescued from his flat on the second floor of the block by firefighters who guided him down a ladder. Thankfully no-one was injured and the blaze was soon extinguished. Pritchard immediately…

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Man Charged With Arson Following Ruddington Fire

A man has been charged in connection with last week’s flat fire in Ruddington. Emergency services were called to Dunblane Road at 9.35pm on Thursday 12th October after concerns were raised for a man’s safety. Officers arrived and evacuated a number of residents after flames were seen coming from a first-floor flat. No-one was injured and the blaze was put out by firefighters. A suspect was arrested at the scene and taken into custody. Stephen Pritchard, of Dunblane Road, Ruddington, has been charged with arson with recklessness as to whether life was…

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Village Resident Prosecuted Over £20K Benefit Fraud

A Ruddington man has narrowly escaped a prison term after illegally claiming nearly £20,000 in housing benefit. Peter McConnachie (67), of Ling Crescent, was prosecuted at Nottingham Crown Court this week (September 13th) after Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) worked with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to spot a data-match in 2021. This had seen the Ruddington resident claim over three years of illegal payments when he did not declare his employment at a local pub and restaurant. Failing to notify the Council of his change in circumstances in 2018,…

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Further Funding in Paradise

A group that runs a Ruddington allotment has secured more vital cash to support its gardening space which aids residents’ health and mental wellbeing. The Rushcliffe Social Prescribing Group co-ordinates a plot at the ‘Paradise Gardens’ allotments, off Wilford Road, and has received the grant from Rushcliffe Borough Council’s ‘Reach Rushcliffe Fund’. It builds on the group first getting funding in 2021 with the money helping to purchase essentials and making the site accessible. It’s provided an additional pathway for patients of social prescribing to access this space, leading to excellent attendance over the…

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Happy Anniversary at Parker’s Yard! 

It’s now twelve months since Ruddington’s The Split Screen Coffee Company began operating the café based within Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum (FKM) – and its owners are pleased to report their business is going from strength to strength. The independent coffee roasting company was founded in 2015 by village resident and former teacher Jennifer Walker. She sums up her entreprenaurial experience as a massive learning curve – having left the teaching profession to gain a better work-life balance and spend more time with her family. The Split Screen Coffee Company began eight years’ ago as…

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Get Ready for ‘The Big Sing’

It’s been rather a long wait, partly due to COVID-19 restrictions, but Ruddington’s much loved singing festival is finally back this month. As before, the aim is to enjoy singing together, and anyone can take part, whether you can sing or not! ‘The Big Sing 2023’ is run by Ruddington Community Choir, who hope it will be a welcome boost to our village economy, too.  Organisers estimate over 160 people will gather between 9am and 6pm on Saturday 20th May, with the event starting and ending at St Peter’s Church. Participants will…

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Ruddington’s ‘Final Flourish’ for The Queen’s Green Canopy!

As the extended deadline for planting trees to be part of ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’ (QGC) draws near, a community voluntary group has revealed it’s about to put in what it believes will be the longest row of trees in our village so far in memory of Her Majesty. Brookside Residents’ Action Group (BRAG) for The QGC says it will plant over a hundred trees running between the boundary of existing homes and Ruddington’s new ‘Fairham Green’ development off Wilford Road (as shown above). It’s after the project was given both the necessary…

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