Ruddington Bus Operator Up For FOUR National Awards

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) is celebrating after being short-listed for 4 UK Bus Awards, including ‘City Operator of the Year’, which could see the company crowned the best bus operator in the UK for a record breaking fifth time! NCT, which runs Ruddington’s Navy 3 and Green 10 services has been shortlisted for: Engineer of the Year: Jake Moore Unsung Hero: Sheila Swift Top National Driver: Jatinder Kumar City Operator of the Year Last year, Aaron Johnson was crowned Top National Bus Driver, NCT won City Operator of the Year and also…

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Freedom Dance & Performance

Did you know that Ruddington boasts its very own ‘Fame’ school? The rather understated purple doorway leading into Number 7, Charles Street, may not seem quite as salubrious as the famous ‘High School of Performing Arts’ in New York City did back in the ’80s. But Ruddington’s ‘Freedom Dance & Performance’ has always aimed big – and consequently has found perhaps rather more than its fair share of ‘Fame’ along the way!? Principal Stacey Green is a fully qualified I.S.T.D teacher with years of experience both as a performer and choreographer. She launched ‘Freedom’ in…

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THIS MONTH’S OFFERS

Listed alphabetically by name, here are our village traders who are currently part of The Loyalty Scheme run by Ruddington Village Centre Partnership. Show your Loyalty Card to claim this month’s special offers* below (keep scrolling down!). OCTOBER 2019 #RUDDYGOODOFFERS  10% off our Homemade Chicken Pie with Mash and Green Peas Black Cat Café 24d High Street NG11 6EA | Tel: 0115 921 4747 5% Discount on all Jewellery. 10% discount reward for new customer recommendation David Richards Jewellers 7 Church St NG11 6HA | Tel: 0115 984 7729 Mon-Wed after 5pm – 10% off food. Mon-Thur…

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Comedy at The Cottage!

*** THIS IS NOW SOLD OUT *** Please see update below. Thanks. A Ruddington hotel which is well known for hosting “live” entertainment events in our village is introducing an exciting NEW venture – ‘Ruddington Comedy Club’! The Cottage Hotel on Easthorpe Street will be bringing the first such event to Ruddington on Friday 22nd November at 7.00pm in association with Funhouse Comedy. Hotel Director Sue Martin says: “I’ve been to a number of Funhouse Comedy promoted events and was impressed by the standard of the comedians – really top notch. It suddenly…

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Buying From Your Butcher is Best!

If you asked the average shopper what types of retailer were essential for a vibrant high street, it’s a fair bet a butchers would be among them. Ruddington Village Butchers‘ Shane Ginty helped to bring T W Oliver’s historic Church Street premises back to life in March 2011, after our village’s last remaining butcher’s shop had lain empty for the previous seven months. He subsequently bought the business from original owner Stewart White and has now been running it, with a little help from his wife Nicola, for over four years.…

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The Bottle Top – Eco Shop!

Even though it only opened on May 10th this year, there’s no doubt that Ruddington’s The Bottle Top on High Street has already become an integral part of village life for many residents – especially craft beer fans and more environmentally conscious customers. Located in the premises previously occupied by the legendary Thomas’s Greengrocers, husband and wife team Anthony and Alex Preston (pictured above) certainly had some big shoes to fill at 2, High Street. However, it quickly became clear that their new business would be much more than just a ‘posh’ off-licence. They promised to…

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Ten Years of Kitchens by Mascari

A highly regarded Ruddington kitchen design studio is celebrating its tenth birthday! Kitchens by Mascari arrived on Charles Street in our village in 2009 – with a mission to deliver great design and excellence in project management and installation. Ten years on, RUDDINGTON.info speaks to its Managing Director, Rob Mascari, to find out more about the business, then and now:- You’re celebrating ten years of ‘Kitchens by Mascari’ in our village this year. Is Ruddington where your company started, or were you trading elsewhere before that? ROB: “I’m not sure where the ten…

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Evening Disruption for Ruddington Bound Buses

Nottingham City Transport is advising passengers of changes to its Green 10 service for almost three weeks whilst Nottinghamshire County Council carries out resurfacing work on part of the A60 – including Trent Bridge and Loughborough Road. This work will mean the closure of that part of the A60 to all traffic and, as a result, its Navy and Green line services will need to be diverted from Monday 15th July 2019 until Thursday 1st August inclusive between 7.00pm and 5.00am each night. Ruddington’s Green 10 will follow its normal route along Meadows…

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The Old Bakehouse Celebrates Seven Years

The Old Bakehouse Tearoom sits so comfortably on Church Street, and is now such an integral part of Ruddington life, to current residents and visitors it’s like it’s always been here! In reality, of course, the premises have undergone a couple of reincarnations since they were the former Horspools’ Bakery shop. However, Lesley Wells has made it all her own – and it’s seven years this week since she first started trading from there. It was early in 2012 that Lesley’s long time dream of running a traditional, Victorian-style tea room…

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Green 10 Diverted This Week

Passengers using Nottingham City Transport’s Green 10 service off-peak this week will find themselves diverted – and perhaps not able to catch their bus to or from the regular stop – due to resurfacing work on its route. From Monday 11th until Monday 18th February, each night between 18:00-06:00, Loughborough Road (between the Nottingham Knight Island and Boundary Road) and part of Boundary Road is being closed. Ironically, the resulting “circular” diversion will see off-peak buses running from Ruddington village centre down Wilford Road – a route which lost its…

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