Ruddington Volunteer’s Royal Recognition

A volunteer who has dedicated over thirty years of her life helping to run our village branch of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is celebrating receiving a special award from Princess Anne. Founder member and trustee, Diana Haddon, was recognised for “working tirelessly and showing exceptional dedication” to the RDA service at Ruddington Riding for the Disabled group during a visit to the region by Her Royal Higness The Princess Royal.  Diana was among a number of volunteers from our area who were given RDA long service awards and rosettes at a special gathering in…

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Final Preparations for Ruddington’s Village Market

With our brand new Ruddington Village Market now less than a fortnight away, promotional leaflets have begun dropping through local letterboxes this weekend to try to ensure that even our less internet-savvy residents get to hear about it! This exciting, new venture, hosted and co-organised by The White Horse Inn in conjunction with Stella Dickie and her Ruddington Village Centre Partnership “market” team, is intended to become a monthly fixture, so long as this first one on Saturday February 2nd is a success. It’s hoped that it will draw locals back into our…

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Council to “Dispose of” Village Youth Centre

Our former Ruddington Youth and Community Centre has now officially been put up for sale by owners Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC). This substantial building on The Green was most recently a fitness centre run by Project Body UK – the organisation selected by the County Council to take over the running of the former Young People’s Centre in 2014 when spending cuts meant that NCC could no longer afford to run it themselves. After reintroducing youth provision during the summer of 2016, the new tenants found they could not make it pay commercially. It has lain…

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Fancy Doing Something New in 2019?

If you’re aged 18 or over, and can spare a few hours a week or month, Ruddington District Girlguiding needs YOU! Our relatively large village is home to two Rainbow packs, two Brownies packs, one Guide pack and one Rangers section. Recent adventures across the sections include designing a sandwich and packaging, crazy golf and Country Park games. More adult help is now needed to continue such activities in 2019 – with fundraising at Asda (via packing bags) and a district camp for all sections already organised in the coming weeks.…

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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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Ruddington “Bus Detective” Trail

Here’s something for youngsters who fancy a bit of “sleuthing” to get involved with over the holidays or at weekends. Why not try out Nottingham City Transport‘s “Bus Detective” trail for RUDDINGTON? It’s a chance to grab your magnifying glass and head out with the kids for a “quizzical adventure”. If you live outside Ruddington all you need to do is hop onto a Navy 3 or Green 10 BioGas bus with a £5.00 Grouprider ticket and hop off again at Ruddington Green to begin the trail. Then follow the clues and route…

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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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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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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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Ruddington’s Navy 3 Bus To Continue

Nottingham City Transport and Nottingham City Council have announced changes to Clifton bus services next month but have revealed their Navy 3 via Ruddington will continue to operate – albeit to a reduced timetable. The good news for village residents who rely on the service comes after months of speculation that the route could be axed altogether due to insufficient passenger numbers – leaving Wilford Road without any bus service at all and Clifton Road without a bus into the City. This would have been the case just over three…

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