Roadworks Return to Loughborough Road

Village residents and drivers are being warned to brace themselves for yet more queues on the A60 from this week, whilst further work takes place around the Mere Way roundabout. Whilst there has already been a week of two-way temporary traffic lights outside Balmore Country House – for cabling work in the pavement by the new Pelican Crossing – there are also NEW multi-way signals scheduled for Seven Trent Water roadworks on Loughborough Road over most of this October half-term. Please be aware of other planned work on Kirk Lane, Vicarage Lane and…

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Ruddington’s Country Park Does it Again!

Rushcliffe Country Park has just received its 15th consecutive Green Flag Award – an acknowledgment that Ruddington’s much loved green space remains one of the very best parks in the UK. It’s one of 2,127 parks and green spaces around the country that have received the award – as the scheme celebrates 25 years as the international quality mark for parks. It’s a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities. Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for…

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New Footbridge Opens

Allotment holders at Hareham Gardens in Ruddington are celebrating the completion of their new footbridge. It spans a brook and provides a step-free route between the two halves of the site – which houses a total of 62 plots. It needed to be suitable for wheelchair users – whilst the adults with learning difficulties who are supported by the THERA Trust to grow crops on one of the plots needed safe access to get between the car park and their plot. The new structure replaces an older footbridge  (pictured below)…

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Pay Parking Plans Rejected

Ruddington Parish Councillors have again said “no” to imposing a time restriction or long stay parking charges in their Church Street Car Park. As we reported earlier this week, following an approach from Ruddington Co-op, the idea was revisited at last night’s full Parish Council Meeting (October 12th). Although parking would have remained free for up to two hours (with the two options put forward either making that the maximum stay or imposing parking charges after that) Councillors voted unanimously against both parking proposals by Horizon Parking Ltd which it had made…

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Free School Holiday Meals to Continue

Ruddington’s schools are welcoming the announcement by Nottinghamshire County Council that it will continue to fund Free School Meals for the October half-term and over two weeks at Christmas. This means that village schoolchildren will be among more than 25,000 across the county who will receive 250,000 meals during the October break. Councillor Tracey Taylor, chairman of Children and Young People’s Committee, says that the Council recognised the cost of living challenges were impacting on large numbers of people and was grateful to receive the funding to continue the support until…

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‘Back to Normal’ at Ruddington Library

Ruddington Library is reverting to its pre-pandemic opening times from today (5th October). Since March last year our library has been completely closed during three COVID-19 ‘lockdowns’ and then reduced to opening just two half days a week ever since. Whilst Tuesday’s hours had already been extended recently – with a second opportunity each week to visit on Friday afternoons – the Church Street premises are now also open again on Thursdays and Saturdays during the times shown below. Monday: Closed Tuesday: 9.30am – 5.30pm Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 9.30am –…

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Ruddington Aims To Go ‘Plastic Free’

If you’re keen to do your bit for our planet, you may be interested to know that Ruddington has launched its very own ‘Plastic Free Communities’ initiative – in partnership with ‘Surfers Against Sewage’. The marine conservation charity is joining forces with a network of communities across the UK to tackle throw-away plastic. To kickstart the initiative here, you’re invited to take part  in a ‘community litter pick’ this Saturday (9th October) organised by Alex Preston, the co-owner of village eco-shop The Bottle Top. Alex is also a volunteer member of Ruddington Village Centre…

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Future of Former Charity Shop Revealed

After being closed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, then failing to reopen afterwards, RUDDINGTON.info confirmed in June that, sadly, The Children’s Society Shop in our village was no more. It was a relatively short tenure at 2, Easthorpe Street for the kids’ charity, which only moved here early in 2018. Perhaps, being Ruddington’s third charity shop, it never quite achieved the custom they had hoped, despite their best efforts – with two different managers during its two years. Now the future of the premises has been revealed – as…

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Celebrating All That’s Great About Ruddington

Ruddington is set for a major celebration – straight after the next monthly Village Market on Saturday 2nd October – which organisers are calling ‘RuddBEST’! Organised by St Peter’s Church in association with Ruddington Parish Council it will see events taking place across The Green and campus of the Parish Church throughout the afternoon and into the early evening. It will focus on all that’s GREAT about living in Ruddington and being part of our village community. St Peter’s Church Pioneer Minister, Jane Gray, recalls: “Back in the dim and distant…

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Ruddington Grange Golf Club

Ruddington’s golf club has submitted an application to Rushcliffe Borough Council for a variation of the current alcohol and entertainment licence on its premises. As well as the popular 18-hole par-72 golf course, established in 1988, Ruddington Grange Golf Club on Wilford Road is now also a well established entertainment venue for dining, parties, weddings and other functions. With the blue notice below, the Ruddington business is seeking to expand what it can offer to its customers from our village and beyond. Ruddington Grange Golf Club offers various bookable rooms of…

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