Ruddington’s New Photo Printing Service

Whilst many people nowadays use their smartphones, tablets or computer displays for digitally viewing photographs, it’s always nice to have the option to print them out. This can be to share them with others who’re not into the new technology, pass pictures around in a more traditional way or put them into a photo frame for the mantlepiece. For Ruddingtonians who wish to do this in top quality, Saul Isaac Photography has just launched a brand new photo printing facility. The successful business is run by village residents Michelle and Carl Amess…

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Long Awaited Footpath and Cycleway Opened!

Ruddington’s long campaigned for “safe” footway from Clifton Road via the Old Station Drive development directly into the Pasture Lane Estate is finally finished. Land clearance along its route was undertaken late last year before construction began in earnest on January 7th. Ten weeks later, the main work has now been completed on schedule – with the footpath quietly opening to pedestrians without any ceremony today (Saturday March 16th). Once workers had completed installation of the bollards and swept up, they lifted away the last of the site fencing and traffic…

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Fares to Increase on NCT Buses

Passengers who use Ruddington’s Navy 3 or Green 10 services will generally be paying a little more for their journeys from the end of this month. Nottingham City Transport has announced it will be increasing some bus fares from Sunday March 31st. The company points out it is the first rise in its prices for a year (the last increase was on March 25th 2018) but says they are necessary to cover above inflationary increases in operating costs – as well as to allow investment over the next 12 months in…

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Ruddington Village Market

Our Village Market began in February 2019 and now takes place on the first Saturday of every month. It’s a collaboration between The Ruddington Village Centre Partnership and The White Horse Inn. Between 9.00am and 12.30pm around two dozen stalls are set up in and around the popular pub on Church Street – offering a variety of produce, confectionary, quality crafts and provisions to take away. They are run by both existing village retailers and popular market traders from across the region. There are also refreshments, children’s activities and live performances…

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Ruddington’s 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 it’s 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 our village in 2002 with the motto “Training tomorrow’s stars…

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Ruddington’s March Market

After around two thousand people flocked to the inaugural Ruddington Village Market at The White Horse Inn a month ago, organisers are keeping their fingers crossed that this Saturday’s follow-up will be just as popular. Last time, many visitors continued their “Ruddy Good Day Out” with a stroll down Church Street and High Street to visit our shops and cafés, too. This is exactly what the ‘market’ team from Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) had hoped would happen when they joined forces with Andy Hunt at the popular village pub to trial this initiative – aiming to…

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Ruddington’s Traditional Sweet Shop

Have YOU discovered Sweetie Boutique yet? It’s a brand new, yet slightly retro, Ruddington business owned and run by village resident Sue Kosciekowski {pictured} who began trading at the front of Julia’s Kitchen on High Street at the start of December. Since then, her shop’s been attracting a lot of attention and praise from shoppers old and young! By opening this unique outlet, Sue has fulfilled her dream of running a traditional sweet shop in our village – and sells around 350 different types of pick ‘n’ mix varieties, sourced from dozens of manufacturers around the…

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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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“Amazing” Support For Our New Village Market

Organisers of our new Ruddington Village Market say they’re “gobsmacked” by the number of both villagers and visitors from further afield who turned out for today’s inaugural event. They estimate over two thousand people braved the icy conditions this morning to see what the new monthly market at The White Horse Inn had to offer. A queue began to form even before the ribbon cutting at 9am for the official launch – with the first ten punters through the gate claiming their free cotton carrier bag especially designed for the…

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Ruddington’s ‘High Street Heroes’!

On the eve of the inaugural Ruddington Village Market, it’s been announced that our village is to be the first in Rushcliffe to feature at the start of a special series of magazine articles – in a publication distributed to over 60,000 homes. The new Rushcliffe Reports feature is to be called ‘High Street Heroes’ and will start this April by focusing on the sterling efforts of Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) in attracting people to visit local businesses in and around our own High Street and helping them prosper. The group…

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