By Yourself On Christmas Day?

If so, you needn’t be! Ruddington Baptist Church is hosting another Christmas Day lunch for people who would otherwise be alone on December 25th. Organiser Gwynneth Owen says: “Residents of all ages are welcome – whether your family has flown the nest, they’re too far away, or it’s just ‘complicated’. Come and join us along with other folk for a warm and friendly get together on Christmas Day!” Doors will open at one o’clock for welcome drinks and nibbles – with Christmas dinner plus all the trimmings being served at…

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NG11 Foodbank launches Christmas Appeal

As new figures show a 13% increase in foodbank use in just six months, compared to this time last year, Ruddington’s local Foodbank is launching its Christmas Appeal. Clifton NG11 Foodbank is one of Nottingham’s busiest – and is preparing for a festive rush with a difference – from families worried about how to get through Christmas debt-free. NG11 Foodbank – which covers Clifton, West Bridgford and surrounding villages – is launching its annual, seasonal appeal amid fears that changes leading to delays to benefits payments will impact more low…

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Ruddington Traders’ Christmas Ad Launched!

A unique and musical Christmas commercial featuring staff from a dozen of Ruddington’s High Street retailers singing on location in tandem with Ruddington Community Choir – the first of its kind for our village – premiered today (Saturday 1st December) during the annual Christmas Fayre! Visitors to both the The Frame Breakers’ pub and St Peter’s Church {top photo} gathered to watch the debut public screenings of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” carol, #RuddyGood style. The several showings of the ninety second video throughout the afternoon even resulted in rounds of applause at the end!…

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Full Steam Ahead for The Heritage Café!

As Father Christmas prepares to welcome thousands of excited youngsters and their parents aboard the annual “Santa Specials” at Ruddington’s Great Central Railway (Nottingham), the newly relaunched restaurant there will also be worth a visit this year. ‘The Heritage Café’ officially opens this Saturday (1st December) under the new management team of Karen Law and her partner Jim Goodinson. Karen is a former healthcare worker, with experience in catering, whilst Jim is a painter and decorator who’s currently helping out with the new venture. Both are already well known around The…

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Twelve Retailers Recording?

You may have spotted a tall man with a camera visiting various Ruddington businesses over the past week or so – then asking the staff to sing!? In a festive first for our village, Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) contacted all of its Loyalty Card retailers asking them if they’d like to be involved in a localised Christmas music video to help promote themselves and their business. The first dozen traders who responded to the email got the gig! The original inspiration came via RVCP founder Sally Beards of Phoenix Flowers…

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A Ruddy Good Christmas is Coming!

With ‘Halloween month’ and ‘firework fortnight’ now behind us, it may be alarming to realise that Christmas is less than six weeks’ away! However, rest assured, festive plans at venues around our village are already well advanced. Ruddington’s FIRST chance to see Santa Claus is actually on Friday November 30th at St Peter’s School on Ashworth Avenue. Their annual ‘Christmas Fair’ runs from 6pm until 8pm – and you can book in advance to see Santa by clicking >>HERE<<. The BIG ‘Ruddington Christmas Fayre’ will be held the day after…

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Framework Knitters’ Museum wins National Lottery Funding

Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum has received initial National Lottery support for a new project called ‘A Right Good Yarn’. Made possible by National Lottery players, the project aims to expand the museum into an adjacent property called ‘Gunn Cottage’, purchased in 2013, and redevelop the existing space. The monies will also allow vital conservation and renovation works to take place. Development funding of £114,300 has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help the Framework Knitters’ Museum progress plans to apply for a full National Lottery grant at…

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“The Beast” Hits Ruddington!

After having escaped the worst impacts of the bad weather sweeping the UK earlier this week, Ruddington has seen the heaviest snowfall of the winter during the past 24 hours – thanks to the effects of the so-called “Beast From The East”. Villagers awoke to a blanket of around three inches of drifting snow this morning – accompanied by icy north-easterly winds. Driving conditions were treacherous for a while, however Nottingham City Transport has so far managed to maintain a near-normal service on our Navy 3 and Green 10 buses…

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Getting Set for Uganda

2018 is certainly shaping up to be a big year for Ruddington’s Mustard Seed Project! As regular readers will know, this is the fundraising group set up by James Peacock Infants School teachers Sally Squires and Jayne Henson inspired by their visit to Uganda in the Summer of 2016. Following the Project’s formal establishment as a registered charity, and the election of a board of trustees, they are returning to Uganda to visit the communities they are supporting. JPS assistant head teacher Sally and teaching assistant Jayne, along with St Peters Junior School Deputy Head Ian Mawer…

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Ruddington’s New Year Buses

Nottingham City Transport is promising that getting home will be easy and inexpensive for Ruddington’s New Year revellers thanks to its late night buses. Our village’s main transport operator is once again running its New Year’s Eve services, with late night buses running through until 3.15am to get people home after bringing in 2018 in Nottingham. NightBus N48 is the best option if travelling home to Ruddington – which comes via The Meadows and Clifton (see map below). NCT advises that the cheapest and most convenient way to pay is with the NCTX Buses App…

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