‘Walking Bus’ Proposed for Ruddington

A fun, healthy, safe and environmentally friendly way for children to get to our village schools is being suggested for pupils in Ruddington. A “Walking Bus” is a form of student transport for school kids who, chaperoned by adults, walk to school along a set route, in much the same way a school bus might drive them there. Like a traditional bus, walking buses have a fixed route with designated “bus stops” and “pick up times” at which they collect the youngsters. A survey has been launched in collaboration with NHS…

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Multi-Storey Car Park for Ruddington?

Last August we reported how a Ruddington based software company had announced its latest expansion would lead to the creation of around 400 more jobs here – a number which was then raised to 500 posts this spring. Payroll giant MHR has its UK site at Ruddington Fields Business Park – in ‘Britannia House’ (currently being refurbished) and the newly built ‘Wellington House’. The company, established in 1984, develops software already used in processing payments to around 10 percent of the UK’s workforce. MHR has previously received planning permission from Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC)…

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Village Centre Partnership Progress

Back in April we reported how local traders in Ruddington began exploring innovative new ways they might work together to attract more residents and visitors to use our village centre. The Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) was formed after the sudden and unexpected closure of Thomas’s the greengrocers prompted an extraordinary meeting of Ruddington Parish Council – resulting in numerous business people and concerned residents coming together to volunteer their help in whatever ways they could. Councillor Ian Wilson, who’s co-ordinating the partnership, told us: “Over the past couple of months the group has…

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Another Green Flag For Our Country Park!

Ruddington’s most popular tourist attraction has again been recognised as one of the very best green spaces in the UK – for the twelfth time. Rushcliffe Country Park – valued by visitors and villagers alike – is among a record-breaking 1,883 parks and green spaces nationwide that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and…

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Celebrating The Great British High Street

Ruddington is kick-starting a celebration of local high streets in a new initiative from Rushcliffe Borough Council to promote the great businesses that exist within its communities. From TODAY (July 16th) the week long campaign sees the authority showcasing high street retailers and encouraging them to work together in their neighbourhoods to submit an application to the 2018 “Great British High Street Awards” run by The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government. If successful, Ruddington could scoop a potential £10,000! Our village traders have joined East Leake, Bingham, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Cotgrave, Keyworth and…

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Bus Bottleneck Banished?

Plans to eliminate peak-time problems on roads outside a Ruddington school have been revealed by highway planners. Nottinghamshire County Council is proposing to put new double yellow lines at the junction of Ashworth Avenue and Packman Drive and to introduce “bus stop clearways” at the adjacent stops. It’s to prevent drivers parking, waiting or picking up and dropping off passengers there, and follows complaints from Nottingham City Transport, which runs its Green 10 service through the estate. The operator says inconsiderate parking during the St Peter’s school run frequently causes…

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Village Planners’ Petanque Practice on The Piste

There’s been a lot of activity around the Neighbourhood Plan consultations in the past month, but that doesn’t mean the Village Plan group has been sitting idle. With a pétanque piste proposed on The Green, that’s just ONE of the things they’ve been working on! Chair Gavin Walker writes: Committee members meet monthly and work hard with other organisations to ensure that the development priorities identified by the villagers of Ruddington stay on track as far as possible. Active links with the Parish and Borough Councils are important, as well…

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What Next for Ruddington’s Green Belt?

Ruddingtonians have now had a little time to digest the shock news that around 175 new houses are to be built off Asher Lane – a Green Belt area formerly known as RUD07 (in red on the map) – after Rushcliffe Borough Council’s original planning refusal for the site was overturned by the Government’s Planning Inspectorate. The appeal ruling was all the more surprising given the long standing opposition by Ruddington Parish Council (RPC), the many hundreds of objections from local residents, and the fact that it was no longer…

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Asher Lane Housing Approved!

Ruddington has LOST its long running battle with housing developers who’ve applied to build a major new housing estate on Green Belt land off Asher Lane. Following an appeal hearing last month granted to Space Foods Limited by The Planning Inspectorate, Rushcliffe Borough Council‘s decision to refuse them outline permission for the site has been overturned. This means around 175 new homes can now be built on this land – bordered by Asher Lane, Musters Road, Western Fields and the footpath alongside the Great Central Railway line (see top photo). Hundreds…

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Neighbourhood Plan Survey Launches

Ruddington Neighbourhood Plan aims to discover what’s important to YOU about future housebuilding in and around our village. TODAY sees the start of the delivery of leaflets about the Plan to every home and business in Ruddington – and the launch on an online questionnaire – showing that WE really can make a difference. But what is a Neighbourhood Plan? Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. Through its own Neighbourhood Plan, approved…

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