Ruddington Opens Its Gardens AND Remembers Jo Cox

RuddFest may be over for another year but you can look forward to two MORE big community events in our village this month – both on the same weekend. Firstly, Ruddington Parish Council is hosting The Great Get Together again this year – on Saturday June 23rd. Councillor Paul Reedman writes: “Building on the success of our Community Picnic last year we are increasing our activities and, for the more sedate amongst us, we are holding a Great Get Together Tea Party at the St Peter’s Rooms from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Cake…

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Gino’s Cooking Oil Crook Convicted

A man arrested on suspicion of stealing cooking oil from Gino’s Italian Restaurant in Ruddington just before Christmas has been convicted at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on two charges of theft. Rushcliffe Police released a CCTV image (right) of the person they believed to be responsible after one of the incidents at the rear of the Church Street premises at 5.05am on Thursday 27th December 2017. The man found guilty of the used oil thefts is 52 year-old Errol Kus from Grantham. Mr Kus was given a conditional discharge of six months for both offences.…

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Fancy a Coffee Crawl?

Thousands of revellers are descending on Ruddington this weekend to take full advantage of the hundreds of beers, ciders, wines, spirits and entertainment which make up RuddFest 2018. All being well our pubs will be full – along with people thronging around the dedicated marquee and stalls on The Green. But for those less keen on the alcohol, or needing a break from the stronger stuff, Ruddington has plenty of other village centre venues you can stroll to for a nice, refreshing cup of tea or coffee. This now includes Jasper’s…

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RuddFest Returns!

Ruddington’s now famous annual real ale and cider festival is happening again from Thursday to Sunday this week. The four day “RuddFest” offers over 150 beers and ciders, alongside wines, Prosecco and spirits throughout the village PLUS live entertainment, a big variety of food and fun activities for the kids. The idea of regular beer festivals in Ruddington began at The White Horse in 2006 when the then tenants Tony Beecroft and Jez Curtis decided to make good use of their generous beer garden for a few extra barrels of real ale and cider from…

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Ruddington’s 2018 Summer Fayre

Ruddington’s third annual “Summer Fayre” is to be held on The Green on Saturday the 21st of July, and promises to be even bigger and better than last year’s. After the success of the first two events it’s again been organised for the village by the Events Team at Ruddington Parish Council – and will take place between midday and 6pm. Confirmed attractions so far include a Punch and Judy Show, David Cox’s amusements, Beatfeet drumming workshops and local DJ Andy Hallam spinning the discs. There will be stalls selling arts and crafts, food vendors…

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More Big Sing Success!

Our village came alive today – with the sound of singing seemingly to be heard from every direction. It was nothing to do with The Eurovision Song Contest, but rather the 2018 Ruddington “Big Sing” – which organisers have hailed a great success! Hosted by Ruddington Community Choir, it is a festival simply to celebrate the joy of singing – with over 200 members from 13 choirs taking part in 13 workshops and community singing at six different village venues. It started at 9.15am this morning and culminated in a Gala Concert late this…

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Traders’ Task Force Takes Shape

Businesses in Ruddington have begun exploring innovative new ways they might work together in order to attract more residents and visitors to use our village centre. On April 12th an extraordinary Ruddington Parish Council meeting was called in the wake of worries about the closure of Thomas’s Greengrocers – the latest of several long established independent traders here who’ve gone out of business or decided to shut up shop. Now a form of “Village Centre Partnership” is being proposed after dozens of concerned locals put their names forward offering to help.…

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Standing Room Only at Extraordinary Meeting

Parish Councillors were left in no doubt about how passionately Ruddingtonians care about the future of our unique village centre after people packed into their specially called meeting.  Around 140 residents and traders turned up to have their say tonight (Thursday 12th April) and to hear what help the Parish Council and the community might be able to offer local businesses during tough times for traditional shops. Over recent years, as in many towns and villages, Ruddington’s banks have shut down – inevitably reducing footfall for other traders – whilst…

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Some GOOD News for our Village Centre!

In an era of shop closures and pessimism there’s finally a bit of welcome business news for Ruddington… Firstly, we can confirm that Philo’s Deli is to take over the empty shop unit at 1A, Church Street (pictured above right) recently vacated by Tanners. Manager Jessica Hutchings told RUDDINGTON.info: “We already have the keys and work will start soon on creating a bigger kitchen area – making more room for our outside catering. We will also have another small counter area with around 10 extra lower level seats for our customers.” The…

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Support Our Village Traders!

The closure of Thomas’s Greengrocer’s in Ruddington seems to have prompted an unprecedented wave of concern for the future of our unique, village centre shops. When it was revealed on Easter Saturday that the sixty year old family company had gone into liquidation, and would cease trading the very same day, hundreds turned up on High Street in person and chatted to some of the eight members of shocked staff who were set to suddenly lose their jobs. Literally thousands more people visited RUDDINGTON.info and Ruddington social media to search…

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