Final Week For Your ‘Rudd Awards’ Nominations!

Nominations for the inaugural Rudd Awards will close this Sunday August 21st at 5pm, giving those wishing to nominate just a few more days to get in their entry for their favourite category. The ‘Rudd Awards’ – launched by Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) last month – celebrate independent businesses and community groups that are helping Ruddington to thrive by building a community hub and prosperous high street. Ruddington residents and visitors are invited to nominate across six award categories that honour the great and the good within the Ruddington Village community, with each…

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Artex & Ideagen Amongst Local Businesses Backing Rudd Awards

Ruddington companies Artex and Ideagen are amongst several local businesses that have pledged their support to our village’s first ever ‘Rudd Awards’ – which aim to celebrate the best that Ruddington has to offer. Launched by Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) last month, the awards have been created to celebrate our thriving village, as a place to live, work and enjoy. Lead sponsor, Artex Ltd, has been based in Ruddington since the early 1990’s and it is now its only site acting as both head office and sole manufacturing and distribution site.…

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Elite Ruddington Cyclist Prepares for ‘The Tour of Britain’

It’s now just one more month before the UK’s leading cycling event heads back to Nottinghamshire and passes right through the centre of Ruddington. As in 2018, on Thursday September 8th villagers will again be able to line our streets to enjoy the spectacle of over one hundred of the world’s best riders competing near the start of Stage Five of The ‘Tour of Britain’  – as it wends its way 116.2 miles from West Bridgford to Mansfield that day. Hoping to be among those elite cyclists is Ruddington’s very…

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Thousands Raised During Village Open Gardens

Organisers of this month’s ‘Ruddington Open Gardens’ weekend have revealed the event was a great success – securing almost £4,500 for their two chosen charities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the usually biennial was last held in 2018, but it returned even bigger and better on 2nd & 3rd July 2022. Through the weekend people across our village once again allowed public access to their own green spaces, for a one-off payment of £5, to help raise funds for Save the Children and Action for Children. Jane Piggott says: “The organisers are very…

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The Bottle Top – Café, Beer & Eco Shop

When Glyn Thomas’s much loved Greengrocers closed its doors in 2018, locals feared the heart and been ripped out of Ruddington and that our village centre would never be the same again. It was clear that a shop dedicated solely to selling fresh fruit and vegetables may no longer be viable, nevertheless 2, High Street has now become a new hub of the community thanks to the vision of husband and wife team Anthony and Alex Preston. Together they brought to Ruddington a brand new business called The Bottle Top, which opened on May…

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Inaugural Awards to Celebrate the Best of Ruddington

A brand new awards night is to take place in our village this autumn – shining the spotlight on the very best businesses, organisations and people here in Ruddington – as nominated by YOU! The announcement of the very first ‘RUDD Awards’ comes from the award winning Ruddington Village Community Partnership – with RUDDINGTON.info proud to be RVCP’s media partner to help them promote this exciting new initiative. The awards have been created to celebrate the very best that our thriving village has to offer – and nominations are open…

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New Ruddington Café Launches

The recently opened coffee shop within the new extension and gardens at Ruddington’s knitting and textile museum is now officially in new hands – following its ‘launch’ this weekend. The Split Screen Coffee Company – which has previously traded from The Bottle Top on High Street as well as from its famous converted VW camper van – is now running the hospitality area at Parker’s Yard within the former ‘Gunn Cottage’. Along with the museum gift shop and its Old Chapel, these are areas of Ruddington’s internationally famous tourist attraction which can…

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Are you Ruddington based or offer products and/or services within our village? If so, you can promote your business, body of work, event, regular classes and even yourself here on our RUDDINGTON.info website. Advertising campaigns are supported by our high profile village social media on Facebook, Instagram and our original Twitter feed @RUDDINGTON_info where it all began over a decade ago. Prices start at just £9.00 per week – and our average weekly reach during 2021 was over six thousand unique visitors – and this is rising year on year. That’s a lot of local…

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Tackling Food Poverty in Ruddington

A new, community venture offering a chef-prepared, two-course hot meal for just £1 starts this week in Ruddington. Called ‘Heat ‘n’ Eat’, organisers say it’s a new way for villagers to enjoy affordable, good, wholesome food which will be served-up in the peaceful surroundings of St Peter’s Church.  It’s been made possible by financial support from Rushcliffe Borough Council, and the £1 cost also includes a soft drink. The first meal is on Monday 27th June 2022 at 1pm and all are welcome to book. Liz Mack from the church…

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What’s Happening at the Old Barbershop?

Last December we reported that Aidy’s Barbers along Wilford Road had ceased trading – bringing to an end decades of gents’ hairdressing on Dutton’s Hill. At the time, 18a Wilford Road was up for sale by online auction following an application by Chris Chawner to change the use of the ground floor to Class E(b) food and drink for a café/restaurant and to create a two bedroomed apartment on the first floor.* Up until now it has been a three bedroomed house plus a ground floor barbers – although the house…

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