Discover St Peter’s Care Home

This historic residential care home, tucked away on sleepy Vicarage Lane, is one of no less than three properties in Ruddington run by owners My Care. St Peter’s Care Home is actually the former vicarage, after which the lane was named. Originally, though, the road was called ‘Red Lion Street’ because of the public house along there. Village folklore has it that one Reverend was so unhappy about having these licensed premises so close to his vicarage (the old pub building is still there but now a private house) he…

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Licence Application by Ruddington Gallery

Ruddington is where the award-winning Debbie Bryan independent brand chose to open its second creative space in October 2020 (St. Mary’s Gate gallery in the City was launched in 2009) and staff recall the gallery’s “warm welcome by the village“. Now Debbie Bryan hopes to extend the shop’s opening times and services at 15, High Street – as can be seen from this official application to Rushcliffe Borough Council. Debbie says “a steep history and love of Ruddington felt like a perfect second home” to expand her creative vision. She first showcased her textile…

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Would You Like to Sell Your Own House?

Well now you CAN – in partnership with Ruddington’s own Benwell Daykin Estate Agents. The vast majority of home buyers these days place their enquiries via one of the major property portals such as Rightmove, Zoopla and On the Market. As a private individual you are unable to list your property for sale directly with one of the property portals and, as such, until now you’ve had to appoint an estate agent to do so. But no longer! Senior valuer, Nick Aston explains: “With our new property marketing service, we will…

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Near & Far Removals

Moving house can be stressful at the best of times – let alone with concerns about the Coronavirus added to the experience. However, a long established Ruddington based removals company promises to take care of everything for you – with safe, quality service at an affordable price. Near & Far Removals on Brookside Road is managed by husband and wife team Martyn and Elaine Langridge and has been helping to relocate homeowners and businesses across the East Midlands and the rest of the UK since 2003. The firm now has a…

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Ruddington’s Beautiful Orchard House

Whilst you may have seen the frontage to this historic village property many times, as you’ve passed Easthorpe Street, you might be unaware of all that lies behind – including its substantial buildings and impressive gardens. Orchard House is owned and operated by by MyCare – which also runs Balmore Country House and St Peter’s Care Home in Ruddington. It currently has around 30 residents who all get to enjoy its beautiful buildings, grounds and facilities on a daily basis. Older Ruddingtonians may recall a time when it was the rather grand family residence…

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The Bottle Top’s Getting Bigger

Number 2 High Street has been at the heart of Ruddington since way back. When Glyn Thomas’s Greengrocers closed its doors in 2018, it sent a shockwave through the village and has been very much missed ever since. Having now been in residence there for almost two years, Alex and Anthony Preston, the owners of The Bottle Top, have some exciting news they hope you will love, and which will bring back the ‘essence’ of Number 2. The team at the new business have worked hard to bring something different…

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Virtual Showroom Tour with Kitchens By Mascari

“Well, it’s been a long old winter but – alongside the lengthening evenings – light is now glowing from the end of the tunnel!” writes Kitchens by Mascari director, Rob Mascari. “Whilst we’ve been unable to open the doors to our showroom as yet this year, that is set to change come April 12th when we can finally show our beautiful kitchen furniture to our eager clients. “Ahead of that, as Platinum Partners for Masterclass Kitchens we’d like to invite you inside (virtually speaking) the showroom at the factory where it…

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Freedom Dance & Performance

Did you know that Ruddington boasts its very 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 its 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…

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