Private Renters – ‘Have Your Say’ on Damp and Mould

Ruddington residents in privately rented accommodation are being encouraged to complete a short, anonymous online survey on their living conditions and alert our local authority if living in a property with significant damp or mould problems. The survey is being carried out by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) to find out how prevalent the issues are in privately rented houses within our village and across the wider area. It says the results could help shape the way it works with landlords and tenants to manage the risks they can cause. The…

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‘Pay What You Can’ for Christmas

Ruddington’s community spirit is shining brightly this festive season, with another village initiative launched this week to help cash-strapped families and individuals cope with the spiralling cost of… virtually everything! Called ‘Pay What You Can’, it’s the idea of village centre trader Sarah Burton (pictured) from Phoenix Flowers. She explains: “With the cost of living, and Christmas coming up, I know a lot of families must be stressed and struggling right now. I was going through some bits to donate to charity the other day but had an idea… what if we…

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Christmas 2022 in Ruddington

After the ‘lockdown’ Christmas of 2020, and the rather restrained festive season of 2021, Ruddington’s celebrations in 2022 look as if they might just be the biggest and best ever! That’s certainly the case for this weekend’s ‘Ruddington Christmas Market’ (on Saturday December 3rd) which, as previously reported, will comprise over a hundred indoor and outdoor stalls of food, drink and gifts, two covered pop-up bars and stages of live music, and children’s activities. Now organised by Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) it will take place along both High Street and Church Street (road closures…

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Ruddington’s Little Library

Local residents are certainly coming up with some imaginative ways of coping with the current cost of living crisis – and this latest one is good for our planet, too!  It has recycling at its heart and, as the name suggests, it won’t cost you a penny to use. You may already have spotted Ruddington’s ‘Little Free Library’ if you’ve headed along St Mary’s Crescent recently, without actually realising what this smart little wooden cupboard is all about, or what’s in it.  Of course, a closer inspection reveals the answer is books –…

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Getting Festive at Ruddington Christmas Market

The team behind Ruddington’s popular monthly market is ready to pull out all the festive stops next Saturday, as ‘Ruddington Village Christmas Market’ returns for 2022. Organised by the Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP), this year’s Christmas market is set to be an even bigger event after the wet and windy market of 2021; with over 100 indoor and outdoor stalls of food, drink and gifts, two covered pop-up bars and stages of live music, and children’s activities. In a change to the format from last year, the Christmas market…

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New Rail ‘Reunification’ Bridge Arrives!

Reaching the stage when trains will once again be able to run all the way from Ruddington to Leicester has got another step closer this week – with the lowering into place of a replacement Great Central Railway (GCR) bridge over the A60. As RUDDINGTON.info reported last month, this brand new structure was needed to replace the old bridge (number 326) near the Brush factory, on the outskirts of Loughborough, which was in such poor condition that the line over it needed to be closed on safety grounds back in September…

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Digital Recovery Grants Still Available

Ruddington’s high street businesses and established village centre business groups are being reminded they may still be able to receive support for their online presence from Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC). It’s thanks to the ‘High Street Businesses Covid Digital Recovery Grant’ which aims to help eligible traders to adapt further to improve their online profile or sales. Small to medium sized retail, hospitality, personal care, leisure, tourism and other enterprises here in Ruddington and elsewhere in the Borough can now access up to £1,000 – over and above other pandemic-related central government grant…

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The Best of Ruddington Unveiled

The first-ever ‘Rudd Award’ winners were announced at a special ceremony at St Peter’s Church last night {Friday 18th November}, with a raft of Ruddington favourites celebrated for their contribution to the local community. The inaugural Rudd Awards, organised by Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP), was introduced by RVCP Chair Mike Ader and compered by BBC Radio Nottingham Drivetime presenter Verity Cowley {pictured} with a little help from the Vicar of Ruddington Revd Andrew Buchanan. It celebrated 19 independent village businesses, individuals and community groups helping Ruddington village to thrive by building…

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‘Warm Welcome Spaces’ Agreed in Ruddington

Last month we reported how St Peter’s Church and Ruddington Parish Council were launching a village initiative to help those here who may struggle to both feed their families and heat their homes this winter. Whilst, thankfully, the Chancellor’s ‘Autumn Statement’ this week has left the current UK energy price caps in place throughout the coldest part of the year, already soaring gas and electricity costs are presenting a challenge for many in Ruddington. That’s why a public ‘Open Meeting’ was held in St Peter’s on October 18th 2022. Church member…

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Property Developer’s Second Planning Breach

It’s been confirmed the house-builder currently constructing 175 new houses on almost sixteen acres of Ruddington’s former Green Belt south of Musters Road has breached its planning conditions for the second time in just over a year. Residents nearby have reacted with dismay at being told a total of 38 ‘Wilbur Chase’ properties are now occupied – breaching even the revised 35 property limit set by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC). Stipulations for Avant Homes (Midlands)‘s original planning approval for this estate included that off-site highway improvement works to the A60/Kirk Lane/Flawforth Lane junction…

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