‘Courtyard’ Construction Completed!

Ruddington visitors and residents now have a brand new place for village centre shopping and socialising – on the site of the former Thomas’s Greengrocers’ storage building (pictured below). Following the granting of planning permission last July, work started in November to create the chic new retail area off High Street – which has been named ‘The Courtyard’, and runs to the rear of existing Church Street shops. “We just thought ‘The Courtyard’ was an apt and prestigious name” says Brian Perkins of Victoria Properties, who were behind the ambitious project. “We are thrilled…

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Grab a Tree for Free!

Ruddington residents and groups can make their properties and communities even greener by applying for FREE trees for a third year running. It’s part of a continuing strategy by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) to provide ‘sustainable environments’ – as villagers brace ourselves for significant housing growth in the next decade. Over 5,700 trees have already been distributed by the authority since the start of its campaign in 2018. This time around, crab apple and hazel trees are available without charge. The crab apple, or Malus Sylvestris, can grow to 12 metres and…

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Could ‘Unitary Status’ Mean The End for Rushcliffe?

Which authority has the job of overseeing many different aspects of life in Ruddington could change dramatically if Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) gets its way. NCC claims that a major re-organisation is needed, both to save cash and to deliver better services for residents and businesses. This week (on Wednesday 16th September) its Policy Committee is set to approve a letter to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP.  It will seek an invitation from Mr Jenrick for all principal local authorities…

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Ruddington Bookkeeper’s Business Bonus!

A Ruddington based accountant – who has been running her new business for less than a year – has been named among the UK’s top one hundred small businesses to be celebrated in a national campaign. Bookkeeping With Jo, owned and run by Joanne Roome, is to be highlighted as part of the lead-up to “Small Business Saturday” on the 5th of December 2020. It’s the eighth annual UK event – which aims to raise the profile of the country’s 5.5 million small businesses. One firm from the ‘Small Biz 100’ calendar is…

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New Skatepark for Ruddington

It’s been announced a new skatepark will be built at Rushcliffe Country Park by next spring – to replace the current wooden structure there which is now reaching the end of its useful life. Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) has advertised the contract to construct a bespoke concrete facility, which it promises will be designed in close collaboration with the young people from our village who will use it. It’s envisaged the replacement skatepark will meet the needs of future Olympic skateboarders and BMXers from Ruddington and the surrounding areas. The planned…

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Cumberland Close Car Criminal Evades Capture

Police say whoever is responsible for puncturing the car tyres of a Ruddington critical care nurse last month – leaving her both with a problem getting to work and a £320 bill to replace them – is still to be identified. It comes as Rushcliffe officers release the August crime statistics for Ruddington {published in full below} which reveal two further incidents of criminal damage to the tyres of other cars parked on Cumberland Close during the same period. The perpetrator’s motive for doing this is unclear, but it’s been…

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Camelot Commences!

After many years of waiting, the sole access route to properties along Camelot Street and the Brookside Road estate is FINALLY being resurfaced. For residents and businesses who, for around a decade, have had to endure bone-shaking journeys over the potholes and patching along one of Ruddington’s worst roads, it’s not a minute too soon! A full highway resurface has been agreed for all of Camelot Street – also extending into Shelton Gardens, Camelot Crescent, Swanson Court, Woodhouse Gardens and Brookside Road – which will tie in with previous resurfacing work carried…

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Village Centre One-Way System Proposed

A short consultation has been launched by Nottinghamshire County Council to find out the views of residents and traders on introducing a temporary one-way system to the centre of Ruddington. A letter has just been sent out by Via East Midlands (VIAEM) on behalf of the Council to all those who would be directly impacted by the proposed changes. It’s after both Rushcliffe Borough Council and Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) asked for these measures to be given consideration as a way of mitigating the effects of COVID-19 in our village centre.…

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It’s Back to School in Ruddington

After an unprecedented period, where most Ruddington school children haven’t attended classes for five months, parents and carers of pupils at James Peacock Infant and Nursery School and St Peter’s C of E Junior School {classroom photo above} are being reassured that all is ready for their kids’ return. Both our Ruddington schools resume onsite teaching this Thursday September 3rd 2020 – as does Rushcliffe School, which accommodates many children aged 11 to 18 from our village. However, with a possible vaccine against COVID-19 still months’ away, the need to protect both students and…

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New Green Belt Housing Bombshell for Ruddington

Whilst villagers are still reeling from the recent permission for 588 houses to be built in four brand new estates on Green Belt land around Ruddington, it now seems we ain’t seen NOTHIN’ yet!! Please see the important September 2020 updates below*. A new document called the ‘Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan – Growth Options Consultation July 2020′ is now out for ‘consultation’ – with remarkably little fanfare – published by Greater Nottingham Planning Partnership (GNPP). This is a body set up in 2008 which includes not only Rushcliffe Borough Council but also those…

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