Two Weeks of Temporary Traffic Lights

Ruddington drivers are being slowed down again at the northern end of our village from today – due to new roadworks which began this lunchtime and are scheduled to last a fortnight. Major gas work is being carried out by Cadent on Wilford Road at the gateway to Lodge Farm – near the entrance to Ruddington Grange Golf Club – meaning off-peak temporary traffic lights are in use from Wednesday 18th September to Wednesday 2nd October inclusive. Workers say the old main in the verge alongside the highway is being cut off at…

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New Encampment Ban at Rushcliffe Country Park

Rushcliffe Borough Council has announced that ‘unauthorised encampments’ are now banned at Ruddington’s Country Park after it successfully secured a court injunction, with power of arrest, to prevent camps being set up at some of its strategic locations. The authority presented its case before Nottinghamshire County Court yesterday (September 16th) requesting that encampments cannot be established at Rushcliffe Country Park – along with four other strategic sites it owns: Rushcliffe Arena, Gresham Park, The Hook and West Park in West Bridgford. It follows 70 unauthorised encampments on public and private land…

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Ruddington’s New Post Box

There’s just been a very useful new addition to our High Street – something that’s actually been missing for the past three and a half years. Thanks to Ruddington’s Postmaster Soham Patel, the Post Office now has an external post box again! Anyone who was in the village before February 2016 will remember there was, in fact, a rather magnificent red pillar-box here which got moved to make way for an exterior cashpoint. The new hole-in-the-wall was kindly installed by the Patels to compensate for the loss of TWO former High…

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Book Your Trip With Santa!

It may only be September, but tickets are now on sale at Ruddington’s Great Central Railway (Nottingham) for their famous, festive steam train trips with Father Christmas! The ‘Santa Specials’ mean the whole family can enjoy a scenic, winter journey through some beautiful South Nottinghamshire countryside. Most importantly, however, passengers can meet and take ‘selfies’ with the big man in the red suit during their journey. Director Phil Stanway told us: “Despite what has been a difficult year with multiple high value vandalism attacks, our Santa Specials are back, bigger and…

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Another 180 Homes Approved on Ruddington Green Belt

Outline planning permission for William Davis Homes to build a major new housing estate on ‘Land East Of Loughborough Road’ in Ruddington was given the ‘green light’ by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) planners last night. This site, off the Mere Way Roundabout, is one of the four Green Belt development areas surrounding our village earmarked in RBC’s Local Plan Part 2 (originally known as RUD13 now as Policy 6.3). (You can read further details about this application >>HERE<<.) RBC’s plan allocates 170 new homes to fulfil its quota on this land – but…

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Incident Closes Clifton Road For Six Hours

Motorists trying to get between Ruddington and Clifton have found themselves facing a long diversion this evening (Thursday 12th September) after Clifton Road was closed to traffic. Officers put cordons in place – and blocked the route with police cars – to prevent access to and from Wilford Road at ‘Tavern Island’ after an accident near the end of Clifton Road. Eye-witnesses reported that a pedestrian was hurt after being involved in a collision with a vehicle. Nottinghamshire Police confirm they were called at around 7:50pm to reports of a…

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Woman Missing from Ruddington

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of a woman whose whereabouts have been unknown for three days. 38 year-old Lucy Kerslake was reported missing from the Ruddington area on Sunday (8th September). Lucy is described as of medium build, around 5ft 4 tall, with shoulder length blonde hair and brown eyes. Officers say it’s not known what clothes she was wearing when she disappeared. If you have seen Lucy, or think you know where she might be, you’re asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 – quoting incident number 919 of 08 September 2019. Alternatively,…

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Mustard Seed Mosquito Nets – and Much More!

It’s certainly been a busy 2019 so far for Ruddington’s The Mustard Seed Project, Uganda! There’s lots to report about the charity’s continuing hard work – including much fundraising to progress its projects. In this bumper RUDDINGTON.info update, trustee Ruth Keen writes: Most notably, perhaps, was that during the first week of June, trustees were delighted to welcome the Reverend Charles Okunya Oode.  Rev Charles is the ‘man on the ground’ in Uganda and coordinates the work of the Mustard Seed Project – helping make best use of the funds that are…

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Asher Lane Parkers Beware!

Motorists who leave their cars down Asher Lane whilst visiting Rushcliffe Country Park are being warned about a spate of recent vehicle break-ins there. PC Kelly Carlile of Rushcliffe Police advises: “There has been an increase in thefts from motor vehicles parked on Asher Lane. On most occasions items have been left on display. We will be increasing patrols in an effort to catch/deter the suspects. But can we take this opportunity to remind people not to leave items of value in the car and on show.” Nevertheless, the total of…

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Celebrating Ruddington!

Residents and groups in Ruddington are being asked to acknowledge their unsung community, sporting, business and health heroes for this year’s Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards. Organised by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC), the annual community accolades celebrate volunteers, businesses, clubs, organisations, environmentalists, sports teams and athletes in the district and the best of its health and wellbeing and food and drink sectors. Last year, Tim Williams and Ian Workman from Ruddington’s Wilwell Farm Cutting Group won the Environmental Group Award which they collected from Streetwise’s John Scott-Lee (top picture). Other previous winners are Ruddington…

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