Balmore To Get Bigger

Hot on the heels of planning approval being given to developers to build a major new retirement complex in Manor Park, Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) has also given the go-ahead for a major expansion of existing accommodation for elderly residents in Ruddington. Balmore Nursing Home has been granted permission for “two storey and single storey extensions to provide 24 additional bedrooms, an additional conservatory, further sitting room accommodation and additional car parking” on its four acre site at 245-247 Loughborough Road. “Demolition of ancillary buildings” is being allowed in order to…

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Vicarage Lane Closure

As the first Ruddington roadworks of 2020 begin, motorists who use a single access village centre road to get to the cemetery or on to their premises are being warned of disruption this week. On Tuesday 7th January and Wednesday 8th January Vicarage Lane is scheduled to be closed along its entire length for “plane and patch works”  by Nottinghamshire County Council. Via East Midlands informs us that essential access for vehicles will be maintained but that ‘no parking’ restrictions will be put into place. Drivers should also be aware that this…

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Charity Shop’s New Manager

Did you know that our village’s newest charity shop now has a new face at the helm? Stephanie Reed took over as the manager of Ruddington’s Children’s Society branch late last year. The fundraising outlet on the corner of High Street and Easthorpe Street first opened its doors in March 2018. The charity is pleased to report that, since then, it has had a good response for donations and is now able stand on its own two feet with stock mostly donated by local people. Money raised at The Children’s Society’s shop here in Ruddington…

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Christmas Tree Recycling

If you’ve got a real Christmas tree this year which you’d like to be rid of and recycled after Twelfth Night then please read on… Ruddington Parish Council is again offering a tree collection and shredding service for our village. If you didn’t manage to let them know before Christmas, then you can still do so when their office reopens on Thursday 2nd January – or by Friday 3rd January at the latest. Please just email or ‘phone them office on 0115 914 6660 – making sure to give your full address and contact…

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Village Market Celebrates First Birthday

Amazingly, when our next Ruddington Village Market takes place in February, it will be marking one year since its launch! Hosted by The White Horse Inn, in partnership with the now award-winning Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) team, the event has since firmly established itself on many people’s lists of essential things do in the area each month. However, organisers are giving themselves a well deserved rest this January – to prepare for the big, first birthday market on Saturday February 1st 2020. We’re promised music, entertainment, prizes and birthday specials in addition…

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More Christmas Kindness in Ruddington?

For the third year running, householders in our area are reporting envelopes filled with cash being pushed through their letterboxes over the festive period! Once again the envelopes, each containing five £20 notes, have been delivered anonymously – marked only with the words “R. A. K. Random Act of Kindness”. Among the recipients this time was Jessica Mitchell who got in touch with RUDDINGTON.info to tell us: “I was one of the receivers of a RAK of £100! I can’t explain how happy I am that people could be so…

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Boxing Day Crash in Ruddington

Motorists attempting to get in and out of our village via the A52 this afternoon have found themselves diverted following a serious accident on Loughborough Road. Emergency services were scrambled to the A60 in Ruddington at around 2.50pm today after reports of an overturned car. Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue said that it involved just one vehicle in collision with a tree. The road was then closed by Nottinghamshire Police in both directions between Kirk Lane and the Nottingham Knight roundabout whilst the driver was treated at the scene. He was then…

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Parish Council Buys Community Centre

Ruddington Parish Council has announced it has now completed the purchase of the former Youth & Community Centre site on The Green from Nottinghamshire County Council for use by our community in the future. It’ll be considering options on how to use the building (pictured above, in 2017, before it was targeted by vandals) and consulting with residents and local businesses in due course. In the short term, the Council says it intends to make use of the Community Centre’s parking spaces to help ease parking issues within the village…

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Goodbye Mr Mapperley

Pupils, staff and parents at a Ruddington school bade a fond farewell this week to the man who has been their Head Teacher for the past twelve years. After working thirty years in education, John Mapperley has retired from the post he has held at St Peter’s Junior School since January 2008 to pursue other options. A ‘farewell party’ was held for the departing Head on Thursday – whose last official day in the job was yesterday (Friday 20th December). Mr Mapperley tells RUDDINGTON.info there have been many memorable moments during…

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Have a Crime-Free Christmas

Rushcliffe Police have shared an advice guide to help Ruddingtonians avoid being victims of crime over the festive period. Officers say: “We’re working hard over Christmas to keep you and your family safe, but there are steps you can take to help us.” The advice covers five key areas. When you’re out shopping Stay alert and be aware of what’s going on around you, especially in busy shops and crowded streets where thieves and pickpockets may well be operating. Keep valuables in inside pockets of clothing or bags. Keep a…

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