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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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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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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More Vandalism at GCRN

It seems vandals have struck again at our heritage railway centre. Nottinghamshire Police are reporting that, over the past few nights, a total of six windows over a number of carriages have been broken at Ruddington’s Great Central Railway – Nottingham. The latest, mindless attack comes as railway volunteers are still trying to raise funds to fix the estimated £80,000 of damage caused there by vandalism just over three months ago. On that occasion two boys were arrested in connection with the incident. It also resulted in the setting up of a dedicated fundraising…

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Cannabis Crop Was July’s Crime Coup

Rushcliffe Police have revealed they seized 147 cannabis plants of different sizes and stages of cultivation during their early morning raid on a house in Asher Lane last month. It was after receiving tip-offs from the local community around suspicious, drugs related activity at the Ruddington address. A man was arrested at the scene and has appeared in court in connection with the discovery. The drugs bust is one of eighteen crimes detailed in our village statistics for July – DOUBLE the number of offences reported the month before. It appears some…

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Country Park Parkers Beware!

Nottinghamshire Police are warning to be on the look for thieves at Rushcliffe Country Park. It’s after a reported theft from a vehicle there this morning. Rushcliffe Police say: “The offender smashed a window in the car and stole the victim’s bag from inside. Please make sure you keep valuables such as coats, bags etc. out of view or take those items with you when parking your vehicle if possible.” You can find further advice on protecting your vehicle >>HERE<<. If you saw anything suspicious in the area between around 11.40am and 12.30pm…

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Drugs Raid in Ruddington!

Rushcliffe Police report they have executed a search warrant at a house in Asher Lane this morning (Tuesday 23rd July). It was after receiving intelligence from the local community around suspicious drugs related activity at the Ruddington address. Police Inspector Craig Berry told RUDDINGTON.info: “Rushcliffe officers attended the house early this morning and forced entry to find a large cannabis production in a residential property. A man found at the address was arrested and is now being held at the Bridewell Custody Suite.” Police have made the house safe and officers…

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New ‘Phone Scam Alert

There’s a warning that numerous householders in Ruddington have being targeted by a telephone scam over the past few days. The automated hoax message informs you that there has been an attempted transaction of £600 on your bank card. If you press numbers on the keypad as instructed, it takes you through various options aimed at tricking you into revealing your card or bank account details. Please beware not to do this – and also warn any vulnerable friends or relatives who may fall victim to the scammers. If you…

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Blaze at the Bookies!

The relative peace and quiet of a Sunday evening in Ruddington has been shattered by the arrival of fire crews to tackle a blaze at our village centre bookmakers. High Street was cordoned off for over an hour when two fire engines arrived to deal with the incident soon after seven o’clock at the Coral betting shop. The business had already closed for the day when smoke was seen coming from the building and the emergency services called out. Local resident Rory Betts took this photograph right at the height of the…

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