Tributes to Ruddington Golf Club Owner

The funeral is taking place this week of John Pownall – the man who has owned Ruddington Grange Golf Club for almost a quarter of a century. He died peacefully in hospital on the 2nd of May. He was 84. Our 6,515 yard Par 72 village golf course had only existed for eight years when John bought it from original owner Jack Johnson in 1996. He set about further developing it into what is now acknowledged as being one of the most challenging and best kept courses in Nottinghamshire. The…

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The Bottle Top Opens!

Ruddington is welcoming another unique, local business to the village centre – with the arrival of The Bottle Top this Friday, May 10th. You’ll find it at 2, High Street in the premises previously occupied by the legendary Thomas’s Greengrocers for over sixty years before its sad and sudden closure last year. As we revealed back in February, husband and wife team Anthony and Alex Preston (pictured above with their eldest daughter Iris) are bringing this famous shop back to life with a range of products not previously available in our village.…

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THIS MONTH’S OFFERS

Listed alphabetically by name, here are our village traders who are currently part of The Loyalty Scheme run by Ruddington Village Centre Partnership. Show your Loyalty Card to claim this month’s special offers* below (keep scrolling down!). MAY 2019 #RUDDYGOODOFFERS  £1 off our our House Range Jacket Potatoes Black Cat Café 24d High Street NG11 6EA | Tel: 0115 921 4747 3 course early bird menu for £14, 5.30- 6.30pm Monday to Thursday. Booking essential The Cottage Hotel Easthorpe Street NG11 6LA | Tel: 0115 984 6882 5% discount on all jewellery. 10% discount reward for new…

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Ruddington’s Easter Buses

If you’re trying to think of things for you and the kids to do over the Easter holidays, as always we reckon a #RuddyGoodDayOut should be somewhere near the top of your list! Whether you’re a village resident or visiting us from further afield there are always plenty of activities for all ages to keep everyone occupied and entertained. You could do a bit of village shopping at our independent retailers or pop into one of our many pubs, cafés or restaurants – remembering to take along and show your Ruddy Good Loyalty…

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Ruddington Pétanque Piste Opens

Our village has a brand new leisure facility! It’s a dedicated area to play a game of Pétanque, otherwise known as ‘French Boules’, and was officially opened yesterday (Sunday 31st March). It’s one of the ideas which was consulted upon with residents by the Ruddington Village Plan group. Over a two year period the whole village was asked what they’d like to see in Ruddington. A recurring theme was for more variety of leisure activities, preferably on The Green, including Pétanque. Proposals for a ‘Garden on the Green’ were then put forward, designed by group…

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Ruddington’s Bloomin’ Good Charity

Much has happened at 4, Easthorpe Street since Bloomin’ Dementia was launched with some high profile help from Nottingham Forest footballers Chris Cohen and Danny Fox back in November 2017. The Ruddington based charity was formed with the aim of giving a better quality of life to dementia sufferers and their families. As well as all the outreach services they offer, their office (“The Hub”) is where anyone can just pop in for a warm welcome, information and advice – with a special lounge area decked out in a 1960s style where it’s hoped people with…

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Controversial Residents Only Parking Approved

Plans to make most of two Ruddington village centre streets ‘Parking By Permit Holders Only’ during daytime hours have been approved by Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC). The contentious scheme for Charles Street and Parkyns Street, which RUDDINGTON.info originally reported on last October, was rubber-stamped today (7th March 2019) by NCC’s ‘Communities and Place Committee’ despite 34 objections – including from Ruddington Parish Council. The original idea came about following a growing number of complaints to the Council from shoppers and traders about the lack of daytime parking spaces in our village centre. Many cited the…

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Apotheka To Close

It’s been announced that Ruddington’s trendiest drinking venue is to cease trading this weekend. Apotheka on Dutton’s Hill will shut its doors for the final time on Saturday (9th March) despite only opening after a major refurbishment of the premises just over a year ago. Business owner Jack Robson reveals: “Unfortunately, circumstances beyond our control have made the bar untenable going forward and, as such, we have decided to vacate.”  But he’s told RUDDINGTON.info that it’s not closing due to a lack of trade: “We would like to thank every single…

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Ruddington Village Market

Our Village Market began in February 2019 and now takes place on the first Saturday of every month. It’s a collaboration between The Ruddington Village Centre Partnership and The White Horse Inn. Between 9.00am and 12.30pm around two dozen stalls are set up in and around the popular pub on Church Street – offering a variety of produce, confectionary, quality crafts and provisions to take away. They are run by both existing village retailers and popular market traders from across the region. There are also refreshments, children’s activities and live performances…

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Ruddington’s March Market

After around two thousand people flocked to the inaugural Ruddington Village Market at The White Horse Inn a month ago, organisers are keeping their fingers crossed that this Saturday’s follow-up will be just as popular. Last time, many visitors continued their “Ruddy Good Day Out” with a stroll down Church Street and High Street to visit our shops and cafés, too. This is exactly what the ‘market’ team from Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) had hoped would happen when they joined forces with Andy Hunt at the popular village pub to trial this initiative – aiming to…

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