It’s RuddFest Weekend!

With surprisingly little ‘fanfare’ this year, Ruddington’s much loved annual beer, cider, gin, food and music festival is back – running from today (Thursday 9th) until Sunday (12th June 2022), starting each day at noon. The popular, four-day, village event usually takes place each year following the second Bank Holiday in May. However, in 2020 ‘RuddFest’ was cancelled altogether due to the COVID-19 pandemic and then delayed by the Coronavirus until August last year. Now, in 2022, it’s very nearly on schedule again – just a week later because of last weekend’s ‘Platinum Jubilee’ celebrations…

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Ruddington’s Platinum Jubilee in Pictures

When it comes to joining in with national celebrations, Ruddington has once again shown it’s up there with the best! The many events organised over the long ‘Queen’s Platinum Jubilee’ weekend by Ruddington Parish Council alongside contributions from our village museums, community groups, organisations, and individuals, commemorating Her Majesty’s amazing seventy years on the throne will long be remembered by the thousands of villagers and visitors who joined in. Highlights have included ‘Ruddington Yarn Ninjas’ latest spectacular Yarn Bomb (with only a temporary glitch when Harry, William and Sophie went…

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Makers and Street Food Heading to Ruddington!

In additional to its usual, popular, monthly markets on The Green, Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) has announced it’s helping to stage two further events in our village centre this summer. The first is another ‘Makers’ Night’ in June whilst the second is a brand new ‘Street Food Summer Social’ at the end of August. After being disrupted by the pandemic, Ruddington’s annual Makers’ Night is returning to its original summer spot in the calendar. Organised by RVCP’s Market team in partnership with the Framework Knitters’ Museum and the Debbie Bryan Gallery, Makers’…

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Ruddington Residents Air Crime Concerns

With Ruddington’s reported crime rate more than doubling during April*, this week village residents had the opportunity to meet up and discuss the issue of policing our village with Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards and representatives from Nottinghamshire Police. It follows the distribution of a ‘Ruddington Crime Survey’ to all households here last September asking villagers to give our views on crime and policing in our community. Ruth invited everyone who responded to the survey to meet her and police representatives in the Ruddington Arms this week, to discuss issues raised.…

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Platinum Jubilee Plans Progress

A provisional programme of events has been revealed for Ruddington’s celebrations of Her Majesty the Queen’s seventy years on the throne this summer. With extra UK public holidays already in place for the Platinum Jubilee, Ruddington Parish Council has organised a weekend of activities to mark our much loved Monarch’s record breaking reign. From Thursday 2nd until Sunday 5th June 2022, The Green will be home to beacon lighting, a tree-planting ceremony and a community picnic, followed by games and live music, for all to enjoy. The whole village will be…

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COVID-19 Rife Again in Ruddington!

With the horrendous situation in Ukraine dominating the news agenda at the moment, the ongoing issue of the Coronavirus pandemic is perhaps understandably no longer at the forefront of villagers’ minds. In the last couple of months alone, the Government (in England) has dispensed with the mandatory wearing of face coverings in most public settings, withdrawn ‘contact tracing’ and removed the legal requirement for us to take tests or self-isolate. Then, just last week, as it continues its plan for ‘Living with COVID-19’, even the need for taking COVID tests…

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A Ruddy Fine Gin for Jacob?

Gin made here in Ruddington may soon be stocked in bars and restaurants across Parliament if our local MP gets her way. Please see the update below!* Ruth Edwards, who is also the co-chair of the ‘All Party Parliamentary Group for Geographically Protected Foods’, raised the issue in a letter to the House of Commons Commission – which is responsible for overseeing its day-to-day running. She pitched for British food and drink to be put at the heart of our democratic institutions, and she wants the change to start with Ruddy Fine…

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The Award Winning Bottle Top

When Glyn Thomas’s much loved Greengrocers closed its doors in 2018, locals feared the heart and been ripped out of Ruddington and that our village centre would never be the same again. It was clear that a shop dedicated solely to selling fresh fruit and vegetables may no longer be viable, nevertheless 2, High Street has now become a new hub of the community thanks to the vision of husband and wife team Anthony and Alex Preston. Together they brought to Ruddington a brand new business called The Bottle Top, which opened on May…

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Helping Survivors of Domestic Abuse

A free training course is being held this week in Ruddington to help our community support survivors of domestic violence. It’s one of a series of similar sessions across Rushcliffe and is taking place at 6pm on Friday 25th February in St Peter’s Rooms. The course is open to anyone who works or volunteers in retail premises, a school, place of worship, hospitality or healthcare setting. Previous attendees have included people who work in local shops, pubs, churches, council offices, schools and doctors surgeries. The course is called J9 in…

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Normal Bus Services Resume

Ruddington bus passengers are welcoming the news that the services from our main village operator will revert to their previous levels later this month. Nottingham City Transport (NCT) cut back its operations on January 10th citing the rising number of Coronavirus cases and a shortage of bus drivers. However, with driver availability improving considerably, and the shortfall now less than half of the 10% NCT was experiencing, it’s announced that Friday 18th February 2022 will be the last day it needs to operate its “enhanced Saturday timetable” on weekdays. Previous Monday…

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