Rudd Awards 2024 Winners Revealed!

The winners of the second Rudd Awards have been announced at a special ceremony this evening (Friday 17th May), with 19 Ruddington favourites recognised for their contribution to the local community. Organised by registered Community Interest Company, Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP), the 2024 Rudd Awards ceremony took place in St Peter’s Church. Compèred by BBC Radio Nottingham Breakfast presenter Verity Cowley, the second Rudd Awards celebrated independent businesses, individuals and community groups helping Ruddington to thrive. Six categories were sponsored by locally-based businesses including software solutions provider Ideagen with…

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May’s Mayday Farewell

Residents and visitors who flocked to enjoy Ruddington Parish Council’s ‘Merry Monday’ event on The Green this week might not have realised it was also their last chance to see perhaps our village’s most famous vintage vehicle in action (on location above). After almost a decade serving barista coffee to Ruddington and beyond out of their converted 1965 VW Split Screen Campervan, owners of The Split Screen Food & Drink Company have revealed they’re putting ‘May’ up for sale. They say the decision to sell their iconic vehicle comes after careful consideration of various…

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Makers’ Night Goes Back to its Roots!

Organisers of an annual, village event which brings together dozens of crafters, creators, designers and makers from across the region in an artisan/craft trail through Ruddington have announced it will return to its usual summer slot this year. Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) – which also runs our monthly Village Market – has revealed Makers’ Night 2024 will be held on Friday 21st June from 4pm until 9pm. This time around the official host venues will be St Peter’s Church (pictured top), The Cottage Hotel, Ruddington Methodist Hall, The Framework Knitters’ Museum and Philo’s…

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Rudd Awards 2024 Shortlist Announced!

Those in the running for the 2nd ‘Rudd Awards’ have been revealed, with a host of Ruddington favourites named as this year’s finalists. Launched by registered Community Interest Company Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) in 2022, the Rudd Awards shine a light on the local, businesses, individuals and community groups who are making a positive difference to life in Ruddington. The nineteen worthy nominees for this year’s awards are represented across six categories and were shortlisted from more than 250 nominations. At the start of January, Ruddington residents and visitors were…

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Fire at the Frame Breakers!

The Licensee of a popular Ruddington pub says he and his team are working hard to reopen as soon as possible following yesterday’s blaze. Firefighters were called out to The Frame Breakers at the corner of High Street ad Kirk Lane late in the afternoon (Wednesday 28th February) after fire broke out in the kitchen. It’s believed to have been started by an electrical fault.  Three Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue appliances attended the scene. John Noble says: “Everyone is okay and safe. Nobody was hurt. The fire was isolated to…

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Final Call for ‘Rudd Awards’ Nominations!

Have YOU nominated a deserving Ruddington trader, group or person for a ‘gong’ yet, to show your appreciation for what they do in our village?  If not, there’s still time… just! Launched by Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) in 2022, the ‘Rudd Awards’ are back again this year for a second time. With seven categories, these awards are designed to recognise and celebrate those businesses, community groups and individuals that contribute to making Ruddington a thriving place to live, work and enjoy. Nominations for the 2024 awards in six of…

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Starting a Business in Ruddington?

If you’ve decided to take the plunge to work for yourself – either from home or perhaps eyeing up one of the currently vacant shop or office units in Ruddington – here’s something which could really help. Village entrepreneurs are being invited to sign up to a free two-day online workshop covering the fundamentals of running a successful business, which it’s promised will provide practical insights and tools to help boost the survival rates of new businesses. The so-called ‘Nottinghamshire Start-up Bootcamp’ is available in our village and some other areas…

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‘Rudd Awards’ is BACK!

Following its successful debut in 2022, the team behind a biennial, Ruddington-focused awards ceremony has announced nominations for this year’s event are now OPEN. As before, ‘Rudd Awards 2024′, organised by Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP), will recognise villagers’ favourite individuals, community groups and businesses in six categories, as follows: Sports, Leisure & Culture Village Retailer or Service Village Hospitality Community Group Champion Volunteer Young Star The awards are again sponsored by Okarno (formerly Artex Ltd) on Pasture Lane, with RUDDINGTON.info proud to continue as the awards’ official media partner. RVCP Chair Mike Ader…

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Ruddington Pub Plans Approved

A revised planning application with a slightly scaled down extension to an historic Ruddington public house has been approved by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC). Original plans revealed in July, to substantially expand The Frame Breakers at the corner of High Street and Kirk Lane by way of a three storey side extension with two storey side and rear extension to the existing building, received a negative reaction from some villagers and Ruddington Parish Council.  Consequently these proposals were withdrawn before even being put in front of the authority’s planning committee for consideration. The revised extension, once…

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New Reign at the Vic Tavern

After over a decade in the same hands, one of Ruddington’s much loved pubs has had a change of management today – but its new boss is reassuring regulars that everything will stay the same! Prior to November 2013, The Victoria Tavern on Wilford Road went through a number of tenants, who never quite seemed to work out. Then, Lindsey Flint took on the lease, promising to restore it to being a traditional inn. She’d already made a big impression in Ruddington when she took over as manager of The White…

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