Nottinghamshire’s 2.99% Council Tax Rise

Just over a fortnight ago RUDDINGTON.info reported that Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) would raise its share of our Council Tax by 3.2% in the next financial year. However, there’s now been an even more significant announcement affecting village residents – that Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) will hike up it’s share by almost 3% this April. The County Council’s portion – including its Adult Social care precept – accounts for around three quarters of our bill – dwarfing the amounts we must pay to RBC, Nottinghamshire Police, The Combined Fire Authority…

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Ruddington Roadworks

Highway maintenance and construction works taking place in our village over the next few weeks, which are liable to disrupt traffic, are as follows:- Saturday 27th February to Wednesday 3rd March – High Street near the Easthorpe Street & Church Street junctions – cabling work by BT with some carriageway incursion – caution required. Extended until 16.30 hours Sunday 28th February 2021 – Closure of Musters Road – at its junction with Western Fields – Phased work 50 metres either side of junction of Western Fields (one side at a time)…

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RuddFest is Postponed Again

It’s been revealed that Ruddington’s much loved annual Beer and Cider Festival – which usually attracts thousands of visitors – will not be taking place this June as planned, due to continuing concerns about COVID-19. The decision was made in the wake of the Government’s ‘roadmap’ announcement on Monday that restrictions on large events and some hospitality will not be lifted until June 21st at the earliest – which is after the originally scheduled RuddFest 2021 dates of June 3rd-6th.  Last year’s event was first postponed and then cancelled altogether because of the Coronavirus…

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New Retailers on Ruddington’s Post-COVID Roadmap

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spelt out today how the rollout of Coronavirus vaccines means we can finally start to plan our way of out of the latest ‘lockdown’. With COVID-19 restrictions being eased gradually over the coming months, our schools can reopen on March 8th; the stay-at-home message will be removed from March 29th; then gyms, libraries, some hospitality and other non-essential retailers should be able to resume trading from April 12th, assuming all’s still going to plan. More details of the Government’s ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ can be…

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Property of the Week

This week’s Thomas James Estate Agents‘ featured Ruddington property presents a rare opportunity to purchase mixed residential & business premises in a prime village centre location – currently two commercial units and two flats – with a small patio area at the rear and two garages – priced at £295,000.   You can either scroll down or view the full details of this property in a new browser window >>HERE<<. Please contact Thomas James Estate Agents directly for more information, or to arrange a viewing, by ‘phoning 0115 984 4660 or emailing ruddington@tjea.com …

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Green Light for New Footbridge

Trustees at Hareham Gardens Allotments have received the go-ahead to build a new bridge across their brook. It’s welcome news for the many gardeners who use it, since the current wooden bridge linking the 62 plots (pictured above with Plot 4 in the background) has begun to rot, leading to fears it may soon become unsafe. It’s set to be replaced with a ‘long-life’ concrete bridge. Funding for the project has been secured from The National Lottery Community Fund, The Jones 1986 Trust and with help from Ruddington’s Rushcliffe Borough Councillors,…

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Government Adds to Pothole Pot

It’s hoped Ruddington’s roads might benefit from a central Government boost to local maintenance funds to speed up much needed pothole repairs. Nottinghamshire County Council has announced it has been awarded £8.28million specifically for fixing road craters in Nottinghamshire as part of the Department for Transport’s £2.5billion ‘Pothole Fund’. This is in addition to an existing allocation of £22.57million for general highway maintenance across the county. Cllr John Cottee, Chairman of the council’s Communities and Place Committee, says: “We welcome this investment from the Department of Transport. We know that potholes are a large…

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Advertise on RUDDINGTON.info

Are you Ruddington based or offer products and/or services within our village? If so, you can promote your business, body of work, event, regular classes and even yourself here on our RUDDINGTON.info website. Advertising campaigns are supported by our high profile village social media on Facebook, Instagram and our original Twitter feed @RUDDINGTON_info where it all began over a decade ago! Prices start at just £8.50 per week – and our average weekly reach during 2020 was 5,380 unique visitors. This is rising year by year and, so far in 2021, we are averaging…

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Ruddington’s Red Roof in Uganda

This latest photo from the Teso Region of Eastern Uganda shows how a classroom building project is moving forward nicely despite the problems of COVID-19 both in the UK and equatorial Africa. The project to provide a High School for children in Aminit is supported by St Peter’s Church and represents the second secondary school that they have been involved in building in Uganda over the last 15 years. Starting just two years’ ago, Ruddington’s Parish Church has worked with the local community at Aminit to complete a three classroom block –…

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Ruddington Roadworks

Highway maintenance and construction works taking place in our village over the next few weeks, which are liable to disrupt traffic, are as follows:- Tuesday 16th Feb, 8.00am to 1.00pm – ‘Stop and Go’ boards with brief periods of ALL STOP on High Street – W R Bloodworth crane in roadway to lift materials for new shop/office development (top photo) – Footway remains closed until May 31st 2021. Wednesday 24th February 9.30am to Friday 26th February at 11.59pm – Two way traffic signals on Wilford Road from the the Junction of Paget…

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