New Closure Threat For Village Butchers

The owner of Ruddington Village Butchers has revealed that, unless trade picks up dramatically again very soon, he will be forced to close his business within the next two weeks. Shane Ginty says that his shop has run at a loss of £2,500 over the past few months – and that no small business can sustain those kind of losses. On a Facebook post he wrote: “We would like to say a big thank you to all the lovely people who have supported the shop over the years. Unfortunately there are…

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Evening Disruption for Ruddington Bound Buses

Nottingham City Transport is advising passengers of changes to it’s Green 10 service for almost three weeks whilst Nottinghamshire County Council carries out resurfacing work on part of the A60 – including Trent Bridge and Loughborough Road. This work will mean the closure of that part of the A60 to all traffic and, as a result, its Navy and Green line services will need to be diverted from Monday 15th July 2019 until Thursday 1st August inclusive between 7.00pm and 5.00am each night. Ruddington’s Green 10 will follow its normal route along Meadows…

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New Plans for Old Convenience Store

A revised planning application for a former Ruddington convenience store has been put before Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) – which now proposes THREE levels on the site of the existing single storey building. It was back in December 2017 that Barclay & Cook, at 7-9 High Street, closed its doors after over forty years under the stewardship of David Cook when dwindling trade prompted his decision to sell the shop and retire. The premises have lain empty ever since. As we reported just over a year ago, RBC has already granted planning permission for the addition…

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Future of Navy 3 Bus Secure!

Ruddington’s main transport operator has confirmed the changes it made to our Navy 3 bus service in January have been sufficient to safeguard the route. Timetable reductions were introduced ‘reluctantly’ earlier this year by Nottingham City Transport after the multi-award winning bus company revealed it had been running these services at a loss ever since taking over the old ‘Ruddington Connection’ route just over three years’ earlier. It was in November 2015 that Trent Barton announced it was to withdraw its historic bus service from the City to Clifton via Wilford…

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New Ruddington Shopping Precinct Approved!

Proposals for a chic, new shopping area in our village centre have been given the go-ahead by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) planners. The ‘mews’ style development behind Church Street in Ruddington has got the green light following the recent RBC consultation. This resulted in just one public objection – from a resident on Charles Street who was concerned about increased pressures on parking and it affecting neighbours’ privacy. The ambitious scheme by Ruddington based Victoria Properties will turn the area to the rear of some of its existing village shops into a brand new retail…

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The Old Bakehouse Celebrates Seven Years

The Old Bakehouse Tearoom sits so comfortably on Church Street, and is now such an integral part of Ruddington life, to current residents and visitors it’s like it’s always been here! In reality, of course, the premises have undergone a couple of reincarnations since they were the former Horspools’ Bakery shop. However, Lesley Wells has made it all her own – and it’s seven years this week since she first started trading from there. It was early in 2012 that Lesley’s long time dream of running a traditional, Victorian-style tea room…

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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!). JULY 2019 #RUDDYGOODOFFERS  20% Off Icecream Milkshakes Black Cat Café 24d High Street NG11 6EA | Tel: 0115 921 4747 15% off Afternoon Tea The Cottage Hotel Easthorpe Street NG11 6LA | Tel: 0115 984 6882 5% Discount on all Jewellery. 10% discount reward for new customer recommendation David Richards Jewellers 7 Church St NG11 6HA | Tel: 0115 984…

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Ruddington Joins ‘Plastic Free July’

Our village’s newest High Street shop is leading a 31 day challenge to reduce our negative impact on the environment. The Bottle Top is supporting the global campaign “Plastic Free July” by producing a “Low Waste Starter Pack” for anyone to download and follow. When husband and wife team Anthony and Alex Preston brought Ruddington’s former greengrocers’ shop back to life in May 2019 as a specialist off-licence, they also promised a range of products not previously available in our village. These include fresh produce and goods without all the plastic packaging, recyclable…

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Village Market Presents Makers’ Night

For one night only, Ruddington Village Market will be transformed into ‘Makers Night’ this month, as they present a special craft event across multiple village venues. This latest event builds upon the success of the monthly Village Market, which launched in February this year, and has grown in popularity and reputation right across the region. Taking place on Friday 21st June from 6pm until 9pm, Makers’ Night sees the Cottage Hotel, the White Horse Inn and the Frame Breakers all play host to over 30 craft stalls and street foods, forming what the organisers,…

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Ready For Ruddfest?

Ruddington’s annual Beer & Cider Festival makes a welcome return this week. “Ruddfest 2019” begins at midday on Thursday 30th May and runs from noon each day until Sunday 2nd June, with a full programme of events and activities taking place on The Green, at The White Horse Inn and at The Frame Breakers. The Victoria Tavern on Wilford Road will also be taking part by offering a wider selection of beers and ciders than usual – though there won’t be an outdoor bar this year. Even Ruddington’s new off-licence The Bottle Top will…

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