Ruddington’s New Post Box

There’s just been a very useful new addition to our High Street – something that’s actually been missing for the past three and a half years. Thanks to Ruddington’s Postmaster Soham Patel, the Post Office now has an external post box again! Anyone who was in the village before February 2016 will remember there was, in fact, a rather magnificent red pillar-box here which got moved to make way for an exterior cashpoint. The new hole-in-the-wall was kindly installed by the Patels to compensate for the loss of TWO former High…

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Asher Lane Parkers Beware!

Motorists who leave their cars down Asher Lane whilst visiting Rushcliffe Country Park are being warned about a spate of recent vehicle break-ins there. PC Kelly Carlile of Rushcliffe Police advises: “There has been an increase in thefts from motor vehicles parked on Asher Lane. On most occasions items have been left on display. We will be increasing patrols in an effort to catch/deter the suspects. But can we take this opportunity to remind people not to leave items of value in the car and on show.” Nevertheless, the total of…

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Celebrating Ruddington!

Residents and groups in Ruddington are being asked to acknowledge their unsung community, sporting, business and health heroes for this year’s Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards. Organised by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC), the annual community accolades celebrate volunteers, businesses, clubs, organisations, environmentalists, sports teams and athletes in the district and the best of its health and wellbeing and food and drink sectors. Last year, Tim Williams and Ian Workman from Ruddington’s Wilwell Farm Cutting Group won the Environmental Group Award which they collected from Streetwise’s John Scott-Lee (top picture). Other previous winners are Ruddington…

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Our New Look Bookies

It’s just over two months since the relative peace and quiet of a Sunday evening in Ruddington was shattered by the dramatic arrival of fire crews, cordoning off High Street and smashing through the door to tackle a blaze at our village bookmakers. On 23rd June 2019 our branch of Coral had already closed for the day when smoke was seen billowing from the building and the emergency services called to the scene at just after 7pm. The fire was quickly extinguished and the cause identified as an electrical fault in the back…

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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!). SEPTEMBER 2019 #RUDDYGOODOFFERS  10% off Small Hot Drink & Cake Black Cat Café 24d High Street NG11 6EA | Tel: 0115 921 4747 5% Discount on all Jewellery. 10% discount reward for new customer recommendation David Richards Jewellers 7 Church St NG11 6HA | Tel: 0115 984 7729 Mon-Wed after 5pm – 10% off food. Mon-Thur 12-2pm L4L sandwich, fries…

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Planning Permission Blow for Village Salon

A much loved Ruddington hairdresser may be put out of business, and a single mum forced to leave her home, after Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) planners approved controversial new redevelopment proposals earlier than expected. We reported last week that an application had been made to convert 25 and 25A Easthorpe Street back into two, purely residential properties. Unfortunately no one thought to tell current occupier, Jane Hallam of the ‘Hair Flair’ salon – who instead heard about it from her neighbour! When RBC was made aware of her plight, it agreed to extend the window for public comments…

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Buying From Your Butcher is Best!

If you asked the average shopper what types of retailer were essential for a vibrant high street, it’s a fair bet a butchers would be among them. Ruddington Village Butchers‘ Shane Ginty helped to bring T W Oliver’s historic Church Street premises back to life in March 2011, after our village’s last remaining butcher’s shop had lain empty for the previous seven months. He subsequently bought the business from original owner Stewart White and has now been running it, with a little help from his wife Nicola, for over four years.…

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The Bottle Top – Eco Shop!

Even though it only opened on May 10th this year, there’s no doubt that Ruddington’s The Bottle Top on High Street has already become an integral part of village life for many residents – especially craft beer fans and more environmentally conscious customers. Located in the premises previously occupied by the legendary Thomas’s Greengrocers, husband and wife team Anthony and Alex Preston (pictured above) certainly had some big shoes to fill at 2, High Street. However, it quickly became clear that their new business would be much more than just a ‘posh’ off-licence. They promised to…

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Ten Years of Kitchens by Mascari

A highly regarded Ruddington kitchen design studio is celebrating its tenth birthday! Kitchens by Mascari arrived on Charles Street in our village in 2009 – with a mission to deliver great design and excellence in project management and installation. Ten years on, RUDDINGTON.info speaks to its Managing Director, Rob Mascari, to find out more about the business, then and now:- You’re celebrating ten years of ‘Kitchens by Mascari’ in our village this year. Is Ruddington where your company started, or were you trading elsewhere before that? ROB: “I’m not sure where the ten…

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Best Bamboo Baby Blanket Boost

A Ruddington based clothing designer has now been recognised by a national newspaper for another of her unique maternity products – created and crafted in Nottinghamshire. Former midwife Olivia Swift first achieved nationwide recognition two years’ ago after designing a fashion top which allows women to breastfeed babies discreetly in public. She set up a new company called Lotus Maternity to market her innovative products via the web from her home in Ruddington. The manufacturing is all done in Nottingham City Centre but the personalised embroidery on her latest Bamboo Baby Blankets is being…

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