What’s Happening at The Hospice Shop?

Among the recent ‘lockdown easing’ activity on Ruddington High Street you may have noticed the complete clearout of the Nottinghamshire Hospice Charity Shop at Number 10. The now (almost) empty unit has led to speculation that the popular village retailer is a victim of the Government’s restrictions due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. On March 23rd new emergency rules forced all non essential businesses – including our three village charity shops – to cease trading until further notice. However, RUDDINGTON.info is pleased to reveal that the sudden disappearance of stock is for…

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Bus Company’s Advice on Face Coverings

Whilst the Government says using public transport should still be avoided during COVID-19 Coronavirus ‘social distancing’ restrictions, Nottingham City Transport is advising that passengers making essential journeys may benefit from wearing a face covering. Ruddington’s main bus operator says this may be ‘marginally beneficial’ in some circumstances as a precautionary measure. “The evidence suggests that wearing a face covering does not protect you, but it may protect others if you are infected but have not yet developed symptoms. This is most relevant for short periods of time indoors, such as small…

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You Cannot Bee Serious?!

Since the COVID-19 Coronavirus ‘lockdown’ began, there’s not been much of a ‘buzz’ around Ruddington village centre on a Sunday. However, today it was a ‘hive’ of activity! This was the scene as one motorist went to her car on Charles Street at lunchtime – to discover that a swarm of bees had taken rather a fancy to it! Alex Preston from The Bottle Top, who captured the image above, reported them to bee keeper Keith – who provides their High Street shop with local Thrumpton Honey. She was informed they…

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Late May Bank Holiday Buses

With Monday 25th May being another Bank Holiday, Nottingham City Transport is reminding passengers that the continuing COVID-19 ‘lockdown’ means its Green 10 buses should still only be used by key workers to and from our village – or by people needing to use public transport to Ruddington’s shops to buy essential supplies or for medical requirements. The reduced ‘core’ timetable NCT is currently operating will also apply on this date. If you’ll be changing buses onto the Medilink service, the company confirms these buses will also still run on May 25th. However, the operator’s Call…

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Village Traders Open During COVID-19

A to Z of RUDDINGTON SHOPS, BUSINESSES & FACILITIES STILL OPEN TO SERVE YOU* Amanda Findlay Eyecare, Charles Street | Tel: 0115 921 2992 Our village optician is available for essential, emergency eye care and spectacle repairs only Please leave Amanda a message on the number above to arrange an appointment or send an email   Black Cat Café, High St | Email: meow@theblackcatcafe.co.uk Offering food on Saturdays – for delivery or to pick up in the shop 9-11am.  Products available include Hot breakfasts and Hot Breakfast cobs; Homemade Deli items and Cakes.…

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Ruddington Village Celebrates VE Day with the Help of Local Traders

Following the success of the Instagram Live ‘Virtual’ market, traders from Ruddington Village Market came together to showcase their products in a limited edition VE Day hamper to help the village commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe), which marked the end of the Second World War against Germany. The hampers were a huge success, with a total of 77 being prepared for residents of Ruddington to collect from The Bottle Top on the morning of the celebrations. Preparing such a large number while maintaining social distancing was…

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Ruddington’s Buses as ‘Lockdown’ is Eased

Following the Prime Minister’s latest announcement that people who cannot work from home should now try to go back to their jobs, Ruddington’s main bus provider has issued a statement to clarify the current situation on its services. Nottingham City Transport (NCT) is currently operating a temporary, “core” timetable on our village Green 10 route (which can be found >>HERE<<). Although, in England, the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths has fallen, the Government is continuing to tell people to avoid using public transport whilst ever the danger of catching Coronavirus remains…

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COVID-19 Crime Figures

During the first full month of Ruddington’s ‘lockdown’ due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, officers have revealed a slight increase in the level of crime around our village – despite many people being at home throughout April. Statistics published by Rushcliffe Police show the number of reported incidents in Ruddington rose from eleven in March 2020 to thirteen incidents last month – primarily burglaries and vehicle crime. In terms of policing the pandemic, Inspector Craig Berry says: “Our role, as it has been since the restrictions were put into place, is to engage…

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Ruddington’s Spring Bank Holiday Buses

This year, due to previously planned VE Day 75th anniversary celebrations, both Friday 8th May and Monday 25th May 2020 are designated Bank Holidays. Whilst most of us should be avoiding all travel and staying at home during the COVID-19 ‘lockdown’, Nottingham City Transport is maintaining a core service on its Green 10 route for key workers from our village, for those needing to get by bus to Ruddington’s shops to buy essential supplies or for medical requirements. The reduced daily timetable the company is currently operating will also apply on both of these dates. You can…

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Virtual VE Day in Ruddington!

If society was operating normally, the weekend of 8th to 10th May would have been a period of national commemoration for the 75th Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe), which marked the end of the Second World War against Germany. In Ruddington, a community event was scheduled to take place on The Green on Saturday 9th May. Unfortunately, like numerous other events, this has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. Given our current requirement is to “Stay at Home”, an alternative way of marking this historically significant…

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