Hospitality Hit Hardest by ‘Return’ to Tier 3

Today’s news that Ruddington will fall back under Tier 3 restrictions when the current ‘lockdown’ ends has not come as a great surprise to residents and traders. However, the Government’s decision to make revised Tier 3 measures even harsher for the hospitality sector has understandably caused dismay among our many village pub, restaurant and cafe owners. From December 2nd they’ll find themselves remaining under the same restrictions as during the current COVID-19 ‘lockdown’, rather than being able to open again if they are serving substantial meals, as previously. So, in line with the…

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Ruddington Christmas Lights Trail

In the midst of a second Coronavirus ‘lockdown’ it does seem many villagers are putting up their Christmas decorations rather early this year. If you’ve already trimmed up around the outside of your house – or plan to do so quite soon – The Friends of James Peacock School would love to hear from you right now! They’re calling on all residents who wish to get into the festive spirit to take part in the ‘Ruddington Christmas Lights Trail’. Sarah Beardsley says: “Friends of James Peacock School would like to…

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Final Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Launched

Since our Ruddington Village Plan was published in the summer of 2017 another hard working group of volunteers has been taking things a stage further with a Ruddington Neighbourhood Plan (RNP) to give our local community additional influence on how the village should grow and develop in the future. Backed by Ruddington Parish Council this type of plan has more ‘teeth’ than its predecessor in determining planning policy and outcomes – such as where we’d prefer new homes, shops and offices to be built. It’s also allowed villagers to have our say on what these new buildings should…

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Another Ruddington Power Cut!

Essential shops and businesses in our village centre working through this second ‘lockdown’ were among those left without electricity early this afternoon when there was yet another major power outage. Those relying on mains power in order to continue their work had to sit out the interruption to their supplies, which happened at around a quarter to two – also triggering alarms in some High Street premises. It lasted initially for around 15 minutes before being restored briefly but then failing again for a further forty minutes. Western Power Distribution (WPD) has confirmed 1,985…

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Christmas & New Year Buses

Ruddington’s main public transport operator has announced its expected levels of service over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Nottingham City Transport (NCT) says these are based on current Government restrictions, guidance and funding, so they may be revised if there is a change to any of these in the meantime. The only days Ruddington will see no buses at all are Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. A Saturday service will run on the Navy 3 and Green 10 during most weekdays with a special daytime Boxing Day timetable planned for…

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New People at the Post Office

There’ll be some more fresh faces on High Street this week when a new owner takes over at Ruddington Post Office. It’s almost a year since RUDDINGTON.info revealed the Patels had decided to put their successful business up for sale. However, rather a lot has happened in the world since then which is continuing to have a significant impact on ‘normal’ village life and that of its traders. This essential shop has continued to serve residents during now two COVID-19 ‘lockdowns’ during 2020 – and Nikki Wright and her team…

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What’s Happening with the Butchers?

It’s now two and a half months since we said ‘goodbye to Shane’ at 15, Church Street – and that RUDDINGTON.info revealed that Elms Farm of Costock would soon be moving into Ruddington’s historic butchers’ premises.  So what’s going on?! Well, we’re very pleased to report that Elms Farm, run by the Brown family since 1951, is most definitely still opening a butcher’s shop in Ruddington very soon – but in a different location: “The existing shop had been our first choice due to the history behind it” says Jenny Brown.…

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The Bottle Top – At Your Service During ‘Lockdown’

For the second time this year, you can rely on Ruddington’s The Bottle Top to keep you stocked with essential items as tough, national restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19 are back in place. Whilst the new wave of Coronavirus has forced some of our village shops to close again, until at least December 2nd, husband and wife team Anthony and Alex Preston are able and willing to continue to provide you with all their usual supplies. These include plastic-free fruit and veg, dried zero waste goods such as rice, nuts…

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Village Crime Hiatus is Over

You may be pleased to hear that, just prior to the new ‘lockdown’, Ruddington enjoyed one of its ‘quietest’ months in recent history when it comes to recorded crime. After 23 incidents were reported to Rushcliffe Police during September, during all of October only 6 crimes in our village came to the attention of its officers – a drop of 74%. None of these offences was anything too major, either, as can be seen below, although another unwelcome incidence of vehicle damage on Cumberland Close was among them:- 4th Oct …

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Ruddington’s Buses During Second ‘Lockdown’

As we come under a second national ‘lockdown’ in England, Ruddington’s main bus operator says – this time around – both its Navy 3 and Green 10 village services will continue to run to their usual schedules. Back in March, when the original raft of COVID-19 instructions asked us to avoid all travel and stay at home during the Coronavirus pandemic, Nottingham City Transport reduced all its timetables to just ‘core services’ for essential workers. However this time, from November 5th 2020 the operator says it is continuing to operate all its advertised services…

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