Robin Hood Marathon Green 10 Changes

The annual Robin Hood Marathon is taking place this Sunday 29th September which will affect Nottingham City Transport buses crossing the route, including Ruddington’s Green 10 and Green 10C services. Some disruption will occur between 8.30am and 1.30pm. During all of this period: Green 10/10C from Ruddington will follow its normal route to Trent Bridge and then continue along London Road (the Victoria Embankment stop will be closed), and left Canal Street to the Broadmarsh area, where it will resume its normal route to the City Centre. Buses towards Ruddington will follow their normal…

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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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Ruddington Firm’s ‘Tour De Payroll’

Eight cyclists from Ruddington-based payroll and HR software company MHR have just set off on a 280 mile bike ride to Mount Snowdon, to be followed by a 3,500ft ascent to the summit of England and Wales’ highest mountain, in aid of Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. The team of intrepid adventurers, comprising individuals from various departments at the company, is aiming to raise £5,000 from the five-day trek for the Loughborough based charity – which is the only hospice in the East Midlands that provides care and support to…

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Evening Disruption for Ruddington Bound Buses

Nottingham City Transport is advising passengers of changes to its 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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Gym’s Defib Fundraiser

A Ruddington fitness centre has launched a special fundraiser to buy emergency, life-saving equipment for its premises. The staff at Compound Strength and Conditioning are aiming to raise £1000 to install a defibrillator at their gym, as there currently isn’t one located in the Brookside Road area of Ruddington. Jules Abbott explains: “Last year myself and my brother Max, who is my business partner and one of the other co-owners of Compound Strength and Conditioning, unexpectedly lost our dad Cyril due to a sudden heart attack. He had the heart attack in…

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Tributes to Ruddington Golf Club Owner

The funeral is taking place this week of John Pownall – the man who has owned Ruddington Grange Golf Club for almost a quarter of a century. He died peacefully in hospital on the 2nd of May. He was 84. Our 6,515 yard Par 72 village golf course had only existed for eight years when John bought it from original owner Jack Johnson in 1996. He set about further developing it into what is now acknowledged as being one of the most challenging and best kept courses in Nottinghamshire. The…

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Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

If you have fond memories of the ‘Kite Festival’ which used to be held on the ‘Kite Field’ at Rushcliffe Country Park then we’ve some good news for you. It’s set to return this year! It used to attract crowds of villagers and professionals alike to both spectate and participate. Members of the Midland Kite Fliers Club often attended to show off some of their larger creations, like their 45 foot long Scuba Divers and Big Fish {pictured top, in Ruddington, in 2010}. After a hiatus of almost a decade, with…

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Ruddington Pétanque Piste Opens

Our village has a brand new leisure facility! It’s a dedicated area to play a game of Pétanque, otherwise known as ‘French Boules’, and was officially opened yesterday (Sunday 31st March). It’s one of the ideas which was consulted upon with residents by the Ruddington Village Plan group. Over a two year period the whole village was asked what they’d like to see in Ruddington. A recurring theme was for more variety of leisure activities, preferably on The Green, including Pétanque. Proposals for a ‘Garden on the Green’ were then put forward, designed by group…

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Ruddington’s Bloomin’ Good Charity

Much has happened at 4, Easthorpe Street since Bloomin’ Dementia was launched with some high profile help from Nottingham Forest footballers Chris Cohen and Danny Fox back in November 2017. The Ruddington based charity was formed with the aim of giving a better quality of life to dementia sufferers and their families. As well as all the outreach services they offer, their office (“The Hub”) is where anyone can just pop in for a warm welcome, information and advice – with a special lounge area decked out in a 1960s style where it’s hoped people with…

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Council to “Dispose of” Village Youth Centre

Our former Ruddington Youth and Community Centre has now officially been put up for sale by owners Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC). This substantial building on The Green was most recently a fitness centre run by Project Body UK – the organisation selected by the County Council to take over the running of the former Young People’s Centre in 2014 when spending cuts meant that NCC could no longer afford to run it themselves. After reintroducing youth provision during the summer of 2016, the new tenants found they could not make it pay commercially. It has lain…

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