Can You Spare Some Coppers for Coppers?

A Ruddington dog lover has launched an online fundraising appeal for her pet’s favourite exercise spot – after poor weekend weather put people off attending a special event there aimed at raising more cash to maintain and improve it. Rain fell on Sunday (26th August) as the 3rd Anniversary “Fun Dog Show” was taking place in and around Coppers Dog Activity Trail at Rushcliffe Country Park – keeping many pooches and their owners away. The woodland trail, designed exclusively for canines, was created and built with over one thousand volunteer hours and opened…

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The Tour of Britain Countdown Continues!

With just two weeks to go until 120 of the world’s top riders pass through Ruddington during the penultimate stage of this year’s OVO Energy “Tour of Britain” cycle race, village preparations are well underway. You can find the schedule, riders, route and special arrangements for the September 8th event in Ruddington >>HERE<<. Rumour has it that the Framework Knitters’ Museum‘s “Big Knitted Scarf” (right – which will be draped along High Street) has now passed the 300 foot mark and is still growing! More volunteers to continue creating it on one of their vintage…

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Ruddington’s Big Knitted Scarf!

Given Ruddington’s famous framework knitting heritage, what better way to showcase our village to the world than by displaying a giant knitted scarf created by its residents on a circular sock knitting machine dating from 1860? At least, that’s what Framework Knitters’ Museum assistant Helen Brownett thought when she came up with the idea! Helen says: “I do make quite a few scarves for the different events we have around the museum, to string up across the buildings and in the workshops. So ‘a scarf along the street’ came into…

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Travellers Evicted – Again – Finally!

First of all, it was due to be at 8 o’clock this morning (Monday 13th August) – a time which quickly slipped to 3pm due to enforcement availability issues. Then, when Bailiffs arrived at Sellors’ Playing Field for the planned eviction this afternoon, they were informed that some of the men (and hence their vehicles to tow the caravans off with) were working in Peterborough! Almost another six mickey-taking hours later, with Police, Bailiffs and Council officials all having been left hanging in limbo to see them off the site and…

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The Travellers Return!

Local residents and park users could only look on in disbelief this lunchtime as the welcome return of the rain coincided with some probably less welcome members of the travelling community casually letting themselves back onto Sellors’ Playing Field and setting up camp again. It’s just one month since a group of travellers – which adjacent householders told us they thought were mostly the same people as this time – were evicted from the same site after breaking into the Ruddington recreation ground at the start of July. On that…

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Ruddington Resident Returns to Transplant Games

A kitchen designer from Ruddington is back in sporting action this week, taking part in the British Transplant Games. Mark Brown, of Grange Avenue, is competing over in Birmingham from August 2nd to 5th. The games, which have been run annually since 1978, will see over 700 athletes participating in over 25 events cheered on by over 1250 supporters. 51 year-old Mark suffered from the hereditary condition Alport Syndrome, which led to kidney failure at the age of 25. After 20 months on dialysis, lasting for four hours a day, three days…

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Bloomin’ Well Done!

A Ruddington based charity, which aims to give a better quality of life to dementia sufferers and their families, is celebrating raising over five hundred pounds this summer to continue its work. This is after Bloomin’ Dementia was selected as Ruddington Parish Council‘s ‘Charity of the Year’ – enabling it to benefit from collections and other fundraisers held in 2018. “We are very proud and pleased for that to be the case; especially in the village where our ‘Charity Hub’ resides” said trustee Andy Hallam. “Our small organisation now has the feeling of a…

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Ruddington Summer Fayre 2018

Ruddington Parish Council’s third annual Summer Fayre is being held on The Green this Saturday 21st July 2018, between 12 noon and 6pm. There will be lots to do including David Cox Amusements, Fudge and Co exotic animals, a Punch and Judy show and Hook a Duck. Why not have your photograph taken in the stocks with Ruddington Scouts? Entertainment will be provided throughout the day by Andy Hallam and his disco and Andy will also compere the Ruddington’s Got Talent show. The Punch and Judy show will be at…

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Ruddington Cycle Recycling!

Villagers are already getting into the Tour of Britain spirit – by saving a bike from the scrapheap that will now be turned into a colourful creation to celebrate this year’s race passing right through Ruddington. As revealed on RUDDINGTON.info just over a month ago, competitors in the prestigious event will be racing via our village on Saturday September 8th. They’ll enter along Wilford Road before racing through High Street, turning left in to Kirk Lane and then right on to Loughborough Road to exit Ruddington towards Bradmore (see route…

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Ruddington’s Newest Residents

Our village is now home to families from the travelling community – after they gained access to Sellors Playing Field and moved their caravans and vehicles onto the recreation ground yesterday (Thursday) teatime. It seems the unexpected visitors managed to lift the locked metal access gate off Wilford Road from its hinges at one side and haul it open to enable them to get in and set up their encampment. It happened just as members of Impact Fitness were setting up for their evening “bootcamp” there. Having first been driven around, one…

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