Loyalty Card’s October Launch

An exciting new initiative to encourage more residents and visitors to use our village centre shops, pubs, cafés, restaurants, takeaways and other traders will launch at the start of next month. The Ruddington Loyalty Scheme comes as high street retailers everywhere are facing more challenging trading conditions in these increasingly internet-dominated times. The introduction of the village loyalty card was on the agenda at a special meeting for local businesses last night (18th September) organised by the recently formed Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) group. It was hosted by Julie Smith from…

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‘Walking Bus’ Proposed for Ruddington

A fun, healthy, safe and environmentally friendly way for children to get to our village schools is being suggested for pupils in Ruddington. A “Walking Bus” is a form of student transport for school kids who, chaperoned by adults, walk to school along a set route, in much the same way a school bus might drive them there. Like a traditional bus, walking buses have a fixed route with designated “bus stops” and “pick up times” at which they collect the youngsters. A survey has been launched in collaboration with NHS…

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Flawforth Lane to Close Yet AGAIN!

It’s been announced that one our key village access routes will need to be closed for yet MORE roadworks – despite already having been shut to traffic for over THREE MONTHS at the end of last summer and then for a further three weeks Ruddington-bound this January! A NEW notice warns that a closure of Flawforth Lane will be needed again at “Barn Farm” for five days from Monday 22nd October at 8.00am until Friday 26th October at 5.00pm. It’s so that Severn Trent Water can make a new connection…

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Ruddington Firm’s Seven Million Dollar Purchase

A successful software company based in Ruddington Fields Business Park has announced the acquisition of a high flying American inspection software provider – for a cool seven million dollars! Ideagen Plc, which employs around 400 people and has its Head Office at Ergo House on Mere Way, has bought North Carolina  based InspectionXpert – which is said to currently generate $2.8million in annual revenue. The move will bring in more than one thousand extra clients – like Boeing, Kohler and Pratt & Whitney – to add to Ideagen’s already impressive portfolio including…

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Ruddington’s Ready for the Riders!

This morning, Britain’s Sir Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome are set to be among 120 of the world’s elite cyclists racing through our village in the much anticipated OVO Energy “Tour of Britain”. Although they will whizz through in a matter of minutes, preparations by Councils, local residents and businesses on Stage Seven of the route have been ongoing for months! Ruddington’s community spirit certainly seems to have come to the fore as young and old in our village have pulled together preparing to celebrate the big day…

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Fire Halts Weekend Steam Trains

Steam hauled services along the Great Central Railway from Ruddington have again been withdrawn after the embankment fire at East Leake on Sunday. The blaze came only a week after GCRN’s resident steam loco was reinstated on the heritage line between our village and Loughborough. Planned trips using Hunslet 2890 had been suspended since early July due to concerns about the risk of trackside fires during the long, dry heatwave. But after the recent wet and cooler weather, it was thought they could safely be reintroduced. These photos taken soon afterwards by…

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Fuel Thefts Dominate August Crime Stats

Rushcliffe Police report that, but for the continuing problems of drive-offs from Ruddington Service Station, last month would have been a very quiet month indeed for crime in our village. The figures are revealed in the Force’s statistics for August, just released. Out of just eleven reported offences during last month in Ruddington, five of them were motorists driving off from the Loughborough Road filling station without making payment. Interestingly, however, police have again excluded the four day return of travellers to Sellors’ Field in the middle of the month…

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Ruddington’s Tour of Britain Buses

Our main public transport provider has revealed how its services will run before, during and after The Tour of Britain cycle race passes through Ruddington this Saturday, September 8th. If you’re a spectator from outside the village – coming here to watch the 120 top riders speed through – you’re being advised that parking will be at a premium and prohibited along the route itself. Nottingham City Transport is providing a frequent and hassle-free alternative into our village aboard its Navy 3 and Green 10 buses. You can view the…

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Steampunk Comes to Ruddington!

The Framework Knitters’ Museum has announced it’s hosting Ruddington’s first ever “Victorian Steampunk” event this autumn. Attractions will include stalls, tea duelling and reduced entry fees to the museum for visitors in Steampunk outfits. You can even travel to the event in style on a vintage bus from the Great Central Railway (Nottingham) on Mere Way, thanks to the Nottingham Area Bus Society. Museum Manager and Curator, Nicola Wood, commented: “Everyone at the museum is so excited about the Victorian Steampunk event! Like our 1940s day, now in its second year,…

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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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