Prolific Shoplifter Jailed

A 31-year-old man, who originally received a deferred sentence for a shoplifting spree in Ruddington and Clifton last September, is now behind bars after committing further offences over Christmas. Following his original sentence, Aaron Kelly (pictured above), of no fixed address, was re-arrested on December 29th and re-sentenced the next day at Nottingham Crown Court after being found responsible for numerous, further shop thefts. Altogether he committed 41 crimes including stealing gift sets, food and makeup – as well as smashing goods inside a shop. Mr Kelly must now spend six months in jail.…

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Ruddington Roadworks

Highway maintenance and construction works taking place in our village right now, and within the next couple of weeks, which are liable to disrupt traffic are as follows:- Sat 16th Jan until Wed 20th Jan 2021 – Road and footway closure – St John’s Road from its junction with Wilford Road to Savages Row – To install electricity and water connections. {Photo above.} Local diversion via Savages Road and Savages Row. Ongoing until Fri 12th Feb 2021 – Closure of Musters Road – at its junction with Western Fields – To form a vehicular…

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Goodbye Green Belt Number Three

As strict Government instructions to “stay home, save lives and protect the NHS” do not seem to apply to construction workers, there is to be no delay with earth moving machines starting a third, former Green Belt housing development in Ruddington. Within the last few days, residents along Brookside Road and Brookside Gardens with properties on the boundary of the fields west of Wilford Road have all received hand-posted letters from Paul Baker of C3 Construction. This is the company contracted by Bloor Homes to commence the work on its…

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Emergency Road Closure in Ruddington

Villagers have been left bemused after Severn Trent Water workmen turned up to fix a mains leak in Ruddington this afternoon, closed the road, repaired the pipe, but then left the hole and went home. Consequently, Clifton Road remains completely shut* to traffic between the junction with Camelot Street and Old Station Drive – with the usually busy route set to stay closed into tomorrow. In fact, it could take up to three days to fully re-open it. Vehicles caught out by the closure have been performing U-turns in the road since lunchtime…

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Ruddington Fly-Tippers Beware

Rushcliffe Borough Council is promising even more focus on tackling the nuisance of fly-tipping, waste offences, littering and dog fouling in 2021, thanks to a new partnership. The authority has revealed it’s teamed up with Waste Investigations Support & Enforcement (WISE) for a one-year trial to build on its existing tools to find and, where necessary, prosecute those who flout the rules. WISE is a specialist supplier of environmental crime services to councils across the UK. Since Tuesday (January 5th) the new Enforcement Officers have had the powers to issue fixed penalty…

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Village Market Cancelled Until Easter

Organisers of our monthly Ruddington Village Market have announced that the popular event will be put on hold until April 3rd – Easter Saturday. The difficult decision by Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) has been made on COVID-19 safety grounds following the recent surge in cases of the new variant Coronavirus which has recently led to a third national ‘lockdown’. After being cancelled last November (during the previous ‘lockdown’) the market did take place again in December under Nottinghamshire’s Tier 3 restrictions. There is no January market, so the ones called off are…

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Ruddington Buses During the Third ‘Lockdown’

Even though the whole of England has been put back under ‘lockdown’ to combat a new surge of COVID-19 infections, our village’s main bus operator says this will not alter the existing schedules of either its Navy 3 or Green 10 services for the time being. With our schools now unexpectedly closed again, Nottingham City Transport (NCT) says the only buses which will not run are those specifically to accommodate extra travelling schoolchildren – such as the term time Navy 3 15:30 weekday service from Wilford Lane (ROKO) to the City. NCT hopes that, by otherwise maintaining its current…

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Benwell Daykin 1st Birthday Offers

It has been quite a year for Benwell Daykin! Following our successful launch in January 2020, we found ourselves somewhat tested, time and time again. Firstly, by a huge leak in our office wall, followed by the first national lockdown and finally by the Ruddington High Street flooding. But, through it all, we continue to trade and have been encouraged by how warmly we have been received by the Ruddington community. As we unfortunately enter another national ‘lockdown’, I’m delighted to say that the property industry remains open under the following…

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UPDATE: All Schools Must Close From This Tuesday

BREAKING NEWS – 8.00pm Monday 4th January 2021 In a sombre ‘live’ broadcast from Downing Street, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just announced that a third national ‘lockdown’ in England is being introduced, in a new bid to bring the latest Coronavirus outbreak under control. This time around all schools will be closed, from tomorrow (Tuesday 5th January) until at least the February half-term, with a return to online learning. Exceptions to this will be vulnerable pupils and children of critical workers, who will still be accommodated in class. Mr Johnson…

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New Year Honour for Ruddington Occupational Therapist

A community-spirited village resident says it’s “an incredible honour and privilege” to have been recognised in The Queen’s New Year Honours list for 2021. Kate Robertson, who has become very well known around Ruddington since she moved here from Newark in 1991 with her husband and three young children, will receive an MBE for ‘services to occupational therapy’. She retired from the NHS in 2017 but has remained active both in academic roles and within our village, including helping out during the current Coronavirus pandemic. “Our children went to the village schools…

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