Village Mum’s Breastfeeding Ban Makes National News!

The plight of a Ruddington mother who was turned away from a speed awareness course because she took along her six week old baby has hit the national headlines. Sarah Oakes’ story was first featured on the regional BBC News programme East Midlands Today and in The Nottingham Post yesterday (18th November) before being picked up and published in today’s Mirror Newspaper. They reported how Mrs Oakes chose to attend the class, rather than taking the penalty points and paying the fine, after being caught driving at 36mph in a 30mph zone…

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First Ruddington Green Belt Housing Approved

Linden Homes has become the first property developer to be granted full planning permission to build a new housing estate on Ruddington’s Green Belt by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) – as part of its recently approved Local Plan Part 2. This is despite the number of homes in the application being 12% more than were allocated by The Plan and local protests that the increased number of dwellings would mean the removal of dozens of mature trees on the Flawforth Lane site which border existing properties on Flawforth Avenue. At last night’s…

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Neighbourhood Plan’s Final Consultation Launches

It’s just over two years since Ruddington Parish Council gave its backing to a new Ruddington Neighbourhood Plan (RNP) which, theoretically at least, gives village residents direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and to shape the development and growth of our local area. Since then it’s been run by a hard working group of volunteers in tandem with our Ruddington Village Plan (which was published in the summer of 2017) and has explored further areas where a Neighbourhood Plan can give communities additional influence. This includes choosing where we want…

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Revised Application Fails to Reduce Number of Houses

Ruddington residents, Councillors and campaign groups are dismayed that an updated planning application for a major housing development on flood prone fields west of Wilford Road still shows no reduction in the proposed number of homes – despite it being for over a third more new properties than designated in Rushcliffe Borough Council‘s Local Plan. After nothing but public objections to Bloor Homes‘ previous submission, its latest plans for this soon to be rescinded area of our Green Belt are a slightly changed version of the application submitted in June this year. They include…

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The Cockle Man’s Saturday Surprise!

When Nottingham legend Dave ‘The Cockleman’ Bartram dragged himself out in the pouring rain this morning to ply his trade at November’s Village Market, his visit turned out to be a little more rewarding than he’d expected! So as not to spoil the surprise, members of the RVCP Market Team were sworn to secrecy that their unique, VIP trader had just had one of Ruddington’s Nottingham City Transport Biogas Green 10 buses named after him!  72 year-old Dave was escorted to the Chapel Street bus stop to see his special bus arrive…

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Roadworks on High Street and Ashworth Avenue

Ruddington’s motorists are being warned to brace themselves for more autumn disruption as our raft of recent village roadworks continues over the next couple of weeks. From 6am this Saturday 26th October until 8pm Sunday 27th October, work by Western Power Distribution on High Street means double yellow lines and parking places between its junctions with Charles Street and Church Street will be unavailable. Temporary “No Waiting and No Loading at Any Time” restrictions will be in force whilst manually controlled two-way traffic signals are liable to cause delays for both motorists and Nottingham City…

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Bus Operator’s Appy Customers

Ruddington’s main public transport provider is celebrating another accolade – this time for the way it keeps passengers informed via their mobile devices. Nottingham City Transport runs our Navy 3 and Green 10 buses, along with the weekend N48 NightBus. A new survey by Passenger Transport Magazine of 85 bus-based apps highlights that, with a rating of 4.8 (out of 5) from over 6,000 reviews, the NCTX Buses app scores highest across the country! Launched in December 2016, NCT’s app is now used by hundreds of thousands of bus travellers each week…

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New High Speed Trains for Ruddington!

The 125 Group has announced that two very special diesel trains will soon be joining the fleet of heritage locomotives here in Ruddington. It’s revealed two former Midland Mainline power cars will be coming to GCRN – Great Central Railway (Nottingham) on a permanent basis thanks to leasing company Porterbrook. Production Inter-City 125 high speed trains 43048 (pictured above) and 43089 owned by Porterbrook (currently operated by East Midlands Railway) will BOTH be handed over at the end of their careers in front line service. They’ll then be based here and begin running passenger trips…

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Ruddington Makes Awards Shortlist – UPDATE!

A hard working village community group, our newest high street shop and a major drugs development company in Ruddington are all in the running for one of this year’s Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards. Organised by Rushcliffe Borough Council, and co-promoted by West Bridgford Wire, the annual community accolades celebrate volunteers, businesses, clubs, organisations, environmentalists, sports teams and athletes in the district and the best of its health and wellbeing and food and drink sectors in eleven categories. Even though the full shortlist isn’t officially announced yet, we can reveal that no less…

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Ruddington Bus Operator Up For FOUR National Awards

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) is celebrating after being short-listed for 4 UK Bus Awards, including ‘City Operator of the Year’, which could see the company crowned the best bus operator in the UK for a record breaking fifth time! NCT, which runs Ruddington’s Navy 3 and Green 10 services has been shortlisted for: Engineer of the Year: Jake Moore Unsung Hero: Sheila Swift Top National Driver: Jatinder Kumar City Operator of the Year Last year, Aaron Johnson was crowned Top National Bus Driver, NCT won City Operator of the Year and also…

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