Iconic ‘Railbus’ for Ruddington

Ruddington’s Great Central Railway (Nottingham) has revealed that the latest addition to its heritage fleet should mean it will able to run trains here all year ’round. Currently services are operated by its volunteers only through the summer, in the lead-up to Christmas and over some other half-term holiday periods. However, the imminent arrival of a Class 144 DMU Railcar (144003) from Porterbrook, to become preserved for heritage use, could see services increasing to 52 weekends a year. Once it’s released from mainline duties during the first half of this year, and following a…

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Ruddington Roadworks

Highway maintenance and other works scheduled to take place in our village over the next few weeks, which are liable to disrupt traffic, are as follows:- Monday 6th January to Monday 25th May 2020 – Hoarding 19m long x 2.2m high x 3m wide sited at number 2 High Street for building construction by Whytemac Limited – footpath closure plus restriction of parking and road width. Monday 3rd February to Thursday 6th February 2020 – 8.00am to 5.00pm – Two-way traffic signals to install new water connection to the Willow Court property development…

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New Drone Team Launches

This week saw the first use of state-of-the-art ‘Eye in the Sky’ technology by Rushcliffe Police – leading almost immediately to two suspected criminals being caught. As we reported last year, Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have jointly invested in THREE new drones to help them fight both crime and fires – as well as to assist in search and rescue operations. During specialist training, officers have had to learn how to fly in various environments and in both day and night-time conditions to enable our area to have 24/7 coverage. Within hours…

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Vicarage Lane Closure

As the first Ruddington roadworks of 2020 begin, motorists who use a single access village centre road to get to the cemetery or on to their premises are being warned of disruption this week. On Tuesday 7th January and Wednesday 8th January Vicarage Lane is scheduled to be closed along its entire length for “plane and patch works”  by Nottinghamshire County Council. Via East Midlands informs us that essential access for vehicles will be maintained but that ‘no parking’ restrictions will be put into place. Drivers should also be aware that this…

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NCTX Buses App January Sale

Ruddington’s primary bus operator is offering passengers seven days’ travel for the price of five throughout this month. All through January, Nottingham City Transport says customers using its NCTX Buses App can buy adult 5 consecutive day tickets and get 2 days FREE!  For Adults, that’s 7 days* unlimited use on all of NCT’s buses in Nottingham for £18 – equivalent to just £2.57 per day. For villagers or visitors to Ruddington who commute all week this means you could enjoy free travel at the weekend on our Navy 3 or…

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Ruddington’s New Year Buses

Nottingham City Transport is promising that getting home will once again be easy and inexpensive for New Year revellers thanks to its late night buses. In addition to its Navy 3 and Green 10 buses running every day over this period, except January 1st, Ruddington’s principal transport operator is once again running its New Year’s Eve “get you home” services – with late night buses running from Nottingham* hourly from 11.15pm to 3.15am after bringing in 2020 in the City. NightBus N48 is the best option if travelling back to Ruddington – coming here past the Railway…

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WALK #1 – A Short Circular Stroll Around Ruddington

This walk is for Ruddington residents and tourists alike!  It takes in many of the attractions of the village, as well as providing a number of opportunities to see the trains which run on the nearby Great Central Railway at weekends and bank holidays throughout most of the year, except for a number of weeks in winter. First, please click on the map below should you wish to open it in a separate window, for reference. Walk #1 begins in the centre of Ruddington, by the ‘Ruddington Church’ bus stop (1),…

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Boxing Day Crash in Ruddington

Motorists attempting to get in and out of our village via the A52 this afternoon have found themselves diverted following a serious accident on Loughborough Road. Emergency services were scrambled to the A60 in Ruddington at around 2.50pm today after reports of an overturned car. Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue said that it involved just one vehicle in collision with a tree. The road was then closed by Nottinghamshire Police in both directions between Kirk Lane and the Nottingham Knight roundabout whilst the driver was treated at the scene. He was then…

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Parish Council Buys Community Centre

Ruddington Parish Council has announced it has now completed the purchase of the former Youth & Community Centre site on The Green from Nottinghamshire County Council for use by our community in the future. It’ll be considering options on how to use the building (pictured above, in 2017, before it was targeted by vandals) and consulting with residents and local businesses in due course. In the short term, the Council says it intends to make use of the Community Centre’s parking spaces to help ease parking issues within the village…

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Uganda Calling!

It’s the end of an era for Ruddington – as our last remaining public telephone box has just been granted planning permission by Rushcliffe Borough Council for a rather interesting change of use. The Grade II listed, traditional, cast iron, red kiosk – in front of the War Memorial on Church Street – is a Type K6 designed in 1935 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Although an important heritage landmark for our village within the Conservation Area, BT Payphones decided that its lack of use made it no longer viable…

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