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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Butcher Trials Sunday Opening

Trading conditions for independent butchers have never been tougher – with many people now cutting down on meat or giving it up altogether. Only thirty years ago, Ruddington still had three thriving butchers’ shops but, in more recent times, that’s changed. Indeed our village was without any butcher at all for almost a year in 2010 after the legendary David Oliver retired and his former assistant Robert Warner was unable to continue his legacy. However the historic shop at 15, Church Street sprang back into life as Ruddington Village Butchers…

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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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Hunting for Hallowe’en!

A dozen of Ruddington’s village centre traders have got together to create a not-too-spooky event for our younger residents and visitors to enjoy this Hallowe’en. The family friendly ‘Hallowe’en Treasure Hunt’ is taking place this Saturday October 26th between 3pm and 5pm, and anyone with children is invited to join in. Those taking part are encouraged to get out their scariest costumes and pick up their ‘Treasure Map’ from The Bottle Top at 3pm. The map will pinpoint all the businesses taking part – plus other areas in the village where participants may be able…

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It’s Good to Talk!

Have you noticed a rather subtle addition to the landscape in Rushcliffe Country Park? It’s not the bench itself but rather the yellow notice attached to it! Yes, Ruddington’s very first ‘Happy to Chat Bench’ is now available for anyone who’s willing to sit and talk. It’s an initiative launched by the Senior Citizen Liaison Team to help combat loneliness often felt by older people in later life. Bristol based SCLT is made up of a team of volunteers who provide bespoke safety presentations to community groups and organisations, as well as…

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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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A Raft of Roadworks in Ruddington

Residents on a Ruddington Estate are being reminded of numerous planned road closures and restrictions for autumn resurfacing works this week – with further highway works to follow all around our village. Subject to favourable weather conditions, between 8.00am and 4.00pm from Monday 30th September 2019 to Friday 4th October 2019* the following streets are due be be closed: Packman Drive, for its entire length St Mary’s Crescent, for its entire length Lower Canaan, for its entire length Abingdon Drive, for its entire length St Johns Road, for its entire length A…

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Country Park Encampment Ban Secured for Three Years

Rushcliffe Borough Council has announced that its temporary ban on unauthorised encampments in Ruddington’s Country Park – and at four other key sites it owns – has been made permanent for three years. The authority presented a case before Nottinghamshire County Court yesterday (September 23rd) prohibiting encampments being established at Rushcliffe Country Park – along with Rushcliffe Arena, Gresham Park, The Hook and West Park in West Bridgford – until September 2022. It follows a two-week interim injunction being granted by the same court on September 16th after no less than…

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Interim Encampment Ban at Rushcliffe Country Park

Rushcliffe Borough Council has announced that ‘unauthorised encampments’ are now banned at Ruddington’s Country Park after it successfully secured a court injunction, with power of arrest, to prevent camps being set up at some of its strategic locations. The authority presented its case before Nottinghamshire County Court yesterday (September 16th) requesting that encampments cannot be established at Rushcliffe Country Park – along with four other strategic sites it owns: Rushcliffe Arena, Gresham Park, The Hook and West Park in West Bridgford. It follows 70 unauthorised encampments on public and private land…

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