Charging Ahead in Ruddington?

You may be surprised to hear that there are now over 182,000 plug-in electric vehicles registered in the UK – and they’re becoming an increasingly common sight here in Ruddington, too, with dozens of drivers in our village having already made the switch from petrol or diesel. These national statistics are for cars and vans that are zero-emission capable by running only on electric power for a reasonable range – that’s to say pure-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). Both types are able to be recharged via a plug, unlike conventional hybrids.…

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Neighbourhood Plan Gets Another Step Closer

November sees the launch of the next phase of Ruddington’s Neighbourhood Plan process – as its team of hardworking volunteers prepare to gather feedback on ’emerging policies.’ Secretary Mark Pinks explains: “It seems like quite a while since the village-wide survey in June, but the Neighbourhood Plan team have been busy in the background preparing for the next stage of the project. This is a distillation of the views of over 900 people and their priorities for Ruddington, following the consultation.” The village centre proved to be the most important…

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Notorious Footpath to be Resurfaced

After months of campaigning by pedestrians, and lobbying by Ruddington Parish Council (RPC), Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) has finally set a date to give a muddy Ruddington footpath a new, all-weather surface. Residents who complained about “Footpath Number 5” being unusable during periods of wet weather, due to puddles and mud, have just received letters from Via East Midlands announcing that “surface improvements” will be taking place next month. The stretch of footway in question links 50 Steps Bridge over the railway line to Vicarage Park. Not only is it…

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Ruddington “Bus Detective” Trail

Here’s something for youngsters who fancy a bit of “sleuthing” to get involved with over the holidays or at weekends. Why not try out Nottingham City Transport‘s “Bus Detective” trail for RUDDINGTON? It’s a chance to grab your magnifying glass and head out with the kids for a “quizzical adventure”. If you live outside Ruddington all you need to do is hop onto a Navy 3 or Green 10 BioGas bus with a £5.00 Grouprider ticket and hop off again at Ruddington Green to begin the trail. Then follow the clues and route…

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Ruddington Schoolchildren Go That Extra “Daily Mile”

Pupils at a village school have launched their own dedicated daily exercise routine “The Daily Mile” in a bid to beat obesity and improve their health and well-being. Children from St Peter’s C of E Junior School on Ashworth Avenue are now endeavouring to devote fifteen minutes of every school day to a short run or walk which will help increase their volume of exercise and, experts say, improve their physical, social, emotional and mental health. For the launch they joined representatives of Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC), Rushcliffe CCG, Ruddington Mums…

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More Travellers in Ruddington!

After Sellors’ Recreation Ground twice became a temporary home to members of the travelling community over the summer the latest Ruddington encampment is at the other end of our village. SIX caravans rolled into the Visitor Car Park in Rushcliffe Country Park at around 10am this morning (Monday 1st October) and parallel parked near to the exit. It soon became clear they intended to remain longer than the maximum permitted 8 hour stay! Rushcliffe Country Park Manager Keith Laing was alerted to their presence – who then reported it to Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC), which…

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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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More Ruddington Recycling

Towns and villages across Rushcliffe have just received further recycling and litter bins to help promote ‘Recycling On The Go’ – an initiative to reduce street litter and encourage residents to place items in the right place and the right bin. The dual stream recycling bins allow recyclable cans and plastic bottles to be placed in one side and general waste in the other. Church Street in Ruddington, next to the bench near the war memorial, is one of the new locations to benefit. Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder…

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Can You Spare Some Coppers for Coppers?

A Ruddington dog lover has launched an online fundraising appeal for her pet’s favourite exercise spot – after poor weekend weather put people off attending a special event there aimed at raising more cash to maintain and improve it. Rain fell on Sunday (26th August) as the 3rd Anniversary “Fun Dog Show” was taking place in and around Coppers Dog Activity Trail at Rushcliffe Country Park – keeping many pooches and their owners away. The woodland trail, designed exclusively for canines, was created and built with over one thousand volunteer hours and opened…

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Respect Our Country Park!

Visitors to Ruddington’s Country Park are being urged to show respect to other users, and clean up after themselves, after pictures emerged on social media yesterday (Tuesday 21st August) of a large amount of discarded litter left strewn dangerously in and around the children’s play area. Chris Greaves, who was at Rushcliffe Country Park and took the photographs, said it was in the wake of some kind of group celebration – where no effort was made to tidy up after themselves. He posted: “They completely trashed the area to the…

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