June Village Market
Held on the first Saturday of each month, Ruddington Village Market is a super shopping experience. There’s always a huge variety of stalls on The Green. Market day is also a great chance to stroll around and visit many of Ruddington’s local shops, too.
On Saturday 3rd June, over seventy traders are expected from 9am until 2pm on the village green. The listing of visiting retailers, with their corresponding stall numbers, is shown on the map below:
The monthly market is a project of the award winning Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP). The market has grown in many ways: initiatives include a Young Entrepreneurs’ Programme (to mentor 16 to 30 year olds into market stall businesses) a partnership with the Trent Bridge Trust’s YouNG Project (to offer under 16s the chance to trade), an electrical repair service in tandem with Illumination Repairs CIC – and locals can ask about the village by visiting Ruddington Parish Council‘s tent. Councillors welcome your ideas or concerns for the local area, and can tell you more about what’s coming up in Ruddington.
‘Live’ music will be from Nottingham Ukulele Orchestra and a new jazz trio called Ellie’s Cats.
Charity of the month is Friends of St Peter’s Junior School (at Stall 66). This is a registered charity “set up to support the school socially, culturally and financially.” FOS is running a teddy tombola to add to the sponsorship for Laura Ratcliffe’s Skydive in August.
The White Horse on Church Street – the Village Market’s original venue – is also staging its usual smaller market on the same date – also running from 9am to 2pm.
Market days are very busy in Ruddington, and parking spaces are rather limited in the village centre, so residents are encouraged to walk there, if they can. For visitors from further afield, organisers advise the arrangements about parking this month are as follows:
“We have free parking at Sellors’ Field with a free shuttle bus between 9am-2:30pm. We’re advising people coming from Clifton, Wilford and the west to use this, and those coming from the east side to use Mere Way and Rushcliffe Country Park.”
For Rushcliffe Country Park and Mere Way, you can head to NG11 6JS. The price is £1 for the Country Park or you may find free street parking.
There’s also an NCT discounted Market Day travel ticket if you come to Ruddington by bus. Village Market organisers say: “We’re super excited to be partnering with Nottingham City Transport to offer 15% off adult and Grouprider tickets on Market Days. All people need to do is scroll down to the NCT Partners category in the Mobile Tickets section of the NCTX Buses app, choose your ticket, enter discount code RUDDMARKET, and you’re good to go!”
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