Thousands Raised During ‘Open Gardens’ Event

Organisers of last weekend’s ‘Ruddington Open Gardens’ have revealed it was another great success – securing well over £6,000 to split between their two chosen kids’ charities. For the fourth time, on Saturday & Sunday 1st & 2nd July 2024, people across our village allowed public access to their own green spaces, for a one-off payment of £5, to help raise funds for Save the Children and Action for Children. Jane Piggott says: “The huge success was thanks to the tremendous support of local gardeners and allotment holders, village businesses, the Ruddington Yarn Ninjas,…

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Roadworks Will Continue Until November!

The major work to reshape Ruddington’s busiest crossroads is set to cause significant disruption again from this Friday (7th June 2024) when four-way temporary traffic signals will be back in use at the Loughborough Road/Kirk Lane/Flawforth Lane junction. Now we’re being told these will be needed until Friday 8th November! The unwelcome revelation by VIA East Midlands, that the expected completion date has been pushed back yet another four weeks, means the work to improve the layout of this increasingly busy village crossroads will ultimately have taken sixteen months. Since it began…

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Nottingham Property Prices Summer 2024

UK house prices are growing again throughout the country writes Ruddington’s Benwell Daykin Estate Agents. The latest data for May, released at the beginning of June, suggest prices rose 0.4 per cent in the last 4 weeks. This data comes straight from Nationwide. House prices have remained fairly static throughout Spring 2024, however a small rise in wages and a dip in inflation has meant prices are on an upward trend once more. The average UK house price now stands at £264,249, compared to £261,962 in April. Nottingham house prices in…

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Get Ready for RuddFest!

Have you realised that Ruddington’s famous annual beer, food and music festival is now almost upon us? Not only that, it’s celebrating TEN YEARS on The Green; after originally being launched and hosted at The White Horse, with other village pubs then joining in. ‘RuddFest 2024’ runs from Thursday 6th until Sunday 9th June – just a little later than last year. (The dates move slightly each time, due to Ruddington Village Market now being held on The Green on the first Saturday of every month.) Once again around over 100…

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Disruptive Junction Work Restarts

After originally being rescheduled to resume on May 7th, and then being postponed until May 28th, the major work to reshape Ruddington’s busiest crossroads is now set to begin again this Monday, 20th May. These past few weeks have been welcome respite for long-suffering residents and motorists, during which Flawforth Lane has reopened and the temporary traffic lights at the junction with Loughborough Road and Kirk Lane removed. However, the final phase will see both of these return between now and the anticipated October 2024 completion date. Since this major…

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‘Open Gardens’ Countdown Begins

The organisers of a popular, village weekend – which takes place only every other year – say programmes for this summer’s event are now on sale. Ruddington Open Gardens 2024 is being held on Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd June from 2pm until 6pm. This time around, 13 private gardens around the village will open for viewing, plus the gardens at The Cottage Hotel and behind the Debbie Bryan Gallery on High Street. Hareham Gardens and Paradise Gardens allotments will also be open to the public. ‘Live’ music is…

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The Surprising Property Type with Rapid House Price Growth

It’s likely you will have heard reports that house prices have dropped over the last few months writes Ruddington’s Benwell Daykin Estate Agents. Although this is true in some areas, prices are beginning to rise once more according to Halifax. This is of course good news for home owners looking to sell or those looking to release some equity. But there’s one particular property type with prices rising faster than anything else – flats! With borrowing costs higher than they have been for a number of years, buyers are struggling…

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Ruddington Crossroads Work Resumes Soon

After a welcome respite for long-suffering residents and motorists, during which Flawforth Lane has reopened and the temporary traffic lights at the junction with Loughborough Road and Kirk Lane removed, Ruddington’s seemingly never-ending crossroads work will be back soon. Since this major highways project began in July 2023, to improve the layout of the increasingly busy Ruddington junction, it has caused major frustration for both villagers and visitors. Before the widening work could even begin, numerous contractors including Cadent Gas, Severn Trent Water, National Grid, Virgin Media and BT Openreach – have had to be called in…

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Ruddington Merry Monday – Maypole & more!

A Maypole, Morris Dancers, music and more! Everyone’s invited to the May Day Bank Holiday community get-together. It’s from 1pm on Monday 6th May 2024 on Ruddington Village Green. It’s a FREE family event, with an afternoon of entertainment, organised by Ruddington Parish Council (RPC),which has as revealed the running order for ‘Ruddington Merry Monday’ as follows: 1.00pm – Nottingham Concert Band 1.55pm – Mortimers Morris Dancers 2.40pm – Nottingham Concert Band 3.30pm – Mortimers Morris Dancers 4.15pm – Ruddington Community Choir 4.50pm – Maypole Dancing – willing volunteers wanted! RPC says: “Listen…

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Flawforth Lane Shuts Completely

The end of the Easter holidays heralds another period of disruption for Ruddington’s long-suffering residents and motorists due to the long-term junction remodelling work at the Kirk Lane/Loughborough Road/Flawforth Lane crossroads. From Tuesday 2nd until Friday 26th April 2024 the current one-way system between Flawforth Avenue and Loughborough Road is replaced with the complete closure of Flawforth Lane at that point for Cadent Gas to complete its mains pipe work under the road. As well as this meaning a long way around for through-traffic, residents and businesses along Flawforth Lane and Flawforth Avenue, and…

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