An SOS From The RBL!

After the sad passing of its longstanding Chair, Ken Hicks, it’s just over a year since we reported on the appointment of his successor, Malcolm R Greenberry, to this key role at the Ruddington & District Branch of the Royal British Legion. The UK’s leading Armed Forces charity has a network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas for its members to engage and participate in social, fundraising and welfare activities. Here in Ruddington they also help to organise the well-attended annual Remembrance Services at the War…

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Twixmas Roundup from our Railway

With Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre now closed until 2024 (3rd January) here’s a quick progress report as we reach the end of another busy year at Ruddington’s popular railway. Firstly, Great Central Railway (Nottingham) (GCRN) reports that all the main building work on its new carriage shed here in Ruddington is now complete. Not only will this substantial new structure protect four, 1950s-built carriages from the elements and damage, but also the planned flat floor means it will be suitable for indoor events, and there is also a small workshop.…

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Teenager Arrested Over Allotment Thefts

Police are appealing for anyone with further information to come forward after two separate incidents at a Ruddington allotments within just three weeks. ‘Hareham Gardens Allotments’, at the corner of Musters Road and Asher Lane, was first targeted on the night of November 24th/25th after several sheds were broken into and tools reportedly worth around £500 stolen from one of them. Then, on the night of December 13th, nearby residents reported another break-in at the allotments to the police. Officers attended Asher Lane at around 12.40am on 14th December 2023 and…

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Double Car Theft Arrest in Ruddington

Nottinghamshire Police have revealed two suspects were arrested in our village within the space of a few minutes this week thanks to a new crackdown on car thefts. Operational Support and Response officers have stepped up targeted patrols around the Edwalton area, following a recent rise in vehicle theft reports there, and were carrying out one such patrol when a car was taken from a local driveway. Within minutes of receiving that report, at around 3.15am yesterday (Monday 23rd October), police spotted the vehicle in Ruddington, along Kirk Lane. The car was…

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Police Appeal Following Ruddington Drugs Haul

Rushcliffe Police are asking any villagers with further information to come forward following the arrest in Ruddington of two men with a large quantity of drugs. Officers were called to Asher Lane at around 11.15am last Wednesday, 4th October, following reports a car was being driven across farming land before becoming stuck. Two police patrol cars boxed the vehicle in as it attempted to leave the field. When the officers carried out a search they discovered a large amount of cannabis bagged up inside the vehicle. Two men, aged 30 and 33, were arrested…

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Coronation ‘Yarn Bomb’ Vandalised Again

Public displays created and installed in our village by ‘Ruddington Yarn Ninjas’ – to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III – have been targeted for a second time. The imaginative and considerable efforts of numerous local knitters, pom-pom and tassle-makers, crocheters and sewists from the ‘Handmade in Rudd’ Facebook group and beyond have been widely praised and enjoyed. However, it seems someone is determined to spoil it for the majority. After their ‘Royal Couple’ postbox topper was hastily repaired by Ninja Christine Hawkins on the Friday before the Coronation – following her…

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Calling Model Railway Buffs!

A creative Ruddington-based group of train enthusiasts is putting out an invitation for anyone with a passion for railway modelling to join them. Ruddington Model Railway Club is currently looking for new members to add to its existing team, to help operate and maintain their impressive indoor and outdoor layouts for 2023 and beyond. Sam Moss says: “We’re a small club consisting of around 35 members and cater for OO, O and G scale, with further OO and N gauge in the process of being built. Membership of Ruddington MRC is only £30…

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‘Offer Day’ Dismay For New Ruddington Families

Just over a week ago it was National Secondary School ‘Offer Day’ – when the parents and guardians of all current Year 6 children in Ruddington were informed by Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) whether (or not) they had been successful in getting their son or daughter a place at their first choice secondary school. It brought good news for our longer term village residents whose children are pupils in their final year at St Peter’s Junior School and had applied to go to Rushcliffe Spencer Academy (formerly Rushcliffe School) – Ruddington’s usual ‘feeder…

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Appeal Against Planning Refusal on The Green

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s refusal of permission to build a contemporary, new home at the heart of Ruddington’s conservation area [22/00485/FUL] is being appealed by the applicant. In March 2022 Building Design (Nottm) Ltd submitted plans to demolish the current garage belonging to 6, The Green (‘The White House’) to make way for a modern two storey house (plus attic room) to be built ‘next door’ over the current garden – filling the “gap” seen in the photograph above. You can find further details >>HERE<<. Now it seems these controversial plans may yet see…

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Police Appeal Following Ruddington Pub Fight

Nottinghamshire Police have launched an appeal for information after a fight broke out between a group of women inside one of our village pubs. Officers were called to The Red Lion on Easthorpe Street last Friday night (10th February) at around 11.30pm when it was reported seven women were fighting and throwing glasses at each other. Three women, aged 35, 37 and 49, were arrested on suspicion of affray and have been bailed while investigations continue. Police believe a number of people filmed the incident on mobile phones and would like…

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