Ruddington Kids’ Wildlife Group Wins National Prize

A special presentation is taking place in the Education Centre at Rushcliffe Country Park this morning after our local Wildlife Watch Group scooped a national award! Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust‘s Ruddington activities for 8 to 13 year-olds topped entries from across the country to win them the title of “Wildlife Watch Group of the Year”. The judging panel praised their year of fun learning for local children whilst also helping wildlife – documenting dozens of their activities from building a minibeast hotel (above) and a fungi hunt, through to picking litter and making…

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The Ruddington Arms Does it Again!

One of our village inns has picked up another award for the quality of its cuisine – as Nottingham’s “Best Gastro Pub”! The Ruddington Arms received the accolade during a black tie ceremony last night hosted by TV personality Mark Durden-Smith at Colwick Hall. The annual Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards celebrate diversity and quality across every style of dining, recognising the most talented chefs and venues within the region – “allowing the best of Nottingham to be showcased on a plate!” Ruddington’s White Horse can also be proud to have been…

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Another Ruddington Bus Driver Receives Recognition

Ian Neal, a regular friendly face behind the wheel of Ruddington’s Navy 3 bus, has just won Nottingham City Transport‘s final “seasonal driver award” of 2017. It’s certainly a great way for our village to round off the year since Green 10 driver Badar Sheikh achieved the same accolade right at the start of 2017 following HIS “mystery traveller” assessment. Mr Neal, who drives the Pink 30 route, too, will now be entered into the 2017 NCT Driver of the Year Competition next month. Good luck to Badar and Ian!

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Co-op Shoppers Raise £3k for Museum!

Staff and volunteers at Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum say they’re “delighted and astonished” to have received a donation of almost £3,000 from the Co-op Local Community Fund. Earlier in the year, their ‘Hidden Histories’ exhibition project was chosen as one of the nominated causes to receive funds from Co-op members who shop at local stores and use Co-op services in the Nottinghamshire area, including the Ruddington branch. Funding for the project ended in April 2017 and they’ve just found out that they’ll soon be receiving a cheque for an impressive…

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Another Three Spices Award!

Ruddington STILL has the ‘Best Indian Chef in Nottinghamshire’ – for the second year running! Monaim Choudhury of The Three Spices on Easthorpe Street has just received the accolade AGAIN at the “Curry Life Awards 2017” organised by Curry Life Magazine. He learned the good news during a glittering ceremony at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Sunday night when he received his second, special plate.  Three Spices owner Mahbu Noor was also there (pictured left with Monaim) to hear the announcement and collect the prestigious award. Monaim says: “This is my…

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The Greatest of The Green Flags?

Are you a regular visitor to Ruddington’s own Country Park?  If so, do you think it’s one of the best of the best? For the eleventh year in a row Rushcliffe Country Park is already flying the flag as one of the UK’s 1,797 finest green spaces. NOW they want to get into the Top Ten! The Green Flag Award People’s Choice 2017 is open for voting until the end of this month so we’re encouraging our readers to give our local park YOUR vote right NOW! It’s a great…

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Ruddington Pub in Beer Drinkers’ Bible!

“Just good beer!” That’s the secret of the success of Ruddington’s Frame Breakers pub according to manager Amy Cameron – as staff and customers celebrate a prestigious place in the 2018 Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide, published TODAY. It’s the first time in five years that ANY of our village pubs has featured in the real ale almanac – since both The Three Crowns and The White Horse were dropped after the 2013 edition following changes in management. Now in its 45th year, the Good Beer Guide features 4,500 pubs…

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Split Screen Success

A mobile Ruddington coffee retailer – who has been trading for just two years – has been named among the UK’s top one hundred small businesses to be celebrated in a forthcoming campaign! “The Split Screen Coffee Company“, owned and run by Jen Walker, is to be highlighted as part of the lead-up to “Small Business Saturday” on the 2nd of December.  It’s the fifth annual UK event – which aims to raise the profile of the country’s 5.5 million small businesses. One firm from the “Small Biz 100” list will be featured…

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Eleventh Green Flag for Our Country Park

Rushcliffe Country Park is continuing to fly the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spaces. Ruddington’s top visitor destination has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world – for the eleventh year in a row. The park is among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces to receive a prestigious Green Flag Award in 2017 – the mark of a quality park or green space. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the…

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Award for Ruddington Bus Driver

A familiar, smiling face on Ruddington’s Green 10 bus service has won Nottingham City Transport‘s first “seasonal driver award” of 2017. Badar Sheikh achieved the accolade by scoring 91% during his mystery traveller assessment. Mr Sheikh, who sometimes drives the Green 6 route too, commented that he was extremely happy and surprised to have won the award, but he also felt that it was very rewarding to be recognised for doing the job he enjoys. Mr Ferris, his Garage Manager at NCT, explains: “It is important as a company that we continue to…

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