Award For Ruddington Webcaster

A Masters Degree student who raised global awareness of Ruddington’s Village Museum has been recognised regionally for her achievements. Feixue Huangdu, who studies at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), was taken by guides on a tour of our compact and bijou museum in St Peter’s Rooms earlier this year whilst “live streaming” the whole experience to an internet audience back in her native China. An astonishing 438 thousand visitors logged on to watch her webcast! At the prestigious 2019 ‘Regional Heritage Awards’ ceremony in Newark this week, Feixue was given the ‘Judges’ Special Award’…

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Another Green Flag for Rushcliffe Country Park!

Ruddington’s Country Park has raised its thirteenth consecutive Green Flag Award – acknowledging it as one of the very best parks in the UK – and its hard working volunteers have been praised in what’s become an annual celebration! The Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Mrs Christine Jeffreys and Deputy Leader of the Council Cllr Debbie Mason joined over a dozen volunteers from the Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park at a ceremony yesterday to mark the raising of the prestigious flag and hear more about their work around the open space.…

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Ruddington Volunteer’s Royal Recognition

A volunteer who has dedicated over thirty years of her life helping to run our village branch of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is celebrating receiving a special award from Princess Anne. Founder member and trustee, Diana Haddon, was recognised for “working tirelessly and showing exceptional dedication” to the RDA service at Ruddington Riding for the Disabled group during a visit to the region by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.  Diana was among a number of volunteers from our area who were given RDA long service awards and rosettes at a special gathering in…

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Three Spices Does It Again!

Ruddington’s Three Spices has again been recognised as one of the best in the country at this year’s  “Curry Life Awards” organised by Curry Life Magazine. This time, the popular Indian restaurant on Easthorpe Street won the “Best Customer Choice 2018” category. The good news was announced during a glittering ceremony at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Sunday night. Owner Mahbu Noor was there to hear the announcement and collected the special plate from journalist and TV presenter Jon Snow {above}. It follows on from two years of success there for chef Monaim…

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Ruddington Traders Join #MyHighStreet Initiative

Last month we told you about the launch of the 2018 “Great British High Street Awards” run by The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government. If successful, our village could scoop £10,000 to spend on improvements to its shopping areas. We’re pleased to report that Ruddington village centre businesses have got together to create a submission which has been entered in the ‘Customer Experience’ category. Julie Smith of Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) told us: “We’re using our community strength and building more reasons to shop local – with ideas for improving the customer experience…

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Another Green Flag For Our Country Park!

Ruddington’s most popular tourist attraction has again been recognised as one of the very best green spaces in the UK – for the twelfth time. Rushcliffe Country Park – valued by visitors and villagers alike – is among a record-breaking 1,883 parks and green spaces nationwide that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award – 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 space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and…

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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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