Do YOU Know a Ruddington Community Hero or Heroine?

Nottinghamshire County Council has launched its biannual search for people who go the extra mile for a neighbour, an organisation or our local community. Chairman Kevin Rostance (pictured above with winners and nominees from last year) is appealing for nominations for this Spring’s ‘Nottinghamshire Community Heroes’ – giving villagers chance to put Ruddington on the map. Councillor Rostance said: “I am delighted to launch the next round of our Community Hero Award. The award gives us the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful people of Nottinghamshire and say thank you to many unsung…

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NCT is UK Bus Operator of the Year – Again!

The bus company which runs Ruddington’s Navy 3 and Green 10 services is celebrating having won FIVE of the top accolades at the 2019 UK Bus Awards – including ‘UK Bus Operator of the Year’ for a record breaking five times! Nottingham City Transport took the gold once again in the ‘Top City Operator’ category which saw them through to the grand final where they went on to win the highly contested ‘best in show’ gong yesterday (19th November 2019) during a glittering awards ceremony at Troxy in London. NCT has previously…

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Ruddington Makes Awards Shortlist – UPDATE!

A hard working village community group, our newest high street shop and a major drugs development company in Ruddington are all in the running for one of this year’s Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards. Organised by Rushcliffe Borough Council, and co-promoted by West Bridgford Wire, the annual community accolades celebrate volunteers, businesses, clubs, organisations, environmentalists, sports teams and athletes in the district and the best of its health and wellbeing and food and drink sectors in eleven categories. Even though the full shortlist isn’t officially announced yet, we can reveal that no less…

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Ruddington Bus Operator Up For FOUR National Awards

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) is celebrating after being short-listed for 4 UK Bus Awards, including ‘City Operator of the Year’, which could see the company crowned the best bus operator in the UK for a record breaking fifth time! NCT, which runs Ruddington’s Navy 3 and Green 10 services has been shortlisted for: Engineer of the Year: Jake Moore Unsung Hero: Sheila Swift Top National Driver: Jatinder Kumar City Operator of the Year Last year, Aaron Johnson was crowned Top National Bus Driver, NCT won City Operator of the Year and also…

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Celebrating Ruddington!

Residents and groups in Ruddington are being asked to acknowledge their unsung community, sporting, business and health heroes for this year’s Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards. Organised by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC), the annual community accolades celebrate volunteers, businesses, clubs, organisations, environmentalists, sports teams and athletes in the district and the best of its health and wellbeing and food and drink sectors. Last year, Tim Williams and Ian Workman from Ruddington’s Wilwell Farm Cutting Group won the Environmental Group Award which they collected from Streetwise’s John Scott-Lee (top picture). Other previous winners are Ruddington…

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Three Golds for Nottingham City Transport!

Ruddington’s main public transport operator is celebrating yet again – after receiving no less than THREE “Gold” UK Bus Awards, including the ‘Environment Award’. Of course, the benefits of ‘Green NCT – Home of the World’s Largest Fleet of Bio-Gas Double Deckers’ have been felt directly in our village – since Nottingham City Transport (NCT) replaced all our Green 10 buses with these brand new, environmentally friendly vehicles last year. They use fuel produced from waste through anaerobic digestion. These buses prevent harmful pollutants being emitted into the atmosphere from landfill and have an almost neutral well-to-wheel…

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Village Bus Operator Celebrates as Awards Shortlist is Announced

Ruddington’s main public transport provider is celebrating after being shortlisted for no less than FOUR UK Bus Awards, including ‘City Operator of the Year’. If successful, Nottingham City Transport (NCT) – which runs our village Navy 3 and Green 10 services – could be crowned the best bus operator in the UK for a record breaking fifth time! NCT has been shortlisted for: ‘Engineer of the Year’ – Graham Smith ‘Environment Award’ – Green NCT – Home of the World’s Largest Fleet of Bio-Gas Double Deckers ‘Top National Driver’ – Aaron Johnson ‘City…

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Do YOU Know a Ruddington Community Hero?

Residents and groups in Rushcliffe are being asked to acknowledge their unsung community, sporting, business and health heroes in Rushcliffe Borough Council’s new community accolades – the Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards. A new format for 2018 combines the authority’s previous community and sports awards into one event with nominations in eleven different categories. Pictured above with RBC Deputy Leader Cllr Debbie Mason are previous winners including Ruddington Marketing guru Shamshad Walker (4th from the right) who organises the monthly business networking sessions at the Ruddington Arms. It will celebrate local volunteers,…

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Ruddington Licensee is in The Super Sixteen!

The owner and chef of a popular Ruddington gastro-pub has been shortlisted for a prestigious award from the leading professional body representing UK licensees – The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII). Mark Anderson of The Ruddington Arms on Wilford Road is one of just sixteen semi-finalists for this year’s Licensee of the Year competition. Sponsored by Sky, this competition is widely regarded as the most rigorous and hard-fought award for individual licensee operators in the UK – held annually for over 20 years. The Ruddington Arms tweeted “We are really surprised, honoured and proud to be…

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Framework Knitters’ Boss Bids Goodbye

After over five years in charge, Paul Baker – the popular and innovative manager of Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum – has moved onto pastures new. During a period that has been challenging for much of the heritage sector, this museum continues to go from strength to strength and has witnessed a remarkable increase in visitors. With Paul at the helm what was once a small village museum has transformed into an internationally renowned, multi-award winning visitor attraction. Paul Baker said, “When I started the role in 2011 I could not have imagined the…

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