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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Ruddington Bus Operator Breaks Records

Ruddington’s main bus operator had a day to remember at this year’s UK Bus Awards ceremony as it took home the awards for both Top City Operator and UK Bus Operator of the Year. Securing ‘UK Bus Operator 2016’ means that Nottingham City Transport has set a new record, being the very first to win the accolade four times following successes in 2004, 2012 and 2014. This year, the annual UK Bus Awards marks its 21st year of recognising and rewarding the many achievements across the bus industry. Today’s winners were announced…

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Julia’s New Kitchen

After four years on Church Street, a popular Ruddington cake making business has just moved premises – and can now be found on High Street in the former Gracie’s/Village Café. ‘Julia’s Kitchen Cake Boutique’ was the brainchild of entrepreneur Julia Towers who’s done catering since leaving school. But it was the cupcakes and birthday cakes she started making for appreciative friends at home in Clifton that led her to turn it into an online business on Facebook around five years ago. “Then, a year later, with over 4000 friends, orders from all…

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