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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The Old Bakehouse Celebrates Seven Years

The Old Bakehouse Tearoom sits so comfortably on Church Street, and is now such an integral part of Ruddington life, to current residents and visitors it’s like it’s always been here! In reality, of course, the premises have undergone a couple of reincarnations since they were the former Horspools’ Bakery shop. However, Lesley Wells has made it all her own – and it’s seven years this week since she first started trading from there. It was early in 2012 that Lesley’s long time dream of running a traditional, Victorian-style tea room…

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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’s Ready for the Riders!

This morning, Britain’s Sir Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome are set to be among 120 of the world’s elite cyclists racing through our village in the much anticipated OVO Energy “Tour of Britain”. Although they will whizz through in a matter of minutes, preparations by Councils, local residents and businesses on Stage Seven of the route have been ongoing for months! Ruddington’s community spirit certainly seems to have come to the fore as young and old in our village have pulled together preparing to celebrate the big day…

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The Tour of Britain Countdown Continues!

With just two weeks to go until 120 of the world’s top riders pass through Ruddington during the penultimate stage of this year’s OVO Energy “Tour of Britain” cycle race, village preparations are well underway. You can find the schedule, riders, route and special arrangements for the September 8th event in Ruddington >>HERE<<. Rumour has it that the Framework Knitters’ Museum‘s “Big Knitted Scarf” (right – which will be draped along High Street) has now passed the 300 foot mark and is still growing! More volunteers to continue creating it on one of their vintage…

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Ruddington Opens Its Gardens AND Remembers Jo Cox

RuddFest may be over for another year but you can look forward to two MORE big community events in our village this month – both on the same weekend. Firstly, Ruddington Parish Council is hosting The Great Get Together again this year – on Saturday June 23rd. Councillor Paul Reedman writes: “Building on the success of our Community Picnic last year we are increasing our activities and, for the more sedate amongst us, we are holding a Great Get Together Tea Party at the St Peter’s Rooms from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Cake…

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Uganda Takes Centre Stage at School Celebrations

Back in August we posted about the summer fundraisers for Ruddington’s Mustard Seed Project and about their role in helping James Peacock School celebrate the 50th anniversary of its move to Manor Park. Now those involved can reflect on all that’s been achieved! The project’s Charlene Robinson writes: “Following on from the fashion show that we held earlier this year which enabled us to begin to build a primary school in Teso, Uganda, we’ve had an amazing summer of fundraising at the Mustard Seed Project. In August Julie Allen and Ruddy bear leapt…

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James Peacock – Class of 1967?

Next month Ruddington’s James Peacock School marks its 50th anniversary of moving to its current location in Manor Park. The new buildings replaced the original “free school” built in 1875 on the corner of Asher Lane and The Green (now Adlard Print) that had become too small for our growing village. To celebrate its half century the school is holding a “Community Celebration Day” on Saturday the 30th of September between 1pm and 5pm. Ruddington Local History Society is supporting James Peacock School by researching its past in order to put up a display at the event. So they would love to hear…

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Ruddington’s Tribute to Jo Cox

This weekend the people of Ruddington will come together in celebration of the life of late MP  Jo Cox who was brutally killed on the street in her Batley & Spenborough constituency one a year ago on the 16th of June 2016. Jo was murdered by a man in the name of nationalism and her husband, Brendan, has called upon all communities in the United Kingdom to come together during the weekend of the 16th to the 18th of June 2017 to commemorate Jo “…to show that we will not be divided and turned against each other…

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Ruddington Couple Renew Vows

A couple who’ve lived in Ruddington for 27 years renewed their vows on Saturday at St Peter’s Church. It was to coincide with Mandy and Ian Baker’s 28th wedding anniversary. The service was attended by close family and friends – after which the couple were driven away in a vintage vehicle for drinks and to cut their extra-special anniversary cake. Mandy is well known in the village. She was a childminder on Wilford Road for ten years before going on to her current job at James Peacock School. Our thanks to their daughter Tish…

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