Final Call for ‘Rudd Awards’ Nominations!

Have YOU nominated a deserving Ruddington trader, group or person for a ‘gong’ yet, to show your appreciation for what they do in our village?  If not, there’s still time… just! Launched by Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) in 2022, the ‘Rudd Awards’ are back again this year for a second time. With seven categories, these awards are designed to recognise and celebrate those businesses, community groups and individuals that contribute to making Ruddington a thriving place to live, work and enjoy. Nominations for the 2024 awards in six of…

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‘Rudd Awards’ is BACK!

Following its successful debut in 2022, the team behind a biennial, Ruddington-focused awards ceremony has announced nominations for this year’s event are now OPEN. As before, ‘Rudd Awards 2024′, organised by Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP), will recognise villagers’ favourite individuals, community groups and businesses in six categories, as follows: Sports, Leisure & Culture Village Retailer or Service Village Hospitality Community Group Champion Volunteer Young Star The awards are again sponsored by Okarno (formerly Artex Ltd) on Pasture Lane, with RUDDINGTON.info proud to continue as the awards’ official media partner. RVCP Chair Mike Ader…

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Scouts’ Successful Festive Fundraiser

One of the many attractions at Ruddington’s three day Village Christmas Market this year was a pop-up stall on the Saturday which was run by 1st Ruddington Scouts. Keen to raise funds themselves for their many activities, in the months before the event many Beavers, Scouts and Cubs had spent time making glass decorations and other items to sell on the day – some of which are pictured below. Not only that, their stall featured two tombolas; with chocolates and gifts kindly donated by local families and small businesses. Chair of…

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A Joyful Night for Ruddington!

It’s been a great year for our village at the ‘Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards’ – with two winners from Ruddington and a total of four shortlisted . Organised by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC), each year these awards celebrate the area’s most dedicated volunteers, businesses, organisations and environmentalists. as well as the best of its health and wellbeing, sport and food and drink sectors. The gongs were handed out in ten categories during the annual, showcase celebration event at Rushcliffe Arena in West Bridgford (30th November 2023). Ruddington’s first winner was Mark Pinks for ‘Volunteer…

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2023 ‘Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards’ Nominees Announced

Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) has revealed volunteers from Ruddington are up for gongs in two different categories during next month’s ‘Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards’ alongside a singer and keyboard player who runs frequent health and wellbeing music sessions here and a young, Ruddington sportswoman. The annual ceremony celebrates the best of the Borough’s health & wellbeing and food & drink sectors, volunteers, environmentalists, clubs and organisations alongside other local businesses and enterprises. Over 30 groups and individuals have been shortlisted for this year’s awards. Those on the shortlist include Mark Pinks for ‘Volunteer of the…

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Ruddington Riders Receive Mayoral Support

The Ruddington branch of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is among those in the Borough set to benefit from extra cash this year thanks to the current Mayor of Rushcliffe. Cllr Debbie Mason was elected as Mayor on May 25th 2023 for a period of 12 months. It is customary for the incoming Mayor to select and support a favourite local charity for the year, and Cllr Mason chose RDA – which helps school children with learning difficulties to ride for therapy and enjoyment. She revealed: “I have a real passion…

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Searching for Ruddington Superstars!

The hunt is now on for unsung community, sporting, business and health heroes in Ruddington for this year’s Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards. Residents and groups across the whole Borough are being invited to acknowledge volunteers, businesses, clubs, organisations, environmentalists, sports clubs and athletes and the best of its health and wellbeing and food and drink sectors. Organised by Rushcliffe Borough Council it’s an annual opportunity to reflect on so many groups and individuals who play essential roles in our community, bringing out the best in people and enterprise. Previous Rushcliffe Award…

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Happy 80th to our Scouts!

This week marks another major milestone for 1st Ruddington Scouts – as the they celebrate their 80th birthday. The group actually came into existence during World War II – launching on 12th July 1943.  Since then, as Ruddington’s population has grown, its membership has gone up substantially – with three Beaver Colonies, three Cub Packs and two Scout Troops, numbering over 130 young people in all. They’re supported by more than 40 adult volunteers as leaders and trustees. Jennifer Boniface, Chair of 1st Ruddington Scouts, reveals: “We recently held a…

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It’s ‘Diamond Day’ for Ruddington Library

Staff at our village library are inviting residents and other users to mark a special milestone with them this week – the 60th anniversary of its opening. Although never the prettiest building in Ruddington’s ‘Conservation Area’, the Church Street lending library has been serving bookworms and the wider community here since July 1963 – and most of us have become oblivious to its uninspired and dated appearance by now. It’s ironic, perhaps, that it’s ‘Inspire‘ which runs our library these days, on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council! In fairness, Ruddington Library…

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King’s Coronation Events in Ruddington

Thanks to King Charles III, this year we’re getting no less than THREE Bank Holiday Mondays during May. For most villagers, the most significant of these is this coming weekend, 6th to 8th May 2023, when Ruddington will once again be pulling out all the stops to celebrate the Coronation of our new monarch. Village centre businesses such as The Honeycomb Christian Charity Shop (pictured top) are already decorated and stocked up for the occasion! Before that, this Friday (May 5th) children attending St Peter’s Junior School will will be…

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