Save Our Countryside!

In the wake of at least 525 new houses being approved on large chunks of our village Green Belt earlier this month, Ruddington Green Party is calling for anyone who cares about our countryside to sign a national petition to ‘Cease all new developments on Green Belt and greenfield sites across the country’. They say it’s “…a small way to respond the the encroachment and environmental damage which is being done locally.” Ruddington’s two Labour Borough Councillors – who were the only two members to vote against the approval of Rushcliffe Borough…

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Join Ruddington’s Big Purple Party

Don’t worry – there’s nothing political or Brexit-related going on here! Rather, ‘The Big Purple Party’ is an opportunity to help Nottinghamshire Hospice paint the village purple with friends, family and colleagues to help funds for local hospice care. Ruddington shop manager, Colette Priest, explains: “The party is to promote the Hospice and the work it does with terminally ill clients. Purple is our background colour hence, all this week, people at all our nine shops are dressing up in purple (like volunteer Sandy Malty, pictured top). Also we’re asking…

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Ruddington’s Kingdom Bank Changes Hands for £7m

A Christian bank, which operates from Ruddington Fields Business Park, is soon to be under new ownership. Kingdom Bank on Mere Way is, bizarrely, now Ruddington’s only bank, following the closure of our village centre HSBC and Barclays branches, however it is telephone and mail based. The business uses financial services to support Christian churches and charities – with its profits utilised to support Christian causes. According to a financial report in The Times newspaper, Kingdom Bank currently has £41 million of loans and £46 million of deposits – and is said…

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Mustard Seed Mosquito Nets – and Much More!

It’s certainly been a busy 2019 so far for Ruddington’s The Mustard Seed Project, Uganda! There’s lots to report about the charity’s continuing hard work – including much fundraising to progress its projects. In this bumper RUDDINGTON.info update, trustee Ruth Keen writes: Most notably, perhaps, was that during the first week of June, trustees were delighted to welcome the Reverend Charles Okunya Oode.  Rev Charles is the ‘man on the ground’ in Uganda and coordinates the work of the Mustard Seed Project – helping make best use of the funds that are…

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Ruddington Firm’s ‘Tour De Payroll’

Eight cyclists from Ruddington-based payroll and HR software company MHR have just set off on a 280 mile bike ride to Mount Snowdon, to be followed by a 3,500ft ascent to the summit of England and Wales’ highest mountain, in aid of Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. The team of intrepid adventurers, comprising individuals from various departments at the company, is aiming to raise £5,000 from the five-day trek for the Loughborough based charity – which is the only hospice in the East Midlands that provides care and support to…

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Ruddington’s Bloomin’ Good Charity

Much has happened at 4, Easthorpe Street since Bloomin’ Dementia was launched with some high profile help from Nottingham Forest footballers Chris Cohen and Danny Fox back in November 2017. The Ruddington based charity was formed with the aim of giving a better quality of life to dementia sufferers and their families. As well as all the outreach services they offer, their office (“The Hub”) is where anyone can just pop in for a warm welcome, information and advice – with a special lounge area decked out in a 1960s style where it’s hoped people with…

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Ruddington Village Market

Our Village Market began in February 2019 and now takes place on the first Saturday of every month. It’s a collaboration between The Ruddington Village Centre Partnership and The White Horse Inn. Between 9.00am and 12.30pm around two dozen stalls are set up in and around the popular pub on Church Street – offering a variety of produce, confectionery, quality crafts and provisions to take away. They are run by both existing village retailers and popular market traders from across the region. There are also refreshments, children’s activities and live performances…

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Acts of Christmas Kindness in Ruddington

For the second year running, householders in our village have reported envelopes stuffed with cash being pushed through their letterboxes over Christmas! Once again, the envelopes filled with £20 notes have been delivered anonymously – marked only with the words “R. A. K. Random Act of Kindness”. Among the recipients were Dee & Lol of Ashworth Avenue. Dee got in touch with RUDDINGTON.info to say: “I would like to say a big thank you to the anonymous donor who posted an envelope containing £100 through my letterbox. I am not…

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NG11 Foodbank launches Christmas Appeal

As new figures show a 13% increase in foodbank use in just six months, compared to this time last year, Ruddington’s local Foodbank is launching its Christmas Appeal. Clifton NG11 Foodbank is one of Nottingham’s busiest – and is preparing for a festive rush with a difference – from families worried about how to get through Christmas debt-free. NG11 Foodbank – which covers Clifton, West Bridgford and surrounding villages – is launching its annual, seasonal appeal amid fears that changes leading to delays to benefits payments will impact more low…

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Ruddington Donations Arrive in Uganda

On 1st June 2018, trustees and volunteers for Ruddington based charity The Mustard Seed Project (Uganda) waved goodbye to a 40 foot container which was crammed full of items that were sourced and donated to send to Uganda. Trustee, Ruth Keen writes: The filling of the container was the result of many, many months’ worth of researching, collecting, sorting, packing and labelling of a great assortment of items, which will change and improve so many lives in the African country. There were so many donations from our wonderful community, including…

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