Book Your Trip With Santa!

It may only be September, but tickets are now on sale at Ruddington’s Great Central Railway (Nottingham) for their famous, festive steam train trips with Father Christmas! The ‘Santa Specials’ mean the whole family can enjoy a scenic, winter journey through some beautiful South Nottinghamshire countryside. Most importantly, however, passengers can meet and take ‘selfies’ with the big man in the red suit during their journey. Director Phil Stanway told us: “Despite what has been a difficult year with multiple high value vandalism attacks, our Santa Specials are back, bigger and…

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Buying From Your Butcher is Best!

If you asked the average shopper what types of retailer were essential for a vibrant high street, it’s a fair bet a butchers would be among them. Ruddington Village Butchers‘ Shane Ginty helped to bring T W Oliver’s historic Church Street premises back to life in March 2011, after our village’s last remaining butcher’s shop had lain empty for the previous seven months. He subsequently bought the business from original owner Stewart White and has now been running it, with a little help from his wife Nicola, for over four years.…

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Ruddington’s Festive Buses

Once again our village is being well served by public transport over the festive period – with only Christmas Day and New Year’s Day seeing no services at all. For the sixth year running, Ruddington is benefitting from a Boxing Day bus service, too. Nottingham City Transport‘s Green 10 is running up to every half an hour throughout the day. NCT’s Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith said: “Boxing Day is an important day for the sales, but it’s also an important day for our employees to be able to spend time with their family…

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Ruddington’s Festive Buses

For the fifth year running, Ruddington is to benefit from a Boxing Day bus service. The good news has been revealed by Nottingham City Transport in its timetables for the festive period – with our Green 10 service running up to every half an hour throughout the day. Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith explains: “The early start and frequency of our Boxing Day service helps retail workers travel into the city for their shift, and shoppers get to spend those Christmas gift vouchers burning a hole in their pocket!” In terms of our…

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Ruddington’s New Year Buses

Nottingham City Transport is promising that getting home will be easy and inexpensive for Ruddington’s New Year’s Eve revellers thanks to its late night buses. Our main transport operator is once again running its New Year’s Eve services, with late night buses running through until 3.15am to get people home after bringing in the New Year in Nottingham. “We run normal Saturday services until around 8pm, with some later evening journeys on several routes, and then our Night Buses run through the night until 3.15am,” explains NCT Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith. “With Grouprider tickets half…

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Ruddington’s Festive Buses

Nottingham City Transport is once again running a network of services on Boxing Day, with buses beginning their journeys from around 6am. This includes Ruddington’s Green 10 service. For the past three years, NCT has worked with the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) to help solve an issue that has previously affected City Centre retail and leisure businesses during the festive season – getting staff into the city early on Boxing Day. “The early start and frequency of our Boxing Day service helps retail workers travel into the city for…

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Fayre Grand!

Ruddington’s 2016 Christmas Fayre held on Saturday the 3rd of December has been hailed another success by most of the visitors and village businesses involved. Organised by Ruddington Parish Council, it involved the closure of High Street throughout the day to accommodate numerous undercover street stalls in two large marquees, food and drink sellers, Keyworth & Ruddington Rotary‘s Father Christmas in his sleigh and even an MC! Many village centre traders opened for longer hours than usual to join in with the festive fun.  There was a Nativity Tent and additional stalls at…

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