Ruddington Roadworks

Highway maintenance and construction works taking place in our village right now, and within the next couple of weeks, which are liable to disrupt traffic are as follows:- Sun Jan 24th 2021 (only) from 8.00am – Junction of Loughborough Road and Asher Lane and down Asher Lane (verge) – Two-way temporary traffic lights in use for work by British Telcom to face the Poplar trees. Safe access is required in order to gain access to the overhead network in order to carry out cabling work and tree branches to prevent damages. 8.00am Mon…

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Ruddington Roadworks

Highway maintenance and construction works taking place in our village right now, and within the next couple of weeks, which are liable to disrupt traffic are as follows:- Sat 16th Jan until Wed 20th Jan 2021 – Road and footway closure – St John’s Road from its junction with Wilford Road to Savages Row – To install electricity and water connections. {Photo above.} Local diversion via Savages Road and Savages Row. Sun Jan 24th 2021 ONLY – Junction of Loughborough Road and Asher Lane and down Asher Lane (verge) – work by BT to face the Poplar…

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Library Closed Again

It’s been confirmed that the doors to Ruddington Library will remain shut for an indefinite period during this third, national COVID-19 ‘lockdown’. A statement by Inspire Culture – which runs the service on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council – says it’s “committed to the wellbeing of staff and customers during the current Coronavirus pandemic.” The library had already been operating to very restricted hours since reopening after the first ‘lockdown’ and was also closed during the second ‘lockdown’ in November last year. Even the Tier 4 rules introduced locally on New Year’s Eve…

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UPDATE: All Schools Must Close From This Tuesday

BREAKING NEWS – 8.00pm Monday 4th January 2021 In a sombre ‘live’ broadcast from Downing Street, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just announced that a third national ‘lockdown’ in England is being introduced, in a new bid to bring the latest Coronavirus outbreak under control. This time around all schools will be closed, from tomorrow (Tuesday 5th January) until at least the February half-term, with a return to online learning. Exceptions to this will be vulnerable pupils and children of critical workers, who will still be accommodated in class. Mr Johnson…

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Ruddington Roadworks

Highway maintenance and other works scheduled to take place in our village over the next few weeks, which are liable to disrupt traffic, are as follows:- Ongoing until 26th March 2021 – Multi-way traffic lights – A60 Loughborough Road on the eastern side of the roundabout at the junction with Mere Way – To install a toucan crossing point, widen the footway, upgrade street lighting, install a new access for the housing development, upgrade existing surface water drain, widen approaches onto the roundabout, resurface the carriageway, add white lining and anti…

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‘Lockdown’ Library Arrangements

In line with the UK Government’s new national COVID-19 rules, it’s been confirmed Ruddington Library will not be opening during the new ‘lockdown’. As it stands, this means its doors will remain closed to villagers this Friday (November 6th), and on future Tuesdays and Fridays when it should have been open, through until Tuesday December 1st. It’s possible this closure may last even longer if current Coronavirus restrictions are extended, or if they are followed by tougher, local restrictions in Rushcliffe. First time around, the Church Street library was shut…

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Sainsbury’s to Close!

It’s been announced our Sainsbury’s Local in Ruddington will shut early next year. The shock news comes at a difficult time for many retailers due to the COVID-19 outbreak but, in fact, it appeared villagers were making very good use of our Dutton’s Hill convenience store during ‘lockdown’ – with more of us switching to shopping locally because of the pandemic. However, a Sainsbury’s spokesperson has confirmed to RUDDINGTON.info: “Our Wilford Road Local will be closing in February 2021 and colleagues will have the opportunity to redeploy to other roles in…

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Closed by Coronavirus!

A popular Ruddington pub has shut temporarily after a member of its staff tested positive for COVID-19 this morning (Sunday 11th October). A statement has been issued by The Victoria Tavern, on Wilford Road, which says: “We have, therefore, decided to close today in order to take an opportunity to deep clean all areas. The staff member has not been at work since Friday. Only one member of staff is affected and, at this point, there is nothing to indicate they picked up the virus here. The staff are temperature checked…

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Hospice Shop Reopens

A popular Ruddington charity shop is finally back in business again – over sixth months after having to close its doors due to the Spring Coronavirus ‘lockdown’. Bosses from Nottinghamshire Hospice decided to use this window of opportunity to carry out an impromptu ‘refurbishment’ to our village outlet, since drain work was also required on the premises. This had almost been completed in July, ready for reopening, when disaster struck: A severe thunderstorm hit Ruddington and the resulting deluge flooded many High Street shops – including number 10. As we…

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Honey, I’m Home!

If you enjoy combing Ruddington’s charity shops for bargains, your prayers are answered – because the usual buzz has just returned to one of them. And the volunteers say it’s good to bee back. (That’s it. We’re done now! – Ed) The Honeycomb is the first of the three fundraising shops in our village to re-open after an extended closure due to the Coronavirus, (which, of course, shut all our non-essential retailers for almost two months during the ‘lockdown’). The Church Street shop – which raises money for those who are…

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