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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Kempson Court to Close

One of Ruddington’s less well known retail areas is set to be demolished for housing – after the owner revealed the site has been running at a loss. It seems the Coronavirus outbreak finally sealed its fate! Eight separate businesses are currently being accommodated in the tucked away courtyard at the far end of Kempson Street – created almost ten years ago in an L-shaped block of units that were originally intended to be used as workshops. However, some of these have since been refurbished and let out as both…

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Ruddington Building Society Branch to Shut

It’s been revealed that Ruddington’s last remaining building society branch is set to close – and it will be gone before the end of the year.* The Nottingham has delivered this bad news as part of its announcement of a ‘Strategic estate agency alliance with Belvoir Group PLC‘ in which their respective estate agency and lettings services will be merged. These include the brands Belvoir, Northwood, Newton Fallowell and Lovelle which are are set to be made available at both companies’ offices by the end of July. Chief Executive Officer of The Nottingham,…

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Ruddington Library Could Reopen in July

As COVID-19 Coronavirus loomed large in the UK during March 2020, one of the many village facilities suddenly closed down was Ruddington Library. This not only stopped dead its loans and reference services but also caused the cancellation of special events (Henry Normal was due to visit!) and halted numerous classes and group activities which usually happen there on a monthly bass. The building has not been used since. Nine weeks later, it’s been announced by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Libraries and Archive Services, managed by Inspire Culture, that plans are now…

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What’s Happening at The Hospice Shop?

Among the recent ‘lockdown easing’ activity on Ruddington High Street you may have noticed the complete clearout of the Nottinghamshire Hospice Charity Shop at Number 10. The now (almost) empty unit has led to speculation that the popular village retailer is a victim of the Government’s restrictions due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. On March 23rd new emergency rules forced all non essential businesses – including our three village charity shops – to cease trading until further notice. However, RUDDINGTON.info is pleased to reveal that the sudden disappearance of stock is for…

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Ruddington Pubs, Cafés and Restaurants Must Now Shut

In the fight against COVID-19, with cases of Coronavirus rapidly increasing, and England’s death toll tragically rising to 167 today, it was inevitable that this country would soon need to fall in line with many others around the world by enforcing even tighter restrictions on our everyday lives. That time came this afternoon when, at Boris Johnson’s now customary daily briefing, the Prime Minister asked for all the UK’s cafés, pubs, restaurants, nightclubs, theatres, cinemas, gyms and leisure centres to close “as soon as they reasonably can”.  Mr Johnson urged people not…

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Ear Foundation To Close

After over 30 years of helping to transform deaf people’s lives, and providing opportunities for people with hearing loss, The Ear Foundation has announced that sadly it will be closing this Friday. The charitable organisation is well known in Ruddington for running free walk-in hearing aid clinics each month at St Peter’s Rooms – where it’s long provided hearing aid maintenance, advice and support within our village to NHS hearing aid users. However its clinic here on February 24th has turned out to be the last – at least for now. ‘Hear…

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