Planting Plots and Pumpkin Patch Plans for Ruddington

Just over two years’ ago, residents of the Ruddington Grange area discovered (with some dismay) that plans had been submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) to create an archery range in the field adjacent to their properties. More alarmingly still, this was reportedly to be followed by a planning application for the proposed change of use of all of this remaining ‘green belt’ land on the eastern side of Wilford Road away from agriculture to sports and recreation. Following numerous local objections, this particular scheme was eventually shelved. However, concerns were raised again…

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Ruddington Makers’ Night 2024

This year’s Makers’ Night is taking place on Friday 21st June from 4pm until 9pm across several village centre venues. It’s organised by the ‘Market’ team from Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) and will see dozens of stalls in St Peter’s Church, The Framework Knitters’ Museum, Cottage Hotel, Ruddington Methodist Hall and Philo’s. (N.B. There will be no stalls on The Green this time around.) Makers’ Night 2024 will be showcasing over 50 local and regional crafters, creators, artists and designers, bringing everything from fine art to exquisite jewellery. There’ll also be stalls in…

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Rudd Awards 2024 Winners Revealed!

The winners of the second Rudd Awards have been announced at a special ceremony this evening (Friday 17th May), with 19 Ruddington favourites recognised for their contribution to the local community. Organised by registered Community Interest Company, Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP), the 2024 Rudd Awards ceremony took place in St Peter’s Church. Compèred by BBC Radio Nottingham Breakfast presenter Verity Cowley, the second Rudd Awards celebrated independent businesses, individuals and community groups helping Ruddington to thrive. Six categories were sponsored by locally-based businesses including software solutions provider Ideagen with…

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Ruddington Merry Monday – Maypole & more!

A Maypole, Morris Dancers, music and more! Everyone’s invited to the May Day Bank Holiday community get-together. It’s from 1pm on Monday 6th May 2024 on Ruddington Village Green. It’s a FREE family event, with an afternoon of entertainment, organised by Ruddington Parish Council (RPC),which has as revealed the running order for ‘Ruddington Merry Monday’ as follows: 1.00pm – Nottingham Concert Band 1.55pm – Mortimers Morris Dancers 2.40pm – Nottingham Concert Band 3.30pm – Mortimers Morris Dancers 4.15pm – Ruddington Community Choir 4.50pm – Maypole Dancing – willing volunteers wanted! RPC says: “Listen…

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Methodist Church Closure Threat

The Minister of Ruddington Methodist Church has confirmed that the future of their historic, village centre building is in doubt due to the rising cost of maintaining it. Reverend Tony Simpson replaced Reverend Nichola Jones as our Methodist Minister in 2023 when she was rather unexpectedly moved to another circuit in Cornwall last July. He also looks after the Methodist Churches in Clifton, Bradmore, Keyworth, and Tollerton, so usually only takes services here in Ruddington around once a month. After Christmas, rumours started circulating that the 150-year-old building on Church Street…

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Makers’ Night Goes Back to its Roots!

Organisers of an annual, village event which brings together dozens of crafters, creators, designers and makers from across the region in an artisan/craft trail through Ruddington have announced it will return to its usual summer slot this year. Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) – which also runs our monthly Village Market – has revealed Makers’ Night 2024 will be held on Friday 21st June from 4pm until 9pm. This time around the official host venues will be St Peter’s Church (pictured top), The Cottage Hotel, Ruddington Methodist Hall, The Framework Knitters’ Museum and Philo’s…

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Bloomin’ Dementia Easter Event

You’re invited to the Bloomin’ Dementia Easter Event. It’s at The Cottage Hotel from 12-noon to 2pm.  You can expect a raffle, along with FREE tea and coffee. Also sandwiches will be available. You’ll need to book your place! Please either pop into the Bloomin’ Dementia Hub at 4 Easthorpe Street in Ruddington or email jennie@bloomindementia.org. “Formed in 2017, Bloomin’ Dementia is a charity focused and committed to the relief of those living with dementia and related disorders. We aim to offer support to the individual (and their close family) with…

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Rudd Awards 2024 Shortlist Announced!

Those in the running for the 2nd ‘Rudd Awards’ have been revealed, with a host of Ruddington favourites named as this year’s finalists. Launched by registered Community Interest Company Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) in 2022, the Rudd Awards shine a light on the local, businesses, individuals and community groups who are making a positive difference to life in Ruddington. The nineteen worthy nominees for this year’s awards are represented across six categories and were shortlisted from more than 250 nominations. At the start of January, Ruddington residents and visitors were…

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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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Kids’ Fun Run Turns Ten

It’s hard to believe that Ruddington’s free, weekly park run for children aged 4 to 14 and their families is now a decade old! When Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun was launched in Rushcliffe Country Park, at 9am on Sunday 2nd February 2014, it was only the eighth junior event to be set up in the world – and yet it managed to attract 118 participants and 20 volunteers for the very first one. This 2k ‘fun run’ was set up to encourage kids, families and friends to enjoy exercising in open spaces,…

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