Another Green Flag for Rushcliffe Country Park!

Ruddington’s Country Park has raised its thirteenth consecutive Green Flag Award – acknowledging it as one of the very best parks in the UK – and its hard working volunteers have been praised in what’s become an annual celebration! The Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Mrs Christine Jeffreys and Deputy Leader of the Council Cllr Debbie Mason joined over a dozen volunteers from the Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park at a ceremony yesterday to mark the raising of the prestigious flag and hear more about their work around the open space.…

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Respect Our Country Park!

Visitors to Ruddington’s Country Park are being urged to show respect to other users, and clean up after themselves, after pictures emerged on social media yesterday (Tuesday 21st August) of a large amount of discarded litter left strewn dangerously in and around the children’s play area. Chris Greaves, who was at Rushcliffe Country Park and took the photographs, said it was in the wake of some kind of group celebration – where no effort was made to tidy up after themselves. He posted: “They completely trashed the area to the…

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Woman Hospitalised by Snake Bite in Country Park

Visitors to Ruddington’s Country Park are being warned to take extra care after reports that a woman was bitten by an adder. The alarm was raised by a Facebook post from Linda Shearman on Thursday which says: “At the beginning of this week a friend of mine got bitten by a snake on Rushcliffe Country Park in Nottingham. She ended up in intensive care, but is now recovering at home. The hospital administered anti-venom, and confirmed it was an adder bite. She has informed the park warden and asked me to share…

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Another Green Flag For Our Country Park!

Ruddington’s most popular tourist attraction has again been recognised as one of the very best green spaces in the UK – for the twelfth time. Rushcliffe Country Park – valued by visitors and villagers alike – is among a record-breaking 1,883 parks and green spaces nationwide that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and…

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Ruddington Kids’ Wildlife Group Wins National Prize

A special presentation is taking place in the Education Centre at Rushcliffe Country Park this morning after our local Wildlife Watch Group scooped a national award! Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust‘s Ruddington activities for 8 to 13 year-olds topped entries from across the country to win them the title of “Wildlife Watch Group of the Year”. The judging panel praised their year of fun learning for local children whilst also helping wildlife – documenting dozens of their activities from building a minibeast hotel (above) and a fungi hunt, through to picking litter and making…

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The Greatest of The Green Flags?

Are you a regular visitor to Ruddington’s own Country Park?  If so, do you think it’s one of the best of the best? For the eleventh year in a row Rushcliffe Country Park is already flying the flag as one of the UK’s 1,797 finest green spaces. NOW they want to get into the Top Ten! The Green Flag Award People’s Choice 2017 is open for voting until the end of this month so we’re encouraging our readers to give our local park YOUR vote right NOW! It’s a great…

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Eleventh Green Flag for Our Country Park

Rushcliffe Country Park is continuing to fly the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spaces. Ruddington’s top visitor destination has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world – for the eleventh year in a row. The park is among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces to receive a prestigious Green Flag Award in 2017 – the mark of a quality park or green space. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the…

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Dog Poisoning Fear in Rushcliffe Country Park

There are concerns there may still be a hidden danger to dogs and other animals in our Country Park after slug pellets wrapped in bacon were found there. It’s especially concerning as summer weekends are a peak time for dog owners to take their pets to enjoy facilities such as Coppers’ Dog Activity Trail (pictured). A social media post by Rushcliffe Veterinary Centre states: “Just a word of warning, if you walk your dog on Rushcliffe Country Park, we have received notification that slug bait wrapped in bacon has/is being placed around the park.” It’s…

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Country Park Café Consultation

Rushcliffe Borough Council has launched a new survey asking if locals and visitors would like to see a dedicated café at Ruddington’s Country Park. It wants you to have YOUR say on whether you think it’s a good idea – AND whether you’d use it? Since 2015 the council has been working with Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park (FoRCP), Franklin Ellis Architects and The University of Nottingham on a proposal to refurbish and upgrade the existing building – and perhaps to extend it to create a permanent new café. This follows a previous public consultation by Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park held there last September…

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Compulsory Parking Fees Introduced

If you’re visiting Ruddington’s Country Park this weekend here’s a timely reminder that you must now pay to park – or face a fine. Despite the largely negative public reaction to the proposed introduction of compulsory car parking charges – as we reported here on RUDDINGTON.info in February – Rushcliffe Borough Council has gone ahead with the mandatory £1 fee this month. Previously the £1 parking charge was by voluntary donation – meaning that some visitors chose not to pay it. Making parking charges compulsory is expected to raise an additional £20,000 in annual income for the cash-strapped council –…

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