There’s Movement at the Methodists’

Following an unprecedented period where there has been a very uncharacteristic lack of activity at the distinctive and historic Church Street building, Ruddington Methodist Church springs back to life this weekend! Of course, like many others in our village, the chapel (dating from 1873) was closed for services and other gatherings in March 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s just taken a little longer than some to get restarted, now all COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Kathy Powis reveals: “After nearly 18 months of complete shut-down or occasional services, we are…

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Village Gin Makers Achieve National Awards Shortlist

Ruddington based artisan gin maker, The Ruddy Fine Distillery, has been shortlisted amongst major drink brands for its locally foraged ‘Lockdown Gin’ at The Grocer New Product Awards 2021. Widely regarded as the number one event of its kind for food and drink, these awards recognise and applaud extraordinary innovation across the UK’s FMCG sector. Previous finalists in the same ‘Alcoholic Drinks’ category have included nationwide brands such as Sipsmiths Gin and Westons Cider. As usual, the food and drink products at The Grocer New Product Awards were judged and scored…

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Hundreds Attend Skate Park’s Official Opening

This weekend’s official opening of Ruddington’s new skate park has been hailed a great success by organisers – after people of all ages and abilities flocked to the special sessions arranged for its launch at Rushcliffe Country Park yesterday (Saturday 14th August). Although the £210,000 state-of-the-art facility actually opened in June, it was decided to wait until all COVID-19 restrictions had been lifted to put on this more formal event. Beginners and more advanced boarders from Ruddington and beyond joined together from 9.30am for the sessions provided by Skate Nottingham. These included…

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Property of the Week

This week’s Thomas James Estate Agents featured Ruddington property is an extended, detached family home – on a generous corner plot – with four bedrooms – an enclosed rear garden – two garages and a large driveway – for an asking price of £435,000.  You can view this property in a new browser window >>HERE<<. Please contact Thomas James Estate Agents directly for more information, or to arrange a viewing, by ‘phoning 0115 984 4660 or emailing ruddington@tjea.com  Please note that, due to continuing COVID-19 Coronavirus precautions, all valuations and viewings are still being undertaken…

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August RuddFest Confirmed

Ruddington’s much loved annual Beer and Cider Festival, which was cancelled completely in 2020 due to COVID-19, will go ahead this year – at the end of this month! In February, a decision was made to push back further the 3rd-6th June dates originally considered for RuddFest 2021 because some Coronavirus restrictions in England would still be in force. Organisers have now confirmed it’s taking place in our village from Thursday 26th August to Sunday 29th August – less than three weeks’ away. Once again the main organisers are The Three Crowns, The White Horse Inn…

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Update to Stamp Duty Thresholds

Reduced ‘stamp duty’ rates on residential properties from the 1st July will be an added bonus to so many prospective home buyers says Benwell Daykin. It means that if you buy a residential property between July 1st 2021 and September 30th 2021, you start to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax on the amount you pay above the threshold of £250,000. From October 1st 2021 the zero rate band will return to the standard amount of £125,000. The rates from the October 1st 2021 are: Up to £125,000 – Nil The next…

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Property of the Week

This week’s Thomas James Estate Agents featured Ruddington property is a spacious end town house on a large corner plot – with three bedrooms – gardens to the front, side and rear – off-road parking – plus a single garage in a separate block nearby – now considering offers over £260,000.  You can view this property in a new browser window >>HERE<<. Please contact Thomas James Estate Agents directly for more information, or to arrange a viewing, by ‘phoning 0115 984 4660 or emailing ruddington@tjea.com  Please note that, due to continuing COVID-19 Coronavirus precautions, all…

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Face-to-Face U3A Meetings Resume

Like everything else involving close human contact, the diverse range of Ruddington & District U3A meetings – which was continuing to expand since the local group established itself in 2018 – came to an abrupt halt early last year because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Although a few online village meetings and talks have taken place on Zoom since then, only following the latest “full” easing of COVID-19 restrictions have local U3A organisers decided to start getting people together in person again. U3A is short for The University of the Third…

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Property of the Week

This week’s Thomas James Estate Agents featured Ruddington property is a detached family home with five bedrooms – two with en-suites – a driveway with double garage – an enclosed rear garden – views over open fields – the asking price just reduced to £485,000 – and no upward chain.  You can view this property in a new browser window >>HERE<<. Please contact Thomas James Estate Agents directly for more information, or to arrange a viewing, by ‘phoning 0115 984 4660 or emailing ruddington@tjea.com  Please note that, due to continuing COVID-19 Coronavirus precautions, all valuations and…

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Rushcliffe’s 5k Parkrun Returns

Ruddington welcomed the return of its weekly 5k Parkrun for adults this morning (Saturday 24th July) after an unprecedented sixteen month gap. It was suspended back in March 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic so participants today were clearly keen to get their running shoes and high-vis back on! Whilst Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun had already resumed on Sunday mornings, for 4 to 10 year-olds, in April, Parkrun UK decided to wait for a further lifting of Coronavirus restrictions before restarting the timed run for the grown-ups on Saturday mornings. Both events remain FREE to…

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