Nottinghamshire’s 2.99% Council Tax Rise

Just over a fortnight ago RUDDINGTON.info reported that Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) would raise its share of our Council Tax by 3.2% in the next financial year. However, there’s now been an even more significant announcement affecting village residents – that Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) will hike up it’s share by almost 3% this April. The County Council’s portion – including its Adult Social care precept – accounts for around three quarters of our bill – dwarfing the amounts we must pay to RBC, Nottinghamshire Police, The Combined Fire Authority…

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RuddFest is Postponed Again

It’s been revealed that Ruddington’s much loved annual Beer and Cider Festival – which usually attracts thousands of visitors – will not be taking place this June as planned, due to continuing concerns about COVID-19. The decision was made in the wake of the Government’s ‘roadmap’ announcement on Monday that restrictions on large events and some hospitality will not be lifted until June 21st at the earliest – which is after the originally scheduled RuddFest 2021 dates of June 3rd-6th.  Last year’s event was first postponed and then cancelled altogether because of the Coronavirus…

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New Retailers on Ruddington’s Post-COVID Roadmap

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spelt out today how the rollout of Coronavirus vaccines means we can finally start to plan our way of out of the latest ‘lockdown’. With COVID-19 restrictions being eased gradually over the coming months, our schools can reopen on March 8th; the stay-at-home message will be removed from March 29th; then gyms, libraries, some hospitality and other non-essential retailers should be able to resume trading from April 12th, assuming all’s still going to plan. More details of the Government’s ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ can be…

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Property of the Week

This week’s Thomas James Estate Agents‘ featured Ruddington property presents a rare opportunity to purchase mixed residential & business premises in a prime village centre location – currently two commercial units and two flats – with a small patio area at the rear and two garages – priced at £295,000.   You can either scroll down or view the full details of 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 …

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The Bottle Top – Specialist Beer & Eco Shop

Yet again this pandemic, villagers are relying on Ruddington’s The Bottle Top to keep them stocked with essential items now that the toughest, national restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19 are back in place. Whilst the new wave of Coronavirus and a third ‘lockdown’ have forced some of our village shops to close yet again, husband and wife team Anthony and Alex Preston are continuing to provide us with all their usual supplies. These include plastic-free fruit and veg, dried zero waste goods such as rice, nuts and oats, local pastries…

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Ruddington’s Red Roof in Uganda

This latest photo from the Teso Region of Eastern Uganda shows how a classroom building project is moving forward nicely despite the problems of COVID-19 both in the UK and equatorial Africa. The project to provide a High School for children in Aminit is supported by St Peter’s Church and represents the second secondary school that they have been involved in building in Uganda over the last 15 years. Starting just two years’ ago, Ruddington’s Parish Church has worked with the local community at Aminit to complete a three classroom block –…

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Property of the Week

This week’s Thomas James Estate Agents‘ featured Ruddington home is a mid town house with two bedrooms and additional loft room – offering off-road parking plus fully enclosed rear garden with workshop – priced at £215,000.   You can either scroll down or view the full details of 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  If you purchase a residential property before 31st March 2021, you only start to…

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It’s a Shop Swap!

The question of what is to replace Ruddington’s former Sainsbury’s Local on Dutton’s Hill was answered this week – when a new banner (pictured above) appeared outside. Dutch retailer SPAR is soon to move into 12-14 Wilford Road – having itself been replaced by a Sainsbury’s On The Go only last summer at our Loughborough Road filling station. So, effectively, the store chains will have swapped village shops – although the former Grice’s premises are slightly larger and therefore should allow for a more comprehensive range of stock. Ruddington’s new SPAR outlet…

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Ruddington Drug Development Company Gets Bigger

A village based pharmaceutical specialist, which employs almost 400 people at Ruddington Fields Business Park, has just taken over another UK based drug firm for an undisclosed sum. Quotient Sciences, the drug development and manufacturing accelerator, located along Mere Way, has announced that it has acquired Arcinova – described as “a multiservice contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO).”  Trading for over 40 years and with 160 employees of its own at Alnwick, in Northumberland, Arcinova is said to provide drug substance, drug product and bioanalysis services to over 200 pharma and biotech customers worldwide. In…

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Rushcliffe’s 3.2% Council Tax Rise

At a time when the Coronavirus pandemic means even more Ruddington families are struggling to make ends meet, Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) has announced it intends to increase its share of our Council Tax by 3.2% in the next financial year. This is despite the current UK inflation rate standing at just 0.6% and with most bank and building society interest rates for savers even lower than that. The hike proposed at the Cabinet Meeting last night (9th February 2021) would mean householders paying £147.36 for a typical ‘Band D’…

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