Ruddington Mums Support ‘Great British Spring Clean’

After an appeal by Rushcliffe Borough Council, a popular Ruddington Facebook group, which offers information and advice for village parents, has pledged to join in with this year’s ‘Great British Spring Clean’. The campaign, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, aims to further clean up streets, parks and beaches across our country – between now and April 23rd – and expects to see around half a million people taking action in the nation’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign. Here in Rushcliffe, town and parish councils were contacted to spread the message to groups and…

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Ruddington Tree Wardens Wanted

An appeal has been launched by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) for environmentally minded Ruddington residents to apply to become tree wardens – and ensure the trees in our village are protected and nurtured. Tree wardens are volunteers appointed by Parish Councils to champion local trees and woods, involve fellow residents in tree projects and protect local trees by reporting early signs of insect pests, disease and vandalism. The initiative follows RBC’s free tree scheme last year – which saw over 1,600 trees given to residents and Parish Councils to plant in…

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Alleged Fly-Tippers Have Vehicle Seized

Individuals who allegedly fly-tipped fridges on the A52 near Wheatcroft Island have had their vehicle seized by Rushcliffe Borough Council officers and Nottinghamshire Police. It follows several incidences of the items being dumped in the area, leading to the use of CCTV capturing those in the act during December 2018. It’s just been revealed the white van linked to the fly-tipping (pictured top) was confiscated on January 11th on Grant Street in Nottingham. This is the second vehicle to be seized in connection with illegal waste dumping – after a red van…

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Fly-Tipping in Ruddington Continues

Frustration is growing that the illegal dumping of waste seems to be continuing unabated around our village despite Council and Police efforts to thwart the criminals who’re doing it. It was reported last month that a vehicle belonging to suspected fly-tippers had been seized but further incidents have since followed, including this most recent one.  Elissa Hawksworth was again the first to alert us to the latest pile of old fridges and freezers (top photo – courtesy of Paul Witney) which have been dumped at the entrance to NFU Mutual and Barn Farm…

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Christmas Tree Shredding

If you’ve got a real Christmas tree this year which you’d like to be rid of and recycled after Twelfth Night then please read on… Ruddington Parish Council is again offering a tree collection and shredding service for our village – and has extended the deadline by which you need to let them know to midday on Friday 4th January 2019. Please just email or ‘phone their office on 0115 914 6660 by this time – making sure you give your address and your contact details. RPC says: “As the number of trees to…

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Fly-Tippers Strike Again!

Despite the good news from Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) last Thursday that individuals who allegedly dumped fridges on an A52 lay-by close to Wheatcroft Island – and were suspected of being responsible for dozens of other fly-tips around Ruddington this year – had had their vehicle seized (pictured below), a similar incident has now happened again just a few hundred yards away! Following an alert this morning (December 20th) from resident Elissa Hawksworth that yet more fridges had been dumped inside the entrance to a farmers’ field along Flawforth Lane, RBC’s clean-up contractors ‘Streetwise‘…

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Tristram’s Tree-mendous Fundraiser!

A Ruddington-based artist is aiming to raise ten thousand pounds for two charities – following a project in his home studio which saw him produce 1,000 hand-made linocut prints in just ONE day! Tristram Aver‘s “1,000 Native British Trees” is a fundraiser aiming to highlight the importance of woodland conservation, but also to show how spending time with nature benefits our health and wellbeing, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In 2016, the artist’s daughter, who attends James Peacock School, was diagnosed with ASD. This project was born after her…

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Ruddington’s Fly-Tipping Menace

Rushcliffe Borough Council is warning that the illegal dumping of waste on our streets or in our countryside will not be tolerated – with heavy fines and court bills for anyone identified doing it. It follows another fly-tipping incident in Ruddington yesterday (pictured above) when resident Adam Martyn contacted us to report that 2 big double fridges and 3 large fridges had been dumped just off the A60 on Asher Lane. Adam also called the Council – and has applauded the speed with which their contractors ‘Streetwise‘ came along to clear up the…

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Kids’ Clothing Library Launches

A village mum has come up with a groundbreaking initiative to help both the environment and low income families in our village – the Ruddington Children’s Clothing Library. After first doing a bit of market testing via Ruddington Mums, Sally Dyson launched her new library last month – and is now hoping to spread the word about it even further. The library loans out children’s clothes for a fixed period of time, on payment of a refundable deposit. There is no fee for borrowing clothes and the deposit is then repaid…

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Charging Ahead in Ruddington?

You may be surprised to hear that there are now over 182,000 plug-in electric vehicles registered in the UK – and they’re becoming an increasingly common sight here in Ruddington, too, with dozens of drivers in our village having already made the switch from petrol or diesel. These national statistics are for cars and vans that are zero-emission capable by running only on electric power for a reasonable range – that’s to say pure-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). Both types are able to be recharged via a plug, unlike conventional hybrids.…

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