More Free Trees for Ruddington

Rushcliffe Borough Council is offering Ruddingtonians another chance to make their homes greener – by applying for free trees for our properties and the wider community. This year Crab Apple and Rowan trees are being made available to villagers free of charge as part of RBC’s stated strategy to provide “sustainable environments” in light of the “significant planned housing growth” in Ruddington, and elsewhere in Rushcliffe, over the next decade. Cllr Rob Inglis Portfolio Holder for Environment and Safety at RBC said: “We are very pleased to be running this…

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Ruddington Joins ‘Plastic Free July’

Our village’s newest High Street shop is leading a 31 day challenge to reduce our negative impact on the environment. The Bottle Top is supporting the global campaign “Plastic Free July” by producing a “Low Waste Starter Pack” for anyone to download and follow. When husband and wife team Anthony and Alex Preston brought Ruddington’s former greengrocers’ shop back to life in May 2019 as a specialist off-licence, they also promised a range of products not previously available in our village. These include fresh produce and goods without all the plastic packaging, recyclable…

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Have a #RuddyGood Clean Air Day!

It’s Clean Air Day this Thursday the 20th June – when we’re encouraged to find out more about air pollution, share information with friends and colleagues, and help make the atmosphere cleaner and healthier for everyone. If you can walk or cycle to work or school that’s the cleanest way of all. Otherwise travelling by bus is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to go – especially now that Ruddington’s Nottingham City Transport (NCT) services are greener than ever. New Green 10 Bio-Gas buses were introduced in our village almost…

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‘Ruddington Walking Bus’ Trial This Week

Last summer we revealed that a ‘Walking Bus’ was being proposed for Ruddington. After a survey was carried out, and followed up with two information evenings, it was decided there was enough interest and support to test out the idea in our village. After much planning, the first trial is this week! A ‘Walking Bus’ is a fun, healthy, safe and environmentally friendly way for children to get to and from school. It enables kids chaperoned by adults to walk to their school along a set route – in much the same way a school…

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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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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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