Ruddington Christmas Lights Trail

In the midst of a second Coronavirus ‘lockdown’ it does seem many villagers are putting up their Christmas decorations rather early this year. If you’ve already trimmed up around the outside of your house – or plan to do so quite soon – The Friends of James Peacock School would love to hear from you right now! They’re calling on all residents who wish to get into the festive spirit to take part in the ‘Ruddington Christmas Lights Trail’. Sarah Beardsley says: “Friends of James Peacock School would like to…

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Christmas & New Year Buses

Ruddington’s main public transport operator has announced its expected levels of service over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Nottingham City Transport (NCT) says these are based on current Government restrictions, guidance and funding, so they may be revised if there is a change to any of these in the meantime. The only days Ruddington will see no buses at all are Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. A Saturday service will run on the Navy 3 and Green 10 during most weekdays with a special daytime Boxing Day timetable planned for…

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Museum’s ‘Victorian Life Swap’

Back in July we reported how Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum had reopened with a more personal and ‘socially distanced’ visitor experience – having been shut for four months due to first COVID-19 ‘lockdown’. With full Coronavirus restrictions sadly now back on, once again the doors are firmly closed to the public until at least December 2nd. However, with spare time on their hands once more, staff at the popular village visitor attraction began to wonder what life must have been like without many of the things we take for granted. How…

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New People at the Post Office

There’ll be some more fresh faces on High Street this week when a new owner takes over at Ruddington Post Office. It’s almost a year since RUDDINGTON.info revealed the Patels had decided to put their successful business up for sale. However, rather a lot has happened in the world since then which is continuing to have a significant impact on ‘normal’ village life and that of its traders. This essential shop has continued to serve residents during now two COVID-19 ‘lockdowns’ during 2020 – and Nikki Wright and her team…

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Christmas Market Cancelled

It’s been announced that Ruddington’s 2020 Christmas Market and Fayre has had to be called off due to continuing concerns about COVID-19. Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) took over the responsibility of organising our village’s biggest, annual, festive event from Ruddington Parish Council earlier this year – and had ambitious new plans to host gazebo stalls and street foods all along Church Street and High Street, along with further food, drink and makers stalls at multiple indoor venues around the village centre. However, despite an easing of government restrictions, it…

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More Christmas Kindness in Ruddington?

For the third year running, householders in our area are reporting envelopes filled with cash being pushed through their letterboxes over the festive period! Once again the envelopes, each containing five £20 notes, have been delivered anonymously – marked only with the words “R. A. K. Random Act of Kindness”. Among the recipients this time was Jessica Mitchell who got in touch with RUDDINGTON.info to tell us: “I was one of the receivers of a RAK of £100! I can’t explain how happy I am that people could be so…

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Have a Crime-Free Christmas

Rushcliffe Police have shared an advice guide to help Ruddingtonians avoid being victims of crime over the festive period. Officers say: “We’re working hard over Christmas to keep you and your family safe, but there are steps you can take to help us.” The advice covers five key areas. When you’re out shopping Stay alert and be aware of what’s going on around you, especially in busy shops and crowded streets where thieves and pickpockets may well be operating. Keep valuables in inside pockets of clothing or bags. Keep a…

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Have a Ruddy Good Christmas!

December is now upon us and festive plans at venues around our village are already well advanced. For the first time this year, these include two major events organised by Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP). RVCP‘s very first Christmas Makers’ Night is happening this Friday 6th December. Organised by their Ruddington Village Market team, over 40 artisan craft stalls will be hosted across three main village venues – The Cottage Hotel, The Frame Breakers and The White Horse Inn – as well as within numerous village centre shops, which are opening until late. You…

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Early Evening Shopping in Ruddington

Village centre traders are encouraging residents to #ShopLocal in the run up to this Christmas – with several businesses staying open later every Wednesday between now and the big day. Starting tonight (27th November) until December 18th, Philo’s Espresso Bar and Eatery, The Bottle Top, Ruby Rae, Sweetie Boutique, Summers at Eleven, The Pamper Room, David Richards Jewellers and The Children’s Society Shop will all be trading until 7pm. It was Philo’s manager Jamie Battersby who came up with the idea. He told RUDDINGTON.info: “We decided to do early evening shopping in the run…

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Work For New Shopping Mall Begins

Following the granting of planning permission in July work started at the weekend on the site of the former Thomas Greengrocers’ storage building to create a chic shopping area for Ruddington. The ‘mews’ style development off High Street by Victoria Properties will turn the land to the rear of some of its existing Church Street shops into a brand new retail space – comprising four additional shops, three flats and two office units. Access will be through a new archway alongside Philo’s Delicatessen on High Street. Two shops will fill the space between the…

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