COVID Confusion Leads to Ruddington Pub Fine

A misunderstanding of the latest COVID-19 rules has led to a public house in Ruddington receiving a £1,000 fixed penalty notice for breaching current guidelines. It’s after The White Horse Inn accepted a booking with a total of 34 people for a birthday celebration on September 26th – having initially refused an enquiry to host 72 at the event. Although each party was booked individually, on socially distanced tables of no more than six, apparently that contravenes the latest Government restrictions for the hospitality industry! Rushcliffe Borough Council subsequently issued a fine to…

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Will Tips Reopening Reduce This Fly-Tipping Menace?

It’s hoped eyesore scenes like these over the weekend in Ruddington will become less frequent once all Nottinghamshire County Council recycling centres reopen for residents – then businesses – over the next eight days. This latest fly-tip (top) of a mattress and other household waste was captured on camera by local photographer Paul Witney along Asher Lane. Rubbish including a child’s buggy and artificial Christmas tree was also dumped illegally on a verge alongside Wilford Road, obstructing the footpath (right). Waste from both of these locations will now have to…

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Village Mum’s Breastfeeding Ban Makes National News!

The plight of a Ruddington mother who was turned away from a speed awareness course because she took along her six week old baby has hit the national headlines. Sarah Oakes’ story was first featured on the regional BBC News programme East Midlands Today and in The Nottingham Post yesterday (18th November) before being picked up and published in today’s Mirror Newspaper. They reported how Mrs Oakes chose to attend the class, rather than taking the penalty points and paying the fine, after being caught driving at 36mph in a 30mph zone…

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