‘Move and Mingle’ Wellbeing Walk

FREE weekly wellbeing walks are at our Country Park. Rushcliffe ‘Move And Mingle’ health walks take place every Wednesday at 10.30am (unless otherwise advised). Just turn up and meet at Rushcliffe Country Park lakeside.  Organisers say the Rushcliffe ‘Move & Mingle’ event “offer free, safe and sociable walks with trained leaders to improve your health and wellbeing. Walks start at 30minutes and are a steady pace to suit everyone. Whether you’re used to enjoy walking but have lost your fitness or want to get started to improve your wellness, we’re all in it…

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Bowls Club Centenary Celebrations

Another special milestone in our village history will be reached during 2024 – when Ruddington Bowls Club celebrates a hundred years. When it was founded in 1924, it was originally called ‘Ruddington (Paget) Bowls Club’, as the land it occupied had been donated by the Paget family. However, just ten years’ later, the club moved to the Green at Elms Park, on grounds owned by Ruddington Parish Council, where it remains to this very day. Outrageous as it seems now, women were not allowed to play bowls there until 1960,…

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Bloomin’ Dementia Easter Event

You’re invited to the Bloomin’ Dementia Easter Event. It’s at The Cottage Hotel from 12-noon to 2pm.  You can expect a raffle, along with FREE tea and coffee. Also sandwiches will be available. You’ll need to book your place! Please either pop into the Bloomin’ Dementia Hub at 4 Easthorpe Street in Ruddington or email jennie@bloomindementia.org. “Formed in 2017, Bloomin’ Dementia is a charity focused and committed to the relief of those living with dementia and related disorders. We aim to offer support to the individual (and their close family) with…

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Kids’ Fun Run Turns Ten

It’s hard to believe that Ruddington’s free, weekly park run for children aged 4 to 14 and their families is now a decade old! When Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun was launched in Rushcliffe Country Park, at 9am on Sunday 2nd February 2014, it was only the eighth junior event to be set up in the world – and yet it managed to attract 118 participants and 20 volunteers for the very first one. This 2k ‘fun run’ was set up to encourage kids, families and friends to enjoy exercising in open spaces,…

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Spring Showcase

This is a charity concert by Grand Central Chorus and St Peter’s Church in aid of The Ruddington Pantry. “Come and enjoy a mix of songs from the shows, pop favourites and classic a cappella that will have you tapping your feet” say the organisers. The Spring Showcase is on Saturday 24th February inside the church at 7pm – doors are open at 6.30pm. You can expect singing from the Grand Central Chorus and quartets with medal-winning barbershop harmony. Also some of St Peter’s own musicians are performing as a support act under…

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Hear2Help Hearing Aid Clinic

The monthly community clinic provides hearing aid maintenance and support for people with NHS hearing aids.  ‘Hear2Help‘ offers “trouble-shooting maintenance for your hearing aids, including batteries, re-tubing and cleaning.” The clinic can also provide advice and support about managing hearing loss for you or someone else. The clinics are free. But they’re run by a small charity ‘Hear2Help’ along with the registered charity ‘Hear Together’ and rely on donations, so please make a voluntary contribution if you can – £5 is suggested. Walk-in sessions are held at St Peter’s Rooms between 10am and 11am, usually on the…

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New Ruddington Defibrillator

As our village population continues to grow, so does the need for potentially life-saving yellow and green boxes in close proximity which are available to our community 24 hours a day. In the past few years, as well as inside various Ruddington premises and on standby for public events, several publicly accessible automated external defibrillators (AEDs) have been installed at locations around our village. Now there’s another one – on the wall of the Old Chapel belonging to The Framework Knitters’ Museum down Chapel Street. It’s just been unveiled by electrician David Selby…

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Recruiting Ruddington Runners!

Do you enjoy running and socialising?  If so, a new, free-to-join group of like-minded Ruddingtonians would love to see you. Ruddington Running Club was started by 29-year-old villager Jack Simkins in 2023 but has only been active since the start of this year. Members currently run together twice a week; with one session in the morning and the other in the evening. Jack, who moved to Ruddington just eighteen months’ ago, reveals: “In 2022, while solo training for a half-marathon, I had this idea – why not turn the pavement…

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Community Art Workshop

FREE! The Community Art Workshop, by Ruddington Art & Craft Society is hosted by the Framework Knitters’ Museum in its Chapel between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 13th January.  This family fun event is made possible from funding by the ASDA Foundation charity through RVCP, Ruddington Village Community Partnership. Organisers say the Community Art Workshop  “will coincide with the ‘Great Winter Get Together’, so let’s banish the January blues and why not come and try out a range of art materials that will be available.”   Disclaimer: RUDDINGTON.info publish all diary events…

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Games Club

Drop-in to Games Club! It’s FREE for children and grown-ups and runs every other Saturday morning from 10.30am to 12-noon at Ruddington Library. This new event started in September and the last date this year is scheduled for the 16th December 2023. Library staff say “Come and have a go at a choice of board games or at coding together on our children’s PC’s.” Please note: All children must be fully supervised at all times.To find out more about this session, or other activities, please just pop into the Library in the…

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