New Retailers on Ruddington’s Post-COVID Roadmap

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spelt out today how the rollout of Coronavirus vaccines means we can finally start to plan our way of out of the latest ‘lockdown’. With COVID-19 restrictions being eased gradually over the coming months, our schools can reopen on March 8th; the stay-at-home message will be removed from March 29th; then gyms, libraries, some hospitality and other non-essential retailers should be able to resume trading from April 12th, assuming all’s still going to plan. More details of the Government’s ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ can be…

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Body Centre Closure Confirmed

Attempts to save Ruddington’s dedicated health, fitness and youth centre from permanent closure appear to have failed. As previously reported on this website The Body Centre on The Green shut its doors unexpectedly on the 8th of December 2016 after running into financial difficulties. Just a few days after this sudden closure, Ryan Charlesworth gave members and users of Project Body UK‘s facilities a glimmer of hope that the business might be saved after receiving a flood of offers to help.  However it appears this has not been enough to secure the centre’s future, and he posted…

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“It May Not Be The End!”

That’s the title of the latest Facebook update from Ryan Charlesworth at Ruddington’s Project Body UK. This follows a previous announcement on Saturday that our local health, fitness and youth centre had closed its doors for the final time last Thursday.  <ORIGINAL STORY HERE> But a flood of suggestions and offers of support from within the village and elsewhere seem to have precipitated a rapid change of heart – with Ryan now saying The Body Centre might now reopen by next month. He writes: “Over the past 4 days we have been…

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Body Centre Closes Down

Fitness fans, community and youth groups in Ruddington have been left shocked and dismayed by the sudden closure of  Project Body UK on The Green. This was the organisation selected by Nottinghamshire County Council to take over the running of the former Young Peoples’ Centre just two years’ ago – after spending cuts meant that NCC could no longer afford to run it themselves. Since that time many different, local community groups have begun to use the building alongside the gym’s own health and fitness projects. Then, on the 22nd of June this year, Project Body UK…

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