Still Sweet at 18, High Street!

Sweet-toothed Ruddingtonians have recently been dealt two blows on High Street – with the closure of Julia’s Kitchen cake shop at number 14 last November followed by the loss of Sue Kosciekowski’s much loved traditional sweet shop Sweetie Boutique at number 18 earlier this year. Thankfully a brand new business called Sweet Moments has now moved into the latter’s former premises – with the official opening on Saturday July 4th. Its launch date not only coincides with more village businesses being allowed to reopen after the easing of COVID-19 restrictions but…

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Ruddington Flood Clear-up Continues

Traders on Ruddington’s High Street have continued to mop up and assess the damage today after yesterday’s torrential rain which flooded many of their premises. The late afternoon downpour occurred as freak summer weather hit our village just after 5pm, turning roads into rivers in just minutes. Residents and business people captured the images below just after the deluge – which caused scenes the like of which most villagers had never witnessed before. You can read more >>HERE<<. This morning, members of Rushcliffe Borough Council‘s ‘Streetwise’ team were onsite (photos…

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Deluge Hits Ruddington!

Severe thunderstorms sweeping across the region, bringing with them violent, torrential rain, have caused flash flooding in our village centre along with other residential streets in Ruddington. The heaviest rain began just after 5pm – when many drains were simply unable to cope with the massive deluge. Within minutes High Street was underwater – as shown by these residents and traders’ photographs and a video taken by Andy Heath of The Frame Breakers. The problem for shopkeepers was initially aggravated by traffic continuing to drive along the road, causing waves…

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Thomas James ‘Virtual’ Door Game WINNERS!

Over Easter, via RUDDINGTON.info, Thomas James Estate Agents in Ruddington ran a special, free-to-enter, online version of their famous Door Game – which has always proved such a hit at special events around our village. Whilst we’re under the current ‘lockdown’, they invited to invite you to guess WHICH key fits the lock?! There were three keys which potentially would open the door to three Easter related prizes. Associate Director, Denise Selwood, says: “Here at Thomas James we have been overwhelmed with amount of entries to our popular Door Game. We…

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Thomas James Estate Agents ‘Virtual’ DOOR GAME

Whilst we’re under the current ‘lockdown’, it might be good to find out WHICH key fits the lock?! For Easter, Thomas James Estate Agents in Ruddington have launched a special, free-to-enter, online version of their famous game – which has always proved such a hit at special events around our village. Associate Director, Denise Selwood, says: “Thomas James are proud of the outstanding effort the local community are putting into keeping everybody safe. Therefore, we want to give you the opportunity to win a prize! What better way than to play…

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Kids’ Easter Colouring Competition Goes On!

Early in March, RUDDINGTON.info helped new village estate and letting agents Benwell Daykin to launch their ‘Easter Colouring Competition’ – a bit of fun for local children of all ages in the run up to Easter for a chance to win various prizes, including lots of chocolate, of course! At the time, copies of the artwork were distributed to St Peter’s Junior School and James Peacock Primary School in the hope that as many village children as possible would take part. Since then, unfortunately both the Ruddington schools and Benwell Daykin‘s branch at…

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Kids’ Easter Colouring Competition

Children of all ages in Ruddington are being invited to take part in an ‘egg-citing’ competition in the run up to Easter for a chance to win various prizes – including lots of chocolate, of course! The ‘Easter Colouring Competition’ is the idea of new Ruddington estate and letting agents Benwell Daykin. General Manager Ricky Benwell explains: “Our company is very much a family orientated business and we believe that we should be as active in the village community as possible. Therefore we hope this competition enables us to introduce ourselves…

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Benwell Daykin Estate Agency Opens

Ruddington can now boast a new, independent estate agent and lettings agency – with the launch of Benwell Daykin at our former chemist’s shop at 12 High Street. Since RUDDINGTON.info revealed last October which business would be taking over these historic village centre premises, the necessary permissions have been obtained and a total refurbishment carried out in readiness for the official opening of the fresh and vibrant offices on January 6th. Co-owner Ricky Benwell, who grew up in the village and is the driving force behind the new venture, says:…

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Thomas James Moves

A Ruddington based business, which is more accustomed to moving others, has itself just relocated – but only to the other side of High Street! Thomas James has been a growing, independent estate agent, selling properties since 2003, and opened its flagship branch in Ruddington in 2007. Its ongoing success in our village and further afield has since led to the opening of five other branches across Nottinghamshire. The brand new, and rather more plush, Ruddington premises are now open on the corner with Charles Street – occupying part of the…

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The Changing Face of Our High Street

Ruddington’s historic village centre is currently undergoing some of the biggest remodelling in decades – with two major demolition and reconstruction projects now underway at either side of High Street. It’s hoped short term pain will lead to long term gain by enabling new businesses to trade from brand new purpose-built premises on the sites of both the former Thomas’s Greengrocers storage building and the old Barclay & Cook Convenience Store. Meantime there are changes underway at some of our existing High Street shops, too. Sadly one of these is the…

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