Ruddington Parish Council Meeting

It’s your monthly opportunity to find out what’s happening and have your say on what’s planned in our village. The meeting will start at 7.30pm and is held in St Peter’s Rooms. Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) meetings are open to all, and time is allocated for residents to share views on items that are on the agenda. Items under discussion tonight include agreeing RPC’s Budget for 2023-2024 and deciding on the Council’s response to the ‘Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan: Preferred Approach Consultation’. You can read more about the latter >>HERE<<. The agenda…

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‘Warm Welcome Spaces’ Agreed in Ruddington

Last month we reported how St Peter’s Church and Ruddington Parish Council were launching a village initiative to help those here who may struggle to both feed their families and heat their homes this winter. Whilst, thankfully, the Chancellor’s ‘Autumn Statement’ this week has left the current UK energy price caps in place throughout the coldest part of the year, already soaring gas and electricity costs are presenting a challenge for many in Ruddington. That’s why a public ‘Open Meeting’ was held in St Peter’s on October 18th 2022. Church member…

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New Chair Gets Ready For Remembrance

As Ruddington prepares for the annual Royal British Legion Parade and Service of Remembrance at our War Memorial, on Sunday 13th November 2022, the Ruddington and District Branch has a new Chairman. Malcolm R Greenberry (pictured above) was elected to the role in May this year following the sad passing of longstanding Chair, Ken Hicks. “Ken worked hard for the Branch, the county and Ruddington, and will be missed by many” says Mr Greenberry. “It was suggested to me that I might volunteer myself, which I did, and was voted in unanimously, with…

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Ruddington Writers’ Group

The Ruddington Writers’ Group is scheduled to meet every fortnight on a Friday. It is held in the Ruddington Library from 2pm to 3.30pm.  At the meeting a topic is chosen on the subject matter for a short story and when the group get together, two weeks’ later, they critique the shorts written by other members. Organiser Trevor Jones says if you’re interested in joining, please call him for a chat on 07395 266 056. If you’d like to find out what other groups meet at our local library, please drop in…

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U3A Monthly Meeting & Guest Speaker

Monday’s monthly meeting is run by our local U3A – University of the Third Age. It’s for “retired and semi-retired people to make new friends, keep active and learn together. Of course it’s not a university in the usual sense. It’s a university of life” says the Ruddington and District U3A. ‘Nottingham Street Pastors’ will be this month’s scheduled talk with guest speaker Lynne Miles. Non-members are always welcome. You can attend for free at the first session and the branch says “but must thereafter join to be entitled to attend further meetings”.…

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U3A Monthly Meeting & Guest Speaker

Monday’s monthly meeting is run by our local U3A – University of the Third Age. It’s for “retired and semi-retired people to make new friends, keep active and learn together. Of course it’s not a university in the usual sense. It’s a university of life” says the Ruddington and District U3A. This month’s scheduled guest talk will be ‘From Barrow to Baghdad and Back’ with Philip Caine. Non-members are always welcome. You can attend for free at the first session and the branch says “but must thereafter join to be entitled to attend further meetings”.…

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U3A Monthly Meeting & Guest Speaker

Monday’s monthly meeting is run by our local U3A – University of the Third Age. It’s for “retired and semi-retired people to make new friends, keep active and learn together. Of course it’s not a university in the usual sense. It’s a university of life” says the Ruddington and District U3A. This month’s scheduled talk will be on ‘Fire Prevention’ with guest Craig Langton. Non-members are always welcome. You can attend for free at the first session and the branch says “but must thereafter join to be entitled to attend further meetings”. Membership for…

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U3A Monthly Meeting & Guest Speaker

Monday’s monthly meeting is run by our local U3A – University of the Third Age. It’s for “retired and semi-retired people to make new friends, keep active and learn together. Of course it’s not a university in the usual sense. It’s a university of life” says the Ruddington and District U3A. This month’s scheduled Guest Speaker is Bob Massey on ‘The Biggest Worsted Mill’. Non-members are always welcome. You can attend for free at the first session and the branch says “but must thereafter join to be entitled to attend further meetings”. Membership…

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Seeking ‘Warm Spaces’ this Winter

Despite the turmoil within our Government continuing – with the appointment of a new Chancellor of the Exchequer one of the recent changes – thankfully the latest gas and electricity price caps and £400 household energy rebates are not yet among the policies being reversed by Downing Street. Nevertheless, the soaring cost of everything, not just our fuel bills, means some Ruddington residents will still struggle to both feed their families and heat their homes this winter.  The support website ‘Warm Welcome UK’ says: “There is an estimated £800 gap…

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Refurbished Ruddington Visitor Centre & Café Opens

The major work which started in January to upgrade the lakeside Education Centre and its associated facilities in Rushcliffe Country Park is now complete. As the sun shone down this morning {Wednesday 12th October},  The Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park, Rushcliffe Borough Councillors and other invited guests were among those attending the official opening to see all the improvements – including a permanent new café, the refurbished visitors’ centre and conference room, improved toilet facilities and additional landscaping. Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) says the work carried out here is the first phase of a series of…

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