Ruddington Receives £5,000 of Emergency Funding

Volunteers in Ruddington are celebrating securing a slice of the Nottinghamshire County Council cash which has been allocated to help support communities during the COVID-19 crisis. The first round of County Council funding – so far worth more than £260,000 overall – has just been awarded to 85 groups helping vulnerable Nottinghamshire residents through the Coronavirus pandemic. £5,000 from that pot is coming to our village. ‘The Nottinghamshire £1m Community Fund’ forms part of the Council’s response to provide advice and support for communities during the unprecedented outbreak. Eligible groups can each apply…

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Do YOU Know a Ruddington Community Hero or Heroine?

Nottinghamshire County Council has launched its biannual search for people who go the extra mile for a neighbour, an organisation or our local community. Chairman Kevin Rostance (pictured above with winners and nominees from last year) is appealing for nominations for this Spring’s ‘Nottinghamshire Community Heroes’ – giving villagers chance to put Ruddington on the map. Councillor Rostance said: “I am delighted to launch the next round of our Community Hero Award. The award gives us the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful people of Nottinghamshire and say thank you to many unsung…

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Parish Council Buys Community Centre

Ruddington Parish Council has announced it has now completed the purchase of the former Youth & Community Centre site on The Green from Nottinghamshire County Council for use by our community in the future. It’ll be considering options on how to use the building (pictured above, in 2017, before it was targeted by vandals) and consulting with residents and local businesses in due course. In the short term, the Council says it intends to make use of the Community Centre’s parking spaces to help ease parking issues within the village…

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Expect Kirk Lane Delays

Motorists are facing peak time delays on one of Ruddington’s busiest routes up until this weekend. A burst water main today (28th August) on Kirk Lane means that 24-hour two-way temporary traffic signals have been put in place to control traffic whilst Severn Trent Water carries out repairs to the pipe beneath the road. According to Via East Midlands, this leak could take until this Friday (30th August) to fix. In the meantime, drivers are likely to be held up during busy periods. As the work is adjacent to the…

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Digging Holes Could Cause Delays!

Drivers using Wilford Road in and out of Ruddington over the next three days are being warned they could face queues due to temporary traffic lights. Nottinghamshire County Council is digging “4 Trial Holes to identify existing services” alongside the B680 just out of Ruddington beyond Sellors’ Recreation Ground. If approved by Rushcliffe Borough Council, and released from the Green Belt by the Government Planning Inspectorate, this is where the access road to Bloor Homes‘ proposed new housing estate would be. Two-way temporary signals are liable to cause delays for…

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Hike in Our Council Tax Likely

Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) is defending its proposals to increase Council Tax by double the rate of inflation – blaming ongoing reductions in Government funding, combined with a spiralling demand for social care services. Councillor Richard Jackson, Chairman of its Finance and Major Contracts Committee, said: “We’ve made significant progress in reducing the budget deficit we inherited when taking office in 2017 but it is fair to say that making savings is getting tougher each year – and will continue to do so. Regrettably, it appears that we will have no choice…

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Council to “Dispose of” Village Youth Centre

Our former Ruddington Youth and Community Centre has now officially been put up for sale by owners Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC). This substantial building on The Green was most recently a fitness centre run by Project Body UK – the organisation selected by the County Council to take over the running of the former Young People’s Centre in 2014 when spending cuts meant that NCC could no longer afford to run it themselves. After reintroducing youth provision during the summer of 2016, the new tenants found they could not make it pay commercially. It has lain…

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Flawforth Lane Closed Again This Week

Ruddingtonians are being reminded that yet another closure of Flawforth Lane is taking place this week – scheduled for five days from Monday 22nd October at 8.00am until Friday 26th October at 5.00pm. It’s so that Severn Trent Water can make a new connection at Barn Farm “…from a point 1250 metres east of its junction with A60 Loughborough Road in an easterly direction for a distance of 2000 metres.” A spokesperson has confirmed that this is a FULL road closure, including for cyclists and pedestrians – although emergency access will be…

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Flawforth Lane to Close Yet AGAIN!

It’s been announced that one our key village access routes will need to be closed for yet MORE roadworks – despite already having been shut to traffic for over THREE MONTHS at the end of last summer and then for a further three weeks Ruddington-bound this January! A NEW notice warns that a closure of Flawforth Lane will be needed again at “Barn Farm” for five days from Monday 22nd October at 8.00am until Friday 26th October at 5.00pm. It’s so that Severn Trent Water can make a new connection…

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Would YOU Want a Public Right of Way Here?

Ruddington residents who face having a new footpath and cycleway just feet from their homes say they were not properly consulted during the protracted planning process. Wayne Swift and his family live in one of the homes on Old Station Road {pictured top} which will be impacted by the route of this new public right of way. It’s set to be squeezed in at property level between the house boundaries {to the right of the existing fence} and the Clifton Road embankment. Wayne told us: “All those that want the…

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