New Year, Longer Market!

As Ruddington Village Market prepares to celebrate its fourth birthday, the team behind it has revealed visitors will have even more time to browse the many stalls in 2023. From February 4th onwards, our monthly market on The Green will open from 9.00am all the way through to 2.00pm – an hour and a half longer than previously. It’s envisaged there will still be around seventy independent stalls on the first Saturday of each month, comprising businesses from the village plus many visiting traders. Additionally, there’s a ‘Charity of the…

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Ruddington’s Fight Against Food Waste

Representatives from Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) have been in Ruddington today to see at first hand the impressive progress made by a village initiative launched last Easter with the primary aim of reducing food waste in our community. Since then, project founders Carol Jaggers, Gwen Eyre and their volunteers have been opening the doors of ‘The Ruddington Pantry’ twice a week to hand out good quality, surplus food, free of charge from local food retailers (especially Ruddington Co-op) plus village gardeners and restaurants. Residents have also been encouraged to donate to the…

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Help Shape Ruddington’s Future in 2023

Whilst most residents think Ruddington is still a great place to live, complaints are frequently seen on social media and elsewhere about the significant amount of new house building that’s been permitted in and around our village. Inevitably our growing population is resulting in an increase in local traffic, a lack of public parking, the over-stretching of our existing facilities such as schools and doctors, and a general strain on our fundementally ‘Victorian’ era infrastructure. It’s also having a significant impact on our ‘natural’ environment – as precious former Green Belt land…

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What’s Happening With The White Horse Car Park?

A Ruddington pub boss says he was ‘shocked’ that Parish Councillors did not wish to renew a popular, long-running scheme to provide much needed extra parking in our village centre. To address the increasing difficulty in finding a space, an agreement was reached back in 2014 between Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) and The White Horse Inn that the left hand side of their car park could be used by village shoppers from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. This has been the case until recently – when RUDDINGTON.info was alerted…

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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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Have Your Say on Ruddington’s Polling Stations

Rushcliffe Borough Council is asking residents for their views on its polling districts and polling places when we vote in local, regional and national elections. A consultation period has begun, inviting comments on where polling stations are located and the ease of accessing them for those with a disability. For Ruddington, this currently means either our Village Hall on Wilford Road (pictured top) or St Peter’s Rooms on Church Street (pictured bottom), depending upon where we live. Hundreds of new-build houses in Ruddington are increasing the number of eligible voters on our…

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Ruddington Remembers The Queen

Since last Thursday’s very sad and rather unexpected news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, residents, businesses and organisations here in Ruddington have been paying their respects in different ways. Tributes have flooded in online and in person to express our local grief, love and admiration for Britain’s longest ever reigning Monarch, whose Platinum Jubilee was celebrated so magnificently in our village just three months before her death, at the age of 96. Among the first of these tributes, last Friday (9th September), all 370 pupils and…

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That’s a Good Sign!

Former Parish Councillor Barbara Breakwell is well known for her proactivity in Ruddington, over very many years; helping to run various groups, assisting villagers and businesses to solve numerous problems, addressing traffic issues, and generally making life in Ruddington better for us all. From ‘Ruddington Fun’ – to a James Peacock School Governor – to being the driving force behind getting a safe, new footpath for Pasture Lane residents – to the new Ruddington & District U3A – to donating her own special Royal Oak tree for The Green during the…

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Elite Ruddington Cyclist Prepares for ‘The Tour of Britain’

It’s now just one more month before the UK’s leading cycling event heads back to Nottinghamshire and passes right through the centre of Ruddington. As in 2018, on Thursday September 8th villagers will again be able to line our streets to enjoy the spectacle of over one hundred of the world’s best riders competing near the start of Stage Five of The ‘Tour of Britain’  – as it wends its way 116.2 miles from West Bridgford to Mansfield that day. Hoping to be among those elite cyclists is Ruddington’s very…

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