Ruddington’s First Multi-Storey Car Park Opens

It was just over two years’ ago when RUDDINGTON.info reported plans to build a four-storey car park at Ruddington Fields Business Park. After a slight redesign during the planning approval process, it has now been officially opened. However, this parking is not for public use, but for staff and visitors to the headquarters of MHR Global – the Ruddington based HR, payroll and analytics provider. It’s part of a major building expansion project which began with the opening of ‘Wellington House’ – which houses MHR’s software teams. This was followed by a £3million refurbishment…

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Asher Lane Parking Plea

Safety concerns have been raised by local residents after a significant recent increase in visitors attempting to use Asher Lane to park for Rushcliffe Country Park. It seems the issue has been especially bad on Saturdays and Sundays – with drivers favouring access through our narrow village streets to try to park alongside the north eastern perimeter of the popular Ruddington green space rather than in the official car park off Mere Way. Sue Powdrill, who took these photographs for us, tells RUDDINGTON.info: “There is a constant queue of cars trying to…

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Community Centre Consultation

It’s almost a year since Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) announced it had completed the purchase of the former Youth & Community Centre site on The Green from Nottinghamshire County Council for use by our whole village community in the future. It has lain empty and disused since December 2016, with the main building having to be boarded up in 2018 (top) following repeated acts of vandalism. After lengthy negotiations, RPC Chairman Allen Wood finally received the keys from County Councillor Reg Adair eleven months’ ago amid great celebration and anticipation. He commented…

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More Double-Yellows For Ruddington?

Residents along Asher Lane without off-street parking will soon have fewer options for their vehicles if plans for new ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ restrictions go ahead. In fact, the proposals to put double-yellow lines along much of the narrow road, and also at its junctions with Distillery Street, Top Road and Musters Road, will come as no surprise to those who’ve battled long and hard against the new 175 home development there. That’s because they are to formally fulfil one of the planning conditions for the controversial Green Belt…

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Car Parking Charges Return at Country Park

After six weeks of visitors being able to enjoy FREE parking since the partial reopening of Ruddington’s country park facilities to visitors, Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) has announced its charges will resume soon. With the further, recent Government easing of COVID-19 Coronavirus restrictions, from Monday June 29th, the pay-and-display rate of £1 per day will be reintroduced – allowing a maximum 8 hour stay. Blue badge holders can still get 3 hours free within the 11 dedicated disabled spaces. Regular visitors to Rushcliffe Country Park can also buy an annual parking…

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New Ruddington Car Park To Open Soon

Ruddington’s first ever multi-storey car park is taking shape – with construction of the eco-friendly, four floor facility along Mere Way now well underway. The new car park is being built for HR and payroll software and services firm MHR by regional construction firm Stepnell. Although it is for employee use only, plans to increase the workforce there to 700 people mean more parking space is now needed. The extension of no parking restrictions around Ruddington Fields Business Park last year by Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) has only exacerbated this situation. Planning approval was…

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Vicarage Lane Closure

As the first Ruddington roadworks of 2020 begin, motorists who use a single access village centre road to get to the cemetery or on to their premises are being warned of disruption this week. On Tuesday 7th January and Wednesday 8th January Vicarage Lane is scheduled to be closed along its entire length for “plane and patch works”  by Nottinghamshire County Council. Via East Midlands informs us that essential access for vehicles will be maintained but that ‘no parking’ restrictions will be put into place. Drivers should also be aware that this…

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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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Asher Lane Parkers Beware!

Motorists who leave their cars down Asher Lane whilst visiting Rushcliffe Country Park are being warned about a spate of recent vehicle break-ins there. There’s an October update below*. PC Kelly Carlile of Rushcliffe Police advises: “There has been an increase in thefts from motor vehicles parked on Asher Lane. On most occasions items have been left on display. We will be increasing patrols in an effort to catch/deter the suspects. But can we take this opportunity to remind people not to leave items of value in the car and on show.” Nevertheless,…

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Proposal To Ease Village Parking Problems

For decades the thorny issue of parking in Ruddington has been rumbling on – with various suggestions over the years as to how it might be addressed. We have an ever increasing number of homes and therefore cars in our village. Many of these new properties are at quite a distance away from the historic village centre, which some residents will not consider walkable. Consequently the number of motorists trying to find spaces to park and shop (or use other services here) is at an all time high. The introduction…

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