Seeds and Strolling for Uganda

It’s now three years since we first found out that Ruddington’s last remaining public telephone box would be decommissioned – when BT Payphones announced its lack of use made it no longer viable to keep it in service. The Grade II listed, traditional, red, cast iron kiosk in front of the War Memorial on Church Street {pictured top left} is a Type K6 designed in 1935 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Because it’s an important heritage landmark, within our village Conservation Area, ideas were invited to put it to an alternative use through…

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Get Ready For Our Village Show

If you’re proud of something you’ve grown, produced or made then please don’t be shy! You’re invited to display it at this year’s Ruddington Village Show. It’s FREE to enter and you might even win a prize. This year, the annual village event run by Ruddington Gardeners’ Association (RGA) is being held on Saturday 17th September, in St Peter’s Rooms. It’s not just to do with horticulture, either. Categories include vegetables, flowers, preserves, photography, craft work and paintings – all arranged to make another colourful and stunning display on the day. Organiser…

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Where’s Ruddington’s Royal Oak Gone!?

So many concerned villagers have been contacting RUDDINGTON.info over the past fortnight, asking this question, we thought we’d better publish a quick update for you. As previously reported, Ruddington’s new ‘Royal Oak’ tree was kindly donated by villager Barbara Breakwell for Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) to plant on The Green during The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend. There was fanfare, ceremony and much interest as Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards was invited to do the tree planting on June Village Market day – alongside an attractive, stone-mounted plaque, already in situ. However, shortly…

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BioBlitz at Rushcliffe Country Park

Family and friends come to this free event to count the number of wildlife species living in our Country Park. On Sunday 3rd July, BioBlitz continues, between 10am and 5pm. BioBlitz is a fun way to find as many different type of plants and animals in the park in just one day and one night – which started yesterday evening, with the Bat walk and talk! Organisers explain that you’ll be able to do your own survey or accompany experts on walks, looking for birds, plants, dragonflies, insects, pondlife, etc. Friends of Rushcliffe Country…

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Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

A Royal Oak Tree, which has been growing in the garden of a former Ruddington Parish Councillor for a decade, has now taken pride of place on our village green; whilst one of Ruddington’s biggest employers has added a new Hornbeam Tree in its grounds at Ruddington Hall. These new trees (pictured above) are just the latest additions to ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’ in Ruddington to celebrate Her Majesty’s seventy years on the throne – with the former being planted by MP for Rushcliffe Ruth Edwards during the ‘Platinum Jubilee…

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Our Tree Planting Parish Councillors

Did you know Ruddington Parish Council has a new ‘Tree Planting Working Group’? It’s been formed to improve biodiversity and create spaces for nature within our village. Long before the announcement earlier this month about ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’ to mark her Platinum Jubilee, Councillors Graham Fletcher, Holly Law, Leo Lanzoni, Ken Piggott and Chloe Lewington had already decided to put their efforts into making Ruddington a more attractive place to live and work – although most of their own activities are limited to Parish Council land or property. Recently,…

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Pasture Lane Plants Pilfered

Rushcliffe Police say they’ve been made aware of the theft of several hanging baskets and potted plants from outside properties on the Pasture Lane estate in Ruddington. Officers report that the green fingered felons have been at work since Sunday, the 7th of May. However even before that, last Thursday, village resident Sarah Keep tweeted: “Someone has stolen my hanging basket in Ruddington. Keep yours safe!” The thefts appear to be happening overnight. Two large pots containing box trees were stolen in one Pasture Lane raid and would have been very heavy. Police think a…

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