Leake & Ruddington Stays Blue

Conservatives have taken both Nottinghamshire County Council seats for Leake & Ruddington in Thursday’s local elections. The Tory candidate has also been voted in as Nottinghamshire’s new Police & Crime Commissioner*. Reg Adair retained his long held Council seat for the Conservative Party in the 6th May poll, with his new running mate Matt Barney becoming a County Councillor for the first time following the retirement of former Conservative Councillor Andrew Brown. Before the election, 44 year-old Matt, who lives in Sutton Bonington, said: “I am truly honoured to have the opportunity to stand for my…

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Our Local Election Candidates

Whilst some Ruddington residents have already cast their votes by post for this Thursday’s elections, others may still be undecided about who would best represent our village on Nottinghamshire County Council. If you’re among the latter, please read on… For Leake & Ruddington there are seven candidates on the ballot paper for May 6th 2021 representing five political parties – two each for the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, and Labour & Co-operative, and one for The Green Party. We should vote for up to two of these candidates. For the Conservative Party: Standing again is Reg Adair,…

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Ruddington’s County Candidates for 2021

Although we’ve not even reached Christmas yet, the selection of candidates who’ll battle it out in next year’s Nottinghamshire County Council elections has already begun. The vote will be taking place on May 6th 2021 with current Ruddington representative Reg Adair standing again for the Conservative Party. However, with Andrew Brown standing down after two decades due to retirement, Mr Adair’s new Conservative running mate has been announced as Matt Barney. 44 year-old Matt says: “I am truly honoured to have the opportunity to stand for my local community in next year’s election.…

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Public Consultation Starts on ‘Unitary Status’

Which authority has the job of overseeing many different aspects of life in Ruddington could change dramatically if Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) gets its way. Today (Monday 21st September) the authority has launched its own online ‘consultation’ – because it says it “…wants to know what residents and organisations across Nottinghamshire think about council services and how they could best serve local people, their families and their communities going forward.” NCC’s proposal is for a new, ‘unitary’ council to deliver services in Nottinghamshire. To have your say you’re invited to share your…

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Two More Parish Councillors Sought

Ruddington Parish Council is again looking for community-minded villagers to come forward to fill two vacancies – after a couple of its newer councillors stepped down. Empty seats have been left in Camelot Ward and Manor Ward – following the resignations of Yvonne Lishman and Sarah Godfrey respectively. Their departures follow a relatively stable period for the Council after a raft of resignations during 2016 and 2017. Yvonne had been a Parish Councillor since June last year but Sarah only for the past six months. Both have stated they are quitting due to work…

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And Then There Were Four…

… That’s the number of vacancies on Ruddington Parish Council following ANOTHER resignation this week. This time it’s a Councillor who has only served for seventh months. Robin Crinage states: “I feel I am unable to carry out my role of Parish Councillor as I would want to due to my commitments.” This latest departure comes less than two weeks after no one came forward to contest empty seats in Easthorpe Ward and Manor Ward (which will now be filled by co-option) and only a week after Flawford Ward Councillor John Noble stood down,…

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Elections 2017 – Reg is Returned

Ruddington remains “true blue” following yesterday’s Nottinghamshire County Council elections. After the count this morning it was revealed that BOTH the councillors for the new, expanded “Leake & Ruddington” Electoral Division were the Conservative party candidates – between them securing 57.05% of the vote. Bradmore based councillor Reg Adair (above) continues his 12 year run representing Ruddington at County Hall. He is now joined by fellow Conservative Andy Brown (right) of East Leake – who previously represented Soar Valley. This result means that locally the Tories increased their share of the vote by 12% compared with the 2013 election – despite six…

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New Council Clerk

Ruddington Parish Council is welcoming Claire Dorans as its new Clerk. Claire, who actually started work with RPC on Monday the 20th of March, has held posts in Local Government for over 16 years, initially at Melton Borough Council and more recently at Asfordby Parish Council. Claire is shadowing current Clerk to the Council, Gary Long, until he retires at the end of May. Says Claire: “I thoroughly enjoy working in Local Government. Ruddington is a lovely village and I am looking forward to meeting the Councillors, residents and local business owners through the course of my…

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“Pinksy” for Parish Council

Mark Pinks says he is “humbled” to have won the Ruddington Parish Council By-Election held to fill the vacant seat in Camelot Ward. Following the vote, on the 23rd February at the Village Hall, the results were: 1st: Mark Pinks: 120 votes 2nd: Yvonne Lishman: 94 votes 3rd: Ian Wilson: 87 votes Mark Pinks is therefore elected as the new councillor for Camelot Ward. “Pinksy” is an IT professional who has lived and worked in Ruddington since 2005. He and his partner have three children, one of whom attended both village schools. Mark is a…

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The Three Candidates for Camelot

In an era where co-option has become the norm to get new representatives onto Ruddington Parish Council, for February’s by-election to fill the vacant Camelot Ward post there are no less than THREE candidates standing! After Friday’s deadline, RPC revealed that nomination papers were received from prospective councillors Yvonne Lishman, Mark Pinks and Ian Wilson. RUDDINGTON.info asked the three nominees to have their say about the village issues which are most important to them.  This is what they told us: YVONNE LISHMAN “I’ve lived in Camelot Ward for 30 years and have seen…

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