Lockdown Bike Fixes

Meet Ruddington resident Julian Bentley! He is a self-employed maths tutor who, like many others, watched his normal workload drop away during ‘lockdown’ although continued to offer some Maths tutoring by video. Meantime, as lockdown began, Julian noticed a lot of new bicycle riders in and around the village – many of whom were having difficulties such as saddles set too low, insufficiently inflated tyres and so on. “I knew from spending three years as a cycle Instructor that a lot of new riders would have a knowledge gap around cycling…

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Waiting for Camelot!

Residents who, for years, have had to endure bone-shaking journeys up and down one of Ruddington’s worst roads finally have some good news! A full highway resurface has been agreed for all of Camelot Street – also extending into Shelton Gardens, Camelot Crescent, Swanson Court, Woodhouse Gardens and Brookside Road – which will tie in with previous resurfacing work carried out on the rest of the estate over two years’ ago. Team Manager Design (Maintenance) at Via East Midlands, Peter Topliss, explains: “The works were delayed for a couple of reasons. The scheme…

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Ruddington’s April Roadworks

Despite the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, there’s still highway maintenance and other work scheduled to take place on the roads in our village over the next few weeks. If you are still out and about, making essential journeys, please note these are as follows:- Until Monday 25th May 2020 – Hoarding 19m long x 2.2m high x 3m wide sited at number 2 High Street for building construction by Whytemac Limited – footpath closure plus restriction of parking and road width. Monday 20th April 2020 To Wednesday 22nd April 2020 – A60 Loughborough Rd,…

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Ruddington Roadworks

Highway maintenance and other works scheduled to take place in our village over the next few weeks, which are liable to disrupt traffic, are as follows:- Until Monday 25th May 2020 – Hoarding 19m long x 2.2m high x 3m wide sited at number 2 High Street for building construction by Whytemac Limited – footpath closure plus restriction of parking and road width. Monday 24th February to Thursday 27th February 2020 8.00am to 5.00pm  – two-way traffic signals to install new water connection on Easthorpe Street, between the junctions of Peartree Orchard and…

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Historic Footbridge To Be Closed For Repairs

One of Ruddington’s railway landmarks is set for a little TLC this week – to make sure it remains safe for the increasing number of pedestrians who now use it. ‘Fifty Steps Bridge’ over the Great Central Railway line was constructed well over a century ago (circa 1899) and still survives as a functioning footbridge to this day. This is despite the passenger line beneath it becoming a victim of Dr Richard Beeching’s cuts in 1963, and nearby Ruddington Station subsequently being demolished. Goods trains continued to pass along this…

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Brookside Autoservices

“Good quality work at competitive rates, not going over a quoted price, keeping customers well informed and getting jobs finished on schedule.” Those are the principles which have kept Brookside Auto Services doing brisk business in Ruddington for almost thirty years. Being a little hidden out of the way, round on Brookside Road, has meant that customer recommendations have always been important to their continuing success. Business partners Dave Pearson and John Dennis amalgamated their previous motor repair and servicing companies to create Brookside Auto Services in the early nineties.…

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