Please Keep Your Social Distance!

When socialising, handshakes and friendly hugs are such a normal part of most Ruddingtonians’ lives, the seismic shift required in most aspects of our daily behaviour during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic is certainly creating some challenges. Until a few weeks’ ago no one even knew what ‘social distancing’ was, yet humans across the planet are now being required to do it – to minimise the risk of them becoming infected or infecting others. The seriousness of the situation was reflected in Boris Johnson’s shutdown – then lockdown – of our everyday…

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Ruddington Businesses Still at Your Service!

Boris Johnson’s Monday night announcement that all high street shops selling ‘non-essential’ goods must stop trading straight away, as part of the Government’s ever tightening controls to contain the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, has obviously had a huge extra impact on our normally thriving village. Our pubs, cafés and restaurants had already been forced to close last Friday – but some initially launched takeaway menus. Even with the latest movement restrictions, the Government says selling takeaway food is still acceptable so long as social distancing measures are in place. However, most…

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Ruddington – PLEASE STAY AT HOME!

We are now experiencing the most dramatic change to village life in living memory as part of the global fight against the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. In a move that would have been unthinkable here just weeks ago, the latest UK Government announcement says that, from today (Tuesday 24th March), we should now all remain in our homes other than for buying food, health reasons or essential work. This restriction will last for at least three weeks and is to be enforceable by law – including through fines and…

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Post Office Remains Open for Key Services

Ruddington Post Office will continue to open – on weekday mornings – to help out residents and businesses still requiring its main services during the current COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that all high street shops selling non-essential goods must stop trading straight away, as part of the Government’s fight to contain the virus, initially the business had decided to close as well – “to help the lockdown” – with essential services being offered only by appointment. However, postmaster Soham Patel tells us: “We have decided to slightly change our arrangement to accommodate…

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Ruddington Play Area Closed by Coronavirus

Rushcliffe Borough Council has has now sealed off the play area at Rushcliffe Country Park until further notice. The closure – which came into force at 3pm today (Monday 23rd March) – is in light of the rapid spread of the potentially lethal COVID-19 Coronavirus across our region. The new restriction is in line with the latest central government attempts to reduce the transmission of the virus. It’s thought the Council’s sudden decision may have been prompted by visitors flocking to our Country Park over a sunny, spring weekend – with…

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Feast of February Roadworks!

Subject to favourable weather conditions, various highway works are scheduled to take place in our village during the first half of this month which are liable to cause delays and disruption for drivers and for Ruddington bus services. Starting this Monday, 3rd February, work by Severn Trent to install a water connection to the new ‘Willow Court’ property development on Easthorpe Street, approximately 150m west of the A60 Loughborough Road junction means two-way traffic signals are set to be in use for up to four days from 8.00am to 5.00pm. This will be followed from Monday 10th…

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New Double Yellow Lines for Business Park

Parking will be prohibited along at least one side of the road right around Ruddington’s Business Park if plans by Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) get the go-ahead. Extensive, new Double Yellow Lines for Mere Way (main photo) and The Avenue are being proposed after numerous requests to NCC to address issues with obstructive parking there. The Council says ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ restrictions should improve access along the route – especially for larger vehicles including NCT’s Green 10C/10X buses. Additionally, it is proposing further Double Yellow Lines along parts of Camelot…

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