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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‘Help My Street’ Reaches Ruddington

A new online platform – which aims to make both becoming a volunteer and requesting help in Ruddington a simple, safe and effective process – is being launched this weekend. Although Help My Street is a national, not-for-profit Community Interest Company, the team who mobilised volunteers in our village to help our vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 ‘lockdown’ has worked alongside Ruddington Parish Council to develop a dedicated Ruddington homepage – the first village in Nottinghamshire to have one. This will allow people from our community to register to help others in…

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Ruddington COVID-19 Volunteers Recognised

Rushcliffe Councillors are presenting bouquets of flowers to volunteers across the Borough this week as a ‘thank you’ for assisting fellow residents during COVID-19 whilst reflecting National Volunteer Week (June 1st to 7th). Alex Broughton and Sue Matthews {pictured above} of Ruddington Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group have received some beautiful blooms from Phoenix Flowers to recognise their fantastic efforts helping villagers in need during the Coronavirus outbreak. They were nominated for the accolade by Ruddington Councillors Cllr Mike Gaunt, Cllr Jennifer Walker and Cllr Gary Dickman – who themselves have been closely involved in…

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Reaching Out in Ruddington During the Pandemic

By now every household in our village should have had a leaflet like this through their letterbox. Its aim is to ensure that even our elderly and vulnerable residents, who’re not internet savvy, are aware of the help and support available in Ruddington to get them through the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. As previously reported, it follows a ‘Community Call Up’ from Laura Ratcliffe of Ruddington Mums just over a week ago, when she asked residents who knew of any people in our village who would struggle, if required to self-isolate due to…

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Schools Out on Friday!

Working parents in Ruddington have now got another potential headache – as all schoolchildren will be sent home for an indefinite period on Friday (20th March) due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced this afternoon that all Schools in England and Wales will close at the end of this week – except for those looking after the children of key workers and vulnerable children – such as those who might go hungry without their daily school meals. Education secretary Gavin Williamson has also said school exams will not…

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Ruddington Rallies Community to Cope with Coronavirus

As every news update brings us more alarming news about the spread of COVID-19 around the UK, and as measures suggested by the government become more and more stringent to try to prevent this, Ruddington has already come together in a quite astonishing way to help out those in our community who are elderly or vulnerable. The impacts of the virus first began to be felt in our village around a week ago when some shoppers started panic buying. Then we reported on the ‘Community Call Up’ just before the…

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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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Traffic In The Village

Ruddington’s traffic problems are always a controversial subject. Long standing gripes such as continuing to allow parking on Dutton’s Hill were supplemented last year with outrage caused by the unexpected permission for 175 new houses off Asher Lane – possibly leading to traffic lights on High Street. Most recently we’ve seen the controversial approval of residents-only parking for most of Charles Street and Parkyns Street during village shopping hours. Even roads around our Business Park are now due to be to be decorated with a mass of double yellow lines.…

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Ruddington Tree Wardens Wanted

An appeal has been launched by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) for environmentally minded Ruddington residents to apply to become tree wardens – and ensure the trees in our village are protected and nurtured. Tree wardens are volunteers appointed by Parish Councils to champion local trees and woods, involve fellow residents in tree projects and protect local trees by reporting early signs of insect pests, disease and vandalism. The initiative follows RBC’s free tree scheme last year – which saw over 1,600 trees given to residents and Parish Councils to plant in…

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Hike in Our Council Tax Likely

Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) is defending its proposals to increase Council Tax by double the rate of inflation – blaming ongoing reductions in Government funding, combined with a spiralling demand for social care services. Councillor Richard Jackson, Chairman of its Finance and Major Contracts Committee, said: “We’ve made significant progress in reducing the budget deficit we inherited when taking office in 2017 but it is fair to say that making savings is getting tougher each year – and will continue to do so. Regrettably, it appears that we will have no choice…

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