Nottinghamshire’s 2.99% Council Tax Rise

Just over a fortnight ago RUDDINGTON.info reported that Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) would raise its share of our Council Tax by 3.2% in the next financial year. However, there’s now been an even more significant announcement affecting village residents – that Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) will hike up it’s share by almost 3% this April. The County Council’s portion – including its Adult Social care precept – accounts for around three quarters of our bill – dwarfing the amounts we must pay to RBC, Nottinghamshire Police, The Combined Fire Authority…

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Ruddington Roadworks

Highway maintenance and construction works taking place in our village over the next few weeks, which are liable to disrupt traffic, are as follows:- Saturday 27th February to Wednesday 3rd March – High Street near the Easthorpe Street & Church Street junctions – cabling work by BT with some carriageway incursion – caution required. Extended until 16.30 hours Sunday 28th February 2021 – Closure of Musters Road – at its junction with Western Fields – Phased work 50 metres either side of junction of Western Fields (one side at a time)…

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Property of the Week

This week’s Thomas James Estate Agents‘ featured Ruddington property presents a rare opportunity to purchase mixed residential & business premises in a prime village centre location – currently two commercial units and two flats – with a small patio area at the rear and two garages – priced at £295,000.   You can either scroll down or view the full details of this property in a new browser window >>HERE<<. Please contact Thomas James Estate Agents directly for more information, or to arrange a viewing, by ‘phoning 0115 984 4660 or emailing ruddington@tjea.com …

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Green Light for New Footbridge

Trustees at Hareham Gardens Allotments have received the go-ahead to build a new bridge across their brook. It’s welcome news for the many gardeners who use it, since the current wooden bridge linking the 62 plots (pictured above with Plot 4 in the background) has begun to rot, leading to fears it may soon become unsafe. It’s set to be replaced with a ‘long-life’ concrete bridge. Funding for the project has been secured from The National Lottery Community Fund, The Jones 1986 Trust and with help from Ruddington’s Rushcliffe Borough Councillors,…

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The Bottle Top – Specialist Beer & Eco Shop

Yet again this pandemic, villagers are relying on Ruddington’s The Bottle Top to keep them stocked with essential items now that the toughest, national restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19 are back in place. Whilst the new wave of Coronavirus and a third ‘lockdown’ have forced some of our village shops to close yet again, husband and wife team Anthony and Alex Preston are continuing to provide us with all their usual supplies. These include plastic-free fruit and veg, dried zero waste goods such as rice, nuts and oats, local pastries…

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Government Adds to Pothole Pot

It’s hoped Ruddington’s roads might benefit from a central Government boost to local maintenance funds to speed up much needed pothole repairs. Nottinghamshire County Council has announced it has been awarded £8.28million specifically for fixing road craters in Nottinghamshire as part of the Department for Transport’s £2.5billion ‘Pothole Fund’. This is in addition to an existing allocation of £22.57million for general highway maintenance across the county. Cllr John Cottee, Chairman of the council’s Communities and Place Committee, says: “We welcome this investment from the Department of Transport. We know that potholes are a large…

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Ruddington Roadworks

Highway maintenance and construction works taking place in our village over the next few weeks, which are liable to disrupt traffic, are as follows:- Tuesday 16th Feb, 8.00am to 1.00pm – ‘Stop and Go’ boards with brief periods of ALL STOP on High Street – W R Bloodworth crane in roadway to lift materials for new shop/office development (top photo) – Footway remains closed until May 31st 2021. Wednesday 24th February 9.30am to Friday 26th February at 11.59pm – Two way traffic signals on Wilford Road from the the Junction of Paget…

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Property of the Week

This week’s Thomas James Estate Agents‘ featured Ruddington home is a mid town house with two bedrooms and additional loft room – offering off-road parking plus fully enclosed rear garden with workshop – priced at £215,000.   You can either scroll down or view the full details of this property in a new browser window >>HERE<<. Please contact Thomas James Estate Agents directly for more information, or to arrange a viewing, by ‘phoning 0115 984 4660 or emailing ruddington@tjea.com  If you purchase a residential property before 31st March 2021, you only start to…

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It’s a Shop Swap!

The question of what is to replace Ruddington’s former Sainsbury’s Local on Dutton’s Hill was answered this week – when a new banner (pictured above) appeared outside. Dutch retailer SPAR is soon to move into 12-14 Wilford Road – having itself been replaced by a Sainsbury’s On The Go only last summer at our Loughborough Road filling station. So, effectively, the store chains will have swapped village shops – although the former Grice’s premises are slightly larger and therefore should allow for a more comprehensive range of stock. Ruddington’s new SPAR outlet…

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Rushcliffe’s 3.2% Council Tax Rise

At a time when the Coronavirus pandemic means even more Ruddington families are struggling to make ends meet, Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) has announced it intends to increase its share of our Council Tax by 3.2% in the next financial year. This is despite the current UK inflation rate standing at just 0.6% and with most bank and building society interest rates for savers even lower than that. The hike proposed at the Cabinet Meeting last night (9th February 2021) would mean householders paying £147.36 for a typical ‘Band D’…

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