Private Renters – ‘Have Your Say’ on Damp and Mould

Ruddington residents in privately rented accommodation are being encouraged to complete a short, anonymous online survey on their living conditions and alert our local authority if living in a property with significant damp or mould problems. The survey is being carried out by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) to find out how prevalent the issues are in privately rented houses within our village and across the wider area. It says the results could help shape the way it works with landlords and tenants to manage the risks they can cause. The…

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Hope for the Housing Market as 2022 Draws to a Close

With the recent uncertainty in the housing market, it can be hard to know when the best time is to sell your property writes Ricky Benwell. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, upsizing or downsizing from your current property, keeping a close eye on the local market and house prices is always a good place to start. After a slow start to October, we have seen a recovery in both properties coming to the market and sales going through to completion. Following a rise in mortgage rates, there…

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‘Pay What You Can’ for Christmas

Ruddington’s community spirit is shining brightly this festive season, with another village initiative launched this week to help cash-strapped families and individuals cope with the spiralling cost of… virtually everything! Called ‘Pay What You Can’, it’s the idea of village centre trader Sarah Burton (pictured) from Phoenix Flowers. She explains: “With the cost of living, and Christmas coming up, I know a lot of families must be stressed and struggling right now. I was going through some bits to donate to charity the other day but had an idea… what if we…

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What’s Hot in Travel for 2023?

As we reach the end of 2022, I can honestly say this has been the best year for travel since 2019. We are at a point where you can book a holiday confident that you will get to travel. We know that we are going through a cost-of-living crisis which might affect your plans. Booking early gets you the lowest prices. Consider a payment plan so that you can pay a little each month towards your holiday. Some holidays such as cruises allow you to plan ahead to 2024 and…

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Animal Craftwork Sale

Support the festive fundraising sale in the Meeting Room of the Visitor Centre at Rushcliffe Country Park on Wednesday 7th December from 10am to 3pm. The event is by registered charity Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park (FoRCP). Resident volunteer carpenter Roger Byrne is holding an ‘Animal Craftwork Sale’ of carved items he’s made using his bandsaw – also his creative skill. Twenty percent of Roger’s sales on the day will go to FoRCP, which aims to develop and enhance our Country Park. The Friends own fundraising stall will also be there. You’ll see the…

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Christmas Fair

All the fun of the fair!  Festive attractions include a chocolate tombola, mulled wine, hook a reindeer, tinsel pull and lots of traders’ stalls. Join in the annual ‘Christmas Fair’ at the Friends of St Peter’s Junior School on Friday 2nd December from 6pm to 8pm. Adult entrance is £1 and children get in for FREE. >> CLICK << the poster for more details on the Christmas Fair: Friends of St Peter’s Junior School Ruddington is a registered charity “to support the school socially, culturally and financially. The Friends Of School group is known as FOS.” You can read about other Christmas events…

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Salvation Army Christmas Concert

You’re invited along to sing many of our favourite Christmas carols and enjoy the music of The Salvation Army Band at St Peter’s Church. The Christmas concert is on from 7.30pm on Thursday 1st December.  Entrance is FREE, and mulled wine and mince pies will be served, although donations to the Sally Army will be welcome. You can read about other Christmas events in Ruddington <<HERE<<. Disclaimer: RUDDINGTON.info publish all diary events in good faith and can’t be held responsible for any changes or cancellations of the activity. We run our calendar…

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Property of the Week

This week’s Thomas James Estate Agents featured property is a detached, two bedroomed bungalow – with low maintenance gardens – a driveway offering parking for a number of vehicles – a guide price of £300,000 to £310,000 – and with no upward chain.   You can view 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  Thomas James Estate Agents is located at 20, High St, Ruddington, NG11 6EH and open Monday to Friday…

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Ruddington’s Little Library

Local residents are certainly coming up with some imaginative ways of coping with the current cost of living crisis – and this latest one is good for our planet, too!  It has recycling at its heart and, as the name suggests, it won’t cost you a penny to use. You may already have spotted Ruddington’s ‘Little Free Library’ if you’ve headed along St Mary’s Crescent recently, without actually realising what this smart little wooden cupboard is all about, or what’s in it.  Of course, a closer inspection reveals the answer is books –…

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Ruddington Christmas Market

Ho, ho, ho! This month’s village market will be a major, festive family event – with over 100 indoor and outdoor stalls of gifts, food and drink. There’ll be children’s activities, also two covered pop-up bars and stages of live music. The Ruddington Christmas Market is on from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 3rd December in our village centre. It’s now organised by Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP). RVCP says: “In a change to the format from last year, the Christmas market moves away from the village green and on to the High Street…

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