By Yourself On Christmas Day?

If so, you needn’t be! Ruddington Baptist Church is hosting another Christmas Day lunch for people who would otherwise be alone on December 25th. Organiser Gwynneth Owen says: “Residents of all ages are welcome – whether your family has flown the nest, they’re too far away, or it’s just ‘complicated’. Come and join us along with other folk for a warm and friendly get together on Christmas Day!” Doors will open at one o’clock for welcome drinks and nibbles – with Christmas dinner plus all the trimmings being served at…

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NG11 Foodbank launches Christmas Appeal

As new figures show a 13% increase in foodbank use in just six months, compared to this time last year, Ruddington’s local Foodbank is launching its Christmas Appeal. Clifton NG11 Foodbank is one of Nottingham’s busiest – and is preparing for a festive rush with a difference – from families worried about how to get through Christmas debt-free. NG11 Foodbank – which covers Clifton, West Bridgford and surrounding villages – is launching its annual, seasonal appeal amid fears that changes leading to delays to benefits payments will impact more low…

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Looking For Sweet Success

The renaissance of Ruddington’s village centre seems to be progressing nicely – with another independent trader who’s just set up her unique business at 14, High Street. The already colourful premises occupied by Julia’s Kitchen are now even more striking thanks to Sweetie Boutique, owned and run by Ruddington resident Sue Kosciekowski. Since relocating from Church Street, just over two years’ ago, Julia Towers found she’s had rather more space than she’s needed – even after all her cake making and party accessories were put on display. Therefore she was…

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Calm January – Mindfulness in Ruddington

After the madness of the festive period, it’s quite likely you’ll want to de-stress a little. Maybe you’ll even need a bit of help re-focusing your life into 2019? Ruddington mindfulness teacher Jakki Pritchard seems to have settled very well into her Tuesday evenings in the Old Chapel at the Framework Knitters’ Museum – where she’s already run two free taster sessions and two full mindfulness courses. She’s now organised a third programme there, early in the New Year, which will be her fourth in our village. Jakki says: “The Old Chapel…

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Pram Theft Among Latest Ruddington Crimes!

One of the most bizarre crimes revealed in Ruddington during the past month was a pram stolen from just outside a resident’s house. On the 27th of November, Cat Pickup reported the unusual theft from her property on Churchill Drive via social media. She said: “It was outside my door. He would’ve had to walk down my drive to get it! The more I think about it, the sadder I am about the whole situation and the more I want it back.” Unfortunately, despite Cat posting an image of the stolen…

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Ruddington’s Day with The Planning Inspector

December 4th 2018 could go down as the historic date which determined exactly how many hectares of our village Green Belt would be sacrificed for housing development over the following decade. After many years of consultation and confrontation, it’s the meeting that will determine whether the three Ruddington sites earmarked for new homes under Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Local Plan Part 2 {shown in BLUE above} are rubber-stamped – or otherwise – by the Government’s Planning Inspectorate. You can read the background to this long running saga elsewhere on the RUDDINGTON.info website –…

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Ruddington Traders’ Christmas Ad Launched!

A unique and musical Christmas commercial featuring staff from a dozen of Ruddington’s High Street retailers singing on location in tandem with Ruddington Community Choir – the first of its kind for our village – premiered today (Saturday 1st December) during the annual Christmas Fayre! Visitors to both the The Frame Breakers’ pub and St Peter’s Church {top photo} gathered to watch the debut public screenings of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” carol, #RuddyGood style. The several showings of the ninety second video throughout the afternoon even resulted in rounds of applause at the end!…

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Festive Launch For New Village Guide!

The new edition of Ruddington’s must have guide – now containing 37 places to visit on a #RuddyGoodDayOut – has just been published!  Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) facilitated the official launch at their High Street stall during today’s Christmas Fayre (Saturday 1st December) – handing out their Loyalty Cards along with the new ‘Ruddy Good Day Out’ booklets to passers-by. This 2018/19 version of the pocket-sized Nottingham City Transport (NCT) guide, produced in partnership with the RUDDINGTON.info website, highlights even more things you can see and do during a visit to our pretty…

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THIS MONTH’S OFFERS

Listed alphabetically by name, here are our village traders who are part of The Loyalty Scheme run by Ruddington Village Centre Partnership. Show your Loyalty Card to claim this month’s special offers* below (keep scrolling down!). DECEMBER’s #RUDDYGOODOFFERS 20% off all Ray-Ban Frames Amanda Findlay Eyecare 1A Charles Street NG11 6EF | Tel: 0115 921 2992 Free Tea or Coffee with Breakfast Apotheka 6 Wilford Road NG11 6EN | Tel: 0115 837 1151 10% off £65 Boiler Check/Service ARC Plumbing & Heating 5 Kempson Street NG11 6DX | Tel: 0115 921 2034 Half Price Aveda Conditioning Treatment just £5 …

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Full Steam Ahead for The Heritage Café!

As Father Christmas prepares to welcome thousands of excited youngsters and their parents aboard the annual “Santa Specials” at Ruddington’s Great Central Railway (Nottingham), the newly relaunched restaurant there will also be worth a visit this year. ‘The Heritage Café’ officially opens this Saturday (1st December) under the new management team of Karen Law and her partner Jim Goodinson. Karen is a former healthcare worker, with experience in catering, whilst Jim is a painter and decorator who’s currently helping out with the new venture. Both are already well known around The…

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