Join Ruddington’s Big Purple Party

Don’t worry – there’s nothing political or Brexit-related going on here! Rather, ‘The Big Purple Party’ is an opportunity to help Nottinghamshire Hospice paint the village purple with friends, family and colleagues to help funds for local hospice care. Ruddington shop manager, Colette Priest, explains: “The party is to promote the Hospice and the work it does with terminally ill clients. Purple is our background colour hence, all this week, people at all our nine shops are dressing up in purple (like volunteer Sandy Malty, pictured top). Also we’re asking…

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New High Speed Trains for Ruddington!

The 125 Group has announced that two very special diesel trains will soon be joining the fleet of heritage locomotives here in Ruddington. It’s revealed two former Midland Mainline power cars will be coming to GCRN – Great Central Railway (Nottingham) on a permanent basis thanks to leasing company Porterbrook. Production Inter-City 125 high speed trains 43048 (pictured above) and 43089 owned by Porterbrook (currently operated by East Midlands Railway) will BOTH be handed over at the end of their careers in front line service. They’ll then be based here and begin running passenger trips…

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Ruddington Makes Awards Shortlist

A hard working village community group and our newest high street shop are both in the running for one of this year’s Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards. Organised by Rushcliffe Borough Council, and co-promoted by West Bridgford Wire, the annual community accolades celebrate volunteers, businesses, clubs, organisations, environmentalists, sports teams and athletes in the district and the best of its health and wellbeing and food and drink sectors in eleven categories. Even though the full shortlist isn’t officially announced until next week, we can reveal that Ruddington is up for a gong in…

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Ruddington Bus Operator Up For FOUR National Awards

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) is celebrating after being short-listed for 4 UK Bus Awards, including ‘City Operator of the Year’, which could see the company crowned the best bus operator in the UK for a record breaking fifth time! NCT, which runs Ruddington’s Navy 3 and Green 10 services has been shortlisted for: Engineer of the Year: Jake Moore Unsung Hero: Sheila Swift Top National Driver: Jatinder Kumar City Operator of the Year Last year, Aaron Johnson was crowned Top National Bus Driver, NCT won City Operator of the Year and also…

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Councillors Vote to Rescind Ruddington’s Green Belt

It’s just over a week since we revealed that FOUR Green Belt areas around the edge of our village had been given the Government Planning Inspector’s blessing to be sacrificed for at least 525 new houses. In his report, Senior Inspector Philip Lewis BA (Hons) MA MRTPI concluded that Rushcliffe’s Local Plan Part 2, as submitted for examination, was “legally compliant and sound, subject to a number of modifications” he has recommended. None of these recommendations involved removing any houses from Ruddington’s quota! At the Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) ‘Extraordinary Meeting’ called last night (Tuesday…

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Ruddington Artist Seeks Ruddington Artists

A call is going out to amateur ‘arts and crafters’ who may be keen to form an active ‘Art & Craft Society’ in our village. It’s an initiative being led by Ruddington resident Chris Marriott. He’s currently testing the water to see if those engaged in what can often be a rather solitary occupation might like to become more sociable – and also be able to showcase their work more effectively. Chris says: “We would meet once a month to discuss our interests and my intention would be to present…

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Man Arrested Following Incidents at Ruddington Stores

A man is in police custody in connection with a robbery and an attempted robbery at our village supermarkets. Rushcliffe Police report that a man entered Sainsbury’s Local on Dutton’s Hill (above) at about 5.40pm yesterday (Saturday 5 October 2019). He demanded a cashier should open the till – but ran off empty handed after the cashier sounded an alarm. About 10 minutes later a man entered Ruddington Co-op on Church Street. He went over to the till and asked for some items. As the till was opened he grabbed…

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Police Report Record Haul During Knife Amnesty

Community support is being acknowledged in helping Nottinghamshire Police recover a record number of weapons during the nationwide ‘Operation Sceptre’ week of action last month. Officers reveal that, across our county, more than 1,000 weapons were taken out of circulation. 949 were handed in through the knife amnesty, between the 16th and 22nd September, and the rest through weapons sweeps, targeted operations and stop and search activity. Inspector Craig Berry of Rushcliffe Police reports that a number of knives were handed in to West Bridgford Police station – whilst a machete was recovered in…

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Freedom Dance & Performance

Did you know that Ruddington boasts its very own ‘Fame’ school? The rather understated purple doorway leading into Number 7, Charles Street, may not seem quite as salubrious as the famous ‘High School of Performing Arts’ in New York City did back in the ’80s. But Ruddington’s ‘Freedom Dance & Performance’ has always aimed big – and consequently has found perhaps rather more than its fair share of ‘Fame’ along the way!? Principal Stacey Green is a fully qualified I.S.T.D teacher with years of experience both as a performer and choreographer. She launched ‘Freedom’ in…

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THIS MONTH’S OFFERS

Listed alphabetically by name, here are our village traders who are currently 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!). OCTOBER 2019 #RUDDYGOODOFFERS  10% off our Homemade Chicken Pie with Mash and Green Peas Black Cat Café 24d High Street NG11 6EA | Tel: 0115 921 4747 5% Discount on all Jewellery. 10% discount reward for new customer recommendation David Richards Jewellers 7 Church St NG11 6HA | Tel: 0115 984 7729 Mon-Wed after 5pm – 10% off food. Mon-Thur…

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