Ruddington Green Goes Green

Cyclists now have some further options to secure their bikes in our village centre, thanks to two double cycle racks just installed on The Green by Ruddington Parish Council. The idea of more robust bike racks for Ruddington, in addition to those outside the Co-op and the wall brackets attached to some existing shop fronts, was suggested by Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) as part of the ‘Traders’ Village Improvement Plan’. Julie Smith of RVCP explains: “It was felt that there was a lack of places near the High Street…

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Property of the Week

This week’s Thomas James Estate Agents featured Ruddington property is a recently refurbished, detached family home – with three bedrooms – dual aspect lounge – driveway and enclosed rear garden – now reduced to £350,000 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  Please note that, due to COVID-19, valuations and viewings are still being undertaken with the use of PPE…

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Ruddington Roadworks Return

After a ‘lull’ over the Christmas and New Year period, the road diggers will be out and about again in Ruddington over the coming weeks. Work by Severn Trent originally scheduled to take place at one of our busiest junctions last Sunday only (9th January) will now be taking place over two weekends this month. Thankfully this water connection work – at the crossroads of Loughborough, Kirk Lane and Flawforth Avenue – is still scheduled just on Sundays: the 16th and 23rd January. This means the disruption for motorists should be kept…

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Symmetry for Ruddington’s High Street

For the past couple of years there have been rather more businesses on one side of Ruddington’s main shopping street than the other, thanks to one or two departing traders and some major shop redevelopment work at the former Barclay & Cook store. Now that the last vacant shop unit on the eastern side of High Street is filled – the one previously occupied by Nottingham Building Society – we will get some ‘Symmetry’: not least because that’s the name of the Chiropractic business which will be starting there soon,…

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Buy To Let Investments

The Times newspaper had an article recently asking the question:  “Should I Invest in a Buy To Let Property in 2022?” They confidently replied with a resounding YES! …says Benwell Daykin. Two Nottingham postcodes occupied spaces one and two on their highest average yield locations in England, with NG7 giving 11.3% and NG1 giving 11.1% on average. Meanwhile, the same newspaper reports that banks are doing all they can to attract landlords in 2022 by offering low interest rates on buy-to-let mortgages (Mortgage Works, Nationwide’s buy-to-let arm, has a two-year…

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School Joy for St Peter’s Pupils

Children attending St Peter’s C of E Junior School are celebrating the news that they should be able to stay with their friends when they move up to ‘big’ school this September. It’s after the Principal of Rushcliffe School in West Bridgford confirmed that sufficient places for September 2022 have been made available for all Ruddington’s current Year 6 pupils. The announcement comes as music to the ears of families who were anxious that their kids might have to attend other secondary schools further afield instead, which happened to a number of Ruddington…

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Trio Arrested Following Ruddington Van Theft

Three suspected thieves have been caught, and two stolen vehicles recovered, after what Nottinghamshire Police are calling “fantastic police teamwork”. Members of the force’s city knife crime team were said to be on proactive patrol when they were alerted to a report of a van stolen from an address here in Ruddington. Searches were carried out after the van was later spotted in the Broxtowe Estate area of Nottingham. Officers found the van parked in Deepdene Close and started looking for suspects who ran off. A police dog and handler aided in…

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Property of the Week

This week’s Thomas James Estate Agents featured property is a characterful period detached home – originally three cottages – with four bedrooms – gardens front and rear with a detached garage – right in the centre of Ruddington – and a guide price of £695,000.  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  Please note that, due to continuing COVID-19 Coronavirus precautions, all valuations and viewings are…

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‘Ruddy Kind Acts’ Initiative Launches

For the past few Christmases, residents of Ruddington have benefitted from ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ – where a mystery benefactor and his helpers have posted hundreds of envelopes marked ‘R.A.K’, each containing £100 in cash to lucky local recipients in our village, Clifton and Silverdale. Some villagers even had a wad of money thrust at them whilst walking down the street! After the identity of the generous individual behind it was finally revealed in December 2021, it inspired creatives from the ‘Handmade in Rudd’ group to launch their own community initiative – dubbed ‘Ruddy Kind…

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Reported Crime Continues to Rise

The latest figures from Rushcliffe Police show there was another increase in incidents recorded by officers in Ruddington last month. Whilst numbers are still relatively low, there were 33% more offences logged for our village in December 2021 than the month before. Perhaps the most concerning involves a 12 year old child reportedly being bitten by “a large grey dog” on Vicarage Park – with police still trying to trace this potentially dangerous animal and its owner. Historically our former Sainsbury’s store on Dutton’s Hill was targeted frequently by shoplifters…

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