Ruth Wins Rushcliffe

As Conservatives across the country celebrate their party’s landslide victory in the 2019 General Election, there was no surprise for Ruddington – as the Tories easily retained a seat they’ve held here for the past 49 years. It was in 1970 that The Rt Hon Kenneth Clark {pictured above with Ruth} won them back the Rushcliffe Constituency from Labour’s Antony Gardner – with Mr Clarke serving as our MP ever since. After deciding to step down for this election, his replacement was Welsh cyber-security expert Ruth Edwards – who will now become our…

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Ruddington’s Festive Buses

As usual our village is being well served by public transport over the festive period – with only Christmas Day and New Year’s Day seeing no services at all. For the seventh year running, Ruddington is benefitting from Boxing Day buses, too, as Nottingham City Transport‘s Green 10 is running up to every half an hour throughout the day. NCT’s Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith said: “Boxing Day is an important day for the sales, but it’s also an important day for our employees to be able to spend time with their family and…

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General Election 2019 – Our Candidates

In a UK General Election with an outcome that’s very difficult to predict, one thing is for certain: by the end of this week, Ruddington will have a new representative at Westminster! Of course, that’s because “Father of the House” and Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe for the past 49 years, The Right Honourable Kenneth Clarke, has just retired at the age of 79. At the previous election on June 8th 2017 Mr Clarke secured 30,223 Conservative votes, with Labour in second place on 22,213 and the Lib Dems third with 2,759.…

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Uganda Calling!

It’s the end of an era for Ruddington – as our last remaining public telephone box has just been granted planning permission by Rushcliffe Borough Council for a rather interesting change of use. The Grade II listed, traditional, cast iron, red kiosk – in front of the War Memorial on Church Street – is a Type K6 designed in 1935 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Although an important heritage landmark for our village within the Conservation Area, BT Payphones decided that its lack of use made it no longer viable…

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‘Fork Handles’ Gets Connected

A small but state-of-the-art new property development in Ruddington will again be the cause of some good old-fashioned roadworks this week – as the site gets reconnected to the mains gas supply! The crumbling, former Bostock’s DIY shop at 70, Wilford Road, which closed in 2015, was bought by Ruddington’s Mascari Design Solutions Ltd and demolished two years’ ago to make way for two contemporary homes on the land – to be called ‘Fork Handles’ and ‘The Yard’ in tribute to their heritage. Since then a rather lengthy spell of construction work has been taking place –…

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Cockle Man Convalescing for Christmas

Villagers are being asked to offer support to one of Ruddington’s most famous residents – who is out of action again following an accident earlier this week. Dave Bartram is back in the Queens Medical Centre with broken ribs and a suspected broken sternum after the incident – reported by Nottinghamshire Live on Friday to be a car crash in Ruddington last Monday. However that story has now been removed from their website – apparently amid uncertainty as to exactly what happened. Regardless, it follows a run of bad luck…

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Thomas James Moves

A Ruddington based business, which is more accustomed to moving others, has itself just relocated – but only to the other side of High Street! Thomas James has been a growing, independent estate agent, selling properties since 2003, and opened its flagship branch in Ruddington in 2007. Its ongoing success in our village and further afield has since led to the opening of five other branches across Nottinghamshire. The brand new, and now rather more plush, Ruddington premises are on the corner with Charles Street – occupying part of the previous…

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Christmas at The Old Bakehouse Tearoom

Ruddington’s Old Bakehouse Tearoom is a cosy and welcoming place at any time of year. But, at Christmastime, owner Lesley Wells and her team always go that extra mile to add some festive cheer to both the surroundings and the menu. Lesley has been running the former Horspool’s Bakery Shop on Church Street for over seven years, fulfilling her dream of opening a traditional, village tea shop in later life. She set about completely refurbishing the interior in that vintage style, and her many customers from Ruddington and further afield continue…

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Have a Ruddy Good Christmas!

December is now upon us and festive plans at venues around our village are already well advanced. For the first time this year, these include two major events organised by Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP). RVCP‘s very first Christmas Makers’ Night is happening this Friday 6th December. Organised by their Ruddington Village Market team, over 40 artisan craft stalls will be hosted across three main village venues – The Cottage Hotel, The Frame Breakers and The White Horse Inn – as well as within numerous village centre shops, which are opening until late. You…

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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 festive offers* below (keep scrolling down!). DECEMBER 2019 #RUDDYGOODOFFERS  10% off Toasties Black Cat Café 24d High Street NG11 6EA | Tel: 0115 921 4747 5% Discount on all Jewellery; 15% off Gemstone Beads & Pearls    David Richards Jewellers 7 Church St NG11 6HA | Tel: 0115 984 7729 Mon-Wed after 5pm – 10% off food. Mon-Thur 12-2pm L4L sandwich, fries & drink from…

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