National Recognition for Ruddington Café Owner

One hundred specially invited female entrepreneurs have celebrated their achievements at an exclusive reception in the House of Lords hosted by f:Entrepreneur – and Julie Smith who owns The Black Cat Café on High Street in Ruddington was one of them! Julie, who also co-owns Black Cat Accounting, attended the business breakfast on Wednesday (4th March) where businesswomen at the event were chosen for being inspirational. f:Entrepreneur is run by Small Business Britain which says it established the #ialso100 hashtag to reflect that women in business rarely have a single-job…

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Ruddington’s First ‘Fiver Fest’ Fortnight!

For the very first time this year Ruddington is joining in with ‘The Totally Locally Fiver Fest’. It’s a national celebration of small businesses and shops which runs for a fortnight from this Saturday, February 15th, through until the end of the month. Being part this UK-wide initiative was suggested to fellow traders by The Bottle Top‘s Alex Preston, who is now on the committee of the award-winning Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) team.  She quickly heard back from numerous independent retailers in the village who were keen to get…

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NCTX Buses App January Sale

Ruddington’s primary bus operator is offering passengers seven days’ travel for the price of five throughout this month. All through January, Nottingham City Transport says customers using its NCTX Buses App can buy adult 5 consecutive day tickets and get 2 days FREE!  For Adults, that’s 7 days* unlimited use on all of NCT’s buses in Nottingham for £18 – equivalent to just £2.57 per day. For villagers or visitors to Ruddington who commute all week this means you could enjoy free travel at the weekend on our Navy 3 or…

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WALK #1 – A Short Circular Stroll Around Ruddington

This walk is for Ruddington residents and tourists alike!  It takes in many of the attractions of the village, as well as providing a number of opportunities to see the trains which run on the nearby Great Central Railway at weekends and bank holidays throughout most of the year, except for a number of weeks in winter. First, please click on the map below should you wish to open it in a separate window, for reference. Walk #1 begins in the centre of Ruddington, by the ‘Ruddington Church’ bus stop (1),…

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Ruddington “Bus Detective” Trail

Here’s something for youngsters who fancy a bit of “sleuthing” to get involved with over the holidays or at weekends. Why not try out Nottingham City Transport‘s “Bus Detective” trail for RUDDINGTON? It’s a chance to grab your magnifying glass and head out with the kids for a “quizzical adventure”. If you live outside Ruddington all you need to do is hop onto a Navy 3 or Green 10 BioGas bus with a £6.00 Grouprider ticket and hop off again at Ruddington Green to begin the trail. Then follow the clues and route…

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Work For New Shopping Mall Begins

Following the granting of planning permission in July work started at the weekend on the site of the former Thomas Greengrocers’ storage building to create a chic shopping area for Ruddington. The ‘mews’ style development off High Street by Victoria Properties will turn the land to the rear of some of its existing Church Street shops into a brand new retail space – comprising four additional shops, three flats and two office units. Access will be through a new archway alongside Philo’s Delicatessen on High Street. Two shops will fill the space between the…

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NCT is UK Bus Operator of the Year – Again!

The bus company which runs Ruddington’s Navy 3 and Green 10 services is celebrating having won FIVE of the top accolades at the 2019 UK Bus Awards – including ‘UK Bus Operator of the Year’ for a record breaking five times! Nottingham City Transport took the gold once again in the ‘Top City Operator’ category which saw them through to the grand final where they went on to win the highly contested ‘best in show’ gong yesterday (19th November 2019) during a glittering awards ceremony at Troxy in London. NCT has previously…

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Ruddington Makers’ Night Returns

Following the success of the debut event in June, the organisers of Ruddington Village Market are putting on a second ‘Makers Night’ for Christmas, a special festive craft evening across three main village venues and some of our high street shops. It’s taking place on Friday 6th December from 6pm until 9pm, again at The Cottage Hotel, the White Horse Inn and The Frame Breakers, who will host over 40 artisan craft stalls between them to form a ‘craft trail’ through the heart of Ruddington. Food and drink will be available at all three venues, with ‘live’…

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Knit Your Own Christmas in Ruddington!

If you’re looking for a unique yet inexpensive gift to give to someone this Christmas, you perhaps need look no further than our Framework Knitters’ Museum? The popular Ruddington heritage site is offering you the chance to ‘Knit Your Own Christmas’ on one of its vintage knitting machines – creating up to fifteen gifts over two hours using unlimited yarn – all for just £15! It was villager Sarah Godfrey who suggested the idea. “The women responsible for the Wilbur cat party were knitting tails and we thought ‘Knit Your Own Xmas’ would…

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The Cockle Man’s Saturday Surprise!

When Nottingham legend Dave ‘The Cockleman’ Bartram dragged himself out in the pouring rain this morning to ply his trade at November’s Village Market, his visit turned out to be a little more rewarding than he’d expected! So as not to spoil the surprise, members of the RVCP Market Team were sworn to secrecy that their unique, VIP trader had just had one of Ruddington’s Nottingham City Transport Biogas Green 10 buses named after him!  72 year-old Dave was escorted to the Chapel Street bus stop to see his special bus arrive…

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