October Village Market

Our popular monthly market promises a super shopping experience with a great variety of stallholders on The Green and a chance to visit our local shops and retailers, too. This month’s Ruddington Village Market on Saturday 1st October is again scheduled to have over seventy traders on The Green from 9.00am until 12.30pm. The full list of this month’s visiting retailers – with their corresponding stall numbers on the map – is shown below. The monthly market is a project of the award winning Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP).  The market has…

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Miniature Traction Engine Rally

This weekend event will be hosted by the Nottingham Society of Model and Experimental Engineers (NSMEE) at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre (NTCH) on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September. Nottingham Heritage Railway say the Rally is “one for everyone with an interest in Traction Engines. A two-day event featuring Miniature Traction Engines, all of which will be in steam at some point over the weekend.” Please note: These events do not include a rail service. Contact the NHR for details and timings. NTHC is one of Ruddington’s family visitor attractions…

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September Village Market

Our popular monthly market promises a super shopping experience with a great variety of stallholders on The Green and a chance to visit our local shops and retailers, too. This month’s Ruddington Village Market on Saturday 3rd September is scheduled to have 77 traders on The Green from 9.00am until 12.30pm. The full list of this month’s visiting retailers – with their corresponding stall numbers on the map – is shown below. The monthly market is a project of the award winning Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP).  The market has grown in…

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The Tour of Britain is Here!

The fifth stage of The ‘Tour of Britain’ national cycling race is now just days away, with cycling fans, residents and businesses preparing to see this sporting spectacle as it returns to Ruddington on Thursday 8th September. As four years’ ago, villagers and visitors will be able to line our streets to witness over one hundred of the world’s best riders speeding through, close to the start of the 118 mile route from West Bridgford to Mansfield. The race starts on Central Avenue at 10.45am and the cyclists will reach Ruddington…

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Ruddington Bus Services Axed

Two circular bus routes through our village, which provide Ruddington’s only direct connection with Morrisons at Gamston, Wheatcroft Garden Centre, the Central Avenue Shops in West Bridgford and NTU’s Clifton campus, are being withdrawn permanently next month. CT4N’s Services 22 and 23 have been under threat before, because of Nottingham City Council (NCC) spending cuts three and a half years’ ago, when they were still free buses run by ‘Nottingham Community Transport’. On that occasion CT4N stepped in to operate them on a commercial basis with fares payable, and buses then continuing daytime…

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Ruddington Bus Fares Rising this Weekend

Our main village bus operator has announced today that it’s putting up all fares from this Sunday in response to what it calls “significantly increased operating costs”. Nottingham City Transport (NCT), which runs our Navy 3 and Green 10 services, is blaming fuel and staffing costs being much higher than at the start of the year. It says diesel is costing them up to 50% more with the ‘BioGas’ price almost doubled. NCT explains that its drivers’ salaries have also increased by between 8.5% and 9.5% this year, in response to the national…

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Get Ready For Our Village Show

If you’re proud of something you’ve grown, produced or made then please don’t be shy! You’re invited to display it at this year’s Ruddington Village Show. It’s FREE to enter and you might even win a prize. This year, the annual village event run by Ruddington Gardeners’ Association (RGA) is being held on Saturday 17th September, in St Peter’s Rooms. It’s not just to do with horticulture, either. Categories include vegetables, flowers, preserves, photography, craft work and paintings – all arranged to make another colourful and stunning display on the day. Organiser…

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Elite Ruddington Cyclist Prepares for ‘The Tour of Britain’

It’s now just one more month before the UK’s leading cycling event heads back to Nottinghamshire and passes right through the centre of Ruddington. As in 2018, on Thursday September 8th villagers will again be able to line our streets to enjoy the spectacle of over one hundred of the world’s best riders competing near the start of Stage Five of The ‘Tour of Britain’  – as it wends its way 116.2 miles from West Bridgford to Mansfield that day. Hoping to be among those elite cyclists is Ruddington’s very…

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August Village Market

Our popular monthly market promises a great shopping experience with a big variety of stallholders on The Green and a chance to visit our local shops and retailers, too. This month’s Ruddington Village Market on Saturday August 6th is scheduled to have 78 traders on The Green from 9.00am until 12.30pm. The full list of August’s visiting retailers – with their corresponding stall numbers on the map – is shown below. The monthly market is a project of the award winning Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP).  The market has grown in many…

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Road Transport Gathering

“Be it bike or bus, all forms of road transport are invited” at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre on Sunday 9th October from 10am to 4pm. NTHC is one of Ruddington’s family visitor attractions from going on a miniature train ride to looking around the various heritage groups on-site. It’s a great place for a day out because you’ll find “Nottingham Heritage Railway, Nottingham Area Bus Society (NABS), Nottingham SMEE, Ruddington MRC, EMRT, Barnwrights & more.” Also there’s The Heritage Cafe serving hot meals, snacks and drinks. It’s usually open at the…

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