Share the Spirit of Ruddington!

One of the many, regular events missing from our village calendar for the foreseeable future is Ruddington Village Market – which has now also been suspended during the UK lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus. The next one should have been this Saturday at The White Horse – also closed because of the pandemic. However, Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP), whose volunteers usually organise the monthly event, say: “The spirit of Ruddington is amazing! The village has come together in an incredible way to help those isolated and in need during these…

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COVID-19 Causes Closures, Cancellations and Innovations!

It could never have been anticipated that a new, potentially deadly strain of Coronavirus – which was first identified in China in December 2019 – would have such a life changing impact on people right around our fragile planet. The way human beings now freely travel the globe – often at great speed – means that, only three months after the outbreak was detected at Wuhan, the extremely contagious COVID-19 virus could already be among us in Ruddington. As thousands of residents, workers and visitors have continued their usual comings and goings…

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Ruddington Pubs, Cafés and Restaurants Must Now Shut

In the fight against COVID-19, with cases of Coronavirus rapidly increasing, and England’s death toll tragically rising to 167 today, it was inevitable that this country would soon need to fall in line with many others around the world by enforcing even tighter restrictions on our everyday lives. That time came this afternoon when, at Boris Johnson’s now customary daily briefing, the Prime Minister asked for all the UK’s cafés, pubs, restaurants, nightclubs, theatres, cinemas, gyms and leisure centres to close “as soon as they reasonably can”.  Mr Johnson urged people not…

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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 Scoops Community Group Award

The team behind the Ruddy Good Loyalty Card and Ruddington Village Market has just won the Celebrating Rushcliffe Award for ‘Community Group of the Year’ 2019. Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP), which only formed in April 2018, was recognised for galvanising village centre businesses into more initiatives to drive footfall to traders. By October last year they had launched a traders’ Loyalty Card Scheme, promoted with RUDDINGTON.info, followed in February 2019 by a brand new monthly market at The White Horse. They also supported the production of a fun festive video…

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Proposal To Ease Village Parking Problems

For decades the thorny issue of parking in Ruddington has been rumbling on – with various suggestions over the years as to how it might be addressed. We have an ever increasing number of homes and therefore cars in our village. Many of these new properties are at quite a distance away from the historic village centre, which some residents will not consider walkable. Consequently the number of motorists trying to find spaces to park and shop (or use other services here) is at an all time high. The introduction…

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Village Market Wants Your Feedback

Have you been to Ruddington Village Market? If so, organisers are inviting you to give them some feedback about your experience. In return, your name will go into a prize draw to win a £30 market voucher. All you need to do is share your thoughts with Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) (the team behind our village market) by completing a short survey. They aim to use these responses to build on the event’s success as they strive to encourage Ruddingtonians to shop locally and others to come here from further afield. Mark…

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Christmas Shopping in Ruddington

As the festive countdown continues, you COULD fight your way through the traffic and the crowds in the city centre – or risk ordering a last minute gift or your Christmas shopping online in the hope that it MIGHT just get here in time. But wouldn’t a stroll into our lovely village centre be a rather less stressful and more enjoyable experience? RUDDINGTON.info, in conjunction with Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP), is encouraging you to #ThinkRuddington and #ShopLocal before you leap into the car or click that mouse! From food and drink to…

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