The Village Market Returns!

Ruddington’s popular, monthly market will be back this July – after being suspended for the past three months due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. Now that Government ‘lockdown’ restrictions are being eased, its organisers Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) have decided it will be safe and practical to restart Ruddington Village Market on Saturday July 4th – albeit initially with fewer stalls and a new location to enable ‘social distancing’ at the event. Mark Pinks of RVCP’s Market Team admits: “It’s going to be different for a while. One of the best…

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Ruddington COVID-19 Volunteers Recognised

Rushcliffe Councillors are presenting bouquets of flowers to volunteers across the Borough this week as a ‘thank you’ for assisting fellow residents during COVID-19 whilst reflecting National Volunteer Week (June 1st to 7th). Alex Broughton and Sue Matthews {pictured above} of Ruddington Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group have received some beautiful blooms from Phoenix Flowers to recognise their fantastic efforts helping villagers in need during the Coronavirus outbreak. They were nominated for the accolade by Ruddington Councillors Cllr Mike Gaunt, Cllr Jennifer Walker and Cllr Gary Dickman – who themselves have been closely involved in…

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Visit Our ‘Virtual’ Village Market!

After celebrating its first anniversary in February 2020, and continuing as scheduled in March, Ruddington’s popular Village Market was then cancelled for April – until further notice – as the threat of COVID-19 Coronavirus loomed large in the UK. Organisers Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) decided to suspend the monthly event in the interests of public health and safety – even before the approaching pandemic prompted the Government’s closure of restaurants and pubs, such as market venue The White Horse – which would have made holding it impossible anyway. However, for those…

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Just What The Doctor Ordered

It was around a month ago, before the Government lockdown began, that people in Ruddington began to realise the sort of stringent measures which would be needed to slow the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus in order to protect especially those in our village most at risk. As previously reported, Rushcliffe Borough Councillor Jen Walker took swift action after the March Councillors’ Surgery and – joined by members of Ruddington Village Centre Partnership, St Peter’s Church, Ruddington Mums and Alex Preston from The Bottle Top – within days set up a volunteer group and launched the Ruddington…

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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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