Sainsbury’s to Close!

It’s been announced our Sainsbury’s Local in Ruddington will shut early next year. The shock news comes at a difficult time for many retailers due to the COVID-19 outbreak but, in fact, it appeared villagers were making very good use of our Dutton’s Hill convenience store during ‘lockdown’ – with more of us switching to shopping locally because of the pandemic. However, a Sainsbury’s spokesperson has confirmed to RUDDINGTON.info: “Our Wilford Road Local will be closing in February 2021 and colleagues will have the opportunity to redeploy to other roles in…

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Reaching Out in Ruddington During the Pandemic

By now every household in our village should have had a leaflet like this through their letterbox. Its aim is to ensure that even our elderly and vulnerable residents, who’re not internet savvy, are aware of the help and support available in Ruddington to get them through the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. As previously reported, it follows a ‘Community Call Up’ from Laura Ratcliffe of Ruddington Mums just over a week ago, when she asked residents who knew of any people in our village who would struggle, if required to self-isolate due to…

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Schools Out on Friday!

Working parents in Ruddington have now got another potential headache – as all schoolchildren will be sent home for an indefinite period on Friday (20th March) due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced this afternoon that all Schools in England and Wales will close at the end of this week – except for those looking after the children of key workers and vulnerable children – such as those who might go hungry without their daily school meals. Education secretary Gavin Williamson has also said school exams will not…

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Ruddington Rallies Community to Cope with Coronavirus

As every news update brings us more alarming news about the spread of COVID-19 around the UK, and as measures suggested by the government become more and more stringent to try to prevent this, Ruddington has already come together in a quite astonishing way to help out those in our community who are elderly or vulnerable. The impacts of the virus first began to be felt in our village around a week ago when some shoppers started panic buying. Then we reported on the ‘Community Call Up’ just before the…

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Don’t Panic, Ruddington!

As concerns about Coronavirus start to take hold across the country, already there are visible signs of how worried people in our village are about the untreatable COVID-19 strain – for which none of us has any immunity – reaching Ruddington. As of this evening (Tuesday 10th March 2020) there are now 373 detected cases in the UK – with five of those being in Nottinghamshire. Over the weekend some Ruddington residents started panic buying items such as toilet rolls and hand wash as a social media induced frenzy indicated…

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NG11 Foodbank Becomes Sainsbury’s Local Charity

Ruddington’s support for our local “NG11 Foodbank” went one step further this month – becoming Ruddington Sainsbury’s “Local Charity of the Year”. Shoppers voted online and in store for a choice of three shortlisted local charities, to become the shop’s nominated charity partner for the next 12 months. NG11 Foodbank – which operates from The Hope Centre on Southchurch Drive in Clifton  – was the winner. The Sainsburys “Local Charity of the Year” initiative is a nationwide programme that sees local stores support a community charity over the course of one full…

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Red Noses in Ruddington!

Friday the 24th of March 2017 is “Red Nose Day”. It’s the main biennial fundraising event organised by “Comic Relief” – broadcast live on BBC One and BBC Two television from 7.00pm in the evening until early the following morning. It raises money for numerous charities that help children in need and tackle worldwide poverty. Here in Ruddington, staff at our branch of The Nottingham Building Society (pictured above) have secured a raft of raffle prizes to raise money for Comic Relief – thanks to the generosity of local businesses. This is the full list: Tickets are just £1 each by popping into…

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