Village Market

Our popular monthly Village Market is a superb shopping experience to see stallholders on The Green and also visit Ruddington shops, too. #RuddyGoodDayOut This market usually has over 70 stallholders at The Green on Saturday from 9.00am until 12.30pm. #ShopLocal Organisers will confirm a list of retailers on the village green, and stallholder numbers on a map, nearer the day with us, so watch this space!. The monthly market is a project of the award winning Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP).  The market has grown in many ways: initiatives include a Young Entrepreneurs’ Programme (to…

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July Village Market

Our popular monthly market promises a great shopping experience to see stallholders on The Green and a chance to visit our local shops and retailers, too. This month’s Ruddington Village Market on Saturday July 2nd is scheduled to have 70 traders on The Green from 9.00am until 12.30pm. The full list of July’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 ways: initiatives include…

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June Village Market

Happy Platinum Jubilee! Ruddington’s award winning monthly Village Market starts ay 9am as usual but is extending its hours this Saturday until 2pm on The Green – with almost 80 stalls, more music acts, even a £20 voucher to be won if you leave the car at home! And don’t miss the Tree Planting ceremony to mark HM the Queen’s seventy year celebrations. Also there’s a new NCT discounted Market Day bus travel ticket if you come to Ruddington via Nottingham City Transport buses. Village Market organisers say: “We’re super excited to be partnering with Nottingham City…

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Our Village Market Turns Three!

Organisers of Ruddington Village Market are planning something of a celebration this February – as the popular, monthly event celebrates its third birthday. Whilst it might seem like only yesterday, in fact its launch was way back in February 2019. Since then, the market has grown from 15 stalls and a few hundred visitors at The White Horse Inn, to an anticipated 74 stalls of quality food, drink and crafts on The Green when it returns from its ‘winter break’ on Saturday February 5th 2022. It now attracts shoppers from all…

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Countdown to Christmas in Ruddington

Whilst some of Ruddington’s main Christmas celebrations have already been and gone, residents and visitors can still look forward to more festive fun and activities over the holiday period. Continuing caution about Coronavirus – particularly the new Omicron variant – has led to some organisers and venues asking people to carry out a COVID-19 lateral flow test before mingling with others, and to wear face coverings according to the Government’s new ‘Plan B’ rules. Booking systems have also been introduced in some places to keep down numbers during the busiest…

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Best Local Shop Awards 2021

After the success of the inaugural competition last year, Ruddington’s representative in Parliament has launched her “Best Local Shop Awards 2021”. The initiative, from Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards, aims to highlights small, independent and local shops in her constituency, and what makes them special – whether it be their entrepreneurial spirit, their innovation, or their impact on the local community. Last year, there were over 400 nominations, with Ruddington’s ‘The Bottle Top’ (Ruth is pictured top with co-owner Anthony Preston) being one of the two runners-up. In 2020 ‘The Good Weigh’, a zero-waste store in…

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‘Fiver Fest’ is Back!

Over the next fortnight, Ruddington residents and visitors will have an extra incentive to visit our village centre, with many local traders, such as Philo’s Deli & Gift Shop (above), offering selected products and services for just £5. It’s a national initiative run by ‘Totally Locally’ – a grass roots organisation which has been helping businesses and High Streets to help themselves since 2009. ‘Fiver Fest’ happens for two weeks from Saturday 9th October when thousands of independent local businesses come together to highlight their contribution to the ‘Great British High Street’. Mark Pinks from…

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Market’s Easter Return

Saturday April 3rd sees the return of our much loved Ruddington Village Market on The Green. After a three month hiatus, the market is back on Easter Saturday with 40 essential traders selling food and drinks in line with current lockdown guidelines. If all goes to plan, non-essential traders will return the following month. Ruddington businesses such as The Frame Breakers, Ruddy Fine Gin, Britmask, Morton’s, Elms Farm, The Next Episode, The Ruddington Arms and Split Screen Coffee, will be joined by regular traders at the market from across the…

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‘Handmade in Rudd’

That’s the name of a new Facebook Group specifically for makers and buyers of local, handmade items in our village. It’s been set up both for the benefit of those who live in Ruddington, and produce homemade items themselves, and for residents who like to buy handmade products whilst shopping locally at the same time. The group’s creator, Liz Corder, says: “I was thinking about how it’s nice to shop local and that there must be a lot of creative people in Ruddington. I put a post on Ruddington Mums –…

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A Sign of Better Times

Eagle-eyed travellers entering Ruddington this week may already have spotted a subtle new addition to our village gateway signs – indicating that things should be starting to get back to normal. After a further break of three months, during the latest Coronavirus ‘lockdown’, it’s been confirmed that Ruddington Village Market will return to The Green in April. The smart new signs (below), produced in time for what would have been the ‘second birthday’ market in February, have since been sitting in storage until it was considered safe to resume the monthly…

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