Final Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Launched

Since our Ruddington Village Plan was published in the summer of 2017 another hard working group of volunteers has been taking things a stage further with a Ruddington Neighbourhood Plan (RNP) to give our local community additional influence on how the village should grow and develop in the future. Backed by Ruddington Parish Council this type of plan has more ‘teeth’ than its predecessor in determining planning policy and outcomes – such as where we’d prefer new homes, shops and offices to be built. It’s also allowed villagers to have our say on what these new buildings should…

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Community Centre Consultation

It’s almost a year since Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) announced it had completed the purchase of the former Youth & Community Centre site on The Green from Nottinghamshire County Council for use by our whole village community in the future. It has lain empty and disused since December 2016, with the main building having to be boarded up in 2018 (top) following repeated acts of vandalism. After lengthy negotiations, RPC Chairman Allen Wood finally received the keys from County Councillor Reg Adair eleven months’ ago amid great celebration and anticipation. He commented…

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One Way? No Way!

Plans drawn up by Via East Midlands to implement a temporary one-way system in Ruddington village centre, with the aim of improving traffic flow and providing extra parking, have been rejected by Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC). It follows the short public consultation, on which we reported last month, to find out the views of residents and traders on introducing such traffic measures to help with COVID-19 safeguarding. Both Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) and Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) asked for these measures to be given due consideration as a way of mitigating the effects…

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Village Centre One-Way System Proposed

A short consultation has been launched by Nottinghamshire County Council to find out the views of residents and traders on introducing a temporary one-way system to the centre of Ruddington. A letter has just been sent out by Via East Midlands (VIAEM) on behalf of the Council to all those who would be directly impacted by the proposed changes. It’s after both Rushcliffe Borough Council and Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) asked for these measures to be given consideration as a way of mitigating the effects of COVID-19 in our village centre.…

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Neighbourhood Plan’s Penultimate Consultation Launches

It’s just over two years since Ruddington Parish Council gave its backing to a new Ruddington Neighbourhood Plan (RNP) which, theoretically at least, gives village residents direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and to shape the development and growth of our local area. Since then it’s been run by a hard working group of volunteers in tandem with our Ruddington Village Plan (which was published in the summer of 2017) and has explored further areas where a Neighbourhood Plan can give communities additional influence. This includes choosing where we want…

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Roadworks on High Street and Ashworth Avenue

Ruddington’s motorists are being warned to brace themselves for more autumn disruption as our raft of recent village roadworks continues over the next couple of weeks. From 6am this Saturday 26th October until 8pm Sunday 27th October, work by Western Power Distribution on High Street means double yellow lines and parking places between its junctions with Charles Street and Church Street will be unavailable. Temporary “No Waiting and No Loading at Any Time” restrictions will be in force whilst manually controlled two-way traffic signals are liable to cause delays for both motorists and Nottingham City…

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Bus Operator’s Appy Customers

Ruddington’s main public transport provider is celebrating another accolade – this time for the way it keeps passengers informed via their mobile devices. Nottingham City Transport runs our Navy 3 and Green 10 buses, along with the weekend N48 NightBus. A new survey by Passenger Transport Magazine of 85 bus-based apps highlights that, with a rating of 4.8 (out of 5) from over 6,000 reviews, the NCTX Buses app scores highest across the country! Launched in December 2016, NCT’s app is now used by hundreds of thousands of bus travellers each week…

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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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Extended Hours for GP Appointments

Earlier this year, new data by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) showed that Rushcliffe enjoys the best doctor to patient ratio in England –  with just 1,192 patients per GP. So why is it that those of us in Ruddington wishing to see a doctor quickly often seem to have difficulty in doing so? The Patient Participation Group (PPG) at the Ruddington Medical Centre (RMC) has been carrying out some research of its own. It discovered, during a questionnaire carried out last year, that over half of RMC’s patients (52%)…

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Neighbourhood Plan Gets Another Step Closer

November sees the launch of the next phase of Ruddington’s Neighbourhood Plan process – as its team of hardworking volunteers prepare to gather feedback on ’emerging policies.’ Secretary Mark Pinks explains: “It seems like quite a while since the village-wide survey in June, but the Neighbourhood Plan team have been busy in the background preparing for the next stage of the project. This is a distillation of the views of over 900 people and their priorities for Ruddington, following the consultation.” The village centre proved to be the most important…

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