Neighbourhood Plan’s Final 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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Neighbourhood Plan Survey Launches

Ruddington Neighbourhood Plan aims to discover what’s important to YOU about future housebuilding in and around our village. TODAY sees the start of the delivery of leaflets about the Plan to every home and business in Ruddington – and the launch on an online questionnaire – showing that WE really can make a difference. But what is a Neighbourhood Plan? Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. Through its own Neighbourhood Plan, approved…

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Framework Knitters’ Museum Survey

The Framework Knitters’ Museum has ambitious plans to redevelop and expand its Ruddington site. It’s applying for Heritage Lottery funding to help achieve this, and an important part of this process is gathering the views of the community. So the popular Nottinghamshire tourist attraction is giving us chance to have our say NOW to help shape its future plans in the form of a ten minute online survey – which can be accessed via the link below: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/3F4UH/ The survey needs to be filled in by Monday the 14th of…

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Country Park Café Consultation

Rushcliffe Borough Council has launched a new survey asking if locals and visitors would like to see a dedicated café at Ruddington’s Country Park. It wants you to have YOUR say on whether you think it’s a good idea – AND whether you’d use it? Since 2015 the council has been working with Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park (FoRCP), Franklin Ellis Architects and The University of Nottingham on a proposal to refurbish and upgrade the existing building – and perhaps to extend it to create a permanent new café. This follows a previous public consultation by Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park held there last September…

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Micropub for Rudd?

It seems there’s an appetite for setting up a real ale micropub in Ruddington – despite our village centre already having seven long established inns. Add to these existing pubs our two social clubs, golf club, cocktail bar, a licensed hotel and restaurants and you may well wonder why? Well, according to The Micropub & Microbreweries Association : ‘A Micropub is a small freehouse which listens to its customers, mainly serves cask ales, promotes conversation, shuns all forms of electronic entertainment and dabbles in traditional pub snacks’. Certainly a pub without any televisions, piped…

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