Feast of February Roadworks!

Subject to favourable weather conditions, various highway works are scheduled to take place in our village during the first half of this month which are liable to cause delays and disruption for drivers and for Ruddington bus services. Starting this Monday, 3rd February, work by Severn Trent to install a water connection to the new ‘Willow Court’ property development on Easthorpe Street, approximately 150m west of the A60 Loughborough Road junction means two-way traffic signals are set to be in use for up to four days from 8.00am to 5.00pm. This will be followed from Monday 10th…

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Prominent Pole To Go – But Not For Long!

An ‘eyesore’ mobile telecommunications mast at one of Ruddington’s green gateways – which was only erected in October 2017 after being controversially approved by Rushcliffe planners – is already set to be replaced. It seems the fifty foot tall ‘mono-pole’ alongside Wilford Road bordering Ruddington Grange Golf Course is no longer fit for purpose – despite being less that two and a half years’ old. New work which is set to take place over the next fortnight will mean further traffic disruption along this route whilst the current mast is taken down and a new one…

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Uganda Calling!

It’s the end of an era for Ruddington – as our last remaining public telephone box has just been granted planning permission by Rushcliffe Borough Council for a rather interesting change of use. The Grade II listed, traditional, cast iron, red kiosk – in front of the War Memorial on Church Street – is a Type K6 designed in 1935 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Although an important heritage landmark for our village within the Conservation Area, BT Payphones decided that its lack of use made it no longer viable…

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Mobile Mast Causes Further Disruption

Ruddington’s drivers and bus users are being warned to brace themselves for more delays on Wilford Road as new roadworks requiring temporary traffic lights begin there TODAY (Thursday 23rd November). The new mobile telecommunications pole on Wilford Road has been running on electricity from a large roadside generator since it was erected last month after connecting it to an existing mains power source was deemed to be unsafe. Peter Groves, who owns the nearest property on Wilford Road, told us: “O2 contacted The Lodge Boutique BnB to ask if they could tap into…

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“Eyesore” Mast Causes Complaints

Ruddingtonians have taken to social media to express their concerns about a new fifty foot tall mobile telecommunications pole which was erected in our village last weekend. Rushcliffe Borough Council planners approved the new mast on Wilford Road in July after no objections to the proposals were received – despite the fact that it is on Green Belt land at one of our rural village gateways. The fifteen metre high mast supports three antennae and a satellite dish with a cabinet for ground based equipment beside it. A new pole was needed in the vicinity…

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Reaching Pole Position This Weekend

Along with the closure of Flawforth Lane getting extended for three weeks, there are also more roadworks through this weekend at the other end of Ruddington! Two-way traffic control returns to Wilford Road, just north of Sellors’ Playing Field, to allow the safe erection by Clarke Telecom of a fifty foot tall mobile telecommunications mast on behalf of O2. After the ground level equipment cabinet was installed beside the cycle path last month (top photo) it’s now time for the pole itself to be put up among the line of trees. The enclosed mast…

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Wilford Road Temporary Lights

Villagers might think there’s a conspiracy to grind Ruddington to a complete standstill? Yet again this week we have two concurrent sets of temporary traffic lights as well as the six week closure of a major access route! The latest signals are for two-way traffic control on Wilford Road, just north of Sellors’ Playing Field, to allow safe construction by Clarke Telecom of a fifty foot tall mobile telecommunications mast on behalf of O2 in the line of trees alongside the cycle path. The pole will support three antennae and a satellite dish with a cabinet at ground level…

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New ‘Phone Mast Approved

Plans to erect a fifty foot tall mobile telecommunications pole at one of our village gateways have been approved by Rushcliffe planners. They were rubber-stamped at a Borough Council meeting on Tuesday night (July 4th) after no objections to the proposals were received. The new structure will appear in the line of trees alongside the Wilford Road cycle path, by the golf course, just as it enters Ruddington. The fifteen metre high mast will support three antennae and a satellite dish, whilst “associated ground based equipment cabinets and ancillary development” is to be be constructed beside it (see diagram). FULL details can…

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Fifty Foot Tall ‘Phone Mast Proposed

Plans have been submitted to erect a fifteen metre high mobile communications pole at one of our village gateways. If given the go-ahead, the new structure will appear in the line of trees alongside the Wilford Road cycle path, by the golf course, just as it enters Ruddington (see aerial photo). The fifty foot mast would support three antennae and a satellite dish, whilst “associated ground based equipment cabinets and ancillary development” would be constructed beside it. The application has been submitted by Clarke Telecom for, and on behalf, of CTIL & Telefonica UK Ltd – who’ve…

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