The Changing Face of Our High Street

Ruddington’s historic village centre is currently undergoing some of the biggest remodelling in decades – with two major demolition and reconstruction projects now underway at either side of High Street. It’s hoped short term pain will lead to long term gain by enabling new businesses to trade from brand new purpose-built premises on the sites of both the former Thomas’s Greengrocers storage building and the old Barclay & Cook Convenience Store. Meantime there are changes underway at some of our existing High Street shops, too. Sadly one of these is the…

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Early Evening Shopping in Ruddington

Village centre traders are encouraging residents to #ShopLocal in the run up to this Christmas – with several businesses staying open later every Wednesday between now and the big day. Starting tonight (27th November) until December 18th, Philo’s Espresso Bar and Eatery, The Bottle Top, Ruby Rae, Sweetie Boutique, Summers at Eleven, The Pamper Room, David Richards Jewellers and The Children’s Society Shop will all be trading until 7pm. It was Philo’s manager Jamie Battersby who came up with the idea. He told RUDDINGTON.info: “We decided to do early evening shopping in the run…

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Work For New Shopping Mall Begins

Following the granting of planning permission in July work started at the weekend on the site of the former Thomas Greengrocers’ storage building to create a chic shopping area for Ruddington. The ‘mews’ style development off High Street by Victoria Properties will turn the land to the rear of some of its existing Church Street shops into a brand new retail space – comprising four additional shops, three flats and two office units. Access will be through a new archway alongside Philo’s Delicatessen on High Street. Two shops will fill the space between the…

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Ruddington Makers’ Night Returns

Following the success of the debut event in June, the organisers of Ruddington Village Market are putting on a second ‘Makers Night’ for Christmas, a special festive craft evening across three main village venues and some of our high street shops. It’s taking place on Friday 6th December from 6pm until 9pm, again at The Cottage Hotel, the White Horse Inn and The Frame Breakers, who will host over 40 artisan craft stalls between them to form a ‘craft trail’ through the heart of Ruddington. Food and drink will be available at all three venues, with ‘live’…

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Hunting for Hallowe’en!

A dozen of Ruddington’s village centre traders have got together to create a not-too-spooky event for our younger residents and visitors to enjoy this Hallowe’en. The family friendly ‘Hallowe’en Treasure Hunt’ is taking place this Saturday October 26th between 3pm and 5pm, and anyone with children is invited to join in. Those taking part are encouraged to get out their scariest costumes and pick up their ‘Treasure Map’ from The Bottle Top at 3pm. The map will pinpoint all the businesses taking part – plus other areas in the village where participants may be able…

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The Next Episode for Ruddington Networking

An informal networking event which has been bringing business people together in our village for over eight years has announced another change of venue. From this month, Ruddington Business Partnership will be meeting a little further along Wilford Road at number six – a slightly more “trendy” venue now called The Next Episode – which is also run by Mark and Sarah Anderson of The Ruddington Arms. Prior to this, it originally started in an upstairs room at Philo’s Delicatessen on High Street. Event organiser, Shamshad Walker, recalls: “We were very lucky to…

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Proposal To Ease Village Parking Problems

For decades the thorny issue of parking in Ruddington has been rumbling on – with various suggestions over the years as to how it might be addressed. We have an ever increasing number of homes and therefore cars in our village. Many of these new properties are at quite a distance away from the historic village centre, which some residents will not consider walkable. Consequently the number of motorists trying to find spaces to park and shop (or use other services here) is at an all time high. The introduction…

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New Ruddington Shopping Precinct Approved!

Proposals for a chic, new shopping area in our village centre have been given the go-ahead by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) planners. The ‘mews’ style development behind Church Street in Ruddington has got the green light following the recent RBC consultation. This resulted in just one public objection – from a resident on Charles Street who was concerned about increased pressures on parking and it affecting neighbours’ privacy. The ambitious scheme by Ruddington based Victoria Properties will turn the area to the rear of some of its existing village shops into a brand new retail…

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Village Market Presents Makers’ Night

For one night only, Ruddington Village Market will be transformed into ‘Makers Night’ this month, as they present a special craft event across multiple village venues. This latest event builds upon the success of the monthly Village Market, which launched in February this year, and has grown in popularity and reputation right across the region. Taking place on Friday 21st June from 6pm until 9pm, Makers’ Night sees the Cottage Hotel, the White Horse Inn and the Frame Breakers all play host to over 30 craft stalls and street foods, forming what the organisers,…

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New Shopping Precinct Plans Revealed!

Ruddington could soon have a chic, new shopping area – right in our village centre – if exciting proposals for a ‘mews’ style development behind Church Street get the go ahead. Plans have been submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council by Ruddington based Victoria Properties to turn the area to the rear of some of its existing village shops into a brand new retail space – comprising four additional shops, three flats and two office units. Access would be through a new archway alongside Philo’s Delicatessen on High Street. Two shops would…

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