Three Golds for Nottingham City Transport!

Ruddington’s main public transport operator is celebrating yet again – after receiving no less than THREE “Gold” UK Bus Awards, including the ‘Environment Award’. Of course, the benefits of ‘Green NCT – Home of the World’s Largest Fleet of Bio-Gas Double Deckers’ have been felt directly in our village – since Nottingham City Transport (NCT) replaced all our Green 10 buses with these brand new, environmentally friendly vehicles last year. They use fuel produced from waste through anaerobic digestion. These buses prevent harmful pollutants being emitted into the atmosphere from landfill and have an almost neutral well-to-wheel…

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NG11 Foodbank Becomes Sainsbury’s Local Charity

Ruddington’s support for our local “NG11 Foodbank” went one step further this month – becoming Ruddington Sainsbury’s “Local Charity of the Year”. Shoppers voted online and in store for a choice of three shortlisted local charities, to become the shop’s nominated charity partner for the next 12 months. NG11 Foodbank – which operates from The Hope Centre on Southchurch Drive in Clifton  – was the winner. The Sainsburys “Local Charity of the Year” initiative is a nationwide programme that sees local stores support a community charity over the course of one full…

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“And the Best Pub in Nottingham is….”

…in Ruddington!” The latest accolade for The Ruddington Arms on Wilford Road came at last night’s (15th June) Nottinghamshire Food & Drink Awards 2017 run by The Nottingham Post. It’s another gong to add to a shelf full of awards since the historic “Jolly Farmers Inn” was rebranded and reopened in April 2014 by current owners Mark and Sarah Anderson following a £250,000 makeover.  This transformed a failing venue into an attractive, modern gastropub with a 50 seat restaurant area – but one which still welcomes locals who just wish to pop in casually to sample one of…

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“Pinksy” for Parish Council

Mark Pinks says he is “humbled” to have won the Ruddington Parish Council By-Election held to fill the vacant seat in Camelot Ward. Following the vote, on the 23rd February at the Village Hall, the results were: 1st: Mark Pinks: 120 votes 2nd: Yvonne Lishman: 94 votes 3rd: Ian Wilson: 87 votes Mark Pinks is therefore elected as the new councillor for Camelot Ward. “Pinksy” is an IT professional who has lived and worked in Ruddington since 2005. He and his partner have three children, one of whom attended both village schools. Mark is a…

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