Final Call for ‘Rudd Awards’ Nominations!

Have YOU nominated a deserving Ruddington trader, group or person for a ‘gong’ yet, to show your appreciation for what they do in our village?  If not, there’s still time… just! Launched by Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) in 2022, the ‘Rudd Awards’ are back again this year for a second time. With seven categories, these awards are designed to recognise and celebrate those businesses, community groups and individuals that contribute to making Ruddington a thriving place to live, work and enjoy. Nominations for the 2024 awards in six of…

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Kids’ Fun Run Turns Ten

It’s hard to believe that Ruddington’s free, weekly park run for children aged 4 to 14 and their families is now a decade old! When Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun was launched in Rushcliffe Country Park, at 9am on Sunday 2nd February 2014, it was only the eighth junior event to be set up in the world – and yet it managed to attract 118 participants and 20 volunteers for the very first one. This 2k ‘fun run’ was set up to encourage kids, families and friends to enjoy exercising in open spaces,…

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Recruiting Ruddington Runners!

Do you enjoy running and socialising?  If so, a new, free-to-join group of like-minded Ruddingtonians would love to see you. Ruddington Running Club was started by 29-year-old villager Jack Simkins in 2023 but has only been active since the start of this year. Members currently run together twice a week; with one session in the morning and the other in the evening. Jack, who moved to Ruddington just eighteen months’ ago, reveals: “In 2022, while solo training for a half-marathon, I had this idea – why not turn the pavement…

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‘Rudd Awards’ is BACK!

Following its successful debut in 2022, the team behind a biennial, Ruddington-focused awards ceremony has announced nominations for this year’s event are now OPEN. As before, ‘Rudd Awards 2024′, organised by Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP), will recognise villagers’ favourite individuals, community groups and businesses in six categories, as follows: Sports, Leisure & Culture Village Retailer or Service Village Hospitality Community Group Champion Volunteer Young Star The awards are again sponsored by Okarno (formerly Artex Ltd) on Pasture Lane, with RUDDINGTON.info proud to continue as the awards’ official media partner. RVCP Chair Mike Ader…

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Penguin Spotters Wanted!

We’d expect no less from our nationally famous Ruddington Yarn Bombers than to adorn our village in amazing, festive style at this time of year. However, the Yarn Ninjas’ Christmas creations this time around have surpassed even previous standards – including giving the kids something fun to do between now and the end of this month.  Called the ‘Pesky Penguins Trail’, youngsters are invited to see how many of the little black and white knitted birds – in various attire – they can find lurking in different locations around Ruddington.…

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Bravo to the Breakers!

A popular Ruddington inn has beaten off some stiff competition to win this year’s vote as the ‘Best Pub in Rushcliffe’. The annual awards are run by Rushcliffe MP, Ruth Edwards, who again conducted a public poll on her website before announcing the results this weekend to celebrate ‘Small Business Saturday’. Having come second in 2022, this year The Frame Breakers on High Street triumphed over runners-up The Bulls Head in East Leake and The Air Hostess in Tollerton as Ruth’s constituency’s very best public house. Sophia’s in Keyworth won…

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Best Local Shop & Pub Competition Returns

The annual contest run by Rushcliffe’s Member of Parliament in the run-up to each year’s ‘Small Business Saturday’ has just been launched. It’s when Ruth Edwards MP asks residents in her constituency to nominate and vote for both their favourite independent shop and the public house they love most – and Ruddington certainly has some strong contenders in both categories! Previous runners-up in our village have been The Bottle Top and Philo’s Deli (pictured top with Ruth) – who both could be in contention again – alongside other, popular Ruddington establishments. Ruth believes…

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Searching for Ruddington Superstars!

The hunt is now on for unsung community, sporting, business and health heroes in Ruddington for this year’s Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards. Residents and groups across the whole Borough are being invited to acknowledge volunteers, businesses, clubs, organisations, environmentalists, sports clubs and athletes and the best of its health and wellbeing and food and drink sectors. Organised by Rushcliffe Borough Council it’s an annual opportunity to reflect on so many groups and individuals who play essential roles in our community, bringing out the best in people and enterprise. Previous Rushcliffe Award…

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Get Ready for our Village Show!

For Ruddington horticulturists who enjoy showing others what we’ve grown, whether at home or in our allotment, September is always keenly anticipated. It’s the month when green-fingered residents of all ages gather for the annual ‘Village Horticultural Show’ organised by Ruddington Gardeners’ Association (RGA). This year it’s happening on Saturday 16th September in St Peter’s Rooms and entry is still FREE for everyone. As usual it’s open to the public from 11.00am to 4.00pm with staging of exhibits from 8.00am to 9.30am and judging from 9.30 to 11.00am. RGA’s Mike Davey says: “Please support the show…

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New Hedgehog Highways Opened!

Unlike for Ruddington’s road traffic at the moment, progress for one of our nocturnal creatures has just been made a little easier thanks to some generous, nature-loving volunteers from a nearby village. It’s after RUDDINGTON.info teamed up with Wild Things Keyworth this summer to ‘Help Our Hedgehogs’  by creating a hedgehog gap in a deserving Ruddington garden – which would be fitted with an especially carved and decorated ‘Ruddington Hedgehog Highway’ surround, too. In the end, the group’s founder, Jennifer Manning-Ohren, agreed with carpenter Simon Dunstan, artist Liz Waddell and chief gap-driller Nick Ellerby they’d…

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