“Walkies!”

Dog owners from Ruddington and further afield might wish to take part in a fun morning of canine-centred events in our village on Sunday. The Friends of St Peter’s Junior School are inviting young and old to bring our four-legged friends along for their ‘St Peter’s Dog Walk 2022’ – a mile long stroll around the attractive school grounds off Ashworth Avenue.  Alternatively you can just meet up there with friends for a coffee, as refreshments will be available. It’s taking place this Sunday, May 8th, between 10.00am and 11.30am. Organisers say: “Join us…

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Ruddington’s On The Route Again!

It’s been confirmed that the fifth stage of the ‘Tour of Britain’ will be passing right through Ruddington this summer. The elite cycle race will again come via the centre of our village on Thursday 8th September 2022 – four years to the day since the last time. As in 2018, the Nottinghamshire stage will begin on Central Avenue in West Bridgford and then pass via Wilford Road, High Street, Kirk Lane and Loughborough Road in Ruddington as part of the 118 mile route ending on Chesterfield Road South in Mansfield. This…

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Positive Response to Solar Farm Plans

Proposals for a renewable energy park on current agricultural land to the south west of Ruddington seem to have received a mostly favourable reaction from villagers so far. Further details about this planned green power project were revealed today (Tuesday 22nd March) by Ridge Clean Energy during the first of its two public exhibitions being held in St Peter’s Rooms. The solar farm would be built on 99 hectares of arable land belonging to Ruddington Fields Farm and involve installing solar PV, batteries, access tracks and associated infrastructure. Display boards…

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Community Choir Celebrates Ten Years

It may seem like only yesterday that @RUDDINGTON_info Tweeted out an invitation to join a brand new village choir – but it was actually way back in February 2012!  This month is the tenth anniversary of Ruddington Community Choir‘s very first workshop. The lovely, musical milestone was celebrated by its current members this week during their usual Tuesday evening rehearsal at Ruddington Methodist Church. Half an hour of singing their current songs was followed by reminiscing, cutting a specially made cake and plenty of tea and coffee. Then they finished up by singing…

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Our Parkrun Celeb is Still ‘Dancing on Ice’!

Excitement is mounting as Ruddington’s most famous park runner continues to progress in a top-rated, national, television contest. Stef Reid MBE, a track and field paralympian who competes for Team GB, has become one of the big stars of the fourteenth series of ITV’s ‘Dancing on Ice’. Guided by professional partner and choreographer Andy Buchanan, viewers nationwide have watched in admiration as the novice skater has progressed all the way through to Week 6 of the competition. She’s up against other stars who’re still in it such as Coronation Street actress…

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‘Knickers for Knowledge’ is Back!

This March marks the return of The Mustard Seeds Project‘s infamous fashion show – otherwise known as ‘Knickers for Knowledge’! As many villagers will already know, the Ruddington based project supports women and girls in rural Uganda through economic projects and educational initiatives. Not surprisingly, COVID-19 has impacted the lives of women in this marginalised area of Uganda very significantly. Schools and clinics have been closed for two years – leading to increased poverty, disease and gender-based violence. Due to the severe lockdown teenage pregnancy cases has risen five times…

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Could the Tour of Britain be returning to Ruddington?

There’s been some excitement among villagers today following this morning’s announcement that the ‘Tour of Britain’ will be back in Nottinghamshire this summer. Our county is to host the fifth stage of this year’s elite cycle race on Thursday 8th September – four years to the day since the last time. Anyone resident in Ruddington in 2018 can’t fail to remember the anticipation created by the route coming right through the centre of our village, which led to months of preparation ahead of ‘the big day’ by individuals, local businesses, numerous…

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Our Village Market Turns Three!

Organisers of Ruddington Village Market are planning something of a celebration this February – as the popular, monthly event celebrates its third birthday. Whilst it might seem like only yesterday, in fact its launch was way back in February 2019. Since then, the market has grown from 15 stalls and a few hundred visitors at The White Horse Inn, to an anticipated 74 stalls of quality food, drink and crafts on The Green when it returns from its ‘winter break’ on Saturday February 5th 2022. It now attracts shoppers from all…

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Ruddington Nature Pioneer Receives Recognition

The driving force behind a Ruddington nature reserve is among the winners of this year’s ‘Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards’.  For 2021 a ‘physical’ ceremony returned – and was held last night (December 8th) at The Rushcliffe Arena.  Gordon Dyne, Chair of the South Notts Local Group of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, received recognition for his conservation work at Wilwell Farm Cutting Nature Reserve. Gordon is pictured above receiving his trophy from (L to R) Tom Holodynsky of Great Northern Group, Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council Cllr Simon Robinson and and Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr…

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Ruddington Yarn Ninjas’ Festive Surprise!

Visitors to Ruddington village centre are being treated to an array of amazing, knitted creations this Christmas after an unexpected ‘yarn bomb’ added a new dimension to our more conventional festive decorations. With the usual traders’ Christmas trees and St Peter’s Rooms light installation already in place, yesterday (December 3rd) a group calling itself ‘Ruddington Yarn Ninjas’ swept through Church Street with hundreds of additional, seasonal creations to bring some festive colour for yuletide shoppers and sightseers. These include nine reindeer, Santa Claus, a snowman, dozens of twirlers, over 300 pom-poms,…

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