Makers’ Night is Back

Almost two years after the last Ruddington Makers’ Night, in December 2019, this much loved arts and crafts evening across our village is set to return this September. With the easing of restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic – which had caused Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) to cancel its last three planned Makers’ Nights on public safety grounds – this gathering of creatives will go ahead on Friday 10th September 2021 assuming all goes to plan regarding COVID-19. Organised by RVCP in collaboration with the Framework Knitters’ Museum and the new Debbie…

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Ruddington Referendum Reminder

Villagers are being urged to vote “YES” to approve the Ruddington Neighbourhood Plan in an important referendum being held this week. Everyone living in the parish should now have received either a postal ballot or a notification to vote in person at one of our two village Polling Stations on Thursday, 22nd July. As you can see below, the poll gives you the opportunity to answer the simple question: “Do you want Rushcliffe Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Ruddington to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood area?”…

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‘Freedom Day’ in Ruddington

Since the Government confirmed yesterday that Monday 19th July will by the day that all COVID-19 legal restrictions in England will be lifted, businesses and residents in Ruddington have been weighing up what ‘risks’ they will be prepared to take. Whilst Sajid Javid confirmed England will move to ‘Step 4’ – the final stage of ‘unlocking’ its Coronavirus restrictions on this date – he also described July 19th as “the start of a new phase of continued caution” – saying the use of face coverings will still be “expected and recommended…

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Four More Weeks of ‘Step 3’

Today’s announcement by the Prime Minister about England’s ‘road out of lockdown’ brought a mixture of good and bad news for Ruddington’s hospitality businesses. Boris Johnson confirmed, as anticipated, that ‘Step 4’ – which he dubbed “Freedom Day” – will be delayed by a month due to concerns about the continuing spread of the more infectious and vaccine-resistant ‘Delta’ Coronavirus variant in the UK. He said this pause should allow the vaccination of around five million more people before remaining restrictions are lifted. Here in Ruddington, the latest Government data indicates COVID-19 is…

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The Euros at Annie’s Pop-up Beer Garden

You’ve hopefully already heard that the ‘Pop-Up Beer Garden’ run by Annie’s Burger Shack in the picturesque surroundings of Ruddington’s Easthorpe House was extended into the summer by popular demand. Well, not only will the Loughborough Road venue now continue to serve food and drink every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through until Sunday June 20th, it will ALSO be showing EVERY SINGLE Euro 2020 game ‘live’ during these opening hours! Annie says: “Annie’s Pop-Up Beer Garden has now been UPGRADED! Come along for some Beers, Burgers AND Football. Whatever the weather, come rain or shine, we will be here. We…

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Bloomin’ Dementia’s Big Day Out

The August Bank Holiday weekend will see the welcome return of a Ruddington charity’s main annual fundraiser – after it had to be cancelled last year due to COVID-19. Since Bloomin’ Dementia‘s very successful ‘Big Day Out’ in 2019 – rebranded from ‘Walking with Dementia’ in previous years – the Coronavirus pandemic has caused an unwelcome two year interval – meaning that funds are needed this year more than ever before. The village-based charity, which enjoyed a high profile launch at 4, Easthorpe Street in November 2017, aims to give a better…

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Next Stop – a Ruddington Referendum

A meeting of Rushcliffe Borough Councillors this week is expected to agree that the Ruddington Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to a referendum among villagers.* It’s after independent examiner David Kaiserman concluded that the Regulation 15 Submission Version met the ‘prescribed basic conditions’ and other statutory requirements – although this was subject to a total of 32 modifications he outlined in his March 2021 report. After a few further tweaks since, the final version is now ready to be discussed by the Council’s Cabinet – which is expected to rubber-stamp the…

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EURO 2021 at The White Horse

We’re being invited to get behind England this month as the delayed UEFA European Football Championships finally get underway. The White Horse Inn has created a dedicated ‘Ruddington Fan Park’ featuring large outdoor screens for COVID safe viewing of all the big matches during the EURO 2021 tournament. However, booking a table as soon as possible is strongly advised because the Church Street venue expects very high demand – especially during the England games. Pub owner Andy Hunt says: “After everything we’ve been through we need good events like this –…

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Teenage Ruddington Chef Missing

UPDATE: Wed 2nd June 4.30pm We’re pleased to report that Paige has been found. There are no further details at present. Thanks to everyone who shared the appeal and looked out for her – on behalf of her family and her concerned work colleagues at The White Horse. Original story 11.30am Wed 2nd June…. Concerns are growing for the whereabouts of a 16-year-old apprentice chef who’s been missing from her home since yesterday (Tuesday). Paige (pictured above), who works at The White Horse in Ruddington and lives in Clifton, was last seen…

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Indoor Hospitality Reopens

This week’s milestone date of Monday 17th May has been pencilled in our diaries for a few months now – the point promised on the ‘roadmap’ for a further easing of Coronavirus restrictions in England – assuming all went to plan. Hospitality venues in Ruddington preparing to reopen indoors had begun wondering in recent days whether clusters of cases of the new ‘Indian’ COVID-19 variant in other parts of the UK might put a spanner in the works – following fresh warnings from some scientists not to proceed with ‘Step 3’…

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