Planning for the Platinum Jubilee

Next year Britain will be celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Right now Ruddingtonians are being asked how we’d like mark our longest ever serving monarch’s milestone here in the village. Ruddington Parish Council is starting to organise events to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II‘s seventy years on the throne, which are to be celebrated from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022. Councillor Graham Fletchers says: “We are at the very early stages at the moment. Our aim is to meet with village groups, etc, to bring them all together and try and…

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What’s Your Favourite Ruddington Pub?

Of course, our village is spoilt for choice when it comes to public houses – with the historic seven (above) now joined by other Ruddington venues where you can sit down to enjoy an alcoholic drink or two – such as Ruddington Grange Golf Club, The Bottle Top and Philo’s Deli. However, it’s the more traditional community inns which are the focus of Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards‘ latest competition – to find ‘The Best Pub in Rushcliffe’.  She has launched this search in tandem with her ‘Best Local Shop Awards 2021’ –…

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New Village Festival & Open Gardens Planned

If you’ve lived in Ruddington for a little while, you may remember ‘Open Gardens’ events being organised in our village? In the summers of 2016 and 2018 these were staged in aid of Save the Children and Action for Children and proved a big hit with villagers and visitors alike. Last time around, an impressive £2280 was raised for the two charities. Sadly, COVID-19 put a stop to the biennial event happening last year. The good news is that it should return NEXT year. One of the organisers, Jane Piggott, says: “For the summer of…

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Christmas Street Market Confirmed

The organisers of Ruddington Village Market say this December’s Christmas event will be returning to High Street and St Peter’s Church – after being scaled down last year to take place only on The Green because of COVID-19 concerns. Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) took over the responsibility of organising the annual ‘Christmas Fayre’ from Ruddington Parish Council early last year, with plans to combine it with their festive December Village Market on The Green to make it bigger and better than ever. However, with the Coronavirus pandemic creating major public safety…

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Breakers’ Boss Bows Out

One of the best known characters in Ruddington’s retail community has left his post – after more than seven years as Operations Manager for a Nottinghamshire brewer. Nottingham Brewery has confirmed the departure of Andy Heath due to the imminent sale of The Frame Breakers pub on High Street – which the company has owned and run for the past six years. Andy joined the brewery in September 2014 – after 16 years working for J D Weatherspoon – and is credited with turning around the fortunes of the Ruddington pub, following…

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Ruddington Curry House is Hot Stuff!

Village restaurant owner Mahbu Noor and his staff say they’re delighted at picking up a special national award for their work at The Three Spices on Easthorpe Street – after being nominated for it by their customers. The Ruddington eatery picked up the title ‘Best Customers’ Choice Restaurant’ in this year’s prestigious National Curry Awards – staged by Curry Life Magazine at a glittering event in London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel. The gong was presented to him by well known broadcasters Angela Rippon and Mike Bushell {top photo}. Speaking after the ceremony, Mr…

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A Cumberland Close Compromise?

New proposals to resolve access issues for residents in a Ruddington cul-de-sac, whilst still enabling some parking there for those who need it, have been put out for consultation. As RUDDINGTON.info reported in August, after numerous complaints about inconsiderate parking and damage to vehicles, there was a previous consultation by Via East Midlands (on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council) which proposed prohibiting all parking on Cumberland Close between 9am and 5pm every day. This caused dismay among some residents and businesses along Easthorpe Street who have no off-street parking of their own…

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Pay Parking Plans Rejected

Ruddington Parish Councillors have again said “no” to imposing a time restriction or long stay parking charges in their Church Street Car Park. As we reported earlier this week, following an approach from Ruddington Co-op, the idea was revisited at last night’s full Parish Council Meeting (October 12th). Although parking would have remained free for up to two hours (with the two options put forward either making that the maximum stay or imposing parking charges after that) Councillors voted unanimously against both parking proposals by Horizon Parking Ltd which it had made…

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Ruddington Co-op’s Pay Parking Proposal

Village Councillors are to revisit the possibility of charging for parking in their Church Street Car Park following an approach from our Co-op. Whilst parking there is currently free and unlimited, the foodstore’s proposal – suggesting two possible options – is on the agenda for Tuesday night’s Ruddington Parish Council Meeting (12th October). It comes after the retailer noticed that the turnover of cars in the 39 marked car park bays is very low, with some vehicles appearing to remain there all day. Although all the spaces in front of…

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Free School Holiday Meals to Continue

Ruddington’s schools are welcoming the announcement by Nottinghamshire County Council that it will continue to fund Free School Meals for the October half-term and over two weeks at Christmas. This means that village schoolchildren will be among more than 25,000 across the county who will receive 250,000 meals during the October break. Councillor Tracey Taylor, chairman of Children and Young People’s Committee, says that the Council recognised the cost of living challenges were impacting on large numbers of people and was grateful to receive the funding to continue the support until…

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