Our Local Election Candidates

Whilst some Ruddington residents have already cast their votes by post for this Thursday’s elections, others may still be undecided about who would best represent our village on Nottinghamshire County Council. If you’re among the latter, please read on… For Leake & Ruddington there are seven candidates on the ballot paper for May 6th 2021 representing five political parties – two each for the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, and Labour & Co-operative, and one for The Green Party. We should vote for up to two of these candidates. For the Conservative Party: Standing again is Reg Adair,…

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Mere Way Junction Roadworks Extended Again

Major Ruddington roadworks which have already been causing peak time headaches for motorists for months are being extended by at least another three weeks. The work on Loughborough Road at the Mere Way roundabout to create a suitable access for the new William Davis Homes development on former Green Belt farmland began in September 2020. It was originally scheduled for completion on March 26th 2021 but will not now be finished until at least Friday 11th June. The revised end date is said to be “…due to various delays on site”. Chris Brown, Assistant…

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Ruddington Roadworks

Highway maintenance and construction works taking place in our village over the next few weeks, which are liable to disrupt traffic, are as follows:- Monday 26th April 7.30am to Friday 28th May 5.30pm – Two-way 24 hour temporary traffic lights on Wilford Road adjacent to Trent Avenue (above) – Severn Trent Water is carrying out mains reinforcement work in relation to the new ‘Fairham Green’ housing development. Until 31st May – Footpath closure on High Street for new shop/office development at former Barclay & Cook store (below) – Drivers please beware pedestrians in road. Extended…

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Petition For Safe Crossing Reaches 1.5K Signatures

A road safety campaign for a better crossing point for walkers, cyclists and horse riders on a busy dual carriageway between Ruddington and West Bridgford is attracting widespread support. Paul Fenton’s online petition highlighting how dangerous it has become to cross the A52 trunk road between the Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft roundabouts has so far attracted over 1,500 signatures. His focus is on the existing underpass opposite Wayte Court (pictured above and below) which many walkers from our village already use to get to Sharp Hill Wood and Nature Reserve. “That…

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April Roadworks

Highway maintenance and construction works taking place in our village over the next few weeks, which are liable to disrupt traffic, are as follows:- Monday 12th April to Wednesday 14th April from 9.00am to 4.00pm – Three way temporary traffic signals on Landmere Lane at its junction with Old Road – drainage and flood defence work at the side of the A52 by Highways England. Wednesday 21st April 7.00am to Saturday 24th April 5.00pm – Two-way 24 hour temporary traffic lights on Kirk Lane adjacent to Sycamore Close – work by…

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Clifton Road to Close Yet Again!

After having already been closed to through-traffic three times this year for roadworks, one of the main access routes in and out of Ruddington will be shut yet again this weekend. Thankfully it’s just for a few hours, therefore it’s less likely to cause disruption for drivers than previous closures – such as the repair and resurfacing work on Clifton Road between Camelot Street and Old Station Drive which took place in January following a burst water main. The latest closure is said to be necessary to complete work started by the same contractors in March to deal…

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More Housing on Former Ruddington Green Belt?

Another 32 new homes could be built on former Green Belt land in Ruddington if planning permission is granted to construct them in the grounds of an existing village property. Rather than selling The Croft at 211, Loughborough Road as a large, family home, Lincolnshire based Pygott & Crone Holdings Limited is instead advertising it for the owner as “…8.5 acres of prime residential development (stp), alongside an existing residential dwelling.” It suggests that the current property could be converted into three town houses – for a developer to sell individually – and…

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‘Handmade in Rudd’

That’s the name of a new Facebook Group specifically for makers and buyers of local, handmade items in our village. It’s been set up both for the benefit of those who live in Ruddington, and produce homemade items themselves, and for residents who like to buy handmade products whilst shopping locally at the same time. The group’s creator, Liz Corder, says: “I was thinking about how it’s nice to shop local and that there must be a lot of creative people in Ruddington. I put a post on Ruddington Mums –…

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March/April Roadworks

Highway maintenance and construction works taking place in our village over the next few weeks, which are liable to disrupt traffic, are as follows:- Tuesday 23rd March to Friday 26th March 2021 – Old Loughborough Road – approx. 50m south of the junction with Landmere Lane – 24 hour two-way traffic signals – installation of new electricity supply by Western Power Distribution. Wednesday 21st April 7.00am to Saturday 24th April 5.00pm – Two-way 24 hour temporary traffic lights on Kirk Lane adjacent to Sycamore Close – work by Severn Trent Water in the…

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Clifton Road to Close Again!

After having already been closed to through traffic twice this year for roadworks, one of the main access routes in and out of Ruddington will soon be shut again. Thankfully this time it’s just for a few hours – and also at the weekend – so is less likely to cause disruption for drivers than the previous repair and resurfacing work on Clifton Road between Camelot Street and Old Station Drive which took place in January following a burst water main. The latest closure is said to be necessary to deal with overhanging trees…

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