Jon’s Marathon Effort for Bereavement Charity

A community-spirited Ruddington businessman is swapping three wheels for two legs to take on the ultimate challenge this spring – running the 2023 London Marathon! Jon Lee, owner of National Car Finder on Easthorpe Street, began his training last July and has regularly been seen pounding the streets of Ruddington (and beyond) ever since – as he prepares himself mentally and physically for the 26.2 mile run around some of the capital’s most famous landmarks on Sunday April 23rd. “Many will know I enjoy playing cricket and watching football –…

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School Expansion News Welcomed

Village families who currently have children attending James Peacock Infant & Nursery School and St Peter’s Junior School are welcoming this week’s announcement that Ruddington’s historically preferred Secondary School will be made over a third larger. Since the building of thousands of new homes began in its catchment area, some residents here have been struggling to get places for their kids at Rushcliffe School in West Bridgford (now rebranded Rushcliffe Spencer Academy). In fact, in recent years, a good number of Ruddington pupils have been split up from lifelong friends to be accommodated…

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The Best of Ruddington Unveiled

The first-ever ‘Rudd Award’ winners were announced at a special ceremony at St Peter’s Church last night {Friday 18th November}, with a raft of Ruddington favourites celebrated for their contribution to the local community. The inaugural Rudd Awards, organised by Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP), was introduced by RVCP Chair Mike Ader and compered by BBC Radio Nottingham Drivetime presenter Verity Cowley {pictured} with a little help from the Vicar of Ruddington Revd Andrew Buchanan. It celebrated 19 independent village businesses, individuals and community groups helping Ruddington village to thrive by building…

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Joe and Pudsey’s Ruddington Visit

The organisers of Ruddington’s Junior Parkrun have released final details about the two very special visitors coming to our Country Park this weekend. As previously reported, Pudsey Bear and celebrity body-coach Joe Wicks will be taking part in Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun this Sunday, 13th November 2022, as part of BBC Children in Need‘s annual fundraising. However, it’s worth noting some significant changes to Ruddington’s usual weekly event for 4 to 14 year-olds. In fact, Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun will be officially cancelled on the day – to make way for ‘Walk with Joe’. This means there…

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Ruddington Organisations up for Rushcliffe Awards

As excitement builds for the inaugural ‘Rudd Awards’ ceremony on Friday November 18th in St Peter’s Church, you may not have heard that two Ruddington organisations have also been shortlisted for some borough-wide gongs which are being handed out six days later. The annual ‘Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards’ showcase volunteers, businesses, environmentalists, clubs, organisations, and the best of health & wellbeing, food & drink sectors and local enterprise. Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park have been nominated in the ‘Environmental Project or Group’ category up against FarmEco Community Farm in Screveton and South Notts Ringing Group. Amongst many…

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Join the Ruddy Rebels!

Women who want to run with others – or get back into running – are being invited along to a series of FREE ‘Couch to 5k’ running sessions starting in Ruddington this week. They’ve been organised by Notts Women Runners in Rushcliffe Country Park since 2016 – as the sub group ‘Ruddy Rebels’ – but have been on ‘hiatus’ since COVID-19 struck, just over two and a half years’ ago. Rachel Lesesne, one of the three run leaders, explains: “Our last official beginners group graduated in March 2020 {pictured top}, just a…

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‘Community Sundays’ in Ruddington

Residents are invited to get involved with a wide variety of activities organised in and around our village on the first Sunday of each month. They’re an initiative which was started by Ruddington Baptist Church last year. Rachel Third from their Leadership Team tells us: “Community Sundays began from a desire to reconnect and build new relationships in the village after COVID-19. We wanted to go beyond our pre-COVID pattern of just meeting inside the building on a Sunday and instead get out and about in the community, hopefully doing…

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Pudsey and Joe to Visit Ruddington!

Organisers of Ruddington’s free weekly run for 4 to 14 year-olds have revealed they’ll be joined by two very special guests this autumn. As part of BBC Children in Need, Pudsey Bear and celebrity body-coach Joe Wicks will be taking part in four UK Parkruns in November – including Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun in our country park at 9am on Sunday 13th November 2022. On that date, Ruddington’s usual junior walk will be replaced with a 2k ‘Walk With Joe’ fundraiser – accompanied by Pudsey and other CBeebies stars. Whilst entry will remain free,…

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The Bottle Top – Café, Beer & Eco Shop

When Glyn Thomas’s much loved Greengrocers closed its doors in 2018, locals feared the heart and been ripped out of Ruddington and that our village centre would never be the same again. It was clear that a shop dedicated solely to selling fresh fruit and vegetables may no longer be viable, nevertheless 2, High Street has now become a new hub of the community thanks to the vision of husband and wife team Anthony and Alex Preston. Together they brought to Ruddington a brand new business called The Bottle Top, which opened on May…

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New Specialist Physiotherapists Join Ruddington Clinic

Rushcliffe Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic is pleased to announce that its team is growing once again with the addition of a new Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and a Paediatric Physiotherapist. Beginning in October, Carrie Martin {pictured top left} is joining the Ruddington based clinic to provide specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapy services. She qualified as a Physiotherapist from The University of Nottingham in 2012. She also has a degree in sport and exercise science. Since qualifying Carrie has worked within the NHS treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including sports injuries, trauma…

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