Village Centre Roadworks Postponed

In another strange but welcome turn of events, the planned work by Severn Trent Water around Kempson Street, which was due to start today (Tuesday 30th November), has been called off! Ruddington traders and motorists had been dreading more disruption and delays coming, as it was, straight after Cadent had only just completed its over-running gas main repair work. This had closed Wilford Road at Dutton’s Hill for almost two weeks, causing peak time traffic chaos. The new work by Severn Trent is required to provide a new water connection for additional homes (artist’s…

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More Village Centre Roadworks

No sooner has Cadent Gas finally completed its over-running repair work – which closed Wilford Road at Dutton’s Hill for almost two weeks – village centre traders and motorists in Ruddington are immediately facing more potential disruption and delays this week. Yesterday (Monday 29th November) business owners on High Street received a letter of confirmation from Severn Trent that the planned work around Kempson Street is going ahead for three days, from today. This is to provide a new water connection for additional homes (artist’s impression below) being built along there. As…

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Bloomin’ Marvellous!

A Ruddington charity which was set up four years’ ago to give a better quality of life to dementia sufferers and their families has been the first to officially receive its cash from the 2020-2021 round of the Co-op Local Community Fund.  Local shoppers raised a total £5232.13 for Bloomin’ Dementia, based on Easthorpe Street, and representatives were presented with their cheque at the Church Street Food Store yesterday (November 25th). Pictured above (L to R) are store manager Chris Bradbury, Amy Louise Troke & Andy Hallam from Bloomin’ Dementia, and…

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Dutton’s Hill Closure Extended!

Motorists, bus users and business owners in Ruddington have expressed dismay on learning that the recent traffic disruption in our village centre will continue for even longer – with emergency gas main work on Wilford Road STILL unfinished. Originally it was planned that two-way traffic signals would suffice whilst Cadent carried out repairs to a fractured gas main under Dutton’s Hill. However, last Wednesday (17th Nov) the busy route was suddenly shut without notice on safety grounds when it was discovered the gas leak was worse than anticipated. That closure was finally due…

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Dutton’s Hill Emergency Closure

Drivers trying to get through Ruddington village centre today faced unexpected delays and diversions – after emergency gas work shut Wilford Road at Dutton’s Hill at around 3pm*. As queues formed around the closure, Nottingham City Transport was forced to divert its Navy 3 service away from Ruddington village centre – leaving passengers stranded at bus stops. Traffic chaos has also been reported along St Mary’s Crescent – as drivers attempted to find their own diversionary route via St John’s Road and the Rufford Road estate. There’s now an important update…

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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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Ruddington’s November Roadworks

Village residents and drivers have been warned to expect more queues on Wilford Road due to another week of temporary traffic lights – this time for gas work in connection with the new ‘Fairham Green’ housing development. There also further work on Wilford Road for BT cable access – with daytime temporary signals – straight afterwards. Additionally during November, there’s set to be gas work on Kirk Lane, street lamp replacement along Clifton Road, Severn Trent Water work in our village centre, and the usual ninety minute road closure outside St…

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‘Green Rewards’ In Ruddington

With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) getting underway this weekend, local businesses and community projects in our village are joining forces with others across Nottinghamshire to offer discounts, vouchers and prizes for playing our part in combatting climate change and achieving ‘net zero’. Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) is among the nine authorities in the county who have joined forces with Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham with a new ‘Green Rewards’ app and web platform. By using it, Ruddington residents can accumulate points and earn prizes for many activities we…

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Roadworks Return to Loughborough Road

Village residents and drivers are being warned to brace themselves for yet more queues on the A60 from this week, whilst further work takes place around the Mere Way roundabout. Whilst there has already been a week of two-way temporary traffic lights outside Balmore Country House – for cabling work in the pavement by the new Pelican Crossing – there are also NEW multi-way signals scheduled for Seven Trent Water roadworks on Loughborough Road over most of this October half-term. Please be aware of other planned work on Kirk Lane, Vicarage Lane and…

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Ruddington’s Country Park Does it Again!

Rushcliffe Country Park has just received its 15th consecutive Green Flag Award – an acknowledgment that Ruddington’s much loved green space remains one of the very best parks in the UK. It’s one of 2,127 parks and green spaces around the country that have received the award – as the scheme celebrates 25 years as the international quality mark for parks. It’s a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities. Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for…

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