Celebrating All That’s Great About Ruddington

Ruddington is set for a major celebration – straight after the next monthly Village Market on Saturday 2nd October – which organisers are calling ‘RuddBEST’! Organised by St Peter’s Church in association with Ruddington Parish Council it will see events taking place across The Green and campus of the Parish Church throughout the afternoon and into the early evening. It will focus on all that’s GREAT about living in Ruddington and being part of our village community. St Peter’s Church Pioneer Minister, Jane Gray, recalls: “Back in the dim and distant…

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Top Prize for ‘Little Pink Shed’

A Ruddington allotment holder has been rewarded for all her hard work – not only with the fruit, vegetables and flowers she’s grown, but also with a special trophy. Susie Moore has received the award for Hareham Gardens Best Allotment 2021, and is pictured (above) receiving it from Robin Crinage – the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at The James Peacock Bread Charity. Susie was given the special prize for bringing a previously neglected plot, within the allotments at the corner of Musters Road and Asher Lane, up to a…

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Ruddington Grange Licence Variation Application

Ruddington’s golf club has submitted an application to Rushcliffe Borough Council for a variation of the current alcohol and entertainment licence on its premises. As well as the popular 18-hole par-72 golf course, established in 1988, Ruddington Grange Golf Club on Wilford Road is now also a well established entertainment venue for dining, parties, weddings and other functions. With the blue notice below, the Ruddington business is seeking to expand what it can offer to its customers from our village and beyond. Ruddington Grange Golf Club offers various bookable rooms of…

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How Do YOU Use Rushcliffe Country Park?

Most villagers consider ourselves very fortunate to have over 200 acres of recreational green space right on our doorstep, at the southern edge of Ruddington. Since being created, thirty years’ ago, Rushcliffe Country Park has become a magnet for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers in general – as well as hosting numerous, regular events including the weekly walks, park runs and the brand new skatepark, which all attract visitors here from far and wide. Now the many users of Ruddington’s Country Park ark are being asked to give their opinions in…

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Housebuilder Rapped for Planning Breach

Residents at the southern end of our village have sent an official complaint to Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) after it became clear that a Ruddington property developer is allowing the first households to move into its new homes in violation of agreed planning conditions. Avant Homes (Midlands) is currently building 175 dwellings south of Musters Road – a new 15.89 acre estate, controversially approved on our former Green Belt, called ‘Wilbur Chase’. Existing villagers were alerted to the company’s transgression by its own social media last week, which pictured a couple…

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Ruddington Allotment Project Receives Vital Funding

A group that manages a Ruddington allotment has received vital funding from ‘Reach Rushcliffe’ to help redevelop their gardening space to aid local residents’ health and mental wellbeing. The Rushcliffe Social Prescribing Group run a plot at the ‘Paradise Gardens’ allotments off Wilford Road which has received the funds to assist with the purchase of a summer house, planters, plants, soil and paving to give the site more accessibility. The space was donated by Ruddington Parish Council and will give those at risk of social isolation or loneliness in our…

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Dismay Over Lost Ruddington Trees

The felling of two large trees – which had been part an attractive, green canopy above Manor Park for many generations – has caused shock and sadness among villagers. Emma Revill, who kindly supplied RUDDINGTON.info with the photos (above and below), contacted us in dismay last Thursday (August 19th) when she saw that two of the tall, Beech trees by the roadside in front of James Peacock School had been chopped down. She called it “tragic” – and was very keen to find out the reason why. With the ‘climate emergency’…

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Soft Plastic Recycling Comes to Ruddington Co-op

Have you realised you can now recycle soft plastics like crisp packets and bread bags at our village Co-op? This useful recycling bin (pictured above) is brand new to the Church Street food store this month. Gwen Eyre, Co-op member pioneer for Ruddington and Clifton, says: “We’re delighted to be able to offer this facility in Ruddington. With concerns about plastic pollution and climate change, we know there are many villagers who wanted to recycle softer plastic items which aren’t accepted in Rushcliffe Borough Council’s blue bins. Our bin is situated…

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Hundreds Attend Skate Park’s Official Opening

This weekend’s official opening of Ruddington’s new skate park has been hailed a great success by organisers – after people of all ages and abilities flocked to the special sessions arranged for its launch at Rushcliffe Country Park yesterday (Saturday 14th August). Although the £210,000 state-of-the-art facility actually opened in June, it was decided to wait until all COVID-19 restrictions had been lifted to put on this more formal event. Beginners and more advanced boarders from Ruddington and beyond joined together from 9.30am for the sessions provided by Skate Nottingham. These included…

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‘Bombs to Butterflies’ Reprinted

Our village is very fortunate to have the open green space of the Rushcliffe Country Park on our doorstep. But have you ever wondered about its history? You can find the fascinating story of how it evolved via the ‘Bombs to Butterflies’ project, where the original book has now been reprinted by The Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park (FoRCP). The first edition of the book was in 2003 – published by ‘The Friends’ and The Ruddington History Society. The idea was the brainchild of Margaret Lawson who put together a historical account…

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