Ruddington’s Christmas and New Year Buses

If you’re intending to catch public transport to and from our village during the festive period, this is what you’ll need to know about our local bus operators. You’ll find below the planned service changes for Ruddington passengers using Nottingham City Transport’s Navy 3* or Green 10C/10X*, Kinchbus 9, CT4N Services 22 & 23 or NottsBus Connect Service 863** over the Christmas and New Year Holidays. However, please note, with staff illness/shortages due to the Coronavirus, it is advisable to check for service updates on their social media sites or by telephoning the bus company. Nottingham…

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Ruddington Nature Pioneer Receives Recognition

The driving force behind a Ruddington nature reserve is among the winners of this year’s ‘Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards’.  For 2021 a ‘physical’ ceremony returned – and was held last night (December 8th) at The Rushcliffe Arena.  Gordon Dyne, Chair of the South Notts Local Group of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, received recognition for his conservation work at Wilwell Farm Cutting Nature Reserve. Gordon is pictured above receiving his trophy from (L to R) Tom Holodynsky of Great Northern Group, Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council Cllr Simon Robinson and and Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr…

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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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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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A Quieter Fifth of November?

Ruddington residents are being reminded to show consideration for others and the environment this weekend – including moving to “lower noise” fireworks for Bonfire Night and other, forthcoming celebrations. Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) says we can all play our part to help protect local people, pets and wildlife – and is leading by example following a Cabinet decision earlier this year that called for lower volume effects at its events, which included choosing “quieter” fireworks for its own displays. The authority encourages external event operators in the Borough to follow suit. Householders in…

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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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Good News for Ruddington Recyclers?

Village residents who need to visit Ruddington’s nearest household waste and recycling centre will no longer have to book beforehand to do so as of next month. Now that wider COVID-19 restrictions having been eased, Nottinghamshire County Council has announced the advance booking system at its West Bridgford facility on Rugby Road will be removed from Monday November 1st. It was way back in September 2020 that the Council introduced a “trial” system whereby people needed to secure a slot to visit the site. This requirement has stayed in place for…

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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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New Footbridge Opens

Allotment holders at Hareham Gardens in Ruddington are celebrating the completion of their new footbridge. It spans a brook and provides a step-free route between the two halves of the site – which houses a total of 62 plots. It needed to be suitable for wheelchair users – whilst the adults with learning difficulties who are supported by the THERA Trust to grow crops on one of the plots needed safe access to get between the car park and their plot. The new structure replaces an older footbridge  (pictured below)…

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Free Tree Scheme Returns

Rushcliffe Borough Council is offering Ruddingtonians another chance to make our village greener – by applying for free trees for both our properties and the wider community. This year 800 Wild Cherry and Dogwood trees are being made available at no cost, in line with Council’s strategy “to provide sustainable environments in line with the Borough’s significant housing and employment growth” in the coming years. Indeed, Ruddington has seen the loss of large swathes of its former Green Belt to new housing recently – due to the Council’s Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 2 which is…

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