What’s Hot in Travel for 2023?

As we reach the end of 2022, I can honestly say this has been the best year for travel since 2019. We are at a point where you can book a holiday confident that you will get to travel. We know that we are going through a cost-of-living crisis which might affect your plans. Booking early gets you the lowest prices. Consider a payment plan so that you can pay a little each month towards your holiday. Some holidays such as cruises allow you to plan ahead to 2024 and…

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Property Developer’s Second Planning Breach

It’s been confirmed the house-builder currently constructing 175 new houses on almost sixteen acres of Ruddington’s former Green Belt south of Musters Road has breached its planning conditions for the second time in just over a year. Residents nearby have reacted with dismay at being told a total of 38 ‘Wilbur Chase’ properties are now occupied – breaching even the revised 35 property limit set by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC). Stipulations for Avant Homes (Midlands)‘s original planning approval for this estate included that off-site highway improvement works to the A60/Kirk Lane/Flawforth Lane junction…

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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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Leia Looks Back on 2022 Summer Holidays

What a whirlwind 2022 has been for travel writes Ruddington’s Leia Morales. Two and a half years after starting my business as a Travel Counsellor and the world of travel is back to normal (almost!). This summer saw my customers reaching all corners of the globe and enjoying exploring new countries or finally being able to visit family. By far the most popular destination for my customers has been the USA, with Orlando proving my top seller. I’ve had a family drive over 2000 miles around the west coast of America in…

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Refurbished Ruddington Visitor Centre & Café Opens

The major work which started in January to upgrade the lakeside Education Centre and its associated facilities in Rushcliffe Country Park is now complete. As the sun shone down this morning {Wednesday 12th October},  The Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park, Rushcliffe Borough Councillors and other invited guests were among those attending the official opening to see all the improvements – including a permanent new café, the refurbished visitors’ centre and conference room, improved toilet facilities and additional landscaping. Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) says the work carried out here is the first phase of a series of…

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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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Goodbye Ruddington Vets

After 28 years serving Ruddington’s pet owners, it’s been revealed that our much loved veterinary practice is leaving the village. The news was first announced on Ruddington Vets Facebook page last week, in a post which read: “Check out our spacious new site!”. It went on to explain that: “This Autumn, we will be growing our practice.”  To achieve this, they will be moving it around two miles away – to new premises over in Clifton. They do not plan to retain any veterinary facilities at the Shaw Street site in Ruddington (pictured…

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Get Ready For Our Village Show

If you’re proud of something you’ve grown, produced or made then please don’t be shy! You’re invited to display it at this year’s Ruddington Village Show. It’s FREE to enter and you might even win a prize. This year, the annual village event run by Ruddington Gardeners’ Association (RGA) is being held on Saturday 17th September, in St Peter’s Rooms. It’s not just to do with horticulture, either. Categories include vegetables, flowers, preserves, photography, craft work and paintings – all arranged to make another colourful and stunning display on the day. Organiser…

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Plans Revealed for Fairham Green ‘Phase Two’

Whilst construction continues apace on Bloor Homes’ 167 property ‘Fairham Green’ development, residents in the Grange Farm area have discovered the house-builder is already eyeing up its next Green Belt site further along Wilford Road. Questions were asked when surveyors from Greenhatch Contractors appeared outside ‘Ruddington Day Nursery’ today {Tuesday 16th August} and began taking measurements along that stretch of the B680 into the village. It was discovered they were working on behalf of Bloor Homes – assessing the site access to the current agricultural land between the lane to…

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