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Ruddington’s Refurbished Play Area Opens!

After delays caused by the inclement weather, Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) says its major refurbishment and upgrade work in the play area at Ruddington’s country park is complete – with brand new, accessible equipment now open for children to enjoy. The new-look Rushcliffe Country Park recreational facility boasts a new ‘Kanope Tower’ multi-play unit featuring 14 different play elements and a new wooden trail and offers panoramic views of the park. There’s also a new pendulum pod swing and a fully inclusive wheelchair see-saw. As shown on the image above, the full scheme has added 28…

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Museum Volunteers’ Special Day

On His Majesty’s 75th birthday last November we reported the very happy news that individuals and groups volunteering at Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum (FWK) had been awarded the prestigious King’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest Royal accolade a local voluntary group can receive in the UK, and is equivalent to an MBE. FWK was one of 262 local charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive our new King’s first awards in 2023. Their work, along with others from across the UK, aims to remind us about all the…

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Educational Gifts for All Ruddington Eleven Year Olds

Do you live in Ruddington and have a son or daughter with a birthday between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013 who attends a school outside the village? If so, they’re still eligible for some special gifts! It’s all thanks to James Peacock – who was born in Ruddington in 1585 before leaving for London when he was 14 years old as an apprentice to leather merchant Thomas Smith. James became a very successful businessman but, when he died in 1641, he had no children to leave his fortune…

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Property of the Week

This week’s Benjamins featured Ruddington property is a three double-bedroomed, semi-detached family home | beautifully extended | featuring a dining kitchen fitted with white quartz worktops | generous, south-west facing garden with lawn and al fresco dining areas, summer house, plus plumbing for a hot tub | and priced at £360,000.  You can view this property in a new browser window >>HERE<<. Please contact Benjamins Estate Agents directly for more information, or to arrange a viewing, by ‘phoning 0115 937 1713 or emailing info@benjaminsproperty.com Benjamins Director Ben Featherstone says: “We are extremely excited to team up…

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Thousands Raised During ‘Open Gardens’ Event

Organisers of last weekend’s ‘Ruddington Open Gardens’ have revealed it was another great success – securing well over £6,000 to split between their two chosen kids’ charities. For the fourth time, on Saturday & Sunday 1st & 2nd July 2024, people across our village allowed public access to their own green spaces, for a one-off payment of £5, to help raise funds for Save the Children and Action for Children. Jane Piggott says: “The huge success was thanks to the tremendous support of local gardeners and allotment holders, village businesses, the Ruddington Yarn Ninjas,…

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Riverfall Celebrates a Decade of Financial Wisdom

A Ruddington-based financial planning and mortgage firm is marking a decade in business. Riverfall Financial, founded in 2014, is located on the first floor of 17-21 High Street. The team began their tenth birthday celebrations with a visit to RuddFest {top photo}. Business owner Jessica McGowan, CFP™ Chartered FCSI, explains: “As Managing Director, and fellow Ruddington resident of 15 years, I’m thrilled we have reached our decade in business – as well as the first anniversary of moving in to our village centre offices. “It’s an achievement we’re really proud of and it’s testament…

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Roadworks Will Continue Until November!

The major work to reshape Ruddington’s busiest crossroads is set to cause significant disruption again from this Friday (7th June 2024) when four-way temporary traffic signals will be back in use at the Loughborough Road/Kirk Lane/Flawforth Lane junction. Now we’re being told these will be needed until Friday 8th November! The unwelcome revelation by VIA East Midlands, that the expected completion date has been pushed back yet another four weeks, means the work to improve the layout of this increasingly busy village crossroads will ultimately have taken sixteen months. Since it began…

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Nottingham Property Prices Summer 2024

UK house prices are growing again throughout the country writes Ruddington’s Benwell Daykin Estate Agents. The latest data for May, released at the beginning of June, suggest prices rose 0.4 per cent in the last 4 weeks. This data comes straight from Nationwide. House prices have remained fairly static throughout Spring 2024, however a small rise in wages and a dip in inflation has meant prices are on an upward trend once more. The average UK house price now stands at £264,249, compared to £261,962 in April. Nottingham house prices in…

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Ruddington’s D-Day Beacon

This week, celebrations marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day are taking place nationwide and in other countries which were British allies during the Second World War. This Thursday evening, 6th June 2024, our village will also be joining in.  Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) is inviting all residents along to the War Memorial on Church Street for 8.50pm as the countdown to the synchronised national beacon lighting gets underway. Ruddington Community Choir will be on hand with some appropriate songs as the sun sets and dusk prevails. Ex-service personnel in particular are being invited…

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Property of the Week

This week’s Benjamins featured Ruddington property is a three bedroomed, semi-detached home | on a family orientated road | with extended reception room | open plan living | conservatory | parking for multiple cars | detached single garage | generous, west facing garden with lawn and patio areas | and priced at £340,000.  You can view this property in a new browser window >>HERE<<. Please contact Benjamins Estate Agents directly for more information, or to arrange a viewing, by ‘phoning 0115 937 1713 or emailing info@benjaminsproperty.com Benjamins Director Ben Featherstone says: “We are extremely excited to…

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