On The Verge of Paradise

Ruddingtonians who have a reason to walk via the private, gravel road between Clifton Road and Fairham Close will almost certainly have spotted a slightly odd L-shaped patch of previously overgrown land on the corner, just outside the western gates of ‘Paradise Gardens’ Allotments. Its custodians are Ruddington Parish Council, which also owns and manages the allotments but, due to a restrictive covenant, has found it quite difficult to know what to actually ‘do’ with this relatively small, extra ‘green’ area.  A fence erected recently was removed hastily when it…

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Where’s Ruddington’s Royal Oak Gone!?

So many concerned villagers have been contacting RUDDINGTON.info over the past fortnight, asking this question, we thought we’d better publish a quick update for you. As previously reported, Ruddington’s new ‘Royal Oak’ tree was kindly donated by villager Barbara Breakwell for Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) to plant on The Green during The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend. There was fanfare, ceremony and much interest as Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards was invited to do the tree planting on June Village Market day – alongside an attractive, stone-mounted plaque, already in situ. However, shortly…

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Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

A Royal Oak Tree, which has been growing in the garden of a former Ruddington Parish Councillor for a decade, has now taken pride of place on our village green; whilst one of Ruddington’s biggest employers has added a new Hornbeam Tree in its grounds at Ruddington Hall. These new trees (pictured above) are just the latest additions to ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’ in Ruddington to celebrate Her Majesty’s seventy years on the throne – with the former being planted by MP for Rushcliffe Ruth Edwards during the ‘Platinum Jubilee…

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Artex Community Day

Artex Ltd will be opening the gates of their distribution site to the general public for the very first time for a Community Day – packed with food stands, funfair stalls and a bouncy castle.  They are inviting you to join them to find out more about their business, how they operate, and how they’re becoming more sustainable. As well as providing food and entertainment, Artex colleagues will be inviting you to take a closer look inside the warehouse and production area and explore their biodiversity area. Find out more…

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Artex ‘Community Day’ in Ruddington

On Saturday 21st May from 10am-2pm, Artex Ltd will be opening the gates of their distribution site to the general public for the very first time for a ‘Community Day’ packed with food stands, funfair stalls and a bouncy castle. They are inviting you to join them to find out more about their business, how they operate, and how they’re becoming more sustainable. As well as providing food and entertainment, Artex colleagues will be inviting you to take a closer look inside their warehouse and production area and explore their biodiversity area. Their new hydro-treated…

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Our Tree Planting Parish Councillors

Did you know Ruddington Parish Council has a new ‘Tree Planting Working Group’? It’s been formed to improve biodiversity and create spaces for nature within our village. Long before the announcement earlier this month about ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’ to mark her Platinum Jubilee, Councillors Graham Fletcher, Holly Law, Leo Lanzoni, Ken Piggott and Chloe Lewington had already decided to put their efforts into making Ruddington a more attractive place to live and work – although most of their own activities are limited to Parish Council land or property. Recently,…

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