Beware Ruddington Road Restrictions

A weekend of parking prohibition along Mere Way, a morning of temporary traffic lights on High Street and a further complete closure of Dutton’s Hill are among the scheduled works liable to cause disruption over the coming days and weeks in and around Ruddington. Firstly, during all of the weekend Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th May, and again on Saturday 21st May, many motorists who use Mere Way to park up whilst visiting Rushcliffe Country Park or Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre will not be able to do so. Most of the parking will…

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More Village Centre Road Closures

Further complete closures of Ruddington’s main shopping street and Dutton’s Hill are among the roadworks liable to cause disruption over the next few months in and around our village. Firstly, there’s Easter Day work (Sunday 17th April) by Severn Trent for repair and maintenance on High Street, meaning the road will be closed throughout the day with diversions in operation. Nottingham City Transport says between 08:00-17:00 its Green 10/C service will divert: turning left onto Easthorpe St, right on the A60 and right onto Kirk Lane (10) or straight on…

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Goodbye Brookside Autoservices

It’s been the end of another era in our village today (Thursday 31st March) as a long established and much loved Ruddington business closed its doors for the final time. The two highly skilled car mechanics behind it, Dave Pearson and John Dennis (pictured top), have brought to an end over 30 years of running Brookside Autoservices together by announcing their retirement. Being a little out of the way, tucked around on Brookside Road, has meant that customer recommendations have always been important to their continuing success. The two business partners modestly tell RUDDINGTON.info the key to…

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Easter Roadworks on Loughborough Road

After a number of roadworks around Ruddington at the start of the year, there’s another ‘lull’ in scheduled highway work around our village until this spring. Find details of temporary traffic lights due to emergency gas work on Clifton Road >>HERE<<. However, those of us who access Ruddington or the Business Park via the A60 are likely to be dismayed at the prospect of yet more disruptive roadworks starting near the Mere Way junction from the beginning of April and lasting right through the Easter holidays! Further work by Severn…

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Ruddington Roadworks Return

After a ‘lull’ over the Christmas and New Year period, the road diggers will be out and about again in Ruddington over the coming weeks. Work by Severn Trent originally scheduled to take place at one of our busiest junctions last Sunday only (9th January) will now be taking place over two weekends this month. Thankfully this water connection work – at the crossroads of Loughborough, Kirk Lane and Flawforth Avenue – is still scheduled just on Sundays: the 16th and 23rd January. This means the disruption for motorists should be kept…

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Flawforth Lane Shut This Week

As well as empty filling stations caused by panic buying, there’s another source of angst for Ruddington’s hard pressed motorists this week – the closure of Flawforth Lane. Thankfully it’s due to take place only from Monday 27th to Wednesday 29th September – substantially less than a previous three week closure sought last month by Linden Homes in connection with its ‘Blacksmith’s Green’ development. Although the contractor did shut the road for a few hours by mistake, seemingly due to a misunderstanding (top photo courtesy of Ruddington Mums), in the end that work…

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Disruptive Ruddington Roadworks Extended

It’s been announced that roadworks responsible for long delays at the Loughborough Road/Flawforth Lane junction will NOT be completed by this Friday (27th August) as originally planned*. These are in connection with the new ‘Blacksmith’s Green’ housing development.  A spokesperson for Via East Midlands, which is co-ordinating the work, reveals an extension to the duration of the new sewer installation has been requested by the works’ promoter, Vistry Homes. Via says: “This has been granted until Monday (30th August) for the works in this junction to be completed, as there will be…

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Wilford Road Closing for a Week

Drivers are being reminded that Wilford Road in Ruddington is to be shut for a whole week this August as highway contractors finish constructing the new junction into the Bloor Homes ‘Fairham Green’ development. The current temporary traffic lights will be swapped for a total road closure from Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th August inclusive whilst these roadworks are carried out, meaning (except in an emergency) no vehicular traffic will be allowed through. However, it’s understood the shared footway will remain open for pedestrians and cyclists throughout. Another casualty of…

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Flawforth Lane Road Closure Cancelled

A three week closure of Flawforth Lane next month in connection with Linden Homes’ ‘Blacksmith’s Green’ development has been called off. This had been requested from August 9th to August 27th to enable the completion of the junction into the new estate – also involving widening of the footpath and the installation of a combined sewer. However, given this is such a busy route in and out of the village, Linden Homes has now decided this work can be carried out using multi-way temporary traffic lights, rather than needing a road closure…

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Charity Shop Will Not Reopen

It’s been confirmed that Ruddington’s newest charity shop – which only opened its doors in March 2018 before being forced to cease trading due to the pandemic – will remain shut permanently. The Children’s Society Shop at the corner of High Street and Easthorpe Street had only been up-and-running for two years when the first Coronavirus ‘lockdown’ happened – shutting it “temporarily” – however it hasn’t traded again since. As previously reported, the manager Stephanie Reed was subsequently redeployed to look after the Arnold shop – leaving our village branch facing…

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