Ruddington’s Little Library

Local residents are certainly coming up with some imaginative ways of coping with the current cost of living crisis – and this latest one is good for our planet, too!  It has recycling at its heart and, as the name suggests, it won’t cost you a penny to use. You may already have spotted Ruddington’s ‘Little Free Library’ if you’ve headed along St Mary’s Crescent recently, without actually realising what this smart little wooden cupboard is all about, or what’s in it.  Of course, a closer inspection reveals the answer is books –…

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The Best of Ruddington Unveiled

The first-ever ‘Rudd Award’ winners were announced at a special ceremony at St Peter’s Church last night {Friday 18th November}, with a raft of Ruddington favourites celebrated for their contribution to the local community. The inaugural Rudd Awards, organised by Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP), was introduced by RVCP Chair Mike Ader and compered by BBC Radio Nottingham Drivetime presenter Verity Cowley {pictured} with a little help from the Vicar of Ruddington Revd Andrew Buchanan. It celebrated 19 independent village businesses, individuals and community groups helping Ruddington village to thrive by building…

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‘Warm Welcome Spaces’ Agreed in Ruddington

Last month we reported how St Peter’s Church and Ruddington Parish Council were launching a village initiative to help those here who may struggle to both feed their families and heat their homes this winter. Whilst, thankfully, the Chancellor’s ‘Autumn Statement’ this week has left the current UK energy price caps in place throughout the coldest part of the year, already soaring gas and electricity costs are presenting a challenge for many in Ruddington. That’s why a public ‘Open Meeting’ was held in St Peter’s on October 18th 2022. Church member…

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Introducing Ruddington Retirement Village

A brand new development of first-class retirement apartments is combined with comprehensive residential, dementia and nursing care support to form a fantastic range of facilities for the people of Ruddington and the surrounding areas. The ‘Retirement Village’ concept has been developed by My Care, who have long been associated with delivering great care across the Nottingham and East Midlands region. The company has had a long association with Ruddington and is keen to offer the best possible care choices for the local community. Whatever your care needs now, or in…

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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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Ruddington Co-op Reveals Latest ‘Good Causes’

The three beneficiaries of this year’s ‘Local Community Fund’ – courtesy of shoppers at the Ruddington Co-op – have been announced. This time two of the organisations are based in our village and the third over in Clifton. It’s been revealed this week that The Ruddington Pantry, Ruddington & District U3A and 1st Clifton Scout Group will all receive cash from the new round of funding – which runs from 24th October 2022 for the next 12 months. Member Pioneer for Ruddington and Clifton, Gwen Eyre, explains: “The Ruddington Co-op store and the…

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£8k Funding for Improved Museum Shop

Staff and volunteers at Ruddington’s historic Framework Knitters’ Museum are celebrating the award of new cash to upgrade their newly established café and shop. ‘Parker’s Yard’ was added late last year when the museum site expanded into the former ‘Gun Cottage’ – between the original workers’ cottages and frameshops and the old Knitters’ Chapel. This allowed a brand new visitor entrance, hospitality and retail area – including a separate new garden. It was achieved via grants totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds from The Heritage Lottery Fund, FCC Communities Foundation, various…

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Open Meeting: Warm Spaces

Come along to an open meeting to see how the village may be able to help vulnerable people during the cold winter weather to have warm spaces to go to in the daytime. It will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 18th October at 7.30pm in St Peter’s Church. The aim’s for individuals and groups to come together to discuss how we as a community can help in some way to provide warm and welcoming places. Liz Mack says: “after having conversations with both worried residents, our church PCC, and the…

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‘RUDD Awards’ Shortlist Revealed

Organisers of the first ever ‘RUDD Awards’ have just announced the 18 finalists – individuals, businesses and community groups from the village who’ve been shortlisted from over 300 nominations. The inaugural ‘RUDD Awards’ were launched in July 2022 by RVCP, Ruddington Village Community Partnership, to celebrate locals who’re making a difference to life in Ruddington, as well as contributing to a thriving ‘community hub and prosperous high street’. The process was that residents and visitors submitted their nominations in six main categories. Earlier this month the awards committee shortlisted six nominees in each category. Then an…

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The Tour of Britain is Here!

The fifth stage of The ‘Tour of Britain’ national cycling race is now just days away, with cycling fans, residents and businesses preparing to see this sporting spectacle as it returns to Ruddington on Thursday 8th September. As four years’ ago, villagers and visitors will be able to line our streets to witness over one hundred of the world’s best riders speeding through, close to the start of the 118 mile route from West Bridgford to Mansfield. The race starts on Central Avenue at 10.45am and the cyclists will reach Ruddington…

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