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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‘Music in Mind’ by The Joyful Jukebox

“Join us as we sing and dance at our twice monthly singalong!” says Bloomin’ Dementia.  ‘Music in Mind’ is by The Joyful Jukebox from 10.30am to 12-noon at Ruddington Village Hall. It’s free entry, every fortnight on a Wednesday. The last event for this year is planned for the 21st December 2022.   The charity formed in 2017 with the aim to be ‘focused and committed to the relief of those living with dementia and related disorders in Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas.’ Disclaimer: RUDDINGTON.info publish all diary events in good…

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Hear2Help Clinic

These 1-hourly community clinics are to provide hearing aid maintenance and support for people with NHS hearing aids.  Hear2Help offer “trouble-shooting maintenance for your hearing aids, including batteries, re-tubing and cleaning.” The clinic can also provide advice and support about managing hearing loss for you or someone else. The clinics are free – but Hear2Help is a small charity, and ‘Hear Together’ relies on donations, so please make a voluntary contribution if you can.  £5 is suggested. Walk-in sessions are held at St Peter’s Rooms between 11.30am and 12.30pm, usually on the first Thursday of the…

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Hear2Help Clinic

These 1-hourly community sessions are to provide hearing aid maintenance and support for people with NHS hearing aids.  Hear2Help offer “trouble-shooting maintenance for your hearing aids, including batteries, re-tubing and cleaning.” The clinic can also provide advice and support about managing hearing loss for you or someone else. The walk-in clinics are free. But Hear2Help is a small charity and ‘Hear Together’ rely on donations so please donate a voluntary contribution if you can; £5 is suggested. Clinics are usually held at St Peter’s Rooms between 11.30am and 12.30pm on the first Thursday in the month during…

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Join the Ruddy Rebels!

Women who want to run with others – or get back into running – are being invited along to a series of FREE ‘Couch to 5k’ running sessions starting in Ruddington this week. They’ve been organised by Notts Women Runners in Rushcliffe Country Park since 2016 – as the sub group ‘Ruddy Rebels’ – but have been on ‘hiatus’ since COVID-19 struck, just over two and a half years’ ago. Rachel Lesesne, one of the three run leaders, explains: “Our last official beginners group graduated in March 2020 {pictured top}, just a…

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Barbara’s New Book

A Ruddington legend has been busy again – this time launching her new book about a very specific bit of our village history. You may or may not have realised that 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of James Peacock Infant and Nursery School‘s move from St Peter’s Rooms on Church Street to its current, larger premises at Manor Park. At the time of this half-century celebration, Barbara Breakwell was a School Governor (from 2009 to 2018) and also the Treasurer of ‘The Friends of James Peacock School’. “I like local history…

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‘Goose Fair’ Event

This FREE event will feature singer and violinist Rachel Harrison between 12noon and 2pm at The Cottage Hotel on Easthorpe Street. There’ll be free tea, coffee and sandwiches. Also a raffle! Bloomin’ Dementia says it “warmly invites older and vulnerable adults without a dementia diagnosis to come along and join us.” For more information, you can either ‘phone 0115 9843 703 or email amy@bloomindementia.org. Disclaimer: RUDDINGTON.info publish all diary events in good faith and can’t be held responsible for any changes or cancellations of the activity. We run our calendar as a…

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Community Sunday

How about joining in a different monthly activity from bread making to doing board games? ‘Community Sunday’ is run by the Ruddington Baptist Church (RBC) around the village, on the first Sunday of the month, and it’s FREE with newcomers welcome! You can just turn up for the activity or sign up via their website. Rachel Third, from the RBC Leadership Team, explains: “We put on activities ranging from litter picking around Ruddington, craft activities, coffee and cake at St Peter’s Rooms, volleyball at the Country Park, walks, bike rides and a…

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Ruddington Village Show

Don’t miss the Ruddington Village Show! You’ll see a range of exhibitions from residents – young and old – and entry is free. Doors are open to the public from 11am to 4pm at St Peter’s Rooms. This annual event is run by Ruddington Gardeners’ Association. RGA’s Mike Davey says locals will bring: “vegetables, flowers, pickles, knitting, photographs and paintings to make another colourful and stunning display. There will be prizes for all children who enter, stalls by local groups, sales of plants and produce and refreshments by the WI. …

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‘Garden Works’ Exhibition

Garden Works is a collection of embroideries created by Common Threads participants, in partnership with the Framework Knitters’ Museum. See the exhibition – which started on Saturday 23 July – until Thursday 1 September in the Chapel Art Gallery. Common Threads have been taking inspiration from the Framework Knitters’ Museum collections. They reveal: “This summer we focused on the beautiful gardens at the museum, inviting participants to create embroideries inspired by a garden or plant special to them.” The museum adds: “The exhibition is free to enter, as is the museum’s…

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