New Round of Co-op Community Funding

It’s been announced that the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund is opening next week – on Tuesday May 4th. This will be the seventh time local clubs, charities and organisations have been invited to apply for funding raised by Co-operative members. Every time a card holder shops in store, or buys a Co-op product such as insurance, cash is raised for local projects here in Ruddington and in Clifton; which members can select, if they have a preference. Since the fund started, around five years’ ago, more than £50,000…

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Government Adds to Pothole Pot

It’s hoped Ruddington’s roads might benefit from a central Government boost to local maintenance funds to speed up much needed pothole repairs. Nottinghamshire County Council has announced it has been awarded £8.28million specifically for fixing road craters in Nottinghamshire as part of the Department for Transport’s £2.5billion ‘Pothole Fund’. This is in addition to an existing allocation of £22.57million for general highway maintenance across the county. Cllr John Cottee, Chairman of the council’s Communities and Place Committee, says: “We welcome this investment from the Department of Transport. We know that potholes are a large…

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Ruddington’s Red Roof in Uganda

This latest photo from the Teso Region of Eastern Uganda shows how a classroom building project is moving forward nicely despite the problems of COVID-19 both in the UK and equatorial Africa. The project to provide a High School for children in Aminit is supported by St Peter’s Church and represents the second secondary school that they have been involved in building in Uganda over the last 15 years. Starting just two years’ ago, Ruddington’s Parish Church has worked with the local community at Aminit to complete a three classroom block –…

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Supporting Good Causes at Ruddington Co-op

Every year shoppers at our village Co-op help to provide much needed cash for three local good causes via their ‘Local Community Fund’. During the last funding year, the Ruddington branch handed out a total of £11,458.25 to local projects in need via ‘The Big Co-op Payout’ – split between Ruddington District Girl Guiding, NG11 Foodbank and Together@Clifton. Sandy Flavill and Sally Beards of Ruddington Girlguiding are pictured (top) receiving their cheque for £3737.37 from store manager Chris Bradbury. When Co-op members buy selected Co‑op products and services, the shop gives back 2p for every…

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£5K Funding Boost for Village Market

As hundreds of visitors flocked to today’s festive Ruddington Village Market, its volunteer organisers learned they’d won a grant from Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) to make it even better next year! RUDDINGTON.info can reveal that Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP), which runs the monthly event on The Green, has been awarded ‘matched funding’ of £5,359 to purchase larger marquees for the market and other community events plus secure storage for equipment and rubber matting for pedestrian walkways. The market was moved from its original venue of The White Horse onto the…

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Ruddington Celebrations for Charity Grant

There are celebrations at St Peter’s Church this month after the Teso Development Trust charity (TDT), which has been supported by the Ruddington church for over 15 years, won a major grant from the UK government to expand its work in a deprived area of Uganda. The £50,000 grant from the Small Charities Challenge Fund – part of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office – will enable the charity to work with a Ugandan partner to provide four boreholes to access clean water, as well as training and materials for…

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Council to Fund Half Term School Meals

Ruddington businesses, community groups and individuals are welcoming Nottinghamshire County Council’s announcement that it will provide the necessary funding for free school meals over this half term. As we reported on Saturday, many in our village, including St Peter’s Junior School Headteacher Michael Bradley, were critical of the Government after a Commons bid to extend free school meal vouchers to holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic was rejected by MPs last week. It prompted footballer Marcus Rashford MBE to step in again with a new plea for local help from Councils and businesses.…

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Eat Out to Help Out in Ruddington

A new government funded scheme which is aiming to help hospitality businesses attract trade back after COVID-19 closure is launched this week – and will run every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout August. No less than ten village centre eateries are taking part! ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ means customers who dine on the premises will benefit from a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, on food and non-alcoholic drinks at participating pubs, cafés and restaurants. No voucher is required and diners can take advantage of…

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Co-op hands over £15.6K to Local Good Causes

Ruddington’s Co-op Supermarket has today presented cheques totalling over fifteen thousand pounds to the three beneficiaries of last year’s ‘Local Community Fund’. The grand local total for the 2018/2019 ‘Big Co-op Payout’ was £15,665.20 – comprising £5610.45 for Bloomin’ Dementia (top photo), plus £4827.65 for St. Peter’s Church and £5227.10 for Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park (below). Bloomin’ Dementia volunteer Amy Troke said it’s great that all their events planned for the coming year have now been paid for thanks to Co-op customers: “We organise sing-a-longs and themed events around Christmas and Easter, a Summertime Ball –…

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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 Supermarket – have just been announced. It’s revealed that Ruddington District Girl Guiding, NG11 Foodbank and the Together@Clifton wellbeing group will all receive cash from the new round of funding – which runs from 27th October 2019 until 24th October 2020. Member Pioneer for Ruddington and Clifton, Gwen Eyre, told us: “The Ruddington Co-op store and the Co-op Funeralcare in Clifton are really excited to be working with these three causes in the coming year. Anyone can…

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