Ruddington Ally’s Grand Designs

A village resident who lost her job in graphic design during the Coronavirus pandemic has literally carved out a brand new career – which has proved so successful she’s been invited to showcase it to a national audience! Ruddington’s Ally Booker is over at the Birmingham NEC from this Wednesday to Sunday (5th – 9th October) for Channel 4 TV’s ‘Grand Designs – Live’ doing demonstrations in their ‘Sustainable Future Theatre’. Organisers found out about Ally and her upcycled furniture business Restoration Hut from her linked Instagram account. “They are really invested in discovering and promoting…

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Christmas Tree Recycling

Although it might seem a strange time to be talking about this, with the festive holidays not yet begun, if you have a real but unrooted Christmas tree this year then please read on… Ruddington Parish Council is again offering a tree collection and shredding service for our village and is asking residents to let them know now if you’ll want to make use of it. If so, please just email or ‘phone their office on 0115 914 6660 by Friday 17th December – making sure to give your full address and contact details. By…

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‘Green Rewards’ In Ruddington

With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) getting underway this weekend, local businesses and community projects in our village are joining forces with others across Nottinghamshire to offer discounts, vouchers and prizes for playing our part in combatting climate change and achieving ‘net zero’. Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) is among the nine authorities in the county who have joined forces with Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham with a new ‘Green Rewards’ app and web platform. By using it, Ruddington residents can accumulate points and earn prizes for many activities we…

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Good News for Ruddington Recyclers?

Village residents who need to visit Ruddington’s nearest household waste and recycling centre will no longer have to book beforehand to do so as of next month. Now that wider COVID-19 restrictions having been eased, Nottinghamshire County Council has announced the advance booking system at its West Bridgford facility on Rugby Road will be removed from Monday November 1st. It was way back in September 2020 that the Council introduced a “trial” system whereby people needed to secure a slot to visit the site. This requirement has stayed in place for…

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Soft Plastic Recycling Comes to Ruddington Co-op

Have you realised you can now recycle soft plastics like crisp packets and bread bags at our village Co-op? This useful recycling bin (pictured above) is brand new to the Church Street food store this month. Gwen Eyre, Co-op member pioneer for Ruddington and Clifton, says: “We’re delighted to be able to offer this facility in Ruddington. With concerns about plastic pollution and climate change, we know there are many villagers who wanted to recycle softer plastic items which aren’t accepted in Rushcliffe Borough Council’s blue bins. Our bin is situated…

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Good News for Ruddington Recyclers?

If you’re trying to reduce the amount of landfill you generate on our increasingly polluted and wasteful planet, you may be pleased to hear of a new trial taking place at Nottinghamshire recycling centres. Juice cartons and Tetra Paks cannot be placed into Rushcliffe Borough Council‘s ‘blue’ bins and so villagers have to travel elsewhere to recycle them – otherwise just throw them away with the rest of our household waste. Existing carton recycling sites in Rushcliffe, nearest to Ruddington, include Asda at West Bridgford, Morrisons at Gamston and Bridgford Road…

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Incinerator Plans Approved

In August last year, RUDDINGTON.info reported on a village-led campaign to “Stop the Incinerator” which was being proposed for the site of the soon-to-be decommissioned Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station. It followed an application submitted to Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) in July 2020 by Uniper UK Limited for the development of ‘The East Midlands Energy Re-Generation’ (EMERGE) Centre – which it described as a ‘multifuel energy recovery facility – to recover energy from waste material’. This proposal meant environmental campaigners’ initial joy – that a coal fired power plant now so little used by The National Grid was to be…

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Grab a Tree for Free!

Ruddington residents and groups can make their properties and communities even greener by applying for FREE trees for a third year running. It’s part of a continuing strategy by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) to provide ‘sustainable environments’ – as villagers brace ourselves for significant housing growth in the next decade. Over 5,700 trees have already been distributed by the authority since the start of its campaign in 2018. This time around, crab apple and hazel trees are available without charge. The crab apple, or Malus Sylvestris, can grow to 12 metres and…

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Campaign to ‘Stop The Incinerator’

Now it seems there’s another burning issue getting people hot under the collar in Ruddington. It’s after an application was submitted to Nottinghamshire County Council last month to turn the soon-to-be-decommissioned Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station into a waste incineration plant. Environmental campaigners’ initial joy, that the coal fired power plant is now so little used by The National Grid that it’ll be shut down within five years, has since turned to dismay on learning what might replace it. The proposal by Uniper UK Limited is for the development of ‘The East Midlands…

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Ruddington Recyclers Beware

Villagers who use Ruddington’s closest household waste recycling centre in West Bridgford are being warned that, from the start of next month, we won’t be able just to turn up there! That’s because Nottinghamshire County Council is introducing a new, trial, online booking system for residents needing to visit the Rugby Road facility, which will begin on September 1st 2020. Councillor Phil Rostance, Vice Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee at the County Council, explains: “When we reopened the site back in June we implemented temporary traffic management arrangements to…

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