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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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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New Team at the Tearoom

One of Ruddington’s much-loved hospitality venues has reopened today under new management – and also with a more contemporary, new look. The Old Bakehouse Tearoom on Church Street had been closed since the start of July to allow for repairs and alterations to the interior by its new owner Eve Kirk. She took over the reigns from Lesley Wells during this summer due to Lesley’s retirement. Eve is pictured above (centre) with new staff members Jess (left) and Serena (right), who both live in Ruddington. Eve explains: “I worked in a cafe…

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Goodbye Mr Mapperley

Pupils, staff and parents at a Ruddington school bade a fond farewell this week to the man who has been their Head Teacher for the past twelve years. After working thirty years in education, John Mapperley has retired from the post he has held at St Peter’s Junior School since January 2008 to pursue other options. A ‘farewell party’ was held for the departing Head on Thursday – whose last official day in the job was yesterday (Friday 20th December). Mr Mapperley tells RUDDINGTON.info there have been many memorable moments during…

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Gary’s Long Goodbye

The man who has been Clerk to Ruddington Parish Council for the past five and a half years is retiring this month. Since March, Gary Long been working alongside his successor Claire Dorans, as she settles into her new role at St Peter’s Rooms. Gary says: “So, it’s time to retire. And, yes, I am looking forward to it! Being a clerk at a parish council like Ruddington is one of the most varied jobs you can have. I was warned by my predecessor that it ranged from drafting budgets to picking up dog poo; I have, so far,…

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