Ruddington’s Jubilee Banner

The impressive result of months of planning and knitting was revealed today – as Ruddington prepares to celebrate the long Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend in style. The finished, knitted banner was hoisted up outside The Framework Knitters’ Museum on Chapel Street this lunchtime (Friday 27th May), watched by onlookers – some of whom are actually featured within the stitching of the giant artwork created by textile artist Marie Jones! You can watch our video of the very first, momentous raising of the new village banner below. As previously reported, Marie was commissioned…

Read More

Wildlife Watch Group for Kids

How about a “fun, wild and fantastic time for kids”? Children, from the village, aged between 8 and 12 can get involved with 2-hour nature sessions run by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. The Rushcliffe Wildlife Watch group meet monthly (except in August) at 11am usually at our Country Park on the second Saturday, outside the Education Centre by the lake.  Leader Geoff East from the Trust says: “Watch groups are like a wild club for kids, packed full of wildlife activities and aimed at 8 to 12 year-olds, though we can take…

Read More

More Green Time … Less Screen Time!

A Ruddington based nature group, run by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, is inviting more village children aged between 8 and 12 to get involved with its monthly sessions. Leader Geoff East from the Trust says: “Nature is a human need – central to the quality of our most fundamental needs, as well as our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. If society is serious about supporting green initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change, we need to find ways in which we can all contribute. We must ask ourselves how…

Read More

Model Railway Exhibition

If you like model railways then you’ll like the exhibition on from 10am to 4pm at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre. NTCH says “A wide selection of railway layouts of all scales including trade stands to buy that missing part. Site entry free, admission fee applicable for the event.” NTHC is one of Ruddington’s family visitor attractions from going on a minature train ride to looking around the various heritage groups onsite. It’s a great place for a day out because Nottingham THC is “Home of The Heritage Cafe, Nottingham Heritage Railway, Nottingham Area Bus Society,…

Read More

Auto Jumble

Auto Jumble will be at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre between 10am and 4pm. NTCH says “Time to tidy out your garages and sheds, bring along, sell and buy more bits to replace!” For more details on stalls contact nthcevents@gmail.com. NTHC is one of Ruddington’s family visitor attractions from going on a minature train ride to looking around the various heritage groups onsite. It’s a great place for a day out because Nottingham THC is “Home of The Heritage Cafe, Nottingham Heritage Railway, Nottingham Area Bus Society, Nottingham SMEE, Ruddington MRC, EMRT, Barnwrights &…

Read More

‘Ruddington Open Gardens’ 2022 Weekend

The biennial event is back! Have you got your ticket to visit ‘Ruddington Open Gardens’ weekend? Apart from a great experience visiting villagers’ gardens, you’ll be suppporting Save the Children and Action for Children. All proceeds of the Open Gardens weekend will be spilt between these two children’s charities. Organisers hope the weekend event can take on more of a ‘festival’ feel this time around. As well as gardens and allotments open for visitors, there’ll be ‘live’ music and refreshments at the Ruddington Methodist Church, vintage bus rides around the village, stalls and games…

Read More

U3A Monthly Meeting & Speaker

Monday’s monthly talk, run by our local U3A, will be “Sidney Race’s Nottingham Nights” with Ann Featherstone. Non-members are always welcome. You can attend as a guest and the branch says “but must thereafter join to be entitled to attend further meetings“. The Ruddington & District Branch was formed in 2018. Membership for a full year is £20, and you can either join at the meeting, and chat to members, or find out more from the website. The meetings are held, on the third Monday of the month, for members…

Read More

Father’s Day Afternoon Tea

You can enjoy Father’s Day Afternoon Tea served on-board a static railway dining coach at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre. NTHC says “The cost will be £10 per person with pre-booking a requirement. Admission by ticket only available from The Heritage Cafe.” Afternoon Tea will be between 12noon and 4pm on Sunday 19th June. Note: You are advised to check event details and the cafe opening times, please, @TheHeritageCafeRuddington The Heritage Centre Cafe is usually open at the weekends from 10am to 4pm.  NTHC is one of our lovely visitor attractions based in…

Read More

Blue Light Emergency Services Event

This Blue Light Event – with heritage emergency vehicles from ambulances to police cars – will be on Sunday 19th June at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre. NTCH says: “Preserved and modern vehicles stand side by side in this appreciation of our emergency services.” This Centre is one of our lovely visitor attractions that’s based in Ruddington. Nottingham THC is “Home of The Heritage Cafe, Nottingham Heritage Railway, Nottingham Area Bus Society, Nottingham SMEE, Ruddington MRC, EMRT, Barnwrights & more“. The Heritage Centre Cafe is usually open at the weekends from 10am to…

Read More

Parish Council Meeting

It’s your monthly opportunity to find out what’s happening and to have your say on what’s planned in our village. The meeting will start at 7.30pm and is at St Peter’s Rooms. Ruddington Parish Council meetings are open to all, and time is allocated for residents to share views on items that are on the agenda. RPC says: “The agenda and papers for each meeting will be posted on to our website agenda page [ >>HERE<< ] once they are available.” You can also email the RPC office for the agenda and papers: office@ruddingtonparishcouncil.gov.uk

Read More