Indoor Hospitality Reopens

This week’s milestone date of Monday 17th May has been pencilled in our diaries for a few months now – the point promised on the ‘roadmap’ for a further easing of Coronavirus restrictions in England – assuming all went to plan. Hospitality venues in Ruddington preparing to reopen indoors had begun wondering in recent days whether clusters of cases of the new ‘Indian’ COVID-19 variant in other parts of the UK might put a spanner in the works – following fresh warnings from some scientists not to proceed with ‘Step 3’…

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Reported Village Crime Increases Post-Lockdown

Crime statistics for Ruddington, just released by Rushcliffe Police for April 2021, show a significant rise in reported offences when compared with the first three months of this year. The end of the strictest ‘lockdown’ measures here is thought to be a contributory factor – with more people now out and about and more village premises now open for business. Car crimes also increased during last month. Sadly, further graffiti vandalism was reported at Great Central Railway Nottingham – after a similar incident in January – whilst drive-offs without paying for…

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Scouting for Scout Leaders

You may already have seen the impressive variety of ‘First Ruddington Scouts Needs YOU!’ posters around our village, promoting a campaign to recruit leaders. They’re part of concerted efforts to find more adults who’re able and willing to help run our local scouts, cubs and beaver groups here in Ruddington. Leader Dan Clifford explains: “First Ruddington Scouts is a thriving group with over 100 boys and girls looking for exciting, fun and adventurous activities to support their personal development and wellbeing. However, the successful future of the Scouts organisation in…

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New Boundaries for Ruddington?

A new pattern of wards is being developed for Rushcliffe Borough Council following The Local Government Boundary Commission‘s decision that the number of councillors here in Rushcliffe should be 44 – the same as it is now. However, with a significant amount of new housebuilding in Ruddington and other parts of the Borough, the Commission says our boundaries may need to change. That’s to make sure councillors represent about the same number of electors and ward arrangements help the council work effectively. It says it also wants to be sure that…

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Property of the Week

This week’s Thomas James Estate Agents featured Ruddington property is an extended, semi-detached home with three bedrooms – featuring an office/gym, enclosed gardens and front driveway – for a guide price of £300,000.  You can view this property in a new browser window >>HERE<<. Please contact Thomas James Estate Agents directly for more information, or to arrange a viewing, by ‘phoning 0115 984 4660 or emailing ruddington@tjea.com  If you purchase a residential property before 30th June 2021, you only start to be liable for Stamp Duty on the amount you pay for a home…

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Spar Shop Shelved

It seems that plans to bring a SPAR Convenience Store to Dutton’s Hill in Ruddington have been abandoned at the eleventh hour. Agents for the Dutch retailer announced previously that a new franchise would open at 12-14 Wilford Road on March 3rd 2021 – swiftly filling the gap left by our Sainsbury’s Local, which had closed just a month before. Although that launch deadline was missed, the SPAR exterior signage went up a couple of weeks later – even including the store’s opening times and facilities – indicating that all was still on track…

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Leake & Ruddington Stays Blue

Conservatives have taken both Nottinghamshire County Council seats for Leake & Ruddington in Thursday’s local elections. The Tory candidate has also been voted in as Nottinghamshire’s new Police & Crime Commissioner*. Reg Adair retained his long held Council seat for the Conservative Party in the 6th May poll, with his new running mate Matt Barney becoming a County Councillor for the first time following the retirement of former Conservative Councillor Andrew Brown. Before the election, 44 year-old Matt, who lives in Sutton Bonington, said: “I am truly honoured to have the opportunity to stand for my…

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Should You Sell Your Home Before Looking for Another?

A number of Benwell Daykin clients have expressed their exasperation at being ‘gazumped’, or seeing offers rejected on their dream home, due to not being in a position to proceed. As such this has raised the question: “Should I sell my home before I start looking for another?” Mora Sheard, from the Ruddington-based estate agency, advises that deciding whether to sell your home – or whether to buy a new home first – should be based on your finances, the market availability for properties that interest you, the house that…

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Our Local Election Candidates

Whilst some Ruddington residents have already cast their votes by post for this Thursday’s elections, others may still be undecided about who would best represent our village on Nottinghamshire County Council. If you’re among the latter, please read on… For Leake & Ruddington there are seven candidates on the ballot paper for May 6th 2021 representing five political parties – two each for the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, and Labour & Co-operative, and one for The Green Party. We should vote for up to two of these candidates. For the Conservative Party: Standing again is Reg Adair,…

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Property of the Week

This week’s Thomas James Estate Agents featured Ruddington property is a period, mid-terraced home with three bedrooms – plus a detached garage, enclosed garden and driveway – for a guide price of £250,000 to £260,000.  You can view this property in a new browser window >>HERE<<. Please contact Thomas James Estate Agents directly for more information, or to arrange a viewing, by ‘phoning 0115 984 4660 or emailing ruddington@tjea.com  If you purchase a residential property before 30th June 2021, you only start to be liable for Stamp Duty on the amount you pay for a…

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