Ruddington Christmas Market

Ho, ho, ho! This month’s village market will be a major, festive family event – with over 100 indoor and outdoor stalls of gifts, food and drink. There’ll be children’s activities, also two covered pop-up bars and stages of live music. The Ruddington Christmas Market is on from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 3rd December in our village centre. It’s now organised by Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP). RVCP says: “In a change to the format from last year, the Christmas market moves away from the village green and on to the High Street…

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November Village Market

Remember, remember! Our popular monthly market promises a superb shopping experience with a great variety of stallholders on The Green and a chance to visit our local shops and retailers, too. This month’s Ruddington Village Market is on Guy Fawkes Day; Saturday 5th November is expected to have over seventy-five traders on The Green from 9.00am until 12.30pm. The full list of this month’s visiting retailers – with their corresponding stall numbers on the map – is shown below: The monthly market is a project of the award winning Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP).  The…

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Village Centre Traders’ Trick or Treat!

Ruddington businesses are helping families to get into the Hallowe’en mood this weekend with their very own ‘Trick or Treat’ trail around our village centre. Co-ordinated by Alex Preston of The Bottle Top (pictured), this Saturday’s event (29th October 2022) has been organised as a safe and fun way for our village youngsters to fill up their baskets and buckets. Alex explains: “23 Ruddington traders have bags of sweets and treats ready for you to collect. Look out for the posters in participating shop windows – or pop in to collect a list…

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£8k Funding for Improved Museum Shop

Staff and volunteers at Ruddington’s historic Framework Knitters’ Museum are celebrating the award of new cash to upgrade their newly established café and shop. ‘Parker’s Yard’ was added late last year when the museum site expanded into the former ‘Gun Cottage’ – between the original workers’ cottages and frameshops and the old Knitters’ Chapel. This allowed a brand new visitor entrance, hospitality and retail area – including a separate new garden. It was achieved via grants totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds from The Heritage Lottery Fund, FCC Communities Foundation, various…

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Refurbished Ruddington Visitor Centre & Café Opens

The major work which started in January to upgrade the lakeside Education Centre and its associated facilities in Rushcliffe Country Park is now complete. As the sun shone down this morning {Wednesday 12th October},  The Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park, Rushcliffe Borough Councillors and other invited guests were among those attending the official opening to see all the improvements – including a permanent new café, the refurbished visitors’ centre and conference room, improved toilet facilities and additional landscaping. Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) says the work carried out here is the first phase of a series of…

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October Village Market

Our popular monthly market promises a super shopping experience with a great variety of stallholders on The Green and a chance to visit our local shops and retailers, too. This month’s Ruddington Village Market on Saturday 1st October is again scheduled to have over seventy traders on The Green from 9.00am until 12.30pm. The full list of this month’s visiting retailers – with their corresponding stall numbers on the map – is shown below. The monthly market is a project of the award winning Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP).  The market has…

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Miniature Traction Engine Rally

This weekend event will be hosted by the Nottingham Society of Model and Experimental Engineers (NSMEE) at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre (NTCH) on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September. Nottingham Heritage Railway say the Rally is “one for everyone with an interest in Traction Engines. A two-day event featuring Miniature Traction Engines, all of which will be in steam at some point over the weekend.” Please note: These events do not include a rail service. Contact the NHR for details and timings. NTHC is one of Ruddington’s family visitor attractions…

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September Village Market

Our popular monthly market promises a super shopping experience with a great variety of stallholders on The Green and a chance to visit our local shops and retailers, too. This month’s Ruddington Village Market on Saturday 3rd September is scheduled to have 77 traders on The Green from 9.00am until 12.30pm. The full list of this month’s visiting retailers – with their corresponding stall numbers on the map – is shown below. The monthly market is a project of the award winning Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP).  The market has grown in…

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The Tour of Britain is Here!

The fifth stage of The ‘Tour of Britain’ national cycling race is now just days away, with cycling fans, residents and businesses preparing to see this sporting spectacle as it returns to Ruddington on Thursday 8th September. As four years’ ago, villagers and visitors will be able to line our streets to witness over one hundred of the world’s best riders speeding through, close to the start of the 118 mile route from West Bridgford to Mansfield. The race starts on Central Avenue at 10.45am and the cyclists will reach Ruddington…

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Ruddington Bus Services Axed

Two circular bus routes through our village, which provide Ruddington’s only direct connection with Morrisons at Gamston, Wheatcroft Garden Centre, the Central Avenue Shops in West Bridgford and NTU’s Clifton campus, are being withdrawn permanently next month. CT4N’s Services 22 and 23 have been under threat before, because of Nottingham City Council (NCC) spending cuts three and a half years’ ago, when they were still free buses run by ‘Nottingham Community Transport’. On that occasion CT4N stepped in to operate them on a commercial basis with fares payable, and buses then continuing daytime…

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