Ruddington Turns Red!

As the Labour Party celebrates a resounding victory in the General Election, one of its biggest wins is here in Rushcliffe – which has been a Conservative stronghold since Kenneth Clarke won back the seat for the Tories in 1970. A turnout of 73.22% yesterday (4th July 2024), saw queues forming outside Ruddington’s two polling stations at the Village Hall and St Peter’s Rooms.  Ballot boxes from here and elsewhere in the constituency were rushed to Rushcliffe Arena, once the polling stations closed at 10pm, for the counting to get underway. At…

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Another Celebrity Diner in Ruddington!

With just over a week to go until the General Election, that this evening’s final, televised Prime Ministerial Debate between the Conservative and Labour Party hopefuls was being held in Nottingham has been well publicised nationwide. What wasn’t so widely known is what would be happening beforehand. RUDDINGTON.info can reveal not only that Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was in Nottinghamshire in very good time, but also that he chose to have lunch today in our village – at The Ruddington Arms!  This is another coup for the Wilford Road gastropub…

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Free Support and Advice for Ruddington Businesses

High street business owners in our village are being invited to sign up to a new support programme to access a range of free advice, training and grant opportunities, to help their business grow and become more sustainable. Even better, it won’t cost them a penny since the Rushcliffe Accelerator project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). Through the Accelerator, businesses can access a range of support including: • 1:1 business advice • A range of free training and workshops • Energy audits…

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New Speedwatch Team Spotting Speeding Drivers

Speeding motorists in Ruddington are being monitored by a new volunteer group. The ‘Community Speedwatch Team’ have been out on their first roadside operations checking on speeding car drivers. They were armed with a speed gun, paperwork, hi-vis jackets plus yellow roadside signs. During the early morning rush hour this morning (Thursday June 20th) a team in Clifton Lane monitored 1,200 cars in 90 minutes. Two drivers were recorded driving significantly above the 30mph speed limit. One was going at 39mph, the other at 41mph. Many pedestrians, cyclists and drivers voiced or signalled their…

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Ruddington Counts Down to The General Election

On Thursday 4th July, voters in Ruddington will get the chance to help choose our next MP to represent us in the Rushcliffe Constituency. With just over two weeks to go, the full list of candidates who’ll be on the ballot paper this time around has been revealed.  In alphabetical order, they are: Ruth Rosamond EDWARDS The Conservative and Unionist Party James Adam GRICE Reform UK Lynn IRVING Independent Richard MALLENDER Green Party James NAISH Labour Party Harbant Kaur SEHRA Independent Greg WEBB Liberal Democrats Further details about all these…

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Affordable Housing in Ruddington

Benjamins Estate Agents is welcoming the initial release of three, newly-built, shared ownership plots introduced by The Longhurst Group in Ruddington. These plots of affordable housing are available to help local buyers onto the property ladder.  To qualify, a connection to the Rushcliffe area is preferred – those who currently live or work here, or have done so in the past. Benjamins’ Director, Ben Featherstone, says: “Shared ownership is a much-needed scheme aimed at those struggling to afford to buy a home; the Government and associations promoting a realistic pathway to…

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Smoke-Free Play Park Pledge

To mark ‘No Smoking Day’ today (Wednesday March 13th), the authority which runs Ruddington’s Country Park says it wants to raise awareness that all of its play parks are smoke-free. Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) says this is to further protect the health of children and residents from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Signage is in place at Rushcliffe Country Park so that visitors are even more aware of the need to not smoke in places where children play. It’s part of the RBC’s stated ‘tobacco control action plan’ of health initiatives to…

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A Smoke-Free Ruddington?

Residents and businesses in the village are being invited to share our views on a proposal to expand an existing ‘Smoke Control Area’ to cover all of Rushcliffe. Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) is considering revoking its existing Smoke Control Order in West Bridgford and Edwalton and replacing it with a single Smoke Control Order, covering the whole of the Borough, including Ruddington. The authority says its proposed plan is in line with the government’s air quality strategy which seeks to reduce levels of very fine particulates. This is with the…

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Further School Places Disappointment for Village Families

Once again a significant number of Ruddington children have learned they will be separated from their life-long friends – as the shortage of school places for our village continues. Following this year’s ‘National Offer Day’ for Year 6 Pupils (which is at the start of March) Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) has confirmed that nine St Peter’s Junior School children who put Rushcliffe Spencer Academy (Ruddington’s traditional ‘feeder’ school in West Bridgford) as their first choice, and live in the catchment, had to be offered an alternative Secondary School place elsewhere. Most of these disappointed…

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£336k of Ruddington Schools’ Cash to Expand Edwalton Academy!

Late last year we reported how Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) had indicated the expansion of Rosecliffe Spencer Academy in Edwalton (top photo) would be the focus of its efforts to accommodate an increasing population of Ruddington children, rather than creating more school places here. This has now been confirmed in a ‘response’ from NCC to last summer’s petition by village resident Katie Santana on behalf of aggrieved parents in Ruddington. To their surprise and dismay at the time, a number of families living here found their children couldn’t get a place…

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