Man Arrested and Stolen Ruddington Car Recovered

A man has been arrested after police spotted and followed a car which was suspected of being stolen. Officers from Nottinghamshire Police’s operational support unit noticed that a Vauxhall Astra, which was travelling in the Clifton area during the early hours of yesterday (Saturday 1 October 2022), was displaying false number plates. The driver then tried to evade police and failed to stop. A short time later the car came to a halt in Village Road and a man was detained. Police checks revealed the vehicle had been stolen from Ruddington in August.…

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Watch Your Speed!

Neighbourhood Officers from Nottinghamshire Police have been in Ruddington again this afternoon carrying out speed checks on traffic entering our village along Wilford Road. Despite the 30mph limit now starting sooner, due to the new Bloor Homes development, with even a flashing sign to alert motorists to their speed as they pass Sellors’ Playing Field, they report that three vehicles were recorded still doing in excess of 35 mph along the main, built-up stretch. The offending drivers were dealt with by way of ‘Traffic Offence Reports’ – meaning they are…

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Have Your Say on Ruddington’s Polling Stations

Rushcliffe Borough Council is asking residents for their views on its polling districts and polling places when we vote in local, regional and national elections. A consultation period has begun, inviting comments on where polling stations are located and the ease of accessing them for those with a disability. For Ruddington, this currently means either our Village Hall on Wilford Road (pictured top) or St Peter’s Rooms on Church Street (pictured bottom), depending upon where we live. Hundreds of new-build houses in Ruddington are increasing the number of eligible voters on our…

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Her Majesty The Queen R.I.P.

Buckingham Palace has announced that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon (Thursday 8th September 2022). She was 96. The Queen was the UK’s longest-serving monarch, reigning for 70 years, with extensive celebrations to mark her Platinum Jubilee having taken place in Ruddington just three months’ ago. RUDDINGTON.info is among those from our village and beyond extending their deepest sympathy to the Royal Family at this very sad time. Vicar of Ruddington, Rev Andrew Buchanan, says: “We will be opening St Peter’s Church from 10am to 4pm…

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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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That’s a Good Sign!

Former Parish Councillor Barbara Breakwell is well known for her proactivity in Ruddington, over very many years; helping to run various groups, assisting villagers and businesses to solve numerous problems, addressing traffic issues, and generally making life in Ruddington better for us all. From ‘Ruddington Fun’ – to a James Peacock School Governor – to being the driving force behind getting a safe, new footpath for Pasture Lane residents – to the new Ruddington & District U3A – to donating her own special Royal Oak tree for The Green during the…

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New Beat Bobby For Ruddington

Nottinghamshire Police have revealed a new Constable dedicated to our village. PC Stephen Piper has joined PCSO Philip Evans to focus on neighbourhood policing in Ruddington. He is promising to engage with the public and respond to the key policing priorities here. PC Piper, who has more than 20 years of experience as a response officer in the Metropolitan Police and in Nottinghamshire, says he’s received a very positive reaction from residents. He has already been out and about meeting members of the public at our August Village Market [top photo}, taken…

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Elite Ruddington Cyclist Prepares for ‘The Tour of Britain’

It’s now just one more month before the UK’s leading cycling event heads back to Nottinghamshire and passes right through the centre of Ruddington. As in 2018, on Thursday September 8th villagers will again be able to line our streets to enjoy the spectacle of over one hundred of the world’s best riders competing near the start of Stage Five of The ‘Tour of Britain’  – as it wends its way 116.2 miles from West Bridgford to Mansfield that day. Hoping to be among those elite cyclists is Ruddington’s very…

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A ‘Summer of Cycling’

As excitement builds around the fifth stage of the ‘Tour of Britain’ 2022  – which will again see elite cyclists passing right through the centre of Ruddington next month – residents of all ages are being invited to take part in a day of FREE cycling activities at Rushcliffe Country Park this week. The ‘Summer of Cycling’ event takes place on Wednesday August 10th from 11am to 2pm and will include ‘learn to ride’ sessions with British Cycling, bike maintenance and a minor repairs workshop with Dr Bike and a bike marking…

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Another Celebration at Rushcliffe Country Park

Once again a Green Flag has been raised in Ruddington’s Country Park – acknowledging our local green space as one of the very best outdoor spaces in the UK. Rushcliffe Country Park has been named again among 2,208 UK parks and green spaces that have received the 2022/2023 Award, which sets the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the UK and around the world. Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Change, Cllr Abby Brennan, joined The Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park volunteer group…

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