Ruddington Makers’ Night 2024

This year’s Makers’ Night is taking place on Friday 21st June from 4pm until 9pm across several village centre venues. It’s organised by the ‘Market’ team from Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) and will see dozens of stalls in St Peter’s Church, The Framework Knitters’ Museum, Cottage Hotel, Ruddington Methodist Hall and Philo’s. (N.B. There will be no stalls on The Green this time around.) Makers’ Night 2024 will be showcasing over 50 local and regional crafters, creators, artists and designers, bringing everything from fine art to exquisite jewellery. There’ll also be stalls in…

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Thousands Raised During ‘Open Gardens’ Event

Organisers of last weekend’s ‘Ruddington Open Gardens’ have revealed it was another great success – securing well over £6,000 to split between their two chosen kids’ charities. For the fourth time, on Saturday & Sunday 1st & 2nd July 2024, people across our village allowed public access to their own green spaces, for a one-off payment of £5, to help raise funds for Save the Children and Action for Children. Jane Piggott says: “The huge success was thanks to the tremendous support of local gardeners and allotment holders, village businesses, the Ruddington Yarn Ninjas,…

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Roadworks Will Continue Until November!

The major work to reshape Ruddington’s busiest crossroads is set to cause significant disruption again from this Friday (7th June 2024) when four-way temporary traffic signals will be back in use at the Loughborough Road/Kirk Lane/Flawforth Lane junction. Now we’re being told these will be needed until Friday 8th November! The unwelcome revelation by VIA East Midlands, that the expected completion date has been pushed back yet another four weeks, means the work to improve the layout of this increasingly busy village crossroads will ultimately have taken sixteen months. Since it began…

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Nottingham Property Prices Summer 2024

UK house prices are growing again throughout the country writes Ruddington’s Benwell Daykin Estate Agents. The latest data for May, released at the beginning of June, suggest prices rose 0.4 per cent in the last 4 weeks. This data comes straight from Nationwide. House prices have remained fairly static throughout Spring 2024, however a small rise in wages and a dip in inflation has meant prices are on an upward trend once more. The average UK house price now stands at £264,249, compared to £261,962 in April. Nottingham house prices in…

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James Peacock School ‘Summer Fun Fest’

Everyone’s invited to the School’s ‘Summer Fun Fest’ by Friends of James Peacock.  Lots of activities for all the family to enjoy from live music and performances to games and activities – there’s even a Bouncy Slide + Castle!  Friends of James Peacock is a registered charity and says  it “raises funds for extras that are not funded (or cannot be afforded) from the school budget but which make a big difference to our children’s environment, welfare and education.” Organisers for this fundraiser say: “Spread the word far and wide – bring your…

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Disruptive Junction Work Restarts

After originally being rescheduled to resume on May 7th, and then being postponed until May 28th, the major work to reshape Ruddington’s busiest crossroads is now set to begin again this Monday, 20th May. These past few weeks have been welcome respite for long-suffering residents and motorists, during which Flawforth Lane has reopened and the temporary traffic lights at the junction with Loughborough Road and Kirk Lane removed. However, the final phase will see both of these return between now and the anticipated October 2024 completion date. Since this major…

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‘Open Gardens’ Countdown Begins

The organisers of a popular, village weekend – which takes place only every other year – say programmes for this summer’s event are now on sale. Ruddington Open Gardens 2024 is being held on Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd June from 2pm until 6pm. This time around, 13 private gardens around the village will open for viewing, plus the gardens at The Cottage Hotel and behind the Debbie Bryan Gallery on High Street. Hareham Gardens and Paradise Gardens allotments will also be open to the public. ‘Live’ music is…

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Ruddington Crossroads Work Resumes Soon

After a welcome respite for long-suffering residents and motorists, during which Flawforth Lane has reopened and the temporary traffic lights at the junction with Loughborough Road and Kirk Lane removed, Ruddington’s seemingly never-ending crossroads work will be back soon. Since this major highways project began in July 2023, to improve the layout of the increasingly busy Ruddington junction, it has caused major frustration for both villagers and visitors. Before the widening work could even begin, numerous contractors including Cadent Gas, Severn Trent Water, National Grid, Virgin Media and BT Openreach – have had to be called in…

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Makers’ Night Goes Back to its Roots!

Organisers of an annual, village event which brings together dozens of crafters, creators, designers and makers from across the region in an artisan/craft trail through Ruddington have announced it will return to its usual summer slot this year. Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) – which also runs our monthly Village Market – has revealed Makers’ Night 2024 will be held on Friday 21st June from 4pm until 9pm. This time around the official host venues will be St Peter’s Church (pictured top), The Cottage Hotel, Ruddington Methodist Hall, The Framework Knitters’ Museum and Philo’s…

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Will You Open YOUR Garden for Charity?

After returning post-pandemic in 2022, it’s been confirmed the (usually) biennial ‘Ruddington Open Gardens’ event is being staged again this summer. In fact, planning is already underway for Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 2024, when gardens and allotments in our village will be opening in aid of two charities from 2.00pm to 6.00pm on both days. As previously, all proceeds from the event will be split between Save the Children and Action for Children. Residents willing to participate in this year’s two-day horticultural feast are now being invited to get in touch.…

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