Supporting the People of Ruddington

For well over twenty years St Peter’s Care Home, Orchard House, and Balmore Country House {pictured L to R above} have been providing care and support to the people of Ruddington and its surrounding area. Together they form part of the Ruddington Retirement Village, managed, and operated by the My Care group, and along with the brand new Ruddington Retirement Apartments, constructed in 2022, provide an invaluable care resource for local people. Over the last decade, My Care has worked hard to develop the three homes so that they complement…

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‘Pay What You Can’ for Christmas

Ruddington’s community spirit is shining brightly this festive season, with another village initiative launched this week to help cash-strapped families and individuals cope with the spiralling cost of… virtually everything! Called ‘Pay What You Can’, it’s the idea of village centre trader Sarah Burton (pictured) from Phoenix Flowers. She explains: “With the cost of living, and Christmas coming up, I know a lot of families must be stressed and struggling right now. I was going through some bits to donate to charity the other day but had an idea… what if we…

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‘Warm Welcome Spaces’ Agreed in Ruddington

Last month we reported how St Peter’s Church and Ruddington Parish Council were launching a village initiative to help those here who may struggle to both feed their families and heat their homes this winter. Whilst, thankfully, the Chancellor’s ‘Autumn Statement’ this week has left the current UK energy price caps in place throughout the coldest part of the year, already soaring gas and electricity costs are presenting a challenge for many in Ruddington. That’s why a public ‘Open Meeting’ was held in St Peter’s on October 18th 2022. Church member…

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Introducing Ruddington Retirement Village

A brand new development of first-class retirement apartments is combined with comprehensive residential, dementia and nursing care support to form a fantastic range of facilities for the people of Ruddington and the surrounding areas. The ‘Retirement Village’ concept has been developed by My Care, who have long been associated with delivering great care across the Nottingham and East Midlands region. The company has had a long association with Ruddington and is keen to offer the best possible care choices for the local community. Whatever your care needs now, or in…

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Wendy’s Walkers Are Good to Go!

Staff from our Ruddington chemist’s are finally getting to do their big walk in aid of a leading cancer charity this weekend – exactly a year later than they’d originally planned it. After it was postponed in 2021, due to continuing COVID-19 concerns, five employees from Evans Pharmacy on Charles Street are taking part in the ‘Peak District Mighty Hike 2022’ this Sunday, July 24th*. It’s a 13 mile trek starting at Darley Moor and concluding at the Biggin Village Playing Fields. They’ll be taking in some beautiful Derbyshire scenery along the way…

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Helping Survivors of Domestic Abuse

A free training course is being held this week in Ruddington to help our community support survivors of domestic violence. It’s one of a series of similar sessions across Rushcliffe and is taking place at 6pm on Friday 25th February in St Peter’s Rooms. The course is open to anyone who works or volunteers in retail premises, a school, place of worship, hospitality or healthcare setting. Previous attendees have included people who work in local shops, pubs, churches, council offices, schools and doctors surgeries. The course is called J9 in…

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Helpful Hub For Our Armed Forces Community

A military veteran, who is now serving on Ruddington Parish Council, is welcoming a new online resource which supports our local Armed Forces community. Nottinghamshire County Council has just unveiled an accessible page added to its website called ‘The Armed Forces Hub’. In accordance with the ‘Armed Forces Community Covenant’, it provides those service personnel, veterans, and their families with information about help available from both internal and external sources. Cllr Graham Fletcher {pictured top}, who served our country for four years in the 1970s – including two tours of duty…

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Free School Holiday Meals to Continue

Ruddington’s schools are welcoming the announcement by Nottinghamshire County Council that it will continue to fund Free School Meals for the October half-term and over two weeks at Christmas. This means that village schoolchildren will be among more than 25,000 across the county who will receive 250,000 meals during the October break. Councillor Tracey Taylor, chairman of Children and Young People’s Committee, says that the Council recognised the cost of living challenges were impacting on large numbers of people and was grateful to receive the funding to continue the support until…

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Wendy’s Walkers’ Mighty Hike for Charity

Staff from a Ruddington pharmacy are prescribing themselves fresh air and exercise this summer as they fundraise for a leading cancer charity. N.B. This walk has now been postponed due to continuing Coronavirus restrictions and will be rescheduled for July 2022. Five employees from Evans Pharmacy on Charles Street are taking part in the ‘Peak District Mighty Hike 2021’ on Saturday July 24th. This is a 13 mile trek starting at Darley Moor and concluding at the Biggin Village Playing Fields. They’ll be taking in some beautiful Derbyshire scenery along the way…

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Let Us Pray

Although many church buildings remain open for private worship during ‘lockdown’, if you are unable to visit, or still uncomfortable doing so at the moment, our own St Peter’s Church has a new idea to assist you until COVID-19 restrictions are eased. Vicar of Ruddington, the Reverend Andrew Buchanan, explains: “With this horrific pandemic dragging on longer than any of us imagined, here at St Peter’s we thought that everyone could do with a little help. So we’ve set up a dedicated ‘prayer line’ for anyone who would like a…

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