Join the Ruddy Rebels!

Women who want to run with others – or get back into running – are being invited along to a series of FREE ‘Couch to 5k’ running sessions starting in Ruddington this week. They’ve been organised by Notts Women Runners in Rushcliffe Country Park since 2016 – as the sub group ‘Ruddy Rebels’ – but have been on ‘hiatus’ since COVID-19 struck, just over two and a half years’ ago. Rachel Lesesne, one of the three run leaders, explains: “Our last official beginners group graduated in March 2020 {pictured top}, just a…

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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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Young Entrepreneurs in Ruddington

Did you know that Ruddington Village Market offers opportunities for young people aged 16 to 30 who’d like to start their own market stall to sell something that they make? The team at Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) – which runs the monthly market on The Green, as well as other spin-off village events such as Makers’ Night – is now looking for the next person to join its ‘Young Entrepreneurs Programme’ for the first half of 2022. Working with local businesses this gives two young people every year, who have a…

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Ruddington’s New First Aiders

Next time you visit our village centre – whether for business or leisure – you can be reassured that more skilled help will be on hand, in case of a medical emergency. Today Ruddington digital creative agency WigWag, which is based at Martindale House on The Green, hosted a course called “Emergency First Aid at Work”, which was funded by Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP). Mark Pinks, who is part of this traders’ support group, explains: “We wanted a first aider for the market, and the thought was to train two…

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Village Tennis Star Secures Title Double in Prague!

Ruddington’s James Shaw has completed his 2020 season in fine style after winning both the quad singles and quad doubles titles in the Wheelchair Tennis at the Prague Cup Czech Indoor.  The 25-year-old world No.19, who is part of the LTA’s Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme, beat fellow Brit and top seed Antony Cotterill 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 in the quad singles final before partnering Cotterill to make it two wins from two round-robin matches in the quad doubles event.   Second seed Shaw, who started his quad singles campaign with a…

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Village Tennis Star “Feeling Stronger and Fitter” After Lockdown

Ruddington wheelchair tennis star and Tokyo Paralympics hopeful James Shaw believes that he has returned to on-court training stronger and fitter following the COVID-19 Coronavirus ‘lockdown’. Villager James, who turned 25 this week, says this is thanks to support he’s received from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), the national governing body of tennis. He’s just resumed training in Loughborough and remains focused on future goals – hopeful of being able to compete in front of home fans in Nottingham later this year. He reveals: “Training is pretty much back to normal now. I’m…

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Ruddington’s Own Gene Kelly!

An award-winning, young performer from Ruddington pays homage to one of the Hollywood greats in a new video – by literally following in his footsteps from the 1952 musical film ‘Singing in’ in the Rain’. Twenty year-old Louis Gaunt from our village is currently appearing in the musical “Gypsy” at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre. As a fun, side-project he and fellow cast member Alastair Crosswell learnt the ‘Moses Supposes’ tap dance routine performed in the classic movie by Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor. The video production team tracked down clothing and props…

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First Aid Training in Ruddington

A village based creative agency is making a slight departure from its usual activities – by offering local training on First Aid! WigWag is rather better known for offering websites, branding and digital marketing and has recently received plaudits for the design of Ruddington’s new village sign. The company moved to Martindale House on The Green early last year. It’s holding its initial First Aid course this Tuesday November 14th and says there are still spaces left. Founder Steve Ennis explains: “After looking for First Aid courses for our own staff, we quickly…

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‘All Stars Cricket’ for Ruddington

Ruddington Cricket Club has announced a major new initiative to get children in our village to take up the sport. It’s just become one of the first fully accredited centres to offer ‘All Stars Cricket’. It’s a key milestone in the club’s 167 year history. All Stars Cricket is a brand new idea from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket. It’s designed to be a fun and active way to develop a child’s skills. Ash Roberts from Ruddington CC told RUDDINGTON.info “Through our eight-week programme…

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