Ruddington’s New ‘Green’ Buses on Schedule

Back in March we reported the announcement by Ruddington’s main bus operator that its entire fleet of 78 single decker buses will be fully electrified from 2023. This includes replacing the three diesel-powered Navy 3 branded ‘Optare Solo’ buses which Nottingham City Transport (NCT) currently uses for its Nottingham to Clifton route via Ruddington. The operator has just announced that Pelican Bus & Coach will deliver the first 12 of the fully electric buses to join the NCT fleet, which are expected to enter service in late 2023. Unfortunately, these zero-emission vehicles are not…

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Blue Buses to Go Green!

Ruddington’s main bus operator has announced that its entire fleet of single decker buses will be fully electrified from next year. This includes replacing the three diesel-powered Navy 3 branded Optare Solo buses which Nottingham City Transport uses for its Nottingham to Clifton route via Ruddington. The city is to receive £15 million of Government funding towards the cost of 78 brand new buses in total, plus the additional required electric charging infrastructure. All NCT’s existing single decker fleet – serving 18 bus routes across the Greater Nottingham area – will then be replaced, starting…

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Driver Recruitment Open Day in Ruddington

If you drive HGVs for a living, but fancy being based a little closer to home, distribution company KNP Logistics is holding a “Recruitment Open Day” here in Ruddington. This “Meet and Greet” event is taking place on the morning of Saturday 5th February at Artex Ltd on Pasture Lane. As the contract distribution business continues to grow, increasing customer demand means there are three different types of vacancies on offer: CAT C Drivers: £12.48 plus £5 per day meal allowance CAT C+E Day Drivers: £13:00 plus £5 per day…

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Ruddington Says “YES”!

Volunteers from the Ruddington Neighbourhood Plan (RNP) team say they’re delighted that residents have overwhelmingly backed their vision for our village in yesterday’s big referendum (Thursday 22nd July 2021). Once counting was completed after the polls closed at 10pm, it was revealed that 1,068 votes were cast, out of which an overwhelming 91.2% of villagers had voted in favour of the Plan with just 8.5% against. There were 3 ‘spoilt’ ballot papers. This ringing endorsement means that the policies on the development and use of land in our village that the RNP contains…

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Ruddington Referendum Reminder

Villagers are being urged to vote “YES” to approve the Ruddington Neighbourhood Plan in an important referendum being held this week. Everyone living in the parish should now have received either a postal ballot or a notification to vote in person at one of our two village Polling Stations on Thursday, 22nd July. As you can see below, the poll gives you the opportunity to answer the simple question: “Do you want Rushcliffe Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Ruddington to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood area?”…

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Next Stop – a Ruddington Referendum

A meeting of Rushcliffe Borough Councillors this week is expected to agree that the Ruddington Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to a referendum among villagers.* It’s after independent examiner David Kaiserman concluded that the Regulation 15 Submission Version met the ‘prescribed basic conditions’ and other statutory requirements – although this was subject to a total of 32 modifications he outlined in his March 2021 report. After a few further tweaks since, the final version is now ready to be discussed by the Council’s Cabinet – which is expected to rubber-stamp the…

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Final Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Launched

Since our Ruddington Village Plan was published in the summer of 2017 another hard working group of volunteers has been taking things a stage further with a Ruddington Neighbourhood Plan (RNP) to give our local community additional influence on how the village should grow and develop in the future. Backed by Ruddington Parish Council this type of plan has more ‘teeth’ than its predecessor in determining planning policy and outcomes – such as where we’d prefer new homes, shops and offices to be built. It’s also allowed villagers to have our say on what these new buildings should…

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Ruddington’s New Year Buses

Nottingham City Transport is promising that getting home will once again be easy and inexpensive for New Year revellers thanks to its late night buses. In addition to its Navy 3 and Green 10 buses running every day over this period, except January 1st, Ruddington’s principal transport operator is once again running its New Year’s Eve “get you home” services – with late night buses running from Nottingham* hourly from 11.15pm to 3.15am after bringing in 2020 in the City. NightBus N48 is the best option if travelling back to Ruddington – coming here past the Railway…

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NCT is UK Bus Operator of the Year – Again!

The bus company which runs Ruddington’s Navy 3 and Green 10 services is celebrating having won FIVE of the top accolades at the 2019 UK Bus Awards – including ‘UK Bus Operator of the Year’ for a record breaking five times! Nottingham City Transport took the gold once again in the ‘Top City Operator’ category which saw them through to the grand final where they went on to win the highly contested ‘best in show’ gong yesterday (19th November 2019) during a glittering awards ceremony at Troxy in London. NCT has previously…

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Neighbourhood Plan’s Penultimate Consultation Launches

It’s just over two years since Ruddington Parish Council gave its backing to a new Ruddington Neighbourhood Plan (RNP) which, theoretically at least, gives village residents direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and to shape the development and growth of our local area. Since then it’s been run by a hard working group of volunteers in tandem with our Ruddington Village Plan (which was published in the summer of 2017) and has explored further areas where a Neighbourhood Plan can give communities additional influence. This includes choosing where we want…

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