Fake Note Warning

Ruddington shoppers and traders are being warned to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency ahead of this weekend’s big Christmas Fayre. We were first alerted to the scam by Julia Towers of Julia’s Kitchen who describes two young girls around the village who’ve been attempting to pass fake Scottish £20 notes in local shops. Julia warns: “They are spending the absolute minimum to gain as much change as possible. My shop has received one (pictured) the florist has received two and Karen at the wool shop also received one. All the…

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Barclay & Cook to Close

Villagers are reacting with surprise and sadness to learn that our last, independent, convenience store – a landmark in Ruddington for over forty years – is closing its doors for the final time this weekend. Barclay & Cook, at 7-9 High Street, started trading on 3rd October 1977 when Howard Cox sold his then mainly “provisions” shop (including bacon, cheeses, cooked meats and loose biscuits all sold by weight) to new business partners John Barclay and David Cook. The two men were already friends – John was a Cash & Carry…

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Co-op Shoppers Raise £3k for Museum!

Staff and volunteers at Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum say they’re “delighted and astonished” to have received a donation of almost £3,000 from the Co-op Local Community Fund. Earlier in the year, their ‘Hidden Histories’ exhibition project was chosen as one of the nominated causes to receive funds from Co-op members who shop at local stores and use Co-op services in the Nottinghamshire area, including the Ruddington branch. Funding for the project ended in April 2017 and they’ve just found out that they’ll soon be receiving a cheque for an impressive…

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Mobile Mast Causes Further Disruption

Ruddington’s drivers and bus users are being warned to brace themselves for more delays on Wilford Road as new roadworks requiring temporary traffic lights begin there TODAY (Thursday 23rd November). The new mobile telecommunications pole on Wilford Road has been running on electricity from a large roadside generator since it was erected last month after connecting it to an existing mains power source was deemed to be unsafe. Peter Groves, who owns the nearest property on Wilford Road, told us: “O2 contacted The Lodge Boutique BnB to ask if they could tap into…

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Parish Council Responds to Green Belt Plans

Following last week’s important public meeting on the future of Ruddington’s Green Belt in St Peter’s Rooms, Ruddington Parish Council has just published its own views – objecting to TWO of the proposed housing sites and also to the increased allocation of homes for our village. This is in response to Rushcliffe Borough Council‘s Local Plan Part 2 consultation which now earmarks Ruddington for 410 new houses – 64% more properties than the 250 first mooted. The current Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) consultation, which ends this Monday November 27th, is on the suitability of the remaining FOUR out…

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2018 Rushcliffe Run Opens for Entries

If you’re a keen runner, you may like to know that entries for next year’s Rushcliffe 10k, Fun Run – and a new 5k option – are now open! The 2018 event in Ruddington’s Country Park will be on Sunday March 4th. This year it’s being organised and promoted by Perfect Motion Sports Marketing – who’ve previously coordinated the Sunrise 5k Series across the region, the Mansfield 10k and the Bandana Run in Bramcote Park. Funds raised will support Cerebral Palsy Sport as the official race charity. Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio…

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Flawforth Lane Closure Extended Again!

The closure of one our key village access routes will now continue for almost FIVE WEEKS longer than originally scheduled! After having been postponed on FOUR previous occasions the Nottinghamshire County Council Highways work on Flawforth Lane finally began on September the 18th and was planned to go on for 6 weeks. It was then extended until this Friday November 17th. NOW another NEW notice (below) and updated information on roadworks.org states that it won’t be completed until Wednesday 29th November. No specific reason has been given why the work is overrunning so…

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Parish Council Consults on Green Belt Plans

An important meeting on the future of Ruddington’s Green Belt is being held in St Peter’s Rooms from 7.30pm tonight (Tuesday 14th November). Villagers are strongly encouraged to go along to give their views to Ruddington Parish Council on what its response should be to Rushcliffe Borough Council‘s Local Plan Part 2 consultation. Ruddington’s rural perimeter is now threatened with around 410 new homes  – that’s 64% more properties than first proposed. The latest Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) consultation, which runs until November 27th, is on the suitability of the remaining FOUR out of fourteen Green Belt sites…

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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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New Memorial Board for Ruddington

This weekend a new lectern at Ruddington’s War Memorial to remember those from our village who died serving their country is being unveiled and dedicated. It is a “Roll of Honour” to those who fell during the First and Second World Wars and in Korea. The new board was decided upon because the names carved on the War Memorial itself are still difficult to read despite the restoration work that was carried out in 2013. However it was decided to retain an older lectern nearby since it acknowledges Nottinghamshire County Council’s financial contribution to the 100th…

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