Swift Success for Ruddington Entrepreneur

A midwife from Ruddington has achieved national recognition after designing a fashion top which allows women to breastfeed babies discreetly in public. Olivia Swift has just received the Bronze award in “The Best of British for Parents” category of Mumii UK‘s “Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards” 2017! Although not previously a fashion designer, nor a mum herself, Olivia told RUDDINGTON.info that she became inspired to create the special top – made out of a translucent chiffon material – during her midwifery training at The University of Nottingham. It was there she began to…

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Threat to Village Cashpoints

Police are asking villagers to keep our eyes peeled for a forklift truck stolen this week – fearing it may be used to commit cashpoint crime. It follows a spate of incidents around the area when such a vehicle has been utilised by crooks to rip ATMs from the outside walls of shops to try to steal the money. Ruddington has three such cashpoints. The latest warning follows the theft of a yellow-coloured Telescopic JCB Forklift (pictured) from Wysall village overnight on Tuesday (10th October) – which is only a short drive…

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An Accident Waiting to Happen?

Drivers who park in our village centre are being reminded of the strict one-way system through the car park! It follows complaints to Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) about motorists using the entrance instead of the exit to leave the Church Street Car Park alongside the Co-op. This is despite the entrance on Church Street being both road-marked and signposted as ‘No Exit’ and the actual exit on Shaw Street also being clearly marked. Now, due to concerns for pedestrians and other drivers, to tackle the problem the Parish Council (which…

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Neighbourhood Plan Gets Approval

Ruddington Parish Council has given its backing to a new plan which, it’s claimed, will give village residents direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood – and shape the development and growth of our local area. It’s expected to pick up directly from our Ruddington Village Plan which was published this summer. With a Neighbourhood Plan communities are given additional influence to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built and have their say on what those new buildings should look like. Issues which could be…

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New Launderette Opens

Once again Ruddington has a self-service launderette! Ruddington Cleaners has just opened the facility as part of its new dry cleaning and laundry business on the site of the former Village Motors garage. Since the closure of Speedy Clean (now home to Bar Six/Jasper’s Café) on Dutton’s Hill, in February 2011, villagers have had to rely on clothing collections at Ruddington Post Office and Grange News for their dry cleaning needs. It’s around a decade BEFORE that when our village last had any publicly available washing and drying machines. Ruddington Cleaners began to offer…

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Ruddington Pub in Beer Drinkers’ Bible!

“Just good beer!” That’s the secret of the success of Ruddington’s Frame Breakers pub according to manager Amy Cameron – as staff and customers celebrate a prestigious place in the 2018 Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide, published TODAY. It’s the first time in five years that ANY of our village pubs has featured in the real ale almanac – since both The Three Crowns and The White Horse were dropped after the 2013 edition following changes in management. Now in its 45th year, the Good Beer Guide features 4,500 pubs…

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Split Screen Success

A mobile Ruddington coffee retailer – who has been trading for just two years – has been named among the UK’s top one hundred small businesses to be celebrated in a forthcoming campaign! “The Split Screen Coffee Company“, owned and run by Jen Walker, is to be highlighted as part of the lead-up to “Small Business Saturday” on the 2nd of December.  It’s the fifth annual UK event – which aims to raise the profile of the country’s 5.5 million small businesses. One firm from the “Small Biz 100” list will be featured…

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New Pharmacy Approved

Ruddington’s famous chemist’s shop WILL soon be moving from its historic home on High Street – after permission was granted by Rushcliffe planners for a move to larger, purpose-built premises nearby. Evans Pharmacy has received approval for its new, state-of-the-art building at 11 Charles Street with revised plans drawn up by Nottingham’s Allan Joyce Architects. It will fill in the gap between Old Dairy Cottage and the back of Ruddington Library – and involve the conversion of one room of the cottage into a consulting area. A new, dedicated four space…

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Village Gridlock!

Ruddington residents have been looking at their High Street with despair this morning after yet another set of unannounced four-way temporary traffic lights appeared! It was known that parking restrictions were to be put into place from 8am today (Sunday September the 3rd) until 5pm on Sunday the 17th of September to allow work to be carried out on the High Street side of Ruddington Fish Bar (their former pizza takeaway entrance) to re-render the walls. The scaffolding means that no parking, waiting, loading nor unloading is now being allowed from the northern boundary…

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NO PARKING on Dutton’s Hill

…but it’s only temporary! Restrictions are to be put into place from 8am this Sunday, September the 3rd until 5pm on Sunday, the 17th of September, to allow work to be carried out on the High Street side of Ruddington Fish Bar (their former pizza takeaway entrance) to re-render the walls. The scaffolding means that no parking, waiting, loading or unloading will be allowed from the northern boundary of number 8 Wilford Road (Dutton’s Hill) in a southerly direction to the northern boundary of number 8 High Street during this two week period (see map).…

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