Popular Cut-Through Closed this Week

Motorists who enjoy shaving a little off their journey time by taking the estate route between Wilford Road and Loughborough Road in Ruddington may be disappointed this week. Gas work by Cadent on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council means that St John’s Road will be closed to traffic from this Monday (23rd April) for up to five days. This closure is necessary because the gas main which needs to be disconnected runs right down the middle of the road from the former Bostock’s DIY shop at 70, Wilford Road – recently…

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Police to Increase Ruddington Patrols

In response to residents’ concerns about an increase in crime, anti-social behaviour and vandalism in Ruddington, Inspector Craig Berry of Rushcliffe Police is promising to get more officers on to our village streets. Incidents reported in just the past two weeks include “house burglary”, “theft from person”, “vehicle crime” and “anti-social behaviour”. Police have also produced this map of our two, identified hotspot locations:- Inspector Berry has given RUDDINGTON.info this summary:- Former Youth & Community Centre Vandalism “There have been a number of calls in relation to incidents of criminal damage at…

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Standing Room Only at Extraordinary Meeting

Parish Councillors were left in no doubt about how passionately Ruddingtonians care about the future of our unique village centre after people packed into their specially called meeting.  Around 140 residents and traders turned up to have their say tonight (Thursday 12th April) and to hear what help the Parish Council and the community might be able to offer local businesses during tough times for traditional shops. Over recent years, as in many towns and villages, Ruddington’s banks have shut down – inevitably reducing footfall for other traders – whilst…

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Some GOOD News for our Village Centre!

In an era of shop closures and pessimism there’s finally a bit of welcome business news for Ruddington… Firstly, we can confirm that Philo’s Deli is to take over the empty shop unit at 1A, Church Street (pictured above right) recently vacated by Tanners. Manager Jessica Hutchings told RUDDINGTON.info: “We already have the keys and work will start soon on creating a bigger kitchen area – making more room for our outside catering. We will also have another small counter area with around 10 extra lower level seats for our customers.” The…

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Support Our Village Traders!

The closure of Thomas’s Greengrocer’s in Ruddington seems to have prompted an unprecedented wave of concern for the future of our unique, village centre shops. When it was revealed on Easter Saturday that the sixty year old family company had gone into liquidation, and would cease trading the very same day, hundreds turned up on High Street in person and chatted to some of the eight members of shocked staff who were set to suddenly lose their jobs. Literally thousands more people visited RUDDINGTON.info and Ruddington social media to search…

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Thomas’s Shock Closure

Village shoppers are reeling from the news that their much loved independent greengrocer’s is to cease trading at the end of today. The shock closure brings to an end over 60 years in Ruddington for the popular retailer – at No.2 High Street – which was opened by J.R. (“Wilf”) Thomas back in the 1950s. It appears the family company has gone into liquidation without being able to give any prior warning to its staff. Workers only learned they were to lose their jobs when they turned up for their…

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Time’s Up for Tanners

Ruddington’s longest established estate agent has closed its village branch. Opened on Pelham Street in Nottingham in 1975, Tanners Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents had also been trading from 1A, Church Street, for over thirty years. Tanners told RUDDINGTON.info: “The lease ended at the end of March and after much consideration and due to restructuring of the business the Partners decided not to renew the lease.” At one time their distinctive green and cream “For Sale” boards dominated Ruddington’s streets, but things have been noticeably quieter for them here in recent…

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Mindfulness Reaches Ruddington

You’ve probably heard of ‘mindfulness’ but may not know exactly what it is, nor what it can do? Ruddington resident Jakki Pritchard is hoping to change that by running new courses within our village – so locals have easy access to what she describes as “an enlightening and life enhancing way to manage our own health and wellbeing”. Jakki explains: “Mindfulness means paying attention to what is happening right now in this moment – a non-judgemental awareness of our present experience just as it is. Although on trend, it is scientifically proven to…

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Ruddington’s Easter Buses

If you’re trying to think of things to do over the Easter holidays then we reckon a #RuddyGoodDayOut should be somewhere near the top of your list! Whether you’re a village resident or visiting us from further afield there are always plenty of activities for all ages to keep you occupied and entertained. You could do a bit of village shopping at our independent retailers, pop into one of our many pubs, cafés or restaurants, have a round of golf, visit one of our THREE museums, stroll around our Country Park,…

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New Charity Shop Opens

In January we revealed that a new Children’s Society shop was coming to Ruddington. We’re glad to report that it began trading TODAY (Friday 23rd March) from Number 2 Easthorpe Street. It was officially opened at 10.30am by the Mayor of Rushcliffe Councillor Barrie Cooper. This is our village’s THIRD charity shop, sited where Crusader Gifts‘ clearance shop – and previously  Something Special – used to be. This prominent corner unit had lain empty for most of the last two years so to see it back in use, and bustling with activity, is…

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