Bus Company’s Christmas Giveaway!

Ruddington’s main bus operator says it’s looking to spread a little extra festive cheer this year by supporting a local organisation or charity which will be helping its community over the Christmas period. Nottingham City Transport, which runs Ruddington’s Navy 3 and Green 10 buses, is behind the seasonal initiative – but you will need to respond straight away! Examples they give include presents for children who may not otherwise receive them and older people who may need help at Christmas. Or perhaps you know an organisation in Ruddington which…

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Criminals Target Kirk Lane Cars

Police have renewed their appeal to Ruddington residents to be vigilant after a new spate of thefts from vehicles over the weekend. Three vehicles parked at properties on Kirk Lane were targeted between 9pm on Friday (December 8th) and 8am yesterday. Some of the stolen items were subsequently found dumped nearby. PCSO 7424 Anthony Davies says: “Have you seen or heard anything suspicious? Do you have a CCTV system and if so has it picked anything up. If you have please let us know by calling 101 and quoting the incident number.”…

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Snowtime!

With just two weeks to go until Christmas Eve, Ruddington was turned into a winter wonderland today – as shown by this slideshow of village photographs posted to our social media sites:- Our thanks to everyone who shared a snowy photo. As you can see, there was quite a lot of dog walking going on! Although Ruddington was not affected as badly as many parts of the region it was certainly enough to put many people into a festive mood – especially as the snow fell on a Sunday. Despite…

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A Goat for Christmas?

The gift of a chicken, goat, sheep or cow to help families in Uganda become self-sufficient is the latest initiative from ‘The Mustard Seed Project’.  This is the Ruddington fundraising group set up by James Peacock Infants School teachers Sally Squires and Jayne Henson inspired by their visit to Uganda in the Summer of 2016 which “taught us that a tiny seed can produce amazing results”. For a rather different and special Christmas present the village-based charity is now offering people the chance to donate anything between £5 and £100 to help Ugandan families living on…

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Christmas at The Old Bakehouse

Ruddington’s Old Bakehouse Tearoom is a cosy and welcoming place at any time of year. But, as Christmas approaches, owner Lesley Wells and her team are going that extra mile to add some festive cheer to both the surroundings and the menu! Lesley has been running the former Horspool’s Bakery Shop on Church Street for just over five years. She says “I always had a dream to open a traditional village tea shop in later life” and set about completely refurbishing the interior in that style. Her many customers from Ruddington and…

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Christmas at St Peter’s Church

Following their involvement again in this year’s Ruddington Christmas Fayre on Saturday, St Peter’s Church is reminding us of the range of festive events and services still to come this month. THIS Saturday, December 9th, Ruddington and District Choral Society, along with the Ruddington Chamber Ensemble and soloists from the University of Nottingham, are presenting “A Christmas Feast of Baroque Music”. They’ll be performing Bach’s Magnificat in D Major, Bach’s Wachet Auf Cantata, as well as the Pastorale from Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, the Pastoral Symphony from Handel’s Messiah, and the Sinfonia from…

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Ruddington’s Festive Buses

For the fifth year running, Ruddington is to benefit from a Boxing Day bus service. The good news has been revealed by Nottingham City Transport in its timetables for the festive period – with our Green 10 service running up to every half an hour throughout the day. Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith explains: “The early start and frequency of our Boxing Day service helps retail workers travel into the city for their shift, and shoppers get to spend those Christmas gift vouchers burning a hole in their pocket!” In terms of our…

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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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Christmas Fayre Returns

Ruddington’s popular Christmas Fayre will make a welcome return to our village on Saturday 2nd December. Taking place from 12 noon to 5pm, the event will boast a wide range of stalls offering delicious seasonal food and drink, Christmas gifts and decorations, and much more! As usual, the High Street will be closed to traffic to make way for outdoor stalls with additional stalls set up in the marquee area at The White Horse Inn on Church Street. Indoor stalls will be set up in the St Peter’s Church and…

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A Dickensian Christmas

Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum is inviting you to join in with some festive fun and celebrate the coming of Christmas in Victorian style! “A Dickensian Christmas” will take place on Saturday 2nd December from 11am to 5pm, running alongside the Ruddington Christmas Fayre. Entry is free. You can toast tea cakes and chestnuts on an open fire, enjoy traditional carols around the Christmas tree and watch as the Maids of Clifton perform their own unique style of Morris dancing. There’ll also be craft stalls in the Chapel (which will be…

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