Getting Set for Uganda

2018 is certainly shaping up to be a big year for Ruddington’s Mustard Seed Project! As regular readers will know, this is the 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. Following the Project’s formal establishment as a registered charity, and the election of a board of trustees, they are returning to Uganda to visit the communities they are supporting. JPS assistant head teacher Sally and teaching assistant Jayne, along with St Peters Junior School Deputy Head Ian Mawer…

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Ruddington’s New Year Buses

Nottingham City Transport is promising that getting home will be easy and inexpensive for Ruddington’s New Year revellers thanks to its late night buses. Our village’s main transport operator is once again running its New Year’s Eve services, with late night buses running through until 3.15am to get people home after bringing in 2018 in Nottingham. NightBus N48 is the best option if travelling home to Ruddington – which comes via The Meadows and Clifton (see map below). NCT advises that the cheapest and most convenient way to pay is with the NCTX Buses App…

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Random Acts of Kindness in Ruddington

Mystery surrounds the identity of the kind-hearted benefactor, or benefactors, who’ve spread some welcome, festive cheer to numerous households in our area over the Christmas period. Envelopes marked “R.A.K. Random Act of Kindness” landed in letterboxes around Ruddington, Clifton and Silverdale – each containing £100! However the handwriting on the front appears different on some of them – suggesting perhaps more than one person was involved. Maria Watson of Clifton Donation Group helped to spread the word about the generous gifts saying they were a “Random Act Of Kindness from an amazing, anonymous…

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Ruddington Library to Close…

…but thankfully it’s only temporary! Our library, on Church Street, is shutting its doors after this weekend for a TWO MONTH refurbishment. It will close at 1pm on Saturday (23rd December) and not re-open again until 9am on Saturday 17th February 2018. Inspire, which runs Ruddington Library on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, explains: “We’ll be developing an inviting and modern space for reading, learning, and cultural and community activities. Changes to the library will include an inviting modern layout and extensive re-decoration, new shelving, essential electrical work, new flooring…

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Leys Road Burglary

It seems criminals are trying their best to ruin Christmas for some Ruddington residents – after another house in our village was broken into on Sunday. Following a crime spree the previous weekend which targeted vehicles on Kirk Lane and properties on Loughborough Road, Elms Park and Sheepfold Lane, the latest burglary was at a house on Leys Road. Rushcliffe Police are reporting that this happened between 7.30am and 3.45pm on Sunday 17th of December. Did you see or hear anything suspicious ? Do you have a CCTV system and, if so, has…

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On Your Own This Christmas?

If so, you needn’t be! Ruddington Baptist Church is hosting a Christmas Day dinner for people who would otherwise be alone on December the 25th. Residents of all ages are welcome – whether your family has flown the nest, they’re too far away, or it’s just “complicated”. You’re invited to join them and other village folk for a warm and friendly get together on Christmas Day. Doors will open at 1:00pm for welcome drinks and nibbles – with lunch being served at around 2.00pm. That’ll be followed at about 3:30pm by…

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Festive Foodbank Thanks

On Saturday (9th December) our local “NG11 Foodbank” foodbank held its Christmas appeal in Ruddington’s Sainsbury’s and Co-op supermarkets – and they’ve hailed it a great success. Jill Reedman told us: “It was a cold, frosty morning but shoppers demonstrated the spirit of Christmas by their generous donations. They were invited to donate an item from a list which included festive treats like mince pies and Christmas puddings, as well as regular staples like tinned tomatoes and tea. Jo and I collected 4 trolleys full of groceries in the Co op,…

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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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