Can Ruddington’s Mark Make the Medals?

Kidney transplant recipient and Ruddington resident, Mark Brown, is making his final preparations before representing Great Britain at the 10th Winter World Transplant Games (WWTG) in Anzere, Switzerland, next month. The 2018 Games take place from the 7th to 12th January, with Team GB comprising 12 adults and one junior – plus six children competing in the Nicholas Cup. The team will be supported by more than 30 relatives, friends and nurses. 50 year old Mark, who received his donor kidney in 1994, is hoping to build on his success at…

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Another Ruddington Bus Driver Receives Recognition

Ian Neal, a regular friendly face behind the wheel of Ruddington’s Navy 3 bus, has just won Nottingham City Transport‘s final “seasonal driver award” of 2017. It’s certainly a great way for our village to round off the year since Green 10 driver Badar Sheikh achieved the same accolade right at the start of 2017 following HIS “mystery traveller” assessment. Mr Neal, who drives the Pink 30 route, too, will now be entered into the 2017 NCT Driver of the Year Competition next month. Good luck to Badar and Ian!

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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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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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Aviva Ruddington!

Two groups in our village are currently competing for vital funding for their projects – and they’d like YOUR votes, please! Once again cash is up for grabs from the Aviva Community Fund for important local causes. Everyone who registers is entitled to 10 votes to split between the nominated projects they wish to support – so 5 each per villager for our two Ruddington hopefuls might just make all the difference?! Firstly, the Friends of St Peter’s Junior School are seeking funding from the “Health and Wellbeing” category of…

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Be a Ruddington Bus Detective!

Here’s something for youngsters who fancy a bit of “sleuthing” to get involved with during this half term. We’re delighted to report that Nottingham City Transport has chosen a fabulous destination for its latest “Bus Detective” trail…. RUDDINGTON! It’s a chance to grab your magnifying glass and head out with the kids for a “quizzical adventure”. If you live outside Ruddington all you need to do is hop onto a Navy 3 or Green 10 BioGas bus with a £5.00 Grouprider ticket and hop off again at Ruddington Green to begin the…

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Annual Summer Fayre this Saturday

Ruddington’s second “Summer Fayre” is being held on The Green this Saturday, the 19th of August, and promises to be even bigger and better than last year. After the success of the inaugural event in 2016 it’s again been organised for the village by Ruddington Parish Council – and will take place between midday and 6pm. Cox’s Funfair will be there, you can have your photo taken in the stocks with Ruddington Scouts, experience the ‘Under our Wing’ talking and singing birds, play with Zoe’s Party Animals, enjoy the food…

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Framework Knitters’ Museum Survey

The Framework Knitters’ Museum has ambitious plans to redevelop and expand its Ruddington site. It’s applying for Heritage Lottery funding to help achieve this, and an important part of this process is gathering the views of the community. So the popular Nottinghamshire tourist attraction is giving us chance to have our say NOW to help shape its future plans in the form of a ten minute online survey – which can be accessed via the link below: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/3F4UH/ The survey needs to be filled in by Monday the 14th of…

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Ruddfest 2017

Our much anticipated four day “RuddFest” 2017 is here – and is more impressive than ever! It runs from noon until late from Thursday the 1st to Sunday the 4th of June. Not only is there a dedicated beer marquee, a range of stalls and a children’s play area on our village green but also the three host pubs, The Three Crowns on Easthorpe Street, White Horse on Church Street, The Victoria Tavern on Wilford Road and The Frame Breakers on High Street are all offering their own special festival contributions! Altogether there are over 200 ales and ciders throughout Ruddington this year, plus live entertainment and lots…

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Pointless Duo Return!

Ruddingtonians will get to see our local “Pointless” stars AGAIN – after they reached the “Head to Head” stage of the popular BBC TV quiz presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman on Friday. Father and daughter David and Megan McFarlane low-scored their way through to the penultimate round against Matilda and Amanda. But their opponents got to play first in a set of options about “Short Stories and Novellas” – and stole the lowest scoring answer! Consequently David & Megan missed out on the potential jackpot of £6,500 – but it meant the duo had another chance to compete. We can see their…

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