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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More Houses Broken Into, Too!

Police have revealed that three properties in Ruddington were also targeted during the weekend crime spree in our village. We reported yesterday about the vehicle break-ins on Kirk Lane. It appears officers were also called about three Friday night house burglaries nearby – on Loughborough Road, Elms Park and Sheepfold Lane. It’s known the Loughborough Road break-in happened during quite a short time period between 10.30pm on Friday night and 2.00am on Saturday (9th December). A torch was recovered on the grass verge nearby. If you saw any suspicious vehicles or…

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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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Asher Lane Housing Appeal

Back in April we reported that Rushcliffe Borough Council had rejected plans to build 175 new homes on our Green Belt north of Asher Lane. The proposals (above) were lodged by land owners Space Foods Ltd in January after a previous application for 250 houses on the same site was withdrawn two years earlier. Now Space Foods is appealing to the Planning Inspectorate against Rushcliffe Borough Council’s refusal in an attempt to get this decision reversed. This site was, in fact, originally included in its Local Plan Part 2 as an area called RUD7 – where the Green Belt might be…

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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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Barclay & Cook to Close

Villagers are reacting with surprise and sadness to learn that our last, independent, convenience store – a landmark in Ruddington for over forty years – is closing its doors for the final time this weekend. Barclay & Cook, at 7-9 High Street, started trading on 3rd October 1977 when Howard Cox sold his then mainly “provisions” shop (including bacon, cheeses, cooked meats and loose biscuits all sold by weight) to new business partners John Barclay and David Cook. The two men were already friends – John was a Cash & Carry…

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