Swift Success for Ruddington Entrepreneur

A midwife from Ruddington has achieved national recognition after designing a fashion top which allows women to breastfeed babies discreetly in public. Olivia Swift has just received the Bronze award in “The Best of British for Parents” category of Mumii UK‘s “Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards” 2017! Although not previously a fashion designer, nor a mum herself, Olivia told RUDDINGTON.info that she became inspired to create the special top – made out of a translucent chiffon material – during her midwifery training at The University of Nottingham. It was there she began to…

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Easthorpe Street Housing Approved

A Ruddington hairdressing salon, chiropodist, photography studio, joinery firm and electrician will now need to find new premises – after an application for a housing development off Easthorpe Street was given the go ahead by Rushcliffe planners. Seven new homes proposed by landowner Jeff Hind have been approved there under plans drawn up by Carlton Design Architecture Limited (application reference 17/01690/FUL). Just five villagers objected to the development. Now numbers 35 and 37 Easthorpe Street will be completely demolished – the first being a residential property but the second still home…

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Flawforth Lane Closure Extended

It’s been revealed the closure of one our key village access routes will continue for THREE WEEKS longer than originally scheduled. After having been postponed on FOUR previous occasions the Nottinghamshire County Council Highways work on Flawforth Lane finally began on September the 18th and was planned to go on for 6 weeks. Now a NEW notice (below) and updated information on roadworks.org states that it won’t be completed until Friday 17th November. No specific reason has been given for the delay. Flawforth Lane is closed for around 200 metres from the Flawford…

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Steam, Superheroes & Halloween at GCRN!

Kids of all ages can mix with their comic book heroes during a special themed event this month at Ruddington’s Great Central Railway. The “Superhero Weekend” at Mere Way on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October has been organised by “Superhero Days Out” in conjunction with our local heritage railway. You’re encouraged to go there dressed as your favourite character and feel the excitement on the “Grand Steam Train” as Batman, Spiderman and The Joker battle it out during your hour long journey. Rides will also be available on the miniature…

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Threat to Village Cashpoints

Police are asking villagers to keep our eyes peeled for a forklift truck stolen this week – fearing it may be used to commit cashpoint crime. It follows a spate of incidents around the area when such a vehicle has been utilised by crooks to rip ATMs from the outside walls of shops to try to steal the money. Ruddington has three such cashpoints. The latest warning follows the theft of a yellow-coloured Telescopic JCB Forklift (pictured) from Wysall village overnight on Tuesday (10th October) – which is only a short drive…

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Green Belt Housing Shortlist Consultation Begins

Ruddington’s rural perimeter is now threatened with around 410 new homes  – that’s 64% more properties than first proposed. The latest consultation, starting TODAY, is on the suitability of the remaining FOUR out of thirteen Green Belt sites originally earmarked by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) in their revised Local Plan for future housing development. You can read all the background >>HERE<<. The current shortlist (see new map above) was approved at an RBC Cabinet meeting last month at Rushcliffe Arena when, without discussion, the five members unanimously rubber-stamped the recommendation (below) of the “Local Plan Part 2: Preferred Housing Sites” report about which…

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An Accident Waiting to Happen?

Drivers who park in our village centre are being reminded of the strict one-way system through the car park! It follows complaints to Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) about motorists using the entrance instead of the exit to leave the Church Street Car Park alongside the Co-op. This is despite the entrance on Church Street being both road-marked and signposted as ‘No Exit’ and the actual exit on Shaw Street also being clearly marked. Now, due to concerns for pedestrians and other drivers, to tackle the problem the Parish Council (which…

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Uganda Takes Centre Stage at School Celebrations

Back in August we posted about the summer fundraisers for Ruddington’s Mustard Seed Project and about their role in helping James Peacock School celebrate the 50th anniversary of its move to Manor Park. Now those involved can reflect on all that’s been achieved! The project’s Charlene Robinson writes: “Following on from the fashion show that we held earlier this year which enabled us to begin to build a primary school in Teso, Uganda, we’ve had an amazing summer of fundraising at the Mustard Seed Project. In August Julie Allen and Ruddy bear leapt…

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Neighbourhood Plan Gets Approval

Ruddington Parish Council has given its backing to a new plan which, it’s claimed, will give village residents direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood – and shape the development and growth of our local area. It’s expected to pick up directly from our Ruddington Village Plan which was published this summer. With a Neighbourhood Plan communities are given additional influence to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built and have their say on what those new buildings should look like. Issues which could be…

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Third Olympics for Village Skater!

An ice dancer from Ruddington has secured her place on Team GB at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang after winning an Olympic qualifying competition this weekend! Penny Coomes and figure skating partner Nick Buckland, who hails from Wilford, built on their initial lead in the “Short Dance” section with victory in yesterday’s “Free Dance” at Oberstdorf in Germany – so lifting the Nebelhorn Trophy. You can see their winning routine >>HERE<<. This victory means that South Korea will now be the third trip to a Winter Olympics for our local duo…

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