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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Co-op Shoppers Raise £3k for Museum!

Staff and volunteers at Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum say they’re “delighted and astonished” to have received a donation of almost £3,000 from the Co-op Local Community Fund. Earlier in the year, their ‘Hidden Histories’ exhibition project was chosen as one of the nominated causes to receive funds from Co-op members who shop at local stores and use Co-op services in the Nottinghamshire area, including the Ruddington branch. Funding for the project ended in April 2017 and they’ve just found out that they’ll soon be receiving a cheque for an impressive…

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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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Mobile Mast Causes Further Disruption

Ruddington’s drivers and bus users are being warned to brace themselves for more delays on Wilford Road as new roadworks requiring temporary traffic lights begin there TODAY (Thursday 23rd November). The new mobile telecommunications pole on Wilford Road has been running on electricity from a large roadside generator since it was erected last month after connecting it to an existing mains power source was deemed to be unsafe. Peter Groves, who owns the nearest property on Wilford Road, told us: “O2 contacted The Lodge Boutique BnB to ask if they could tap into…

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Parish Council Responds to Green Belt Plans

Following last week’s important public meeting on the future of Ruddington’s Green Belt in St Peter’s Rooms, Ruddington Parish Council has just published its own views – objecting to TWO of the proposed housing sites and also to the increased allocation of homes for our village. This is in response to Rushcliffe Borough Council‘s Local Plan Part 2 consultation which now earmarks Ruddington for 410 new houses – 64% more properties than the 250 first mooted. The current Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) consultation, which ends this Monday November 27th, is on the suitability of the remaining FOUR out…

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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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Flawforth Lane Closure Extended Again!

The closure of one our key village access routes will now continue for almost FIVE 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. It was then extended until this Friday November 17th. NOW another NEW notice (below) and updated information on roadworks.org states that it won’t be completed until Wednesday 29th November. No specific reason has been given why the work is overrunning so…

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Parish Council Consults on Green Belt Plans

An important meeting on the future of Ruddington’s Green Belt is being held in St Peter’s Rooms from 7.30pm tonight (Tuesday 14th November). Villagers are strongly encouraged to go along to give their views to Ruddington Parish Council on what its response should be to Rushcliffe Borough Council‘s Local Plan Part 2 consultation. Ruddington’s rural perimeter is now threatened with around 410 new homes  – that’s 64% more properties than first proposed. The latest Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) consultation, which runs until November 27th, is on the suitability of the remaining FOUR out of fourteen Green Belt sites…

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First Aid Training in Ruddington

A village based creative agency is making a slight departure from its usual activities – by offering local training on First Aid! WigWag is rather better known for offering websites, branding and digital marketing and has recently received plaudits for the design of Ruddington’s new village sign. The company moved to Martindale House on The Green early last year. It’s holding its initial First Aid course this Tuesday November 14th and says there are still spaces left. Founder Steve Ennis explains: “After looking for First Aid courses for our own staff, we quickly…

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