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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Louis for the London Palladium!

An 18 year-old Ruddington dancer is getting his big break on stage in the capital this Christmas – with a five week run at the London Palladium. Louis Gaunt is the son of Freedom Dance & Performance principal Stacey Green and started training at the age of four. His talents led him to being offered a full scholarship to one of the top colleges in the country, the renowned Performers’ College in Essex, where he is now in his final year studying professional dance and musical theatre. Louis has already had a…

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New Spate of Ruddington Burglaries

Rushcliffe Police are asking residents to be especially vigilant at the moment after a number of reports of break-ins in Ruddington over the last two weeks.  Our village has been targeted by criminals on numerous occasions this year, with burglaries along Brookside Road and Grange Avenue in March, Salcombe Crescent in April and Pasture Lane in May – plus vehicle break-ins on Bladon Road , Upper Canaan & Peacock Close in July and Woodhouse Gardens in August – amongst others. Now, Neighbourhood Policing Inspector, Craig Berry, reports: “On the 14th September there was a house…

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The Greatest of The Green Flags?

Are you a regular visitor to Ruddington’s own Country Park?  If so, do you think it’s one of the best of the best? For the eleventh year in a row Rushcliffe Country Park is already flying the flag as one of the UK’s 1,797 finest green spaces. NOW they want to get into the Top Ten! The Green Flag Award People’s Choice 2017 is open for voting until the end of this month so we’re encouraging our readers to give our local park YOUR vote right NOW! It’s a great…

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New Launderette Opens

Once again Ruddington has a self-service launderette! Ruddington Cleaners has just opened the facility as part of its new dry cleaning and laundry business on the site of the former Village Motors garage. Since the closure of Speedy Clean (now home to Bar Six/Jasper’s Café) on Dutton’s Hill, in February 2011, villagers have had to rely on clothing collections at Ruddington Post Office and Grange News for their dry cleaning needs. It’s around a decade BEFORE that when our village last had any publicly available washing and drying machines. Ruddington Cleaners began to offer…

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Wilford Road Temporary Lights

Villagers might think there’s a conspiracy to grind Ruddington to a complete standstill? Yet again this week we have two concurrent sets of temporary traffic lights as well as the six week closure of a major access route! The latest signals are for two-way traffic control on Wilford Road, just north of Sellors’ Playing Field, to allow safe construction by Clarke Telecom of a fifty foot tall mobile telecommunications mast on behalf of O2 in the line of trees alongside the cycle path. The pole will support three antennae and a satellite dish with a cabinet at ground level…

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Ruddington Restoration Dedicated to Fallen Soldiers

A vintage carriage took pride of place yesterday (Sunday 17th September) at Ruddington’s Great Central Railway – in an event dedicated to over a thousand troops who died during the First World War. On display in the open for the first time was the recently restored MS&LR 6-wheel carriage – which took 16 years for five volunteers at our local Heritage Centre to return to its former glory. It was dedicated in a special ceremony by Ruddington’s Vicar, the Reverend Andrew Buchanan, to the many employees who left the Great Central Railway to…

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Closure of Flawforth Lane

As Ruddington’s temporary traffic lights chaos continues, with the chip shop work now over-running into a third week, the closure of a key village access route begins this Monday (September the 18th) after having been postponed on FOUR previous occasions. Flawforth Lane for around 200 metres from the Flawford Churchyard corner up to the Wheatcroft roundabout was originally due to be shut in early February this year for seven weeks. But the improvements were put on hold until other roadworks nearby on the A52 and the delayed “Tavern Island” roundabout construction in Ruddington were completed.…

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Ruddington Pub in Beer Drinkers’ Bible!

“Just good beer!” That’s the secret of the success of Ruddington’s Frame Breakers pub according to manager Amy Cameron – as staff and customers celebrate a prestigious place in the 2018 Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide, published TODAY. It’s the first time in five years that ANY of our village pubs has featured in the real ale almanac – since both The Three Crowns and The White Horse were dropped after the 2013 edition following changes in management. Now in its 45th year, the Good Beer Guide features 4,500 pubs…

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Council Continues the Consultation!

It would seem that it’s not all over yet when it comes to decisions about Ruddington’s Green Belt! A pivotal Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) Cabinet meeting took place on Tuesday 12th September in the Council Chamber at Rushcliffe Arena when the five key RBC members were tasked with acting upon the “Local Plan Part 2: Preferred Housing Sites” report. This is all about rescinding areas of the Green Belt in Rushcliffe to build new housing – including FOUR green field sites in Ruddington identified for over FOUR HUNDRED new homes. You can…

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