Standing Room Only at Extraordinary Meeting

Parish Councillors were left in no doubt about how passionately Ruddingtonians care about the future of our unique village centre after people packed into their specially called meeting.  Around 140 residents and traders turned up to have their say tonight (Thursday 12th April) and to hear what help the Parish Council and the community might be able to offer local businesses during tough times for traditional shops. Over recent years, as in many towns and villages, Ruddington’s banks have shut down – inevitably reducing footfall for other traders – whilst…

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Some GOOD News for our Village Centre!

In an era of shop closures and pessimism there’s finally a bit of welcome business news for Ruddington… Firstly, we can confirm that Philo’s Deli is to take over the empty shop unit at 1A, Church Street (pictured above right) recently vacated by Tanners. Manager Jessica Hutchings told RUDDINGTON.info: “We already have the keys and work will start soon on creating a bigger kitchen area – making more room for our outside catering. We will also have another small counter area with around 10 extra lower level seats for our customers.” The…

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Support Our Village Traders!

The closure of Thomas’s Greengrocer’s in Ruddington seems to have prompted an unprecedented wave of concern for the future of our unique, village centre shops. When it was revealed on Easter Saturday that the sixty year old family company had gone into liquidation, and would cease trading the very same day, hundreds turned up on High Street in person and chatted to some of the eight members of shocked staff who were set to suddenly lose their jobs. Literally thousands more people visited RUDDINGTON.info and Ruddington social media to search…

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Time’s Up for Tanners

Ruddington’s longest established estate agent has closed its village branch. Opened on Pelham Street in Nottingham in 1975, Tanners Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents had also been trading from 1A, Church Street, for over thirty years. Tanners told RUDDINGTON.info: “The lease ended at the end of March and after much consideration and due to restructuring of the business the Partners decided not to renew the lease.” At one time their distinctive green and cream “For Sale” boards dominated Ruddington’s streets, but things have been noticeably quieter for them here in recent…

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Ruddington’s Easter Buses

If you’re trying to think of things to do over the Easter holidays then we reckon a #RuddyGoodDayOut should be somewhere near the top of your list! Whether you’re a village resident or visiting us from further afield there are always plenty of activities for all ages to keep you occupied and entertained. You could do a bit of village shopping at our independent retailers, pop into one of our many pubs, cafés or restaurants, have a round of golf, visit one of our THREE museums, stroll around our Country Park,…

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New Charity Shop Opens

In January we revealed that a new Children’s Society shop was coming to Ruddington. We’re glad to report that it began trading TODAY (Friday 23rd March) from Number 2 Easthorpe Street. It was officially opened at 10.30am by the Mayor of Rushcliffe Councillor Barrie Cooper. This is our village’s THIRD charity shop, sited where Crusader Gifts‘ clearance shop – and previously  Something Special – used to be. This prominent corner unit had lain empty for most of the last two years so to see it back in use, and bustling with activity, is…

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Mustard Seed Success

Ruddington’s Mustard Seed Project has revealed it’s made a four figure sum from its latest fundraiser – and then some! The charity – which secures funds to provide clean water, food and an education for children in Teso, Uganda – held its second ‘Knickers for Knowledge Fashion Show’ at St Peter’s School in our village last night (Friday 9th March) asking for donations of new knickers, a bra or a child’s book from those who attended. But the money raised came primarily from the event tickets, the sale of top…

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Update on our Village Plan

You may remember that something of a milestone was reached last summer with the publication of the definitive Ruddington Village Plan –  your vision for how our village should develop over the next 5 to 10 years. This final version of the Plan was launched in August at the 2017 Ruddington “Summer Fayre” by RVP steering group volunteers (top photo) when villagers could pick up a printed copy of the completed document, ask questions and volunteer themselves for projects flagged up by four years of research. (You can read more about the background >>HERE<<.) The final plan itself contained…

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Third Charity Shop for Ruddington

Our Nottinghamshire Hospice and Honeycomb Christian Charity shops will soon have company – as an established national charity for vulnerable children and young people prepares to open an outlet in the village. The Children’s Society, which already has half a dozen branches in Nottinghamshire, will be soon be fundraising from 2 Easthorpe Street. Apart from a few months as Crusader Gifts‘ clearance shop, this unit has more or less sat empty since Something Special moved out of there around two years’ ago. The Children’s Society’s Regional Retail Manager, Dominique Scott,…

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Ruddington Buses Diverted

If you’re catching Nottingham City Transport‘s Navy 3 or Green 10 into or out of the City Centre early or late this weekend beware that overnight diversions are taking place. These will also effect NightBus N48. It’s because the old pedestrian bridges across Collin Street between the old Broadmarsh Bus Station and the Shopping Centre are due to be removed between tonight (Friday 5th January) and Monday 8th January. Whilst this work is undertaken, there will be diversions on all buses using this route – which will be unable to…

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