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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New Pharmacy Approved

Ruddington’s famous chemist’s shop WILL soon be moving from its historic home on High Street – after permission was granted by Rushcliffe planners for a move to larger, purpose-built premises nearby. Evans Pharmacy has received approval for its new, state-of-the-art building at 11 Charles Street with revised plans drawn up by Nottingham’s Allan Joyce Architects. It will fill in the gap between Old Dairy Cottage and the back of Ruddington Library – and involve the conversion of one room of the cottage into a consulting area. A new, dedicated four space…

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NEW Ruddy Good Guide!

Hot off the press is the 2017 edition of the handy guide about places to visit in Ruddington and where to eat & drink in the village. This FREE booklet has again been produced in a partnership between Nottingham City Transport (NCT) and the creative team here at RUDDINGTON.info. Look out for NCT’s ‘Ruddy Good Day Out‘ printed booklet available in the featured venues and other outlets throughout Ruddington – as well as local libraries and the NCT Travel Centre. Or you can download a PDF version >>HERE<<. Visitors to our village can hop on and off NCT…

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Annual Summer Fayre this Saturday

Ruddington’s second “Summer Fayre” is being held on The Green this Saturday, the 19th of August, and promises to be even bigger and better than last year. After the success of the inaugural event in 2016 it’s again been organised for the village by Ruddington Parish Council – and will take place between midday and 6pm. Cox’s Funfair will be there, you can have your photo taken in the stocks with Ruddington Scouts, experience the ‘Under our Wing’ talking and singing birds, play with Zoe’s Party Animals, enjoy the food…

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NG11 Foodbank Becomes Sainsbury’s Local Charity

Ruddington’s support for our local “NG11 Foodbank” went one step further this month – becoming Ruddington Sainsbury’s “Local Charity of the Year”. Shoppers voted online and in store for a choice of three shortlisted local charities, to become the shop’s nominated charity partner for the next 12 months. NG11 Foodbank – which operates from The Hope Centre on Southchurch Drive in Clifton  – was the winner. The Sainsburys “Local Charity of the Year” initiative is a nationwide programme that sees local stores support a community charity over the course of one full…

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Ruddington’s Help in Marking 300 Years

This Saturday in Nottingham an interesting tercentenary is being celebrated – and Ruddington is playing a pivotal role. It was back on the 24th of June 1717 that four Freemasons’ lodges in London got together to create the original Grand Lodge. Now, three hundred years on, Nottinghamshire Masons are putting on a ‘Community Fun Day’ in the Old Market Square to mark the milestone. It’s taking place on Saturday the 17th June, between 10am and 5pm and it’s a celebration partly aimed at “demystifying” Freemasonry by letting the public in general know of the many local causes and charities which benefit from their continuous…

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Another Move? Good Evans!

There’s been quite a rush of Ruddington traders shifting locations in recent years. Now our historic chemist’s shop is planning to do likewise! Evans Pharmacy has re-applied for permission to construct larger, purpose built premises at 11 Charles Street with revised plans drawn up by Nottingham’s Allan Joyce Architects. If given the go-ahead it would mean the erection of a brand new state-of-the-art building for use of as a pharmacy – filling in the gap between the existing house and the back of Ruddington Library – plus the conversion of one room of the old property to a…

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Village Plan Out Soon

It’s been announced that another milestone will be reached this summer with the publication of the final Ruddington Village Plan –  your vision for how our village should develop over the next 5 to 10 years. Originally begun in 2013, the Village Plan has been painstakingly formulated by an independent steering group made up of around twenty volunteers who live and/or work in Ruddington alongside up to three Ruddington Parish Council representatives. Supported throughout the process by staff from Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire, it’s been created based on the issues and concerns that were raised by a detailed questionnaire delivered to all village households…

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The Big Purple Party

No, this has nothing to do with June’s general election! It’s actually a fundraiser by the Nottinghamshire Hospice charity, running from Monday the 22nd to Sunday the 28th May. And they’d like Ruddington folk to get involved! Ruddington Shop Manager, Tessa Eastel, says “It’s a week-long event and party that’s happening across the county and everyone is invited to join us! Our goal is to ‘Paint Ruddington Purple’ and there are lots of ways you can join in the fun.” And she’s listed a few ideas to get us started:- Hold a…

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Ruddington’s Role in 300th Celebrations

Ruddington is playing its part in celebrating an interesting tercentenary in Nottinghamshire this year. It was back on the 24th of June 1717 that four Freemasons’ lodges in London got together to create the original Grand Lodge. Now, three hundred years on, Nottinghamshire Masons are putting on a ‘Community Fun Day’ in Nottingham’s Old Market Square to mark the milestone. It’s taking place on Saturday the 17th June, between 10am and 5pm, and it’s a celebration partly aimed at “demystifying” Freemasonry – and letting the general public know of the many local causes and charities which benefit from their continuous but often…

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