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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Forest Stars Launch Ruddington Charity

Two Nottingham Forest footballers ensured there was a high profile start for a new village based charity which aims to give a better quality of life to dementia sufferers and their families. Midfielder Chris Cohen – himself a Ruddington resident – and defender Danny Fox attended the press launch of Bloomin’ Dementia yesterday (pictured top with fundraiser volunteers Jennie Foster and Andy Hallam) to highlight some of the issues faced by people with dementia and by those who care for them. Local media turned out in force at ‘The Hub’ – their new…

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Aviva Ruddington!

Two groups in our village are currently competing for vital funding for their projects – and they’d like YOUR votes, please! Once again cash is up for grabs from the Aviva Community Fund for important local causes. Everyone who registers is entitled to 10 votes to split between the nominated projects they wish to support – so 5 each per villager for our two Ruddington hopefuls might just make all the difference?! Firstly, the Friends of St Peter’s Junior School are seeking funding from the “Health and Wellbeing” category of…

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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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Robin Hood Marathon Bus Changes

Ruddington’s bus passengers are being warned of changes to their services during this weekend’s Robin Hood Marathon. Sunday’s Full and Half Marathons (24th September) will affect numerous routes including Nottingham City Transport’s (NCT’s) Navy 3 and Green 10/10C on their way to and from the city. This year, London Road will be closed in both directions at the start of the marathon and buses will not be able to serve Trent Bridge between 09:20 and 10:20 and are diverting via Lady Bay Bridge. People heading to the Marathon will need…

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NCT’s #RuddyGoodDayOut | Ruddington Grange Golf Club

Ruddington Grange Golf Club: Catch the Navy 3 to Grange Court. Try out the 18 hole par 72 golf course – or just pop in for a drink and a meal. Since it was created in 1988, Ruddington Grange has acquired a reputation as one of Nottinghamshire’s very best courses. It is open seven days a week and green fees start at just £10 per person.

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It’s All Change at Ruddington FC

As Ruddington soccer fans mark time until the 2017/2018 season begins it seems our main local side is going through turbulent times at the moment. After Ruddington Village Football Club’s unprecedented success the previous year in the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, last year it was rather a different story. Ruddington Village FC player and new publicity officer Ricky Benwell writes: “It’s all change, resulting in all hands on deck at Elms Park this close season as Ruddington Village Senior Men’s Football teams begin preparing for the 2017/2018 football season. Following the clubs first major trophy in…

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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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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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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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