Flawforth Lane Closure Extended

It’s been revealed the closure of one our key village access routes will continue for THREE 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. Now a NEW notice (below) and updated information on roadworks.org states that it won’t be completed until Friday 17th November. No specific reason has been given for the delay. Flawforth Lane is closed for around 200 metres from the Flawford…

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An Accident Waiting to Happen?

Drivers who park in our village centre are being reminded of the strict one-way system through the car park! It follows complaints to Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) about motorists using the entrance instead of the exit to leave the Church Street Car Park alongside the Co-op. This is despite the entrance on Church Street being both road-marked and signposted as ‘No Exit’ and the actual exit on Shaw Street also being clearly marked. Now, due to concerns for pedestrians and other drivers, to tackle the problem the Parish Council (which…

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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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Loan Loco Saves “Santa Specials”

Youngsters can breathe a sigh of relief. Father Christmas WILL be able to spend some time in Ruddington in the run-up to the festive season after all! The popular Great Central Railway Nottingham (GCR{N}) “Santa Specials” – which are always hauled by heritage steam – were put in jeopardy at the start of this month. That’s because Stanier 8F-8274 – the only operational passenger steam locomotive based in Ruddington – suffered a serious failure. An inspection revealed the bad news of multiple cracks in the firebox and a very long and expensive journey to…

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Village Gridlock!

Ruddington residents have been looking at their High Street with despair this morning after yet another set of unannounced four-way temporary traffic lights appeared! It was known that parking restrictions were to be put into place from 8am today (Sunday September the 3rd) until 5pm on Sunday the 17th of September to allow work to be carried out on the High Street side of Ruddington Fish Bar (their former pizza takeaway entrance) to re-render the walls. The scaffolding means that no parking, waiting, loading nor unloading is now being allowed from the northern boundary…

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August Bank Holiday Buses

This Bank Holiday Monday, the 28th of August 2017, a Sunday timetable will operate on all Nottingham City Transport services, including Ruddington’s Navy 3 and Green 10. This means you can get direct access to and from Rushcliffe Country Park all day by catching a new, eco-friendly Green 10C bus. Grouprider tickets will be available all day, offering unlimited travel for five people (minimum 1 adult, maximum 2 adults). You can also buy them through the NCTX Buses app. So why not come and see us for a #RuddyGoodDayOut?

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Mustard Seed Summer Fundraisers

Several ‘Mustard Seed’ supporters are busy getting physical this summer to raise money to send a shipping container full of school equipment and other items to Teso, Uganda. ‘The Mustard Seed Project’ is a Ruddington fundraising group set up by James Peacock Infants School teachers Sally Squires and Jayne Henson – inspired by a visit to Uganda in the Summer of last year. Their aims are to raise funds to provide clean water, food and an education for children in the African country by bringing the local community together in fundraising for, and establishing links with, the…

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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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Twin Town Teenagers’ Visit

The latest visit to Ruddington by visitors from Grenay, our twin town in France, took place over the weekend. From Thursday the 10th to Saturday the 12th of August fourteen youngsters aged from 12 to 16, accompanied by three youth workers, spent two full days with us. Activities included visits to the Framework Knitters’ Museum and Village Museum, as well as a trip to the Chinese Dinosaur Exhibition at Wollaton Hall and its satellite exhibition at Nottingham University. The Mayor of Grenay and his wife dropped in to see us…

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Clifton Road Delays

Ruddington’s drivers are facing more delays over the next few days as electricity cabling by Western Power Distribution takes place along Clifton Road. After preparatory work yesterday (Thursday 11th August) temporary traffic lights are now in use. Having been put back a day due to the bad weather, work is now underway and the latest roadworks.org update warns it is due to continue through until Thursday, the 24th of August. Meantime traffic control is in place from the junction with Old Station Drive to the Pasture Lane roundabout. It’s causing hold-ups…

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