U3A is Coming to Ruddington!

In case you don’t already know, U3A is short for The University of the Third Age. Nottinghamshire organisers are keen to find out if there’s an interest among older villagers to set up one or more groups here in Ruddington. Paul Martinez explains: “We are for retired and semi-retired people and we share learning, fun and friendship in a vibrant, enjoyable and varied way. Members suggest and organise interest groups in a wide variety of subjects, both educational and social. No qualifications are required and none are given.” There have been…

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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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Ruddington Open Gardens Return

Following the success of the inaugural event in the summer of 2016, it’s been revealed there’s to be a second “Ruddington Open Gardens” event in June this year – which organisers hope will be even bigger and better. The date for the 2018 event is to be the weekend of 23rd/24th June, and all proceeds will again be shared between the charities Save the Children and Action for Children. Organiser Jane Piggott says: “If any Ruddington residents would like to open their gardens this time, please contact me as soon as…

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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 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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NCT’s #RuddyGoodDayOut | Rushcliffe Country Park

Rushcliffe Country Park: Use stop Rushcliffe Country Park – Green 10C (Sundays & Bank Holidays) or The Green – Navy 3, Green 10 (other days), with a short walk from The Green via Asher Lane to Rushcliffe Country Park. This 210 acre open park space, with over five miles of footpaths, can either be a hive of family activity or a place of individual tranquillity, depending on your preference. Around a quarter of a million visitors a year stroll around the pretty park and lake, watch the varied wildlife, explore the…

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When Cutting a Corner is Welcomed

A public spirited villager has come to the rescue in Ruddington. The pavement on the corner of St John’s Road and St Mary’s Crescent has a very steep kerb making it difficult, even dangerous, for mobility scooter and wheelchair users, people with prams and with pushchairs to negotiate the corner safely. A complaint was received by Ruddington Parish Council after a mobility scooter user fell into the road from the slope. Fortunately the lady was only slightly injured. The Parish Council Office contacted Nottinghamshire County Council who replied that there…

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Eleventh Green Flag for Our Country Park

Rushcliffe Country Park is continuing to fly the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spaces. Ruddington’s top visitor destination has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world – for the eleventh year in a row. The park is among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces to receive a prestigious Green Flag Award in 2017 – the mark of a quality park or green space. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the…

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Dog Poisoning Fear in Rushcliffe Country Park

There are concerns there may still be a hidden danger to dogs and other animals in our Country Park after slug pellets wrapped in bacon were found there. It’s especially concerning as summer weekends are a peak time for dog owners to take their pets to enjoy facilities such as Coppers’ Dog Activity Trail (pictured). A social media post by Rushcliffe Veterinary Centre states: “Just a word of warning, if you walk your dog on Rushcliffe Country Park, we have received notification that slug bait wrapped in bacon has/is being placed around the park.” It’s…

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Country Park Café Consultation

Rushcliffe Borough Council has launched a new survey asking if locals and visitors would like to see a dedicated café at Ruddington’s Country Park. It wants you to have YOUR say on whether you think it’s a good idea – AND whether you’d use it? Since 2015 the council has been working with Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park (FoRCP), Franklin Ellis Architects and The University of Nottingham on a proposal to refurbish and upgrade the existing building – and perhaps to extend it to create a permanent new café. This follows a previous public consultation by Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park held there last September…

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