Random Acts of Kindness in Ruddington

Mystery surrounds the identity of the kind-hearted benefactor, or benefactors, who’ve spread some welcome, festive cheer to numerous households in our area over the Christmas period. Envelopes marked “R.A.K. Random Act of Kindness” landed in letterboxes around Ruddington, Clifton and Silverdale – each containing £100! However the handwriting on the front appears different on some of them – suggesting perhaps more than one person was involved. Maria Watson of Clifton Donation Group helped to spread the word about the generous gifts saying they were a “Random Act Of Kindness from an amazing, anonymous…

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On Your Own This Christmas?

If so, you needn’t be! Ruddington Baptist Church is hosting a Christmas Day dinner for people who would otherwise be alone on December the 25th. Residents of all ages are welcome – whether your family has flown the nest, they’re too far away, or it’s just “complicated”. You’re invited to join them and other village folk for a warm and friendly get together on Christmas Day. Doors will open at 1:00pm for welcome drinks and nibbles – with lunch being served at around 2.00pm. That’ll be followed at about 3:30pm by…

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Snowtime!

With just two weeks to go until Christmas Eve, Ruddington was turned into a winter wonderland today – as shown by this slideshow of village photographs posted to our social media sites:- Our thanks to everyone who shared a snowy photo. As you can see, there was quite a lot of dog walking going on! Although Ruddington was not affected as badly as many parts of the region it was certainly enough to put many people into a festive mood – especially as the snow fell on a Sunday. Despite…

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A Goat for Christmas?

The gift of a chicken, goat, sheep or cow to help families in Uganda become self-sufficient is the latest initiative from ‘The Mustard Seed Project’.  This is the Ruddington fundraising group set up by James Peacock Infants School teachers Sally Squires and Jayne Henson inspired by their visit to Uganda in the Summer of 2016 which “taught us that a tiny seed can produce amazing results”. For a rather different and special Christmas present the village-based charity is now offering people the chance to donate anything between £5 and £100 to help Ugandan families living on…

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Christmas at The Old Bakehouse

Ruddington’s Old Bakehouse Tearoom is a cosy and welcoming place at any time of year. But, as Christmas approaches, owner Lesley Wells and her team are going that extra mile to add some festive cheer to both the surroundings and the menu! Lesley has been running the former Horspool’s Bakery Shop on Church Street for just over five years. She says “I always had a dream to open a traditional village tea shop in later life” and set about completely refurbishing the interior in that style. Her many customers from Ruddington and…

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Christmas at St Peter’s Church

Following their involvement again in this year’s Ruddington Christmas Fayre on Saturday, St Peter’s Church is reminding us of the range of festive events and services still to come this month. THIS Saturday, December 9th, Ruddington and District Choral Society, along with the Ruddington Chamber Ensemble and soloists from the University of Nottingham, are presenting “A Christmas Feast of Baroque Music”. They’ll be performing Bach’s Magnificat in D Major, Bach’s Wachet Auf Cantata, as well as the Pastorale from Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, the Pastoral Symphony from Handel’s Messiah, and the Sinfonia from…

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Ruddington’s Festive Buses

For the fifth year running, Ruddington is to benefit from a Boxing Day bus service. The good news has been revealed by Nottingham City Transport in its timetables for the festive period – with our Green 10 service running up to every half an hour throughout the day. Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith explains: “The early start and frequency of our Boxing Day service helps retail workers travel into the city for their shift, and shoppers get to spend those Christmas gift vouchers burning a hole in their pocket!” In terms of our…

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Christmas Fayre Returns

Ruddington’s popular Christmas Fayre will make a welcome return to our village on Saturday 2nd December. Taking place from 12 noon to 5pm, the event will boast a wide range of stalls offering delicious seasonal food and drink, Christmas gifts and decorations, and much more! As usual, the High Street will be closed to traffic to make way for outdoor stalls with additional stalls set up in the marquee area at The White Horse Inn on Church Street. Indoor stalls will be set up in the St Peter’s Church and…

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Ruddington’s New Year Buses

Nottingham City Transport is promising that getting home will be easy and inexpensive for Ruddington’s New Year’s Eve revellers thanks to its late night buses. Our main transport operator is once again running its New Year’s Eve services, with late night buses running through until 3.15am to get people home after bringing in the New Year in Nottingham. “We run normal Saturday services until around 8pm, with some later evening journeys on several routes, and then our Night Buses run through the night until 3.15am,” explains NCT Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith. “With Grouprider tickets half…

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Ruddington’s Festive Buses

Nottingham City Transport is once again running a network of services on Boxing Day, with buses beginning their journeys from around 6am. This includes Ruddington’s Green 10 service. For the past three years, NCT has worked with the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) to help solve an issue that has previously affected City Centre retail and leisure businesses during the festive season – getting staff into the city early on Boxing Day. “The early start and frequency of our Boxing Day service helps retail workers travel into the city for…

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