Ruddington Village Plan: update and news
In February, you may remember reading about the progress being made by the RVP Team. Committee members meet monthly and work hard with other organisations to ensure that the development priorities identified by the villagers of Ruddington stay on track as far as possible. Active links with the Parish and Borough Councils are important, as well as with a wide range of other community services.
By the time you read this, the first Adult Education “taster session” will have taken place in the village, hopefully meaning that there’ll be a few more iPad-confident residents than there were a few weeks ago! Look out for future sessions about photography, local history and family tree research.
Here’s a summary of just some of the progress made since February:
- Following a meeting with Nottinghamshire Highways department, plans are being made to create a “drop off” parking space on Church Street for the Medical Centre.
- The Nottinghamshire Buildings Preservation Trust is interested in helping to ensure a positive future for one of the village’s vulnerable buildings.
- In conjunction with the renewal and updating of the existing Village Trails, consideration will be given to improving the access, signage and upkeep of the Rorke’s Drift graves in Shaw Street cemetery.
- The development of an Emergency Plan for the village is well underway. This is something which many communities have as a “stand by” for a significant event which needs a coordinated response to ensure the safety and wellbeing of local residents.
You will appreciate that some of the more ambitious aspirations (detailed in the RVP action plan) may take years to come fruition; many depend on the involvement and co-operation of other local organisations but others are achievable over a much shorter time scale.
Look for further updates and progress reports in future newsletters.