Ruddington’s first Great Get Together picnic took place on Saturday 17 June on The Green. The event was held in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox and was one of about 120,000 events around the UK which were designed to bring local communities together.
Around 100 to 120 people attended on a glorious summer’s day, with most sheltering from the baking sun in the shade of the large willow tree on The Green. Everyone had a great time, enjoying good conversation, nice food, cool drinks and the odd glass of prosecco.
Ice cream was also available to bring down the temperature, and was particularly enjoyed by the children who managed to play energetic games, despite the heat.
It’s planned to hold a similar event next year, so keep your eyes open for details.
Councillor Paul Reedman