It’s been announced that another milestone will be reached this summer with the publication of the final Ruddington Village Plan (RVP) – your vision for how our village should develop over the next 5 to 10 years.
Beginning in 2013, the Village Plan has been painstakingly formulated by an independent Steering Group made up of around twenty volunteers who live and/or work in Ruddington, alongside up to three Ruddington Parish Council representatives. Supported throughout the process by staff from Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire, it’s been created based on the issues and concerns that were raised by a detailed questionnaire delivered to all village households and businesses in 2015. This followed previous consultations with residents, visitors, local business, schools, medical practices, councils, etc. on all aspects of Ruddington life – the good and perhaps not so good.
There were then further public consultations in the summer of 2016 in St Peter’s Rooms and on the streets of Ruddington before work continued in monthly meetings on the final version of the Village Plan. This will be presented at this year’s Ruddington Parish Council ‘Summer Fayre,’ being held on The Green on Saturday 19th August, between 12 noon and 6pm.
At this launch event, which will be staffed by RVP volunteers, you’ll be able to pick up a printed version of the completed document, ask questions, and volunteer yourself for projects flagged up by the research. These include keeping our village tidy, vehicle speed monitoring, the proposed sensory garden, multi-use games area, outdoor gym and pétanque piste. There’ll also be a fun children’s competition based around Ruddington landmarks!
The final plan itself will contain a raft of goals and action points which, when implemented, should enhance life for everyone who lives in, works in or visits Ruddington. Topics include housing, planning, conservation, heritage, sport & recreation, transport, policing, the Parish Council and Emergency Planning – now considered even more important in the light of recent UK terrorist attacks.
RVP Steering Group Chairman Gavin Walker said: “I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to the Village Plan. It’s going to be exciting over the coming months and years to see our vision become a reality!”