Ruddington Parish Council has been looking at all of its assets with a view to ensuring that it spends the Council Tax it receives in the most efficient way whilst catering for as many facets of village life as possible. The survey of residents identified that there are activities that local people would like which are not able to be provided at our current facilities.
Many of our buildings have been loved and cherished over a long period of time but both St. Peter’s Rooms and Village Hall are showing signs of age. The Village Hall in particular lacks some of the modern facilities expected by existing and potential hirers.
As a result of the County Council decision to close the Youth Club and Community Centre in Ruddington from September 2014 an opportunity may arise which enables the Parish Council, potentially together with other partners from the community, to have use of this site when it becomes vacant. This may enable the existing users to remain and the site could become, over time, the main Community Centre in the village providing an increased range of facilities for Ruddington.
It is important that our village has facilities that are fit for purpose and of which we are proud. This will require vision by the community as a whole. It may be a once in a lifetime opportunity and we believe it would be foolish not to provide facilities fit for the foreseeable future.
It is emphasised that, as things stand at present, no Parish Council facilities would be withdrawn until a replacement was available. We will keep you informed as any news is available.