There appears to be some confusion in Ruddington about what is happening to the Youth and Community Centre on The Green. The following explains the current position, in simple terms.
For some time, Ruddington Parish Council has been in talks with Nottingham County Council (NCC) about the possibility of purchasing the Youth and Community Centre and the land attached to it. Legal procedures have to be followed before any sale can go ahead, including NCC announcing that they are proposing to sell the land and interested Community Groups being given the opportunity to register an interest and, subsequently, bid if desired. The Parish Council have registered their interest and now wait to see if any other interest is registered before the deadline on 18th February 2019.
At the last meeting of the Parish Council on 11th December 2018 the purchase of the Youth and Community Centre was discussed. Subject to the Council being successful in its bid to purchase the site, the following decisions were made;
That the whole site is to be used for community use only.
That the aspiration is to create a new community building in the long term, keeping the existing building in the meantime.
We hope that this alleviates some of the concerns that are being expressed on social media and elsewhere.