6. Environment and Heritage

Your Vision

The general appearance of Ruddington is improved and ways found to enhance local attractions or introduce new facilities for all ages.

Action
6.1 Refer problems of dog fouling to Rushcliffe Borough Council to encourage it to review its current strategy and make appropriate improvements
Priority High Timescale Immediate
Lead Body RBC Support RPC
Action
6.2 Form a litter action group, potentially with a dedicated street cleaner working with the help of volunteers to improve the cleanliness of the village
Priority High Timescale 6 months
Lead Body VPSG Support Streetwise, New voluntary group, Youth organisations, Community groups
Action
6.3 Encourage businesses and households to keep their frontages clean and tidy
Priority High Timescale 6 months
Lead Body VPSG Support Streetwise, New voluntary group, Business Forum, Community groups
Action
6.4 Reinstate the hanging basket scheme or encourage similar ornamentation to improve the attractiveness of the village
Priority Medium Timescale 18 months
Lead Body RPC Support Business Forum
81%
wanted the general appearance of the village improved
70%
wanted to see improvement to derelict properties
Action
6.5 Refer all derelict or boarded up properties to Rushcliffe Borough Council's Conservation Officer for remedial action
Priority High Timescale 18 months
Lead Body RBC Support VPSG
Action
6.6 Consult with British Telecom to see if the phone box near the War Memorial could be refurbished. If not, consider it being used for a different purpose such as a book exchange and/or Tourist Information Centre
Priority High Timescale 6 months
Lead Body RPC Support VPSG
81%
wanted to see the introduction of a Village Trail highlighting sites of interest
72%
would use a booklet which showed footpath walks in and around the village
Action
6.7 Produce a booklet or village trail describing local places of interest
Priority Medium Timescale 6 months
Lead Body VPSG Support Nottingham City Transport, RLH&AS
Action
6.8 Produce a booklet showing walks in and around Ruddington which use footpaths and bridleways
Priority Low Timescale 18 months
Lead Body VPSG Support NCC
Action
6.9 Install a new information point near the Co-op to indicate museums, parks, Rorke's Drift graves etc
Priority Low Timescale 3 months
Lead Body RPC Support NCC Highways, RLH&AS
Action
6.10 Refer to Nottinghamshire County Council Highways department suggesting improvements to the five gateways to the village
Priority High Timescale 18 months
Lead Body VPSG Support RPC
68%
were interested in the possibility of bulk buying energy
Action
6.11 Investigate the possibility of a scheme for residents to bulk buy energy
Priority Low Timescale 18 months
Lead Body VPSG Support RBC, RCAN
Action
6.12 Request an 'energy saving' expert to attend Councillors’ surgeries or village events giving information on renewable energy opportunities
Priority Medium Timescale 6 months
Lead Body RPC, ESC Support RBC, RCAN
Action
6.13 Encourage the introduction of a publically accessible electric charging point for two vehicles in the village centre. Ideally the charging point would be located at business or community premises so as not to lose existing public car parking space
Priority Medium Timescale 18 months
Lead Body VPSG Support