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Ruddington announces Queen’s Jubilee celebrations across the village

In collaboration with local associations and businesses, Ruddington Parish Council has organised  a weekend of events to mark The Queen’s 70 year reign.

From Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June, the Village Green will be home to the beacon lighting, a tree-planting ceremony  and a community picnic, followed by games and live music, for all to enjoy.

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Beacon Lighting  

Tree-planting Ceremony 

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Community Picnic, with games and live music 

Tea Dance 

Guided Village Walks 

Jubilee, Brass & BBQ 


The village will be  decorated with red, blue and white flowers, ribbons, flags and yarn bombing displays.  

The council said:

‘After two years of being apart and having to minimise celebrations, we decided that 2022 should be the year of thanking our community with a big weekend full of events.

‘Alongside the nationwide  events, like the lighting of the beacon on the evening of Thursday 2nd June, we have come up with  our own way of celebrating Her Majesty the Queen’s big milestone, by joining forces with other  groups within our community, churches and businesses.  

On Saturday 4 June, during Ruddington’s award-winning monthly market, a local dignitary will be  planting a Royal Oak Tree at 11am, kindly donated by a local resident, while St Peter’s Church is  organising a craft session for children in St Peter’s Rooms.

The afternoon will have village tours given by Gavin Walker (Ruddington Village Museum and Ruddington History Society), followed by an afternoon of BBQ style food, music by Carlton Brass Band and drinks at the Nottingham  Transport Heritage Centre.

Tickets for the Heritage Centre’s event cost £8 and can be purchased  from the Heritage Café from Easter. 

Sunday 5 June is without doubt the big day, starting with a service on The Green at 10.30am organised by St Peter’s Church.

Everybody is then welcome to join us from 12 noon on The Green  for a bring-your-own community picnic, filled with live music from Nottingham Concert Band,  games/ activities for the children and tombola, culminating in an indoor cinema for the children at  4.30pm in St Peter’s Church.

Local businesses The Frame Breakers and Ginger & Blue will be  providing drinks and coffee respectively from their mobile bars. An ice cream van will also be  making an appearance.  

But that is not all, as other events will be running alongside the main ones: 

– The Framework Knitter Museum has collected nominations for Ruddington Diamonds (a  person that has made Ruddington what it is now) they will then be knitted on a banner that  will be paraded on Sunday 5th June 

– The local WI group is creating a static display of their history in Ruddington at the  Framework Knitters Museum 

– During the 2 weeks prior to the Jubilee, Ruddington Library will be displaying a snapshot of  life in Ruddington created by Ruddington Museum, anyone can visit the display – A local dancing school (Lockton Dance School) is organising a tea dance on Friday 3rd June


Ruddington Parish Council is the most local part of our democratic system and the part of local  government that’s closest to the public.

Made up of 16 Councillors, it works with, and for, the  community. On top of regular meetings to debate, discuss and make decisions on issues that  affect the community, we have created working groups to focus our attention on specific issues, or  to manage temporary/ ongoing projects (village newsletter, Events, Community & Youth Centre,  Planting).  

Ruddington is a village situated in the Borough of Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire and is home to just over 7,200 residents, Rushcliffe Country Park, an award-winning monthly market and a plethora of  small independent businesses.  


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