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News stories and press releases from the last month.

Rushcliffe Borough Council named Entrepreneurial Council of the Year

23 March 2018

Rushcliffe Borough Council has been named Entrepreneurial Council of the Year at the prestigious annual LGC Awards.

Zoe caps off Irish Grand Slam in style

22 March 2018

A Rushcliffe Country Park ranger has celebrated Ireland’s Six Nations Grand Slam win with the award of an Irish international rugby cap, 25 years after she played in the country’s first ever women’s international.

 Zoe Fordham Irish cap


Rushcliffe Wildlife Watch Group scoop national award

20 March 2018

A Wildlife Watch Group based at Rushcliffe Country Park has scooped a national award praising their year of activities of fun learning for local children and helping wildlife.

Rushcliffe Wildlife Watch Group from Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust topped entries from across the country to be awarded the Wildlife Watch Group of the Year.



Rushcliffe Borough Council raises a flag to celebrate Commonwealth Day

12 March 2018

Rushcliffe Borough Council has joined thousands of people across the globe by celebrating Commonwealth Day and raising a Commonwealth flag.

Proposed Plans for a new Council Operations facility in Bingham

12 March 2018

The Council is further outlining to all interested parties its proposals for transferring some of its operations to an existing Council owned unit on Moorbridge Road Industrial Estate in Bingham. The proposed move forms part of its long-standing ambition to vacate the existing site in Abbey Road, West Bridgford which is in a residential area.

Armed Forces support drop in sessions now available in Rushcliffe

7 March 2018

Current and former members of the Armed Forces and their families can now seek support at drop-in sessions in Rushcliffe in conjunction with the Royal British Legion.

All Rushcliffe Borough Council correspondence is clearly marked

2 March 2018

Residents are being assured that any letters the council send will always outline it is from Rushcliffe Borough Council and feature its logo and any emails will include the Council’s website address

Free leisure centre access to help Rushcliffe's national sporting stars

28 February 2018

Athletes based in Rushcliffe have praised a Borough Council scheme which provides free access to its leisure centres to help them compete at national level.

Broken skatepark to be transformed thanks to Rushcliffe Borough Council grant

23 February 2018

A broken skatepark is set to be transformed into a new facility thanks to the hard work of volunteers and a grant of £125,000 from Rushcliffe Borough Council.

£300k boost for potential future development site in West Bridgford

20 February 2018

Rushcliffe Borough Council has successfully secured £300,000 to assist preparation of its West Bridgford based depot as a potential future development site.

Politicians of tomorrow tackle the tough issues at Rushcliffe Learning Alliance

14 February 2018

The politicians and voters of tomorrow have taken the chance to probe councillors and officers as part of a Pupil Parliament at Rushcliffe Borough Council.

£9.9m boost to build main route through Fairham Pastures development

1 February 2018

Rushcliffe Borough Council has welcomed a successful £9.9m bid to a central government grant to fund a new main road through the recently approved Fairham Pastures development.

Councillors agree outline planning permission for Fairham Pastures development

26 January 2018

Councillors have agreed outline planning permission for up to 3,000 new homes, community facilities and employment land at Fairham Pastures, to the south of Clifton.

Council backs contractors’ single use plastic reduction

24 January 2018

Rushcliffe Borough Council has backed one of its contractors choosing to reduce its use of single use plastics at its base at Rushcliffe Arena.

Work begins on Cotgrave’s Multi Service Centre

23 January 2018

Work has begun on the site of Cotgrave’s new Multi Service Centre that will allow residents to access health services, a library, Police and Rushcliffe Borough Council contact point all under one roof. 

Residents praised for donating 10 tonnes of food and clothes to The Friary

18 January 2018

Rushcliffe Borough Council and local homeless charity The Friary have praised residents in the borough for their generosity in donating over 10 tonnes of food, clothing and toiletries as part of a recent appeal.

Planning permission sought for distinctive new community in Rushcliffe

17 January 2018

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Planning Committee will make a long awaited decision about the application for new homes and employment units at Fairham Pastures, previously identified as Land South of Clifton, on Thursday 25 January 2018. This is a key development site identified in Rushcliffe’s Local Plan and part of the requirement to deliver 13,500 new homes in the Borough over the next ten years.

Online payments system upgrade

12 January 2018

On 15 February 2018, we will update our online payments system. This means that we no longer support old operating systems and web browsers and you will need to upgrade if you want to continue making payments to the Council online.

Residents reminded to ‘leave a light on’

21 December 2017

Residents in Rushcliffe are being reminded to ‘leave a light on’ to deter burglars after work by volunteers, Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Community Safety team and Nottinghamshire Police.

Radcliffe residents make their views heard

20 October 2017

Yesterday, Thursday 19 October, the residents of Radcliffe on Trent had the opportunity to make their views known in a referendum on their Neighbourhood Plan. Of those that braved the very wet weather, 91% voted to support the Plan and this now becomes an official part of the Borough Council’s planning process.