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Simon Robinson selected as Rushcliffe's new leader

26 May 2017

Councillor Simon Robinson was selected as the new leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council at its Annual Council meeting tonight (Thursday 25 May). Former leader Cllr Neil Clarke announced that he was stepping down earlier this week. 

Changes at Rushcliffe Borough Council as Leader steps down

24 May 2017

Following his success in the Nottinghamshire County Council Elections earlier this month, the Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council, Councillor Neil Clarke MBE has announced he is stepping down as Leader.

Fly tipping film fan faces a fine

12 May 2017

A Shepshed man who dumped waste including 50 DVDs and 200 CDs in a pub car park in the borough has been fined £200 for fly tipping.

Nip garden crime in the bud

11 May 2017

Unfortunately, the arrival of Spring often brings an increase in garden and shed burglaries.

Pockets of green space in Gamston transferred to Council

9 May 2017

This week, Rushcliffe Borough Council took ownership of parcels of open space around a new housing estate in Gamston, which were previously owned by Bovis Homes Group plc.

Free healthy lifestyle programme with Nottingham Rugby

8 May 2017

Nottingham Rugby are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a free 12-week healthy lifestyle programme at their Lady Bay home, which will begin later this month.

Councils secure £97,000 to support nation’s heroes

18 April 2017

Funding has been secured by three councils to help serving and former Armed Forces personnel in their communities.

Performers wanted for community play

11 April 2017

Rushcliffe Borough Council are looking for people to take part in a specially commissioned community theatre project that will take place this summer to celebrate the reopening of Bridgford Hall in West Bridgford following a £2million Heritage Lottery Fund renovation.

Art exhibition is a big draw for new Rushcliffe Arena

31 March 2017

An exhibition of artwork created by local school children will be taking place at Rushcliffe Arena in West Bridgford from Thursday 30 March until Friday 21 April, to coincide with the school Easter holidays.

Building for better business in Cotgrave

14 March 2017

Rushcliffe Borough Council is celebrating the start of a building project that will mean the creation of new employment units in Cotgrave yesterday (13 March).

Council tax bills go paperless

7 March 2017

You may already know that you can view your council tax account online. And your electronic options are increasing because you also now opt out of paper bills altogether by registering for our e-billing service.

4% increase in Rushcliffe part of Council Tax

3 March 2017

Rushcliffe Borough Council approved budget plans which will see its Council Tax increase by 4% in 2017/18 at its Council meeting last night (2 March).

British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup Nottingham

2 March 2017

A brand new triathlon event is coming to Nottingham - The British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup Nottingham will feature some of Great Britain’s finest sporting talent racing around Victoria Embankment and Trent Bridge on Saturday 2 September.

Jean's a community gem

2 March 2017

Our Councillor for Ruddington, Cllr Jean Greenwood, is retiring from her role as Lead Community Safety Volunteer at Nottinghamshire Police today, after twenty three years of service.

Free advice to encourage digital growth in Rushcliffe

1 March 2017

News from East Midlands Chamber: An exciting digital support programme has been launched in Rushcliffe.

Commissioners launch consultation to steer economic growth in West Bridgford

20 February 2017

West Bridgford has a reputation for a high quality, thriving and diverse retail and business sector. However to maintain this success in the future, three independent commissioners have been appointed to help steer the course of the local economy.

Trades tour of Bridgford Hall

16 February 2017

There's an opportunity for a sneak peak behind the scenes of the Bridgford Hall renovation project before it opens as upmarket apartments and a refurbished wedding ceremony venue.


Former Civic Centre sold

10 February 2017

Press release from Savilles: On behalf of Rushcliffe Borough Council, Savills jointly with FHP, has sold the freehold of Bridgford House (formerly the Council's Civic Centre) in West Bridgford Nottingham to Monk Estates and Harpin Limited for £6.95 million.

Tons of tins donated by Rushcliffe residents for local homeless charity

11 January 2017

Councillors and staff at Rushcliffe Borough Council are delighted with the response to a food and toiletries plea which saw bin men collecting food donations alongside wheelie bins last week.

Bottle bank campaign challenges residents to think about their alcohol intake

5 January 2017

Rushcliffe Borough Council has teamed up with key partners in health and social care to deliver an important alcohol awareness campaign at bottle banks throughout the borough.

Run, hide, tell – what to do in a terrorist attack

22 December 2016

Firearms and weapon attacks in the UK are very rare, but the tragic events from around the world remind us of the need to be prepared.

West Bridgford licensing operation results

15 December 2016

On Friday 9 December, officers from Nottinghamshire Police and Rushcliffe Borough Council worked together on one of the first nights of action in West Bridgford town centre, targeting various community safety issues presented by the night-time economy.

Extra services for Radcliffe-on-Trent station put on by East Midlands Trains

12 December 2016

East Midlands Trains customers in Radcliffe-on-Trent will now benefit from a new timetable, offering new and improved services to Nottingham city centre to the west and Grantham and Skegness to the east.

Residents could get SMaRT messages through their TV

8 December 2016

Rushcliffe residents could soon be receiving health messages through their TVs, thanks to the trial of an innovative piece of technology.

Bird flu guidance December 2016

8 December 2016

Nottinghamshire businesses, schools and residents in possession of poultry and captive birds are being told to keep these birds indoors where possible to reduce the risk of avian influenza.

Award winning Keyworth building project

25 November 2016

A notable building project in Keyworth has been awarded the prestigious biennial Harry Johnson Award 2016 in a ceremony today (Friday, 25 November).

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

24 November 2016

A draft five-year plan for the future of health and social care in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has been developed.

Recognising Rushcliffe Awards winners

17 November 2016

Massive congratulations to all of the winners (and runners up) in the Recognising Rushcliffe Awards, which took place last night, 16 November.

Appeal for Bridgford Hall memories and stories

16 November 2016

As Bridgford Hall undergoes a £2.3 million refurbishment, we're asking local people to share their memories about the hall.

2016 Sports Awards Nominations

11 November 2016

The nominations are in and the shortlisting has been done for the Rushcliffe Sports Awards 2016.

Bridgford girls can (play touch rugby)

8 November 2016

A programme supported by Rushcliffe Borough Council and Sport Nottinghamshire saw girls from The Becket School and West Bridgford School took part in the country’s first organised Inter-Schools touch (rugby) match last week.

Don’t get in a pickle! Tell us when things change

4 November 2016

We've launched a campaign to remind people that they must tell us when their circumstances change if they claim Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction. Because if you don’t, you could end in up in a pickle with a bill to pay.

Comment on Radcliffe Neighbourhood Plan

4 November 2016

Radcliffe on Trent Parish Council has submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to Rushcliffe Borough Council for independent examination.

Cotgrave Advice Centre is moving

3 November 2016

From Monday (7 November), Cotgrave Advice Centre has a new home.

Successful student safety event

25 October 2016

In a bid to keep our students in Trent Bridge safe and help prevent them from becoming victims of crime, our Community Safety team, in partnership with the Police and Nottingham Trent University, ran a student safety and security event earlier this month.

Response to media coverage of Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

19 October 2016

The Council’s decision to create a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in West Bridgford, following a six-week consultation process prior to approval, has been widely covered in the media this week.

Flytipper fined

14 October 2016

A woman has been caught for flytipping in West Bridgford and fined £200.

YouNG gets a pizza the action in Italy

29 September 2016

The innovative YouNG project is branching out into Italy.

Commissioners appointed to steer growth in West Bridgford

23 September 2016

West Bridgford has a reputation for a high quality, thriving and diverse retail and business sector. However to maintain this success in the future, it was announced at Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Council meeting last night (22 September) that three independent commissioners have been appointed to help steer the course of the local economy.

New number launched to report power cuts

7 September 2016

Rushcliffe Borough Council is backing the launch of a new number that aims to support members of the public if they experience a power cut.

Future of golf in Edwalton secured

2 September 2016

Customers and staff at Edwalton Golf Centre are celebrating this week after Rushcliffe Borough Council and Glendale Golf signed a contract to secure the future of this well respected community facility for a further nine years.

Cotgrave town centre update exhibition

18 August 2016

An exhibition will be held in Cotgrave Library starting on Friday 19 August to give an update of the Cotgrave regeneration project to local residents. It will remain for at least a week.

Garden waste customer service calls

2 August 2016

A message for our garden waste (green bin) customers.

Ten green flags hanging on the wall at Rushcliffe Country Park

21 July 2016

Rushcliffe Country Park in Ruddington is celebrating today (21 July) after being awarded its tenth Green Flag in a row.

Update on sale of Civic Centre

16 June 2016

Rushcliffe Borough Council took the decision in July 2015 to market the Civic Centre on Pavilion Road for disposal on a freehold basis, as it will be moving to new purpose-built offices at the new Rushcliffe Arena site.

Cycle thefts in Rushcliffe

25 May 2016

Bike theft has taken an uphill turn in Rushcliffe and West Bridgford town centre is a particular hotspot area for thefts. This crime is often organised and high value bikes have been targeted but all bikes, regardless of value or condition, are at risk.

Rehab centre taking shape at Stanford Hall

19 February 2016

The creation of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) at Stanford on Soar is moving forward at pace.

Making takeaway a HOT option

5 February 2016

A new scheme is helping takeaway businesses across the borough to offer healthier choices to their customers.

Seeking Bridgford Hall volunteers

1 June 2017

Rushcliffe Borough Council is seeking a pool of volunteers who’ll help support future events linked to Bridgford Hall, including a special free family event for Heritage Open Day in September.

Building up to new leisure facilities in West Bridgford

13 January 2016

Rushcliffe Borough Council welcomed in the New Year by breaking ground on the Rushcliffe Arena site in West Bridgford.

Businesses urged to support devolution revolution for East Midlands

11 December 2015

Business and Council leaders have issued a rallying call to businesses to back a devolution deal for the East Midlands.

Calling all amateur history enthusiasts

1 June 2017

Over the last 12 months, Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Community Development team has been running a series of local history events linked to the redevelopment of 250-year old Bridgford Hall in West Bridgford. 

Celebrations as gorgeous Georgian landmark reopens

12 June 2017

Rushcliffe Borough Council is delighted to be officially unveiling the renovated Bridgford Hall this week.

Celebrations as gorgeous Georgian landmark reopens

14 June 2017

Rushcliffe Borough Council is delighted to officially unveil the renovated Bridgford Hall.

Deal document sets out devolution benefits

5 January 2016

The benefits of devolution for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are set out in detail as the deal document is published for the first time today.

Electoral Register

5 January 2015

The electoral register has reduced by 2,500 since people were transferred under IER (Individual Electoral Registration) last year.  We want to check that no one is missing off the register to make sure people can vote in this year’s Borough, Parish and General elections in May 2015.  We will be sending a letter to all properties this week which lists all the people currently registered to vote at that property and the letter will tell people what they need to do if their name isn’t included. If the information on the letter is correct, you don’t need to do anything. If someone is eligible to vote, please register to vote at

Flash bang wallop! What a wedding picture

6 June 2017

West Bridgford Registry Office wedding pictures sought for Bridgford Hall comunity project.

Eat safe this summer

21 June 2017

Most of us love the warmer weather but Rushcliffe residents are being encouraged to think harder about food safety during the summer months.

Statement from Metropolitan re Grenfell Tower

19 June 2017

A statement from Metropolitan Housing following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in London on 14 June.

New Mayor for Rushcliffe

26 May 2017

At its Annual Council Meeting last night (25 May), Councillor Barrie Cooper was elected as Rushcliffe Borough Council’s new Mayor.

New opening times for Rushcliffe Customer Contact Centre

4 January 2016

From Monday 4 January, the opening hours of the Rushcliffe Customer Contact Centre in West Bridgford are changing.

New year, new homes for Cotgrave families at major colliery redevelopment

6 January 2016

Families have started moving into the first new affordable homes at a major £100 million redevelopment of Cotgrave colliery in Rushcliffe.

Plans to improve short stay car parking in Bingham

19 June 2017

Rushcliffe Borough Council is announcing plans to introduce short-stay parking in Bingham, building on research undertaken by the Town Council, which highlighted long term issues with the availability of parking spaces in the town.

Event is show of support for Armed Forces in West Bridgford

19 June 2017

Saturday 24 June is National Armed Forces Day, a nationwide celebration to honour the work of the British Armed Forces, past and present. Rushcliffe Borough Council will be leading celebrations in West Bridgford by hosting their annual Proms in the Park concert and family fun day from 12pm until 9pm in Bridgford Park.

Statement regarding PSPO

17 October 2016

We have released a statement following coverage of the Public Space Protection Order approval in the media and on the BBC Politics Show.

Update on The Hook skate park

7 June 2017

Following the closure of the skate park after an arson attack last month, the Council has employed a contractor to remove the arson damaged ramps next week (w/c 12 June).

Host your event with us

21 June 2017

Whether it’s a meeting, a party or an exercise class you’re holding, we have a selection of great venues to hire.

Walking Football at Cotgrave Leisure Centre

8 January 2016

Cotgrave Leisure Centre has teamed up with Nottinghamshire FA to offer walking football sessions.

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