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Archive of news stories previously published on Rushcliffe's website over the last six months.

Call for voters in Rushcliffe to register in time for May elections

27 March 2017

With local elections taking place in just a few weeks, voters in Rushcliffe are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote and are able to take part on polling day, Thursday 4 May.

D2N2 Rural Means Business Matlock

15 March 2017

A second D2N2 ‘Rural Means Business Conference’ will take place on Tuesday 9 May in Matlock.

More history in the making as the Commonwealth flies high

7 March 2017

Rushcliffe is celebrating Commonwealth Day 2017 by raising a Commonwealth flag, along with over 950 other places across the Commonwealth. 


22 February 2017

Do you have a business challenge you would like help solving? Would you like to understand how students and graduates can add value to your business? Would you like to raise your company’s profile at Nottingham Trent University?

Local Plan Consutation

17 February 2017

Council asks residents where housing should be built


Last year, Rushcliffe Borough Council asked what should be included in the second part of its Local Plan, including where new homes might be built. The Council is now asking residents further questions on where housing construction could happen.  


The main reason for this latest consultation is because extra land may potentially be needed for housing development within Rushcliffe. This could include identifying sites for new homes at a wider range of towns and villages than had previously been considered, including the villages of Cotgrave, Cropwell Bishop, East Bridgford, Gotham, Sutton Bonington and Tollerton.

Local Plan Consutation

17 February 2017

Council asks residents where housing should be built


Last year, Rushcliffe Borough Council asked what should be included in the second part of its Local Plan, including where new homes might be built. The Council is now asking residents further questions on where housing construction could happen.  


The main reason for this latest consultation is because extra land may potentially be needed for housing development within Rushcliffe. This could include identifying sites for new homes at a wider range of towns and villages than had previously been considered, including the villages of Cotgrave, Cropwell Bishop, East Bridgford, Gotham, Sutton Bonington and Tollerton.

Changes proposed to West Bridgford parking charges

14 February 2017

At its meeting tonight (14 February), a proposal will be put to Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet for plans to introduce a more staggered charging structure for parking in West Bridgford.

Candidates and election agents briefing – Notts County Council elections

9 February 2017

Allen Graham, Chief Executive of Rushcliffe Borough Council, is holding a briefing for candidates and election agents for the upcoming Nottinghamshire County Council elections that will take place on 4 May.

Bingham language teacher makes history

6 February 2017

This week saw a French language teacher from Bingham, Jacqueline Arkley, honoured with the much acclaimed La Jolie Ronde Licensee of the Year Award. To top this, Jacqueline has also achieved 25 years offering her classes and is the longest standing La Jolie Ronde teacher in the company’s history.

Ruddington Parish Council by-election

19 January 2017

A valid request has been received by the Returning Officer for an election to take place to fill the vacancy to the Camelot Ward of Ruddington Parish Council.

Wilford woman fined in fly-tipping crackdown

14 December 2016

A woman from Wilford has received a £200 fine after being reported to Rushcliffe Borough Council for fly-tipping.

Death of Past Rushcliffe Mayor, Eddie Fearon

2 September 2016

Councillors and staff are saddened by the news that past Mayor and longstanding Councillor James Edward “Eddie” Fearon passed away last night after a short illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family at this time.

Rushcliffe town centres get a boost

8 August 2016

It is undoubtedly a tough time to run an independent retail business in the borough, with aggressive marketing from supermarkets, internet shopping growing month on month and one of the best retail centres in the country, Nottingham, just minutes away, yet “there are still some great opportunities” claims retail expert Corin Birchall.

Gotham wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

27 May 2016

Today, Gotham Parish Council are delighted to announce that they are to receive a grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to restore and refurbish the village Well House. The grant of £26,100 from the HLF will enable the village to restore the Well House, a Grade II listed building, built in 1862 by the then Earl Howe. Additional generous financial support has come from local organisations and individuals.

Top merit for food safety advice

26 May 2016

The Council is delighted to have won the top award (special merit) at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) Regulatory Delivery Primary Authority awards.

Death of Borough Councillor, Cllr Martin Suthers

23 May 2016

Rushcliffe Borough Councillor, Cllr Martin Suthers, passed away over the weekend after a short illness.

New Mastermind Mayor for Rushcliffe

20 May 2016

At its Annual Council Meeting last night (19 May), Councillor George Davidson was elected as Rushcliffe Borough Council’s new Mayor.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire Declared

6 May 2016

The new Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire is Labour candidate, Paddy Tipping.

Notts on top in race for faster broadband

4 May 2016

Superfast fibre broadband is now available for 95 per cent of homes and businesses in Nottinghamshire – a year ahead of the national target set by Government, it was revealed today (Wednesday 4 May 2016).

£4.5m fund to help people overcome barriers to employment

4 May 2016

People facing significant barriers to finding employment will receive tailored support to develop their work skills from a £4.5million programme, provided through the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

Self Build and Custom Build Register

1 April 2016

From 1 April, councils in England have to keep a register of everyone seeking land to build their own home or who want to have a house custom built for them.

Wanted: volunteers for Work Clubs in Cotgrave and Bingham

31 March 2016

Work clubs in Cotgrave and Bingham are desperately seeking volunteers, can you help?

Rushcliffe Health Partnership launches Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures Fund

31 March 2016

The Healthy Lives, Healthy Futures Fund has been provided by NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group to support local initiatives that aim to improve health and reduce health inequalities for the residents of Rushcliffe.

Residents give life in Rushcliffe the thumbs up

24 March 2016

Results of a recent residents’ survey run by Rushcliffe Borough Council are in - and residents have said they really like life in Rushcliffe.

Fit for the future: LEPs and climate change good practice conference

21 March 2016

The Fit for the Future Conference, ran in partnership with the Environment Agency, brought together representatives from LEPs from all over the country to share good practice on climate change adaptation, mitigation and a low carbon economy and to gain support from key national bodies on this agenda.

Council tax bills 2016/17

10 March 2016

The 2016/17 council tax charges have now been set and your bill will be delivered to you shortly. Although we collect your council tax, the money you pay is actually split between:

Don’t be stumped on No Smoking Day - try and kick the habit

9 March 2016

With help from local sportspeople, Rushcliffe Borough Councillors are kicking smoking into touch to celebrate the 33rd annual No Smoking Day.

More history in the making as the Commonwealth flies high

8 March 2016

Rushcliffe is celebrating Commonwealth Day 2016 by raising a Commonwealth flag, along with over 850 other places across the Commonwealth. 

Bridgford Hall gets a new lease of life

7 March 2016

The renovation of iconic Bridgford Hall in West Bridgford have begun.

Rushcliffe 10k and Fun Run 2016 results

7 March 2016

The 2015 Rushcliffe 10k and Fun Run took place on Sunday 6 March at Rushcliffe Country Park in Ruddington. More than 700 people took part in the 10k run, while 143 took part in the 2k fun run.

2016/17 council tax

4 March 2016

The 2016/17 council tax charges were set last night and your council tax bill will be delivered to you shortly after 11 March 2016. For further details on what council tax pays for and to whom it is paid please click here.

Connect - support to live independently

3 March 2016

Support to help customers in Rushcliffe to live independently at home.

Rushcliffe still firmly behind Devo Deal for North Midlands

8 February 2016

Despite claims made by Andrew Bridgen, MP for North West Leicestershire, on the BBC’s Sunday Politics Show yesterday, Rushcliffe is still very much behind the Devolution Deal for the North Midlands.

Council asks residents where housing should be built

3 February 2016

Rushcliffe Borough Council is asking residents to give their views on the second part of its Local Plan, which has details of where new homes might be built, Green Belt, employment land and open spaces.

East Leake Leisure Centre installs cutting edge equipment

20 January 2016

East Leake Leisure Centre has installed a suite of brand new fitness equipment to its gym and studio area.

Devolution details published for the first time as Government urged to seal the

5 January 2016

The "size of the prize" of devolution for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire has been set out publicly in detail for the first time, as the region's draft deal is published today (Tuesday 5 January 2016).

Rushcliffe Borough Council says ‘No to hate!’

24 December 2015

Rushcliffe Borough Council last week signed up to the Nottinghamshire ‘No to hate!’ pledge, a campaign that aims to tackle discrimination, prevent hate and promote diversity.

Rushcliffe – a top ten quality of life

18 December 2015

Rushcliffe is the 10th best place to live in the country, according to the annual study conducted by Halifax Bank. Hart in Hampshire is again the best place to live in the UK for the fifth time in a row.

West Bridgford is the ‘Talk of the Town’

16 December 2015

Think tank Demos demonstrated, in their recent report, that satellite towns such as West Bridgford can outperform major cities on quality of life issues such as health, education, employment and housing. They have just published their report called ‘Talk of the Town’.

Radcliffe on Trent Park Home Site receives new flood defence kit

11 December 2015

Residents of Radcliffe on Trent Park Home Site have received essential flood protection equipment as part of a flood resilience grant scheme set up by Rushcliffe Borough Council.

National funding supports services closer to home in Rushcliffe

11 December 2015

Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) with Principia Partners in Health has received £3.791m of funding for its part in a national NHS programme to implement new models of providing health care across England.

£10.5m Regeneration Scheme For Cotgrave

8 December 2015

Rushcliffe Borough Council decided tonight to put an additional £2.5m into the regeneration of Cotgrave town centre and the delivery of employment units on the colliery site.

Ruddington museum wins prestigious accolade

7 December 2015

The Framework Knitters Museum has been awarded the prestigious Sandford Award for its new education programme. This is the third time the museum’s schools programme has received an award this year. International and regional recognition has included awards for Innovation and Working with Young People. In addition the museum was the only British winner of the European, Heritage in Motion Award for the unique film which forms the core of the programme. The Sandford Award crowns an exceptional year for the museum.

What is LEADER?

4 December 2015

The South Nottinghamshire LEADER Programme is a new allocation of EU funding to help support the development of the rural economy and create new jobs – with up to £1.3m available in grants from 2016 to 2020.

Rushcliffe residents' survey - are you happy?

25 November 2015

Are you happy with the services and facilities in Rushcliffe? Do you like living in your area? Think we can improve on something?

Rural businesses in South Notts urged to follow the LEADER

11 November 2015

Rural businesses in the south of Nottinghamshire (Rushcliffe, Gedling and a small part of Ashfield) are being urged to register their interest in receiving funding from a major new grant programme, following its launch this week.

Superfast broadband roll out picks up pace

4 November 2015

The communities that will benefit from a multi-million pound extension of superfast broadband in Nottinghamshire have been announced today by the County Council.

Restoring the Well House in Gotham

3 November 2015

Gotham Village Pump is also a Well House – and is the only one in Notts. However, this is a mystery given that there’s no readily available supply of fresh water nearby. The main supply of water came from the Weldon Spring about ½ a mile outside the village. Historic accounts show this water supply was unreliable and also rationed. Clearly, another reliable source was needed. In 1862 Earl Howe once more attempted to solve the problem.

Celebrations as Nottinghamshire’s Best Pubs, Bars and Clubs Announced

27 October 2015

Last night pubs, bars and clubs across the county celebrated as the winners of Nottinghamshire Best Bar None were announced at an exclusive awards evening on Monday night. A total of 14 winners were announced during the evening, which was held at the Village Hotel in Chilwell.

Nottingham named 'Home of Sport'

23 October 2015

Nottingham has been announced today as England’s official Home of Sport, following a national campaign by tourism board VisitEngland, in a bid to find England’s top sporting destination. Having received more nominations than any other English destination, Nottingham was the ‘People’s Choice’ going into the public vote, and then went on to be a clear winner with 38% of the overall vote.

Notts Host Families Service

22 October 2015

Rushcliffe has received this information from The Home Group who have asked Notts Councils if they could publicise the information in case any families wish to help a homeless young person in the short term for Nightstop or by offering Supported Lodgings in the longer term.

Council tax scam alert

20 October 2015

Fraudsters have been phoning victims telling them that they have been placed in the wrong council tax bracket for a number of years and are entitled to a rebate.

Notice of Intention to Dispose of Asset of Community Value

19 October 2015

Notice of Intention to Dispose of Asset of Community Value: The Royal British Legion, 15 Nottingham Road, Gotham, NG11 0JL - 8 October 2015.

Children learn lessons in site safety at Hollygate Park

8 October 2015

Pupils at Candleby Lane School in Cotgrave have enjoyed an afternoon out of the classroom to learn about safety around construction sites at Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ Hollygate Park development.

Social Saturday

6 October 2015

It’s Social Saturday on 10 October 2015 - a day of events and activities across the country to celebrate social enterprise in the UK. Social Saturday is part of Social Enterprise UK’s Buy Social campaign. The campaign encourages everyone to use their purchasing power to create positive social and environmental impact.

World Record Attempt at Bingham

6 October 2015

Today (6 October) sees Rushcliffe AC tackle the World Marathon Challenge – a simultaneous relay in which teams of 26 to 36 athletes run a continuous 200m relay over the full 26.2 mile (42.195 km) marathon distance – that’s 210 legs of 200m, plus 195m (105.5 laps). Currently Dennis Kimetto holds the world record with a time of 2 hours 2 minutes and 57 seconds. Can Rushcliffe AC beat Dennis? Of course they can!

Bright future for Bridgford Hall

2 October 2015

Rushcliffe is over the moon to receive confirmation that the Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the Council £1.5m to secure the long term future of the much-loved Grade II listed Bridgford Hall. Located in Bridgford Park, West Bridgford, the building’s renovation will also be made possible thanks to £800,000 from the Borough Council.

Cotgrave Town Centre

21 September 2015

Outline Cotgrave town centre plans will be on display on Wednesday 23 September between 2pm and 8pm and Thursday 24 September from 10am to 5pm at Cotgrave Futures, Candleby Lane, Cotgrave. People are urged to drop in, find out more and give their views on proposed layouts for the town centre, images of what the town centre might look like, some of the detail behind the options and the likely length of time the proposed changes could take to be implemented.

Bingham & Keyworth Little Ruggers a huge success

18 September 2015

Nottingham Rugby’s Little Ruggers programme which was introduced to both Keyworth and Bingham last week, has proved to be a huge success, with almost 30 children taking part at the first session in Keyworth and 40 children signing up in Bingham, with another 17 on the waiting list.

Vote for Nottingham as Home of Sport

16 September 2015

Nottingham has been shortlisted to become England's "Home of Sport".

Rushcliffe Community Awards - open for nominations

16 September 2015

We have teamed up with the Nottingham Post this year to run the Rushcliffe Community Awards. Rushcliffe residents are being urged to nominate their unsung and unseen heroes in their communities. The awards will recognise people in eight categories, including Supporting the Local Economy and Young Achiever.

Sports Awards - deadline extended

15 September 2015

We have extended the deadline for the Rushcliffe Sports Awards nominations – you can now nominate until Tuesday 22 September. 

Fire at Rushcliffe Arena

14 September 2015

The fire at Rushcliffe Arena in West Bridgford last night caused significant damage to the vacant building.  In line with the Council’s leisure strategy, the building has been vacant since the end of July in preparation for the new leisure centre and Council offices, which are due to open in early 2017.

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14 September 2015

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Rushcliffe Nature Conservation Strategy 2016-2020

10 September 2015

Have you responded to the consultation to the Rushcliffe Nature Conservation Strategy 2016 – 2020?

So far we have received 20 comments on the strategy.

Converting more people to try rugby

9 September 2015

As part of Rushcliffe’s community sports development programme with Nottingham Rugby Club, primary schools will take part in ‘30 days of rugby’. Professional coaches from the club will go into schools during September and October for a day to run taster sessions. These sessions will coincide with the Rugby World Cup which starts on 18 September and runs through to the end of October.

Rushcliffe Sports Awards 2015

9 September 2015

Nominations for the 2015 Sports Awards are coming in thick and fast, but more are needed to ensure the most talented, deserving teams and individuals in the Borough are highlighted at the awards evening in November. 

Student uses Museum Collection to Create Unique Knitted Artwork

9 September 2015

A student from Nottingham Trent University, has created what is thought to be the first piece of knitted artwork using a Nottinghamshire museum’s historic knitting frame.

Jacaranda Brain, 20, only started to learn how to use the knitting frames at the Framework Knitters Museum in July, and has since used one to create what is believed to be the first piece of art using this machine, a 15 inch by 15 inch picture of a giraffe.

We've got a new Facebook page

7 September 2015

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Sportivate gym offer

2 September 2015

Rushcliffe leisure centres are offering an extra incentive to get young people aged 16 to 25 years fit and healthy.

Nature Conservation Forum in East Leake

2 September 2015


This year’s Rushcliffe Nature Conservation Forum will be held at East Leake Village Hall on Saturday 10 October.


Free computing for the terrified in Gotham

1 September 2015

Harry Taylor from Gotham Parish Council got in touch to publicise his free computer help sessions for people who are ‘terrified of computers’. The sessions are to be trialled at Gotham Library on Fridays, provisionally between 10 and 11. The sessions will be half an hour each on a one-to-one, hands-on basis, and can include covering topics such as emails, surfing the web, searching for deals (eg on travel, insurance, E-bay etc), and writing letters using Microsoft Word.

Free exercise on national fitness day

27 August 2015

On Wednesday 9 September, the four Parkwood Community Leisure Centres in Rushcliffe (Keyworth Leisure Centre, Rushcliffe Leisure Centre, Cotgrave Leisure Centre and Bingham Leisure Centre) are providing free exercise activities as part of their involvement in National Fitness Day, helping make it the most active day of the year in the UK.

Transported with delight – thanks to Rushcliffe CVS

25 August 2015

Rushcliffe Voluntary Transport Scheme, provided by Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service (CVS), has been awarded the Community Transport Association Quality Mark in August.  The award is a sign of a top quality service, one that operates within the law and which follows best practice. The award covers five areas - transport operations, governance, personnel, health and safety and corporate social responsibility. Organisations achieving the Quality Mark have demonstrated their achievement against 86 criteria across these five areas.

Development Control Committee (20 August)

21 August 2015

Last night’s Development Control Committee (20 August) made a few decisions we think you may be interested in knowing about. They are as follows:

Gluten free consultation

17 August 2015

Have your say on the future of gluten-free foods on NHS prescription.

Green Flag to be raised at Rushcliffe Country Park - Wednesday 12 August

11 August 2015

Rushcliffe’s Mayor, Friends of the Country Park, rangers and local Borough Councillors will be raising the ninth Green Flag at Rushcliffe Country Park in Ruddington tomorrow (12 August) at 1pm.

Summer continues with Sunday Funday

7 August 2015

If you enjoyed Lark in the Park on Wednesday 5 August, then you’ll already know we organise great events. Our next big event is Sunday Funday which takes place on Sunday 13 September from 12 noon until 5pm in Rushcliffe Country Park in Ruddington.

Lark in the Park Wednesday 5 August

14 July 2015

The sky’s the limit for West Bridgford’s mammoth children’s play day, Lark in the Park, on Wednesday 5 August, as we’ll be setting off on a science-fiction themed adventure through space and time.

Health commissioners launch review of gluten free prescriptions

3 August 2015

People in parts of Nottinghamshire are being asked to take part in a consultation to review the provision of gluten-free foods on prescription. Some gluten free foods like bread, flour and pasta are currently available on prescription for people who have coeliac disease -  a common digestive condition, triggered by the protein gluten which is found in wheat, barley and rye. Health commissioners from three NHS clinical commissioning groups are consulting on whether the NHS should continue to provide prescriptions for gluten free foods for the populations they serve.

Active August - free tennis coaching for all new players

3 August 2015

Activeace, who manage our tennis courts in West Bridgford, are offering free tennis coaching for the whole of August to any new players wishing to have a go at Bridgford Park or West Park tennis courts.

Hollygate Park show homes to be unveiled to the public this weekend

28 July 2015

David Wilson Homes will be opening up its exciting new Hollygate Park development to the public this weekend, with the launch of two stunning new show homes.

Copper's Dog Activity Trail open

27 July 2015

Friday 24 July marked the official opening of the Copper's Dog Activity Trail at Rushcliffe Country Park - Nottinghamshire's first playground for dogs.

Rushcliffe Country Park named as one of the best in Britain

23 July 2015

More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – more than 1,582 across the UK.

A walk in the park

14 July 2015

Enjoy a walk round Rushcliffe Country Park, Ruddington and see the wildflower meadows in full bloom. Pick up an ID chart and take part in the Big Butterfly Count ( from 17 July – 9 August.

HOT chocolate

14 July 2015

The Chocolate Box and Coffee House is the latest food business in Radcliffe to be awarded a Healthier Option Takeaway (HOT) Merit. The HOT scheme is part of a plan to tackle obesity in Notts, where around two in three adults are overweight or obese. Excess weight and poor diet can lead to long term illnesses including type-2 diabetes, cardio-vascular disease, heart disease and certain cancers.

Great British High Street Awards

7 July 2015

The Great British High Streets Awards 2015 are now in full swing.  This year, not only will the winners have the cachet of being best in category, but they will also benefit from a share of an £80,000 prize pot. Up to 100 retailers in each of the seven winning locations will be given training, courtesy of Internet giant Google on how to make the most of their digital skills from their experts.

Sainsbury’s School Games

7 July 2015

On Friday 3 July, over 1700 children from over 85 schools across Notts competed for the title of county champion across 22 different sports competitions.

Flood resilience store: deadline for application

3 July 2015

The deadline for applications for the Flood resilience store grant scheme is 30th July.

Heatwave expected

29 June 2015

It's going to be sweltering on Tuesday and Wednesday. There is also a good chance between Wednesday and Friday that the temperature will exceed 32 degrees in the East Midlands.

Proms in the Park Saturday 27 June

26 June 2015

Rushcliffe Borough Council marks Armed Forces Day tomorrow (Saturday 27 June) - a nationwide celebration to honour the work of the British armed forces, past and present.

Nottinghamshire Food and Drink Awards

26 June 2015

Last night the Nottinghamshire Food and Drinks Award organised by the Nottingham Post and Fraser Brown Solicitors took place at the East Midlands Conference Centre, presented by Greg Wallace of Master Chef.

Leisure in Rushcliffe

26 June 2015

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s plans for a new super leisure centre in West Bridgford have taken another step closer. The Council is excited to announce that they will be appointing Farrans Construction to build the new leisure facility and council offices on the site of Rushcliffe Arena on Rugby Road, West Bridgford.

YouNG Market 2015

25 June 2015

The next YouNG market is being held on Saturday 11 July on Central Avenue, West Bridgford from 10am to 5pm.

Dementia Awareness Day 2015

24 June 2015

An event is being held at Julian Cahn Pavilion, West Bridgford on Monday 27 July to help raise awareness of Dementia. You can find full details of the event below.

Give us a job

24 June 2015

Rushcliffe Borough Council has again joined forces with Nottingham Post to run the third Rushcliffe Jobs Fair on Thursday 30 July. The Fair takes place from 10am until 3pm at Lutterell Hall, West Bridgford.

Upgrade to sewage pumping system in Bingham

23 June 2015

Severn Trent Water (STW) will be investing a significant amount to upgrade the sewage pumping station on Cogley Lane SPS, Bingham. Currently the existing sewage pumping station does not meet the required performance standards and the existing pumping station has passed its economic life span.

Peter Steed - untimely passing

23 June 2015

Rushcliffe Borough Council is very sad to announce the untimely death of Peter Steed, 46, Executive Manager Finance and Commercial. Peter passed away on Sunday 21 June at his home after suffering a heart attack.

National Neighbourhood and Home Watch Week

22 June 2015

This week is National Neighbourhood and Home Watch Week.

Free adult rounders taster - West Bridgford

19 June 2015

Whether you can reach 1st Post or 4th Post, Rounders can give you, your friends and your family a fun sport to help keep you fit and healthy.

Rushcliffe Reports Summer 2015

19 June 2015

Our Summer 2015 edition of Rushcliffe Reports is out now.

Mayor to attend U3A birthday event

18 June 2015

Rushcliffe’s Mayor Cllr Francis Purdue-Horan is visiting West Bridgford U3A to help them celebrate their 10th birthday on Thursday 25 June at 2pm.  The visit takes place at West Bridgford Baptist Church Hall on Melton Road.

Going the whole hog

17 June 2015

Victoria Harwood, 37 from Barton in Fabis, got in touch with us to suggest a feature for the Rushcliffe Gardener magazine this autumn on hedgehogs. We were delighted to say yes. We visited her to find out more about how she is helping these loveable mammals. She certainly goes the whole hog when it comes to protecting and raising money and protecting one of our rapidly declining and very ancient species. In the 1950s there were over 36 million hedgehogs in the UK, but this is now down to under 1 million and numbers continue to plummet.

Business profile: The Marquee Company

15 June 2015

Focus on businesses coming to our second Taste of Rushcliffe food festival – 10 and 11 July, Central Avenue, West Bridgford.

Broadband coverage checker

11 June 2015

Residents and businesses can check the Broadband coverage down to specific postcodes, they will need to visit the online where and when checker on Nottinghamshire County Councils website.

Framework Knitters Museum Achieves Award Success with Rushcliffe School

11 June 2015

The Framework Knitters Museum, Ruddington, has been hugely successful at the East Midlands Heritage Awards. The textile museum won the Award for Engaging Children and Young People, and was Highly Commended for the Award for Innovation.

Father's Day - dads dine out with delight and delectation

10 June 2015

Dads can dine out in confidence in Rushcliffe this Father’s Day (Sun 21 June) thanks to the high standards kept within the many food establishments in the Borough.

Plans for better maintenance of open spaces agreed

10 June 2015

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet last night agreed to a proposal by Bovis Homes Ltd to allow for better maintenance of open space at Gamston.

This Girl Can - free taster sessions

9 June 2015

This Girl Can is a Sport England initiative to encourage women to participate in any kind of physical activity.

The Snack Stop is HOT

8 June 2015

The Snack Stop is the latest takeaway in Radcliffe on Trent to be awarded a Healthier Option Takeaway (HOT) Merit. The HOT scheme is part of a plan to tackle obesity in Notts, where around two in three adults are overweight or obese. Excess weight and poor diet can lead to long term illnesses including type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart disease and certain cancers.

Women's Sport Week

3 June 2015

This week is Women's Sport Week which gives the opportunity for everybody to celebrate, raise awareness and increase the profile of women's sport across the UK. Most of all, it's a chance for more women and girls to get involved in physical activity.

Major housing development application refused

29 May 2015

The planning application for developing 300 new homes on land north of Nottingham Road Radcliffe-on-Trent, considered at our Development Control Committee last night, was refused planning permission.

Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme for businesses

22 May 2015

Your business could get a grant of up to £3,000 to upgrade to faster, better broadband through the Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme.

Rushcliffe's new Deputy Mayor

22 May 2015

Councillor George Davidson has been elected as Deputy Mayor. He was first elected as a Borough Councillor in 1995 and has been a Bingham Town Councillor since 1976.

Rushcliffe's New Mayor

22 May 2015

Councillor Francis Purdue-Horan has been elected as Mayor. He was first elected as a councillor in May 2003 and represents Bingham West Ward on Rushcliffe Borough Council and also the local parish authority, Bingham Town Council.

Nottinghamshire Museum Wins European Award

14 May 2015

A textile museum in the Nottinghamshire village of Ruddington has achieved success at the European Heritage in Motion Awards. The museum won the websites and online content category with their new interactive film, Breaking the Frame.

‘Workers Playtime’ May Day Event Returns to Ruddington

28 April 2015

The Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington, Nottingham will be holding its popular annual ‘Workers Playtime’ family event on the May Day Bank Holiday, 4th May 2015 from 11.00am until 4.00pm.

Final call for summer play funding applications

23 April 2015

Voluntary sector organisations only have a few days left to apply for funding to put on play schemes during the school summer holidays.

Bark for life

13 April 2015

Bring your dog to Bark for Life at Rushcliffe Country Park on Saturday 25 April at 10.30am.

Sports club development evenings

10 April 2015

Rushcliffe Borough Council and Rushcliffe School Sport Partnership are working together to deliver sports club development evenings this month.

People nominated in elections and Parliamentary agents

9 April 2015

A list of people standing in the forthcoming elections, plus details of Parliamentary agents.

Free Craft Day at the Framework Knitters Museum

1 April 2015

On Thursday 16 April the Framework Knitters Museum, Ruddington, is holding a free craft day where you can make items that will be included in the Woollen Woods exhibition to be held in Rushcliffe Country Park in May. Activities will be available for all ages and abilities, allowing everyone to create an item to be displayed.

Rushcliffe one of best rural areas to live in UK

30 March 2015

Rushcliffe has been ranked the 5th best rural place to live in the UK in a nationwide survey.

A453 will be named ‘Remembrance Way’

11 March 2015

The A453 will be named Remembrance Way in honour of the 453 servicemen who did not return home from Afghanistan to their families.

Website maintenance on Tuesday 3 March

2 March 2015

We’re carrying out essential maintenance on our website on Tuesday 3 March from 2am to 4am.

NHS Rushcliffe Community Feedback

13 February 2015

NHS Rushcliffe want to hear your views about community health services.

This Girl Can

10 February 2015

Take part in physical activity for free through funding for women and girl sessions through Sportivate.

You love our home alarms service – and the staff

10 February 2015

A customer satisfaction rate of 96% with Rushcliffe home alarms shows it pays to care for your loved ones, rather than putting them in care. As well as loving the service, the staff are rated highly too in the 2014 home alarm customer satisfaction survey. Giving someone their independence and ability to carry on living at home is almost priceless. Older, disabled, or vulnerable people (plus their families) get 24-hour peace of mind with a home alarm. We sent out around 1,000 surveys and we got about half of them back – thanks to everyone who helps shape our service by giving their views.

Nottingham Rugby White Ribbon charity match

9 February 2015

Rushcliffe Borough Council and its partners joined forces on Sunday 8 February at the Nottingham Rugby charity match supporting the White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) to help stop domestic abuse towards women and girls.

Life ruined by antisocial behaviour (ASB)?

6 February 2015

Are you a victim of constantly barking dogs, continual noise, bothered by large groups hanging around or being unfairly harassed? Have you already complained at least three times about a particular incident, to the Council, your housing provider, the Police – or all of them? If so, and you are at your wit’s end, then the new Community Trigger process could be your next step.

Funds for flooding

6 February 2015

Money is available to people whose homes or businesses were flooded internally between 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.

The schemes originally applied to properties affected between December 2013 and April 2014, but they have now been expanded to include the entire 2013/14 financial year. The cost of each scheme will be funded by the Government.

National Voter Registration Day

4 February 2015

Rushcliffe BC is encouraging any local residents not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of National Voter Registration Day (5 February) and go online now to register.

Easter activity at Rushcliffe Country Park

4 February 2015

Hoppy Easter - who gives you egg-stra? Our rangers do! Den-building and Easter egg hunt for kids at Rushcliffe Country Park. Chocolicious!

Nottingham Rugby Club dedicate match on 8 February to White Ribbon Campaign

4 February 2015

On Sunday 8 February, Nottingham Rugby Club is dedicating their match at The Bay to the White Ribbon Campaign. Over the past year, in a fruitful partnership, the Borough Council and other organisations, have worked with the Club to use the positive power of sport to raise awareness of domestic abuse to women and girls.

Wildlife Walk at Hickling Vineyard

3 February 2015

Get out and about this spring with a wildlife walk in Hickling.

Vote Major Oak for European Tree of the Year

3 February 2015

Nottinghamshire’s Major Oak has been nominated for European Tree of the Year 2015 – and it needs your help!

News from Notts County Council

2 February 2015

Councillors are likely to recommend a 39p per week increase on the average Council Tax bill in Nottinghamshire in a bid to stave off further cuts to vital services.

Garden Waste - it's time to renew

2 February 2015

It’s time to renew your membership of the garden waste collection scheme. You should have received a letter or email in February asking for payment. If you have already paid, thank you and we will send your sticker by the end of March. If you have not already please pay here



Get Involved at the Framework Knitters Museum

30 January 2015

The Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington is keen to recruit more volunteers to assist in the running of this unique historic site.

Free tasters – This Girl Can

30 January 2015

This Girl Can is a new Sport England initiative to encourage women to take part in  in any kind of physical activity.  Exercise is great for everyone and people admire women who give it 100% in spin, regularly turn up to swim, or give it their all in the gym. We want to work with the Sport England campaign to inspire women to be proud of being fit and healthy, and get involved. #thisgirlcan

2015 Lady Bay Open Gardens

29 January 2015

Plans are already under way for the 24th Lady Bay Open Gardens to be held from 2pm - 6pm on 4 and 5 July 2015. With over 20 gardens already, this year promises to be more exciting than ever so why not join in and show off your garden? If you are interested or would like to help with the organisation, please contact Keith Wright on: or 0115 9820515.

Business bonanza – money to kick-start growth

29 January 2015

Rushcliffe is over-the-moon with the exciting news that it has secured Government Growth Deal funding to support major employment and housing sites alongside the A46. The exact amount of funding is still to be finalised.

Help with spaying and neutering

28 January 2015

The RSPCA and animal charities have always got a high number of cats flooding through their doors and we want to help them publicise any scheme which help responsible pet ownership.

Health leaders support action against cervical cancer

26 January 2015

Women in Nottinghamshire are being reminded of the importance of regular cervical screening in the prevention of cervical cancer, as the health community supports Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. 

Asbestos campaign

23 January 2015

The next stage of planned PR activity for HSE’s asbestos campaign will begin this week.


Over 950 people ‘found’ and now on register

23 January 2015

Over 950 more residents have signed up to be on the electoral register since our campaign to find them.

Come on ladies - what are you doing?

22 January 2015

Sport England has launched the This Girl Can campaign  to encourage more girls and women to take up sporting activities.

Get wind of turbine applications

22 January 2015

Rushcliffe Borough Council wants your views on its draft document, which will help determine where wind turbines can be built.

Museum Offers New Interactive Film Experience This Half Term

22 January 2015

This February half term the Framework Knitters Museum, Ruddington, is giving you the chance to take part in a unique special event. In addition to the usual fun activities at the museum, visitors will get the opportunity to be the first to try out a new interactive film that allows them to take control of the story.

Finalists announced for 23rd annual Nottinghamshire Sports Awards

21 January 2015

Nottinghamshire County Council and Sport Nottinghamshire have announced the shortlists for the annual Nottinghamshire Sports Awards.

On the road to naming?

15 January 2015

There has recently been significant public interest in naming the A453 when it opens later in 2015.

Two separate parishes for Shelford and Newton

15 January 2015

On 15 January, the Council made the community governance order in respect of Shelford and Newton which gives effect to the recommendations that came out of the review conducted by the Borough Council in 2013/14.

Don't bag it, just bin it!

15 January 2015

Recycling for 2015 is well underway and Nottinghamshire residents are reminded that the contents of their recycling bins should be clean, dry and loose (not inside bags or boxes) so they can be sorted efficiently.

Catalytic converter theft prevention advice

14 January 2015

There have recently been a number of thefts of catalytic converters from vans, four-wheel drives and saloon cars around Nottingham. The thefts have taken place on private driveways, business premises and from cars parked on the road.

Tax disc holder - an idea to save lives

14 January 2015

Now we no longer need to display a tax disc on our car, here's an idea that has been approved by Nottinghamshire Police.

Healthier eating hots up in Notts

12 January 2015

Takeaway businesses across Notts are being supported to offer healthier choices to their customers in a new Healthier Options Takeaway merit (HOT) scheme being launched today by Nottinghamshire County Council with Environmental Health partners at Nottinghamshire’s district and borough councils. 

Give up 1 hour and save three lives – give blood

8 January 2015

This New Year, there’s an urgent need for donors to come forward and help maintain healthy blood stocks. Blood stocks have fallen over the festive period and it’s vital that stocks are increased. Please make an appointment today for the Nottingham Donor Centre, or your nearest most convenient session, and help ensure that patients get the transfusions they need over the coming weeks.

Protect your property

6 January 2015

Protect your property and those new Christmas gifts. Get it logged, get it back! – free property logging and security marking.

Notts broadband roll-out set to be extended

6 January 2015

This is a news release from Notts County Council. Nottinghamshire may already be on the way to becoming one of the best connected counties in the country, but new County Council proposals could see thousands of extra homes and businesses get access to faster broadband.‎‎

Rushcliffe Play Forum are celebrating Chinese New Year

6 January 2015

Rushcliffe Borough Council and Rushcliffe Play Forum are celebrating Chinese New Year 2015 - the year of the ram - at the annual play afternoon  in West Bridgford.

Get ready for winter driving

5 January 2015

The RAC has just released this new interactive guide to help people prepare for winter driving.

Get in the swim

16 December 2014

Adult swimming lessons

Take the plunge, book a course of adult swimming lessons. The lessons are fun and relaxed and you learn at your own pace. Book a place now on our lessons and you’ll be ready to swim in time for your summer holidays.

New Year New You

16 December 2014

Indulged in too many Christmas excesses? We’ve got several great opportunities to get you kick-started in the New Year.

Have your say on a new Combined Authority for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

24 December 2014

The creation of a new Combined Authority for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has been recommended by the Leaders of the City Council, County Council and the seven local Borough and District councils, representing the biggest change to local government in a generation. 

Bodies of five horses found dumped in East Leake

24 December 2014

The bodies of five horses were found dumped at the side of Rempstone Road in East Leake yesterday.

Rushcliffe Business Newsletter December 2014

23 December 2014

Welcome to our latest business newsletter which contains news and features we hope you will find interesting and useful.

Webcast of Council meeting

22 December 2014

The webcast of the 22 December Council meeting is available here.


Rushcliffe - 8th best place to live in the country

22 December 2014

Rushcliffe is the 8th best place to live in the country according to the annual study conducted by Halifax Bank. Hart in Hampshire is the best place to live in the UK for the fourth year in a row.

Book a home-from-home in West Bridgford

19 December 2014

Occasionally, we feature local businesses who get in touch, or who we notice are doing well. It's all part of boosting Borough business.

Gorgeous Georgian grant-winner

17 December 2014

Rushcliffe Borough Council is celebrating today after hearing the fantastic news that the iconic Bridgford Hall has been awarded a Heritage Enterprise Grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). £1.495m has been earmarked by HLF towards the project.

Make time to adjust

18 December 2014

Occasionally, we feature local businesses who get in touch, or who we notice are doing well. It's all part of boosting Borough business. James Sylvester runs Adjust Massage, currently based in Lady Bay.

Can’t cook, won’t cook, no time to cook

18 December 2014

Occasionally, we feature local businesses who get in touch, or who we notice are doing well. It's all part of boosting Borough business. Can’t cook, won’t cook, no time to cook – if this is you, yet you love homemade delicious food, then Cook in West Bridgford could be just what you’re looking for.

Congratulations to NCCC

18 December 2014

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club (NCCC) has just announced that they will host five ICC Cricket World Cup Matches in 2019 plus Test Matches in 2017 and 2018. Further information is available direct from NCCC.

Save a life - give blood

15 December 2014

Blood stocks run low in the winter, so please give blood if you can to ensure there are enough live-saving supplies.

Christmas wishes for new affordable homes

12 December 2014

‎Two Rushcliffe families in need of more spacious, affordable homes are celebrating Christmas early this year thanks to a new housing development launched today in Broadmeer, Cotgrave.

Pastures Vineyard creating homes for newts

12 December 2014

Pastures Vineyard in Hickling Pastures has partnered with Nottingham University's Conservation Society to create a hibernaculum, offering a warm, safe place for newts to hibernate over the winter.

Memory Café

11 December 2014

Do you have problems with your memory? Then you might like to know about the new Memory Café, which will open in Cotgrave in the New Year. It covers the Cotgrave, Bingham, Radcliffe and Cropwells area, and is open to all those who experience memory problems, and their supporters.

Food businesses: are you prepared for changes to food allergen information?

10 December 2014

Rushcliffe Borough Council is reminding food business that they need to be ready for new rules which will affect the way they provide allergen information.

Got time to waste?

8 December 2014

As part of our 'doing it differently' drive to get people to change their habits, in 2015 we will be increasing what you can do online and pointing out just how much you can do with us online already.  

Development Control decisions

5 December 2014

Our Development Control Committee met on 4 December 2014 and decided on a whole range of building work and development proposals round the Borough.

New Affordable Housing in Keyworth

28 November 2014

A social housing development built on a communal garage site in Rushcliffe has been officially opened by Borough Councillor Richard Butler.

Make your voice heard - become a councillor

27 November 2014

Help and advice on how you can become a councillor.

Rushcliffe Sports Awards 2014

27 November 2014

Rushcliffe Sports Awards celebrated its 10th year last night at The Becket School. The evening started with Councillor John Cottee, Portfolio Holder for Community Services, welcoming guests to recognise the dedication and commitment of the borough’s athletes, coaches and volunteers. 

A field day for East Leake

27 November 2014

Fantastic news - the people have voted in the People's Millions's awards and East Leake will get £50,000 to revamp its play area. 

Are you Bin Smart?

26 November 2014

Notts County Council and Veolia are delivering a Bin Smart pack to around 3,000 properties in the Leake, Cotgrave, Keyworth South and Lady Bay wards this week.

East Leake YouNG Market

24 November 2014

The next YouNG market takes place on Saturday 29 November in East Leake, as part of the town’s Christmas lights switch-on event organised by the local traders. The market takes place from 3.30pm to 6pm in front of East Leake Parish Council offices.

Rushcliffe to review Single Occupier Discounts in the Borough

25 November 2014

Over the next few weeks Rushcliffe will be undertaking a review to ensure that all Council Tax discounts in relation to single occupancy are being awarded correctly. We are being assisted in the review by an external company called DataTank.

Cllr John Cranswick sadly passed away

21 November 2014

Councillor John Cranswick passed away on 16 November 2014. Councillors and staff were saddened by this news and their thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family at this time. 

Food allergies: you'd be nuts not to have the training

20 November 2014

On 13 December 2014, new regulations come into force, meaning food businesses have to tell their customers about possible allergens in their food.

We're backing White Ribbon Day

19 November 2014

Rushcliffe Borough Council is backing the international White Ribbon Day on Tuesday 25 November to help eliminate abuse in all its forms towards women and girls. More at

A Victorian Christmas at the Framework Knitters' Museum

18 November 2014

The Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington will be hosting a very special Victorian Christmas experience on Saturday 13 December 2013 from 10am until 6pm at the museum on Chapel Street. Admission is free.

Banter or bullying – a world of difference

17 November 2014

Cyber-bullying is being tackled head-on by the YouNG Network Group during this week's national anti-bullying week (17 to 21 November) – more at

Rushcliffe Community Awards - honouring our unsung heroes

13 November 2014

The great and the good in Rushcliffe were honoured at last night’s (12 November) Rushcliffe Community Awards which took place at The Becket School, West Bridgford.

Raising the bar in Notts pubs and clubs

12 November 2014

A new accreditation scheme which will ‘raise the bar’ for public safety and the way the county’s pubs and clubs are managed has been launched in Notts.

West Bridgford tennis players net medal haul

10 November 2014

Players from West Bridgford Tennis Club’s Special Olympics East Midlands Tennis Group won seven gold, seven silver and three bronze medals last weekend at the 11th National Learning Disability Tennis Event at Nottingham Tennis Centre.

Teenager keeps on giving

7 November 2014

A teenager from Clifton who has recently been commended for his volunteering work has managed to use the achievement to help local charities.

First female rowing captain

7 November 2014

Helen Bloor has been elected as the first female captain of Nottingham Rowing Club. As an outstanding oarswoman and coach, she is ideally placed to guide the club forward following eight successful years since the foundation in 2006, culminating in 1,000 wins in 2014.

Trees in Bingham Market

7 November 2014

In January, the Council will be felling some trees, planting replacement trees and resurfacing some areas at Bingham Market Place.  There are currently 11 trees on the market place, including horse chestnut, limes and London planes.

Cotgrave – a happening place!

5 November 2014

The latest news about what's happening in Cotgrave.

No plans to change bin size

5 November 2014

There is an article in today’s Nottingham Post about Notts County Council proposals to reduce the size of wheeled bins from 240 litres to 180 litres (these are the grey bins in Rushcliffe). Here is the article:

Nottingham Astronomical Society

31 October 2014

Nottingham Astronomical Society (NAS) is based in Rushcliffe and is catering for ever-larger numbers of people in an increasingly popular hobby. It now have 100 members and meet monthly at the British Geological Survey in Keyworth. The Society has their own large telescope in an observatory near Cotgrave, and it takes part in public outreach events where visitors (of all levels of knowledge in astronomy) can enjoy the night sky.

Anti-bullying Workshop for Sports Clubs

31 October 2014

Every year the Anti-Bullying Alliance coordinates national Anti-Bulling week for all to come together with one aim - To stop bullying for all! This year Nottinghamshire County Council are offering a free workshop for local sports clubs to support this fundamental aim. The course takes place on Thursday 20 November from 6pm – 8.30pm.

Rushcliffe Reports - winter edition

31 October 2014

The winter edition of our residents' magazine is being delivered to homes and businesses from Monday 3 November.

Get off my bike

31 October 2014

Generally there have been a lot of bike thefts in West Bridgford, with most of them being stolen from public open spaces.

Winter opening times at Notts recycling centres

30 October 2014

The nights are drawing in which means the recycling centres (tips) in Notts will soon have shorter opening hours. From Friday 1 November, the 13 recycling centres across the county will open at 8am as usual, but will close at 4pm.

Armistice Day two minute silence

29 October 2014

Rushcliffe Borough Council will be holding an Armistice Day service at 10.58am on Tuesday 11 November with two minutes silence at 11am on the Croquet Lawn in West Bridgford.

Child vacancies at Little Rascals Pre-School

27 October 2014

Little Rascals Pre-School, based at Rushcliffe Arena, offers high quality and affordable childcare with fully qualified and experienced childcare practitioners. The Pre-School team are extremely proud of their most recent Ofsted inspection, rating Little Rascals as a ‘Good’ Pre-School.

Can you help homeless people?

27 October 2014

Colder, more wintry weather is on its way. At this time of year, The Friary Drop-In charity for homeless people on Musters Road, West Bridgford really appreciates donations.

Remember, remember, the 5th of November

17 October 2014

The annual firework spectacular and bonfire is back at Great Central Railway Nottingham in Ruddington on Saturday 8 November. Gates open from 5:30pm – and the fireworks take place at 7.30pm.

New Planning Online system

24 October 2014

We have launched our new online planning system today (Friday 24 October). This will make it easier to search for, view and comment on planning applications. The new system will be called Planning Online and replaces our Blueprint system.

Creative companies - we want to hear from you!

24 October 2014

Are you are creative company in the D2N2 (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire) area? If so, please fill in the creative industries survey.

Boosting Borough business in rural areas

21 October 2014

Rushcliffe is organising an event tomorrow (Wednesday 22 October) to help boost the rural economy. The conference takes place from 2pm - 5.30pm at the Sutton Bonington Campus of the University of Nottingham.

Notice of vacancy for the Manvers ward

20 October 2014

Councillor David Smith very sadly died on 26 September 2014. Consequently, there is a vacancy for a Councillor in Manvers Ward, Radcliffe on Trent.

Wet, windy and gales

20 October 2014

Just so people are prepared, it will be very wet and windy tonight. Gales are also expected to affect much of the country on Tuesday. Winds exceeding 50 mph are likely, with 60 to 70 mph gusts in exposed coastal areas.

Strokeability at Rushcliffe Arena

22 August 2014

Rushcliffe Arena has teamed up with Notts County Council to deliver a 12 week Strokeability programme.  Strokeability is a gentle exercise programme designed specifically for people living with the effects of a stroke. Several guest speakers from a range of organisations are involved in the programme to deliver further information, guidance and advice.

Change to political balance of Nottinghamshire County Council

21 August 2014

A press release from Nottinghamshire County Council. A change to the political make-up of Nottinghamshire County Council means that no political group has an overall majority, but Labour remains the largest party with the most councillors.

Rushcliffe’s local plan – consulting on proposed main modifications

15 August 2014

The Council has published the proposed main modifications to its local plan for a 6-week consultation period from now until 1pm on Monday 29 September 2014. 

Rushcliffe Business Partnership Growth Conference

8 August 2014

Our annual business showcase event for businesses is now taking bookings - an event not to be missed.

News from Rushcliffe business

8 August 2014

The Workplace Depot from Bingham got in touch with us with some quirky news.

Superfast broadband reaches 1 million more homes and businesses

8 August 2014

The Government’s rollout of superfast broadband has now reached more than 1 million homes and businesses across the UK, Culture Secretary Sajid Javid, announced today. The £1.9 billion nationwide rollout is firmly on track to extend superfast broadband to 95% of UK homes and businesses by 2017.

Hall of fame hopes for heritage cash

11 July 2014

Exciting news! Rushcliffe Borough Council is seeking Heritage Lottery cash to breathe new life in its historic and iconic Bridgford Hall.

Better broadband for Notts newsletter

27 June 2014

Here is the latest newsletter about better broadband in Notts.

Separate Parish Councils for Shelford and Newton

27 June 2014

Rushcliffe Borough Council decided at its Council meeting last night (June 26) to establish separate parish councils for the villages of Shelford and Newton.

Young People of the Year

26 June 2014

Find our more about our YouNG group which is featured on the Young People of the Year (YOPEY) website.

From sunlight to fairy lights

26 June 2014

Only 183 days until Christmas – bet you didn’t know that?

Leisure leaps forward

25 June 2014

Rushcliffe’s plans for the future of leisure in West Bridgford have taken a significant step forward with its designs being submitted for planning. As is normal practice, the application is now being checked and validated by the development control service and will be available on the Council’s website from early next week.

Chipping away at responsible dog ownership

24 June 2014

Rushcliffe is working with the Dogs Trust to run events offering free microchipping of dogs this summer.

Harringtons Fine Foods

24 June 2014

Welcome to Harrington Fine Foods - passionate about local food and local people.  This is one of our occasional focuses on local businesses.

Local Plan - what next?

23 June 2014

The public examination of Rushcliffe’s draft local plan starts on Tuesday 1 July at Rushcliffe Arena on Rugby Road in West Bridgford at 10am. The hearing sessions will finish on Friday 11 July.

Hollygate Park - new jobs, new opportunities and new homes

23 June 2014

Come and meet the developers and people involved in building new homes, offering new opportunities and creating new jobs in Cotgrave.

It's a bugs life!

23 June 2014

This week is national insect week and we love bugs and beasties at Rushcliffe Country Park.

Sainsbury’s School Games

19 June 2014

Over 1200 Nottinghamshire schoolchildren will take part in the Sainsbury's School Games.  

Unwell – where to go?

19 June 2014

The Council has worked with NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to help save the NHS million of pounds by ensuring young people know where to go when they are unwell.

Response to artificial flowers story

19 June 2014

This is our response to the Nottingham Post front page story today.

Taste of Rushcliffe - Sat 5 July

17 June 2014

We're cooking up a storm with the plans for our first ever food and drink festival which will take place on Central Avenue in West Bridgford on Saturday 5 July.

Cotgrave commemorates WW1

17 June 2014

Cotgrave remembers those people who died in WW1, including 14 people from the town. Cotgrave is holding 'lights out' events from Saturday 2 August to Monday 4 August. See poster for details.  

Rushcliffe Remembers WW1 - lights out

17 June 2014

Every household in Britain is being asked to turn out the lights at 11pm on 4 August 2014 to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Proms in the Park

17 June 2014

A free concert will be taking place in Bridgford Park, West Bridgford to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday 28 June. Now in its fifth year, Proms in the Park is a highlight of the West Bridgford summer events calendar.

Seeking a sponsor for Lark in the Park

16 June 2014

We’re looking for a Rushcliffe business to sponsor our hugely popular annual play day Lark in the Park when it takes place in Bridgford Park, West Bridgford this August.

Talbot House Hotel excellence award

13 June 2014

Talbot House Hotel in West Bridgford is celebrating its third consecutive Trip Advisor "Certificate of Excellence Award", based on customer reviews. 

Langar and Barnstone festival

13 June 2014

The Langar and Barnstone festival takes place between 23 and 29 June. More details in leaflet below or at

How fantastic is recycled plastic!

13 June 2014

During National Recycling Week (16th to 22nd June) Veolia (Nottinghamshire County Council’s Waste contractors) is celebrating the fantastically reusable and recyclable plastic bottle!

'Feed the 1,000 challenge' heads to Bridge Field in West Bridgford

11 June 2014

The Love Food Hate Waste Feed the 1,000 Challenge heads to Bridge Field in West Bridgford on Sunday 15 June. The event takes place from 11am to 3pm and aims to highlight the amount of food an average family wastes in a year - and what we could be doing with it instead.

Notts Rising Stars now open

10 June 2014

Nottinghamshire County Council’s Rising Stars Fund is now open for applications until 22 July 2014.

The beautiful game has not so beautiful results sometimes

9 June 2014

The England team are in Brazil and, whether we like football or not, sport is a great way to socialise or support children playing for their school team or local club.

Park Lodge to be sold at auction

6 June 2014

Park Lodge on Central Avenue in West Bridgford is being sold by auction on 10 July by Savills Estate Agents. Rushcliffe Borough Council owns the building which is now surplus to requirements.

Balfour Beatty raises over £2,300 for Disability Sport

6 June 2014

Balfour Beatty has raised £2,396 for the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport by hosting a golf day at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club.

Cash For Your Community Scheme - help Radcliffe on Trent

5 June 2014

Radcliffe on Trent Advice Centre again are among the worthy causes in the running for a share of £35,000 through the Cash For Your Community scheme sponsored by the Nottingham Post and the Nottingham Building Society.

Rushcliffe 100 - 100 ways to be ready for work

4 June 2014

We’re bringing together people with work with people who want work. On Friday 13 June we want employers who want apprentices to come to our ‘Rushcliffe 100’ event at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in West Bridgford starting at 4.45pm. It will be a great event, so make sure you come along.

World’s top young golfers head for Notts

2 June 2014

In just over a month, the best young golfers in the world will be descending on Radcliffe-on-Trent for the junior Open.

Go Jo go

2 June 2014

In these times of gadgets and gizmos and increased obesity – here’s a story to inspire young people to keep active. This is Jo’s Towndrow’s story…

Pole position

2 June 2014

PoleKat Fitness is Nottingham's only mobile pole company, teaching pole fitness in numerous gyms, health clubs, leisure centres and dance studios around Nottinghamshire.

Get going get a job

2 June 2014

The Rushcliffe jobs fair is tomorrow (Tuesday 3 June) and there will be lots of opportunities available on the day from a range of employers so make sure you don’t miss out.

Bodypump at Rushcliffe LC

30 May 2014

Les Mills Bodypump is one of the world’s fastest ways to get in shape as it challenges all of your major muscle groups whilst you squat, press, lift and curl.

Leisure in West Bridgford

29 May 2014

Rushcliffe Borough Council is inviting residents to come and see the plans for the development of a new leisure centre on Rugby Road replacing the current Rushcliffe Leisure Centre and Rushcliffe Arena. 

Road closures in the Cotgrave area

29 May 2014

A number of major road restrictions and closures are scheduled over the next few weeks in the Cotgrave area. This is to allow highway and drainage work to take place for the new housing development being built on the old Cotgrave colliery site.

Let’s get physical - play badminton

29 May 2014

Rushcliffe Arena badminton club is a friendly senior club based in West Bridgford, off Rugby Road, with teams playing in the Notts Badminton league.  They have two mixed teams, two mens, and a ladies.  They have a wide range of ages (18-80) and abilities and play on Monday (two courts) and Friday nights (four courts) from 8pm until 10pm.

Metropolitan work academy

28 May 2014

Are you a Metropolitan customer who has been unemployed for less than 12 months? Do you live in the city of Nottingham or the Rushcliffe area? Perhaps you’re looking to return to work after caring responsibilities? Or you may have unemployed children in need of work experience and a first real opportunity?

Roll up for rounders at Rushcliffe

28 May 2014

Rounders is back in Nottingham this summer. For a second year, new players are being welcomed to fun, friendly and informal weekly games starting on Wednesday 4 June from 6.30pm to 8pm at Rushcliffe Leisure Centre sports field, Boundary Road, West Bridgford, NG2 7BY.

Volunteer Management Awareness Workshops

27 May 2014

Volunteer Management Awareness Workshops are being run by Nottinghamshire County Council to coincide with National Volunteer Week.

Football coaching

27 May 2014

Let's get physical is our campaign during June and JUly to get people taking part in more sport and exercise. DNF Coaching provide football sessions for 3-12 year olds at ROKO Health Club West Bridgford. They also run after-school clubs and holiday camps.

Get going get a job

23 May 2014

Enthusiasm is building as we are less than 2 weeks away from our third jobs fair. Organised by Nottingham Post, Notts County Council, Jobcentre Plus and local district councils, the Rushcliffe jobs fair takes place on Tuesday 3 June at Lutterell Hall, Church Drive, West Bridgford from 10 until 3pm.

East Midlands Building Excellence Awards

21 May 2014

This year Rushcliffe’s building control has broken its previous records by getting 11 projects shortlisted for the East Midlands Building Excellence Awards 2014.

Trial match at Gresham Sports Park

20 May 2014

Gemeg Sport are hosting a trial match for prospective 2014 students at 1.30pm on Wed 28 May at Gresham Sports Park.

Help needed at Great Notts Bike Ride

19 May 2014

The Great Notts Bike need volunteers to help manage their event on Sunday 22 June from 6am to 3pm. The event raises money for Cerebral Palsy Sport.

Raise pounds for hounds

16 May 2014

The Dogs Trust summer show takes place on Sunday 27 July from 11am to 4pm at Turnpost Farm, East Road, Wymeswold, LE12 6ST. Entry is £1 per person – and dogs are free! There is a fun dog show, craft, animal and charity stalls. See leaflet for details.

Rushcliffe’s new Mayor

16 May 2014

Rushcliffe's new Mayor is Councillor Ron Hetherington.

Rushcliffe’s new Deputy Mayor

16 May 2014

Rushcliffe's new Deputy Mayor is Councillor Francis Purdue-Horan. 


A fishy business

15 May 2014

Notts residents are being warned about door-to-door fish salesmen who are visiting residents and are trying to persuade them to buy hundreds of pounds of fish.

Poppy planting in Cotgrave Country Park

14 May 2014

Cotgrave Army Cadet Force is commemorating the centenary of the First World War by sowing poppy seeds in the Country Park in Cotgrave on Sunday 18 May.

We're down in the dumps

14 May 2014

Dumping makes us down in the dumps. Utter declutter? If you’re having a clear out, it’s your responsibility to make sure everything is disposed of properly.

Rushcliffe – we’re moving and improving

14 May 2014

Rushcliffe’s Cabinet has approved its ambitious plans to modernise sports provision through the development of a new leisure centre on Rugby Road replacing the current Rushcliffe Leisure Centre and Rushcliffe Arena. 

Thousands have their say about local NHS services

14 May 2014

A survey sent to residents in Rushcliffe to find out how local GP and community health services should look in the future has so far had more than 11,000 responses.

Fantastico - Carluccio's opens in Bridgford

14 May 2014

Carluccio’s held its official opening on 13 May at its new premises at 20 Central Avenue, West Bridgford.

Fatal four

13 May 2014

It's the Fire Service National Road Safety Week from 9-13 June.

Rushcliffe LC open bank holiday Monday

12 May 2014

Rushcliffe Leisure Centre on Boundary Road, West Bridgford is open on bank holiday Monday 25 May from 10am to 4pm.

East Leake quarry public exhibition

9 May 2014

There is an exhibition at Rempstone Village Hall (37 Main Street, LE12 6RH) on 20 May 2014 from 2pm to 8pm about a sand and gravel quarry extension proposal.

£7600 to make your home more energy efficient

8 May 2014

Households carrying out energy efficiency improvements on their home can get more money back to offset the cost of having the work done from June.

The Bridge at Gamston

8 May 2014

People have asked us what’s happening to The Bridge at Gamston. In short, we have received an application to rebuild/refurbish The Bridge, but as some important information is missing from the application, we can’t yet register it.

A bike a day stolen in Bridgford

8 May 2014

A cyclist a day in West Bridgford faces the long walk home after having their bike stolen. This has been the case since the beginning of April and officers are urging riders to help them reduce this statistic. 

Licensing night of action

8 May 2014

Pubs and bars were checked for drugs and taxis were subjected to safety examinations during a night of action in West Bridgford and Ruddington. Police joined forces with Rushcliffe Borough Council for the crackdown which happened on Friday night (2 May).

Get going get a job

7 May 2014

Nottingham Post is running a series of Jobs Fairs around Notts in June and July. Rushcliffe’s third jobs fair takes place on Tuesday 3 June from 10am to 3pm at Lutterell Hall, Church Drive, West Bridgford NG2 6AY.

May the Force be with us…

6 May 2014

We share a building in West Bridgford with the police, so our staff are often to be found working together on cracking crime, tackling antisocial behaviour and helping customers in need.

Cracking down on benefit cheats

6 May 2014

During the past year, we opened 70 new benefit fraud cases and closed a further 78 cases.  These cases results from our staff being both reactive and proactive. We react to tip-offs and referrals from staff, the public and other bodies. Our proactive work includes data-matching with the Housing Benefit Matching Service and the National Fraud Initiative where our staff check the records of several hundred accounts.

30 years of creative fun

2 May 2014

Rushcliffe Play Forum, a charity based in Keyworth, has a unique mixture of services and expertise to support anyone involved or interested in creative activities within Rushcliffe.

Children's triathlon

2 May 2014

The 4Life Nottingham children's triathlon takes place on Sunday 8 June at Clifton Leisure Centre in Nottingham.

Give composting a go for free

1 May 2014

Notts residents are being given the chance to give composting a go - for free. Composting helps to improve soil structure, maintain moisture levels and grow better plants and vegetables. It adds nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to your garden and it will help buffer soils that are very acidic or alkaline.

Plans to make Rushcliffe a hub for tech business

1 May 2014

Refurbishment has begun on the Rushcliffe Civic Centre (Pavilion Rd, West Bridgford), as part of a wider plan to encourage economic growth to the area.

Doing things differently: Today, Tomorrow, Together

30 April 2014

This is a news release from Notts County Council. A new report which is set to transform the way Nottinghamshire County Council provides services in the future, will be debated by councillors for the first time next week.

Teeing off for the Mayor’s Charity

29 April 2014

If you fancy a really good day out, get a team together to support the Mayor’s charity by playing golf. Places are limited. The charity event takes place at 1.30pm on Friday 2 May at The Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club, Stragglethorpe.

Notts moving into the fast lane

28 April 2014

This is a news release from Notts County Council. Good news could be on its way for residents of a Nottinghamshire street named as having one of the slowest broadband speeds in the UK.

East Leake's got a plan

28 April 2014

On Saturday 26 April the East Leake Community Plan Group launched their Community Plan.  This is a culmination of two year's preparation in consultation with every resident in the village to obtain their views.  A copy will be circulated to every household during May.

'Workers Playtime’ May Day event

25 April 2014

The Framework Knitters' Museum in Ruddington, Nottingham will be holding its popular annual ‘Workers Playtime’ family event on the May Day Bank Holiday, 5 May 2014 from 11am until 4pm.

Hambleton’s on a roll in West Bridgford

25 April 2014

Customers were queuing out of the door this morning (25 April) on the opening day of the award-winning Hambleton Bakery at 101 Melton Road in West Bridgford. The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 5pm.

European elections: Statement of persons nominated

25 April 2014

A poll for the European election will be held on Thursday 22 May 2014, between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm.

YouNG Market

24 April 2014

The next YouNG market is being held on Saturday 5 July on Central Avenue, West Bridgford from 12 noon to 4pm.

Money to help businesses grow

24 April 2014

Notts County Council’s Economic Development Capital Fund is now available. This capital fund will help businesses grow and provide jobs. The money could be used for developing land or property, buying equipment, new machinery, or other capital investments to help with expansion. Applicants must demonstrate how the investment will result in job growth. 

Planning for profit workshop

24 April 2014

The second series of workshops from the Spark Notts initiative are all about Planning for Profit within your business, and will take place at venues across the county.

Stalking at work

23 April 2014

The theme for national stalking awareness day tomorrow (24 April) is stalking in the workplace.

Barnstone Bowls Club on a roll

22 April 2014

Blue Circle Barnstone Bowls Club has completed the re-roofing of is clubhouse, thanks to a capital grant from the Borough Council, Notts County Council’s Olympic Legacy Kickstart Fund and from Rushcliffe Borough Councillor Sarah Bailey and County Councillor Richard Butler. The Club is based at Works Lane in Barnstone.

Blood donor session

23 April 2014

Give blood on Tuesday 13 May at Rushcliffe Arena on Rugby Road, West Bridgford.

Keyworth keeps fit - 'Strictly Style'

22 April 2014

Claire Hall is keeping lots of ladies fit in Keyworth - ‘Strictly Style’. She has been a FitSteps® Instructor and set up her dance exercise class last September to huge success. Claire runs her FitSteps® class at Keyworth Village Hall, Elm Avenue at 8pm every Monday during term time, to inspire locals to get fit, have fun and try something new in their local community.

Top nosh in Bingham according to TripAdvisor

22 April 2014

A restaurant in Bingham has been voted the second best place to eat in Notts according to reviews and comment on TripAdvisor.

Open homes to encourage a better environment

22 April 2014

Rushcliffe residents are invited to visit local homes where the owners have made them cheaper to heat, warm, cosy and better for the environment. This free Open Homes event is taking place on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May, and is a great opportunity to talk to the homeowners about their experiences.

Hop to it and recycle this Easter

17 April 2014

This Easter residents are urged to use their recycling bin for paper and card – including Easter egg cardboard packaging, newspapers, magazines and junk mail. 

GP practices looking to meet future needs

16 April 2014

GP practices in Rushcliffe are urging patients to give their opinions about delivering health services in the future.

Jobs and growth fund is open for business

16 April 2014

This is a summary of a news release from Notts County Council. Businesses and other organisations can now bid for a share of a new annual £1m jobs and growth fund, provided by Nottinghamshire County Council.

Back to hockey

16 April 2014

Back to hockey coached sessions are running across Notts where people can make friends, learn new skills and have fun playing. The sessions are aimed at women who may not have played hockey before, or may not have played for a long time.

All revved up about fleet agreement

16 April 2014

Rushcliffe Borough Councillor Nigel Lawrence and Nottingham City Councillor Nicola Heaton met up at Nottingham City Council’s Eastcroft depot to see for themselves how their new fleet management agreement is working.

Food allergies: a tough nut to crack

15 April 2014

In December 2014 new regulations will come into force meaning food businesses have to tell their customers about possible allergens in their food.

Walk on the wild side

15 April 2014

Twitchers can spot up to 50 different species of birds as part of a woodland guided tour on Sunday 27 April at Bunny Old Wood.

Art and creative textiles exhibition and sale

14 April 2014

Ruddington Framework Knitters’ Museum in Ruddington is hosting its annual art and creative textile exhibition and sale from 24 May to 26 May 2014. They are currently seeking exhibitors to showcase their work at this popular event.

New pool designs for Rushcliffe Arena

14 April 2014

Rushcliffe is expanding and improving its leisure facilities at the Rushcliffe Arena site on Rugby Road, West Bridgford, with plans to open new facilities during 2016. This is part of our strategy to consolidate leisure provision onto one site in West Bridgford.

Have a go at orienteering

14 April 2014

Try orienteering at Rushcliffe Country Park in Ruddington from Tuesday 6 May.

Plans for land south of Clifton

11 April 2014

Oxalis Planning is consulting the public on its plans for land south of Clifton, prior to submitting a planning application to the Council later this year. This land has been identified as an area for growth in the emerging core strategy local plan.

Parish Council by-election results: East Leake Woodgate ward

11 April 2014

An election was held for the Woodgate ward of the East Leake Parish Council on Thursday 10 April 2014.

Rushcliffe Reports - Pest Control article

10 April 2014

In our latest residents’ newsletter Rushcliffe Reports, on p22 in the article on pest control, it states the price of pest control is £64.

West Bridgford 'hidden gem' becomes a 'sparkling diamond'

9 April 2014

Responding to numerous customer comments, combined with our desire to raise the profile of the venue, new branding and signage are now in place at Lutterell Hall (formerly West Bridgford Community Hall).  

Is your shed secure?

7 April 2014

From today until Friday this week, South Nottinghamshire Safety Group is out and about focusing on shed security in the Musters Ward of West Bridgford.

Coffee and chat

4 April 2014

Come and join Rushcliffe CVS and partners for a free coffee and cake and a chat about local services on 12 April from 11am to 1pm in The Cedar Room, West Bridgford Library, Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, NG2 6AT. 

New laws to control bailiffs' behaviour

4 April 2014

New laws come into force on Monday to ensure a consistency of standards across the enforcement agents (formerly bailiffs) industry.

Safe evening economy event

3 April 2014

The South Nottinghamshire Community Safety Partnership is to hold a Safe Evening Economy Event on Friday 2 May 2014 in and around West Bridgford. 

Linger by the lake

3 April 2014

The Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park in Ruddington launched a new coffee morning at the Park on Wednesday 2 April.  The first day saw many people making use of the new facility, including dog walkers, members of the Move and Mingle walking group after their walk around the lake, and others who were visiting the park for the first time.

NO in NG

2 April 2014

Today the UK is experiencing high levels of air pollution due to cool, still and foggy weather conditions. This is a result of local pollution, especially near busy roads, combined with pollution blown over from Europe and the Sahara.

Parish Council Election: East Leake - Woodgate ward

2 April 2014

A poll for the election of a Parish Councillor for the Woodgate ward of East Leake Parish Council will be held on Thursday 10 April 2014, between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm.

A taste of Rushcliffe

1 April 2014

On Saturday 5 July on Central Avenue, West Bridgford join us to celebrate the unique taste of Rushcliffe in the Borough’s first ever food and drink festival. We’ll be showcasing local growers and makers and highlighting many of Rushcliffe’s fine restaurants, cafes and independent food traders.

Garden waste collections growing

1 April 2014

This week sees the expansion of Rushcliffe’s popular garden waste collection scheme into adjacent Newark and Sherwood area. 500 homes in the south west of the area will benefit from the service meaning their waste will be recycled and composted rather than going to costly landfill sites.

Rushcliffe Coach Scholarship Scheme

1 April 2014

The Coach Scholarship Scheme is now open for applications. The scheme enables people who coach at a club in Rushcliffe to achieve and improve their coaching qualifications and experience. It has been launched as part of the Council’s Olympic and Paralympic legacy and will increase the capacity of sports clubs to cope with the demand following the Games.

Rushcliffe elite sport sponsorship grant

1 April 2014

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Elite Sports Sponsorship Grant is now open for applications from talented athletes who are currently performing at international level within their sport. The aspiration of the scheme is to alleviate some of the financial burden that this places upon individuals and families as this is often the barrier to achievement.

A business which has it nailed!

1 April 2014

Boosting borough business – this time we put the spotlight on Pure Nail and Beauty located at 50a Gertrude Road, Lady Bay.

Impact Physio celebrate 1st anniversary

31 March 2014

Impact Physio (based at our Gresham Sports Pavilion, Gresham Park Road, off Wilford Lane, West Bridgford, NG2 7YF) is celebrating its 1st anniversary this month. As a thank you to all its customers, they are offering a discount of £10 off the initial physiotherapy assessment (valid until 1 June 2014).

Broadband plans brings Notts up to speed

31 March 2014

This is a Notts County Council news story. Almost 11,000 homes and businesses across Notts will be the first to benefit from the £20m Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire (BBfN) programme, led by the County Council and BT.

Building better and new businesses

28 March 2014

Rushcliffe Business Partnership’s not-to-be missed event to make new business contacts and find out new opportunities for growth around Cotgrave is on Friday 6 June. It's being held at Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club, Stragglethorpe, NG12 3HB from 7.30am to 9.30am. There's a free breakfast and it's also a free event before starting your working day.

Volunteers needed for CP World Games

28 March 2014

The Cerebral Palsy World Games are coming to Nottingham in 2015 and the table cricket event is being held at Trent Bridge. Volunteers are needed from 7-16 August 2015.

Free play events

28 March 2014

Newark and Sherwood Play Support Group - working with Notts County Council - are holding free play events in Rushcliffe:

New Building Control fees from 1 April

28 March 2014

The charges for our Building Control service will be changing from the 1 April.

Say it with flowers

28 March 2014

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday 30 March - and that means flowers. So we went to visit local florist Slades on Melton Road, West Bridgford, to find out more.

Tick Tock Test your smoke alarms

27 March 2014

Fire Kills is reminding everyone to test their smoke alarms when they put forward their clocks on 30 March. As you are at least four times more likely to die in a fire in your home if there is no working smoke alarm, this simple quick check is a real life saver.

LoyalTee at Edwalton - a 'fairway' to get a great deal

26 March 2014

On a par with other great offers from Edwalton Golf Courses, while we can’t guarantee a hole in one, we will reward Loyaltee members while you improve your game.

Village Ventures

25 March 2014

Village Ventures brings theatre, music, drama and comedy to local areas. The Hot Potato Syncopators in concert are coming to two local venues in Rushcliffe in April.

Borough by-election results: Gamston ward

21 March 2014

A by-election was held in Gamston ward on Thursday 20 March 2014.

Not sure? Don't open the door

18 March 2014

Notts Police is reminding residents to lock their doors and be on guard against bogus callers. ‘Not sure? Don’t open the door’ is the message the Force is spreading among Notts residents.

Export experts to share knowledge with Notts firms

17 March 2014

By thinking globally, Notts businesses can benefit the economy locally - that's the message from Nottinghamshire County Council ahead of an event encouraging more companies to consider exporting goods and services. The County Council has teamed up with UK Trade and Investment, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce and East Midlands Airport to host the Routes to Growth event on 7 April, which coincides with the start of Export Week.

Notice of Election: East Leake Parish Council - Woodgate ward

17 March 2014

A valid request has been received by the Returning Officer for an election to take place to fill the vacancy to the Woodgate Ward of East Leake Parish Council.

Council Tax bills

14 March 2014

The 2014/15 Council Tax charges have now been set and your Council Tax bill will be delivered to you shortly.

Volunteers required at Museum

14 March 2014

The Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington is keen to recruit more volunteers to help in the running of this unique historic site.

Bingham Penguins Swimming Club

14 March 2014

Bingham Penguins is a family-orientated swimming club supporting people with disabilities and their families. The club aims to provide an atmosphere where swimming is an enjoyable and sociable experience.

Bridal Suite – bridal bliss in Bridgford

14 March 2014

Building better Borough business - part of our occasional series of putting the spotlight on a local business - we focus on a local business Bridal Suite. They are located on Boundary Rd in West Bridgford, and are celebrating 10 years of making a bride’s wedding day special. They sell beautiful wedding dresses to suit all budgets.  To celebrate the decade in business, they are offering a free veil to the value of £75 with any bridal gown bought during April 2014 (terms and conditions apply).

Mortgage support scheme gets Rushcliffe moving

13 March 2014

A scheme which gives would-be homeowners in Rushcliffe a helping hand onto the housing ladder has been relaunched by Nottinghamshire County Council and Lloyds Bank.

Junior Swimfit at Rushcliffe Leisure Centre

13 March 2014

Junior Swimfit for competent swimmers is coming to Rushcliffe Leisure Centre (Boundary Rd, West Bridgford) on Tuesday 18 March starting at 4pm.

Better borough business

13 March 2014

Rushcliffe is ‘open for business’ and is all for building better borough business. We want to helping existing businesses to thrive and grow and create the right climate to help new ones start up and flourish.

Borough Council Election: Gamston ward

12 March 2014

A poll for the election of a Borough Councillor for Gamston ward will be held on Thursday 20 March 2014, between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm.

Swimming for people with disabilities

11 March 2014

During the Paralympics, we’re focusing on sport for people with disabilities in Rushcliffe.

Sport for people with disabilities - fencing

11 March 2014

The Paralympics has highlighted just how great sportspeople with a range of disabilities can be - and we're highlighting local sporting opportunities in Rushclifffe.  

Play area – on the right tracks

11 March 2014

Rushcliffe Country Park play area is looking tired, so the Borough Council is investing in major improvements by redesigning it and replacing much of the equipment.

Flying the flag for the Commonwealth

10 March 2014

Rushcliffe’s Mayor Cllr Brian Buschman raised the flag today (Commonwealth Day) at 10am. He was joined by Deputy Lord Lieutenant Commander Judith Swann.

Some like it HOT!

10 March 2014

There’s been a lot in the media over the past couple of months about the rise in obesity and the need to tackle this issue. Notts has a high obesity level and, in Rushcliffe, 58% of people are overweight or obese and almost 1 in 4 children are overweight or obese.

Upwardly mobile

10 March 2014

Rushcliffe has organised an event for mobile home residents today (Monday 10 March) at 1pm in the Civic Centre. This is to tell them about the changes in the Mobile Homes Act 2013 which gives them increased protection against unscrupulous park owners. 

Council Tax bills

7 March 2014

At last night’s Council meeting a freeze in this year’s (2014/15) Council Tax was approved – meaning it will be the same rate as last year.

Bin lorry campaign focuses on domestic abuse

7 March 2014

Chris Green, Executive Director of the White Ribbon Campaign UK, which aims to end violence and abuse to females, is visiting Rushcliffe Borough Council’s depot (Abbey Road, West Bridgford) to unveil the Council’s latest campaign on bin lorries to highlight this crime.

We're better connected with a three star website

6 March 2014

Our website has continued to be a three star rated site according to the leading reviewer of council websites. Three star is ‘very good’ in a four star rating scheme. We got three stars in 2012 and 2013 as well.

A building that is fit for the future

6 March 2014

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s cabinet (Tuesday 11 March) is considering a report about moving its headquarters from the Civic Centre (Pavilion Road, West Bridgford) to purpose-built new office accommodation at Rushcliffe Arena (Rugby Road, West Bridgford).

Nottingham Circle is coming to West Bridgford

6 March 2014

Nottingham Circle is for people aged 50+. They have a friendly team of vetted practical helpers who can be called upon to tackle jobs around the home and garden, leaving more time for members to meet up and enjoy the varied social calendar of events and days out.

Notice of Election: East Leake Parish Council - Woodgate ward

6 March 2014

A valid request has been received by the Returning Officer for an election to take place to fill the vacancy to the Woodgate Ward of East Leake Parish Council.

East Leake triathlon volunteer opportunity

5 March 2014

The 4 Life Tri Club (based at East Leake Leisure Centre, LE12 6QN) are looking for volunteers for the East Leake triathlon which takes place on 30 March. 

Friends of Bridgford Park news update

5 March 2014

The Friends of Bridgford Park (FOBP) group is holding its AGM on Tuesday 8 April at the Civic Centre at 7pm. Elections will be for chair, vice chair, secretary and treasurer. This will be followed by the normal meeting.

Give blood

5 March 2014

Blood stocks tend to run low in the winter, with many people preferring to stay indoors. But it takes less than an hour to give blood - so do something amazing and help save someone's life.

Brilliant YouNG Market in Bingham

4 March 2014

The YouNG Market came to Bingham on Saturday 1 March for three hours from 11am until 2pm. This was an opportunity for young people aged 13-21 who live or study in Rushcliffe to showcase their talent – whether that be performing or selling their own products – for free.

A1 Rushcliffe 10k - a runaway success

4 March 2014

Here are your comments from the Rushcliffe 10k – we love compliments when we do a job well. Thanks to everyone who said great things about our run, our staff, our volunteers and anyone else connected with the race.

Spring in Notts

5 March 2014

Flowers blooming. Birds nesting. Bees buzzing. Spring’s here. See what’s on in Notts.

Summer bodies start in spring

4 March 2014

Join our Rushcliffe leisure centre gyms and benefit from no joining fee when signing up before 15 April.

Fitsteps in West Bridgford

4 March 2014

Fitsteps fitness workout on Mondays from 7.45pm to 8.30pm at Lutterell Hall (formerly known as West Bridgford Community Hall).  

Rushcliffe 10k results

3 March 2014

The 2014 Rushcliffe 10k and Fun Run took place on Sunday 2 March at Rushcliffe Country Park in Ruddington.  More than 700 people took part in the 10k run, and 150 took part in the 2k fun run

Born to run

1 March 2014

Lighter nights, better weather, time to dust off the trainers and get active! From beginners to more advanced there’s a race out there for you.

Rushcliffe Leisure Centre – cardio tennis

27 February 2014

Love tennis? Love fitness? Then bounce to the beat with our tennis inspired workout. Cardio tennis is a new, fun, high energy fitness workout where you can burn 600+ calories each session.

Proposed modifications to the Core Strategy consultation

24 February 2014

In December, the Council approved a number of modifications to the Core Strategy. These modifications have now been published for a six-week representation period. The representation period runs until 5pm on Monday 7 April 2014.

Rushcliffe Leisure Centre – street dance

19 February 2014

Locking, popping and hip-hopping - it’s adult street dance at Rushcliffe Leisure Centre every Thursday from 7pm to 8pm.

Brownies - display a light

18 February 2014

Are you a Brownie? Were you a Brownie?  Please display a light in your window on Saturday 22 February.  In 2014 Brownies has been going for 100 years.

Bowled over

18 February 2014

Sport Nottinghamshire and the Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) have announced an exciting new partnership which will see Nottinghamshire identified as England’s latest BDA ‘Hot Spot’ area.

Our plans

14 February 2014

At last night’s development control committee, here’s what we discussed and decided:

Rushcliffe GPs urge people to be Winter Friends

14 February 2014

Rushcliffe health leaders are backing an NHS campaign, urging people to check on elderly friends and neighbours, making sure they’re warm and well this winter.


14 February 2014

Four cherry trees will be cut down at the front of the Croquet Lawn in West Bridgford next week due to decay in the trunks and dieback in the canopies.

To parish or not to parish?

13 February 2014

On Tuesday night (11 February), Rushcliffe’s Cabinet recommended not to set up a parish council in Edwalton. A final decision will be made by full Council at its meeting in March.

Act swiftly

13 February 2014

Thanks to local resident Carol Collins who suggested this article. In the past two decades we’ve lost over a third of our swifts. Loss of suitable nest sites is certainly one reason.

30 years of advice in Cotgrave

12 February 2014

Cotgrave Advice Centre is 30 years old.  It opened to support families during the coalminer’s strike, helped families through the pit closure, the regeneration of Cotgrave and, more recently, the recession. 

County Council reviews budget plans as tax increase is set to save some services

12 February 2014

This is a news release from Notts County Council. Councillors recommended a 1.99% increase in Council Tax yesterday - an extra 38p per week on the average bill - as Nottinghamshire County Council bids to save some of its services in the face of a £154m budget shortfall, caused by unprecedented cuts in Government funding.

Flooding and weather information

12 February 2014

After a prolonged period of rain and flooding in the UK, and the likelihood of it continuing, here’s a reminder of who can help and how they can help.

Nottingham Credit Union in Rushcliffe

7 February 2014

Rushcliffe welcomes Nottingham Credit Union as a new partner working in its Community Contact Centre in West Bridgford.

58% of adults in Rushcliffe are overweight or obese

5 February 2014

More than three-quarters of people in some English towns are overweight or obese, as couch potato lifestyles and unhealthy diets become the norm, official statistics revealed today from Public Health England.

Fab in Feb say junior parkrunners

4 February 2014

The junior parkrun at Rushcliffe Country Park on Sunday was fabulous according to lots of tweets and comments we received.

Green light given to Cotgrave new homes

3 February 2014

This is a news release from Barratt and David Wilson Homes. The next step towards creating a new community of homes at the site of a former colliery in Cotgrave, has taken place, following detailed planning approval being issued by Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Hand knit socks workshop

31 January 2014

The Framework Knitters’ Museum and Nicki Merrall Designs are offering a special creative workshop teaching participants to make hand knit socks. The workshop will be held in the museum’s historic chapel in Chapel Street in Ruddington on Wednesday 26 February from 9.30am to 3.30pm. 

Got a hot business idea?

31 January 2014

Virgin StartUp is helping entrepreneurs in the East Midlands turn their business ideas into reality next week with the launch of a series of free ‘HotHouse’ events.

Don’t ebb in Feb

31 January 2014

Spring is almost here! Let’s keep on moving and grooving our way to fitness. Don’t let your plan for Jan ebb in Feb. February is a great time to keep those new year’s resolutions going.

Growth Vouchers for small businesses

30 January 2014

Growth vouchers is a new Government programme running until March 2015 which makes it easier for small businesses to access expert advice. Vouchers are worth up to £2,000 each and can be used across a range of business support.

Free home energy efficiency support

30 January 2014

Only 50 places remain for free energy checks provided by Age UK Notts.

Love thy neighbour

30 January 2014 not the 70s sitcom, we're talking about the people next door. Do you know your neighbours? If not, why not try to get to know them.

Care for loved ones - not loved ones in care

30 January 2014

96% customer satisfaction with Rushcliffe home alarms proves it pays to care for your loved ones, rather than putting them in care.  Giving someone their independence and ability to carry on living at home is almost priceless.

Training to run sporting activities for disabled people

29 January 2014

Training is being run for groups who want to run sporting activities for disabled people. The training will improve knowledge, confidence and competence and takes place at Ashfield School, Sutton Road, Kirkby In Ashfield (NG17 8HP) on 6 March from 2pm to 5pm.

Park safely while at football matches

29 January 2014

Last Friday night during the Nottingham Forest v Preston game a number of vehicles were being broken into whilst parked on Daleside Road Industrial Estate.

Cllr Mike Hemsley passed away

28 January 2014

Rushcliffe Borough Councillor Mike Hemsley very sadly passed away on 25 January. The Borough Council would like to extend sincere condolences to his wife Jean, and his family and friends.

Help for people with diabetes

28 January 2014

Health leaders in Rushcliffe are inviting people with diabetes to a free health open day at West Bridgford Library on Saturday 1 February to get first class hints and tips about how to manage their condition. This event is for people who are newly diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, as well as family, friends and carers of those living with diabetes.

Ramp up the Red

28 January 2014

Rushcliffe Leisure Centre is ‘ramping up the red’ by helping raise money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to support Gretel Lambert aged 4 who is fighting congenital heart disease. Gretel and her family are regular users of the centre and she was born with complex heart disease and has already had heart surgery twice.

Elite sports star honoured

22 January 2014

Well done to one of Rushcliffe's Elite Sports Sponsorship athletes Chris Proctor who has won the Hockey Writers' Club Award.

Free debt and benefits advice for Keyworth residents

22 January 2014

If you’re struggling with financial worries this New Year and live in Rushcliffe, go to the free Rushcliffe Advice Network (RAN) event on Thursday 30 January between 10am and 1pm. RAN is running the free debt and benefits advice drop-in session at Keyworth Village Hall, Elm Avenue, Keyworth, Nottingham.

Rushcliffe Junior parkrun launches at Rushcliffe Country Park

17 January 2014

Following the huge success of Rushcliffe parkrun, the launch of the Rushcliffe Junior parkrun will take place at Rushcliffe Country Park on Sunday 2 February at 9am. The Mayor of Rushcliffe, Councillor Brian Buschman, will officially start the run which will see participants complete two laps of a 1km course around the park.

Business initiative set to create new jobs

16 January 2014

A spark is coming to Nottinghamshire this month with the return of a business support initiative designed to create new jobs and support business growth.

Give volunteering a go

15 January 2014

In the New Year many people make resolutions. So, if you’ve got time on your hands, why not try volunteering.

Sharing garage services

15 January 2014

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet has agreed a shared service arrangement for its garage and fleet services at its meeting on 14 January.  The agreement covers repairing and maintaining Rushcliffe’s vehicles and equipment, as well as the option in the future of providing a service for taxi and hackney carriage testing and plating.

Rushcliffe’s retired rock on

15 January 2014

We’ve got a playground for tots, a skateboard ramps for teenagers, boot camp and 5k /10k runs for fit adults, but what’s at Rushcliffe Country Park for for older people, if they’ve not got a dog. The answer is adult exercise equipment.

Planning application for new Waitrose at Edwalton

15 January 2014

We have received a planning application to build a new Waitrose supermarket at Edwalton (north of Landmere Lane and west of Melton Road Edwalton). There would also be 4 smaller retail/commercial units and a 225 space car park.

The Big Kick

13 January 2014

The Big Kick is 5-a-side football for young people aged 14-19 years with a learning disability run by Young Potential.

Event Management

10 January 2014

A focus on Ideal Events - part of our occasional series of features on small businesses in Rushcliffe - to help promote what they do to make sure we get better borough businesses.

Lock up and look out for distraction thieves

9 January 2014

Has a stranger approached you at home offering advice against flooding? Was valid ID produced? If not, it was most likely a scam. Police are warning against unscrupulous doorstep callers after four elderly Rushcliffe residents were targeted by thieves.

Bowled over by boccia

8 January 2014

Rushcliffe Community Boccia Club is running boccia sessions on Wednesdays from 5.30pm to 7pm at South Nottinghamshire Academy Sports Hall in Radcliffe (NG12 2FQ).

Businesses - tell us what you want

7 January 2014

Rushcliffe Business Partnership helps businesses grow and know more in Rushcliffe. In order to expand the membership in 2014, we need to know what more we can do.

Living well with diabetes event

3 January 2014

There is a Living well with diabetes event on at West Bridgford Library on Saturday 1 February from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Jenny says learn to swim

2 January 2014

Jenny Gibson, one of the instructors at our leisure centres, is urging all adults to learn to swim.

Council Leader honoured with MBE

2 January 2014

Cllr Neil Clarke, Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council, was delighted and honoured to receive an MBE in this year’s New Year’s Honours list.

Rushcliffe Borough Council meeting - 12 December

13 December 2013

At the Council meeting held yesterday evening (12 December), Rushcliffe Borough Council approved a number of modifications to their Core Strategy. This is the key policy document that sets out where development will be permitted over the next 15 years.

Everybody needs good neighbours

9 December 2014

People are being urged to look out for their elderly and disabled neighbours this Christmas.

Rushcliffe scores at Nottinghamshire Sports Awards

4 February 2016

The borough's clubs and athletes scored at the Nottinghamshire Sports Awards on 3 February as six of them won awards.

Musical celebration of Armed Forces Day returns THIS WEEKEND

20 June 2016

Proms in the Park, Rushcliffe Borough Council’s free musical celebration of Armed Forces Day returns to West Bridgford for its ninth year on Saturday 25 June.

Council asks residents where housing should be built

17 February 2017

Last year, Rushcliffe Borough Council asked what should be included in the second part of its Local Plan, including where new homes might be built. The Council is now asking residents further questions on where housing construction could happen.  

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