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Borough of Rushcliffe
Rushcliffe
Shown within Nottinghamshire
Geography
Status: Borough
Region: East Midlands
Admin. County: Nottinghamshire
Area:
  Total:
Ranked 99th
409.2 km²
Admin. HQ: West Bridgford
ONS code: 37UJ
Demographics
Population:
  Total (2008 est.):
  Density:
Ranked 202nd
109,800
268 / km²
Ethnicity: 94.1% White
2.7% S.Asian
1.0% Black
1.3% Mixed
0.9% Chinese or Other[1]
Politics
Rushcliffe Borough Council
http://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: Conservative
MPs: Kenneth Clarke

Rushcliffe is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England. Its council is based in West Bridgford. It was formed on 1 April 1974 by merging the West Bridgford Urban District, the Bingham Rural District and part of Basford Rural District.

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Political representation

The member of parliament for Rushcliffe is the Conservative, Kenneth Clarke. As of (May 2005), Rushcliffe is one of only two Tory-held constituencies in Nottinghamshire. Nottingham Forest Football Club is based in the borough.

The district council has fifty councillors, with 34 being Conservative, so having control of the council. Only two council wards (both for the Trent Bridge ward) are Labour, which is very unusual for a Nottinghamshire district council. The county council wards which cover these two district Labour wards are both, however, Conservative.

Geography

North-east of Nottingham, the Rushcliffe boundary splits from the City of Nottingham boundary near the Holme Pierrepont Watersports Centre and then follows the River Trent to near RAF Syerston, which is the most northern part of the district, although Syerston the village itself is in the Newark and Sherwood district. It meets the River Devon near Cotham, then follows this river to the east southwards to where it meets the Leicestershire boundary. To the south, the Leicestershire/Rushcliffe boundary goes across the runways of the former RAF Langar with most of the airfield in Rushcliffe.

Rushcliffe is split between an urbanised north-west, containing suburbs of Greater Nottingham, that have resisted incorporation into the city, and the south and east which is predominantly rural, and stretching to the Leicestershire border. Many of these villages lie in the Vale of Belvoir. The Grantham Canal threads from nearby Grantham through Rushcliffe to the River Trent. Villages in the Vale of Belvoir include Redmile, Hickling, Harby, Stathern and Langar. Some of these villages cross the boundary, which is sometimes unclear ie. Hickling is in Rushcliffe Borough Council, but has a Melton Mowbray (Leicestershire) address and postcode.

The borough was recently voted 14th best place to live in the UK by Channel 4s best and worst places to live 2007 hosted by Phil Spencer and Kirsty Allsop

The Borough also is home to numerous villages along the A60 corridor, heading to Loughborough (Leicestershire) some of these are, Bradmore, Bunny, and Wysall.

The district was named after the old Rushcliffe wapentake.

Demographics

In 2001, there were around 43,600 households in the district, with about 106,000 people. Over a third of Rushcliffe's population lives in West Bridgford. The average house price is the highest in Nottinghamshire and in the top three in the East Midlands.

Education

The district gets the best GCSE results within Nottinghamshire, and throughout the East Midlands. This is mainly due to the three schools in West Bridgford. The school in Radcliffe on Trent is the only one under the England average.

Both the Becket School (partly geographically outside the Rushcliffe district) and the West Bridgford School get A level results better than most English grammar schools.

Sutton Bonington is in the south of the district, which has the Sutton Bonington Campus of the University of Nottingham.

Larger villages and towns

  • Bingham: - Medium sized market town on the A52.
  • Radcliffe on Trent:- Village (suburban in parts) on the A52
  • Cotgrave:- (recently given town status) owing to its number of services. Once a small village, but became a small town due to the presence of the Cotgrave Colliery (now closed).
  • East Leake :- A large village with three pubs, old village centre and Secondary/primary Schools.
  • Keyworth:- A large village with several pubs, council estate, old village centre and Secondary School.
  • Ruddington:- Once the largest village in England with a shopping area, several housing estates, a golf course & home of Rushcliffe Country Park.
  • Tollerton:- A village with a notable pub, shops, historic church, old village centre and Primary School.
  • West Bridgford :- A large town favoured close to central Nottingham

Notable Residents and Visitors

References

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Coordinates: 52°54′N 1°03′W / 52.90°N 1.05°W / 52.90; -1.05








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