Borough of Broxtowe

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Beeston, the largest settlement and administrative centre of the borough
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Shown within Nottinghamshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East Midlands
Administrative county Nottinghamshire
Admin. HQ Beeston
  TypeBorough Council (non-metropolitan district)
   Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
  Executive:Labour, Liberal Democrat and Independent coalition
   MPs: Darren Henry,
Lee Anderson
  Total30.93 sq mi (80.10 km2)
  Rank 234th
  Rank Ranked 217th
  Density3,600/sq mi (1,400/km2)
Time zone UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST) UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code 37UD (ONS)
E07000172 (GSS)
Ethnicity92.5% White
3.0% S.Asian
1.1% Black British
2.1% Chinese or Other
1.3% Mixed Race
Eastwood, the second largest settlement in the borough Eastwood Hall - - 2495014.jpg
Eastwood, the second largest settlement in the borough
Stapleford, the third largest settlement in the borough Shops on Derby Road, Stapleford - - 3133009.jpg
Stapleford, the third largest settlement in the borough
Kimberley, the fourth-largest settlement in the borough Main Street, Kimberley - - 84338.jpg
Kimberley, the fourth-largest settlement in the borough

Broxtowe is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England, west of the City of Nottingham. The population of the district as taken at the 2011 Census was 109,487. [1] It is part of the Nottingham Urban Area. Broxtowe's neighbour to the west is the borough of Erewash, which is in Derbyshire.



The borough with the civil parishes (pink) and the unparished part (red). Broxtowe Parish map unparished.png
The borough with the civil parishes (pink) and the unparished part (red).

Settlements include Beeston—where the council is based—Attenborough, Awsworth, Bramcote, Brinsley, Chilwell, Cossall, Eastwood, Giltbrook, Greasley, Kimberley, Moorgreen, Newthorpe, Nuthall, Stapleford, Strelley, Swingate, Toton, Trowell and Watnall. Additionally a small part of Wollaton falls within Broxtowe.

The Broxtowe Estate is not within the borough, but within the boundaries of the City of Nottingham.

Civil parishes

Broxtowe has ten civil parishes of which three (Eastwood, Kimberley and Stapleford) have town councils. The unparished area of the borough covers the town of Beeston and the neighbouring places of Chilwell, Toton, Attenborough and Bramcote—this is the area of the former Beeston and Stapleford Urban District, minus Stapleford which was parished in 1987.


Beeston Town Hall, was the council's headquarters before it relocated to new Council Offices on the opposite side of Foster Avenue BeestonTownHall.JPG
Beeston Town Hall, was the council's headquarters before it relocated to new Council Offices on the opposite side of Foster Avenue

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by a merger of the Beeston and Stapleford urban district, the Eastwood urban district and part of Basford Rural District. The borough's name was derived from the old Broxtowe wapentake of Nottinghamshire, which covered a larger area.

The district was granted borough status in 1977.


The first elections to the council took place in 1973, with the Conservatives gaining control. The party held power until 1995 when it lost control to the Labour party. From 2003 no party had overall control. After the 2009 elections the Liberal Democrats led the council with Labour support. Following the 2011 elections Labour led the council with Liberal Democrat support, but the Conservatives had the largest representation on the council. In the 2015 elections the Conservatives gained a majority.


Since boundary changes in 2015, 44 councillors have been elected from 20 wards. Each ward returns one to three councillors to the Borough Council, depending on the ward's electorate/population. [2] Below is a summary list of the 20 wards and the number of councillors they each elect in brackets.

These wards form the unparished area of the borough.

Parliamentary constituency

Since 1983 Broxtowe has also been a parliamentary constituency. The constituency boundaries do not exactly match the borough boundaries, with some wards of Broxtowe borough (Brinsley, Eastwood North and Greasley (Beauvale), and Eastwood South) being in the Ashfield constituency. The elections in the constituency have returned the following MPs:

A Broxtowe constituency also existed from 1918 to 1970. The area of the former constituency was very different, including Hucknall and Kirkby in Ashfield, but excluding Beeston. [3]


Town twinning with Gutersloh, Stadtmuseum Gutersloh Guetersloh-Broxtowe.jpg
Town twinning with Gütersloh, Stadtmuseum Gütersloh

Broxtowe is twinned with Gütersloh in Germany.

Local attractions

Broxtowe's main attraction that receives visitors from all over the world is D.H. Lawrence Heritage in Eastwood. A small local attraction is the Hemlock Stone in Stapleford. Broxtowe is also the location of the Attenborough Nature Reserve rated as one of the most popular nature reserves in the UK. Its visitor centre was opened by David Attenborough in March 2005. Sir David can trace his family back to the village of Attenborough located to the east of the visitor centre.

Local Nature Reserves

Broxtowe has 13 designated Local Nature Reserves, namely Alexandrina Plantation (Bramcote), Bramcote Park Woodland (Bramcote), Brinsley Headstocks (Brinsley), Hall Om Wong (Kimberley), King George's Park (Bramcote), Nottingham Canal, Sandy Lane Public Open Space (Bramcote), Smithurst Meadows (Giltbrook), Stapleford Hill Woodland (Stapleford), Toton Fields (Toton), Watnall Spinney and Watnall Green (Watnall), and Colliers Wood (Moorgreen). [4]


Coat of arms of Borough of Broxtowe
On a wreath of the colours within a circlet composed alternately of bezants fimbriated Sable and torteaux a brock passant Proper. [5]
Argent three barrulets wavy Azure overall a lozenge lozengy Argent and Sable between in chief two bees volant in bend and in base three bears segant erect two and one Proper.

Freedom of the Borough

The following people and military units have received the Freedom of the Borough of Broxtowe.


Military Units

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Beeston, Nottinghamshire</span> Town in Nottinghamshire, England

Beeston is a town in the Borough of Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire, England, 3.4 miles (5.5 km) south-west of Nottingham city centre. To its north-east is the University of Nottingham's main campus, University Park. The pharmaceutical and retail chemist group Boots has its headquarters 0.6 miles (1 km) east of the centre of Beeston, on the border with Broxtowe and the City of Nottingham. To the south lie the River Trent and the village of Attenborough, with extensive wetlands.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Eastwood, Nottinghamshire</span> Human settlement in England

Eastwood is a former coal mining town in the Broxtowe district of Nottinghamshire, England, 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Nottingham and 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Derby on the border between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Mentioned in Domesday Book, it expanded rapidly during the Industrial Revolution. The Midland Railway was formed here and it is the birthplace of D. H. Lawrence. The distinctive dialect of East Midlands English is extensively spoken, in which the name of the town is pronounced.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kimberley, Nottinghamshire</span> Human settlement in England

Kimberley is a town and civil parish in the Borough of Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire, England, lying 6 miles northwest of Nottingham along the A610. The town grew as a centre for coal mining, brewing and hosiery manufacturing. Together with the neighbouring villages of Giltbrook, Greasley and Swingate it has a population of around 6,500 people. At the 2011 Census the appropriate ward was Cossall and Kimberley. This had a population of 6,659. In an estimate for mid-year 2019, it estimated for the Kimberley ward a population of 6,890.

Toton is a large village in the Borough of Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire, England. The electoral ward of Toton and Chilwell Meadows population of this ward was 7,298 in the 2001 census. It increased to 8,238 at the 2011 census.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Chilwell</span> Village in Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire, England

Chilwell is a village and residential suburb of Nottingham, in the borough of Broxtowe of Nottinghamshire, west of Nottingham city. Until 1974 it was part of Beeston and Stapleford Urban District, having been in Stapleford Rural District until 1935.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Broxtowe (UK Parliament constituency)</span> Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, 1983 onwards

Broxtowe is a parliamentary constituency in Nottinghamshire, England, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2019 by Darren Henry, a Conservative.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Stapleford, Nottinghamshire</span> Human settlement in England

Stapleford is a town and civil parish in the Borough of Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire, England, 5.6 miles (9.0 km) west of Nottingham. The population at the 2011 census was 15,241.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Attenborough, Nottinghamshire</span> Village in Nottinghamshire, England

Attenborough is a village in the Borough of Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire, England. It forms part of the Greater Nottingham area, and is 4+12 miles (7.2 km) to the southwest of the city of Nottingham, between Long Eaton and Beeston. It adjoins the suburbs of Toton to the west and Chilwell to the north. The population of the ward, as at the 2011 Census, was 2,328.

Bramcote is a suburban village in the Broxtowe district of Nottinghamshire, England, between Stapleford and Beeston. It is in Broxtowe parliamentary constituency. The main Nottingham–Derby road today is the A52, Brian Clough Way. Nearby are Beeston, Wollaton, Chilwell and Stapleford. One of the main roads between Nottingham and Derby used to pass through the village centre, entering a cutting that formed a blind bend. A country house to the north of the village became publicly owned and was demolished in 1968. Its grounds became a public area of park and hillside, now known as Bramcote Hills Park.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Broxtowe Wapentake</span>

Broxtowe was a wapentake of the ancient county of Nottinghamshire, England.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Basford Rural District</span> Rural district close to Nottingham, England

Basford was a rural district close to Nottingham, England, from 1894 to 1974. The district consisted of two detached parts, to the north and south of Nottingham. It was created under the Local Government Act 1894 based on the existing Basford rural sanitary district.

Broxtowe Borough Council elections are held every four years. Broxtowe Borough Council is the local authority for the non-metropolitan district of Borough of Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire, England. Since the last boundary changes in 2015, 44 councillors are elected from 20 wards.

Beeston was a parliamentary constituency in Nottinghamshire which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Greasley</span> Civil parish in England

Greasley is a civil parish north west of Nottingham in Nottinghamshire, England. Although it is thought there was once a village called Greasley, there is no settlement of that name today as it was destroyed by the Earl of Rutland. The built up areas in the parish are Beauvale, Giltbrook, Moorgreen, Newthorpe, Watnall and parts of Eastwood, Kimberley and Nuthall. There is also a small hamlet known as Bog-End. The parish is one of the largest in Nottinghamshire at 8.11 square miles (21.0 km2), and the 2001 UK Census reported it had a total population of 10,467, increasing to 11,014 at the 2011 Census.

Watnall is an area in the Borough of Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire, England. It is part of Greasley civil parish, and is located one mile north of Kimberley. It is in the Nuthall West and Greasley (Watnall) ward of Broxtowe Council. The village is barely separated from Nuthall. Watnall Hall was built c. 1690 and demolished in 1962. Today, only the gate piers, fragments of the stone boundary wall and lodge remain on Main Road. Its owners included Launcelot Rolleston in the 18th century. Even though only a village, Watnall is home to many businesses and organisations, such as British Bakeries and the Nottingham meteorological centre. There are three World War II bunkers in Watnall that served as Royal Air Force Fighter Command for the Midlands.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Moorgreen</span> Settlement in England

Moorgreen is a hamlet in the Broxtowe district of Nottinghamshire, England. It is 115 miles (185 km) north west of London, 7 miles (11 km) north west of the city of Nottingham, and 1+14 miles (2 km) north east of the nearest town Eastwood. It is a linear settlement within the civil parish of Greasley.

Parish council elections took place across Broxtowe's parishes on 2 May 2019, alongside local elections in the borough.


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Coordinates: 52°57′N1°16′W / 52.95°N 1.27°W / 52.95; -1.27