Borough of Rushcliffe
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Admin. HQ||West Bridgford|
|• Type||Rushcliffe Borough Council|
|• Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|• MPs:|| Ruth Edwards |
|• Total||158.0 sq mi (409.2 km2)|
|• Rank||Ranked 197th|
|• Density||750/sq mi (290/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
|ONS code||37UJ (ONS)|
0.9% Chinese or Other 
Rushcliffe is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England. The population of the Local Authority at the 2011 Census was 111,129.  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.
The district was named after the old Rushcliffe wapentake. Rushcliffe means "cliff where brushwood grows", from Old English hris "brushwood" and clif "cliff".
Forty four councillors were elected at the borough council election in May 2019. There are 29 Conservatives, giving them control of the council. There are also 7 Labour, 3 Independents, 3 Liberal Democrats and 2 Greens. The next borough council election is due in May 2023.
The member of parliament for the parliamentary constituency of Rushcliffe is the Conservative, Ruth Edwards. As of the December 2019 general election, Rushcliffe is one of eight Tory-held constituencies in Nottinghamshire, out of a total of eleven. The next general election is due in May 2024.
South-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 crosses 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 not been incorporated into the city, and the south and east which is predominantly rural, which stretches 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. Geographically, the River Soar marks the divide between the two counties.
In 2001, there were around 43,600 households in the district, with about 106,000 people. 44% or nearly half 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.[ citation needed ] It is one of the most affluent areas of the East Midlands, and consistently in the top ten of the nicest places to live in the UK.[ citation needed ]
The district has the best GCSE results within Nottinghamshire and throughout the East Midlands. [ citation needed ]. Rushcliffe Spencer Academy and West Bridgford school have ranked regularly in the top 100 comprehensive schools in the UK for GCSE results. In 2014 West Bridgford was ranked at 63rd of all comprehensives in the UK with 83% achieving '5+ A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and maths GCSEs' and Rushcliffe 81st in the UK with 82% achieving 5 A*-C in 2014. 
The Becket School (partly geographically outside the Rushcliffe district), West Bridgford School and Rushcliffe Spencer Academy get A level results for 'Average point score per A level student (full-time equivalent)' in the top 10% of all schools in the UK, comprehensive or selective, better than many English grammar schools.  These scores are in the top 2% for all UK comprehensives.
Sutton Bonington is in the south of the district, which has the Sutton Bonington Campus of the University of Nottingham.
Nottinghamshire is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in the East Midlands, England. A landlocked county, it is bordered by South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west. The most-populated settlement is the City of Nottingham, which is administered as a unitary authority area. Nottinghamshire County Council, which administers the rest of the county, is based at West Bridgford in Rushcliffe. In 2017, the population was estimated to be 785,800.
Sutton Bonington is a village and civil parish lying along the valley of the River Soar in the Borough of Rushcliffe, south-west Nottinghamshire, England. The University of Nottingham has a 420 hectares (4.2 km2) site just to the north of the village: Sutton Bonington Campus.
Bingham is a market town in the Rushcliffe borough of Nottinghamshire, England, 9 miles (14 km) east of Nottingham, 11.7 miles south-west of Newark-on-Trent and 14.5 miles west of Grantham. The town had a population of 9,131 at the 2011 census.
West Bridgford is a town and the administrative centre of the Borough of Rushcliffe in the county of Nottinghamshire, England. It lies immediately south of the city of Nottingham, from which the River Trent divides it. Forming part of the Nottingham Urban Area, West Bridgford is a commuter town for the city. The population was estimated at 48,225 in 2018. The town is part of the constituency of Rushcliffe, which is held by Ruth Edwards of the Conservative Party.
Gamston is a ward, civil parish and a suburb of West Bridgford, in the Rushcliffe district of Nottinghamshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 2,164. It is situated approximately 3 miles (5 km) south-east of Nottingham and is part of the West Bridgford/Meadows/Sneinton postcode of NG2.
Rushcliffe is a constituency in Nottinghamshire represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament from 2019 by Ruth Edwards, a Conservative.
Keyworth is a large village of Nottinghamshire, England. It is located about 6 miles (11 km) southeast of the centre of Nottingham. It sits on a small, broad hilltop about 200 feet above sea level which is set in the wider undulating boulder clay that characterises the area south of Nottingham.
Kingston on Soar is a village and civil parish in the Rushcliffe borough of Nottinghamshire, England.
Wilford Hill is the highest point in Nottinghamshire on the Trent's south bank, giving views of the Trent Valley as far as Newark-on-Trent.
Edwalton is an area of West Bridgford in the Borough of Rushcliffe, in Nottinghamshire, England, covering Gamston and the older Edwalton village. The population of the Rushcliffe Ward was 3,908 at the 2011 Census. A 2019 estimate put it at 4,892.
Rushcliffe was a wapentake of the historic county of Nottinghamshire, England. It was in the south of the county, on the south side of the River Trent, covering the parishes of Barton in Fabis, Bradmore, Bunny, Clifton with Glapton, Costock, East Leake, Edwalton, Gotham, Keyworth, Kingston on Soar, Normanton on Soar, Plumtree, Ratcliffe on Soar, Rempstone, Ruddington, Stanford on Soar, Stanton-on-the-Wolds, Sutton Bonington, Thorpe in the Glebe, Thrumpton, West Leake, Widmerpool, Wilford, Willoughby on the Wolds and Wysall.
Bingham was a wapentake of the historic county of Nottinghamshire, England. It was in the south-east of the county, to the south of the River Trent.
Bingham was a rural district in Nottinghamshire, England from 1894 to 1974.
Rushcliffe Spencer Academy is a secondary school with academy status in the Rushcliffe district of Nottinghamshire and is situated on Boundary Road in West Bridgford, the administrative centre of the Borough of Rushcliffe. It is ranked regularly in the top 100 comprehensive schools in the UK for GCSE results and is in the top 2% of UK comprehensives for A Level results. The School is recognised as Outstanding by Ofsted in all categories.
Rushcliffe Borough Council elections are held every four years. Rushcliffe Borough Council is the local authority for the non-metropolitan district of Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire, England. Since the last boundary changes in 2015, 44 councillors have been elected from 25 wards.
Parish council elections took place across Rushcliffe's parishes on 2 May 2019, alongside local elections in the borough.
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Coordinates: 52°54′N1°03′W / 52.90°N 1.05°W