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East Bridgford Cromwell, Nottinghamshire Bingham, Nottinghamshire


Borough of Rushcliffe
Rushcliffe Borough Council.svg
Shown within Nottinghamshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East Midlands
Administrative county Nottinghamshire
Admin. HQ West Bridgford
  TypeRushcliffe Borough Council
   Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
  Executive: Conservative
   MPs: Ruth Edwards
Robert Jenrick
  Total158.0 sq mi (409.2 km2)
Area rank 97th
 (mid-2019 est.)
  Rank Ranked 196th
  Density750/sq mi (290/km2)
Time zone UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST) UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code 37UJ (ONS)
E07000176 (GSS)
Ethnicity94.1% White
2.7% S.Asian
1.0% Black
1.3% Mixed
0.9% Chinese or Other [1]

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. [2] Its council, Rushcliffe Borough Council (0115 981 9911), 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".

Political representation

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.

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.


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. Some of these villages cross the county boundary; some have a Melton Mowbray (Leicestershire) address and postcode. East Leake, in the south of Rushcliffe, has a Loughborough postcode, crossing the boundary. Geographically, the River Soar marks the divide between the two counties.

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


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. [3]

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. [4] 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.


Notable residents


Coat of arms of Rushcliffe
On a wreath Or and Vert within a mural crown Or charged with three oak leaves a cliff surrounded by rushes Proper.
Per chevron Sable and Vert in chief two bears salient respectant and in base a representation of the Bingham Butter Cross Or on a chief Argent a barrulet wavy Azure rising therefrom a bridge of three arches Or.
Salus Populi (The Welfare Of The People) [6]

Related Research Articles

Nottinghamshire County of England

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Sutton Bonington Village in Nottinghamshire, England

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, Nottinghamshire Town in Nottinghamshire, England

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 Town in Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire, England

West Bridgford is a historic market 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. The population was estimated at 48,225 in 2018. The town belongs to the constituency of Rushcliffe, which is held by Ruth Edwards of the Conservative Party.

Gamston, Rushcliffe Human settlement in England

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 as of the 2011 census is 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 (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, 1885 onwards

Rushcliffe is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament from 2019 by Ruth Edwards, a Conservative.

Normanton on Soar Village in Nottinghamshire, England

Normanton on Soar, formerly known as Normanton-upon-Soar and known locally as Normanton, is a village and civil parish in the south of Nottinghamshire in England near the River Soar. This historic village is home to one of the last operating chain ferries in the country, the only lived in cruck building in Nottinghamshire and a 13th-century Grade I listed parish Church.

Kingston on Soar Village in Nottinghamshire, England

Kingston on Soar is a village and civil parish in the Rushcliffe borough of Nottinghamshire, England.

West Leake Village in Nottinghamshire, England

West Leake is a small conservation village and civil parish in the Rushcliffe district of Nottinghamshire.

Wilford Hill

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, Nottinghamshire Human settlement in England

Edwalton is a suburb to the south of Nottingham in England, contiguous with West Bridgford and Gamston and composed of the older Edwalton village and several much larger, post-war housing estates. The population of the Rushcliffe Ward named Edwalton Village was 3,908 at the 2011 Census. A 2019 estimate put the population at 4,892.

Rushcliffe Wapentake

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 Wapentake

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 Rural District

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.

Langar cum Barnstone Civil parish in Rushcliffe, England

Langar cum Barnstone is a civil parish in the Rushcliffe borough, within the county of Nottinghamshire, England. The overall area had a population of 980 at the 2011 census. The parish lies near the county border with Leicestershire. It lies 120 miles north of London, 4 miles south east of Bingham and 12 miles south east from the city of Nottingham.


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