Infobox UK district
name = Borough of Rushcliffe
status = Borough
area = Ranked 114th
onscode = 37UJ
population = Ranked English district rank|ONS=37UJ
English district population|ONS=37UJ
English district density|ONS=37UJ / km²
ethnicity = 94.1% White
0.9% Chinese or Other [http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=3&b=277083&c=rushcliffe&d=13&e=13&g=479699&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1212004187468&enc=1&dsFamilyId=1812]
politics = Rushcliffe Borough Council
leadership = Leader & Cabinet
executive = English district control|ONS=37UJ
year = 2005
Rushcliffe is a local government district with
boroughstatus in Nottinghamshire, England. Its council is based in West Bridgford. It was formed on 1 April 1974by merging the West Bridgford Urban District, the Bingham Rural Districtand part of Basford Rural District. The member of parliamentfor 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.
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 Leicestershireborder. Many of these villages lie in the Vale of Belvoir. The Grantham Canalthreads from nearby Granthamthrough Rushcliffe to the River Trent. Villages in the Vale of Belvoirinclude Redmile, Hickling, Harby, Stathernand 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 2007hosted by Phil Spencerand Kirsty Allsop
The district was named after the old Rushcliffe wapentake.
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.
West Bridgford:- A large town favoured close to central Nottingham
Notable Residents and Visitors
Kenneth Clarke(who was Chancellor of the Exchequerbetween 1993 and 1997) lives on Melton Road in West Bridgford.
Sherrie Hewson( Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Crossroads & Loose Women) lives in the Edwalton Halldevelopment of exclusive apartments.
*Famous Rose Grower
Harry Wheatcroftlived with his family in West Bridgford.
Prince Charlesrides with the Belvoir Hunton occasions.
*The majority of Nottingham Forest Football Club players live in Rushcliffe Fact|date=February 2008 and have included
Stuart Pearce, Andy Coleand Ian Wright. Former Manager Frank Clark lived in Keyworth. A number of ex-Nottingham Forest Players remain in the Rushcliffe area, including Jason Lee who currently plays for Mansfield Town, Darren Heyes (an ex-goalkeeper) and Ian Woan.
* [http://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/doc.asp?cat=1498 Rushcliffe Country Park]
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