About West Bridgford

About West Bridgford

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West Bridgford Demographics

West Bridgford is a town in the borough of Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire about two miles South of the City of Nottingham. It is also the administrative centre for Nottinghamshire County Council. The town is effectively bordered by the A6011 and the A52.

In the 2011 Census West Bridgford’s population was 45,309

Age Distribution

20% of the community is between the ages of 30-44

21.4% of the community is between the ages of 45-59

Median Age – 42 Mean Age – 41.2

Social Grade & Occupation Statistics

(According to the occupation of the main income earner)

AB – (Managerial, administrative or professional) – 39.19% (UK 22.96%)

C1 – (Supervisory or clerical and junior managerial, administrative or professional) – 31.78% (UK 30.92%)

C2 – (Skilled manual workers) 15.12% (UK 20.64%)

DE – (Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers) 13.91 % (UK 25.49%)


 Immigration

United Kingdom – 93.5% of population – Rep. of Ireland 0.5% EU – 1.9% Non-EU 4.2%


 West Bridgford Education

No Qualifications – 16.4%  England – 22%

Level 1 – 10.4%  England – 13.3%

Level 2 – 14.4% England – 15.2%

Apprenticeship – 3.4% England – 3.6%

Level 3 – 13.1% England – 12.4%

Level 4 – 39% England – 27.4%

It is known that West Bridgford has a selection of excellent schools.

Schools in the area together with contact details and OFSTED Reports can be found here

Find West Bridgford Out of School & Holiday Care providers here

School Term/Holiday Dates here

Baby & Toddler Groups here


 West Bridgford Health

Very Good – 51.91% England – 47.17%

Good – 32.59% England – 34.22%

Fair – 11.50% England – 13.12%

Bad – 3.12% England – 4.25%

Very Bad – 0.87% England – 1.25%

There is a pilot scheme running until September 2015 where a GP can be accessed at weekends – details here

Chemists

NHS


 West Bridgford Property Ownership & Rental

Owned – 39.2% England – 30.6%

Mortgage – 37.5% England – 35.9%

Social Rented – Local Authority  2.3% England – 9.3%

Social Rented – Housing Assoc. 6.1% England – 4.2%

Private Rented – 12.2% England – 11.9%


West Bridgford Property Prices

At 2015 April – 615 Properties For Sale

Average Property Price – £216,478

Median Price – £149,950

Average Time On Market – 183 Days

Median Time On Market of Unsold – 79

Number of properties on market by price at April 2015

£500,000-£1,000,000 – 39

£400,000-£500,000 – 34

£300,000-£400,000 – 41

£200,000-£300,000 – 82

£100,000-£200,000 – 248

Less than £100,000 – 168

                          No. of properties Average price Median price Average ToM
One bedroom – 91 – £99,191 – £90,000 – 286 days
Two bedrooms -230 – £156,786 – £140,000 – 214 days
Three bedrooms – 143 – £208,814 – £169,950 – 97 days
Four bedrooms – 93 – £353,228 – £329,950 – 136 days
Five bedrooms – 29 – £487,374 – £435,000 – 158 days

           No. of properties Average price Median price Average ToM
Flat – 272 – £148,101 – £130,000 – 250 days
Terraced – 95 £120,389 – £100,000 – 161 days
Semi-detached – 114 – £218,405 – £161,000 – 131 days
Detached – 110 – £444,750 – £377,475 – 115 days

Asking Prices March 2014-2015

                                  Mar 2014              Mar 2015 Change
Detached                  £430,464            £455,053 +6%
Semi                          £216,240             £208,544 -4%
Terraced                   £136,811              £137,930 +1%
Flat                            £133,048             £137,489 +3%
All                              £206,025             £216,139 +5%

 


West Bridgford History

There is a local history society here 

This Heritage Walk designed by the society takes in important features and buildings 


West Bridgford Sport

Almost any sport you cam mention has a place or organisation in West Bridgford – most are listed here on the Local Sport page

Of course Nottingham Forest FC reside in West Bridgford at The City Ground, Notts County (strictly Nottingham) are over the River Trent too.

Rugby, Tennis, Table-Tennis, Squash, Youth & Kids Football, Ladies’ Football, Hockey and Bowling are all represented. West Bridgford FC is our own football club.


 

West Bridgford Leisure 

Leisure Facilities are listed on this page

Parks And Open Spaces – Rushcliffe Country Park is a wonderful open area with many facilities and lots of open walking space. It’s just two miles South of West Bridgford in the village of Ruddington.

On this page are details of Rushcliffe Country Park

On this page are details of other Places to Visit in and not too far from West Bridgford


West Bridgford Crime

Any reported crime is published on this site – however to put this into context Rushcliffe has one of the lowest crime rates in the UK. See these analyses.


 

West Bridgford Shopping 

West Bridgford has a number of small independent ‘high street’ retailers as well as National retailers. Lists are not exhaustive and will be added too…

Nationals

Boots, Specsavers, Iceland, Tesco Express (Compton Acres) Sainsbury’s (planned for build on Wilford Lane) Co-operative Food, Timpson, ASDA.

Amongst the independents are;

Central News – News and cards, tobacco, stationery

Inspirations – Gifts, stationery, cards, toys and games

Rainbows & Lemondrops – Homeware, gifts, jewellery

Daisy Daisy – Homeware, garden, cards and gifts

Estilo – Ladies’ fashion

Henry Brewer Gallery – Arts, cards and gifts, picture framing

Jayline – Hardware & Garden

Central Shoe Repairs – Key cutting, shoe repairs.

Nail Bars – Nail Beautique, Mystique Nail Bar, The Nail Bar, Pure Nail & Beauty

C.Brumpton – Butcher

No8 The Deli – Delicatessen

Real Clothing

Signature Steakhouse (clothing retail section – ladies)

Post Offices

Melton Road Post Office

Inside Co-operative Food

Banks

TSB

NatWest

HSBC

Santander

Halifax

Barclays

Estate Agents

Frank Innes

Rex Gooding

Intercounty

Royston & Lund

Newton Fallowell

Haart

Fine

John German

FHP City Living

Slater & Brandley

Hopeland Estates

Alexanders Lettings

Nottingham Building Society

Hairdressers

Mens – The Barber’s Lounge

Warrens

Melton Road Barbers

White & Co

Ladies –

KH Hair

TopKnot

Beehive

Style Lounge

Individuals

Real Hair

Beauty

Glow (Tanning)

Anokhi

Avenue Beauty Clinic

Zest

Eden

Saks

Real Retreat

Advanced Beauty & Aesthetics

Face2Body

 


West Bridgford Eating Out

Nationals and independents are both present in a thriving local restaurant and cafe scene, often with pavement seating and mostly with night-time bars.

Alfresco Café – Coffee, lunches; in the park

Carluccio’s, Côte Brasserie, Pizza Express, Costa Coffee, Caffè Nero

Copper Café – English – bar by night

Cured – Charcuterie and coffee – bar by night

The Parlour – Tea room, café, cakes, cocktail bar by night

The Monkey Tree – English restaurant/bar

Fire & Ice – English restaurant/bar

Pearl Bar – Oriental – bar by night

escabeche – Tapas and café – bar

Mud Crab – English restaurant – bar

Larwood & Voce – English restaurant – pub

Stratford Haven – Trad. English pub and food

No 8 Deli – Coffee & cake/lunches

The Tall Frog – Sandwich bar

Tiffin Tea House – Trad. English tea/cake

Yumacha – Pan-asian brasserie/tapas

Siam House – Thai restaurant

Shalimar – Indian restaurant

Signature Steakhouse – English restaurant

Riverbank Bar & Kitchen

Slumdog – Indian restaurant

 


West Bridgford Local Groups

Details for local West Bridgford groups can be found here from the drop-down menu

These include – Women’s Insitute and  Just Friends


 

West Bridgford Conservation

West Bridgford has ‘Friends of’ organisations for Rushcliffe Country Park, Bridgford Park, Sharphill Woods and The Green Line – all contact details here


 

West Bridgford Public Transport

West Bridgford is served by an extensive bus network with a service every few minutes.

Here are maps,times and journey planners.

Nottingham City Transport, Trent Barton and an eco-Bus Local Link service all provide links to and from Nottingham and many other local destinations.

Here for West Bridgford Taxi services


 Local Government 

Rushcliffe Borough Council is the responsible body for the area.

Notts County Council are responsible for roads

Here are your councillors and their contact details.


 

This page will be updated regularly

About West Bridgford