West Bridgford is a town approximately two miles South of Nottingham on the River Trent with a population of over 45,000. It has four river crossings: Trent Bridge; Wilford Suspension Bridge; Wilford Toll Bridge and Lady Bay Bridge.
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About West Bridgford
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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 bordered by the A6011 and the A52.
In the 2011 census West Bridgford’s population was 45,309
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
United Kingdom – 93.5% of population – Rep. of Ireland 0.5% EU – 1.9% Non-EU 4.2%
Property Ownership & Rental
The majority of sales in West Bridgford during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £426,620. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £309,425, with flats fetching £168,178.
West Bridgford, with an overall average price of £335,895 was more expensive than nearby Gamston (£318,245) and Wilford (£259,426), but was cheaper than Edwalton (£437,876).
Overall sold prices in West Bridgford over the last year were 4% up on the previous year and 13% up on the 2016 level of £296,908.
Of course Nottingham Forest FC reside in West Bridgford at The City Ground, Notts County 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.
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.
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 for March 2021
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…
Boots, Specsavers, Iceland, Tesco Express (Compton Acres) 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
Central Shoe Repairs – Key cutting, shoe repairs.
Nail Bars – Nail Beautique, Mystique Nail Bar, The Nail Bar, Pure Nail & Beauty
C.Brumpton – Butcher and sandwich shop next door
No8 The Deli – Delicatessen
Melton Road Post Office
Inside Co-operative Food
Royston & Lund
Nottingham Building Society
William H Brown
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 Caffé – Coffee, lunches; in the park
Ala Turka – Turkish
Carluccio’s, Côte Brasserie, Pizza Express, Costa Coffee, Caffè Nero
Copper Café – English – bar by night
Côte – English/French
Cuzina – Greek
The Parlour – Tea room, café, cakes, cocktail bar by night
Giggling Squid – opens summer 2021
escabeche – Tapas and café – bar
Portello Lounge – English restaurant – bar
Larwood & Voce – English restaurant – pub
Okende – artisan coffee
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
Uchi – Japanese
Refinery – English
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, Lutterell Hall and The Hook
West Bridgford Public Transport
West Bridgford is served by an extensive Nottingham City Transport bus network with a service every few minutes. Buses are the Green ones!
Rushcliffe Borough Council is the responsible body for the area.
Notts County Council are responsible for roads