About West Bridgford

About West Bridgford

If you’re visiting or planning to move to West Bridgford you’ll find everything you need here on West Bridgford Wire –  Read 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%)


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%



 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

12 months to January 2017 – 518 Sales


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…


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

No8 The Deli – Delicatessen

Real Clothing

Signature Steakhouse (clothing retail section – ladies)

Post Offices

Melton Road Post Office

Inside Co-operative Food








Estate Agents

Frank Innes

Rex Gooding


Royston & Lund

Newton Fallowell



John German

FHP Living

Slater & Brandley

Hopeland Estates

Alexanders Lettings

Nottingham Building Society



Mens – The Barber’s Lounge


Melton Road Barbers

White & Co

Ladies –

KH Hair



Style Lounge


Real Hair


Glow (Tanning)


Avenue Beauty Clinic




Real Retreat

Advanced Beauty & Aesthetics



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

Ala Turk – Turkish

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

Copper Café – English – bar by night

Côte – English/French

Cured – Charcuterie and coffee – bar by night

Cuzina – Greek

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

Fire & Ice – English restaurant/bar

Gusto – Italian

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



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.