Conservation Groups

Conservation Groups

Friends of Bridgford Park

Bridgford Park

The Friends of West Bridgford Park aim to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and social environment of Bridgford Park and Bridgfield for the local community and its wildlife.

Bridgford Park is situated it the middle of West Bridgford a small urban town to the south of Nottingham alongside the River Trent.

The group work closely with partners at Rushcliffe BC, The Nottingham Wildlife Trust and Streetwise

Everyone is welcome to join the Friends of Bridgford Park – if you would like further information please either email or phone. or contact the Secretary on 0115 981 6646


Bridgford Park Tree Trail


Friends of Sharphill Woods

Sharphill Woods

The Friends of Sharphill Wood is a nature conservation group run by volunteers in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire. Sharphill Wood is a Local Nature Reserve (statutory designation granted in January 2010 which allows Rushcliffe Borough Council to legally protect the Wood) and a non-statutory Site of Importance to Nature Conservation.

This is great news for wildlife and it means that the friends group can actively participate in hands on conservation work, fund raising and reserve management. Rushcliffe Borough Council own Sharphill Wood and the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is paid by the council to facilitate this Friends’ Group and others to maintain reserves within Rushcliffe Borough. With their vast knowledge, experience and support we can work within a well-developed and strong framework to a five year Management Plan agreed between all parties.

We meet once a month (except in August) usually at a member’s house and newcomers always made to feel most welcome. The group has been meeting since January 2008 and we have a well-established Constitution, Public Liability Insurance, sets of audited accounts since inception, and Health and Safety policies. Several Friends are certified First Aiders and each work party is risk assessed. Instruction is given in the use of tools and in the techniques needed to carry out the work.

Complete this contact form for more information and to join up


Friends of the Green Line

Friends of the Green Line poster pdf

The Friends of the Green Line is a voluntary group that manages the conservation of the Green Line in West Bridgford.

The Green Line has a great value as a walkway, giving exhilarating views of the city and providing a valuable green lung in this closely built up area. One of the key features of the line is its importance as a wildlife link. In urban areas it is very easy for animal and plant populations to become fragmented and isolated by new developments. It is important to preserve the linear routes which connect wildlife areas and allow species to migrate. You can help by:
– Not dropping litter
– Not allowing dogs to foul the path
– Joining a working party for a few hours
– Reporting damage to Rushcliffe Borough Council

Contact Form


Friends of the Hook

The Hook

The Hook is the area of open land next to the River Trent in Lady Bay. It is a local nature reserve and has wild flower meadows, an orchard, woodland, and now a pond. There is a thriving Friends of The Hook group which works with Nottinghamshire Wildlife and Rushcliffe Borough Council to manage the site, make improvements and plan activities.

For any questions regarding the website or friends of the hook, we would like to hear of any news, sighting and would be keen to receive your photographs email:



(Fight It Especially Land Development Schemes)

As many longstanding residents of Lady Bay will know, FIELDS began in 1976 when the Fourth Trent Crossing was proposed. It remains as a sub-committee of the Lady Bay Community Association and its primary focus is to protect the fields to the east of Lady Bay.

The Lady Bay Open Gardens annual event raises vital money for the FIELDS campaign to enable the Committee Members to keep you informed of concerns relating to the conservation of our green belt.

If you think you can help us to fight the campaign to protect the countryside around Lady Bay, then please contact


Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park

Rushcliffe Country Park

The Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park have undertaken many projects to improve the park environment

Membership Form