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West Bridgford: Have your say on 12 local projects that could received a share of £140,000 funding

Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) is seeking views from West Bridgford and Edwalton residents about how it should allocate local portions of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding where development has taken place.

 

West Bridgford Neighbourhood CIL is funded by developers and enables local services, infrastructure and facilities to be supported in meeting the needs of a growing population, and to serve greater numbers of residents.

In its latest round of funding RBC has up to £140,000 to allocate to local projects and is looking to support local groups with funding contributions up to £25,000 each and as part of the plans, the Council is looking for feedback on the proposals. 

As West Bridgford has no Town or Parish Council, RBC takes on this role but must decide how this funding is used in consultation with the local community.

Details of these eligible projects and how to take part in the survey is available on www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/consultations and views should be submitted by Sunday February 18.

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Expressions of interest have recently been invited from local groups and organisations and there are 12 projects now open for consultation which include:

 

  • NHS Social Prescribing Service – Community Hub

    Submitted by: NHS Rushcliffe Social Prescribing Service
    Summary: Operation of a Community Hub focused on addressing social isolation, enhancing mental health support, and fostering community engagement. The project would aim to provide a number of events (seminars, workshops, counselling sessions, and group activities) focused on health, wellbeing, and social connection, as well as offering information and guidance on various health and wellbeing services available within Rushcliffe and the broader community. Two venues are proposed for the Community Hub – West Bridgford Young People’s Centre on Bridgford Road, or Lutterell Hall.

    Better By Bike

    Submitted by: Nottingham Bikeworks
    Summary: Delivery of a number of organised sessions based out of the Nottingham Bikeworks workshop on Trent Boulevard, Lady Bay. Sessions will be aimed at individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and/or physical health issues, and will include weekly mental health rides, monthly public rides and build-a-bike provision for up to 24 people.

    Church of the Holy Rood – Path Improvements

    Submitted by: Church of The Holy Rood
    Summary: Implementation of new paths to the Churchyard and Church Gardens and widening of paved area between the graveyard and garden, with a focus on improvements to accessibility for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues.

    Notts Gymnastic Academy – Café, Office and Viewing Facilities

    Submitted by: Notts Gymnastic Academy (NGA)
    Summary: NGA are currently based in the grounds of Rushcliffe Spencer Academy, which is currently undergoing renovation. Once the parts of the buildings they previously used by the club are handed back from the contractors, NGA are seeking to develop a café area, office space for staff, and viewing facilities for parents/carers to watch children in action via installation of a CCTV system.

    Little Bounds Cricket Pavilion – Accessible Toilet Renovations

    Submitted by: Ellerslie Cricket Club
    Summary: Renovation of unisex toilet facilities at Little Bounds Cricket Pavilion to incorporate wheelchair access. Current facilities are outdated and do not meet the needs of wheelchair users and other disabled people.

    Lady Bat Scout Hall – Commemorative Mosaics and Tree Planting

    Submitted by: 1st Lady Bay Scouts
    Summary: Planned workshop with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to create three mosaics, and planting of a Rowan (mountain ash) tree to commemorate 100 years of 1st Lady Bay Scouts for October 2024. The Scout Hall used by numerous community groups throughout the week.

    West Bridgford South Trent Girlguiding – Paxdien Hall Renovations

    Submitted by: West Bridgford South Trent Girlguiding
    Summary: Extension of kitchen, installation of a wet room and installation of leader’s accommodation at Paxdien Guide Hall, Rectory Road. Would facilitate the building to be offered as sleepover accommodation to 600 local Girlguiding members from West Bridgford South Trent (WBST) Division.

    The Hook – Wildlife Pond Restoration

    Submitted by: Friends of the Hook
    Summary: Restoration of the wildlife pond at The Hook Local Nature Reserve. Will involve replacing the failed liner with a new liner, constructing a dipping platform as well as reinstalling the wooden fence surrounding the pond.

    St Pauls Wellbeing Hub – Community Minibus

    Submitted by: St Paul’s Community Wellbeing Hub
    Summary: Purchase of a 12/14 seat Community Bus for Wilford Hill and surrounding areas, along with minibus training for volunteers. Would allow attendees of the groups using St Pauls to more readily access the hub and broaden the offer of those groups beyond the local residents of Wilford Hill. Would seek to run as a community bus hire model, similar to Keyworth, on a donation basis.

    Sir Julien Cahn Pavilion West Park

    Submitted by: Communities Manager
    Summary: The Sir Julian Cahn Pavilion centenary year is in 2026. The wooden constructed former cricket pavilion underwent a substantive refurbishment in 2004/05 and is now in need of further works to preserve the building and ensure that it meets the needs of the local community.

    Alford Road Playing Field

    Submitted by: Communities Manager
    Summary: Alford Road playing field needs and enhanced programme of maintenance to enable increased demand and pitch configuration to reduce balls on to Alford Road and better accommodate junior football in particular girls. We would also look to investigate flooding experienced by the STW attenuation tank close to the Bus stop. We would also look to use the funding to try and leave in match funding by the Football Foundation

    Bridgford Park and Bridge Field

    Submitted by: Communities Manager
    Summary: Works to Bridge Field entrance to improve parking provision and general arrangement, including works to improve the damaged grass matting on Bridgfield which is a trip hazard and improve grass coverage to better cater for event parking and recreational use. Also explore improvement to the height restriction barrier to mitigate the risk of illegal encampments experienced in, Secondly, to improve the play provision on Bridgford Park and Bridgfield with a particular focus on improving inclusive equipment and also creating spaces for Girls created by additional demand in the town centre.

Details of these eligible projects and how to take part in the survey is available on www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/consultations and views should be submitted by Sunday February 18.

 

Future rounds of funding will be released in Autumn 2024 and on a six-monthly cycle afterwards.

 

RBC’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing Cllr Roger Upton said: “We’re seeking views from local residents on identifying priorities on how CIL funding should be spent in West Bridgford in this latest round of support.

 

“There are 12 organisations and community groups across West Bridgford who could benefit from further funding to support their projects in their area.

 

“For other groups keen to find out more on how this funding could help them in the future, please look out for further details of future rounds later this year and beyond.”



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