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Share your views on proposed funding for West Bridgford community group projects

Last updated: 7/2/2024

Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) is seeking views from West Bridgford, Lady Bay 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.

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
  • Better By Bike – Group cycle sessions
  • Church of the Holy Rood – Path improvements
  • Notts Gymnastic Academy – Café, office and viewing facilities
  • Little Bounds Cricket Pavilion – Accessible toilet renovations
  • Lady Bay Scout Hall – Commemorative mosaics and tree planting
  • West Bridgford South Trent Girlguiding – Paxdien Hall renovations
  • The Hook – Wildlife Pond Restoration
  • St Pauls Wellbeing Hub – Community minibus
  • Sir Julien Cahn Pavilion West Park
  • Alford Road Playing Field
  • Bridgford Park and Bridge Field

Details of these eligible projects and how to take part in the survey is available on the RBC website 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.”