Rushcliffe Borough Council Labour Group

Members for Rushcliffe Borough Council were elected in 2019 and are the largest Labour Group in Rushcliffe for 20 years!

Who we are

The “Magnificent Seven” are (in alphabetical order):

Our History

We want a public site like this so we can share news of council events, our opinions on topical matters, and attempt to get more people interested in local politics. We’d love to connect to Rushcliffe residents, local Labour Party members, and anyone interested in making decision making an open and inclusive process.

We hope with the help of this site we can get more people to come forward at local elections, to stand as Councillors, and to engage with their community to make a difference.

Use of the site we created has been gifted to the constituency Labour Party to share views and grow our movement.

October 2022 report

Lots going on.. Save Our Fire Stations What’s happening? The Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority has decided to cut our local fire and rescue service. They plan to remove one of the two fire engines at London Road station, and the night shift at West Bridgford fire station (which already only has one … Continue reading October 2022 report

July 2022

Sorry it is so long since my last report but under the new constitution at Notts County Council, formal meetings are like buses before the days of GPS timetabling.. you wait for ages and then they all come together. It is worth noting that there have been other meetings in the meantime, notably in June … Continue reading July 2022

Correspondence on the Proposed Ratcliffe Incinerator

Dear Secretary of State Department/ Michael Gove Re: Ratcliffe on Soar EfW incinerator – Planning application ES/4154 – Moratorium on incinerators urgently needed. I am calling on you to action an urgent review on waste management to investigate projected significant over capacity of Energy from Waste (EfW) incineration in England in light of predicted reductions in … Continue reading Correspondence on the Proposed Ratcliffe Incinerator

March 2022

I have been trying to write this report for more than two weeks now but the world keeps changing. The situation in Ukraine is heartbreaking. I am not interested in any justification or explanation for what Putin is doing right now: he heads an authoritarian, nationalistic, uber-capitalist regime which has admitted using thermobaric weapons. We … Continue reading March 2022

Budget Season

The setting of the budget at Rushcliffe Borough Council always gets the rhetoric flowing and yesterday’s meeting was no exception. The word prudence is frequently used by the Conservatives to describe the Conservative approach to managing the council funds. Not that one shouldn’t exercise prudence when dealing with the money of others – that is … Continue reading Budget Season

Community Organising: A Vision or Dream for West Bridgford?

West Bridgford Branch Political Education Event Online MeetingMonday 28 February *7.30pm* via Zoom -Ian Crompton, West Bridgford and Rushcliffe CLP Political Education Officer. A Community Organising Approach – could it be realised in WB? There is much discussion in the Labour Party and beyond about the need to do our politics differently, ‘a politics of the … Continue reading Community Organising: A Vision or Dream for West Bridgford?

It’s all about cars

January 2022 It has been a busy month given it has been Christmas. The big news is the motion on speed limits was finally discussed, voted on, and was passed unanimously, having been bumped off the end of 3 previous meetings. Given the outcome, it was a surprisingly long and argumentative debate, largely because the … Continue reading It’s all about cars


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