Rushcliffe and West Bridgford Green Party

Sue and Richard MallenderVote Green to Re-Elect Sue and Richard Mallender as your local councillors for Lady Bay ward.

We work hard to represent your views and to bring Green policies to Rushcliffe.

You can contact us by phone or email: (07976 775619) and (07788 736468).

Active members of their local community in Lady Bay, Sue and Richard are also key influencers on several council committees. Sue is a member of Planning, the Local Development Framework Group and Standards Committee. Richard serves on the Strategic and West Bridgford Growth Boards, Partnership Delivery, Member Development, and regularly attends Cabinet meetings in an observer status. We both attend and speak at meetings of the full Council.

Thank you to the hundreds of you continuing to vote Green Party across the borough. If you would like to help out with our re-election campaign please do get in touch.

Click here to download a copy of our ELECTION ADDRESS leaflet for the 2019 Rushcliffe Borough Council elections.

County Council Stumped by Trees in Lady Bay

Richard and Sue with tree stump

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Lady Bay was mainly laid out in the Victorian era, with all the typical features of the time, including a good number of street trees. Over the decades many have needed replacing, a task which these days falls to Nottinghamshire County Council.

In recent years, working with the Lady Bay Community Association, we have kept track of which ones had been removed and chase up the county to replace missing trees as quite often they simply tarmac over the hole and leave it at that. On this occasion all but the stump of the tree had been left, much to the annoyance of local residents.

They, and we, contacted the county but on this occasion there was no response. So we thought a bit of direct action was called for. (If the county really want it they can have it back, otherwise it'll be a good home for beetles and wood-boring creatures!)

Ever wondered where your recycling goes?

Mansfield Materials Recovery Facility

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Mansfield Materials Recovery Facility

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Mansfield Materials Recovery Facility

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Eventually it gets turned into new products, cutting down waste and reducing the need to use up further resources. But the first place it goes to is the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Mansfield. This is where it is sorted, baled and prepared for shipment to commercial companies for re-use.

Councillor Sue Mallender recently went on a tour of the site to see how it all operates - from unloading and sorting, through separating the metals plastics paper and card, through to baling and packaging. The people at the Mansfield MRF can sort up to 85,000 tonnes of materials each year, but the first part of the process starts with us taking care to put the right items in our blue bins.

It can't sort out glass, so we need to take that to our local bottle banks. We'd love to see kerbside collection of glass in Rushcliffe, and we will keep making the case for it, but in the meantime it has to be the bottle banks.

It can take plastic bottles but not the screw tops, because they are made of a different type of plastic which if it gets in the mix renders the whole batch useless for recycling. Please don't put plastic bags or clingfilm in the blue bins either as these have the same effect.

For a full list of what you can and can't recycle in your blue bin, please visit the Mansfield MRF website at

The site offers tours and educational information and anyone can arrange a visit. Let's make Lady Bay the best in Rushcliffe for recycling!

Last updated: 24th March 2019. Archive

Rushcliffe in Brief


We are often asked who to contact about these topics. You can find out more about both on the Road Maintenance page of Nottinghamshire County Council's website.

Some grass cutting is also carried out by Rushcliffe Borough Council and by Parish Councils outside West Bridgford.

Local Election Candidate Spotlight


Chandler Wilson

I am Chandler Wilson, one of your Green Party candidates for the three seats in Ruddington ward for the Rushcliffe Borough Council Elections.

I have been in the Green Party since August 2014. I am a Co-Chair of the LGBTIQA+ Greens, Campaign Officer and Electoral Returning Officer for Nottingham Green Party, and a Parish Councillor in Ruddington for Camelot Ward, sitting on the Amenities Committee and Traffic Working Group.

Outside of the Green Party I am the Midlands and Youth Officer for the United Patients Alliance who are a N.I.C.E stakeholder. I am also just finishing my second term as a Member of Youth Parliament representing Young Disabled people in Nottinghamshire.

If I get elected I will try to ensure that I work closely with Sue and Richard to ensure a Green voice is always heard - from ensuring Rushcliffe will be a carbon neutral Borough, to making sure accessibility needs are taken seriously, to calling for improved youth provisions, as well as using my experience as a Disabled Non-Binary person under 30 to diversify the current council and make sure every group’s voice is heard.

There is more about me here:

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