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.

Report on Covid-19 situation, 2 April 2020

Hi everyone, we hope you are all staying safe and keeping well. These are difficult times for everyone but Lady Bay is a strong community and we’ll all get through this together.

Loads of you are doing so many brilliant things to help each other out, so a big heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you!

The various Facebook & WhatsApp groups are a great way for people to stay in touch and the Lady Bay website is a very useful port of call for all kinds of information about shop opening hours, what deliveries are running, transport information and so on. Thanks to everyone who is helping to keep these up to date and doing the admin.

We know not everyone is on social media or online so please do stay in touch with your neighbours in other ways too, a phone call or a chat over the garden hedge (while keeping 2m or 6’ apart!) is always good.

As your local councillors Sue and I are available to help in any way we can, please do get in touch if you need help or if you think someone else may need help. Even if it’s not a borough council matter, we will do our best to help. Remember that Lady Bay ward covers both sides of Radcliffe Road, so if someone in the Edward, Ella or Crosby Road area needs help, that’s us too.

Sue & I both have day jobs with Nottingham City Council though we are both working at home at present. Sue has been redeployed to the Home Care service so some of the time she is out helping vulnerable adults and people recently sent home from hospital.

Council meetings have been suspended for now apart from Cabinet and Planning, the former meeting by video conference and the latter having yet to be arranged. We hope that other meetings such as Full Council and Scrutiny groups can be restarted soon using video conferencing and will be making representation to see when that can be done.

Rushcliffe Borough Council is working hard to keep providing the services we all rely on. Some have had to be suspended for now, leisure and sports centres for example. But most are carrying on, with staff being redeployed to front line services where needed.

Senior officers and the Leader of the council are also part of the Local Resilience Forums (LRF). They were set up by the Civil Contingencies Act and are multi-agency groups that become active when there is an emergency situation – i.e. like the recent flooding, a terrorist attack or the current coronavirus pandemic. They operate in a command and control manner usually chaired by the police, whilst the emergency is live. Once the response to the emergency has been dealt with, matters are usually handed over to local authorities to deal with the “recovery” phase – i.e. getting back to normal.

 The borough council works with the LRF on a constant basis and brings together the police, health & social care, city & county councils. Co-ordinating the response to the national outbreak of coronavirus is challenging and there is a huge amount of work going on outside of the amazing work being done by the medical communities.

Stay safe, look after each other, and let’s all look after Lady Bay.

Best wishes,

Sue & Richard Mallender

Cllr Sue Mallender: (07788 736468)
Cllr Richard Mallender: (07976 775619)

Last updated: 2nd April 2020. 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: