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Donate Blood This New Years Eve in West Bridgford

NHS Blood and Transplant are calling for people to donate blood in West Bridgford on New Years Eve.

It is important that blood stocks are replenished over the Christmas period to help in the winter months to come, and you can help to do so. Regular donors are urgently needed.donate blood

The session is running from 09:40 until 13:40 on 31st December and is appointment only. All appointments will take place in Rushcliffe Arena, Off Rugby Road, West Bridgford, NG2 7ER.

To book please ring 0300 123 23 23 or visit blood.co.uk.

What’s On- New Years Eve

Champagne on tap, party poppers at Midnight and Auld Lang Syne blasting out the speakers. There is no night that can compare to NYE, so make sure that this year, you celebrate in style.

Here are a number of events on in West Bridgford that will guarantee a good time.


Reserve a table for great music all night. Tickets start from £45, early bird tables also available between 5-6pm for £25pp.

More details here.


Join DJ Docta Dee of The Funk Surgery at Southbank, with free entry all night and 2-4-1 cocktails.

Dress to impress and dance the night away!

More details here.

Trent Navigation

‘Last Pedestrians’ will see the New Year in with their NYE Special, 7pm

You can also enjoy 50% off Main Meals and Burgers all night long – booking is essential.

More details here.


West Bridgford Christmas Lights Switch on 2018

Bonfire Night is long gone, so that can only mean its time for the Christmas lights switch on! The annual West Bridgford Christmas lights switch on is taking place on Saturday 24th November 10am-6pm, sponsored by The Botanist.

Central Avenue, Gordon Road and Gordon Square will host an array of children’s fairground rides and activities, a food and gift market as well as festive theatre and live music. Many shops and cafes in this area will also be organising activities and events.

The YouNG Christmas Market will return for the second year on Gordon Square, featuring young entrepreneurs aged 13-21. In addition to stalls, there will be a free santa’s grotto, a christmas tree trail and performances from young musicians. For more information on the YouNG Christmas Market, click here.

Plumtree School will take the stage at 1:30pm, followed by The Tuneless Choir at 2:30pm, The Liberty Choir at 3:30pm and singer Katherine Dryden at 4pm. This leads up to the Christmas lights switch on at 5pm and big firework finale.

Don’t just head home after the finale! Visit one of the many bars or cafes in the town centre, including The Botanist who are hosting an after party.


gin festival

Win tickets for West Bridgford Ginmas Festival

West Bridgford’s gin festival, which first took place in August, returns again on Saturday 24th November at Nottingham Rugby Football Club, Holme Road.

However, this time with a festive twist! Once again, there will be 36 gins to sample as well as mulled wine and sloe gin available to help get you merry. As well as a vast array of gins, there will be Christmas craft stalls, hot food and live music to enjoy- a great opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done before the festive period!

Tickets are £12 each, which includes one free gin. However there will be a £5 fee on the day in order to use a poly-carbonate gin glass, which will be fully refunded upon the return of the glass at the end of the night. Tickets are available for the Saturday 5-11pm session, and can be bought here.

We’ve teamed up with the festival to give away two tickets for Saturday 24th November, 5-11pm.

To enter, please leave a comment tagging a friend on Facebook or Instagram, or retweet on Twitter. For Instagram, you must be following @westbridgfordonline and @gincident_nottingham. And for Twitter, please make sure you are following @westbridgfordol and @Gincident_Notts.

One entry per person, minimum age to enter is 18. Competition closes Wednesday 21st November 5pm. Winner will be drawn at random and direct messaged via the social media platform used. Please make sure to check these on the day!

Please note the session originally planned for Friday 23rd November has been cancelled.


Signature Steakhouse closes after repossession

‘Signature Steakhouse’, once rated for it’s ‘fabulous’ food has suddenly closed. A notice was posted on the restaurant in Melton Road, West Bridgford outlining the repossession of the property.

Landlords Melton Road Properties LTD have repossessed the property after forfeiture of the lease by peaceable re-entry. The notice states that the locks have been changed and any attempt to enter the property is prohibited.

Signature clothing boutique was attached to the restaurant and sold women’s clothing and accessories. Meanwhile, the restaurant was most popular for it’s steaks and champagne afternoon teas, with the restaurant stating that “we serve only the best steaks available and prepare and cook them to perfection.”

New Years Eve in West Bridgford 2015

New Years Eve in West Bridgford 2015 offers a variety of places to celebrate in style.

If you are looking for a night with DJs, live bands and good food and drink to bring in 2016, why not try one of the below venues? There is something to suit all.

Riverbank NYEThe Riverbank Bar and Restaurant

With dress code set as ‘Make an Effort’, bar and restaurant tables available, offering champagne and canapés, a 3 course sit down meal or pizzas and sharing planks, along with a long list of DJs and live bands. The Riverbank Bar and Kitchen is a ideal place to bring in the New Year.

The main bar will feature House music from Grant Nelson and Sy Sez from Soul Heaven records, with the fabulous resident DJs Damian Wells and Ian Newton in the back room.

For a more relaxed vibe there will be live acoustic on the outside terrace from the Herb Birds.

For more information and tickets prices click here.

Southbank NYEThe Southbank Bar

New Year’s Eve 2015 sees the return of The Southbank’s ever popular Black Tie Ball. At £12 a ticket, it includes music from The Money and Goodtimes DJ, along with posh street food throughout the night, which trust me is needed to keep you going well into the early hours, why not give it a go? Dust off your ‘dicky-bow’ or get your glittery ball gown out of storage and get ready for a great party.

For more information and tickets prices click here.

Fire and Ice NYEFire and Ice

See the New Year in, in style. With a ‘New Year’s Eve glam’ dress code and a glass of fizz on arrival, music from resident DJ Fever why not book a ticket or even book your own booth for the night? Drink packages are available.

For more information and tickets prices click here.

Yumacha NYEYumacha

If you are looking for a smaller venue with just as much on offer, why not try Yumacha.

With champagne, dinner and dance on offer and a ticketed entry to the bar from 9.30pm, this could be the perfect venue for you to celebrate the start of 2016. The bar will be serving up their delicious and unique cocktails as well as providing live music for those who love to dance.

For further information contact – 0115 9811 400

The Pearl Bar and Restaurant

Canapés, prosecco and cocktails; what more could you want on New Year’s Eve; a 3 course fine dining meal? Well look no further as this is exactly what is on offer and the Pear Bar and Restaurant.

There are a variety of tickets on offer for further information click here.

With all these events on offer, I am sure there is night to meet your needs. So get your tickets booked and start planning your outfit.


Free entry and live music from Richie Muir from 10pm until the early hours. Food available until 9pm.


Whatever you decide to do I hope you all have a good one!







Christmas Events in West Bridgford

Riverbank Christmas Fayre

The cold weather is here and the nights are getting darker which can only mean that the Christmas season is upon us and Christmas Events in West Bridgford are set to be in full swing.

 Christmas Lights Turn-on 21st November from 9am

This year the West Bridgford light turn-on is being combined with the Gordon Road Christmas Fayre to create a giant ice themed extravaganza for the whole family to enjoy.

Gordon Road will be turned into a winter wonderland complete with Santa Grotto, with Central Avenue holding a food and gift market, children’s fayre and a stage for live entertainment. Put the date in your diary and book your favourite local restaurant to sample their Christmas menu before or after the event.

Click to view some of your local restaurants

Lights turned on 5pm followed by firework display

The Riverbank Christmas Market – 6th December 11am-5pm

Once again The Riverbank will be opening their doors for a Christmas Market full of decorations, gifts and food for you to buy. Entry is free.

Alongside this there will be a barbecue, mulled wine and festive music. A perfect way to spend a Sunday in West Bridgford.

Why not make a day of it and book a table in the bar or restaurant area and enjoy freshly prepared food prepared by skilled chefs.

Book at table

Annual Charity Quiz Night

On Friday 13th November, businesses across Nottinghamshire will be coming together to take part in the Russell Scanlan Annual Charity Quiz Night at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground.

It is expected that over 20 businesses will be participating; all with the aim of winning whilst raising money for a good cause.

The event is hosted by Russell Scanlan client, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, with all money raised going towards MySight Nottinghamshire. This is a fantastic charity which promotes greater independence for visually impaired people of all ages. This charity is dedicated exclusively to improving the lives of people living with sight loss in Nottinghamshire. Therefore the more money raised the more money there is to provide support, advice and information to visually impaired people.

Bryan Banbury, Managing Director at Russell Scanlan, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming so many of our business associates, colleagues and clients to our much anticipated Charity Quiz. This year’s quiz aims to be one of the most competitive yet, the rivalry between the company teams is unprecedented and we do not tolerate any underhand play or use of mobile devices! There are still places left for this event, make sure you do not miss out as places are going quick.”

Alongside the quiz antics there will also be some quality auction prizes which due to Russell Scanlan’s close links with the sports and micro brewing industries, are expected to draw a lot of interest. If all this isn’t enough there is the legendary bottle tombola to ensure your cabinets are full for the Christmas season.

With all this on offer why wouldn’t you put together a team?

To book a place at the Russell Scanlan Charity Quiz Night, please contact Connie Burbidge at Russell Scanlan – connie.burbidge@russellscanlan.com or 0115 9838828

This could be you!

Charity event winning team

Russell Scanlan charity Quiz night at Trent Bridge.
Picture by: Shawn Ryan.

Hambleton Bakery West Bridgford Opening Today

The Ploughmans Parcel

The Ploughmans Parcel

The award-winning Hambleton Bakery is to open in West Bridgford today.

Hambleton Bakery, which took the title of Britain’s Best Bakery in the 2012 ITV show of the same name, will open a new shop on Melton Road on Friday 25th April. Customers will be able to taste the delights that the bakery has to offer on the opening day, between 10am and 2pm, and have the opportunity to chat to Head Baker, Julian Carter.

Head Baker - Julian Carter

Head Baker – Julian Carter

Hambleton Bakery is famed for its artisan breads which include Sourdough, Spelt and Rye as well as delicious savouries, cakes and desserts. Head Baker, Julian Carter, is a 10th generation baker and was crowned Baker of the Year at the Bakery Industry Awards in 2013: “I particularly enjoy traditional bread making using starter doughs, long ferments plus local and natural ingredients. All of our bread, savouries and cakes are made without preservatives and as a result many of our customers are surprised at how different they are from supermarket loaves.”

Owned by Tim Hart, who also runs city centre hotel and restaurant Hart’s, as well as the Michelin starred Hambleton Hall on Rutland Water, the new shop is part of an expansion plan that has already seen the bakery premises at Exton in Rutland double in size.

Tim Hart, added, “The opportunity to introduce a new audience to the taste and flavour benefits of traditionally made bread is immensely exciting. Although Hambleton bread is already sold at delis and farm shops in the area, the Melton Road shop will allow us to showcase so much more of the range.

Hambleton Sourdough

Hambleton Sourdough

“Melton Road is the perfect location for us. It is fast becoming the recognised home of high quality independent shops in West Bridgford and surrounding villages.”

Hambleton Bakery is based in Exton, in Rutland. It currently supplies four shops (in Exton, Stamford, Oakham and Market Harborough) as well as around 50 farm shops, delis and restaurants throughout the region. For further information visit www.hambletonbakery.co.uk

Running in West Bridgford

Alex from Boost Your Body gives a few ideas for running routes in and around West Bridgford:

West Bridgford is fantastically located for runners of all abilities with some really great routes available.

Perhaps the most basic but still very enjoyable for those just starting out is a lap or two of West Bridgford Park.  Whilst this isn’t the longest route it is picturesque and offers variation in running surfaces from pathway to grass. Ideal for the beginner.

Away from West Bridgford slightly the River Trent and Holme Pierrepont offer amazing running opportunities.

Looping out from West Bridgford, along the River Trent, over the pedestrian bridge and up to Wilford bridge then back down the Trent and back into West Bridgford is a nice route which clocks in at just over 3 miles.

That can be extended, considerably, by including Holme Pierrepont into the equation. Either extending your run to go to the edge of the boating lake and back can add another 4 miles onto your run or, for the more advanced, looping around the boating lake adds a whopping 7 miles to your run clocking in at around 10 miles.

Of course we shouldn’t forget the very streets of West Bridgford itself and for the fan of urban running streets such as Musters Road, Davies Road and Abbey Road offer attractive routes.

Finally, thanks to its edge of town location, runners looking for even longer routes can start in West Bridgford and then, heading east or south, very quickly find themselves out in the country with all the benefits that offers.

So whatever your level, whether you are just starting out or have been running for a long time, West Bridgford offers a great variety of routes to keep you motivated and challenged.

Below is an 8 week running programme that I have written. It’s specifically designed for people who want to go from couch potato to being about to run for 30 minutes without collapsing. It will make a good programme for those looking to do the race for life in June.

8 week running programme