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West Bridgeford Town Centre
West Bridgford is a town in the Rushcliffe borough of Nottinghamshire, England, immediately south of the city ofNottingham, delimited by the River Trent. It forms a continuous urban area with Nottingham, effectively making it a suburb of the city; this helped lead to it being chosen as the location of the administrative centre for Nottinghamshire County Council. The population of the town at the 2011 census was 47,109.
Most of the main roads in central West Bridgford are named after wealthy families that dominated the town’s early history. There are also, however, new developments that are, in effect, suburbs of the suburb named after different things. For example, the Gamston development has roads named after the Lake District, and Compton Acres has roads named after Dorset and the Purbeck Coast.
There are no ‘Streets’ in West Bridgford. When the town was being planned in the Victorian period, the roads were originally named as streets: for example, Musters Street and South Street. However, the planners eventually decided that the term ‘Street’ was too urban, so today the town has Musters Road and South Road.
As part of the Rushcliffe constituency its MP is The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke, QC (Conservative Party). The headquarters of Nottinghamshire County Council moved to the town in 1959 from the traditional county town of Nottingham. The town is enclosed by the A52 and the River Trent.