Our Partners

Links to our main partners with whom we work in close co-operation in the overall management of the site.

Broxtowe Borough Council, are the owners of the site and, as such, our main partners. Their Web Site gives details of all the Council's departments and the many services and facilities they provide. There is also plenty of general information on the Borough for everyone from local residents and tourists visiting the area, to businesses.

The Green Flag Award scheme is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK. Since the first awards in 1997 it continues to provide the high level of quality against which our parks and green spaces are measured. It is also seen as a way of encouraging others to achieve high environmental standards, setting a benchmark of excellence in recreational green areas.
The Friends and Ridge have won the Green Flag Community Award every year since first entering in 2009

The Greenwood Community Forest is Nottinghamshire's new Forest covering 161 sq miles in the east of the county. Established in 1989 to transform the local landscape with well-wooded areas and green open spaces around towns for recreation, sport and nature conservation. It is a partnership between government agencies, conservation bodies, local councils and community groups.

Other Useful Sites

Some other links to some less well known, but extremely informative web sites.

Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum, whose purpose is to develop and implement a Neighbourhood Plan for Bramcote Ward after approval by Broxtowe Borough Council. Dedicated to promoting and improving the social, economic and environmental well-being of Bramcote Neighbourhood Plan Area. Membership of Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum is open to all residents over the age of 18 who live in Bramcote Ward.

The Bramcote Old Church Tower Trust started in 2004, when the Friends of Bramcote Old Church Tower began the task of restoration of the 13th century, grade II listed church tower and the respectful regeneration of the closed and deconsecrated graveyard.

In 2010 Bramcote Old Church Tower Trust was formed and in 2015 an application for Heritage Lottery Funding was made. In 2017 it was granted and the work is now completed. The site is of historical importance locally and no longer associated with the church, but a public space for the community at the centre of the village of Bramcote.

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is the only conservation group solely concerned with all aspects of wildlife conservation in Nottinghamshire. The site contains a wealth of information about the Trust and its varied work, details of all their nature reserves and a number of informative factsheets on various species and topics.

Naturenet is aimed at anyone with an interest in the countryside, its management and conservation - from walkers and bird watchers through to farmers and land managers.   There is an extensive, up to date, reference section giving information on virtually anything related to the countryside: conservation designations, countryside legislation, government agencies and numerous independent organisations.  

 Plants For a Future - an amazing site containing a database of nearly 7000 plant species. For each plant listed there are details on the environmental needs of the species and the best methods of cultivation. There is also in-depth information of the culinary and medicinal properties of each plant along with any other uses such as fibres, oils or soaps etc.