Bulwell center has recently gained a new Tesco Extra and this has seen the center become a bustling site, which now has a HSBC(Closed 2016), Yorkshire Bank, Halifax Bank and a Natwest as well as clothing stores Select and Hobsons as well as high street shops such as Boots, Card Factory, Shoe Zone, Wilkinsons, Superdrug and Argos. The area is home to a number of eateries such as Birds, Greggs and Dominoes[41]

Bulwell's core competencies are in the machining of materials including all steels, titanium, aluminium, nimonics and other super alloys. This is achieved by using multi and five axis machining technology and the design and manufacture of complex assemblies, sub-assemblies and kits. > MORE

Bulwell Community Toy Library is based on Bulwell Hall Park - you can see the buliding as you enter.  Bulwell Toy library run lots of activities, including outside sessions from the 'Play on the Wildside' project.  You can find out more information about Bulwell Toy Library by visiting their website.

The Localink L6 bus brings you along Sandhurst Road and enters Norwich Gardens - the entrance to the park itself.

On 1 July 2006, The day after the 3 were sentenced for the Stirland's murders, a large riot broke out on the Bestwood estate, the former home of Gunn and his gang. Lasting several hours and causing an estimated £10,000 worth of damage, the riots were said to have been triggered by the outcome of the murder trial. 9 people have been convicted in connection with the disturbances.[36]

Bordering Ashfield and Broxtowe districts, 'Greater' Bulwell stretches across an area of around 3.5 square miles (though many would argue that Bulwell's 'catchment' should still include the Bestwood, Bestwood Park, Heathfield and Leen Valley estates, as it did in the past, increasing the size to around 5 square miles.)

Bulwell Hall Park is managed by Nottingham City Council and the on-site golf course.

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Originally the garden of a manor house, Bulwell Hall Park hasn’t lost its impressive touch.

A sleepy fox will be the first thing to gret you now on your entrance to Bulwell Hall Park - this new wood carving is a very welcome addition to the park.

Continued investment in the latest technology coupled with unrivalled engineering expertise have enabled Bulwell Precision Engineers to broaden its capability within a lean manufacturing culture...

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The population grew steadily throughout this period, but the town itself did not grow much in size: opportunities for betterment and the desire of many to live further away from the 'unhealthy' town centres ensured a relatively even flow of traffic in and out of Bulwell.

Adjacent to station entrance near footbridge, within car park

A larger proportion of Sellers Wood remains, with the land also designated as a Local Nature Reserve, actively managed by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust on behalf of the local authority, Nottingham City Council. Sellers Wood was declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest by English Nature in 1981, being cited as "a fine example of broad-leaved semi-natural woodland...of regional importance".[12]

Coal is also found in abundance close to Bulwell. Running as part of much larger seams criss-crossing the region, the coal lies underneath the layers of sandstone and is in places only a few feet beneath the surface. Coalmines in the area around Bulwell were therefore among the first in the county to operate on a commercial basis, with large-scale mining from around 1500 onward.[5]

It is hard to talk about Bulwell Hall Park without mentioning the wonderful wildflower meadows! Bulwell Hall Park has several meadow areas. Parts of the grassland are considered nationally rare.

The hall itself is now demolished, but through its past life it was a mansion, school for boys, an armed forces base and even an Italian prisoner of war camp. The 1000 acres of land that originally made up the estate was owned by just one man - John Newton. Now it makes up Bulwell and Hucknall and thousands of you own a much smaller patch!

There is a site for travellers of Irish heritage in Bulwell that exists as one of only a few 'permanent' sites in the country catering for both roaming and static populations. A lot of work has been done by the nearby schools to ensure the integration of traveller children, work which has won praise from Police, community leaders, and travellers' rights groups nationwide.

Wildlife in the City is a new project at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust supported by Nottingham City Council.

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Richard Sankey and Son Ltd, perhaps the best known manufacturer of earthenware flower pots in the world, was founded in 1855 at Bulwell. Their clay flower pots were stamped "Sankeys Bulwell Nottingham" around the circumference beneath the rim. Production of terracotta pots ceased in the early 1980s because of competition from plastic.

Listen out for the ‘knock knock knock’ of the wonderful green and great spotted woodpeckers as buzzards and kestrels hover overhead.

Over the past century, Bulwell has grown enormously with the creation of housing estates such as Crabtree Farm, Snape Wood, Highbury Vale and Hempshill Vale.

Bulwell Hall Park has several areas of woodland - some of which is classed as 'ancient'. This means that it has been continuous woodland since 1600 - pretty impressive!

We're all about getting out and about, and discovering Nottingham city's parks & green spaces, as well as improving your experience of nature on your doorstep.

There are several suggested walking routes you can take around Bulwell Hall Park.

The woodlands at Bulwell Hall Park are great  to explore, from spring to early summer you will see woodland wildflowers such as dog's mercury and wild garlic. 

For more information on Bulwell hall Park see Nottingham City Council's Parks and Open Spaces webpage

What better way to get healthy than walking around open green space and wildlife!

Bulwell is a transportation hub for the North Nottingham area. There are three stations serving Bulwell on the Nottingham Express Transit tram system: Bulwell, Bulwell Forest and Moor Bridge. These provide access to Nottingham and Hucknall.[17] Next to Bulwell tram Station is the railway station, where trains on the Robin Hood Line link Nottingham to Worksop. There is also a large bus station and a taxi rank, with two taxi firms based in Bulwell.


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The bridge created a rare direct road to Nottingham from the North West and therefore introduced regular traffic from across the country to the area for the first time.

The addition of the new supermarket next to the town centre came at the cost of one of the town's favourite drinking establishments (The Scot's Grey) although the wonderful facade of the once-proud pub was retained. Out of Town shopping centres have fared a little better over the years, with Springfield Retail Park, (Morrisons, Matalan, Wickes, Brantano Shoes, and McDonalds), the old Adelphi cinema/bingo hall (KFC etc.) and the Aldi complex all now competing for trade on the outskirts of town.

Ancient woodland and grassland work side by side at this park in Bulwell town centre.

Childcare, support and fun activities for children under 5 and their families.

One Bulwell school, Hempshill Hall Primary, was served by long standing headteacher Marcia Puckey, who was Britain's longest-serving school Head when she retired in summer 2005, and was awarded the OBE, in recognition of her ‘services to education’ in the Queen's New Year's Honours List 2006.[21][22]

After Cooper's death, his widow, Annie Cooper, donated £600 to Bulwell Saint Mary's church to provide for a better organ. Still in use (although now operating electrically powered bellows), the organ houses a plaque commemorating Mrs Cooper's donation, "in memory of (her) husband".

Another officer was badly injured in a remarkably similar incident on 10 October 2006. The special constable required extensive reconstructive surgery after being dragged along the road by a car when attempting to arrest a man on the Bulwell Hall estate.[28] Four people were arrested.

Bulwell Hall Park's range of activities includes fishing lakes. These are a popular local spot, and enjoyed by many - there are some issues with litter around the lakes - if you visit, please take your waste with you.