Gedling's Swim Stars scheme develops all aspects of children’s confidence and skills in the water. Lessons start for children aged 3yrs+

We offer a number of parks and open spaces for you to enjoy for free, including recreational areas, country parks and nature reserves.

There are plans to either reopen the railway line from Nottingham railway station and to reopen Gedling railway station which was closed on 4 April 1960, or to open the old line as a part of the Mineral Line cycleway. At the moment, the original station building is being used as a youth hostel.[citation needed] The line itself officially closed in 1995 when the line to the colliery eventually was classed as redundant.

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In the older part of Gedling is All Hallows Anglican Church. It dates from the 11th century, with the oldest part of the church (the entrance) dating back to 1089. The Mary Hardstaff Homes were built on Arnold Lane in 1936.

1983-2010: The Borough of Gedling wards of Bonington, Burton Joyce and Stoke Bardolph, Carlton, Carlton Hill, Cavendish, Conway, Gedling, Killisick, Kingswell, Mapperley Plains, Netherfield, Oxclose, Phoenix, Porchester, Priory, St James, St Mary's, and Woodthorpe.

Set in the beautiful borough of Gedling, home to almost 112,000 people and covering an area of 46.3 sq. miles, sits Gedling Borough Council.

We are responsible for handling planning enquiries, providing pre-application advice and processing planning applications

The summer edition of Contacts is out now and available to read online. Issue 41 includes a guide to the best parks near you, Carnival of Sport activities happening locally, the World Cup Estate, the Gedling Plan and lots more. Download Contacts.

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Arnold’s Bonington Theatre is named after the landscape painter Richard Parkes Bonington.[2] The borough’s most famous former resident is Lord Byron who resided at Newstead Abbey.

Opened in March 2015 on the site of the former Gedling Colliery, the site commands spectacular views of Gedling, and from its highest point there are impressive views across Nottinghamshire and into neighbouring Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.‌ On a clear day it is possible to see as far as Belvoir Castle and Lincoln Cathedral.[citation needed] There are multiple paths that weave their way through the woodlands and grasslands that make up the rich flora and fauna within the country park.

It was formed on 1 April 1974 by merging the Arnold and Carlton urban districts and part of Basford Rural District. It is named after the village of Gedling located within the borough. Other settlements in the borough include Burton Joyce, Calverton, Colwick and Ravenshead.

Gedling Borough Council adopted the Aligned Core Strategy on 10 September 2014, more information here

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Gedling is a substantial part of Greater Nottingham covering the most populated parts of the borough of the same name, it has mainly affluent, middle-income north eastern suburbs of Nottingham that include Arnold, Burton Joyce, Carlton, Colwick and Gedling village, Woodthorpe and Mapperley Plains.

Gedling is a village in the Nottinghamshire, England. Part of the Greater Nottingham conurbation, it is situated four miles northeast of Nottingham city centre in the NG4 postcode. The appropriate ward is also called Gedling with a population taken at the 2011 census of 6,817.[1] Gedling Village was once a distinct settlement, having been recorded in the Domesday Book, although nowadays—due to the growth of Nottingham—it is difficult to separate Gedling from the neighbouring town of Carlton.

In the older part of Gedling is All Hallows Anglican Church. It dates from the 11th century, with the oldest part of the church (the entrance) dating back to 1089 – although there have been four other churches on this site, the oldest dating back to the year 678AD.

It is our role to produce a range of documents containing planning policies and guidance for the location and design of development within your area

Gedling Colliery, which was the life-blood of Gedling and many of the surrounding villages, opened in 1899 and was closed in 1991. 128 men died at the colliery,[2] which produced over a million tonnes of coal per year in the 1960s.[3] During this period, it developed a reputation as the 'pit of all nations' because of the diversity of foreign miners who worked there.[3]

We’ve set three priorities to work towards delivering this vision. You can see here what we’re doing against each of the priorities and the progress we’re making towards them

Omar Yousufazi, formerly of Roseleigh Avenue, Mapperley was given a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay costs of £1,038.50 for failing to stop his dog from barking between  March and June 2016 after the council had served a notice.

Find out more about the benefits of joining the DNA health and fitness membership scheme, how you can sign up and what offers are currently available.

The borough is covered by two parliamentary constituencies. The more urban part of the borough adjoining Nottingham is in the Gedling constituency, which until 1983 was known as Carlton. This was held by the Conservatives from its creation in 1950 until 1997 when it was taken by the Labour Party. Vernon Coaker has been the Member of Parliament (MP) since then.

A 12 week programme of activities for people who are physically inactive and have certain health conditions.

Gedling Borough Council is responsible for managing the borough’s five leisure centres, seven community centres and 32 parks & open spaces working hard to promote health and fitness, sports development, the arts, events and play activities in the borough.

We provide a vast array of community events in the borough from Carnivals to Play Days, as well as promoting and encouraging arts opportunities.

We are responsible for the majority of applications for development within Gedling Borough.

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The Borough covers the mainly affluent northeastern suburbs of Greater Nottingham including Arnold, Carlton and part of Mapperley and then covers the area north of Nottingham into the rural villages of Calverton, Woodborough, Ravenshead and Newstead extending north to Mansfield.

It is a mostly middle-class residential area, with most homes having gardens and comparable spaciousness to Broxtowe, a constituency on the opposite side of Nottingham.

Gedling is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by Vernon Coaker of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Despite being a fairly small place, Gedling gives its name to the local borough council which has its offices in nearby Arnold, and also to the local parliamentary constituency, which covers the suburbs to the east of Nottingham, including Arnold and Carlton. Village pubs are the Gedling Inn (Once the Chesterfield Arms) and The Willowbrook on Main Road, the Nottingham Phoenix on Shelford Road and the Westdale Tavern on Westdale Lane.

There are plenty of ways to get involved in sport and physical activity at the leisure centres.

The Borough is one of contrasts – its centre, Arnold, has a significant amount of council housing, whereas properties in the Newstead Abbey area of the borough often retail at between £1 million and £3 million.[citation needed] The area is split into an urban commuter base and rural farmland.

If you are moving house or there is a change in circumstances you must notify us in writing immediately as that may affect the amount of benefit you receive.

The site was opened as Gedling Country Park on 28 March 2015.

Building Control exists to make sure that buildings are properly designed and constructed so as to ensure the health, safety, welfare and convenience of people using them.

The different methods of paying for your Council Tax and what happens if you don't pay.