Community on the doorstep: metropolitan Housing west bridgford

Cricketers Court, Rugby Road, Lutterell Court, Walcote Drive, Church Croft are a real part of the landscape and history of West Bridgford.

Providing economically sheltered and supportive accommodation for over 55’s, they’re owned and managed by Metropolitan Housing with former council housing they’ve been an essential part of community growth and development for the last seventy years.

If you or someone you know would like more info about social housing, over 55’s accommodation and how to apply, contact MTVH 020 3535 3431 or

Cricketers Court: friendly, clever, musical Piers Edminson is the Manager

Cricketers Court provides 40 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats for over 55’s ten minutes away from Bridgford park, the library, youth centre, shops, restaurants in the town centre. Some flats are wheelchair and mobility adapted with stairs, and there’s a communal lift, laundry, as well as a newly refurbished community room and garden. Built in 1991 they’re well looked after and the gardens are mature. All bus services are within ten minutes walk. Coffee mornings, bingo, various social events and a lunch club are held in the community centre: any new ideas, activities welcome.

Rugby Road, West Bridgford, offers economically and socially supported accommodation for people aged 55 and over. Managed by Ejaz Asghar, Rugby Road is a community of 64 one-bedroom flats and seven self contained flats.

The community centre is active: knitting, darts, keep fit, bingo and coffee mornings are a connector for anyone from Lutterell, Walcote, Church Croft: friends and families cross and interlink.

Lutterell Court- Ashley James/Patrick Ellis Manager Built in 1997 is a well loved part of Uppingham Crescent/Stowe Avenue. There are 49 self-contained flats and bungalows for over 55’s. There’s a community centre with an active group of very caring people looking after it.

Lutterell Court nestled in the established communites of Uppingham Crescent and Stowe Avenue
Map Showing Lutterell Court connecting to Uppingham Crescent, Stowe Avenue, Rushcliffe Recycling Centre, Greythorn School and Asda

Walcote Drive – Managed by the very caring, creative and able John Shelton Walcote Drive was probably built around 1967 and has 72 self-contained one bedroom flats and bungalows available to the over 55’s with individual and communal gardens.

Walcote Drive over 55s Community

It’s a great neighbourhood that looks over to a new development of housing where the former South Notts college and before that West Bridgford college (and before that the old Lutterell secondary school(!) There’s a community centre with laundry, internet access, used for weddings, receptions, birthdays, activities and much more.

Church Croft – Laura Mann-Haynes Manager

Above: Church Croft over 55’s housing West Bridgford
Map of location of Church Croft Metropolitan Housing West Bridgford

Church Croft built in 1986 offers 56 one and two bedroom properties on ground and first floors, just off Central Avenue in West Bridgford so it’s close to public transport and the heart of the town. Each flat is accessed through an individual front door and the flats have a communal lounge, hair salon, onsite laundry and surround a community centre and garden.

There are fantastic people involved in these communities, fantastic facilities and resources for community regeneration: get involved in our shared history!


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