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Attenborough is a village and a suburb in the Broxtowe borough of Nottinghamshire. It forms part of Greater Nottingham, and is to the southwest of the city of Nottingham, between Long Eaton (to the southwest) and Beeston (to the northeast). The population of the ward within the Borough of Broxtowe taken at the 2011 Census was 2,328. It adjoins the suburbs of Toton to the west and Chilwell to the north.The village is the location of Attenborough railway station and of Attenborough Nature Reserve.FeaturesAttenborough Nature Reserve is a series of gravel pits, which were flooded after gravel extraction and are now a haven for birds and other wildlife.The main commercial centre of Attenborough is around the junction of Nottingham Road (the A6005) and Attenborough Lane.Nearer to the nature reserve is a tennis club, along with a private day-nursery, which, in 2005, along with the Attenborough Prep School, was bought by Robert Everist, who then sold the nursery and closed the 100-year-old school. Media coverage claimed Everist's company had pressured employees into handing in notice a week before closing the company. The Attenborough Cricket Club (which doubles as the village green) and St. Mary's Church (a Church of England parish church). This southeastern part of Attenborough is bounded to the northwest by the railway line/and to the other three sides by the wetlands of the nature reserve. It is the historic part of the village, with two listed buildings and the listed church itself.
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