Canning Circus

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The Canning Circus Area is to the west of the City covering the Wollaton, Lenton Abbey, Dunkirk, Lenton, Radford and Park neighbourhoods.

Wollaton itself stretches across a large area, from Torvill Drive and Russell Drive near the Bilborough area in the north, down to Bramcote Lane, Woodbank Drive and Appledore Avenue in the south, stretching as far south as the woodland now called 'Bramcote Ridge'. West to east it stretches from Trowell Moor and Balloon Woods on the west, across to Sutton Passeys and the former gatehouse to Wollaton Park, Lenton Lodge on Derby Road in the east.

The local Fernwood Infants, Juniors and Comprehensive schools are some of the best performing schools within Nottingham City and even the UK. The nearest sixth form college for post-16 education is Bilborough College in Bilborough.

The edge of Wollaton is also home to the Martin's Pond Local Nature Reserve, this is jointly maintained by Nottingham City Council and Notts Wildlife Trust, the lake is maintained by Wollaton Piscatorial Club which provides a haven for plant and animal life and a wide variety of course fishing. (including some rarer species).

The area is also home to Wollaton Library which a few years ago underwent a £250,000 refurbishment to form a new children's library and extend meeting facilities, the works were carried out by Nottingham city council and completed by local contractor GPS Construction (Nottingham) ltd.

Wollaton Park has also been host to many large events and concerts, including the once annual City in the Park events which ran during 1990's and features popular pop acts of the time such as Peter Andre, Five, Gina G and The Bangles. A new festival, Splendour in Nottingham, was relaunched in 2008 and is slowly developing into a popular festival, with large names such as Calvin Harris and The Pet Shop Boys performing there in 2010, and Dizzee Rascal in 2012. The park also hosts the city's annual War Veterans Memorial Weekend, being one of the largest memorial events outside of London and including fly-overs by wartime aircraft. Also, the park hosts other major annual events such as cross-county running championships, dog shows, steam shows and the annual Nottingham Motor Show. The Park is also where the sledgers of Nottingham descend whenever there is snowfall, taking advantage of the park's large hill.



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