Sherwood and Hyson Green

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Sherwood is a large residential area in the north of Nottingham, England, approximately 1.5 miles/2.3 km from Nottingham City Centre. It is bordered by Woodthorpe to the northeast, Mapperley to the east, Carrington and Sherwood Rise to the south, Forest Fields, New Basford to the southwest, Basford to the west, and Bestwood to the north.

Within the area of Sherwood, there are three primary schools: Seely Infant School and Seely Junior School on Perry Road, and Haydn Primary School on Haydn Road. The area along Perry Road is also the location of Nottingham Prison.

The area is served by several Nottingham City Transport bus routes and is on the A60 arterial road into Nottingham City Centre.

In October 2007, Sherwood Police Station opened at 621 Mansfield Road, allowing for a more visible local police presence. As a result, crime fell by 13% from 2008 to 2009. The Station was one of twelve sites closed three years later as part of a cost-saving drive.

The main shopping precinct lies along the busy A60 Mansfield Road. High street shops such as Boots the Chemist, Lloyds Pharmacy, Wilkinson, SPAR and The Co-operative are interspersed with charity shops, including Oxfam and Cancer Research UK and restaurants, including those serving Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Italian cuisine.
 
Other amenities include a post office, newsagents, butchers, stationers, dentists, garages, greengrocers, hairdressers, cafes, the Nottingham Building Society and several pubs.

Since the early 1990s several breweries have tried and failed to run a successful local pub out of the converted Sherwood Bus Depot.  In 2010 J D Wetherspoons invested heavily in the venue to create The Samuel Hall.  Initially local residents and the Neighbourhood Watch members had concerns that this would be another rowdy nuisance venue but thanks to expert management and genuine efforts to integrate with and support the local community the Samuel Hall has become a valuable asset to the area and a much loved venue.

The Jason Spencer Sports Ground was built in 2011 on Valley Road after the murder of local teenager, Jason Spencer. It has a basketball court, an outdoor gym and a skate park.

Sherwood Community Centre lies at the northern end of Mansfield Road, opposite the Woodthorpe Grange Park. It is the meeting place of many well established local groups such as the Bobbin Lace Society, the Sherwood Playgroup and the Prince's Trust. It also hosts a wide variety of activities, including adult ballet and tap classes, yoga, creative embroidery and Zumba.

Sherwood Library, on the corner of Mansfield Road and Spondon Street, holds regular community events.

Sherwood has a number of churches, including St. Martin's Church on Trevose Gardens, Sherwood Methodist Church on Devon Drive, and United Reform Church on Edwards Lane.

Hyson Green is the second most popular shopping area after the city centre and is now home to a variety of cultures with a thriving local economy.

Hyson Green has the largest ethnic minority population in the city with many multicultural shops and supermarkets offering foods from West Africa and Southern Africa, Arabia, Eastern Europe, Iran, India, Pakistan and Russia. Since 2006 Hyson Green has seen a larger rise in development and direct international investment than any other area of Nottingham. According to new research Hyson Green has the fastest GDP growth in Nottingham.

The area is served by Radford Road tram stop and Hyson Green Market tram stop on the Nottingham Express Transit. The opening of the tram system has boosted Hyson Green's profile and helped to regenerate the area.

Adjacent to The Forest Tram Stop is the Forest Recreation Ground, which holds the annual Nottingham Goose Fair and frequent sport matches on the grass pitches. There is a small playground, and several astro-turf pitches.



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