The community has developed its own initiatives to improve the area. A scheme to fit gates to back alleys, funded by the city council and run by residents, has helped to cut crime.
Local groups have helped to prepare a bid for a new deal for community funding that empasises the area's potential as a 'vibrant inner-city village'. Officials solutions are very different from the 1960s, when some of the city's poorest districts were simply bulldozed.
A partnership council has now brought together residents, the public sector and local companies. Initially set up by Nottingham City Council, it now has European and lottery funding.