Nottingham East is made up of six electoral wards; Arboretum, Berridge, Dales, Mapperley, Sherwood and St Ann’s, which include leafy suburbs as well as some of the most deprived inner city areas in the country.
The constituency covers the neighbourhoods of The Arboretum, Bakersfield, Carrington, Colwick, Edwards Lane Estate, Forest Fields, Hyson Green, Mapperley, Mapperley Park, New Basford, Sherwood, Sherwood Rise, Sneinton, St Anns and northern parts of the City Centre.
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The constituency has a population of about 91,000 according to ONS estimates. There is a diverse ethnic mix and a young population, a wide range of places of worship and community centres and a vibrant cultural life. Although densely populated, the constituency also contains important green spaces such as Colwick Woods, Hungerhill Gardens, Woodthorpe Park, Nottingham Arboretum and the Forest Recreation Ground.
The constituency is home to such major public sector employers as Nottingham Prison, the City Hospital and Nottingham Trent University, which has a student body of some 24,000. In the private sector Nottingham East plays host to centres of scientific and creative innovation like BioCity and Antenna and companies like Alliance Boots, E-On Energy and Experian (to name but a few) employ thousands.
Nottingham East also has a significant cultural offering. The New Art Exchange in Hyson Green opened several years ago and provides inspiring gallery space for the contemporary arts. Sneinton is home to Green’s Mill, a working 19th century windmill and the William Booth Birthplace Museum, commemorating the life and work of the founder of the Salvation Army. In the City Centre, there is the Victoria Shopping Centre, Corner House entertainment complex, Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall.
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