St Ann's Well Road

A busy St Ann’s street has saw a 10 per cent increase in antisocial behaviour in the last two years, data shows.

Incident reports, taken from Police.uk, show an increase around St Ann’s Well Road.

From July 2021 to July 2022 there were 338 reported incidents of antisocial behaviour compared to 381 in July 2022 to July 2023.

There appears to be some concern over young people in the area.

One shop worker near the street expressed worries over her safety, regarding dodgy corner dealings and youths.

She said: “Between half five and six there’s people coming for their second case of beer or dealing on the corner, so I think about my safety.

“They’re between nine and sixteen years old and it’s more in the evenings.

“What do kids do when they’re not being supervised at school? They leave the scooters everywhere.”

Another shop worker criticised the lack of youth-centred activities in the area.

He said: “What can the kids do after school? There’s nothing for the kids to do, they want to go out with their friends on the street.

“They’re always negative about the kids, but they need to give them something positive, like a youth centre.”

Youth service cuts are among various reductions Nottingham City Council are proposing since declaring bankruptcy last November.