‘I live in paradise’ – Wollaton neighbors rave about friendly and helpful area
In an area surrounded by many trees and “charming and helpful neighbours”, the people of Wollaton expressed what they love so much about life in the area. With many evocations of Wollaton Park, it seems the area has virtually no faults.
Wollaton is home to Ofsted-listed Bluecoat Academy secondary school, pubs, the largest hospital in the East Midlands and, of course, Wollaton Park. One person who spoke to Nottinghamshire Live beamed and said: ‘I live in heaven.
In different streets of Wollaton, people spoke to Nottinghamshire Live about the area where they live and love. Anne Chaplin, 54, a restaurant lady who lives in Wollaton also had lots of good things to say about the area. Anne, who has lived in Wollaton for 25 years, said: “The area is wonderful.
“I have a great view from my back garden of all the greenery and area – apart from rush hour it’s so quiet. We are a short drive to Beechdale shopping park, there is a co-op in the area near a nice fish and chips shop which is popular with all school kids.
“The roads get manic at times, I think people are going too fast on the roundabout near Middleton Boulevard but other than that I’ve never had any complaints about Wollaton. I also love it when the lights come on at the park at Christmas.
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“Nothing is really happening in the area, I will sometimes be on the phone with my friends and they will tell me how there were police officers speeding past earlier or something happened nearby. There There’s none of that here, thankfully.
Amanda Flemming, 32 self-employed from Wollaton, has lived in the area for nine years with her husband and 7-year-old son, told Nottinghamshire Live: “The area is fantastic. I’m originally from London so I’m used to the past rhythm of the city but here it’s so different.
“Wollaton is lovely and quiet, my neighbors are great and there’s Wollaton Park which is absolutely beautiful all year round. My family loves to walk in Wollaton Park and I have so many pictures of the park in the snow. My son loves when he sees the deer.
“I definitely have no intention of moving and when I moved from London and saw this area I just knew we would eventually move here. It was between Wollaton, West Bridgford or Stapleford.
Michael Bonser, 68, now retired and living in Wollaton for nearly 40 years, said: “It’s lovely. Although I go to Rushcliffe Park, not Wollaton Park because it’s not clean.
“I love the co-ops in the area, I use both and go to the three Lidl’s that are within walking distance. I live in paradise, just look at the area!”
Michael continued and said: ‘I used to do the quiz for 12 years at the Wheelhouse pub and used to go to the Wollaton Kitchen but it’s too expensive now. The area is great with people of all ethnicities and religions who are all helpful.
One person who chose to remain anonymous talked about their favorite things in the area. She said: “I know the community center garden used to be a bowling alley. I like that there are a lot of trees in the area, but the traffic can be horrible, on this road there should be stops, but people always do.
“Middleton Boulevard store parking is inadequate and I miss the Waitrose, it was popular as it had a cafe. Lidl has no coffee. I have very good neighbours. I had COVID last week and my neighbors all offered to go shopping for me.