About Us

No matter which way you approach Sherwood Rise, it’s always up a hill and that’s where you’ll find us – up the Rise. We’re Sherwood Rise Residents’ Association (SRRA for short) and have been trying since 1998 to make life just a little bit better for all those people who call this area home. As a result (and modesty aside) we like to think that this is the friendliest neighbourhood in Nottingham! This website reveals something of what we do.


Sherwood Rise consists of a maze of Victorian streets surrounding a tiny public park at the top of a hill. It’s about a mile north of Nottingham city centre and still in earshot of the Council House clock bell. It has a high street, a doctor’s surgery, a school, a pub, a post office and about 500 old houses. If it sounds a bit like a village then perhaps you won’t be surprised to find people dancing around a maypole on Mayday, singing together in a community choir or fixing potholes in one of our cobbled streets.


We are enormously proud of our community: it’s one of the most diverse and creative in Nottingham. Within a short distance there are Mosques, Gurdwaras, a Buddhist Centre, a Polish Catholic Church, a Ukranian Social Club, an Indian Community Centre, an art gallery, an industrial estate, two allotment sites, a tram line, a small bakery and a micro-brewery. Over 40 languages are spoken by children at one of our local schools.


Sherwood Rise is a hive of activity and is a great place to live. Nottingham Post describes Hedley Villas Park as ‘one of seven hidden gems of Nottingham to visit before you die’ – why not come and discover it for yourself at one of our regular events?