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Living on the 'street of shame' in Nottinghamshire

BBC Inside Out visits Pleasley Hill, a former pit village on the outskirts of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire in an area dubbed 'the street of shame' by local people.

Run-down and boarded up, the Nottinghamshire village was once a thriving community until its pit closed in 1983. The village became notorious for drugs, deprivation and anti-social behaviour.

A radical decision was taken to bulldoze some streets but many villagers are angry about the slow progress towards recovery and plans for new development.

Mansfield District Council says its plans for improvements have been hit by the recession, but claims a future scheme will help recovery.

But many residents have moved away and those that are staying are frustrated by the village's rapid decline.

BBC Inside Out East Midlands is broadcast on Monday, 14 January at 19:30 GMT and nationwide on the iPlayer for seven days thereafter.

  • 14 Jan 2013
  • From the section England