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St Matthew's Estate

St Matthew’s Estate is a clearly defined natural community in the inner city ward of Spinney Hills and has a population of approximately 4,000 people. St Matthews is one of the most diverse communities in Leicester.

At a Big Local meeting when asked what people loved about St Matthews, everyone agreed it was the people and the diversity.

Most of the housing is council owned maisonettes. There is an excellent primary school on Taylor Road and some excellent support for residents from statutory and voluntary bodies.

In the middle of the Estate is Bushey Park, a green oasis used by children and others. There are numerous small businesses across the estate with many small shop keepers evidencing an entrepneurial spirit.

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