Youngsters in part of Bulwell are pestering adults to buy them cigarettes from shops, a meeting has been told.
This is part of a pattern of anti-social behaviour by some young people, Rufford Tenants and Residents Association heard.
A woman at the meeting said she saw a youngster approach a customer going into a shop on Commercial Road and ask him: “Get us some fags, mate.”
Another resident claimed that children thoughtlessly blocked a pavement outside an off-licence with bikes, forcing mums with baby buggies to go on the road to pass them.
A further complaint was that some children indulged in spitting on the street.
“This is quite a disgusting thing for them to do,” said one woman.
Association members felt that parents had an important part to play in “educating” their children to behave in a more acceptable manner.
Coun Ginny Klein, a Bulwell Labour member of Nottingham City Council, said she would try to find out if any by-laws were being broken.
It was also claimed that vehicles were often driven too fast, sometimes at “horrendous” speeds, on Hoewood Road and Rock Street in Bulwell.