Wednesday, January 17, 2007

High Street Blues

My ever observant informant Guy Ainsworth tells me that BBC Breakfast TV are running a "High Street Blues" slot everyday this week where they talk about the decline of the traditional UK high street, and hunt for the ideal High Street, which they will visit and film from this Friday. Marple is getting some positive mentions apparently and I think it makes for a perfect case study of the problems that high streets face, but more impotantly what a co-ordinated and focused strategy can do to arrest decline. Click here and nominate Marple.

1 comment:

JamieB said...

I think Stretford lost their's in 1969 and the replacement ain't quite the cosy vision of English village greens; the butcher smiling and waving as the blood slatters his clean apron; and the little rows of shops with brightly coloured window displays...

God I miss Crouch End....