Drawing on What You Have Learned About City Road from the Making Social Lives Dvd and Learning Companion 1, Outline Some of the Inequalities on a Street You Know

Drawing on what you have learned about City Road from the Making Social Lives DVD and Learning Companion 1, outline some of the inequalities on a street which you know.

I will be focusing on the High street that is located in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire which situates in the town centre. The High street is a historic market town that has been recently updated and converted to a pedestrian walkway, which is closed to traffic for the majority of the day. Many years ago the town centre, the High Street had a main road run straight through it, which is similar to how the road on City Road is. When looking at the High street, the appearance is very different to that of City Road. One side of the street goes through the middle of the town whilst the other end the path narrows and it has a few small businesses, church’s, houses and flats.

The inequalities I will be looking at for this assignment are the building spaces that are being used since the closure of High Street chain stores and local businesses. I will also be looking at how some of the stores are not easily accessible to disabled people and pushchairs and the lack of parking there is for disabled people.

Due to economic downturn there has been shops like Woolworths, Marks and Spencer’s, the florist, sports and fashions and more close down. This causes inequality due to places like the florist, which had been owned by a local lady who had no choice to close her shop down, leaving the place unused and is now soon to be reopened as a food retailer which will sit opposite a bar and next to a sandwich bar. Losing sports and fashions was difficult for people losing due to the stock they used to sell, causing problems as they sold school wear and sports wear too. The High Street does not have as many food places as City Road; however we do have a number of them. With the increase of rent and with shops closing down and leaving there has been an increase in charity shops, mobile phone retailers, food...