Tma 01

Drawing on what you have learned from the Making Social Lives DVD and Learning Companion 1, outline how some benefit and others lose on a street that you know.

In light of the study materials used relating to City Road I am going to outline a few comparisons with a street that I know.
In particular I’m going to look at:
How the street is used depending on the time of day.
How smaller shops manage when bigger stores move in.
How accessible is the street

The street I have chosen to write about is Station Road in New Milton. This is a vibrant but small town on the edge of the New Forest. The street itself is home to a variety of independent and high street names and is home to one of the oldest family run department stores, Bradbeers. The town also holds a weekly market bringing in much needed local economy.

How the street is used depending on the time of day?

Station Road has different usages depending on the time of day. In daylight hours the road is mainly used for older people to do their shopping or to meet up with friends in one of the various cafes, people travelling to work, where as in the evening it is used more by the younger generation who visit the local Pubs and take aways, this does not always benefit the local residents due to noise pollution.
Station Road becomes bustling with people when the weekly market is held, like City Road it’s a way of life for people and they want to taste real food and support the local community, (‘The street’, 2009, scene 7).The market brings in a lot of money for locals e.g. people who produce their own cheese and bread to sell or local farmers selling fruit and vegetables. In recent years the market has got smaller due to recession.

How smaller shops cope when bigger stores move in?

The Forest Edge Tea Rooms is a traditional old style tea rooms with its home cooked meals cakes and pots of tea served in traditional cups and saucers.

This particular shop is designed to attract...