Tma 1

Outline how some benefit and others lose on a street you know

Fore street in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. A pedestrianized area in the middle of a county town, built up on both sides and comprising both well know high street chain stores, local businesses and a family run department store. Fore street is home to a vast number of coffee shops and second hand charity shops. A farmers market is held weekly on a Wednesday in the centre of Fore Street during the day. At night local takeaway vans use this area until the early hours.
In light of the amount of coffee shops and the high footfall on market day I would like to use these to examine why some benefit and some lose on this street.
On market day in Trowbridge, Fore Street is used by considerably more people than any other average day. This would follow the pattern found at the mackintosh centre on City Road in (The Street, 2009, scene 7). While many people benefit from this market i.e. people shopping for local organic produce where they can trace it’s source, and those choosing this kind of product a lifestyle choice, there are those who chose to stay away as just the sound of an organic farmers market indicates high prices and a higher level of lifestyle. Parents and children are among the majority of visitors to the market, it appears to be a learning and cultural experience for the child and leads to a parent child educational day out. People from surrounding villages also frequent the town on market day using the market as a catalyst for a day out of shopping and socialising. Local traders don’t benefit on market day as there are less busy so make less sales than normal, People with mobility issues don’t benefit either as the market when busy is very difficult to negotiate if you are mobility impaired. Ethnic minorities are not widely seen in this area on market day a there is little to draw them to the area it is a typically British market and does not cater for the minority. In   ( learning companion...