Drawing on what you have learned about City Road, outline some of the inequalities on a street that you know.
In this paper I will list some of the inequalities observed on Kenton Road, and then compare them to those I learned about City Road. I will examine a commercial side of the street and economic inequality, highlight the conflict between people of different ages in a community and show unequal opportunities in being employed as a result of English language proficiency for immigrants.
Kenton Road is a main road in the London Borough of Brent; it goes through Kenton and Harrow. As a suburb, although it is cheaper than in central London, rent there is still very expensive. The Local community is constituted predominantly of Asians and newly arrived Eastern Europeans.   I am going to focus on a part of the road that begins at Kenton station and finishes at Northwick Park roundabout. Near the station, at the bottom of the road, there is a large Sainsbury’s Supermarket with a spacious car park for its customers. On the other side of the station, within 5 min of walking, one can find a Travellers rest pub, Chinese take away, Turkish kebab, Subway sandwich and Fried Chicken chip shop. On both sides of the road there are residential areas, a few traditional English corner shops and a small privately owned supermarket.
Growing consumption creates new social demands and new competitors are entering the street generating inequalities. Although, they are situated well, traditional corner shops/newsagents are poor competitors with supermarkets. As a result of their huge resources, experience and market power large chains are in a vantage situation. Small local stores, places where I often shop, can survive because of their dual social role. As well as offering a large variety of goods and selling unique products that attract ethnic and national minorities, they create a friendly and safe atmosphere that fosters a sense of community (‘Evidence in the social...