I decided to observe my local High Street in Mansfield Woodhouse, for its the main shopping road in what is known as our village.
On City Road there are numerous shops that cater for other ethnic members of the community, my local Hight Street doesn't as we have no such shops but we do have members of the community that would benefit from this service. We don't have as many takeaways on our street to choose from that is one big difference we see with City Road. But we do have similar things for example Colin the Newsagent (Making Social lives DVD, The Open University, 2009). We have lost 1 local newsagent due to a large supermarket moving into the area but one did serve this change. Some places last longer then others with the change in the age range of the community changing more so at the moment, as more and more young families move into the area. We have a few small family run businesses that have served over the yours changing hands for generations just like Colin the Newsagent (Making Social lives DVD, The Open University, 2009) and B&R Motors (Making Social lives DVD, The Open University, 2009).
My local Hight Street is classed as part of the local shopping centre, were we have a supermarket, a butchers, chemists, newsagents among other things. The main differences between City Road and my local Hight street is the volume of traffic by vehicles as unless they are going from one end to the other or following the road round to the main car-park most people walk, so even though the High Street is the main road in the village it is no where near as busy as City Road so we have fewer traffic lights and predestination crossing paths. We also don't have so many bollards on the footpaths. Our shops cater for a very different clientèle to City Road as we have fewer call from other ethnic community members and our student population is none existent. So were as City Road has plenty of takeaways and restaurants my street has public houses where generations...
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