Monday, 28 July 2008

Go West

I've mentioned before about how Cheltenham's Lower High Street has been rebranded High Street West End, and here is the proof. This 'modern' sign can be found on the High Street at the point where it starts to become less attractive. That end of our town has somewhat of a reputation for being a bit dodgy, with independent shops, poor housing, and unemployment. The real problem is the Council. If they put as much money into this part of Cheltenham as they do with the more upmarket areas there wouldn't be such a perceived problem. The lower High Street isn't really that bad, although poverty in that part of town is very real. It will take more than a few signs to bring about meaningful improvement.

11 comments:

Hyde DP said...

sounds a bit like the tale of the west end of nearby Ashton - area of small but independant shops - a bit run down but lots of charachter - traffic management that meant access between it and centre of town was difficult so less trade so area gets neglected and then that used as an excuse to knock it all down and then, what do you know, yuppie apartments and offices spring up.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a really first class sign. I like it.

Steven (Cavite Daily Photo) said...

wow Marley, This is not just a sign, you made it a work of art with your great angle of shot! I honestly love the shot!

I'm back but am still using an internet shop PC. because connections at home is still unavailable for a month right now! But hey! Life goes on! Though struggling, so as my blog^^

Thanks so much for the visit and comments I really appreciate it marley! God bLess you and have a wonderful week!

Steven^^

Lori said...

It is an attractive sign and I like the modern looking "W" logo. Hopefully more improvements in that area of town will follow. (I also hope your heat breaks soon! We've had a bit of relief from the heat lately.)

D.C. Confidential said...

Cool picture!

I've fallen behind in my comments over here, but wanted to say, you've had some fabulous photos the last few days! I especially enjoyed the bit about lawn bowling. Very informative!

Isadora said...

There is certainly nothing dodgy about the sign. Perhaps the area will be inspired to grow up to it. :)

Rambling Round said...

That's a really unique sign.

Mo said...

What an interesting sign. It could be all sorts of things. I'll be interested in following where the local body is taking this theme.

Hilda said...

Sigh, sounds like some of our neighborhoods here. They get a little money and the first thing they do is put up arches with the name of the place, rather than add much-needed services. =(

Ming the Merciless said...

It's a start! The Council just invested some money into the sign and name change. :-)

Before you know it, there will be a Starbucks welling double soy latte.

babooshka said...

I agree nice sign, but add up all the money on new signage and maybe just maybe we could have put in too something a little more useful. Oh dear I'm having rant!

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