Top 10 Worst Places To Live In England 2019! Apparently.

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:28 am

Tafdolphin wrote:Grew up around Blackpool and my folks still live 15 minutes away and yeah it's a shithole. Since they turned the Hounds Hill centre into a mall of sorts all the brand shops have moved inside leaving the majority of the pedestrianised old streets empty or filled with vape shops or kebab places.

The surrounding suburbs are in a terrible state with the majority of people living in poverty and petty crime is common. Unemployment is a massive problem as there simply aren't any jobs and those that exist are highly seasonal.

It's a terrible place, really. Such a shame.


I think the new promenade has been a great project and is very visible rejuvenation. As you say the town centre is a bit dire with almost anything of note moving into Houndshill. It's definitely economically depressed and surviving off seasonal work, but walk along the front in the tourist areas and it's still Blackpool.

My Granny lives in South Shore and it's a nice enough area, with big houses down wide, tree-verged streets. My uncle lives up near Stanley Park and it's another very nice area. I always enjoy visiting.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:00 am

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Tafdolphin wrote:Grew up around Blackpool and my folks still live 15 minutes away and yeah it's a shithole. Since they turned the Hounds Hill centre into a mall of sorts all the brand shops have moved inside leaving the majority of the pedestrianised old streets empty or filled with vape shops or kebab places.

The surrounding suburbs are in a terrible state with the majority of people living in poverty and petty crime is common. Unemployment is a massive problem as there simply aren't any jobs and those that exist are highly seasonal.

It's a terrible place, really. Such a shame.


I think the new promenade has been a great project and is very visible rejuvenation. As you say the town centre is a bit dire with almost anything of note moving into Houndshill. It's definitely economically depressed and surviving off seasonal work, but walk along the front in the tourist areas and it's still Blackpool.

My Granny lives in South Shore and it's a nice enough area, with big houses down wide, tree-verged streets. My uncle lives up near Stanley Park and it's another very nice area. I always enjoy visiting.


I was going to add that the prom adds a lovely veneer to the whole area, and plasters over the poverty stricken areas fairly well. It is indeed lovely, as are some parts such as the areas you mentioned (Stanley Park :wub: ). The problem is there's a rot behind all that.

https://www.ft.com/blackpool

This is a fascinating article on Blackpool's economic trends and includes the wonderfully named "gooseberry fool Life Syndrome." One huge takeaway is that disillusioned/disenfranchised folks are moving to Blackpool in droves as they associate the area with happier times. This is leading to a huge demand for jobs that simply don't exist and has spun the town into an economic death spiral.

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by Tsunade » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:10 am

Vermilion wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:Luton is actually having a shitload of money spent on it after being left to rot for decades.


Sounds like Birmingham, the city centre there has been heavily redeveloped in recent years.

I'm surprised Birmingham isn't on the list. Town may be getting redeveloped but go near the coach station and everything is run down. There's only a couple of places that look decent away from town but they're few and far between.

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by Lotus » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:18 am

KK wrote:10. Blackburn
9. Oldham
8. Castleford
7. Blackpool
6. Rotherham
5. Hull
4. Doncaster
3. Rochdale
2. Huddersfield

The north. :dread:

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by Dual » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:47 am

Tsunade wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:Luton is actually having a shitload of money spent on it after being left to rot for decades.


Sounds like Birmingham, the city centre there has been heavily redeveloped in recent years.

I'm surprised Birmingham isn't on the list. Town may be getting redeveloped but go near the coach station and everything is run down. There's only a couple of places that look decent away from town but they're few and far between.


Birmingham is the best city in the UK so not sure why you would say that mate :|

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by Moggy » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:51 am

Dual wrote:
Tsunade wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:Luton is actually having a shitload of money spent on it after being left to rot for decades.


Sounds like Birmingham, the city centre there has been heavily redeveloped in recent years.

I'm surprised Birmingham isn't on the list. Town may be getting redeveloped but go near the coach station and everything is run down. There's only a couple of places that look decent away from town but they're few and far between.


Birmingham is the best city in the UK so not sure why you would say that mate :|


Birmingham is not even the best city in the West Midlands. :lol:

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by Jenuall » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:39 pm

Lotus wrote:
KK wrote:10. Blackburn
9. Oldham
8. Castleford
7. Blackpool
6. Rotherham
5. Hull
4. Doncaster
3. Rochdale
2. Huddersfield

The north. :dread:


And yet all these outposts of Northern shiteness are still beaten to number 1 by Peterborough.

Things have gotten so bad for the North that you can't even rely on it to be the best at being shite now!

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by NickSCFC » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:42 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:Grew up around Blackpool and my folks still live 15 minutes away and yeah it's a shithole. Since they turned the Hounds Hill centre into a mall of sorts all the brand shops have moved inside leaving the majority of the pedestrianised old streets empty or filled with vape shops or kebab places.

The surrounding suburbs are in a terrible state with the majority of people living in poverty and petty crime is common. Unemployment is a massive problem as there simply aren't any jobs and those that exist are highly seasonal.

It's a terrible place, really. Such a shame.


We tend to go Blackpool for a weekend every few years, they've done a great job of regenerating the front , especially around the South Pier and there's now some lovely looking colourful homes next to Bloomfield Stadium.

The rest of it though :dread:

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by Corazon de Leon » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:45 pm

Lotus wrote:
KK wrote:10. Blackburn
9. Oldham
8. Castleford
7. Blackpool
6. Rotherham
5. Hull
4. Doncaster
3. Rochdale
2. Huddersfield

The north. :dread:


It’s interesting how the Wigan Pier narrative of the shabby, poor, industrial north from the depression era is still going strong, almost ninety years later. It’s as if the smaller towns and cities in the area have never had any investment or opportunity since deindustrialisation and people are wondering why they’re festering away...

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:46 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:https://www.ft.com/blackpool

This is a fascinating article on Blackpool's economic trends and includes the wonderfully named "gooseberry fool Life Syndrome." One huge takeaway is that disillusioned/disenfranchised folks are moving to Blackpool in droves as they associate the area with happier times. This is leading to a huge demand for jobs that simply don't exist and has spun the town into an economic death spiral.


This was an interesting article. My uncle is a GP in Blackpool and the way surgeries are funded really doesn't help. They get paid per registered patient, which is essentially their funding, so it's advantageous to have young and healthy people registered at your surgery as you get the same money as someone who has to visit a lot and therefore costs a lot more to support.

A lot of young and healthy tech-savvy people are now registering with surgeries in other parts of the country (primarily London) that offer app-base consultancy, where you video chat with a GP, because it's a lot more convenient.

That leaves the local surgeries with the older and sicker population, so they are overstretched and underfunded.

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by KK » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:55 pm

Vice did a documentary on Blackpool: The Las Vegas of the North a few years ago. Got the full Roy Chubby Brown experience...

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by NickSCFC » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:01 pm

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You can't ask permission to tell me something after you've already told me.

Another Northern linguistic idiosyncrasy up there with "know what ah mean" and " ah tell yer".

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:07 pm

NickSCFC wrote:Another Northern linguistic idiosyncrasy up there with "know what ah mean" and " ah tell yer".


Southerners do it too, you get me

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by KK » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:12 pm

You missed the bruv, fam, or mate off the end.

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by Jenuall » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:12 pm

The Southern tongue is a thing of beauty, it's gert lush!

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:15 pm

Jenuall wrote:gert lush!


Think I threw up a bit in my mouth just reading this

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by NickSCFC » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:17 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:Another Northern linguistic idiosyncrasy up there with "know what ah mean" and " ah tell yer".


Southerners do it too, you get me


I'm more bothered about their insistence of in inserting "R"s that don't belong in words like "graRss" while completely omitted the "R" at the end of words ("buvvah" instead of brotheR).

You'd think a steady diet of American TV over the last couple of decades would've highlighted these issues to them, but alas.

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by Moggy » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:31 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
Jenuall wrote:gert lush!


Think I threw up a bit in my mouth just reading this


OR :fp:

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:33 pm

Lush is probably the worst word in the English language

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