Dispite wanting to shop locally, very few people now days enjoy the experience of shopping locally.
Taking a walk down the high road in Wood Green recently, one is dismayed to experience the complete disintegration of this shopping area, tacky looking shops plastered with various advertising stickers on their fronts windows. Of course, its the same kind of problem now in nearly every local London high road.
Local shopping high roads have been on the decline prior to Online shopping. Lets be honest, who want to go out shopping or just a stroll just to have a very depressing experience.
The local authorities had confirmed that they now have the money and will be regenerating their shopping areas and then suddenly go silent and refuse to talk about regeneration because, as it turns out they had decided not to spent the money. I am sure there are many potential trades people who want to set up shop but worry that the appalling state of the high road would have a negative impact on their business.
The London Mayor needs to be stricter with all Local Councils and make sure they do regenerate their high roads and quick, it will mean an increase in local employment particularly for those who need to work close to home, and with any regeneration it will ultimately generate visitors in the area benefiting the local economy.