Poor people ruin nice towns.

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Last year I got a job in a town a few towns over. This town has a reputation as being grotty and rough and before I started work there i got the usual "make sure you wear kevlar" and "good luck it was nice knowing you" etc etc. Similar comments were made before I was due to go on a work night out.

However having worked there for a year the town itself is actually quite nice. A unique layout, a lovely market place and round the corner a nice harbour. The architecture and the history of the town is fascinating. So why, i asked myself, does it not feel as nice as it should do, why does it have such a bad reputation. The only conclusion i could come up with is poor people, because there are a lot of working class families around there isn't a lot of money and therefore there are some empty and disused shops and a lot of poundland and iceland type shops. Then there's the Jeremy kyle class that line the street looking grotty and making the place look messy.


Who agrees that poor people ruin nice towns? and why can't we move them all to birmingham,.
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(Original post by blue n white army)
Who agrees that poor people ruin nice towns?
Completely.

Apart from the historical aspects, if the town has a 'bad' population (for want of a better word) it ruins the reputation overall and sometimes then the historical aspect becomes lost.
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Was this a culturally 'enriched' area? Or white working class?
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Come to Wigan! You will be shocked.
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So its their fault they can't get jobs or decent education ?

Blame the poor :rolleyes:
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You could help the town/town's population if you're so concerned.
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It's not so much poor people per se, but I know what you mean, the whole image of a town can be spoilt by rows of pound shops/charity shops.
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(Original post by blue n white army)
Last year I got a job in a town a few towns over. This town has a reputation as being grotty and rough and before I started work there i got the usual "make sure you wear kevlar" and "good luck it was nice knowing you" etc etc. Similar comments were made before I was due to go on a work night out.

However having worked there for a year the town itself is actually quite nice. A unique layout, a lovely market place and round the corner a nice harbour. The architecture and the history of the town is fascinating. So why, i asked myself, does it not feel as nice as it should do, why does it have such a bad reputation. The only conclusion i could come up with is poor people, because there are a lot of working class families around there isn't a lot of money and therefore there are some empty and disused shops and a lot of poundland and iceland type shops. Then there's the Jeremy kyle class that line the street looking grotty and making the place look messy.


Who agrees that poor people ruin nice towns? and why can't we move them all to birmingham,.
Quite, I feel that it would be absolutely grand if we could just chuck out all of the riff raff.
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(Original post by imtelling)
Was this a culturally 'enriched' area? Or white working class?
White working class

(Original post by fortunesfool)
You could help the town/town's population if you're so concerned.
I work for a charity which pumps roughly £2million a year into the local area
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I see what you mean
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The more important issue is that people like you are ruining the country.
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(Original post by blue n white army)
Last year I got a job in a town a few towns over. This town has a reputation as being grotty and rough and before I started work there i got the usual "make sure you wear kevlar" and "good luck it was nice knowing you" etc etc. Similar comments were made before I was due to go on a work night out.

However having worked there for a year the town itself is actually quite nice. A unique layout, a lovely market place and round the corner a nice harbour. The architecture and the history of the town is fascinating. So why, i asked myself, does it not feel as nice as it should do, why does it have such a bad reputation. The only conclusion i could come up with is poor people, because there are a lot of working class families around there isn't a lot of money and therefore there are some empty and disused shops and a lot of poundland and iceland type shops. Then there's the Jeremy kyle class that line the street looking grotty and making the place look messy.


Who agrees that poor people ruin nice towns? and why can't we move them all to birmingham,.
Lol.. a bit harsh. I wouldn't say it's necessary poor people that ruin nice towns, most poor people aren't like the ones that go on Jeremy kyle.
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(Original post by blue n white army)
White working class



I work for a charity which pumps roughly £2million a year into the local area

If it's pumping in £2million a year into the local area, why are you still complaining?
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Maybe you should move away then.
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Youre a piece of ****.
why?

(Original post by keturah)
Lol.. a bit harsh. I wouldn't say it's necessary poor people that ruin nice towns, most poor people aren't like the ones that go on Jeremy kyle.
I know but if there's poor families then the town will attract bargain stores as opposed to top quality stores.


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If it's pumping in £2million a year into the local area, why are you still complaining?
I'm not sure i follow.

That 2million is comprised of salaries, business rates, council tax, as well as the money, grants, activitiy groups etc that we give to the community. 2million is not enough to rid the town of poor people.
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Maybe you should move away then.
I live in a nice town 20miles away so i'm ok.

That said the town I live in doesn't have the same architecture, interesting history, unique layout etc that the other town does. However it is a much more pleasant place to be. The difference between the two towns - one is working class and poor, the other isn't
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What are you talking about? That's absolute nonsense. Poor people aren't necessarily bad, just because you're poor it doesn't mean you're bad. I'll tell you who the bad people that ruin towns really are:

- Chavs
- Criminals
- Drug dealers
- Loud people (including screaming babies and super loud obnoxious music)
- People who litter and throw their garbage on the streets
- Prostitutes

What does someone else's financial status have to do with you anyway? pfft
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It's not so much poor people per se, but I know what you mean, the whole image of a town can be spoilt by rows of pound shops/charity shops.
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There are still poor towns in Britain?

Thought most towns have long since died especially those that are less wealthy and doesn't look as if it is something described in a Jane Austen novel.

Poor people don't make nasty towns, poor towns make people nasty
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