On Thursday 17th September, the A2 Geography class went to Scarborough town centre to investigate urban decline in the area as we have been studying this topic in class. Urban decline is the deterioration of the inner city often caused by a lack of investment and maintenance of the buildings there and we went to find out if these signs were noticeable in Scarborough.
We asked some shop owners about the local economy and if they had noticed a change in business and the type of people entering their stores. Were buying habits altering as people’s expendable income changed? We looked at the different types of shops in the main shopping area to see what proportion were budget shops, local stores or chain stores and from this, we were able to build up a picture of how economically viable the area was.