Sunday, 9 August 2020
Monday, 27 July 2020
Lately this blog has become more of a repositary for links to articles I have found interesting but nothing much more than that. But hey, lets not dwell on that. Yes the heady days of wall of text blog posts have long gone, and regular updates have become occasional but today is a new era. An era of looking forward rather than backward.
Who knows, perhaps something new is coming....something that has stirred at the back of my mind but just needs something to prise it out of its socket.......
Until then, you can find me over on Wordpress (www.stegzy.co.uk) and Pillowfort (pillowfort.social/stegzy) or if you're some sort of Russian spy you can find me and some friends still on Livejournal (but you knew this anyway).
Thursday, 23 July 2020
So while we've been heading down this path for years now, COVID has/ is currently/ will continue to be, a real hammer blow to the barely hanging on high-street. Complaints are common, there's little filling up empty units other than charity shops and bookies, parking is dreadful, and its becoming clear that we need to re-think how we structure our town centres away from being focused primarily around consumption.So with that in mind, what would you like to see from town centres? I'd like to see a lot more support towards live music. I remember when I was younger and there were gigs all over the place, but it all just seems so dried up now. Our local youth centre held a battle of the bands every other year but that place has been closed for 'refurbishment' for years now with absolutely nothing happening to it. The cynic in me says they're waiting for it to deteriorate so it can be sold off to a developer.Seeing investments in youth centres would also be a really great thing though. Seeing some of the WeWork units in the news when they were falling apart really made me think of how great it would be to just have these kinds of communal spaces where people could get involved in each others projects.Just a few of my thoughts, but i'd love to hear what everyone else thinks. via /r/AskUK https://ift.tt/2BmqDfc