• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

How do people feel about the changes that have taken place on Portobello road over the last few years?

Extracts from this document...


How do people feel about the changes that have taken place on Portobello road over the last few years?

The changes that have affected Portobello road in the last decade have a had a great impact on the local community along with the future proposals which have been outlined for the area by the council in order to improve the area. For the purpose of the investigation it is useful to understand how the local community view these changes and proposals, and to gain an insight into the conflict that is arousing from the proposed changes and developments.

          A secondary source presented as an article from the Notting Hill Action Group, which is an organisation campaign involved in fighting local issues. In this article local residents are protesting against the eviction orders that have been served on Elgin books, a bookstore which has been on the road for more than 20 years, one of the reasons for this protest is that the rent has increased so much the bookstore can no longer afford to pay substantial amounts of money on rent.

           The local residents are also furious about the fact that breaches against planning consent rules i.e. ‘the Fluid juice bar shop front

...read more.


         The council have responded to this argument by saying: “we’re trying to react to what people want, and to do it within the powers we are granted.” It obvious that this is a complicated issue, because there is a balanced argument between both the councillors and the residents, therefore it is difficult to determine who is right in what is being said.

Another article displays a variety of articles, one of which is to do with the division between the rich and the poor on Portobello road. This article is stating that there is a ‘widening gap between the rich and the poor in the UK and this is marked in the Notting hill area, which has multi million pound house prices while Goldbourne ward (northern section) is in the fifth poorest ward in inner London.’ Therefore many of the residents of the Goldbourne ward have organised a pilgrimage, which is a powerful reminder to everyone to challenge the status quo, and to work energetically for a fairer, more balanced society. Many of the people who are involved in this protest are trying to convince the council to give in to their requirements by organising these sorts of campaigns. However it is

...read more.


, which helped to analyse the relationships between the figures. From question 1 on the graph its evident that the majority of people questioned were residents (58%) and the remaining were either tourists or workers (42%). This proves that Portobello road attracts quite a lot of tourists and therefore has a large sphere of influence, as the figures are nearly similar to that of the residents.

         Out of the 58% of the residents questioned, 33% of them have lived in the area between 11-20 years, which showed that they knew the area well and were aware of the changes that have taken place over the last decade. Many of the residents questioned felt that the area had changed in terms of housing which is now of a better quality and residents, as new people are being attracted to the area everyday. 32% of the residents felt that the changes had made the area better, while 29% of the people felt that the changes were quite good for the area, however there were only 7% of residents who felt that the area had declined. This shows that Portobello road has made a great improvement since the last decade.

           The remaining results showed that 40%of the people questioned have visited Portobello road more than 10 times mostly for Antiques and general food shopping. Again, this shows that tourism is an important factor, which affects Portobello road everyday and has maximised its function.

...read more.

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Fencing Problem section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Fencing Problem essays

  1. Investigating what affects the time taken for a paper helicopter to reach the ground.

    Method: * Create your helicopter to your desired specifications, remembering to fold on the dotted lines, and cut on the solid lines shown in the diagram * Settle on an ideal weight by attaching paper clips to the base of the helicopter * Find a suitable position 4m above the

  2. "Evaluate the success of the economic, social and physical regeneration of The London Docklands."

    This is a very good thing, as companies are realising that the Docklands has a good future, and are prepared to invest heavily into the area. Another attractive is that the infrastructure has been laid by the LDDC, all costs accounted for.

  1. Geography Investigation: Residential Areas

    To back up what I see I will take photographs of eye-sores and the different types of residential areas I experience throughout my investigation. Methodology How do Basingstoke's residential areas change, improve and reflect different urban models? I have chosen this key question as the basis of my coursework because

  2. Biological Individual Investigation What Effects Have Management Had On Grasses In Rushey Plain, Epping ...

    * The gridded quadrat allows an accurate recording of percentage ground cover to be taken. * The Vegetation Recording Sheet is used to record all the values collected. Evaluation The scatter graph (figure 6) shows that there is a positive correlation between light intensity and grass height, although there are many points, which are a long way from the line-of-best-fit.

  1. This investigations purpose is to determine which parts of the body are more sensitive ...

    The least sensitive area of the body that I tested was the forearm. Anomalies Though I repeated my tests three times for each body part, I received no anomalous results. Even so, if I had received any anomalous information, it would have been expelled due to the fact that I

  2. What is gentrification?

    The higher socio-economic group who are well educated and are powerful, create a pressure group which pressurizes the local authorities to improve council services. Better policing, street cleaning and better upkeep are the most frequently requested things. 5. Now the area has been completely transformed from a low-income area,

  1. Regeneration has had a positive impact on the Sutton Harbour area - its environment, ...

    The marina was surrounded with many different business like the fish market on the edge of the harbour which opened in 1896. There were boats being repaired and built. But drastic regeneration was called for when the employment rate and population of Sutton Harbour reached an all time low.

  2. Geographical Inquiry into the proposed redevelopment plan of the Elephant and Castle.

    mental, physical and emotional health and well being of residents These objectives have led to the following things to be completed: * 281 houses demolished releasing land for environmental improvements, new housing and commercial developments * 340 new homes built, widening housing choice in the area * 341 private dwellings

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work