What area in Blackpool is most deprived?
West Revoe ranking in UK in deprivation
3rd most deprived
What has been blamed for Blackpool’s decline?
1970s-80s advent of package holiday
Evidence of decline of businesses in Blackpool
1995-2005 decline in businesses by 6%
Blackpudlians wages in comparison to national average
17% less than national average
X2 social problems in Blackpool
highest number of alcohol related deaths
highest number of children in care (1 in 67)
What notorious date sees 2,500 people out of work?
10th November - Blackpool’s Illuminations turned off
How many people employed in Blackpool’s Illuminations
A reason for Blackpool attracting a more impoverished visitor
Guesthouses being converted into bedsits
How much can a converted guesthouse into bedsit go for per week? Who does this attract?
more impoverished visitors
Main reason for Blackpool’s spiral of decline
non-diverse seasonal econonmy
Evidence of spiral of decline in Blackpool
- low levels of education qualifications
- traditional industry e.g shipping, reducing
- low wages
Why may planners and developers conflict?
planners want to avoid coastal-squeeze
developers want to make profit on high-value land
Why may conservationists and businesses conflict?
conservationists worry about visitors who pollute + erode
businesses want to attract more visitors
Why may locals and tourists conflict?
busy seasonal economy = congestion
facilities e.g parking unattractive for locals
Who may youths threaten?
may have anti-social behaviour e.g graffiti
elderly may feel threatened
Why may locals and developers conflict?
locals want to retain areas character, don’t want infilling
developers driver by profit - build modern high-rises amongst victorian property