When the recession (or credit crunch) started to hit families, no one thought that so many businesses would be affected globally, with an important impact on the economy and reducing turnover growth.
The consequence provoked an important change and real chaos for some employers whatever the size.
Employees were made redundant – companies reduced their productivity and eventually entire office blocks closed down. We then saw a lot of “to let” and “for sale” signs blossoming on buildings' facades.
Some cities like Exeter have spread this type of investment throughout the town as the campus seems to have reached full capacity. So, why so many flats and mainly with the emphasis on “luxury”. Can students actually afford such places? Having looked around the city, the average price to pay for the year is around £10,000 and that's without the essentials (food, clothes and other expenses such as the inevitable night out).
Thankfully, parents are here to help and support their children; knowing that the University fee is around £9,000 per year, it is a few expensive years to get (potentially) a well paid job after graduation. Are students naive about professional careers? Do they think that entrepreneurs are waiting for them with open doors? This is possible in a dream life. Even with the best diplomas and high marks, it is a battle field to get that executive position with high salary. It can also happen that students' flats are bought by private investors then rented. A kind of property ladder strategy.
Some residents are worried that the housing market will prioritize students and a struggle to find the adequate place for people living and working in and around the city could create a kind of tension. It is definitely and already difficult to find something decent (price, size, location and overall state). Has Exeter University gone too far? So many offices refurbished into housing for students coming from wealthy families and consequently bringing a guaranteed income, is certainly seen as safety net.
Luxury students accommodations Exeter[/caption] What do retailers & Deven County Council think about this? In other words, is this healthy for the town's economy? It certainly is positive for restaurants, pubs, Princesshay shopping centre and other High Street stores such as John Lewis or Urban Outfitters who have invested a lot of money to have prime locations and spacious shop windows.
Will we then see a town made for students such as some seaside towns almost purposely built for tourists?
A lot of visitors attend those events. Nothing like Glastonbury, but a solid logisitic plan is needed to manage the crowd and make sure that there is enough of everything from car spaces, food, drink, public toilets located cleverly in strategic places and dedicated litter points too.
Too often families go for a barbecue and then "forget" to take the leftovers with them.
Consequently, it happens too often that the remains of a family day out is rotting on a beautiful landscape either in a city park or in places such as Dartmoor or even beaches. A real shame, that individuals aren't actually thinking that it is about respecting mother nature. Surely, they wouldn't leave empty plates or pizza cardboards in the middle of their own lounge?!
There is always room for improvement and this is also applicable when it is DIY time. How many times do we see in the front garden/yard of a terraced house an old bath tub, door, furniture just waiting there for days/weeks/months to be taken away by a potential passer-by interested in previously owned items?! Nowadays, it is not that hard to hire a skip whether it is for residential or business waste!
There is no other way around it. Living in a community is also about putting some efforts to keep Britain tidy.
No one can have the best of both worlds: involvement and hands on are mandatory. Nothing happens by itself.
So, next time you are going to a festival, a Sunday walk or a wild picnic think about tomorrow and other individuals who will follow your footsteps. It is never pleasant to clean the mess left by others.
Bank bottles are available in and around cities to make sure that the recycling process works smoothly. And even if you have to walk for a few minutes to it, take it as a positive exercise rather than a chore.
Panini stickers not to be confused with the toasted sandwich, are specifically dedidcated to sporting events (mainly football).
When Argentina '78 was on and it was time for pupils to go to the courtyard to play, it was all about comparing and exchanging Panini's duplicate images, in order to complete the teams and countries involved in the championship.
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Something rather special as it's a unique show where all Panini's World Cup stickers have been brought together for a single exhibition.
But there is a kind of paradox about this past-time: when technology is all around us, people still appreciate basic fun by adding these stickers to a book. Which is in fact great. This shows that there is entertainment in the 21st century without the need of the internet, smartphones or tablets.
What is interesting though is when the World Cup ends. Some will keep their album in a specific/precious place. But others, will try to sell them for a high price because they believe it can be seen as an exclusive memorabilia (or souvenir) of that football tournament which has been watched globally.