Hard-Fi lead singer Richard Archer is quoted to have said: “A lot of the bars are closing, Habitat went into administration, Jane Norman, Thorntons. It’s all starting to fall to bits.” “Staines is in a dark place at the moment, like a ghost town.” Of course, there was an official rebuttal from the Staines Council. [...]
Hard-Fi lead singer Richard Archer is quoted to have said:
“A lot of the bars are closing, Habitat went into administration, Jane Norman, Thorntons. It’s all starting to fall to bits.”
“Staines is in a dark place at the moment, like a ghost town.”
Of course, there was an official rebuttal from the Staines Council.
My observations with due regards to Richard’s comments:
The concentration of stable energy is centred on the main shopping areas near the Elmsleigh Shopping Centre (http://michaeloon.com/blog/a-look-at-staines-town-centre ). The other areas (marked A) do not have the energy and the business will not be good. This can be easily seen with the boarded up shops or “for sale sign” by the shops.
Should you drive through the town, you will not see any of the prosperous areas, it is like an hidden enclave. The roads pass the “deprived” areas. An example is shown in the image above.
The above image is of “The Town Hall” with the surrounding buildings. There are no less than 5 “for sale” or “to let “ signs on this panoramic image. This is precisely the impression you get when driving pass. No doubt, this is how Hper-Fi’s Richard Archer got the impression that Staines is like a Ghost town,
The good news from Richard’s comment is the Staines Thorton’s Chocolate shop is still traiding.
Update 24th Oct 2011:
The feel of Staines as a “Ghost Town” in my opinion, is due to the River Thames pulling away the energy from the Town, The energy loss can be minimised by a careful design of buildings at specific locations to hold the energy – very much like how Elmsleigh Shopping Centre holds the energy. This will behave very much like a dam holding and preventing the outflow of the energy. I will not go into detail as it can get very technical. Once this is done, the town centre will have a very different feel and appearance. Staines will have a feel of a real town and not a “Ghost Town”.
Secondly, the areas peripheral to the town centre, where the offices and business parks are. These areas are prosperous because they are outside the energy pull of the river. The pulling away of the energy from the Staines Town centre.
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