Most of our coastal resorts are suffering from deprivation, high rates of unemployment and low rates of pay, poor transportation, high levels of drug abuse and poor social mobility. By
Coastal deprivation is deepening and the plight of those on the periphery is being ignored. New piece for >>>
"To get ahead, you had to get away," - on the deprivation of seaside towns
"High rates of unemployment and low rates of pay, poor transportation, high levels of drug abuse and poor social mobility," are killing our coastal towns, argues
Sun, sea, sand – and shooting up. Life is tough in our #seaside towns.
"Seaside suffering isn’t only down to falling tourist revenues," says
READ & RT: Like for I’m originally from a coastal town too, Southend-On-Sea in Essex. Things aren’t what they used to be. People voted Brexit. And our coastal towns have long been ignored
"Coastal towns – along with former industrial towns – have borne the brunt of Britain’s economic transition from an industrial to a service economy," writes
"These places badly want for things the government has the power to effect," writes
. knows why teenagers take drugs in struggling seaside towns – he experimented himself.
Sea, sand and shooting up – on growing up in a coastal town
"The donkey rides, carousels and pink sticks of rock hide a multitude of problems," writes
“[T]he Social Market Foundation found that average pay was £3,600 a year in 2016 – the year of the game-changing Brexit vote – in coastal communities.” Blimey.
Everything ⁦⁩ writes here is why we visit fav seaside place in south west but do not live there. Locals warned about drug use and crime in rented flats that letting agents don’t let on. Do read.