Town escaped the Blitz
So Victorian buildings
See poverty still
n.b. Ranked in the top four boroughs for social deprivation in 2016. Charities and top-down patronage cannot address the issues. They did not in Victoria’s time; they do not now.
This week (4th February 2019) the Conservative government announced £1bn more cuts to local government, but say councils will have more “freedom” to raise revenues by other means. Not easy when your council tax payers have no money.