Bellenden shopping parade

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Before the Bellenden Renewal scheme, this shopping parade was run down and tired to look at. I always felt it was really attractive beneath the grime and superficial dereliction. With the bircks cleaned, and the wood and stonework painted,and the shop fronts upgraded, it did the trick. Hey presto this is a very pleasant shopping street to be in. The extras of the new pavements, new lights and new bollards, courtesy of famous, then local, artist Anthony Gormley, and still local Tom Phillips, added an extra something, even if it might be arguments about the value of those extras.