That is how Seven Kings Councillor Balvinder Saund and resident of Chadwell Heath describes Barkingside High Street, as reported by the Ilford Recorder. Has Cllr Saund ever been to Barkingside High Street? It may well be a pleasant place to Eat, but shop? True there are a few proper shops left, like Danny’s DIY and
Following on I am alerted by the wonders of the interwebby techno facilities that a blog, which I am not familiar with, has linked to this site. Locals may or may not be surprised that it’s title is…
Charity Shop Tourism.
While the charity shopping is great, I found little worth hanging around for (although I’m sure others would argue). [Ed: the "others" is the link to this blog, so would you?]There you have it, how others see us can be an eye opener. A whole new industry of Bed & Breakfasts for the tourists awaits us.
Barkingside has little going for it except for charity shops, in my opinion, but for a quick stop on one’s way out east, it’s not that bad, and has at least two very good bargain shops which make it worth visiting.
Oh! that report in the Ilford Recorder says that the High Road from Ilford through Seven Kings and Chadwell up to the borough boundary is to get a face-lift. Let’s hope TfL don’t get involved, and that Barkingside gets it’s promised and long awaited Regeneration Feasibility Study soon.