To SE23 Residents,
I am writing to you in the hope that you may be able to assist me with a dissertation I am currently undertaking on the subject of gentrification and urban change in the SE23 area. I am a third-year geography student at Nottingham University and I have chosen to study my local area for my dissertation. I have lived in Honor Oak all my life.
I am interested in recording any information and opinions you might have on topics that affect life in SE23 such as:
· transport links
· local amenities
· changes you have witnessed in the last 10 years; positive or negative
· housing market trends
I want to hear from people/organisations/businesses and who have been here a long time and from newcomers, to assess the positives and negatives of the urban change. What are the pull factors that are drawing people to the area or pushing them away? What trends or developments have changed the character of the area for good or ill?
I am developing a structured interview that I would be grateful if you could complete and would welcome opportunities for face to face interviews at a time to suit. I would like to interview a variety of people from different backgrounds and both fans and critics of the area. Aside from interviews, if you have any information about local history, demographics or the business environment I would love to see it as it would be most useful for my project. If you or your organisation feel that could help me in any way, I would be extremely grateful.
My contact details are below and I would love to hear from you: