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Melksham v Ely

From Ely last weekend - some things that we could learn for our town? Some of these things are being talked about already, some may be longer term, but I suspect that all are practical.

* A train service that's vibrant even though the station is on the edge of town and in amongst some industry
Ely - smaller than Melksham but vibrant

* Free car parking
Freeparking draws the visitors

* Premises that back onto the town's car parks as well as the main streets
Access straight off the car park

* A lively water front
Ely riverside

* Pedestrianized areas
Ely Pedestrian Area

* Historic Vistas
Almshouses, Ely

It struck me that there's far more of a valid comparison possible than I would have expected. In Ely, although it's technically a City, you're looking at a SMALLER place than Melksham. Melksham is in a tourist area but has not pushed its tourist credentials ... Ely is very much "tourist" because of the Cathedral BUT there were hardly any tourists around last Saturday when it was thriving an busy.
(written 2007-11-09, updated 2007-11-11)

 
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