In the UK the problem of failing high street retail locations has prompted the government to appoint a minister for high streets, and some towns and cities have taken it upon themselves to fight the influence of out-of-town shopping centres and the lure of internet shopping by reinventing high streets as entertainment centres.
Bristol in the UK, which launched its own currency – the Bristol pound – a few years ago, has now got in the news again by installing a giant waterslide in one of the main streets, which has attracted over 100,000 visitors. Deal, in Kent, has also won a competition to find the best high street in the UK.
How about Wet n’ Wild Wynnum or the great Wynnum waterslide anyone??
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