Westcotes ward

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  • WESTCOTES WARD
    • where?
      • leicester is a large city - east midlands of england
      • built on the river soar
      • 1km west of cbd
    • about the city:
      • culturally diverse
      • well established south asian + afro-carribean communities
      • major centre of learning
    • style of housing:
      • terraced houses
        • packed tightly together
          • high density terraces
      • cheaply built
        • by factory owners in 1860's
        • no running water / sewage or electricity
        • no gardens or open spaces
    • over the years, many houses:
      • deteriorated into slum conditions
      • knocked down + replaced by high rise blocks of flats
        • 1960's
      • modernised
        • old factory buildings + workhouses _ converted into expensive apartments
    • westcotes drive
      • 38% houses = owner occupied
      • 62% houses = rented from private landlord / local authority
        • residents on low income / can't afford to secure a mortgage
        • don't intend to live there permanently
      • 50% - in full or part - time employment
        • 36% - students

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