Dynamix consultation along the High Street

One word to describe how High Street is now:
• Boring
• Scummy
• Shabby
• Busy x2
• Unsafe
• Grey
• Contrasting – half done up
• Run down x4
• Mixed
• Neglected x2
• Heroin, mow
• Avoid after dark
• Quiet
• Not very welcoming
• Depressing (I remember how it used to be – the arcade was unique and lovely)
• Unfinished

• Scary
• Untidy
• Getting better – more work needed
• Could do better
• Lost for words
• It’s a shame
• Neglected architecture
• Mismatched
• Terrible
• Accessible
• Frightening
• Better than last I saw it 15 years ago
• Looking better already – coffee shop, cake shop
• Cynical
• Broken promises
• Unemployment
• Scruffy x2
• Afraid
• Improving
• Not right
• Intimidating
• Needs cleaning up, brightening up
• Feels safer
• Drugs
• Sad
• Shit
• Bit outdated
• Gone to ruin

One word to describe how you would like High Street to be:
• Vibrant x 2
• Fabulous
• Different kinds of shops
• More like it used to be
• Creative x 2
• Brighter
• Cleaner
• Perhaps pedestrianized
• Clean
• Specialist shops
• Redevelopment x 3
• Prettier x 2
• Green spaces
• Community spirit
• Colourful x 2
• Better
• Art
• Shopper-friendly
• Illuminating
• Adventurous / traditional like Polish shop
• Cherish
• Less shouting people
• Investment
• Inviting
• More money
• Totnes
• Smart / tidy
• Lovely
• Interesting places to go, not just walk past
• Reclaim the city centre
• Fun and activities
• Late café culture
• Sophisticated
• No drugs
• Reinvestment (especially by the council but not just the council)

What would you like to see in the world’s best High Street?
• A remake
• Better policed
• Individual shops – independent, more craft shops
• Dragons painted on the walls
• Clean up buildings
• Make buildings nice to look at
• Façade and perception of street
• Moving some businesses
• Conservation of buildings
• Not just shops – interactive, arty
• Water fountains
• Trees
• Restore the Elysium
• Playgrounds
• Music shops
• Bouncy castles
• Water parks
• More trees
• More cafes, boutiques, independent shops
• Open to all – intergenerational
• Independent shops x2
• Less fast food
• Old Woolworths
• Windows to draw people
• Bargains
• Car parking
• 3G
• Football pitch
• More things like this (tent of beach balls)
• Indoor play spaces – free of cheap
• History of Swansea events (like 1960s Swansea Bay)
• Smart shopfronts
• Colourful
• Cared for and valued
• All boarded shops gone
• More painting
• Stop street drinking
• More creative spaces, especially for children
• More decent shops
• Repaired pavements
• More for kids
• Flowers x2
• Window boxes
• Less wasted people
• Lots of different shop – interesting, individual and unique
• Encourage businesses – lower business rates
• Families / couples / mix of people
• Mixed accommodation
• Looking after the architecture
• More green
• A lot more things to look at and do and no abandoned buildings
• Fewer groups of intimidating …..?
• More retail
• Nice areas to sit
• Happy people, including me
• Nice cafes
• More going on, more for kids
• Consistent redevelopment of buildings
• Coachtrips into towns like Stratford and Cardiff
• Theme park
• More the job centre
• Keep good architecture

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