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survey reveals people in North West are rethinking where they
A new survey has
revealed that the Coronavirus pandemic and resultant lockdown
has forced Brits to reconsider where they live. 1 in 4 people in
the North West are rethinking where they live, mostly due to
desire to live closer to family members and the new working from
home arrangements meaning less need for people to live near busy
Cities. The survey of over 2,000 UK adults conducted by
Censuswide and commissioned by estate agency Yopa asked people
about their relationships with their homes, families and
communities, generating some interesting responses. 1 in 5
people in the North West said their employer had suggested
working from home would become the norm in the future and 25%
said that, if this were to be the case, they would reconsider
where they live. The pandemic has put people off living near
Cities, with 1 in 5 Scousers considering moving further outside
the City Centre. Those in the North in general seem to be more
family oriented than the rest of the country, with 35% of people
in the North West living within 5 miles of their parents or
other close family members. The national average is 28%. And
those who don't currently are certainly thinking about it after
lockdown, 1 in 6 now want to be nearer to family members. That's
not to say there haven't been tough times, 1 in 3 parents in the
North West now say they have been put off home schooling as a
long term option! And 35% of people in and around Liverpool and
Manchester said they would prefer to travel by foot, bicycle or
car over public transport in the future due to virus fears.
Yopa’s Regional Director for the North West Chris Smith says:-
"It's not surprising that Brits' attitudes towards their
properties have evolved over the lockdown period. For many of us
it's been the most time we’ve ever spent in our homes. For a lot
of people, it was a time to take stock of their lives and
consider whether they were truly happy with where they live. The
lockdown had many dreaming of more space, with 1 in 4 people in
the North West stating that they now feel more inclined to move
to a bigger property. This is in line with buyer trends we are
spotting at Yopa, with demand for larger family properties at an
all time high, especially considering the stamp duty holiday
that has just been announced."
LGA responds to RAC report
on pothole damage
RESPONDING to a report
by the RAC about the damage caused to vehicles due to potholes
between April and June, Cllr David Renard, the Local Government
Association’s transport spokesman, said:- "Fixing our
roads is a top priority for Councils. Despite the pandemic,
councils have been working hard to fix potholes and repair road
surfaces as well as supporting the increase in cycling
infrastructure through temporary road measures. Extra Government
funding has helped but our local roads are deteriorating at a
faster rate than can be repaired by Councils. It would cost more
than ₤11 billion to clear our current roads repair backlog. With
devolved infrastructure and transport budgets and long term
funding, Councils can improve our roads and deliver the
infrastructure improvements that allow people to move around in
less carbon intensive and more sustainable ways."
Total UK cases COVID-19 cases - update for Liverpool City Region
THE total number of UK
Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory
confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 687 cases and the total
number now stand at 292,552, that includes tests carried out by
commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National
Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the
total, was sadly reported to be 114 according to the Department
of Health. The total number of deaths of people who have had a
positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS
laboratory is 45,233.
In England, there are a total of 293,239 confirmed cases. North
West - total of 43,907 confirmed cases. The number of laboratory
confirmed cases within the following Local Authorities, in and
around the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
► Liverpool, 2,478 confirmed cases.
► Sefton, 1,534 confirmed cases.
► Wirral, 2,039 confirmed cases.
► St. Helens, 1,198 confirmed cases
► Halton, 692 confirmed cases.
► Blackpool, 1,031 confirmed cases.
► Blackburn with Darwen, 1,137 confirmed cases.
► Bolton, 1,885 confirmed cases.
► Bury, 1,294 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire West and Chester, 1,996 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire East, 2,213 confirmed cases.
► Lancashire, 6,810 confirmed cases.
► Manchester, 3,004 confirmed cases.
► Oldham, 1,897 confirmed cases.
► Rochdale, 1,692 confirmed cases.
► Stockport, 1,646 confirmed cases.
► Tameside, 1,540 confirmed cases.
► Trafford, 1,273 confirmed cases.
► Wigan, 2,143 confirmed cases.
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