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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 34 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, Seplembet I, 1971------------------------ An invasion of ihe countryside is taking place Britain is bursting out of industrial cities By LAURENCE MARKS London Observer Service LONDON Tlic 1970s began in Britain with an unusually feverish bout of (hat anxious selT-analysis which lias become a national vice. During Ihc dec- ode in which the first genera- m Jvcr [he rieq- tion children born since the Mancheslcr Liv- Second World War II became e Giasgow odu'.ts, the British way of We A of Lon- appeared lo many commen-, dw] lost 62 coo. Al- to have been revolu- The population o[ almost aJI the big industrial cities lias been falling as people have moved out lo the suburbs, to the new towns, and to new hou- sing estates which have swollen ancienl market towns and Iheir surrounding villages. Binning- tators lionized. Hedonism, it seemed, had eroded native puritanLsm swinging in- creasing social mobility was de- stroying the old class structure and the Englishman's conserva- tive instincts had somehow been transmuted into a passion lor innovation. together the Greater London area lost the popula- tion having fallen to The biggest invasion of Hie countryside has occurred in the counties near London, especial- ly those lo the norlh and west. This lias begun to rreale the same kind of social problems novation. i th (tenl of move. -assesTirent of t e1 >'ent in the great America, d- cooler assessment 01 ____. decade has been published in the form of the preliminary re- lics: the formation of underpri- vileged ghettos in the inner city is a more useful guide than these brash simplificalicns to the way in which the country is changing. The report con- firms, with precise figures, what has been sadly apparent for some time in one of the most densely-populated Euro- pean nations. The number of people is not only increasing in total it was when the decennial census was taken in April last year, a rise of ss less able to pay for the kind of rehabilitation that could re- verse the trend. The Greater London Council, Britain's first regional author- ity, set up in the 19GOs, is now trying to slow down the decline. Recently the government an- nounced that it would allocate an extra to the urban program for health and welfare projects (a relatively small sum in relation to what is need- howcver, Ihe problems of in- creasing population and Ihc flight from the cilies are dwarf- erl by the per cent increase in car owners: from six million to 12 million over Ihe decade. terns are being deprived of Ihe labor market from which I hey recruit employees. (Since a Iransport worker must usually walk or cycle lo work, he needs lo live closer lo his job than to the difficulties of the church- successful sharing scheme will: The m-BWlh of Ihe car popula- niost lion and Ihe dispersal of the government announced that it human population feed on each would put up SGO million for other People who own cars H'e Fleet Line, a new extension lend lo go and live outside the j lf> London's Underground rail- cities. And the towns they build wa-v- tend to attract olhor people m rtpl II loilL jrcul, a I uc ui over the decade. It is I also spreading out. I For the physical planners, who then buy cars in order to be able to get around. Eng- land, once a nation of shopkeep- ers, is fast becoming a nation of motorized commuters. And so a finer rec-sii of roads is needed to link the greater mini-! her of small- and medium-sized ixipulation centres. The result can be seen in the j heavy road-building program I which is covering much of the countryside with concrete (the government recently announced plans for another miles of national motorways) and in the new m'ban motorways which have cut a swalh through Ihe centres of Birmingham, Liver- pool and Glasgow, and which are being strongly opposed by amenity groups in London. It can also be seen in the financial and labor difficulties of Ihe urban public transport systems. The systems are be- ing deprived of many of their customers, and so, for example, the people are losing bus ser- vices which no longer pay their way. At the same time the sys- Llie Church of England) a guoc deal less. In order to help pay for this Ihe Church of England estab- lished a committee to dispose of redundant churches in dc- inner city suburbs. Many of these, buill in Ihe million. The' century for large and prospor- Calholic Church prob- j ous parishes, arc huge slruc- ,-ibly a similar amount, I lures, costly lo maintain and The dispersal lias even added I Ihe Methodists (who operate .1' ruinously expensive to repair. people.) Lasl week the es in a godless age. The church commissioners estimated Iwo years ago Ihat he Church of England needed 211 new churches, church halls, 150 dual-purpose buildings and 220 new clergy houses in newly- populated areas, and that this would RVHT QUALITY PAINTS INTERIOR LATEX GAL. 3.99 EXTERIOR HOUSE PAINT 3.99 GAL. 20% OFF ON KEM PAINTS KEM GLOW SUPER KEMTONE KEM GtOW VELVET KEM HI.GLOSS EXCEL BRAND INTERIOR LATEX GAL. 4.98 INTERIOR SEMI-GLOSS GAL. 5.95 EXTERIOR HOUSE PAINT (oil) GAL. 4.98 CHARGEX B E HARDWARE 8416 13th ST. NORTH OPEN THURS. and FRIDAY TILL 9 P.M. PHONE 328-3541 OR 328-3545 CARNIVAL CONTINUES (WHILE QUANTITIES LAST) RE-CHECK YOUR BIG 12-PAGE FLIER LADIES' SUEDE CAMPUS CASUALS Bonanza Tan. Sizes 8 la 3. 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