|Lansdowne Road Crumpsall on 17
July 1999 was showing recent additions, including flower baskets on
medium size poles, and speed bumps covering the junctions with
side streets. By 2005 the speed bumps had been removed to be
replaced by smaller ones on the side street. The flower baskets
had also gone, replaced by small trees. The street lamps are the same as
before. I'm told is now a thriving Turkish cafe and the businesses
generally look healthier than before. The most obvious improvement is
the renovation of the shop facades with new signage and shutters. As in
Levenshulme, the new signs have evidently been provided from
regeneration money, as they are all of similar design, with just the
colour and logo varying from shop to shop.
EWM says: It's good to have new signs but it would have been nice to have a bit more diversity of design to avoid the 'theme park' effect.