right i will tell u......
Im 18 and alrewady have left stocksbridge i cud not stand the place and every chance i got to leave even for a few hours i would.
Stocksbridge is going down becuase there is nothing to do so the teenagers get in to drink and drugs and have nothing better to do than to do petty things like messing with peoples cars, vandalism and crime. Then there's the adults of Stocksbridge, dont get me worng some of them are lovely but the only thing thayts accpetable to do in stocksbridge is drink at the several pubd that are not needed in a smal place like that. No one aspires to anyhitng more and this is becuase there is nothing to do and no approach or push in the community to do better because they are left out.
Buses aswell, what all of 2 that go to town, 1 that goes to meadowhall, the council is just making it harder for people to aspire to anything! And there is always bloddy some road works going on somewhere which causes problems.
I was not born in Stocksbridge but moved there when i was a child and all i remember doing as a child was nothing just walking around Stocksbridge with a big group.
Also the bus routes and the inaccessablilty of Stocksbridge makes it harder to get jobs i have had many jobs turned down becuase they have said that there is not good transport in to town and that the buses are unreliable!
I think what needs to be done is the encouragement to do better and more activites and get rid of one or two of the pubs because lets face it with the size of the village and community why do we need 9 pubs! if you put more entertianment and money into encouraging people to do better in the community then more jobs will be made and not just for adults something for the kids too, because if you get them interested in doing better early then its a much better start for them in life and a better quality of living overall is a better quality of life for the future.
The place is just a down fall any ways, its not a happy place becuase on one is bothered about making 8it any better and this attitude needs to change, you need to inform people of the benifits of change and this way they will help make the change by changing their attitudes and you need to get in to schools as its better to target and change the attitudes of the next generation and with this can change the attitudes of the older generations.
Basically: BETTER PUBLIC TRNASPORT, MORE ENTERTIANMENT WHICH INTURN CREATES MORE JOBS (CINEMA SUCH AS PENISTONES WOULD BE IDEAL)AND MUCH MORE, CREATIVE THINGS TO DO AND HELP SHOW PEOPLE CREATIVENESS, ENCOURAGEMENT OF BETTER THINGS (SHJOWING PEOPLE THEY CAN IMRPOVE AND BETTER THEMSELVES), BRIGHTEN UP STOCKSBRIDGE AS A WHOLE (MAKES THE MIND MORE STIMULATED AND A HAPPIER PLACE TO LIVE). GET KIDS ACTIVE AND INVOLVED ALSO SHOW KIDS AT AN EALRY AGE THE BAD EFFECTS OF DRUGS AND ALCHOL. GET RID OF A FEW PUBS. EVALUATE SHOPS TOO, THERE ARE TOO MANY TYPES OF SHOPS SUCH AS LOADS OF HAIR DRESSERS ETC NEED TO HAVE MORE VARIETY POSSIBLY MORE CLOTHES SHOPS OR EVEN A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE WITH CREATIVE TALENT CAN SELL THEIR THINGS SUCH AS CLOTHES OR JEWELLERY. LOOK AT THE STATE OF CERTAIN PARTS OF STOCKSBRIDGE/DEEPCAR AND ADDRESS ISSUES WHY ITS BETTER TO ADDRESS THE CAUSE THEN FIND A SOLUTION.