I have just got back from a holiday in Las Vegas. We want Blackpool to become the new LV, we've a long way to go!! Apart from the standard and size of the hotels, everywhere we went we met pleasant people who were happy to help. All shop assistants were really welcoming and polite. Everywhere was very clean! Any public toilets we visited were clean and all had toilet seat covers and soap in the dispensers! We walked the strip at midnight and felt completely safe. Would I do that in Blackpool - not a chance!
I've been home a couple of days, went into town yesterday was served in a bakery without a please or thank you - just had the change shoved at me. The town centre was filthy with rubbish blowing about and as for using public loo's, I wouldn't even attempt it here. I have fully supported the regeneration ideas put forward, but hadn't fully realised just how badly it's needed.