On 4 Jan 2017 at 1:48pm YummyMummy wrote:
Is it a nice place to live? Anyone know?
Seen some properties for sale that I'm interested in, but am concerned about the proximity of the A27 to the village. Can't get a straight answer from their estate agents. I know things like wind speed, weather conditions etc. affect how far noise travels. And I know the Alfriston stretch of A27 gets very busy.
Any advice would be appreciated from my fellow forum men & women.
On 4 Jan 2017 at 1:56pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
It's not the A27 you need to worry about, more the constant stream of traffic ploughing through the centre of the village. If it wasn't for that, it would be perfect.
On 4 Jan 2017 at 2:12pm YummyMummy wrote:
Thank you Earl, but what is causing the constant stream of traffic through the village centre? I've looked on the map and can't see a main road (i.e. a 'B' road) going through the village, so where is the traffic going to/coming from through the village centre? Is it really that bad, or only at peak times?
On 4 Jan 2017 at 3:38pm Billy Bob wrote:
Peak times and all day Saturday / Sunday. Post Office is great. Pasties are brilliant. Busy, Busy, Busy - great place but only go there on foot over the downs or on the old Coach road. Berwick (pronounced Burrwick is a much better bet).
On 4 Jan 2017 at 4:05pm Horseman7 wrote:
The traffic is coming to/from Ringmer Village Green, where visitors to Sussex like to go for their picnics.
On 4 Jan 2017 at 4:09pm Wotcha wrote:
The queues of traffic struggling to get through the centre of Alfriston aren't so much to do with the volume of traffic movements, but much more to do with the fact that there are several pinch points in the village where cars can't pass each other. So it's Give Way to something every time anyone attempts to drive through. Add in delivery vehicles and you get a bigger problem.
If there is a main flow of longer distance traffic going through the village, it's merely Seaford to Polegate stuff, or Seaford to the A22. Hardly a massive volume of traffic.
On 4 Jan 2017 at 4:53pm Local wrote:
There's also a lot of those women who drive large 4x4s but have no idea where their corners are, and therefore cause unnecessary delays as they peer nervously over the steering wheel whilst static in front of a wide gap.
On 4 Jan 2017 at 5:18pm YummyMummy wrote:
Anyhow, we digress.
What I wanted to know is, can you hear the sound of the nearby A27 from the residential streets in the village? Or not?
On 4 Jan 2017 at 5:38pm Married an Alfristonian wrote:
And from experience, no you can't hear the traffic. PS we married in the church there in 1980 .
On 4 Jan 2017 at 5:45pm K wrote:
I've lived in Alfriston twice. It is a lovely place to live, yes the traffic is pretty horrendous, don't forget the tour busses in summer time. First time I lived sort of parallel to the high street, in Smugglers Close, and you don't notice the traffic there. Second time, was down South Downs way, which was closer to the main road, but no big traffic came down our road.
It is a typical village in the sense that the people want to know who and where you are from, and tend to be bit nosey. Curtain twitching type, but if you're a nice person etc then it's not really a problem. Never bothered me. It obviously gets pretty busy in Summer, but I always really enjoyed it, and going down to the tye during a nice summers evening was really lovely.
On 4 Jan 2017 at 6:28pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
@YummyMummy - Why are you concerned about the noise from the A27 rather than the roads in Alfriston, which will be far noisier? The A27 will be a faint roar in the distance on a windless day, but the local traffic is noisy during the day, even off season. You're not trolling, I hope.
On 4 Jan 2017 at 7:00pm We'vehadourfun wrote:
Ignore Earl o Lewes, he's a nuisance on this forum. Try visiting at different times of day, during and after rush hour. We recently bought a house on a quiet lane that is not a quiet lane really early in morning. The constant roar maybe anoying but think the bottle neck more so.
P.s. This forum will digress at any given opportunity!
On 4 Jan 2017 at 7:07pm YummyMummy wrote:
Earl - because I think faster cars doing 60mph on the A27 will be noisier than slow traffic through the village itself.
And if you think the A27 will be a distant roar on a windless day, what will it be like on a windy day?! And considering we get really windy weather a lot of the time even (and sometimes more so) in the Summer, this concerns me.
Thanks for your advice We'vehadourfun, always a voice of reason on this forum I've noticed.
On 4 Jan 2017 at 7:16pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
There's an ill, sulphurous wind blowing on this forum.
On 5 Jan 2017 at 10:12am Windbag wrote:
I live about three-quarters of a mile from the A27 and can report that traffic noise is barely noticeable, except on foggy days, when there is no wind.
On 5 Jan 2017 at 1:47pm The Greek wrote:
Why not just go there and see for yourself?
On 5 Jan 2017 at 7:16pm Because wrote:
It's a long trip down from Islington just to listen to the traffic noise.
On 5 Jan 2017 at 8:45pm Bex wrote:
Yummy mummy. I suggest you stay in Islington. I'm sure it's quieter than Alfriston. Ffs.
On 6 Jan 2017 at 7:48pm bex wrote:
And anyway, it's the flooding you really need to worry about if you're interested in moving to Alfriston.