On 27 Sep 2015 at 12:03pm Jeff wrote:
Cliffe high St currently has 9 cars parked in it
It feels like a car park. Are there no restrictions at all?
On 27 Sep 2015 at 12:37pm Mavis wrote:
Actually, busybody, not on a Sunday !
On 27 Sep 2015 at 1:11pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Jeff. Like that many times throughout the week!
On 27 Sep 2015 at 2:40pm People's Car wrote:
We have ways of p***ing you off
On 27 Sep 2015 at 7:11pm Lewes wrote:
Mavis the restrictions apply all week along Cliffe High Street as far as I'm aware. The bays are for loading only.
On 27 Sep 2015 at 8:47pm Well Jeff wrote:
Did it ruin your middle class, lefty hippie Sunday experience that there were evil cars parked on Lewes' 'Left Bank' ?
On 27 Sep 2015 at 9:26pm Jeff wrote:
'middle class lefty hippie' ?
Any other prejudices you'd like to share with the group?
Quite a lot of money and effort was spent improving the look and feel of Cliffe high St but I don't think whoever implemented the improvements envisaged it turning into a car park.
I'm no fan of the parking scheme but they need to be paying more attention to this
On 27 Sep 2015 at 11:00pm Decent Citizen wrote:
There are sensory paths for disabled ,blind partially sighted etc in the Cliff put in at great expence I might add. These are frequently parked on. One being the antique shop that was Clark's jewellers.Daily I use the Cliff and often count several cars parked on pavements obstructing.I recently witnessed a man draw up on pavement outside Bills and go into Harvey's shop not emerging for some ten minutes. I know as I stopped and looked in charity shop window and waited to see.Traffic wardens seem to turn blind eye to this, even when I point it out.
On 27 Sep 2015 at 11:27pm Border Control wrote:
Has anyone ever seen a blind person walking down cliffe high street anyway ? One feels that decent citizen should get a life instead of counting cars, sneaking to parking wardens and staring into charity shop windows, obviously not contributing to the economy of the town.
On 28 Sep 2015 at 7:18am Driver wrote:
There are areas for loading, marked out discreetly by grey pavers. I have used the area by Harveys to collect large purchases of drinks.
It's not my fault that Bills' tables encroach onto the pavement.
The main problem seems to be Antique dealers leaving their cars parked for long periods with the back open, pretending to be loading.
On 28 Sep 2015 at 10:36am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I wonder if Jeff and Mrs Jeff were the couple who tutted loudly at Mr C-T and me when we parked in the loading bay by the pet shop a few weeks ago? This couple also made snide remarks as we carried 2 heavy boxes of books across to the Oxfam shop.
Sadly, they weren't around a few minutes later to see us load a heavy table into the back of the car. Which was a shame, as might have accidentally reversed over their toes, small-minded, up-themselves pillocks.
On 28 Sep 2015 at 4:23pm Jeff wrote:
No that wasn't us.
Loading is fine but parking and then going into Bills/Magasin/Real Eating for a spot of lunch isn't in my humble middle class lefty hippie opinion.
On 28 Sep 2015 at 8:29pm Back home wrote:
Just returned from abroad where we saw a brilliant solution to the abuse of the deliveries/ loading rules in Cliffe. Basically legitimate delivery drivers pay a fee for a swipe card that is used on a swipe pad to make a locked bollard in the middle of the street retract into the ground. I suspect the fee covers the cost of the equipment. Voila, no need for idiot traffic wardens who don't do their job and no more abuse of the loading bays/ parking , or taxi-drivers and estate agents who use it as a shortcut. Everyone else can just park in one of the four car parks within 100 yards and shops can provide a trolley service for larger items . It IS possible!
On 29 Sep 2015 at 8:21am Dixie Normus wrote:
Jeff I hope you had to squeeze past my awfully parked range rover that was across the pavement outside the bookies forcing people to walk on the road all morning on your way to Bill's. You Jobsworth!!!!
On 29 Sep 2015 at 8:52am Rookie Ron wrote:
I can't see for the life of me what's so bloody special about Cliffe high street !!!
I remember when it was full of proper shops and had two way traffic
Now it's all prats sitting on the pavement with lpads and lattes
I know which I preferred !!
Having said that at least you can park there now
On 29 Sep 2015 at 10:22am Decent Citizen wrote:
Border Control.I am guessing you are able bodied.Spare a thought for those with walking difficulties,those using wheelchairs,mobility scooters,prams.Having to move onto cobbles because of cars on pavements is not only uncomfortable,it can be downright painful! I have a life which has compassion for others,you obviously are of the " I'm Alright Jack" ilk!
On 29 Sep 2015 at 10:26am Decent Citizen wrote:
Border Control. Just to educate you,the sensory paths help those with sight impairments. And yes,there are blind and sight impaired people in Lewes. I personally know two!
On 1 Oct 2015 at 8:11pm Billy Coliwabble wrote:
Witnessed yesterday, to blind people negotiating tables and chairs outside Bill's with cars parked in the loading bays.
On 3 Oct 2015 at 10:37pm David Gale wrote:
I am not one for using stupid names hence I'm using my real name. I am a blue badge holder and am entitled to drive and park in the designated area in Cliffe High Street. On the rare occasions I do, I am met with affronted looks from those walking in the road and those outside the coffee houses. I have mobility issues and would love to be able to walk like these people, sadly I can't .If it was totally pedestrianised then fine I wouldn't go there, but it isn't, designated vehicles can use the street, get over it.
On 3 Oct 2015 at 10:53pm John Smith wrote:
Has it never occurred to you, David, that if the rules weren't constantly being abused by those who are simply lazy then no-one would be giving you dirty looks? It's the fact - FACT - that a good many, most even, are simply taking a short cut through a pedestrianised area that screws things up for people who actually need access.
I was down at the Farmer's Market today, talking to friends on the bridge. There was a constant stream of cars pushing through, and you can't tell me every single one of them was making a delivery or otherwise "designated" (certainly not the silver Merc convertible that simply revved its engine to "encourage" the pedestrians out of its way).
And please, don't tell anyone to "get over it". That's just plain rude.
On 3 Oct 2015 at 11:13pm Throbbing & Gristly Bits wrote:
The Blokey Bloke in the Silver Merc Convertible revving up the engine is well known for being rude & crude. He was probably late as he runs a massage parlour on Cliffe High St.
On 4 Oct 2015 at 2:57pm child of the 50's wrote:
Well said Rookie Ron - I remember as a Primary School kid journeying from Uckfield to Lewes to swim at the Pells. The thrill of the coach going over Cliffe Bridge was offset by the chill of the Pells pool water round my pre-pubescent nads.