On 13 Nov 2015 at 11:57am Talk to frank wrote:
I have recently read a letter on how our lovely town has a drug problem, and all I can say is that kelly carpenter is talking a load of tosh!!
On 13 Nov 2015 at 12:01pm Concerned mum wrote:
@talk to frank I must wholeheartedly agree. There isn't a rising drug problem around Lewes; drugs have always been there. Maybe this Kelly carpenter has a chip on her shoulder.
On 13 Nov 2015 at 12:07pm Average citizen wrote:
As an average citizen I must disagree with you both.. The aroma from the cannabis has on occasion wafted down past my local park whilst i play with the kids! Simply unacceptable and as a mother I should hope you would think worse of the situation!!
On 13 Nov 2015 at 12:15pm Lewes love wrote:
I'm outraged and the smell, Lewes is a historical town with loving families, why should good hard working citizens have to smell the devils lettuce!!
On 13 Nov 2015 at 12:23pm Yummy mummy wrote:
When I took my daughter India and her friends Cecil and herbert down to the Grange gardens in the summer to play and feast upon mini sandwiches and gooseberry yoghurt we had to cut our lovely summer outing short because of teenagers coming down and 'roasting down a number' as they put it
On 13 Nov 2015 at 12:27pm Pixie on a leaf wrote:
Sadly, I happen to know for a fact that Lewes has quite a large heroin problem, and has had for several years now!
On 13 Nov 2015 at 12:35pm Jeff wrote:
@yummy mummy I know exactly what you mean!! Getting a group of stoners down the grange rolling up weeds. Always down there with Hacky sacks i mean can someone please tell them it's not the 80s.
On 13 Nov 2015 at 12:37pm PC Plod wrote:
Completely blown out of proportion! As a member of society who is here to promote the following of laws and catch those who don't abide, I would say that kicking back in a local park on beat and sparking up a fatty can be rather calming for me. Especially on a stressful best having to deal with the confiscation of drugs of kids who know no better!!
On 13 Nov 2015 at 12:39pm PC Plod wrote:
For clarification I smoke my own drugs and not the ones I seize off the local youth.
On 13 Nov 2015 at 12:44pm Oliver Blaber wrote:
Drugs are good for the brain
On 13 Nov 2015 at 12:51pm resident wrote:
yes there is a drug problem in Lewes, this lovely Liberal town!! not only cannabis , heroin, but this laughing gas too and what I cannot understand is the parents of these teenagers know about it. unbelieveable.
On 13 Nov 2015 at 1:20pm Rainbow warrior wrote:
It was the Rainbow that used to be a drug den - now it's the Rights of Man.
On 13 Nov 2015 at 1:38pm Ed Can Do wrote:
The effects of a heroin overdose are lethal. Yes, in the short term, but there's been absolutely no research into the long-term effects.
On 13 Nov 2015 at 1:43pm astrid wrote:
It is naive to think that just because we live in a little historic town that we don't have a problem like everywhere else. this is not news!!
some lady from London who sensationalises everything. I bet you guys don't realise that there is real deprivation in Lewes either. the need for food banks etc give you any clues. I frequent the grange gardens and it is generally full of families. it is not a place that is over run with druggies. I agrees not good if any however to not clarify the truth about things does no good either!!
On 13 Nov 2015 at 3:04pm godzilla wrote:
Astrid your last sentence didn't make sense. Please clarify what point you're making (if any). If you're not making a valid point please stop wasting everyone's time.
On 13 Nov 2015 at 3:39pm Pablo wrote:
Is a really no that bad for town. me and my bro hernando smoke the dope on street with our 13 year old sister. you whant bad. go to my hometown and watch the dopeheads get a mauled by police dogs. is a not cool man not cool
On 13 Nov 2015 at 3:39pm Oh dear I must be old wrote:
laughing gas, magic mushrooms, a blot or two and a bit of bush have been around in lewes since as long as I can remember. certainly since the early 70's much more insidious stuff also. yes I can remember some people no longer with us because of it, there are others who are still with us in body but hardly in mind also, any fool who tries to make light of this subject is deluded, misguided and plain wrong.
On 13 Nov 2015 at 4:15pm astrid wrote:
Godzilla read my message again and don't waste mine and everyone else's time!!!!!!
scot Chegg your mum should be so proud having such a mature intellect in the family!!
On 13 Nov 2015 at 4:21pm godzilla wrote:
"I agrees not good if any however" does not make sense. Don't you dare tell me what to do.
On 13 Nov 2015 at 4:24pm godzilla wrote:
And it should be such a mature intellectual or such mature intellect. Dun kno
On 13 Nov 2015 at 4:28pm astrid wrote:
Godzilla- it may not have been perfect English however you knew what I was saying it is just rude to call people out for making a mistake. @nastygodzilla!!!!!!!
don't use this forum to make yourself feel better by putting others down. that is not what lewes forum is for! go else where
On 13 Nov 2015 at 4:32pm godzilla wrote:
Sorry Astrid you just really ruffled my feathers and I genuinely didn't know what you were trying to say.
We all say things we don't mean when we're nervous and I'm new to the site and indeed this thread.
On 13 Nov 2015 at 4:40pm Mr Chegg wrote:
@Astrid as Scott's father i don't appreciate how you have made a mockery on his intellect. Maybe you need to rethink your policies as you clearly don't stand by them. As you said 'don't use this forum to make yourself feel better by putting others down. that is not what lewes forum is for! go else where', maybe it should be you who does the relocating.
On 13 Nov 2015 at 4:45pm astrid wrote:
Ok, I appreciate that.
I will check my messages before sending as I want to be understood. It concerns me that people do not realise that there is deprivation. My point was that although seeing any drug use is not good/acceptable. In grange gardens there is not a huge drug scene. I love Lewes and would hate it to get a reputation it doesn't deserve.
any way welcome to the forum. I am quite new to this too.
On 13 Nov 2015 at 5:02pm Belladonna wrote:
Let's name a town that doesn't have a drug problem. Hmmmm. Legalise cannabis. Does far less damage than alcohol
On 13 Nov 2015 at 5:08pm astrid wrote:
@belladonna you may have a point. I am in the middle of reading Russell Brands book. In it he makes a good case for legalising it.
Not completely convinced however It has started to make me feel differently about it.
On 13 Nov 2015 at 5:11pm Fake Sarah wrote:
On the 6th November i was driving along the road to take my little kitty to the vets and there was a druggie who was actually so off his face he had fallen asleep standing up on the middle of a road.
Lewes seems to be getting worse with drugs. I see 'beggers' in town who are asking for money even though they have a home to go to. I see people giving them money to feed into their drug habit. If you want to do soemthing for them, buy them food.
On 14 Nov 2015 at 7:25am speechless wrote:
Seriously get a grip. Every town has drugs floating around even Lewes, seems that some people have just realised that Lewes is in fact just a NORMAL town in the UK with all the normal problems and people.
On 14 Nov 2015 at 7:44am I must be old 2 wrote:
Good point well made - The early 70's was a bit mad in Lewes, squats, drugs etc. All replaced by artisan string sellers, and a contempt for the unusual person ? Oh and of course DFL's
On 14 Nov 2015 at 7:57am Per Ardua Ad Astrid wrote:
Good Man Astrid - you are welcome to the forum. I speak as a mickey taking member so don't take anything too personally here, same for all.
On 15 Nov 2015 at 1:55pm Paxo wrote:
Drug Problem??? Hell yeah I've depleted my stash and nose is running like a stream