On 4 Aug 2015 at 9:59am notforthelikesofus wrote:
Gawd went to Eastbourne shopping centre at the weekend to avoid the expected chaos in Brighton. I won't be doing that again what a dull, trashy and characterless place that is.
On 4 Aug 2015 at 10:01am Mavis wrote:
Tunbridge Wells is a better alternative.
On 4 Aug 2015 at 10:10am Lewes Resident wrote:
Or you could try Crawley, it's a little further to travel, but by car it's an easy 35min run up the A23, or a little longer if you go cross-country via Haywards Heath etc.
On 4 Aug 2015 at 11:08am notforthelikesofus wrote:
Both good suggestions I haven't been to TW in years could be a good alternative to the PITA that getting into Brighton has become.
On 4 Aug 2015 at 11:45am Earl of Lewes wrote:
Yes, it is a bit trashy and many of the shoppers look like extras from 'Dawn of the Dead'. But there's a good range of shops, including Primark, Robert Dyas, M&S etc and the parking is only a fraction of the cost on Brighton, so I think it's worth gritting your teeth a couple of times a year.
On 4 Aug 2015 at 11:50am notforthelikesofus wrote:
Walking past a bloke on his mobile shouting "[..] look i ain't an effing gangstar I just want my money or you're gonna get it." in the middle of the high street area outside M&S doesn't make for a pleasant shopping experience.
It's a bit odd really there's obviously a lot of money in Eastbourne some of the big old houses are beautiful but so much of it seems to be a dump!
On 4 Aug 2015 at 11:53am Iwentthere wrote:
I went on Saturday. Looked like Gods waiting room
On 4 Aug 2015 at 12:02pm Sjep76 wrote:
I have seen regeneration plans are in the pipeline for The Arndale Centre area but when this is going to happen I can't remember.
On 4 Aug 2015 at 12:11pm notforthelikesofus wrote:
I suppose that for the younger, educated and interested in starting a decent career types the town offers very little so don't move there or return if they come from there. As a consequence you end up with an elderly and generally well of population alongside a less aspirational younger group who have no quality employment and prospects. Sad really as the view over the town coming along the coast road makes it look really nice.
On 4 Aug 2015 at 2:12pm bastian wrote:
you can regenerate an area, it either doesn't chnage the poeple or it pushes them on somewhere else-like Newhaven, Hailsham.
On 4 Aug 2015 at 2:35pm Fisherman's Armpit wrote:
How very dare you. Newhaven is the jewel on the Sussex coast. It's a 24/7 metropolis of entertainment and activity. The architecture around the port area is breathtaking. And the townsfolk, especially the women are adorable. Tell me you could stop yourself from thinking 'phwoar' when you see a Newhaven girl in her leggings, pink anorak & flip flops. They knock spots off Page 3 girls.
On 4 Aug 2015 at 3:21pm Merlin Milner wrote:
Went to Hastings on Sunday for the Old Town carnival. Great fun.
On 4 Aug 2015 at 3:42pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
I always wonder what the French must think when they arrive at Newhaven.
On 4 Aug 2015 at 4:25pm Old Bloke wrote:
Haven't any of you tried Lewes?
On 4 Aug 2015 at 4:27pm Old Bloke wrote:
If you do Eastbourne and Newhaven will become positively refreshing
On 4 Aug 2015 at 6:11pm Clifford wrote:
I like the front at Eastbourne. It reminds me of Nice. A bit. A little bit. Slightly.
On 5 Aug 2015 at 7:35am Earl of Lewes wrote:
It reminds me of Nice...biscuits.
On 5 Aug 2015 at 4:30pm Janet wrote:
I have friends from Brighton who have moved to Eastbourne as Brighton and Lewes are too expensive. They are ambitious people and love it as it doesn't have streets paved with rubbish, and also some of the social problems, like parts of Brighton sadly. I guess if they were there 24/7 they might find it to be a bit of a culture shock...
I grew up in Lewes and thought you just went to Eastbourne to buy big pants from M&S, but I'm sure things have changed a bit!