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On 20 Dec 2009 at 12:37pm Give Up! wrote:
No buses AGAIN on Monday?
It drives me mad.. The council said that the Snow took them by surprise, f...ing hell.
They eventually got a Gritter Machine to come to Old Malling Way on Saturday afternoon, I was walking back from the Town, and was expecting to get plastered with the grit as it went past, but No! only one or two morsels of f...ing grit..
So don't expect ANY buses..
Next thing it will be "Oh.. its been a very bad Autumn, leaves on the Roads you know"
The whole bl..dy country grinds to a halt..
On 20 Dec 2009 at 12:45pm SHS wrote:
Friend left Lewes Station at 08.00 this morning to go to Gatwick and has been stuck on the train ever since. Now on his way back to Lewes (no replacement bus service). SO - we (via exhorbitant train fares) spend billions on electric trains and they don't work in the cold. Eurostar saying 'it's exceptional conditions' b***ocks minus 25 degrees and 2 metre snow drifts might be exceptional but not minus 2 and 10cm! Somalia is more advanced than Britain! Bring back steam engines....
On 20 Dec 2009 at 1:23pm Bunter wrote:
I went to London and back on Friday by train - no real problems though I was 40 minutes late each end. Went again yesterday - once again no problems and on time too. Now - Sunday - Southern seem to have lost it. I suppose it was all the excitement of getting it almost right for two days.
On 20 Dec 2009 at 2:07pm Born Slippy wrote:
I'm not one to complain about stuff normally but some of the pavements are more suited to Jane Torville at the mo. Wouldn't fancy it if I was an OAP. Pass the salt.

Be careful out there folks!
On 20 Dec 2009 at 2:10pm i dont live in lewes... wrote:
Visited the Farmers Market this morning & the car park behind the magistrates court in Friars Walk was absolutely lethal.
The precinct was little better and was one sheet of ice, I felt sorry for the traders and punters alike.
I can understand that it's not possible to clear every minor road, but this event was held in the main shopping precinct and was advertised well in advance... as was the snow.
When the nitty meets the gritty (or not gritty in this case) it's clear that the LA couldn't organise a booze up in a brewrey.
On 20 Dec 2009 at 3:02pm juju wrote:
Its taken over an hour for an ambulance to reach my grandson who lives in town, this little one year old is fitting and I cant get off landport to help because of the sheet ice we have down here. Its lethal.
On 20 Dec 2009 at 3:13pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
It's ridiculous. Do we get to sue the council if we fall and break a limb ?
On 20 Dec 2009 at 3:41pm chav wrote:
Why do you need an ambulance for him to try on a shirt?
On 20 Dec 2009 at 3:54pm i dont live in lewes... wrote:
I'm sorry to hear about your grandson juju, hope things work out ok.
On 20 Dec 2009 at 3:57pm juju wrote:
Thanks i dont live in lewes, he now in hospital and we hope all will be ok.
It is madness when even the emergency services cant get out to the people who need them.
On 20 Dec 2009 at 5:21pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I dont know if we've had any buses up on the Nevill, but the top bit of Mount Harry Road is still really bad today. At least they're coming down that stretch not up, so may be all right.
Our pavements are dreadful. Even Mr C-T moaned, and he's nto normally a whinger.
On 20 Dec 2009 at 5:30pm E Bayer. wrote:
I live up that end of town and on Saturday waited 20 minutes for a bus that didn't come.I decided to walk to the post office,which was shut.
I fell over 3 times,once hitting my head hard on a wall and was quite incapacitated and couldn't get up until a passer by gave me a hand...
I slithered down Lewes High Street and there were quite a few others doing the same.I helped a lady who also fell badly outside WH Smiths. I blamed my footwear,she said she had really grippy boots on and she still fell.
It is going to freeze tonight isn't it...Making the pavements even worse.and apparently we have another snowfall on Tuesday night....
I am totally disgusted with the lack of grit on the pavements.
I am going to make a complaint to someone...Much good it will do.
Lewes is hilly.We need more grit!!
On 20 Dec 2009 at 5:46pm Ben wrote:
Anyone on here work at the PCT?
just wondering if Broomans lane and the car park round the back have been gritted or not. Might be a bit tricky to get in if it hasn't.
I shouldn't have to even ask this question, but if Brighton's anything to go by it might not have been! This country, eh?
On 20 Dec 2009 at 5:46pm juju wrote:
Am told by friend that the lanes out at Plumpton are clear and have been gritted everyday, and even the turning at the half moon pub is good, so why cant they keep the roads and pavements clear around Lewes.
On 20 Dec 2009 at 7:16pm Chuck wrote:
I was DISGUSTED last night. Yummy Yummy couldn't get out to deliver so we had to have an Indian instead. What is this world coming to? I am going to complain to LDC. Gits.
On 20 Dec 2009 at 7:37pm Disgusted wrote:
Boots, Tesco, Waitrose and nearly every shop in town can open... Why can't Lewes council at least grit the Streets?
Are they the first to stay at home when a little snow falls?
On 20 Dec 2009 at 10:40pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Maybe they just don't realise that snow, ice, hills and pedestrians don't mix ? I'm quite amazed that the roads and pavements especially haven't had enough grit. How much council tax do we all pay - a lot more than I paid in London and the services are a lot worse - how is that when the level of need is so much less here than Brixton ?
On 20 Dec 2009 at 10:46pm Dave wrote:
ESCC doesn't give a damn about Lewes,Newhaven or Seaford. It's Matthew Lock and Highways again,like the parking scheme.

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