On 9 Jul 2016 at 6:07pm Valence Road resident wrote:
Oh no, it's the Leicester Road street party again! Never minded it in the past, but last year they introduced a new speaker and now it's the Leicester Road, Valence Road, De Montford Road and Prince Edwards Road party. I'm happy to put up with a bit of noise once a year. I'm not happy to put up with a deafening racket for a single minute.
On 9 Jul 2016 at 6:31pm Valence Road resident wrote:
They've turned it down back to the level it used to be. I can hear it through double glazing, but it's just background noise now, which is fine.
On 9 Jul 2016 at 8:36pm Tipex wrote:
Maybe find a front door on Leicester Rd, knock on it and have a chat about it?
On 9 Jul 2016 at 10:16pm Eric C wrote:
On 9 Jul 2016 at 10:28pm Gary wrote:
I don't live near to Leicester Road and have not heard the speaker so don't feel I can contribute to this discussion.
On 9 Jul 2016 at 10:52pm * wrote:
So why did you bother, Gary?
Kind regards and have a nice day.
On 9 Jul 2016 at 11:15pm Not from Leicester rd wrote:
I for one would like more unfriendly to outsiders self-centred micro-parties across Lewes. Heaven forbid anyone from nearby streets might be invited...
It's a matter of time before Leicester rd secedes from Lewes in a dramatic Lexit...
On 9 Jul 2016 at 11:35pm Valence Road resident wrote:
@Eric - Perhaps I am a misery guts, but I'm a considerate misery guts. If I have a party I never play music so loudly that it ruins other people's evenings. You don't need loud music to make a party go; just plenty of bottles.
On 9 Jul 2016 at 11:41pm Loud wrote:
That is loud. Seriously I thought it was a street party not a parish party. Why play such bad music so loud and without concern to others outside the st?
On 10 Jul 2016 at 12:03am Valence Road resident wrote:
Last year they responded to a post by apologising and saying that they'd keep it down the following year. Haven't seen any evidence of that. It's now midnight, when the music's supposed to stop and instead we're getting treated to Lionel Richie singing All Night Long. It's the same music every year.
On 10 Jul 2016 at 12:12am Hyena wrote:
Loud, what's bad music?
On 10 Jul 2016 at 12:45am Bert wrote:
Hyena, they had a Dad-rock covers band for a while which was painful. I've gone away this weekend so haven't heard it but sympathise for those nearby. It seems very self-absorbed.
On 10 Jul 2016 at 12:59am Wishing them joy! wrote:
Live in High Street so nowhere near but have a good friend in Leicester Road and she always looks forward to this celebration of community. Hope they are still having (and have had) a fabulous time and good on them for bonding with their neighbours for this lovely annual event. Annual as in once a year—not every weekend so please check your hard-done-bys at the prison crossroads...
On 10 Jul 2016 at 1:15am Valence Road resident wrote:
Easy to take the moral high ground when you live halfway across the town. You must be a much nicer person than me. I've nothing against the street party. I agree that it's a nice idea for neighbours to get together and I wish them all well. But you can have a party without blasting the surrounding streets with loud music, can't you? I think people managed to enjoy themselves in the past without the benefit of loudspeakers.
On 10 Jul 2016 at 7:47am Mr Nosey wrote:
Anyone know how much that basement job at the top end is costing?
On 10 Jul 2016 at 8:55am Valence Road Resident 3 wrote:
Perhaps the wind was in the right direction as the sound didn't seem too bad last night. It was turned off at midnight as had been promised and the general buzz down at the corner shop this morning was that everyone had a great time. This resident hopes that the weather clears and today's event is a similar success.
On 10 Jul 2016 at 1:22pm James Wade wrote:
I live on de montfort terrace, the banging music was going on til midnight,kept me awake. Loved it. Next year turn it up.
On 10 Jul 2016 at 2:52pm Party Crasher wrote:
Any chance next year's party could be extended into my road Prince Edwards. Now, more than ever, we could really do with a party down here. Pleaseeeee !!
On 10 Jul 2016 at 5:45pm Party pointer wrote:
I think they deserve their party time...after all, newbies are being asked to shell out over half a million to live there for some reason...make hay while the sun shines. Bless em all...
On 10 Jul 2016 at 5:58pm Townie wrote:
Good god, I cannot believe what a bunch of small minded whngers we've got on here.
A street party where people are enjoying themselves once a year.
If you're that jealous of the fun, start your own street party.
What a boring bunch of s**ts we've got on here
On 10 Jul 2016 at 9:57pm Valence Road resident wrote:
Townie, you've completely missed the point. Nobody's jealous or wants to stop the party - I have friends in the road and want them to have a good time. I'd just like a bit less volume so that I can get my child to sleep and hear myself think. That's all.
On 10 Jul 2016 at 10:36pm alr wrote:
Apologies to people who felt the music at the annual street party was too loud last night.
We did use a much smaller system this year- but noise always carries- and always sounds bad from a distance.
It's really hard to tell how much noise is carrying to other streets, so will provide a number next year to contact the organisers if it gets too much.
When you're near, the music sounds great, and it's fantastic to reclaim the street once a year, to get together with neighbours and have a dance.
But people here are making a good point about it seeming like the street party is closed off to Leicester road only- particularly when the sound is obviously not.
The point for me is to get together with friends and neighbours, eat, drink, chat and dance.
It's about community, which is especially important right now. It shouldn't be, and isn't, confined to Leicester road residents only. People from other streets are welcome to join in after we've had food, around 9- next year we'll be sure to make that more clear.
On 12 Jul 2016 at 12:14am Near neighbours wrote:
Alr - that is nice to hear and it would be good that that is advertised clearly next year. It's not always obvious what is going on just by looking over so a programme or a wider invite would be appreciated.
On 12 Jul 2016 at 5:49am Townie wrote:
Why would anyone who doesn't live in Leicester Rd want to go to their street party unless you're some sort of freeloading weirdo.
On 12 Jul 2016 at 6:22am Bert wrote:
That is a lovely gesture and means the residents of the Abergavenny Road flats that overlook Leicester Road, and who are often financially excluded from events in Lewes, can join in without there being any snobbery. If this actually happens it will be left wing Lewes putting it's actions where its vote is.
On 12 Jul 2016 at 1:43pm Windows wrote:
When ever someone does something off their own back to bring people together and enjoy themselves someone always has to moan.
Can't people just be happy that 50+ people in the neighbour are having a good time without being negative.
Most of Leicester rd was there and as every year they enjoyed it.
There was a party on valence rd that was way louder on that night.
I can't see people mentioning it on here.
The street party is planned and arranged with the council months in advance with signs and notices up.
people are aware that it happens ever year on the 2nd Saturday of July then really please do contact the street next time or go away for the weekend.
On 12 Jul 2016 at 1:55pm Valence Road neighbour wrote:
I love your street party. I hope you all had a great time. It's only one night a year and the noise stops around midnight, I really can't see why anyone would have a problem with it? It's a lovely community event.