On 29 Dec 2008 at 9:34pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Does Lewes need a superhero to clean up the town (drugs, alcohol, hippies, shop-lifting)? If so, who should this superhero be and what powers should they possess?
On 30 Dec 2008 at 12:11am Jester Thomson wrote:
ther is only one choice....NORMAN BAKERMAN........
On 30 Dec 2008 at 10:02am sashimi wrote:
What are you on about, Spinster? This town is so clean it's boring. I listen to a police officer reporting on the incidents in Malling each month and it's all about three teenagers leaving litter and the near arrest of a graphitti artist whose identity is known but he wasn't caught redhanded. A priest once described hearing the confessions of a convent of nuns as 'a bit like being pecked at by small birds' - and crime in Lewes is like that. So we don't need a superhero. Send Norman Bakerman to Brighton or Hastings where some really nasty things go on.
On 30 Dec 2008 at 10:20am FA wrote:
You obviously don't frequent the town after chucking out time on a friday or saturday night sashimi !!!
On 30 Dec 2008 at 12:24pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
It's obvious that the Lewes superhero is Cllr Peter Gardiner and I can't see how anyone could doubt it.
On 30 Dec 2008 at 12:30pm Cllr Gardiner wrote:
Well, said, Lewes Laugher. Bakerman is over rated
On 30 Dec 2008 at 9:12pm Agony Aunt wrote:
No need for superhero Spinster - just introduce some dolphins into the Ouse
On 30 Dec 2008 at 11:01pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Do you live in an air bubble?
Agreed - Brighton and Hastings are hideous, but they are much larger than Lewes. In comparison to our size (Lewes) we have our fair share, if not more, of dysfunctional people. Combined with the fact that the dysfunctional and socially inept overspill from Brighton are chosing to migrate to Lewes this is a real concern.
On 31 Dec 2008 at 9:36am sashimi wrote:
If being dysfunctional is illegal, I can see that Lewes is indeed a very lawless place. But I like it like that. Is that a crime?
On 31 Dec 2008 at 10:21am Lewes Laugher wrote:
The problems begin when the dysfunctional run the planning department - a contradiction in terms if ever there was one.
On 31 Dec 2008 at 11:14am Lopster wrote:
sashimi - you like the cost to the community that supporting these people incurs? the fights and vomit night after night outside the charcy, and the police costs associated? shoplifting? broken glass and cans around all childrens play areas? constant calls to"domestics" in certain areas of town? volence and threatening behaviour from gangs of "kids" - in town, parks, the pells, on public transport? we have had at least three significant knifings in the landport area in three years - plus at least one public drug-related death (my daugfhter witnessed a driver knifing another in the throat before they flew off round the estate at about 60mph about 3 months ago - outside our house (yeah yeah I know "Landport")) - god knows howmuch car related violence too - i have had forur occasions where my vehicle had been vandalised outside my house in 10 years (£5k on one occasion)
have always respected your postings but you need to errh "smell the coffee" I think they say - get out more - later perhaps - be glad to share a beer with you in the name of research...
still considering the lewes superhero requirement though...
On 31 Dec 2008 at 12:16pm sashimi wrote:
Lopster, I perhaps deliberately misunderstood Spinster's reference to 'dysfunctional people' to mean eccentric folk of which I am very glad to say Lewes has more than its fair share. Bad stuff happens sometimes and when it does it is always regrettable. But is it frequent enough or violent enough for us to change our opinion of the Town or make us look over our shoulders all the time? You've clearly had a run of unfortunate experiences. Is that typical - or just very bad luck? My children tell me Landport is a bad place. But I've walked through it regularly and never felt threatened there or anywhere else in the Town. Perhaps that's because I'm a gardener and I always enjoy looking at the best kept gardens in the Town. And, yes, I do need to get out more, so I'll be glad to have a beer with you sometime.
On 31 Dec 2008 at 12:32pm Lopster wrote:
don't believe landport any worse than other place - just has bad reputation from 20 years back - i love landport, wouldn't still be here after 15 years otherwise - houses with gardens - space to park cars (just)- a good community shop - nice open spaces - decent local pub - most residents are great,sociable, easy going - youth can be a struggle at times!! - bus service - great views - easy access to river walks and town - - global ills affect us all tis all relative though far less significant in Lewes maybe but still an issue for many - beer awaits...
On 31 Dec 2008 at 4:58pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Tbh, Lopster, I think every town has an area that's high crime and low life. Tough if you have to live there, I know, but there it is. There'll always be that element and any town that didn't have it would probably be sanitised beyond belief (think of Frinton - too posh to have a fish & chip shop, ffs!).
I feel far safer in Lewes than anywhere else I've ever lived, despite the fact that I've been the victim of more crime here than anywhere else (two burglaries - by the same Landport lowlife - and numerous car break-ins).
On 31 Dec 2008 at 5:27pm Lopster wrote:
ACT - I am not saying for one moment that the area I live in is a high crime area - i do not HAVE to live here I CHOSE to live here - much like I chose Lewes - for the reasons I gave above - my third location in Lewes in fact and I visited people here for years before I chose this area - it is all relative, 'cos I came from south London where believe me such things are much more evident - I too feel far safer in Lewes but would like it if ALL residents could feel 100% safe -at all times - not just safER i still remember the days when front doors were not locked - nor indeed was the car - and that was in Kingston-upon-thames about 30 years ago ("only" 30 years ago?) - landport lowlife?? believe me there are Nevill lowlife, Malling lowlife, Ousedale lowlife and Winterbourne lowlife too (I have witnessed them all)
On 31 Dec 2008 at 7:44pm Me wrote:
"Landport lowlife" Same old uneducated prejudicies.