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Little Darlings

On 28 Feb 2010 at 12:47pm Decent Citizen wrote:
So whose little darlings were they last night, causing havoc in the wildlife area off Court Road?Between 12pm and 1 30am girls screaming, boys yelling, near elderly peoples accomodation? I would estimate the ages at 14 to 16ish. If any of you had youngsters rolling in around 2ish,point out to them how anti social their behavier is.And yes, police will be called and the people who work very hard on the nature park will be informed should there be a repeat.
On 28 Feb 2010 at 1:02pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Good luck to you if you manage to get the old bill to do anything. I've twice called them about kids creating a disturbance in the small hours, they've never appeared.
I think there should be a curfew. No under 18s out after 10pm unless accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.
On 28 Feb 2010 at 1:32pm Decent Citizen wrote:
A C T I have to wonder if these kids parents are even aware that their offspring are out! Littered among the little darlings parents, are probably I suspect, those who will be absolutely mortified by their behaviour. Having had children myself I am aware how devious they can be! Then of course you have the others, who could not give a flying ***t what their offspring are up to,how sad. Your idea of a curfew suits me fine.Like kids not in school during the day for no good reason,the police stop them and check. Is it too much like hard work for the night coppers to to do similar? Parents, police come on take a stand here.
On 28 Feb 2010 at 1:43pm leaf wrote:
It was a full moon, little sods screaming and shouting till about 2am were I am in wallands area too.
On 28 Feb 2010 at 2:20pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Leaf, sorry to hear you have similar problem. Not on is it? What do we pay our community charge for, I ask myself?
On 28 Feb 2010 at 2:59pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
could it be end of exam celebrations - they have so many of them.
On 1 Mar 2010 at 8:04am sashimi wrote:
Good grief, didn't ALL of you p*ss off your parents like this when you were in your teens so why shouldn't you pay the very small price now of putting up with it from your children? If not you either have a very selexctive memory - or you had a deprived childhood. As for the old folk, they switch off their deaf aids and sleep through it - or they are glad of having something happen around them.
On 1 Mar 2010 at 9:33am Decent Citizen wrote:
Can we take it you would not mind being woken in the early hours then Sashimi? Let me know where you live and I will send them to your area.As for your comment about elderly people,it shows you, like those,have no respect for others! Perhaps you are young, or,a parent of one of these anti social little morons!
On 1 Mar 2010 at 10:21am sashimi wrote:
Decent Citizen, I am an OAP who is not yet deaf or senile. I hope I am tolerant enough to put up with some high spirited behaviour, if only because I did the same when I was young. These kids are not dealing drugs or pulling guns - or that would have been mentioned. If you want to see some real problem behaviour try spending a day on a deprived inner city estate.
On 1 Mar 2010 at 12:12pm Winterbourne Wanderer wrote:
Sashimi, thank you for your sane posts.
On 1 Mar 2010 at 1:31pm Old Cynic wrote:
I obviously had a deprived childhood! I am young enough to remember being a teenager and, NO, I didn't ar@e around at 2am mainly cos I my parents didnt allow me to go out at such a stupid time and I respected them enough to do as I was told.
On 1 Mar 2010 at 1:57pm Quiet Life wrote:
I get annoyed with these kids screaming and shouting in the early hours too. It is particularly annoying when you have young children and they are kept awake for half of the night when they have school the next day. Going out having a bit of fun is one thing, being deliberately obnoxious and antisocial is another. Why do they feel the need to shout at night anyway? You don't see kids walking around during the day shouting at each other like that! Why on earth compare Lewes to a deprived inner city area too? Of course if I lived in an area like that, then I am sure I would experience worse, but the fact is I choose not to do that, I choose to live live in Lewes, pay the price for doing so, and would expect more civilised and considerate behaviour.
On 1 Mar 2010 at 1:58pm Prick Stein wrote:
Why is it that 'liberal middle class' parents think it's ok for there offspring to p iss off the rest of the neighbourhood coz they remember being young once! What a load of rubbish obviously Sashimi was a complete pain when younger and doesn't care. That attitude stinks parents should control their satanic offspring, they should be taken to court instead of letting little Tarquin run riot!
On 1 Mar 2010 at 2:42pm Quiet life 2 wrote:
Give it a rest, Prick. I can safely say that the 'offspring' who shout, fight, vomit and defecate (true) etc in my town centre street are certainly not called 'Tarquin' and, in the very unlikely event that they found themselves in court for what has here been called 'high spirited behaviour', could not care less. We are not talking about a bit of noise any more.
On 1 Mar 2010 at 3:22pm MonkeySeeMonkeyDo wrote:
There are no exams yet. So they are not celebrating. Term has started again. It concerns me that youngsters are out that late unsupervised.
There is no where available for these youths to hang out, other than the streets or random wooded areas. They get moaned at for messing about at the skate park, provided for them by us. So what do you want done about it?
Provide solutions rather than complaining...
(or maybe just employ a childcatcher just like they did in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.)
On 1 Mar 2010 at 4:31pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Had you heard the rumpus they were making, I believe like me you would wonder if they were on something!What I would like, Monkey see Monkey,is for parents to teach their offspring to think of others. Had it been 9 or ten in the evening yes, I would have tolerated it better. Between 12 am and 1 30 am is not acceptable to intelligent responsible parents of youngsters.!Incidently, it was pitch black, and pouring with rain.Theres another clue, did any of your kids leaving soaking clothes lying about sunday morning? Before you ask, as I mentioned how dark it was,I watched them appear into the street under lampposts! My reason for that was that I was VERY concerned that the girls were so young.
On 1 Mar 2010 at 5:05pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Young people are not the only people making noise at 2am in the morning. Our neighbours make an awful racket and they are in their 60's....
On 1 Mar 2010 at 5:30pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Perhaps they're deaf and don't realise how noisy they are!
On 1 Mar 2010 at 6:18pm leaf wrote:
Its not about providing them with somewhere to hang out, at that time of night they should be home.
On 1 Mar 2010 at 10:38pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
It is concerning that young people are out so late. if any of them were in distress I hope you intervened or called the police to intervene, decent citizen - as your moniker implies. We should be taking care of our young and it is everyone's responsibility to intervene if they are concerned.
On 1 Mar 2010 at 11:20pm Decent Citizen wrote:
I assure you Brixtonbelle, that i would most certainly have intervened should the girls had been, or appeared to be, in danger. Sadly,screams, shouts by girls seem to be the usual communication these days. God help them should they need help, and people get so used to hearing it, they ignore ! There must be parents of a dozen young girls and boys who where out and about that late at night.
On 2 Mar 2010 at 4:35pm MonkeySeeMonkeyDo wrote:
I agree wholly with you DC, Leaf and Co. The Youths shouldn't be out that late, it is irresponsible of the parents - how do you educate them? I guarantee most parents will not accept the kind of advice and guidance that they need. The little buggers are probably very shrewd about what they say and where they are - we've all done it, I remember telling my folks that a gig at Wembley Arena was in fact at the Brighton Centre; could you imagine... if any thing bad had happened they would never have known where I was!
I am concerned for their safety but why aren't their parents? or have they just lost control? How can it get better? It ain't my job!
On 2 Mar 2010 at 6:27pm 53 Yr old wrote:
Were you lot ever young? Once in a while why not - it's not exactly every night is it? Jeez....
On 2 Mar 2010 at 8:21pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Erm excuse me 53 Y r old, talking to police, and other people suffering this,I can assure you it is not one offs!I am reliably informed this is a growing problem in our town. People live here because is is not like other troubled places. No, we do not live in an inner city but,the way it is going who knows how long it will be before we are? Surely you can see the possible dangers to young people out at these late hours,or are you a liberal parent who does not believe it is a problem?
On 2 Mar 2010 at 8:49pm Prick Stein wrote:
53yr old must be one of there parents! There should be a curfew of 9pm for anyone under 18 unless accompanied by parents. Firm but fair
On 2 Mar 2010 at 9:21pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Indeed Prickstein, there are a lot of them about! Lets hope these parents get their act together before a tragedy occurs.NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE WHO WILL NOT SEE!
On 2 Mar 2010 at 10:43pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Once they are into mid-teens they want to go out and will go out, sometimes even past their bedtime. No point demanding a curfew - we all made noise and we all were inconsiderate to our elders and betters. Plus ca change, what goes around, comes around, etc. I suspect some sort of harmless celebration and it sounds like they weren't harming anyone or any property. Most kids are good kids and will do no harm once in a while.
There are also quite a few middle aged people who make a rucus as well - I saw a group of about 12 leaving the Buddha Belly a few weeks back after midnight making an awful noise, and they should definitely know better. And I saw a couple of men tonight who were really really drunk tonight at 7.30 pm - and they had white hair. It's an absolute disgrace.
I have to confess I find a little sign of life at night more reassuring than dark quiet streets where any werido could be lurking round the corner.....
But to reassure you. Decent Citizen, Lewes has a long long long way to go before it resembles anything like the inner city !
On 3 Mar 2010 at 8:34am Dr Terrible wrote:
What we need is a good old fashioned serial killer in a top hat and tails to stalk the streets at night, that would soon sort the problem out......
On 3 Mar 2010 at 1:43pm DFLer wrote:
You people don't know you're born. You should try a typical night in Peckham or New Cross. This is kid's stuff and you should be grateful the kids here are so mild.
On 3 Mar 2010 at 1:47pm Prick Stein wrote:
So why is it ok to excuse their behaviour? Just coz there not as rough as in London doesn't make it ok. Kids should be made to behave, the problem is a lack of discipline at home and school and parents that dont care or think that what there kids are doing is acceptable as above! Its not. Bloody DFLs
On 3 Mar 2010 at 2:41pm frankiesgirl wrote:
Just because there not as bad as other kids does not mean its ok for them to be a general pain in the butt at all hours. Eberyone at some point needs to be told behave.
On 4 Mar 2010 at 12:54pm Sam Spam wrote:
I know it was a long time ago but when I were a lad we didn't break off car mirrors, deface walls or signs, throw life-buoy's into Pells pond or drink tins of lager while walking down the high street. If a police man or even an adult had asked us to move on or keep quiet at night we would have done it without either kicking their head in, giving shed-loads of abuse back or smashing things up like tantrum-behaving babies!.....like I said, it was a long time ago.
On 4 Mar 2010 at 1:06pm MonkeySee MonkeyDo wrote:
As I said before Doc terrible we need a child catcher!

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