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Moving to Lewes

On 31 Dec 2006 at 11:14pm new boy wrote:
Hi we plan to move to your lovely town in the new year. We love the look of Lewes but as newcomers will opt to rent a property initially. Any tips on areas to avoid?
On 1 Jan 2007 at 9:46am i hate lewes wrote:
The whole of Lewes should be avoided!!!!
On 1 Jan 2007 at 5:13pm I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
Rule 1... Make sure that wherever you go has off road parking...
On 2 Jan 2007 at 9:37am Mark rolfe wrote:
areas to avoid Landport( rough area) Cliffe (flood dangers)
Demontfort is a real no go.
my tips Malling & Neville are the places to look.
On 2 Jan 2007 at 12:32pm The Super K wrote:
Malling or Neville it is, Neville has an excellent school is quiet and has very few Chavs. Malling is a nice area and easy to rent property in, and its a very quiet area of town, and its a nice walk along the river into town.
If your a little more flush you could try Houndean Rise, but I doubt there's much to rent up there.
On 2 Jan 2007 at 2:41pm madge wrote:
So whats so wrong with Landport? Why do people exagerate and focus on the negative, all the estates have areas and residents who let them down.
On 2 Jan 2007 at 7:59pm Lord Pike wrote:
What's wrong with DeMontford? Do you mean the estate or the surrounding area too, like Leicester Road?
On 2 Jan 2007 at 9:29pm madge wrote:
New Boy should just rent a place that that appeals and suits his budget no matter where in Lewes. Believe me inconsiderate and antisocial neighbours are everywhere, I for one would definately far rather live anywhere in Landport than several areas of Malling but it would be ignorant to label the whole area 'rough'.
On 3 Jan 2007 at 9:28am JUNO wrote:
Malling and Nevill and Landport for that matter are too far from the centre to benefit from actually being in this town. If you are going to rent try looking at the flats in Court Rd. Mark wrote avoid Cliffe 'cos of flooding' well, we've had the big 40 year flood so it is to be hoped that it won't happen again for a while nand if yor renting it's not nearly such a major consideration as buying.
On 4 Jan 2007 at 9:51am Mark rolfe wrote:
rubbish juno,A nice walk from Malling to center 10 minutes tops.
ignore the flood warnings at your peril.
On 4 Jan 2007 at 10:13am Maddie wrote:
I live on New Road in the centre and it's great.... you can walk to any of about five great pubs, the station, the centre of town and Waitrose within ten minutes. It depends what you want though - you don't get much space for your dosh and parking is a nightmare... but then again, you're in the centre of town and the train service is good - so who needs a car
On 4 Jan 2007 at 2:19pm madge wrote:
Ive enjoyed benefits of living in Lewes town centre all my life but you get fewer visitors coming to your home now parking is nightmare. In areas like landport you get more space for money and your own off road parking is possible, there is short walk to top of town or by the pells is pleasant. Lets face it Lewes is a great place to live wherever you choose to make your home here!
On 4 Jan 2007 at 4:35pm The Super K wrote:
On 03/01/2007 JUNO wrote:
Malling and Nevill and Landport for that matter are too far from the centre to benefit from actually being in this town.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA TOO FAR TO WALK!!!!! May be for you they are JUNO but for us normal weighted people they're a short walk.
And Maddie/Madge we get it... you live in Landport.... yes other area's have one or two bad neighbours but Landport has several of them (only beaten by the flats by Leicester Raod forget what they're called now.). And yes you can park off road IF you can convince the LDC to allow you to lower the kerb and put in a steep drive. thus upsetting your neighbours because they can no longer park outside your house!
On 4 Jan 2007 at 6:42pm madge wrote:
Actually i've always lived in the town off the high street and without revealing my age have seen many changes to the whole of Lewes but recently I have contemplated moving because of the parking. I have family and friends all over Lewes including Landport and have never understood why this area is so unfairly critisized.
On 4 Jan 2007 at 8:17pm The Reverend wrote:
Avoid Lewes altogether. Bloody yuppy outsiders like you who have priced me out of my home town. Piss off.
On 4 Jan 2007 at 8:24pm mick wrote:
If you keep on spouting about what a marvellous, wonderful place Lewes is you must expect people to want to come and see for themselves.
I think it's great, my shack is valued at at least 3 times what it is worth and people still want to buy it!!!
On 6 Jan 2007 at 6:58pm maimie wrote:
Hi there,
Good luck with your move into a brand new future..,
I too hope to move into the surrounding area in tne summer and if you receive any useful info or come across interesting folk... please tell
All the best
Maimie x
On 7 Jan 2007 at 1:30pm JUNO wrote:
FYI I an on the lean side not fat. It is much nicer being in the centre of town for all sorts of reasons, just my opinion perhaps. We are lucky to have two allocated off road parking spaces so that is not an issue for us.
On 9 Jan 2007 at 5:06pm JUDO wrote:
Bell Lane is a rough area rapidly being gentrified. The Swan is packed out with a young trendy crowd every night and there's a clean fast-flowing stream called the Winterbourne where locals are allowed to swim. Heard there's some new yuppy flats going up on the site of the Roche warehouses, great location if you believe animal rights are more important than human rights.
On 9 Jan 2007 at 6:08pm the Tooth Fairy wrote:
'It's much nicer being in the centre of town' if you want a half eaten kebab shoved through your letter box every Friday night. (Not that I've ever done that, you understand)
On 10 Jan 2007 at 5:03pm Renee Bird wrote:
What's wrong with the flats near Leicester Road? They always seem quiet. What makes it worse than other estates?
On 10 Jan 2007 at 7:49pm Mark rolfe wrote:
Whats bloody right with them?
Those flats have been an eyesore for more years than one can rember.
On 10 Jan 2007 at 8:05pm SHS wrote:
We need to flatten all flats and replace them with caves (camouflaged with trees of course). Living in caves will stop people sitting idly at home watching TV 'cause they'll be no signal, so they'll go shopping at the small local shops instead. The surplus stones from digging the caves can be thrown at traffic wardens and ESCC staff so that both parties will abandon the town and allow us to live peacefully, cheaply and happily ever after. Simple.
On 11 Jan 2007 at 11:48am The Reverend wrote:
Those flats are bloody disgusting. God knows what the council were thinking at the time when they built them. They should have left the work house there and converted that into flats bloody morons. Glad I don't live in Leicester Road any more that part of town has been ruined by the flats and its inhabitants.
On 13 Jan 2007 at 12:13pm J wrote:
We are moving from Paddock Road, Stunning spot, just too small for a growing family. We think Houndean Rise offers some great value for Lewes. I have heard road noise is an issue. Can anyone let em knwo what the neighbourhood is like?
On 13 Jan 2007 at 1:01pm Chav wrote:
They don't like dyslexics up there.
On 14 Jan 2007 at 5:56pm I dont liver in lewes anymore wrote:
A town where you can park...
On 23 May 2007 at 11:15pm Dont want to be named wrote:
I have lived in Lewes all my life, it's not a bad place to live.
In answer to the question - What's wrong with the flats near Leicester Road? This person obviously has never lived there! I've been living on this Estate for over 10 years. It's bloody horrible. Everything makes it worse than other estates.
Everywhere you walk there's dog poo. Because people (certain people) can't be bothered to pick it up. Certain people can't be bothered to put their rubbish bags in the dustbins. People let their kids play out on the street until 10.30pm at night.
And quiet? It's half term next week. It's certainly not going to be quiet.
Let's also not forget the arson attack, shooting, mugging, drug busts and probably lots more that's happened there.
Someone once told me there were bad vibes on the Estate because there use to be a Workhouse here years ago. Don't know if it's true???
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On 3 Sep 2007 at 10:21am Eastender wrote:
Absolutely nothing, and there are no "rough" areas anywhere in Lewes. God, you people don't even know you're born. I have family in Lewes and I love going to visit them.
You guys should try living on some of the estates here in London, then you'll know the meaning of the word rough.
On 16 Oct 2007 at 12:16am Quelle Femme wrote:
I would steer clear of any of the council estates if I were you - They pretty much all have problems these days.
Despite Judo's comments, Southover (near the winterbourne stream) is a nicer area than most.

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