On 17 Nov 2016 at 11:34am Concerned Citizen wrote:
I live next to the Phoenix Estate and am obviously very concerned about the plans for what is to happen there. One of my neighbours said to me yesterday that a McDonalds is going to be built there when the development is completed! I am obviously shocked that the council would give permission for this as it goes against everything Lewes stands for. Letting a money-eating, vile, animal killing corporation such as McDonalds into our beautiful town will truly eradicate the last whiff of character Lewes has. I was wondering if anyone knows anything more about this? If it is true I think it is our duty as citizens of Lewes to take action somehow. - Concerned Citizen & Mother
On 17 Nov 2016 at 11:39am @CC wrote:
Seriously, just no...
I know you're trolling, but your rant doesn't even make sense.
Please also be aware that comments like this will see you ending up in court, just try to use your brain before you use your keyboard next time.
On 17 Nov 2016 at 11:55am Mark wrote:
I do understand your point @CC but how will trolling on a forum end this saddo up in court?!
On 17 Nov 2016 at 12:08pm Meic wrote:
The council cannot stop any legitimate business setting up, whether a US chail or otherwise. I remember they did turn down an application from McD's years ago to impose the coorporate arches facade in the High Street as inappropriate to a listed building/conservation area.McD's prefered not to pursue theapplication.
The Phoenix development will presumably be outside the conservation area and be seen as fair game. I think what we really need is a Nandos.
On 17 Nov 2016 at 12:16pm Hungry wrote:
About time too. Driving to Uckfield or Newhaven is a pain
On 17 Nov 2016 at 12:20pm Landporter wrote:
I reckon 80%+ of the Lewes population would welcome a McDs to Lewes. Only the snobs object, bring it on.
On 17 Nov 2016 at 12:37pm Jeff wrote:
I'm amazed people still eat McDonalds, always tastes like soggy cardboard to me
On 17 Nov 2016 at 1:08pm Bob wrote:
So Jeff, when did you actually eat soggy cardboard?
On 17 Nov 2016 at 1:47pm davethevanlewes wrote:
I did once see a teenage girl outside Bill's looking forlornly at the display menu and saying to her friends "so don't they have a McDonalds in Lewes then"?
On 17 Nov 2016 at 2:20pm Local wrote:
Fantastic news if it is true, a McDonalds in Lewes. For those who do not like it don't use it. As most of us who live and work in Lewes we frequent the shops, and restaurants that we like. I see no difference between Costa Coffee, and McDonalds. As always with Lewes there are people who are against any thing new, it was the same when Aldi opened a store in Lewes. Oh and McDonalds will benefit the town by providing Jobs. Tesco, Aldi, Waitrose could be accused of animal killing as well they sell meat too, but suppose that is acceptable because it is not McDonalds
On 17 Nov 2016 at 3:11pm The original Local wrote:
Don't forget all the organic free-range butchers and food market stalls - I think they might kill animals too.
On 17 Nov 2016 at 3:33pm Marcus Warring wrote:
I love a good burger me,and that's why I hate macdonalds...they are simply not very good and why not have a really good burger bar instead.
On 17 Nov 2016 at 3:38pm @Mark wrote:
Because if McDonald take offence to: "money-eating, vile, animal killing corporation such as McDonalds" their solicitors can usually get the details of the person who posted it fairly easily. The post might be anonymous but your IP is logged, the owner of that IP will reveal your personal details when requested by McDonalds solicitors.
On 17 Nov 2016 at 3:53pm Hungry wrote:
McDonald's is without a doubt a terrible company... but I still eat there. Maybe y'all should try Aqua
On 17 Nov 2016 at 5:15pm Uptown monk wrote:
Vile and money grabbing are matters of opinion, and animal killing is a statement of fact just expressed in a way they wouldn't like. Nothing to trouble the lawyers. Personally wouldn't mind a McDonald's but Nando's would better!
On 17 Nov 2016 at 5:19pm Marie-Antoinette wrote:
Qu'ils mangent de la brioche........ if you understand bet you wont be going there
On 17 Nov 2016 at 5:52pm Pedro wrote:
Ah great, a Maccy D's - perfect munchies food!
On 17 Nov 2016 at 6:24pm Kek wrote:
It's important for aspirant middle class lewesians to signal their status by opposing McDonalds.
On 17 Nov 2016 at 7:01pm Foodie wrote:
I don't like McDonald's. Unhealthy food that tastes pretty grim to me. I don't mind if one opens in Lewes though, although it will be yet another outlet generating loads of rubbish which will undoubtedly be thrown in the streets etc by some.
On 17 Nov 2016 at 7:14pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
I'm not a huge fan of McDonald's, but the same people who get on their high horse about it can probably be seen enjoy a latte in the tax-doging, offshore-registered Caffè Nero. Perhaps we could compromise and have a Wimpy Bar - their food's actually much nicer than Ronald's.
On 17 Nov 2016 at 9:00pm Tom Pain wrote:
Don't worry citizens, it's going to be a new wildlife friendly green Eco McDonalds. Chalk Grebe will be supplying organic buns and you thought Jeff was joking about the cardboard but it will be coming from sustainable sources. The nibbler has already tested the burgers and will soon be reporting " I devoured a gargantuan chunk and masticated manfully for a minute or two as the robust flavours percolated my quivering tongue, my jaw quickened it's pace, it's finely toned muscles racing to a shuddering climax as my companion.......and there I must leave you to next month's instalment.
On 17 Nov 2016 at 9:04pm TellMeItIsn'tTrue wrote:
Please please tell me this is a wind up! PLEASE!
What is happening to Lewes????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
On 17 Nov 2016 at 9:35pm Local wrote:
Wimpy. Home of the Bender. Excellent. That will upset some more people.
On 17 Nov 2016 at 10:32pm Uncle Sam wrote:
Rather than have a McD down on the Santon Development why not let them refurbish the crumbling 'O' Donnell centre and put one there instead?. Plenty of free parking on the forecourt of the police garages in the evening and given how strapped for cash the old bill are at the moment, perhaps they could provide a bay or two during the daytime for a fee.
On 18 Nov 2016 at 2:31am Ukipper wrote:
Its funny how many people want a Mcdonalds in Lewes. In London my mates live the only people who go there are unemployed or black. It's not smart or anything just where losers go.
On 18 Nov 2016 at 5:56am Towney wrote:
I've never understood why anyone would object to any fast food outlet such as McDs. Surely if you don't want to eat their food, just don't go there. I'm not a massive McDs fan but some people are. Now Burger King is miles better IMHO but i only ever go near one of those every few years.
On 18 Nov 2016 at 6:51am Blue Cheese Burger wrote:
Uncle Sams please!! Or Grubbs if still in existence. No problems with burgers but I like 'em a bit more exotic than Maccy D's.....
On 18 Nov 2016 at 8:10am resident wrote:
Canon O'donnell is about to be converted into homes. LDC are in the process of signing off the plans. Sam, you obviously don't live in the area. Parking is an ongoing nightmare not helped by a skip hire that has been there for months and months and months....
On 18 Nov 2016 at 12:09pm Hot Lips wrote:
hmmm..now let me see... £££££££'s to sit on a rickety white chair in the gutter outside Argos OR considering less to sit in a warm newly built outlet?....tricky
On 18 Nov 2016 at 5:11pm Jonny wrote:
Ukipper, being a racist c++t, you'd know thats because everyone in London is black or unemployed you t++ser.
On 18 Nov 2016 at 7:04pm NotMark wrote:
@Mark I think you're somewhat misguided, an 'IP' does not give you the person who's using the computer, just an idea who might be. At the moment my IP Address appears to be someone from Norway, although I'm using a computer in Lewes.
On 19 Nov 2016 at 8:12am @notmark wrote:
Me mistaken lol, after 30 years in IT I think not. Your IP address is easily translated to an ISP with a simple whois, one solicitors letter to the owner of that IP (or a court summons) will get the owner to reveal the user at the time in question. So unless your using tor or some other means to hide your true IP (and let's face it anyone stupid enough to write that about a company the size of McDonald's is not clever enough to hide first).
On 19 Nov 2016 at 9:09am + wrote:
Have I missed something, or isn't the MacD going to be sited in the "Quarter"? We don't need to go there, then, and possibly we won't even notice it. Don't rob the fans of their pleasures.
On 19 Nov 2016 at 4:12pm Notmark wrote:
@notmark you may have '30 years experience' (I actually have more than than that) but you obviously cannot read and understand my post. Yes, I'm using tor (obviously - I said the IP address was in Norway) and an IP Address does not give you the actual person using the computer - only an idea of who it might be - not including wardrivers. We are not all simpletons (as you assume us to be) who post on here!
On 19 Nov 2016 at 6:26pm Lawyer wrote:
I don't think that anybody has to worry about ending up in court
money-eating - they certainly make lots of money
vile - opinion (you're still permitted to have one of these, even in 2016)
animal killing - yes, they use (yummy) dead animals as a major ingredient in their food
corporation - yup, they qualify as one of those
So I don't really see a problem here.....
On 20 Nov 2016 at 12:11am Ms Kitka wrote:
Great ...now we can be just like every other town across England, with their awful chains... where the food tastes like plastic and the coffee like dishwater. I can't wait. Why would people come here if it's exactly the same as everywhere else?
On 20 Nov 2016 at 9:02am @notmark wrote:
Clearly YOU are though...