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Phoenix centre meeting

On 25 Feb 2007 at 4:12pm Andy wrote:
Anyone going ?
I'm getting a little fed up with all the anti this and anti that brigade in this town. The Phoenix centre will provide a superb opportunity to develop a run down industrial area in the town and provide a good array of shops and businesses.
But the antis want it stopped.....just like they do with the new Tesco extension because it will "affect the little shops in the town".
Well with countless antique shops, hairdressers and charity shops, where are these small businesses that they will ruin.
Presently, i can't buy a T-shirt in Lewes for under 20 new. If Tescos doesn't sell them, i won't go and buy one for 20 in a little tin pot shop that's been in Lewes for 50 years, i'll go to Burgess Hill or Asda in Brighton.....places and shops that have modernised and sell what people want to buy.
So Lewes, isn't it about time our sandal wearing liberal MP and that pathetic excuse of a chairman for the trade and commerce actually stuck up for the "normal" people of this god forsaken town and not just the upper class snobs who can afford to buy stuff in Lewes.
On 26 Feb 2007 at 6:35am Andy wrote:
Title should've read "Phoenix development meeting"
On 26 Feb 2007 at 7:58am anarchist wrote:
Well said mate.
On 26 Feb 2007 at 6:22pm Smiler wrote:
When is it and why wasn't I told?
On 26 Feb 2007 at 6:29pm Andy wrote:
I had a flyer through the door on saturday. I'm sure it was on a monday but can't remember when. I'll see what i can find.
On 27 Feb 2007 at 3:07pm dats wrote:
It's on Monday, March 5 at 7.45 at the Town Hall.
On 27 Feb 2007 at 4:59pm Andy wrote:
Thanks....i might go along and have a shout at the old farts :o)
On 5 Mar 2007 at 10:36am sarah wrote:
It's not about 'being anti' it's about getting the right thing for Lewes, not just whatever makes the developer the most money!
On 5 Mar 2007 at 10:46am Unclesam wrote:
Wow Andy. If it's such a God foresaken town and all you need are T-shirts maybe you should consider moving to Burgess Hill or Brighton. Life's too short!
On 5 Mar 2007 at 1:00pm Andy wrote:
I'd be out of this s**t hole like a shot if i could afford it. The T-shirt scenario is just an example.
On 5 Mar 2007 at 1:16pm Unclesam wrote:
Fair enough, at least you're honest about it. Everyone else seems to luv it up like a porn queen!
On 5 Mar 2007 at 2:30pm Andy wrote:
It's the people who run the town who've made it as it is. It's quite alright to have countless antiques shops and the amount of barbers/hairdressers is unbelievable but the moment Tesco wants to expand a bit or a new development is mentioned, the middle/upper class snobs of the town are up in arms as it's "not in keeping with the towns image" or "it might affect the small businesses of the town" etc etc
I really don't think that the people who pull the strings in this town truly represent the "normal" persons thoughts
On 5 Mar 2007 at 3:25pm edna wrote:
we love tesco even tho they sell crap fuel
On 5 Mar 2007 at 3:37pm Unclesam wrote:
They also sell crap t-shirts!
On 5 Mar 2007 at 4:01pm Andy wrote:
It's a shame that clown David Quinn (chair of the chamber of commerce) doesn't like Tesco.
On 6 Mar 2007 at 6:31am Andy wrote:
Did anyone go last night. I couldn't make it as my wife had to work and i had to look after my daughter.
Any details of what was said would be good.
On 13 Apr 2007 at 10:46am villager wrote:
I guess they just don't want Lewes to become like every other town in the UK with the same shops selling the same stuff and loads of Barret flats everywhere.

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