On 21 Feb 2018 at 12:17pm Lovely Lewes wrote:
Anyone know what happened this time at Tesco? There’s a police cordon on the red brick path with an officer at each side. The mix of drugs, youths, alcohol is an ever increasing problem.
On 21 Feb 2018 at 12:58pm Feline wrote:
Problem is the skatepark not being monitored and attracting problem behaviour. I'd say install cameras but they can be dodged. Alot of drug dealing going on there.
On 21 Feb 2018 at 1:02pm Tim Breton wrote:
Having looked the other side of the river. Two dead bodies and what looks like an sword ! Crikey
On 21 Feb 2018 at 1:20pm solutions wrote:
We've cut our police force. This type of behavior and other illegal activities increases as the lack of consequences makes people bolder.
How about we make recreational and medicinal marijuana legal, tax it and use the tax to pay for police to stop the rest of the anti social behaviour caused by alcohol?
Antisocial behavior isn't new. We've just decided not to do anything about it recently.
On 21 Feb 2018 at 1:46pm Tango wrote:
Reports say..Man of no fixed abode, armed and with an explosive device arrested.
On 21 Feb 2018 at 1:52pm LewesResident wrote:
A Man with no home wastes his money on explosive devices. It's almost as bad as the young with their avocados!
On 21 Feb 2018 at 2:19pm Intrigued wrote:
making an explosive device on the riverbank at tesco . Maybe he was trying to re enact the incident at the raft race where a competitor was injured by an explosive device at pretty much that location
On 21 Feb 2018 at 2:23pm Martlets wrote:
No dead bodies, Sussex express has released what happened
On 21 Feb 2018 at 2:25pm endoftheouse wrote:
This incident has caused more disruption than the Coventry City fans.
On 21 Feb 2018 at 3:02pm Cordon Bleu wrote:
N'est ce pas ?
On 21 Feb 2018 at 3:23pm LewesPerson wrote:
On 21 Feb 2018 at 3:56pm Deja Vu wrote:
I'm quite glad I don't live in Lewes anymore.
On 21 Feb 2018 at 4:54pm Give Peas a Chance wrote:
From what I saw, a poor, hapless, homeless, man was trying to defend his tent and his few meagre belongings from all comers. He was wielding a machete and in an agitated state . An Englishman's home is his castle in my book, however humble, and it was all he had in the world. He didn't have the means to make a cup of tea, let alone any kind of bomb unless you consider a bag of dog poo a deadly weapon. So sad.
On 21 Feb 2018 at 5:47pm Tango wrote:
Always handy to have the odd machete hanging about.
On 21 Feb 2018 at 6:05pm Towney wrote:
Thank god it was only a machete. I mean, it could've been really nasty.
On 22 Feb 2018 at 1:15am AbundantM wrote:
Deja Vu, may I ask why your glad you no longer live in Lewes?
I just joined this forum, as I'm thinking of moving to Lewes.
Sorry to take the thread in a different direction.
On 22 Feb 2018 at 9:29am Abundant BS wrote:
too much BS in Lewes, and it's getting worse. Deja has moved to Hailsham - where I live - and as I have Lewes connections I post here. I think DV made a good move . I'm sure he'll tell you his reasons
On 22 Feb 2018 at 10:13am Deja Vu wrote:
I'll start by saying Lewes is a nice place, it has good facilities and people and services are very nice on the whole (and it has some wonderful character), the depot Cinema really was a bonus to the town.
But... some parts are nicer than others, traffic is a nightmare, parking is a nightmare, council tax is high, services are low, house prices are high, basic tasks like shopping can be a pain (Lewes is busy), plus tons of development coming in the worse location (right on the bridge which is essentially the only part that doesn't have multiple routes through it).
Plus it's getting quite dirty these days (mainly due to the trail of rubbish left by the bin lorries), just make sure you buy a house with parking and also don't try and rely on the trains.
On 22 Feb 2018 at 10:21am Deja Vu wrote:
@Abundant BS, I resisted gloating (go me), Hailsham has added about 20 minutes onto my commute (I have to listen to the traffic news before setting off), but it's so peaceful in the Upper Horsebridge area, I love pulling off the main roads and driving along streets that aren't lined with litter and parked cars, plus there are no idiots wheel spinning up and down the road all night (I'm sure that's not true further south in the town).
Seriously the best area I have lived, and possibly even more character than Lewes, I love the place.
On 22 Feb 2018 at 12:41pm Abundant@ DV wrote:
I am pleased you like the town - a good choice in Horsebridge. We're near there in a cul de sac off London road. We've been to and fro in the town for over 30 years @ both ends. The boy racers aren't confined to the south but there aren't that many, anyway. If you take a drive down to the Large Estate in the South, near the marshes, you'll be pleasantly surprised @ the work that's been done to the roads and greens etc If you have a bike the cuckoo trail is excellent.
On 22 Feb 2018 at 1:10pm Deja Vu wrote:
We're quite close then, I'm off Hawks road heading towards the Cuckoo trail (about 150 metres according to Google maps).
I'm looking forward to walking it in the summer when the weather improves.
We're still exploring the area, but loving it so far (hoping to try the plough in Upper Dicker if we get time this weekend).
On 22 Feb 2018 at 9:45pm AbundantM wrote:
Abundant BS and Deja Vu, thanks. Like many places, nicer parts than others. I will not be buying, will initially be renting. I will look into Halishsm. Sounds wonderful to be off the main road. Where do you commute to? I think for my family needs, and proximity to London, Lewes will be a nice place to be?
On 23 Feb 2018 at 6:50am Deja Vu wrote:
If London is the priority I would suggest somewhere closer to the Brighton line as Lewes station and train service is patchy (it might be a train, it might be a bus). Either that or drive to hassocks to catch the train.