On 27 Feb 2006 at 7:38am The Tooth Fairy wrote:
I see David Quinn has expressed his third opinion on the parking scheme. After being anti, then pro, he know tells the s/express that it is killing the High Street. Tell us Dave, does this really mean 'help, there's a big new carpet shed opened up with a free car park and they're selling the stuff a lot cheaper than me'? I have every sympathy with you, but if you had 'stuck to your guns' in the first place people may start taking you seriously. Did you think that a restricted and expensive parking scheme was going to bring the shoppers flooding (excuse the pun) in? Or were they going to vote with there cars? Well, you've certainly found out the answer to that one.
On 27 Feb 2006 at 8:18am grumpy trader wrote:
AT LAST thank you toothy it took a while for the penny to drop. i dont think there is much any of us can do to change this situation but to see peoples true colours and shall we say corrupition, i am not in the chamber and dont think i will be open for business this time next year but hey ho at least there will be spaces for customers to come and park, to see the famous lewew tumble weed blow thruogh our once vibrant high street
On 27 Feb 2006 at 1:24pm mick wrote:
If Lewes traders could see the price of parking in other towns they would realise just how cheap it is to park in the town.
It is very easy to blame the parking restrictions but they cannot be responsible for all of Lewe's malaise.
On 27 Feb 2006 at 1:48pm I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
The parking in Seaford is free... which in contrast makes Lewes expensive.
I went to Lewes this morning (a weakness) and was amazed at how busy the High Street was. I was particularly impressed by the Olde Cliffe... crowds of people all pushing and shoving just to put their bums on those nice little plastic chairs to be found at the foot of the Olde Bridgee.
Loads of people with lots of cash to spend.
I don't know why all these traders get grumpy & keep complaining.
All spoilt rotten I suppose.
On 27 Feb 2006 at 4:24pm SHS wrote:
If Lewes residents could see all the bombs going off in Iraq they would realise just how few we have here. Does this mean we should have more bombs? No. And neither are high parking charges ok just because some other towns may have them (& are probably on the way to oblivion).
Agree traders should not put all the blame on parking. I think the entire town should have one late-night shopping day (Thursday or Friday?) every week - until 9pm - and have one half-day closing every week to compensate. Lewes small traders cater for mum at home or dad unemployed but not for workers that can only shop in the evenings.
But it's all about convenience and so parking is 50% to blame. Will the new enlarged Tesco's suck more trade from small shops? Of course, because they provide free parking.
On 27 Feb 2006 at 6:08pm me wrote:
Crikey I'm never going there, it must take ages for that queue to go down :-). So many people and so little chairs.
Alas I am unable to pose, oops sorry go there as i am not from london. Shame :-)
On 27 Feb 2006 at 7:21pm Gary wrote:
Wow, he really does take the pee don't he. Hope he's paying road tax on each of those chairs, tables, flower pots, etc.
Can't that P.A. ticket him?
On 28 Feb 2006 at 8:29am Chav wrote:
A bit long but of course the actual website is like Seaford....Dead. hahaha. Touche Phil. ps, Hows the nurse?
On 28 Feb 2006 at 10:12am grumpy trader wrote:
has the chairman of the chamber asked about the 100 spaces promised 8 months ago ? and now we have lost the north street car park !! whats next
On 28 Feb 2006 at 12:10pm I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
V Gud Chav Mate... but mines a real pic taken yesterday with me own fair hands... not one of those Google things.
Didn't see any nutters dancing in the precinct this time which was a bit disappointing.
On 28 Feb 2006 at 12:17pm I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
Yesterday (Monday)... 99% of the Waitrose car park was empty.
You wealthy mob can always park there.
By now Grumpy Trader, you must have gathered that the powers that be are far more interested in lining their own pockets than worrying about petty things such as trading,parking and flooding.
Providing they feed you enough Bull Dung to keep you semi happy then job done.
Sensible VIP's make their money in Lewes and either don't live there or move out when they retire.
Whats next???... life will go on...
On 28 Feb 2006 at 5:52pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Is that what you did Phil, made your dough then moved on?
On 1 Mar 2006 at 9:41am I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
Though a born and bred Lewesian I moved on for many reasons TTF.
Parking... Flooding... the Rip Off House Prices... all played a part.
The problem is that I can remember what a pleasant town Lewes used to be, but being a realist accept that you can't turn back the clock.
Now living only a few miles away I can still use Lewes facilities (ie; kept the same dentist)but at the same time enjoy the comforts of a detached house with garage, parking and a decent sized garden all situated in a quiet tree lined road. Just had a spa installed... must go.
On 2 Mar 2006 at 9:54pm fred wrote:
no e dont pay nothing just takes all and pays nothing makes a huge profit from all u guys that go there are lewes people mad or what
On 8 Mar 2006 at 2:25am Michael wrote:
Was he in kent recently? !!!
On 13 Mar 2006 at 8:39am Andrew wrote:
Well at last Barbican Carpets get what they deserve!! I was ripped off a good few years ago and i remmember in thinking,you reep what you sow, So good on you carpet right i will be reccomending you to all of my freinds
On 13 Mar 2006 at 10:42am Jacko wrote:
I rekomend a spelin korse to yoo
On 29 Mar 2006 at 2:47pm Stickler wrote:
"he know tells the s/express" - grammar check tooth fairy.