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TERRIBLE parking

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On 17 Jan 2017 at 10:29pm Mel wrote:
Yesterday I was driving down the high street desperately searching for somewhere to park, but every spot was full. Surely a growing town such as lewes should be able to provide enough parking in the centre of town! I HATE having to walk long distances to get where I'm needed.
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On 17 Jan 2017 at 10:47pm Angel wrote:
If you parked in one of the Cliffe car parks you would still be less than a mile from the top end of town. Unless you have a disability there's really no reason you can't walk except laziness.
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On 17 Jan 2017 at 10:51pm Nel wrote:
This is not Haywards Heath or Milton Keynes. Lewes was built before people even had cars.
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On 18 Jan 2017 at 7:17am Me too wrote:
Lewes desperately needs another car park - isn't one planned for North St quarter? I'm happy to walk a reasonable way to park but the issue comes when carrying heavy items (I.e dropping loads off at charity shops) or dr's, dentist, veterinary appointments. You can drive round and round for a very long time without finding a space, even in Tescos. Park and ride at Southeram would be a good idea...
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On 18 Jan 2017 at 8:48am Tom Pain wrote:
Before we even had legs Nel. It was in the days before the fall when we all had wings.
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On 18 Jan 2017 at 10:49am No-more wrote:
No more car parks in Lewes please. We have too many cars as it is. Better to pedestrianise the centre as much as possible.
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On 18 Jan 2017 at 11:02am No-more (shops?) wrote:
Yes good plan, let's make everyone walk to the shops...
Whilst I do understand that it would be nice to have a pedestrianized town centre, how do you think that would affect people shopping for things that can't easily be carried?
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On 18 Jan 2017 at 11:31am The Greek wrote:
Local buses: use em or lose em.
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On 18 Jan 2017 at 11:55am No-more (shops?) wrote:
Oh yes because you can carry a week worth of food shopping on a bus.
Or maybe a set of garden furniture from Argos?
I won't even mention the absurd cost of buses...
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On 18 Jan 2017 at 12:00pm Hot Lips wrote:
why would you bother with carrying stuff? try amazon with free delivery
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On 18 Jan 2017 at 12:32pm No-more (shops?) wrote:
Because Amazon free delivery is orders over 20 (and not everything qualifies), plus Amazon is a marketplace not a store so it's not particularly cheap and you have to sort through a ton of irrelevant stuff to find what you're after (I won't even mention that 60% of it is used and more expensive then new).
Hardly helpful if I want to nip to the shops as I've run out of something and the whole point of my post was to point out no more parking would result in "no more shops", so frankly suggesting everyone orders from Amazon as the solution is a terrible idea (it would contribute to the death of Lewes town centre quicker than no parking spaces ever will).
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On 18 Jan 2017 at 1:00pm (I won't even mention) wrote:
that you're a knob. (Kind regards)
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On 18 Jan 2017 at 1:01pm The Greek wrote:
Of course, don't use the bus all the time, but sometimes it is practical.
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On 18 Jan 2017 at 1:01pm LTLR wrote:
No-More Go Back to where you came from ASAP we need are cars in Lewes
some of us do not have a BUS SEVICE near where we live, you try carrying a weeks shopping for a family of four. So p... off and dont return.
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On 18 Jan 2017 at 1:27pm It's pretty clear wrote:
...that "No more" is terrible at using Amazon.
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On 18 Jan 2017 at 2:58pm Bob wrote:
You drive to the shops to buy cigarettes?! WTF!
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On 18 Jan 2017 at 3:36pm @Bob wrote:
Keep up Bob, seems they're talking about if people can't drive to the shops, and they all close, Hot lips suggested Amazon as the solution to not being able to park at the shops, the comment was about not being able to quickly buy a packet of cigarettes on Amazon, not about driving for cigarettes.
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On 19 Jan 2017 at 11:43am Angel wrote:
If You buy something heavy from a shop you can usually arrange delivery. Re food shopping - you could park your car in one of the supermarket car parks. And for general shopping, perhaps invest in one of those wheeled shopper pull along bags ? I have two dodgy knees and a condition that prevents me carrying heavy loads but it's still healthier for me to walk and find ways around the shopping issues mentioned rather than expect to park right outside a shop.
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On 19 Jan 2017 at 5:04pm Tim nice but dim wrote:
How are we supposed to drive to the shops if the town is pedestrianized?
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On 19 Jan 2017 at 5:11pm Sussex Jim wrote:
I've got a dodgy knee; and the other one protests as I naturally favour it when carrying anything heavy. I just get one of those high level trolleys and use it as a walking aid in a supermarket. Through the checkout, and out to the car. The wheel was invented by man to make carrying stuff easier. Make use of it!
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On 21 Jan 2017 at 3:05pm villager wrote:
There is no usable bus service from most villages around Lewes so we have no choice but to drive to Lewes. Although there are occasions when on street parking is full, in the 12 years I have lived here I have never failed to find a space in a car park within a short stroll of the town centre. I can imagine it would be a problem for those not capable of walking far so perhaps more disabled bays are the solution.
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On 22 Jan 2017 at 11:07am David wrote:
Nothing kills a small town centre quicker than pedestrianisimg it. We do need a bit more parking, the car park by Aqua is now getting unuseable, especially when poeple push past while you are waiting for a space. It needs barriers.
 
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On 23 Jan 2017 at 2:49pm Vanessa the Contessa wrote:
Castle's the place to park, everyone likes doing it there.


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