On 6 Apr 2006 at 10:46am Mystic mog wrote:
Tesco enlargement good for the town or not. Discuss............
On 6 Apr 2006 at 1:11pm mick wrote:
Yep the larger the better. Get rid of all those over priced, over rated independants and let the multi-nationals take over all of the town.
Pile em high, sell em cheap.
On 6 Apr 2006 at 1:12pm hoody wrote:
Me too. The bigger they are the easier it is to nick stuff and there will be a bigger car park to hang around in frightening the old biddies.
On 6 Apr 2006 at 2:59pm Me wrote:
council and lewes chamber of commerce shot themselves in the foot here by introducing the parking scheme. With their large free car park tescos can pretty much take all the towns custom unopposed. Guess who will be screaming the loudest my bet is lewes chamber of commerce. don't affect me anyway cos i don't shop in lewes at all. There are better shops with better stuff and better prices elsewhere.
On 6 Apr 2006 at 5:50pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Expect yet more bleeting from Quinny, especially if they start selling carpets.
On 7 Apr 2006 at 10:00am I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
Agree with " ME".
Many "out of town" supermarkets already sell non food products so I don't see why all the fuss about the Lewes Tesco's.
As " ME" says... they have a large hassle free car park.
I went to the Lewes Market last Saturday and it was clear by the numbers of traffic wardens hunting prey that the powers that be want the town centre to be a people free zone.
A traffic wardens mandate used to be to keep traffic flowing smoothly.
In Lewes that is no longer the case.
In my 1 hour stay I watched numberous wardens constantly circling car parks waiting to pounce on any motorist who dare to return a few minutes late.
They seemed joyous in their work.
I even witnessed a Securicor van (parked outside of a bank would you believe) get its picture taken and ticket issued. So comical a scene was it that I took a picture.
Parking restrictions must be making a small fortune and the authorities are taking a cut... but it's killing Lewes.
On 7 Apr 2006 at 7:22pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Excellent pictures Phil. Is the one with it's face obscured Jabba?
On 7 Apr 2006 at 7:25pm me wrote:
How can you be so cruel Toothy. Jabba was never that big :-)
On 7 Apr 2006 at 7:58pm Brian wrote:
Phil, as nice as I think you are, isn't that slightly nuts? lol
No really, nice pictures!!!
On 7 Apr 2006 at 10:50pm I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
TY for the picture compliments.
I tried to be as discrete as possible, though I expect they were too engaged in nicking motorist to notice me.
TF... For modesty's sake I obscured the face. Not too sure who Jabba is.... need enlightening.
There seemed to be so many active traffic wardens in such a small area. I guess money has always been a great motivator.
Maybe we should start a rogues gallery?
Brian... I find it helps to be slightly nuts.
On 8 Apr 2006 at 10:03am Chav wrote:
Phil,what did you do to fill time before your nurse bought you the camera?
On 9 Apr 2006 at 3:20pm Mystic mog wrote:
Can we discuss Tesco please. We all know about the parking and dislike it etc. Tesco is a threat to Lewes and other small towns like it. If you feel minded go to the planning committee meeting when it is discussed and if you feel brave speak for 2 mins for or against it. It is NOT a fait a complet (and if I have spelt that wrong - who cares)
On 9 Apr 2006 at 4:46pm me wrote:
The point is that the parking situation is directly linked to tescos expansion plans. They are a business and all they are intersted in is making money. LDC have handed them a golden opportunity on a plate.
On 9 Apr 2006 at 5:27pm Mark Rolfe wrote:
Who wants to discuss Tesco? The parking situation in Lewes is a far bigger issuse for the residents of Lewes,futher more the local economy is being dragged down by it.
On 9 Apr 2006 at 7:22pm SHS wrote:
Has it occurred to anyone that Tesco's may be beneficial to Lewes? Since there's always queues at the checkouts it must be popular. I know for a fact (and Tesco's own recent survey proved it) that many people go to Tesco's then walk across to Cliffe High street and visit the small shops, knowing their car is parked safely and free at Tesco's. Without Tesco's we'd have more high-rise flats, no free parking and less trade for the small shops. The small shops would have more customers if (a) parking was easy and (b) they were all open at least once a week until 8 or 9pm. Most people work - they come home and the only place open is the supermarket. Many people work all day on saturday too. Tesco's is successful because it gives customers what they want. The parking scheme is the problem, not Tesco's.
On 10 Apr 2006 at 12:06pm I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
"Phil,what did you do to fill time before your nurse bought you the camera?"
Well Chav... I went to work and made enough money so that I could retire before I reached 50 to live in a 6 bedroom detached house with lots of parking.
Hope that's alright with you? ?? ???
Agree with "SHS"
It's worth remembering that one of the prime reasons for the scheme was to bring order to on street parking so that residents we able to park.
Don't ever remember killing the town centre or profiteering being mentioned!
I wonder how much longer it will be for Lewesians to click on that the authorities (Councils) really are screwing them.
With the state of edukayshun maybe never...
"NURSE! me pillows need puffing up again"
On 10 Apr 2006 at 1:36pm Mystic mog wrote:
I agree that parking is linked with Tescos in both a negative and positive way as discussed. However it is the goods that they hope to sell and the impact upon local shops (not just local traders but Dixons, Smiths etc.) If their trade diminishes then all central Lewes is affected. 22% of Tescos customers do not go into Lewes. Lewes accounts for 75% of convenience shopping in Lewes. Tesco only want to expand so as to compete with Hollingbry etc. It will not take much for more lewes shops to go and we will be left with charity shops and middle class trinket shops etc. WE should battle agianst the parking AND Tescos.
On 10 Apr 2006 at 5:21pm Chav wrote:
I may not have 6 bedrooms but i've got 6 chicks in the one I do have.And i don't need loads of parking because I park my kawasaki Supersport Gt turbo 50cc moped in my kitchenette. Oh yeah,and boy have you got some years on me grandad.
On 10 Apr 2006 at 7:13pm Mark Rolfe wrote:
We need a good Tesco store to attract people to Lewes,but as so often in the past people will not come if they cannot park after visting Tesco.
On 11 Apr 2006 at 7:44am mick wrote:
What is it with you people and parking?
The roads are clearer, you can find a space, the prices are reasonable and it stops all the estate agents taking up the spaces all day.
There are far more important things to worry about.
On 11 Apr 2006 at 8:17am ASBO wrote:
Why would someone who so obviously lives alone want a 6 bedroom house that's the question?
Sounds perfect for a nocturnal visit tho.
On 11 Apr 2006 at 8:50am I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
Whatever floats yer boat, but can't say I like the idea of keeping 6 chicks in one bedroom... hen can be such messy things.
lol 2 "grandad"
Picture me as being amazingly old, very over-weight and nearly bald. Each & every day is spent clinging on to life...but with age cums wisdom Chav Mate.
On 11 Apr 2006 at 8:56am I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
Sorry to disappoint but don't live alone.
Nocturnal visit Eh?
What? to a frail old gent like me? ?? ???
As you break in becareful not to trip over me zimmer frame... don't want any harm to come to you save I be dragged to the courts and sued... and that just won't do.
On 11 Apr 2006 at 6:03pm Chav wrote:
Actually,I see an underweight bloke with oversized glasses wearing a full length mack with dribble stains down the front, gaping open to reveal your shirt tucked in your y fronts,clutching your disposable camera, standing around corners waiting for something to take a picture of to moan about. Try round the corner from the charky friday night,you might get a snap of me. I'll be the one surrounded by chicks laughing at all my gags.
On 12 Apr 2006 at 11:09am I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
You're a genius.
I humbled myself in your presence, for you know me so well.
Sorry to disappoint but I won't be at the "charky"? Friday night. I wouldn't want to be the one to spoil your rib jarring one man comedy show.
Anyhowz, "Nursey" says she likes to have me in bed by 8.30 sharp.
Chavy... You really must be quite a guy.
Hung like a stallion, birds throwing themselves at your feet, all clamouring for just a second of your acute wit and wisdom. Expect you're also a friend to the stars... past, present and future but are too modest to mention it.
Some guys just have everything,
and your not one of those guys...
On 17 Apr 2006 at 8:59am rodmellian wrote:
I believe, allegedly, Tesco is obliged - under the terms of planning conditions imposed at the outset of building on a greenfield site - that it must provide free parking in the 'top' car park for shoppers using the towns shops, for a two hour period. It is perfectly possible for able bodied people to 'walk' around Lewes, it is a small, compact and interesting town. There seems to be a group of drivers who would be better off in the States, or Australia where, due to the significantly greater amount of space and modern town planning, it is much more feasible to drive all around the towns. So get out of your cars you lazy, selfish, roadhogs!
On 17 Apr 2006 at 9:24am Mark Rolfe wrote:
What a stupid response! people can't walk round the town if thet come from places like Ringmer,glynde or the likes.
We want to attract people to our town and attitudes like that ain't gonna help.
On 17 Apr 2006 at 9:44am me wrote:
The part about free parking in the top car park at tescos is a myth!.
On 17 Apr 2006 at 2:44pm Mark Rolfe wrote:
On 18 Apr 2006 at 1:01pm mick wrote:
Global warming, the war in Iraq, a possible war with Iran, Bird Flu obviously not very important but PARKING now that is crucial.
On 18 Apr 2006 at 1:59pm ANON wrote:
I concur with SHS
On 18 Apr 2006 at 8:43pm mick wrote:
ANON you are one strange person. you object to a stadium being built nowhere near a muddy pond but think the expansion of Tesco throughout Lewes is a good idea.
You really should take advantage of your day release and get out more.