On 20 Jun 2008 at 11:13am Oldcynic wrote:
Had a letter shoved through the door from the developers of the Nurseries - Blue Sonic - asking us if, as good neighbours we could refrain from parking our cars in the parking bays on Saturday so they can have a party and their visitors park - BLOODY CHEEK! They want us to move, who pay through the nose to park, so the toffs from London can swig champers and stuff canapes whilst viewing their overpriced gin places. However, if you want a free drink and a volovent turn up between 10.. and 4.30 and pretend to be interested!!
On 20 Jun 2008 at 11:34am sashka wrote:
I hope they invited you!
Seems like they also want to give the impression that parking is easy. What zone is it? I would happily park my car there in protest at new developments which have such bad parking arrangements for the traffic they are generating that they have the cheek to ask the pre-existing residents to stop using it.
I would also pass the note onto the Express. They love a parking story.
On 20 Jun 2008 at 11:58am Taff wrote:
This is easy to deal with. Just park as usual. Better still why not invite your friends round for an afternoon tiffin. I assume these bays are also ticket machine controlled?
At least you will giving the prospective buyers 'mugs' a real impression.
On 20 Jun 2008 at 12:41pm Oldcynic wrote:
Its Zone C - there are parking spaces in Malling Street and the Spinneys - and I'm not going bloody 'event'. They must be a bit desperate now - they have only sold two out of 18 properties.
On 20 Jun 2008 at 1:21pm Dunk wrote:
I sympathise with you guys down there because if a load of new houses are built, then there should be enough parking spaces built to accommodate them and not rely on you to park elsewhere. Dont worry cos I will be parking down there anyways cos i am visiting someone there, so i will join Sashka in the parking protest!
On 20 Jun 2008 at 3:05pm Taff wrote:
You could put a little row boat outside too.
On 20 Jun 2008 at 3:07pm 40,000 leagues under the river wrote:
Dim place to build houses. And they've got the nerve to call some of the houses "The Yews".
The yew tree on malling hill that got chopped down to make way for the development was much more attractive than the houses that are there now.
On 20 Jun 2008 at 11:41pm sashka wrote:
Only sold 2. Well that would explain the tatty old signs on lamp posts through Lewes that have been up for months. It is strnge how those mass-produced conservation unfriendly yellow plastic signs haven't attracted the same attention as Jenny Mumfords charming artwork . One of these desperate signs obstructs the view when turning from North st to Little east St. Wonder why that is allowed?
I am in the wrong zone, but will maybe pop down and take a look. If you live in that area, some handwritten signs in cars near the development would be quite off putting. EG. Download a glenda poster, from Friendofgleda.co.uk, and add a sheet saying 'Parking Nightmare, Over Development Makes Worse' !
On 21 Jun 2008 at 9:38am print wrote:
Did you see the ridiculous advertisemnt for this 'Pimms ' party in the Sussex Express -full page desperation!
On 21 Jun 2008 at 1:44pm Local wrote:
All this might explain that crafty little posting a few weeks ago from someone pretending they were thinking of buying somewhere in the Nurseries. I said at the time it was a marketing scam and it certainly seems plausible now.
On 21 Jun 2008 at 2:27pm sashka wrote:
scam, or response to other Nurseriesadvertising, it didn't get the response our friends in the Nurseries may have liked!
I wonder if they have had any takers......
On 22 Jun 2008 at 9:11pm Oldcynic wrote:
Well, a few people turned up - looked like mainly 'friends', the caterers and the two lads in the band, hardly parking mayhem or a wild knees up! Noticed they had some bloke from Changing Rooms too - probably with advice on how to remove tide marks from your walls
On 22 Jun 2008 at 10:20pm sashka wrote:
Sounds like a wild success....
A guy from one of those 'sell your home' shows was doing a house in Abinger place a month or so ago.
The house has still got a for sale sign.
On 23 Jun 2008 at 7:48pm Frak0 wrote:
Maybe people are finally realising that houses are vastly overpriced. Maybe the sellers will start to take note!