On 28 Jul 2011 at 8:43pm One of that lot wrote:
Lovely evening. Shame can't sit outside because of the nasty whiff over lewes
On 28 Jul 2011 at 8:51pm jelly wrote:
It is quite nauseating - warrants an asbo in my book... I've lived in this house on the Nevill for 22 years and never, ever, have I smelled anything like this...
On 28 Jul 2011 at 9:27pm the old mayor wrote:
It is doing my garden a world of good, the fumes alone are making the roses grow a foot a day !!
On 28 Jul 2011 at 9:57pm Digga wrote:
Oh yeah, sorry about that. Had beans for dinner earlier
On 28 Jul 2011 at 10:01pm percy thrower wrote:
last year was bad enough, wonder what they're using now?
On 28 Jul 2011 at 10:56pm historyman wrote:
where is it coming from?
On 28 Jul 2011 at 11:05pm Mercian wrote:
One of the fields in Cuckoo Bottom area I think, just inside the old racecourse from the Nevill.
On 28 Jul 2011 at 11:09pm Shoehorn wrote:
Same smell in Barcombe too. I blame those pesky farmers myself.
On 28 Jul 2011 at 11:12pm Anna Lects wrote:
Maybe when Southern Water turned off the mains water last night it caused a back-up of waste or undiluted effluent to ferment, thus the pungent atmosphere in town.
On 28 Jul 2011 at 11:40pm IMEYOU wrote:
The Sweet Smell of real air unbeknown to a DFL !
On 29 Jul 2011 at 8:36am DFL wrote:
For the record IMEYOU, I come from a farming background and the smell is WONDERFUL, reminds me of my time growing up on the farm, which is sadly no longer. Good to see farmers still using the old pig stuff !! Can't beat it for good pasture and crops.
On 29 Jul 2011 at 10:52am IMEYOU wrote:
I 2nd your comment , I used to live next to a farm that also had pigs, they used a sprayer type machine to cover the field . it stank for about a week. I think the field was used for cow grazing, first time i have smelt that smell in lewes though. Clears the nostrills !
On 29 Jul 2011 at 4:14pm Flat dweller. wrote:
It is making my flat STINK....
Has this happened before then?
Does it happen every year?
On 29 Jul 2011 at 7:07pm caburn wrote:
It surely isn't good old manure. That can smell but at least in an earthy way. This is absolutely revolting.
I smelt it yesterday near the Kingston roundabout (sitting at those traffic lights was not pleasant) but last night it was stinking out towards Ringmer.
On 29 Jul 2011 at 9:04pm Paul Newman wrote:
Dear Mr. Newman
Thank you for contacting this office about the above foul odour. ..blah blah... the farmer and contractor performing the fieldwork have observed a Defra code of agricultural good practice..blah blah...This includes ploughing the waste into the soil within 24 hours..blah
..Whilst I recognise... the odour is unpleasant, ...blah blah..I do hope blah....sorry I cannot be of further assistance.
Great. Look I may be an unwanted DFL cast out , despised and obliged to give up my seat on the bus to the pure breds but I still say this is disgusting and its never been like this before.
I`m not anti farm but if anyone else rendered the air unbreathable for days they would be carted off to the European court of injustice and forced to listen to Caroline Lucas until they internally combusted.
On 29 Jul 2011 at 9:09pm TeDeum wrote:
It's definitely not the usual pooey smell evident at this time of year. I blame climate change myself. Obviously leads to festering.
On 29 Jul 2011 at 9:11pm Deelite wrote:
A much better fate than listening to your interminable right-wing rants Paul.
On 29 Jul 2011 at 10:09pm Dave wrote:
I think this might be the first time I've ever agreed with Paul Newman (I quite like your mayonnaise btw and enjoyed The Sting too)
Do you see much of Robert Redford these days?
On 30 Jul 2011 at 7:35am Stig of the dump wrote:
Now i don't mind the smells of the country but this has been down right offensive. It was 23 degrees yesterday afternoon and i had to sit indoors with doors and windows shut as the stench was making me feel ill.
Still at least it'll give the Sussex Depress something to put on their front page next week
On 30 Jul 2011 at 8:57am DFL wrote:
On 30 Jul 2011 at 10:19am Old man wrote:
Wonder if we prefer natural fertiliser or chemical industrial fertiliser on our fields....?
On 30 Jul 2011 at 5:29pm STINKY PIRATE wrote:
I've seen several tweets about the smell from other Sussex towns and cities. It's everywhere. I smell a conspiracy.
On 2 Aug 2011 at 11:05pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Doesn't the local rag have shigte on the front page every week, Stig
On 3 Aug 2011 at 7:07pm reg harding wrote:
It is too hot and the smell is offensive for a residential area, where many older people also live and is making them sick. Not everyone grew up on a farm and if you are one that did, then I am sure you would complain if you had not.
On 3 Aug 2011 at 9:35pm In the air tonight wrote:
It's the heat