On 23 Mar 2011 at 2:12pm House buyer wrote:
I am an existing Lewes resident but have to move. I've only ever lived in one area in the town. Any advice on good/bad areas? Schools are not an issue.
On 23 Mar 2011 at 2:26pm Rookie wrote:
Nevill is ok.
On 23 Mar 2011 at 2:31pm Sue Shull-Grade wrote:
Nevill is over-run by those tossers on the corner with their jacked up cars.
On 23 Mar 2011 at 3:41pm TDA wrote:
Where do you live now? So we don't slag it off?
On 23 Mar 2011 at 4:58pm Mr Forks wrote:
My house, but I live here so tuff!
On 23 Mar 2011 at 7:04pm Home Owner wrote:
Nevill is brill - haven't seen any "jacked up cars" though - could do with some spares, could you tell me where these are please ?
On 23 Mar 2011 at 10:18pm Rookie wrote:
Talk about exaggerating things. Those "tossers" are occasionally down by the green but that's about all. I've never seen them anywhere else on the Nevill. They probably can't afford the petrol to drive around too much.
On 23 Mar 2011 at 10:49pm TeeHee wrote:
Landport definitely. Full of delightful people.
On 24 Mar 2011 at 8:41am Depressed Mum wrote:
Old Malling.....very quiet compared to most estates.
On 24 Mar 2011 at 8:47am supporter wrote:
old malling is a great place to live if you can afford it.
On 24 Mar 2011 at 9:28am House buyer wrote:
TDA - North of the centre but before Nevill
Supporter - what's good about Old Malling? I don't know much about it.
Mr Forks- where is it? I might squat.
On 24 Mar 2011 at 10:37am Depressed Mum wrote:
Old Malling: last bit of Lewes on the East.
Lots of open spaces (greens), good local shop, lots of residents who have lived here for years, short 10 min walk to Tesco & town, houses not packed in (unlike Nevill), 2 min walk to the Downs (from my house), lovely walk from Earwig corner down to the river and lovely countryside, pretty quiet where I am, good sized gardens with most houses, lovely views (from my house)
On 24 Mar 2011 at 11:13am TDA wrote:
Cliffe for me.
On 24 Mar 2011 at 1:20pm House buyer wrote:
What about floods? Don't know old malling but scared of cliffe after hearing a friend's flood stories.
On 24 Mar 2011 at 1:28pm swampy wrote:
The only bit of old malling that flooded in 2000 were the bottom of malling hill, spences lane & orchard road. All the rest is up the hill from the flood zone. And hopefully the flood wall built since then by malling playing fields & the riverside path will protect malling in the future.......
I think it's a nice part of town too.
On 24 Mar 2011 at 6:16pm Winterbourne Wanderer wrote:
Winterbourne of course! Quiet; easy walk into town; lots of amenities close by. Friendly.
On 24 Mar 2011 at 6:31pm TDA wrote:
They've put flood defences up on the Cliffe bit of the river too.
Though I reckon a Thames style flood barrier in Newhaven will be needed by about 2080.... sure they won't mind.
On 25 Mar 2011 at 10:35am House buyer wrote:
Will have a walk around Old Malling and winterbourne this weekend. Many thanks.
I won't be here by 2080 (I hope)
On 25 Mar 2011 at 12:07pm Nevill Resident wrote:
Completely contrary to what I may have posted in the past on this subject, I am going to stick up for the Nevill Green kids. There was a problem associated with the 'jacked up cars' a couple of years ago, but that was mostly caused by the crowd of other kids that used to hang around their and make a nuisance of themselves. I think the main abusive little sh!t has since turned 18 so now hangs around in the Volly instead of on street corners, and the problem seems to have pretty much gone away with him. You still see the lads there working on their cars from time to time, but I have not witnessed any antisocial behaviour from them, as I say, for a couple of years now. In my opinion, the worst thing about living on the Nevill estate is that the long walk home from the pub/shops is uphill all the way! Canā??t agree with Depressed Mum however, as far as I can see the houses on the Nevill have decent sized gardens and are no more crowded in than those in Old Malling. They also have equally good and quick access to the Downs, and not an industrial estate in sight!
On 25 Mar 2011 at 1:08pm historyman wrote:
Nevill, backs onto the downs, the `tossers` are hardly there now, not since the council double yellow lined outside their house.
Also they are not tossers they are just young people, doing what young people do, if you talk to them they are quite pleasant, strangely enough.
On 25 Mar 2011 at 6:05pm Home Owner wrote:
Yep, defo Nevill, plenty of space, very very close to downs, big garden (well, mine is), lots of very nice people, and not a "tosser" in sight.....'tis a bit of a walk back from town, nice going down to town though :-)
On 28 Mar 2011 at 9:40am Ex Lib Dem voter wrote:
The tossers were at the botton of North Way on Saturday with several clapped out cars.
On 28 Mar 2011 at 5:37pm Nevill Resident wrote:
What were they doing to warrant the description 'Tossers'? Just having an old car does not make you one. When I was a kid I had a clapped out car because it was all I could afford at the time. If it went wrong, as it often did, I used to fix it myself. The problem with these kids was never their cars, it was the language that was used in front of small children in the play area, the abuse given to passers by, and the litter they left all over the place. As I said earlier, there was one particular mouthy little tw@t that was responsible for most, if not all, of this, and he doesn't appear to hang around with them any more now he has discovered pubs.
On 30 Mar 2011 at 7:08am NewLewesian wrote:
Nevill is good in some ways, but it is a little far from town, a problem as there aren't many amenities within the estate itself (only a newsagent). Doctors or pubs are a good walk away or a drive. I live here, but I think I'd rather live in town, albeit on this side.
On 30 Mar 2011 at 12:27pm Nevill Resident wrote:
A newsagent and a grocer NewLewesian, otherwise I quite agree with you
On 30 Mar 2011 at 9:58pm NewLewesian wrote:
It's great being practically on the downs, and there is a real community spirit on Nevill, but I do miss having a good boozer and a variety of shops within 5 minutes walk. The station being 15-20 mins walk away is a pain sometimes as well.
I think the best place to live in Lewes would be Pells. Practically in town, pretty houses, near the park. Schools might be an issue though? Wallands too, particularly the bits around the castle (Bradford Road one of my favourites).