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living in Lewes

On 3 Jul 2012 at 11:33pm abrilsp72 wrote:
Hello, I am looking at renting in Lewes. I am not familiar with the town, could you give me advice on how is to live there? moving myself with two little ones, 4 and 6. Thanks in advance, rachel
On 4 Jul 2012 at 12:10am Castle Gate wrote:
Like any other place, Rachel, Lewes is what *you* choose to make of it. There seems to be, here, a higher incidence of pursuits of the mind per head of population than elsewhere, and so ?? if you look for it ?? encouragement in education and the creative arts is strong.

It isn't the least expensive place to live; but it is a relief for me, personally, to be saving a little more money than in the London from which I first saw Lewes in 2007.

The town cannot claim to be the mirror of Paradise, and it is not hard to look for the damage caused by irresponsible people; though precautions against such irresponsibility are not so necessary as in, say, Tottenham or Lewisham.

Happiness has been my lot here so far, in the midst of some of rural Britain's best public transport and public health services, with the endless possibilities of walking through the natural landscape on our doorstep only moments away. I know my neighbours' names (and share two composters with them, council subsidised).
On 4 Jul 2012 at 1:11am Local Len wrote:
And as you can see its full of poncy Londoners
On 4 Jul 2012 at 1:11am Local Len wrote:
And as you can see its full of poncy Londoners
On 4 Jul 2012 at 2:51am expat two wrote:
A more than fair share of local bigots with poor grammar and spelling skills too.
On 4 Jul 2012 at 7:50am Southover Queen wrote:
....who actually keep up the rearguard mostly on this forum. Most people are welcoming and it's a lovely place to live. The worst problem you'll have is finding somewhere to rent, to be honest!
On 4 Jul 2012 at 8:08am THE PIRATE wrote:
YARGH! Show me yargh treasure!
On 4 Jul 2012 at 8:20am Sceptic wrote:
Hi Rachel, good luck with the renting and if you have a car, check where you can park it. Locals will know what I mean.
On 4 Jul 2012 at 8:45am petitepois wrote:
Depending on your budget for renting there are some lovely places to live. I like the King Henry area, Malling is nice for families.
Hope you find somewhere!
On 4 Jul 2012 at 9:12am Pete wrote:
Hi Rachel, CastleGate and SQ have it about right, not easy to find rented accommodation, but a great place to live - good luck
On 4 Jul 2012 at 11:25am Captain wrote:
Lewes is a nice place to live... There is a but
But if you have a car check where u can park it, there are some areas of trouble? Check out the maps on police.uk
As with all places there are nice and not so nice people in lewes. If you have younger children avoid cut through lanes, as at night you will get drunk people banging on your doors and windows, and between 3 and 4 expect the school kids to do the same.
Not sure where you are moving from, but there are some local bigots in the area, these luckily are few and far between - don't let them get you down.
On 4 Jul 2012 at 11:48am Bog brush wrote:
Avoid the pells...yobs a regular thing, floods also.
On 4 Jul 2012 at 2:52pm padster wrote:
hey len, I am from london, I hope you can come to terms with a thing called "change" ......migration of people etc, do you not think where i grew up is not full of "outsiders" , thats life , thats freedom of movement....
Rachel you have chosen well, lovely town , vibrant and safe, good luck with your home hunting. I would disagree re: the pells there are NO YOBS by the pells, reallly its all nice.
On 4 Jul 2012 at 3:56pm Cliffite wrote:
Just avoid parking your car on Pelham Terrace as they seem to get done over fairly regularly along there on Friday and Saturday nights.
On 4 Jul 2012 at 5:22pm Richard wrote:
Yes, Lewes is a great place to live. Friendly and with good schools for your kids.
On 4 Jul 2012 at 7:25pm Lovelocallen wrote:
Brilliant Len,a little flippant comment sends all the dfl liberal elite into meltdown! And as regards the pells it IS full of yobs on a weekend evening and has been the same for 50 years!
On 4 Jul 2012 at 9:11pm Captain wrote:
The pells isn't full on yobs, the yobs use the pells as a cut through to get home
On 4 Jul 2012 at 9:12pm abrilsp72 wrote:
Hello, thank you ever so much for your answers. We are moving from London, so, I am sure it'll be much more peaceful... I was thinking to get a car, but probably I'll think twice. Thanks a lot again, you really help.
On 5 Jul 2012 at 7:06am Peter wrote:
You'll love it and so will your kids
On 5 Jul 2012 at 12:38pm Bleedin Obvious wrote:
Move to Devon.....much nicer
On 5 Jul 2012 at 3:18pm Passing Through wrote:
If you're from London Rachel you'll find people are a lot less friendlier here. The worst seem to be the self employed 'arty types' whose rude superior attitude will probably sicken you.
On 5 Jul 2012 at 3:27pm Old Cynic wrote:
Hope you are happy in Lewes - like everywhere else on planet earth there are nice people and not so nice people - friendly people and not so friendly - ingnore the sweeping generalisations and make up your own mind
On 6 Jul 2012 at 10:30am London Exile wrote:
I've never met so many tight people in the pubs as in lewes and sussex in general, people tend not to drink in rounds, which i find strange, even groups of 3 and 4 buying their own individual drinks, locals will always take a drink if offered but never seem to buy one back.
On 7 Jul 2012 at 9:01am Sceptic wrote:
If you go into a pub with your mates then what is wrong with you all buying your own drinks. Some people are quite happy with just one drink and if they buy the first round and there is four of you then it works out a damn expensive drink. Not only that some people can't afford to be over generous especially the way things are at the moment. If I went into Tescos with my mate and bought half a dozen eggs he would not expect me to buy him some.

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