On 9 Jul 2017 at 11:27pm mr right wrote:
Are you struggling to make end meet. Well how about becoming a Lewes layabout and begger some of them are earning £100 pluss a day . tax free
On 10 Jul 2017 at 12:45am layabout wrote:
Its hard work in this heat ,but Mr right you are so wrong its at least £120 and I pay tax on my fags and booze and petrol when I drive home
On 10 Jul 2017 at 7:25am wrote:
I reckon there are loads of careers that are morally repugnant, some people cope better at them at others, and their rewards reflect that - if you trust the free market economy.
On 10 Jul 2017 at 7:41am Go away wrote:
Get them out of lewed
On 10 Jul 2017 at 7:58am Lewd rude and crude wrote:
That's right, move them on so we can't see 'em, problem solved!
On 10 Jul 2017 at 8:03am Mark wrote:
How would you explain the sudden explosion in the numbers begging? What is it that's changed? Benefit sanctions and a reduction in council services.
On 10 Jul 2017 at 8:55am Deja Vu wrote:
Mainly because there's no police so they can sit there all day and not get moved on, but also because pickings are rich and it's been nice weather.
Maybe our esteemed local MP has an opinion on the amount of (increasingly abusive) beggars in Lewes?
On 10 Jul 2017 at 9:05am A Person wrote:
Our esteemed MP doesn't seem to be terribly keen on being seen in the principal town in her constituency. Her absence is through choice; the police, on the other hand, are because there really aren't enough to go round. Apparently the whole district only has two police officers in the area on the night shift, and that is presumably why we suddenly have a spate of thefts and threatening people on the streets.
On 10 Jul 2017 at 9:20am Lewes man wrote:
4 of them have homes to go to 2 have been ban by other town so can not beg there .ithe number will only go up
On 10 Jul 2017 at 9:21am @Lewd wrote:
A certain beggar in the area has been moved on from Brighton due to aggressive begging and beating homeless people up.
Unfortunately sometimes "moving them on" is the solution.
Check it out here »
On 10 Jul 2017 at 10:21am Pedro wrote:
Typical that Mark makes the only relevant point about the root cause of why begging has visibly increased, but gets overwhelmingly thumbed down and everyone just continues with being judgemental and ill-informed and believing these beggars in fact drive around in Lamborghinis, and earn £500 a day out of the sheer generosity of shoppers in Lewes.
Who could have guessed that slashing funding towards drink/drug addiction services and access to mental health support, along with cuts to benefits, would result in a rise in issues of homelessness, begging and antisocial behaviour on our streets?
On 10 Jul 2017 at 10:41am @Pedro wrote:
I'm not sure why you're being "judgemental" of peoples opinions, you are as "ill informed" as the rest of us (guessing)...
The beggars fall into many categories.
1. Professional beggars
2. Local addicts/unemployed/people down on their luck
3. Mentally ill
4. Undesirables that have been removed from other areas
As you seem to know exactly what's going on, I assume you've gone out and done surveys of how many are in each category and what medical help they've been offered and have worked out the increase is due to "slashing funding"?
Please enlighten us....
On 10 Jul 2017 at 10:48am Pedro wrote:
The issue is that you focus far too much on those that fall into category 1 and category 4. We should focus on 2 and 3. You just use this forum as an excuse to whinge and denigrate fellow human beings.
Or do you just genuinely think begging has now become an occupation that people are flocking towards, and if so, what does that say about our jobs market if thats more appealing? When will we learn that there are consequences to cutting public spending.
On 10 Jul 2017 at 11:06am bobobob wrote:
The reason we have more homeless people is the changes to various social schemes as already pointed out.
If I was homeless I think I'd go be homeless somewhere on the South Coast. Probably somewhere fairly well to do too. Brighton is number two in the homeless charts fwiw.
Not going to stop anytime soon. Plus we're only a few interest rate increases away from lots of 'regular folk' being in a position where they can't afford housing.
Harsh rules won't stop the "professional beggars and undesirables". They will put more genuine people in difficulty while anyone taking the mickey will continue to do so.
On 10 Jul 2017 at 11:19am Lewd rude and crude wrote:
@@lewd. Yes, I know. I suppose sarcasm doesn't come across very well in print. Every week someone posts the same old thing about beggars. I have also waded into this debate but the fact is, the people who hold this contempt for those desperate enough to beg (professional! Ha! Never heard such a stupid term) will not have their narrow minded views changed on this forum. I've given up.
On 10 Jul 2017 at 11:21am Lewes man wrote:
It will not stop some all the time some of u are giving them monet for drugs and beer . Open your eyes to whats going on in lewes
On 10 Jul 2017 at 12:46pm Plebian wrote:
One beggar is a personal tragedy, a thousand beggars are statistics to be used to prove ones own political and moral opinions.
On 10 Jul 2017 at 1:32pm Jennifer wrote:
It's time the police did the job taxpayers like us pay them for, and got beggars off the streets, and had their filthy rubbish incinerated for safety. Harassing the public by speaking to people like us and asking for money or sleeping rough is a choice a beggar makes and can be punished as a deterrent. Beg or sleep rough? Get a criminal record and go to prison, then go where we can't see you. That's the law. It's a simple choice. This town has been made part of a National Park, and this is one of the reasons I moved here. It should also be under a Public Space Protection Order to clean it up, as has been successfully created by numerous Conservative councils throughout England. I am quite annoyed about this for the sake of my family as much as for me personally.
On 10 Jul 2017 at 2:07pm Smelly wrote:
Sad pathetic and smelly lot. Cant be @rsed to work so sponge off the liberal do gooders of Lewes. Lock em up or send them to Syria to see real poverty.
On 10 Jul 2017 at 2:29pm The Greek wrote:
Jennifer I sincerely hope you're a professional troll or you really are the worst sort of human being.
On 10 Jul 2017 at 2:32pm Pedro wrote:
NOT THE LIBERAL DO-GOODERS?! Damn them, won't they just think of the children. Do-gooders, doing all their good.
On 10 Jul 2017 at 5:50pm Iron fist wrote:
One beggar is an entrepreneur,
A thousand beggars are a business
Do not give to them
On 10 Jul 2017 at 6:43pm dr martin wrote:
give them a boot in the head ,and drag them to train station,bus station ,,loads of verbal abuse and a few punches ,get these scum bags out of town ,,the ones who live on the estates need a visit from a few tasty blokes with bats ,, there all tom tit who would rob anyone for a few quid ,these people need sorting out asap there be twice as many if we let it carry on ,, all the hard or so called hard nuts on here ,get it sorted out , easy to talk about it but need to make a move soon
On 10 Jul 2017 at 6:53pm Dr. White's wrote:
String 'em up
On 10 Jul 2017 at 7:57pm @dr martin wrote:
You absolute dick.
On 10 Jul 2017 at 8:20pm @@dr martin wrote:
only cos u to nancy to sort stuff out ? u need to grow a pair
On 10 Jul 2017 at 9:36pm Mark wrote:
@the Greek. Don't bite on Jennifer's line. She's been striking that pose for years. It's a joke (I think). Others, the ones who have been comprehensively re-educated by Channel 5 programmes are a bigger problem.
On 10 Jul 2017 at 10:15pm Anis wrote:
Jennifer why don't u give them a waft of your biffa ,that would clear them off the streets , Mmmmmmm biffa
On 11 Jul 2017 at 1:28am Sussex Dim wrote:
Can’t we find a way to blame Labour?
I mean, the current left of center version, not the good Tony Blair/Gordon Brown version – they were good, they deregulated banks which we applauded, and started wars, which we would have done too – and Maggie certainly thought they were good, her ‘greatest legacy’ I think she said.
We need to find a way to blame the current opposition… do you think they could be a hangover problem from James Callaghan’s 1979 leadership??
Maybe we could say the intervening years haven’t been enough to clean up his Stalinist mess?
On 11 Jul 2017 at 6:07am And thats a fact wrote:
While they are sitting on their arses poncing, the Dover ferries are full of east Europeans who come here and go straight into work & accommodation, The good Lord helps those who help themselves, the wonderful people of Lewes help those who dont. And thats a Fact
On 11 Jul 2017 at 7:37am Biffo wrote:
I want you to know that I am a cartoon character bear and not associated with biffa, beaver, anis or anus. I know how poor your Lewes linguists are. Just saying.
On 12 Jul 2017 at 9:34am Brightonian wrote:
Brighton is now so full of beggars, drunks and druggies that there is no room for any more on the streets, thanks to the Greens having invited anyone and everyone to the city(?). So now they are having to move into Lewes as can be seen in several places. And, like Brighton and Hove, you will soon find tents, graffiti and rubbish in any available green space. Bad luck folks! Yours used to be a great town.