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regions to avoid in Lewes

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On 24 Oct 2006 at 12:16pm Hawe wrote:
Hi all,
I am looking to rent a house in Lewes for me and my family. Are there any specific areas which I should avoid, where, for example, the neighbourhood is not recommendable for a small child?
Thanks
Hawe
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On 24 Oct 2006 at 1:32pm Damp squib wrote:
Lewes is pretty good place to raise children. However the least child friendly houses are actually the nice older houses in the centre of town. You don't get much in the way of gardens, they can have steep narrow stairs, and ( worst of all ) they often front right on to a busy road with no front garden.
The edge of town estates such as Malling, Nevill and Landport are less attractive 50s / 60s houses but they are better designed for families. They are a bus / car journey from the centre and station though.
If you're loaded there are also nice big Edwardian family homes nearer the centre of town. But all in all it's pretty pleasant in most places.
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On 24 Oct 2006 at 7:15pm Lord Pike wrote:
Landport is chav central and prone to flooding. Malling is a step up but too far from the town centre. The Nevill estate is good for families and is near the Downs, but is a bus ride or 25 minute walk to town. The Wallands area is nearer the town centre, has some decentish houses and is near a school.
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On 24 Oct 2006 at 9:21pm Mark rolfe wrote:
Malling is very near the Town center,compared to Neville it is nearer to walk to the center.
The downs are a five minute walk and there are plenty of country walks to be had.The community center can be a bit clicky also there is a very good church and primary school.
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On 24 Oct 2006 at 9:21pm expat wrote:
If you have a pair of legs or your kids have bikes, Malling is accessible. I lived and walked from Malling to the town and further, and to Secondary school every day for years, as a child, teenager and adult, as did all the other Malling inhabitants. Good exercise!
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On 24 Oct 2006 at 9:26pm expat wrote:
If you have a pair of legs or your kids have bikes, Malling is accessible. I lived and walked from Malling to the town and further, and to Secondary school every day for years, as a child, teenager and adult, as did all the other Malling inhabitants. Good exercise!


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On 24 Oct 2006 at 11:22pm chav wrote:
I bet I know you 2 woof & expat. Why do you say the community centre is clicky? I go there occasionally and find it quite friendly.
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On 25 Oct 2006 at 4:56pm The Super K wrote:
The Nice part of malling is also the Kit House Central, Neville is by far better, The houses are better built. You can get some well built houses up malling but there in the chav part. I'd avoid Landport, ousedale, Leicester Road (see ousedale).
Whats your budget? that will have alot to do with where you'll end up!
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On 25 Oct 2006 at 8:07pm The Reverend wrote:
I used to live on Leicester Road but moved because of Ousedale (it just got worse and worse) but I don't know what its like now. But saying that its a lovely street. In all fairness I would avoid Landport, Malling, Saxonbury, and Neville. Winterbourne is the nicest 'estate' in Lewes.
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On 25 Oct 2006 at 9:00pm hawe wrote:
Just how bad is the chav problem in malling?
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On 25 Oct 2006 at 9:32pm expat wrote:
Sorry Chav, I left before the community centre was built. There used to be a playground there when we were kids, and just grass backing up to the prison officers houses. There wasn't that huge road running through Mallng either. Left Priory School in 1974-5. Left UK in 1986. Lots has changed around there.
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On 25 Oct 2006 at 11:56pm Smiler wrote:
I'm bringing up 3 kids in Cliffe. Its not an estate but the community feel is fantastic, just like a small village, most people are very friendly and its really convenient for all sorts of shops and amenities and the downs are just up Chapel Hill.
Although if you want a big garden you won't find one down here.
What it does lack though is decent access to the river. Why the hell isn't there a public slipway?
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On 26 Oct 2006 at 12:42pm MC wrote:
I hear Cliff area is great if you like the occasional swim in your lounge too.
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On 26 Oct 2006 at 1:11pm The Super K wrote:
The Reverend wrote "Winterbourne is the nicest 'estate' in Lewes" Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. No seriously Hawe is looking for an estate to live in! Houndean Rise is the Nicest (has a nice price tag aswell), Winterbourne has too many council places and the HARRIS family! Lock your doors up tight!
Neville or The Wallands for my money, great primary school (Wallands) and pick ups by the green for secondary schools or THE Priory 25 min walk away, and Its own bonfire night (held last saturday)
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On 4 Nov 2006 at 12:14am JACK CARTER wrote:
There are NO areas in Lewes which should be avoided. Kid's of all age's should be safe anywhere in the town. Take no notice of the banter in these forums, people from each estate get on with each other much better than they're making out. De Montfort Estate (Unmentioned .....?) would also be safe, regardless of what you hear, and it's the nearest to the Town.
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On 4 Nov 2006 at 12:14am JACK CARTER wrote:
There are NO areas in Lewes which should be avoided. Kid's of all age's should be safe anywhere in the town. Take no notice of the banter in these forums, people from each estate get on with each other much better than they're making out. De Montfort Estate (Unmentioned .....?) would also be safe, regardless of what you hear, and it's the nearest to the Town.
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On 4 Nov 2006 at 12:16am JACK CARTER wrote:
There are NO areas in Lewes which should be avoided. Kid's of all age's should be safe anywhere in the town. Take no notice of the banter in these forums, people from each estate get on with each other much better than they're making out. De Montfort Estate (Unmentioned .....?) would also be safe, regardless of what you hear, and it's the nearest to the Town.
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On 4 Nov 2006 at 12:17am JACK CARTER wrote:
There are NO areas in Lewes which should be avoided. Kid's of all age's should be safe anywhere in the town. Take no notice of the banter in these forums, people from each estate get on with each other much better than they're making out. De Montfort Estate (Unmentioned?) would also be safe, regardless of what you hear, and it's the nearest to the Town.
 
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On 27 Nov 2006 at 9:50pm bilbo wrote:
i agree with smiler, why is the public slipway no longer useable?perhaps it was because it was exactly that--public.the boaty club probably had it destroyed so you have to pay them to float yer boat.
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On 29 Nov 2006 at 1:43pm Smiler wrote:
The 'Rowing Club' what a bunch on old gits.
You try joining with a rowing boat, its too radical for them.
The joining criteria seems to be pensioner, grumpy, obstructive, blinkered, selfish and rude.
I could be wrong though.
 
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On 29 Nov 2006 at 8:10pm bilbo wrote:
no smiler, youre not wrong although you did forget one criteria,they all have to be ex royal navy commanders.its like the golf club,they are all majors or brigabloodydiers.it baint be for the likes of us sor[cap being doffed,bowing & due scraping being done] of course we both could be wrong!!!!


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