On 8 Jul 2010 at 8:27am bus user wrote:
it has been a delight to see the well used community garden flourishing each time I went to Brighton by bus. People were enjoying themselves in surroundings that were so refreshingly different from everything else in that rather dismal stretch of road.It's quirkiness was a potent contrast to the bland monoculture of multi nationals.
The parochial nature of Lewesians - who ride on the heritage of dissent - never ceases to amaze me!
Are people really saying that you put on hold support for a morally insistant cause just because the timing clashes with a local market - and just because the focus of the wider issue happens not to be in Lewes?
On 8 Jul 2010 at 9:45am kevsy wrote:
On 8 Jul 2010 at 11:09am footymum wrote:
I support the community garden all for anything like this. Not bothered about the farmers market My son and his classmates have worked so hard on their costumes and the excitemant is building about their march onto secondary school.
I and many parents,teachers and the wonderful artists who have volunteered their time would be very upset if their protest and Big yellow bus get in the way or disrupt fridays proceedings.
On 8 Jul 2010 at 11:49am Brixtonbelle wrote:
@ bus user "The parochial nature of Lewesians - who ride on the heritage of dissent - never ceases to amaze me!
Are people really saying that you put on hold support for a morally insistant cause just because the timing clashes with a local market - and just because the focus of the wider issue happens not to be in Lewes?"
I don't think anyone is saying that at all - seems a deliberate misreading of the previous posts. Just asking for some sensitivity because of a children's parade along the high street. The farmers market is far less likely to be affected given it's in a covered area away from the court. Most Lewes residents are strongly community minded and very vocal,you'll find a fair few anti-Tesco supporters here, but your protest DOES NOT TAKE PRIORITY over anything else however high the moral ground is you feel you hold.
On 8 Jul 2010 at 1:18pm Stu dent wrote:
The place they were squatting on looked a mess. Bring on Tesco with some cheap food for us students. The more supermarkets, the more competition, the cheaper the food. Hoorah Hoorah. The hippies should have tried getting an education. That way they could have had their own garden to sit in.
On 8 Jul 2010 at 1:22pm kevsy wrote:
I think some perspective is needed here, if Lewes can take x thousand for bonfire, I'm sure these two events can take place alongside each other. We aren't talking the Anti Nazi League and the BNP. Someone comes on here looking to drum up support for a worthy cause and you can almost here the town take a collective intake of breath. Nobody is going to spoil anything other than Tesco and its nasty ways
On 8 Jul 2010 at 1:53pm MC wrote:
Much fuss about nothing. I always thought the garden looked very uncomfortable with all that smelly, noisy traffic next to it all the time but people seemed to love it and Tescos action is unnecessary, bullying and seems solely intent on making an example of the two community workers.
Of course there's room for the protest and now Lewes residents can do three fun things on the one day; visit the farmers market, watch the kids parade and take part in the demo. A wonderfully diverse day.
On 8 Jul 2010 at 2:10pm Ah bumhug wrote:
Moving on parade? Oh yeah. Welcome you little sh1ts. Here's big school where you will learn to be vandals, annoy elderly people and trash the grange. Try real hard and you will grow up to be able to squat on someone else's land and make a garden on it. Here's a good start. Parade down the high street on a Friday and prevent business trying to earn a crust. You might even get the chance to drop some litter. Your chavvy parents won't mind, or pick it up.
On 8 Jul 2010 at 5:09pm Tom Druitt wrote:
Can anyone tell me what's going on in lewes tomorrow? Difficult to pick out specifics from this topic. The big lemon is running a bus into lewes for the community garden's court appearance, but we don't want to get in the way of an event, especially if it's a family event lots of children hav been getting ready for!
The Big Lemon
On 8 Jul 2010 at 5:10pm StevieD wrote:
Had a bad day?!
On 8 Jul 2010 at 5:32pm Dave wrote:
The court case has been postponed for legal reasons, no idea what they are though.
On 10 Jul 2010 at 3:20am Ms Laite wrote:
The court case went ahead. The developers wanted to claim ridiculous costs. The level headed fair-minded judge told them to "jog on" and reduced the costs from thousands to £500. Which has already been paid by the hard working community team. They have since discovered covenants attached to the land restricting the sale of alcohol. That's going to hurt Tesco's trying to sell cheap beer. It looks like it's church land. The dream would now be to apply for funding to purchase the land and create The Reverend Wagner park.
On 10 Jul 2010 at 12:06pm MuttsNuts wrote:
I found this,
On 11 Jul 2010 at 12:17pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Bumhug, are you my long-lost evil twin?