On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 12:48 Living in a house
How is it possible for the countless vehicles over the river from Tesco to actually live there legally?
There seems to be a great deal of converted vans and busses parked up there pretty much permanently.
Even more of them at the weekend and its been getting worse every time I walk to Tesco.
Is this a new official crusty site?
If so, its an absolute eyesore!
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 12:51 Living in a box
From this side of the river, Tesco is an absolute eyesore.
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 13:12 My house has a puncture
Well if you don't like it, pi55 off to Bridies Tan
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 13:15 Living ina cardboard Box
Who are they?
What are they doing there?
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 13:22 rates payer
They are squatters. Cops can't shift them. Landlord doesn't give a toss. Place looks like a complete dump. Even the empty units are squats.
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 13:47 brixtonbelle
Aren't they connected with the ZU studios and cafe des artists who are renting units down on the industrial estate - and running lots of community events ?
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 13:54 I pay my bills
Brixton, does that give them the right to live there then?
The police should have the power to chuck them out even if the landlord is taking a backhander, as they are ruining the area.
God only knows what they are polluting the river with!
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 14:07 Anon
cany we just "have a small accident" with petrol and matches?
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 14:24 I pay my bills too
Yeah, that industrial estate's really spoilt by having kids playing on the riverbank, eh? And Anon, maybe you should have been in the North St car park on Sunday with your bigoted fellow vermin.
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 15:14 caveman
i agree with anon
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 15:20 PARTY PIRATE
Don't they have a disco every Saturday night?
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 15:28 A.Bigot
On a more positive note, the "amazing" weather we are having at the moment might solve the issues for us and flood them all.
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 15:45 brixtonbelle
These vans may not look particularly nice but they are not harming anyone or suggesting/ promoting violence against anyone (unlike anon's veiled threat). Until they are deemed a public health or safety hazard, why not let them live and let live. Or maybe you want them turning up on the social housing lists ?
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 16:02 Colin
Brixtonbelle, i actually have to totally agree with you, and i can see the "humour" in Anon's very flippant and slightly inappropriate comment, are there not more important issues at hand than the "great un-washed" who have chosen to reside in a carpark next to a super-market? So what.
Live and let live indeed.
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 16:39 caveman
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 16:53 Fred
Caveman, explain yourself please.
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 16:53 jo
i would like to know how clean they are. .i.e no toilets ect more and more turn up each week . living council tax free
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 16:59 Fred
They probabably all smell of poo and wee.
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 17:25 rates payer
They are squatting in the car park - meaning that people who work on the estate have no parking facilities. Live and let live? How naive! It would be a totally different attitude if they took residence in your front garden in their untaxed rickety old vehicles.
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 17:50 someone else
What a wonderful society we live in, where the educationally subnormal can, under anonymous identities, post abusive comments about people they don't know.
It is no wonder that the majority of the population of Lewes regard the Lewes forum as flypaper for freaks.
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 18:04 A Random Chap
I agree- what IS the benefit of this forum? One comment is about hoping the weather continues, then its the personal hygeine of the residents in question that is being questioned!
So what if they all smell. As long as they are in the same place, i will know where they are.
Anyway i need my drive tar-macing so every cloud and all that!
On Wed 11 Jul 2012 at: 20:24 Boris
Simple question, HOW DO THESE PEOPLE GET THERE MONEY?
On Thu 12 Jul 2012 at: 00:58 expat two
Slightly more complex would be "How do these people get their money?"
On Thu 12 Jul 2012 at: 10:36 Cheeky Monkey
They are, in fact, all government agents so they will receive a lump sum and a gilt edged, final salary pension after 25 years service to the crown.
Why else would one choose to live like that? It cant be a "lifestyle choice" surely, can it ?
On Thu 12 Jul 2012 at: 10:37 ExPat Butcher
Oh the joys of the Lewes Forum.
Being forced to correct the grammar of other peoples post's and not discussing the actual thread, quality!
Get those dirty crusties out!
On Thu 12 Jul 2012 at: 10:39 Frank!
Anyone for tennis?
On Thu 12 Jul 2012 at: 10:41 padster
Does nobody here feel shocked by the disgusting comment meade by the suitably named Anon, and seconded by caveman, arson = people killed.
the legality of these people and where they live is a matter for the authorities, report to the authorities if you feel strongly but to suggest and i quote:
"cany we just "have a small accident" with petrol and matches?" ANON
is really quite disgraceful and alarming.
On Thu 12 Jul 2012 at: 10:44 GhostBike
Dear oh dear. The narrow-minded assumptions of some people on this forum. Good jobt hat they are not reflective of the town generally.
The people in question have been entrepreneurial and hard-working. They have throught their own labour turned a crumbling industrial unit into a venue that many people in Lewes use for events, and run it very well, safely and efficiently (and for the benefit of many). Not many people on this forum could have achieved that. Moreover, as far as I understand it, they make a living by producing things with their own hands that they sell to a wide range of clients. As far I can see, what they do should be praised rather than knocked - particularly by people who have probably not tried to do anything remotely as entrepreneurial or challenging.
I very much doubt they rely much on the state to support them. I believe they have to pay rates to the council, incidentally. My only barbed commetn would be that if they do get any support, it's from Daddy's trust fund. But generally I think they are a credit to Lewes.
On Thu 12 Jul 2012 at: 10:52 Southover Queen
Not shocked, no, padster, because like you I'm a regular here and used to the ill-educated narrow-minded selfish Daily Mail/Express fuelled nonsense. Those opinions sound very like the kind of defence the four yobs who attacked the poor man earlier on in the week would offer, yet the morons who post this bigoted rubbish would be scandalised if they were attacked. The double standards are simply staggering.
They'll justify it all by saying that it was just a joke and we're all po-faced liberals. Well, listen up folks: it's not funny and it's definitely not clever. The sad thing is that you can't see that.
On Thu 12 Jul 2012 at: 11:01 Anon
I feel that a heartfelt appollogy is in order regarding my previous comment--I did and do not mean a word of it and i am so so sorry to cause any offence. It was actually meant to make light of the situation. I am sorry and will think very long and hard before making any more silly remarks on this forum about what is quite clearly a very passionate subject.
On Thu 12 Jul 2012 at: 11:07 Southover Queen
Thank you, Anon, sincerely.
On Thu 12 Jul 2012 at: 11:22 Annette Curtin-Twitcher
Let's face it, the North Street area is hardly Grange Gardens and I can't really see how the presence of a few buses makes it more of an eyesore.
There seems to be such a huge amount of prejudice against people who opt not to live in bricks and mortar that I sometimes suspect that there's an element of envy involved.
On Thu 12 Jul 2012 at: 11:57 Kite
They also have some excellent s**t which keeps me off the streets at night I tell thee!
On Thu 12 Jul 2012 at: 12:03 rates payer
Maybe then we should all live in rickety old untaxed vehicles, and take up residence in our works' car parks. Seems ok to do that if one is a crustie!
Just get them out of the car park, and free it up for the workers on the estate!
On Thu 12 Jul 2012 at: 12:46 A Crustie.
would anyone like to buy a "slightly used" caravan?
On Thu 12 Jul 2012 at: 13:36 Crustie-errrr
Actually, I do have a top of the range, converted transit van for sale. Slighty rusty,with all the latest mod cons.
Lovely wood burning fire place with fork included for cooking your marshmallows or burning up your crack, built in bucket for when you get caught short and louvre windows for when you need to air it out.
No tax or MOT and a couple of flat tyres as she has been sat in a local car park for quite some time.
Pop over to the squat just off North street and ask for Crustie if you are interested
Will i get e free dog? 0 0
On Thu 12 Jul 2012 at: 13:46 A Crustie.