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Weston Super Mare

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by aa6972, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. aa6972

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 29, 2007

    Posts: 673

    Location: Bristol, UK

    What is it like living there?

    I just brought a house at the outskirt. Seems like the Weston is in a period of regeneration.
    My main hobby is running, are there any rough area I should avoid (such as loitering kids etc)?
     
  2. Minibiker

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 2,984

    Location: Swindon

    I'm from Bristol so not far down the road from Weston, Still go Weston a lot, Take the kids there, Go to Weston Bike Nights and just for a get away... I'm not sure what areas to avoid but I've never came across any dodgey parts...
     
  3. DJMK4

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2004

    Posts: 21,931

    Location: S.Wales, Cardiff

    Don't live round there but my experiences is a little rough in certain places but not been there enough to comment.

    You get good and bad parts in most places though
     
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  4. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 20,645

    Location: Northern England

    You brought a house there? Gypsy?
     
  5. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 18,503

    Location: London

    Go to the rough area and tell everyone you brought their mums. Report back with your findings.
     
  6. aa6972

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 29, 2007

    Posts: 673

    Location: Bristol, UK

    I did hear St. Georges have gypsies staying there on the occasion
     
  7. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 18,503

    Location: London

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  8. Minibiker

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 2,984

    Location: Swindon

    @stulid would be the one to ask, Hes down that way I think
     
  9. new boy

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 25, 2009

    Posts: 3,187

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    I've never had any issues. I live in worle, the town centre has some low life about at night,
    You might come across the odd pack of chavs here and there, but I think that's pretty normal for any town.
     
  10. Minibiker

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 2,984

    Location: Swindon

    Lovely place Worle, A friend of mine lives in Yatton, Quiet area and not to far from W-S-M.... Put it this way it cant be as bad as 80% of the areas in Swindon :p
     
  11. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 26,626

    Location: In the radio shack

    Many years ago a company I worked for had a training centre in Weston. We used to stay down there for a week and would generally end up in the Cabot Bars for beer and food. It was decently priced and the food was OK. Don't know if it's still there or not.
     
  12. amigafan2003

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 18, 2008

    Posts: 14,190

    Location: Fylde Coast, Lancashire

    You bought a house THEN you ask if it's a nice area?

    Would it not have been an idea to ask BEFORE you bought the house?

    Unless you actually mean you did bring a house to WSM.
     
  13. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 76,657

    you got a house there then asked for opinions, odd. druggie cess pit since they put all the rehabilitation centers there and dirt cheap housing.

    actually it's fine, but a lot is lower end of city fine.
     
  14. aa6972

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 29, 2007

    Posts: 673

    Location: Bristol, UK

    HaHaha, just noticed the typo.

    yeah, I have done research on the area around my house and is ok, what I was asking here is the local knowledge of where the rough spot is so I can avoid when I go out running etc...
     
  15. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 30,505

    Location: Warwickshire

    Just bring the house to a nice area later.
     
  16. new boy

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 25, 2009

    Posts: 3,187

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    Well, the bournville estate is the rough bit, but I cant see why you would want to run there anyway, run away maybe! TBH, even there its not that bad, I doubt you would get much hassle if you were just out for a jog.
     
  17. dcsarge

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 19, 2008

    Posts: 1,826

    Location: Bristol

    My only (useful?) contribution is that the breakfast at Treat's Cafe is better anything I can get in Bristol for the same money.

    I don't get into Weston much now since my mate moved and the beach isn't top of wheelchair accessible places for my son now he is older/bigger. Need caterpillar tracks to manage that.
     
  18. daz.rathbone

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 21, 2006

    Posts: 963

    Sorry Feek, I have to ask - it wasn't MSM was it? Their training centre was there, and I can't imagine too many places setting up a training centre in WSM.
     
  19. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 26,626

    Location: In the radio shack

    Yup, sure was. I wouldn't have remembered the company name if you hadn't mentioned it though. It was a long time ago.
     
  20. jimjamuk

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 30, 2007

    Posts: 2,771

    Location: Bristol, UK

    Another from Bristol, the outskirts of Weston used to be flood plains. Did you by a place on them?