has become the name everyone calls me, and I am happy with that!
Profession: Tobacconist, confectioner.
Best thing about Lewes? Its often
Worst thing about Lewes? Its often
Favourite pub? The Brewers.
What’s your poison? Ouwde
Waitrose or Tesco? Waitrose is
a boon, but also a curse - the fallout from its opening is felt
in smaller stores from the Cliffe to the top of the town.
What do you think about traffic wardens?
Too zealous. If Lewes is serious about loving the independent
stores in the High St then free parking for an hour at a time
should be given. It is iniquitous to give Tesco and Waitrose
an unfair advantage by letting them provide free parking but
then charge on the High St.
Local lad? I hail from Buick Lane
and Cable St in London, but I’ve been in and around Lewes
for 34 years.
Bonfire Society? Borough.
Are you pro or anti the Phoenix development?
It does present an interesting range of possibilities and will
give us a much-needed cinema - but the key is in the detail.
Favourite Lewes landmark? Harveys
Brewery and the Martyrs’ Memorial
Your perfect Sunday afternoon?
Gardening and enjoying a cigar.
What music’s in your hifi?
Schubert’s String Quartet in A.
Lewes would be better if… There
were better parking facilities and a cinema (sorry, All Saints
is too reminiscent of WEA lectures!)
What Lewes really doesn’t need is…
Councillors who serve themselves and not the electors.
Catlin: “Give High Street
shoppers an hour’s free parking.”