Tanya Laporte (continued)
Which newspaper do you read?
Occasionally the Guardian, but usually the Observer. All the
news of the week is in there, as Joe Jackson once noted.
Are you pro or anti the Phoenix development?
I’m pro, but with provisos. I would like it to remain
a predominantly industrial estate. Lewes has lost a lot of
industry - all the businesses that used to be run from the
twittens for example - and it can’t afford to lose any
more. I would like to see ground floor industries with loft
apartments above. There should also be artists’ workshops
- there are so many creative people in Lewes crying out for
Favourite Lewes landmark? Fat
Belly Woman. Lewes people will understand what I mean - the
shape of the hills as you’re coming down the Phoenix
How often do you go to London and Brighton?
Not often enough. I can’t seem to get out of Lewes these
How would you spend a perfect Sunday
afternoon? Sitting by the river with my girls with
a picnic and a bottle of wine. Just chilling on a nice summer
What cd/record/tape is in your hifi?
The Eels, Daisies of the Galaxy. They’re a fabulous
Lewes would be better if… There
were more pedestrian-friendly streets.
What Lewes really doesn’t need
is… More residential houses being built. And
more trees being cut down in order to build them.