What do you think about traffic
wardens? When you get a ticket you tend to dislike
them but as far as I’m concerned they’re employees
doing a job.
Which Bonfire Society do you go to?
Waterloo. I get a lot of stick about it in the Lewes Arms
but Cliffe was full and I decided to go for the most family-oriented
society and I couldn’t say no to my best neighbour John
Geering (Who can?).
Which newspaper do you read? The Guardian.
Are you pro or anti the Phoenix development?
There should be a development there, and it should be an industrial
one. People should be able to work in Lewes, and the jobs
are needed. I went to the public meeting at the Town Hall
and I think the developers weren’t prepared for the
number of concerned people there. They hadn’t thought
their plans through carefully enough: there were problems
with access, traffic flow and the elevation of some of the
buildings. Let’s see what they come up with when they
submit their plans.
Favourite Lewes landmark? Black Cap
if it counts as Lewes.
How would you spend a perfect Sunday afternoon?
Either on the beach in Seaford or Cuckmere or at the home.
My door is always open for people to drop in.
What’s on your hifi? Bill Frissel.
I first heard his beautiful guitar play on a Vic Chesnut album
at Rik’s in Station St, and borrowed an album from a
friend at the Lewes Arms.
Lewes would be better if… There
was a public slipway to the river so people could use it more
and paddle around in it. I’ve never seen a boat go under
Cliffe Bridge, and that’s a crime.
What Lewes really doesn’t need is…
I’m not opposed to development, but I’m
opposed to bad development.