Lewes and Rye are named among the UK’s best towns

Lewes and Rye are named among UK’s best towns

Lewes and Rye are named among UK’s best towns

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Two towns in East Sussex have been named among the best places in the UK to live.

Rye and Lewes will both appear in The Sunday Times’ annual Best Places to Live in Britain supplement tomorrow – the only two towns in Sussex to make the cut.

The guide combines data and statistics such as crime rates, house prices and school performance, and the places selected offer the best quality of life to the widest number of people.

Charlie Dobres, Lewes Football Club marketing manager, who moved to the town from London seven years ago, said the result was “entirely unsurprising”.

He added “There is a general thing about the town that it is just full of doers and people who are happy to get things done and get involved.

“There is also a wonderful mix of people in the town and that is something I don’t think you get when you just come here for a day.”

He also added that the town has a “fantastic football club”.

Fourteen from the South East were featured on the list, featuring towns such as Amersham, Haslemere, Henley-on-Thams, Reigate, Odiham, Windsor and Wokingham.

Councillor Keith Glazier, leader of East Sussex District Council, who is from Rye, said: “I am pleased that the rest of the world has caught up with something I have known all my life. It is the people of Rye who really help to make it so special.”

Part two of the guide will focus on an A-Z of Britain’s cities.

The Times’ home editor, Helen Davies, said: “The Best Places guide is dedicated to celebrating Britain’s abundance of great cities, towns and villages.

“We combine in-depth data with first-hand personal experience to produce an authoritative list.

“There are lots of places across Britain that are worth celebrating, and everyone has different priorities, so this year our supplements cover everything from the countryside to inner-cities.”

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10:10am Sat 15 Mar 14

Joshiman says...

Not Brighton ?? And why is that then??
Not Brighton ?? And why is that then?? Joshiman
  • Score: 7

10:24pm Sat 15 Mar 14

hubby says...

Rye is nice........,but Lewes?????
Rye is nice........,but Lewes????? hubby
  • Score: -2

8:53am Sun 16 Mar 14

monkeymoo says...

Joshiman wrote:
Not Brighton ?? And why is that then??
Wasn't Brighton voted as one of the WORST places to live in a recent poll?
[quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: Not Brighton ?? And why is that then??[/p][/quote]Wasn't Brighton voted as one of the WORST places to live in a recent poll? monkeymoo
  • Score: 4

7:09pm Sun 16 Mar 14

ARMANA says...

monkeymoo wrote:
Joshiman wrote:
Not Brighton ?? And why is that then??
Wasn't Brighton voted as one of the WORST places to live in a recent poll?
Brighton is suffering from the Deadly GREEN Virus, the town has been ravaged by this disease, but a cure is on its way, Hopefully, we will be free of this virus by next May, WARNING, Other towns beware of this highly deadly virus,
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: Not Brighton ?? And why is that then??[/p][/quote]Wasn't Brighton voted as one of the WORST places to live in a recent poll?[/p][/quote]Brighton is suffering from the Deadly GREEN Virus, the town has been ravaged by this disease, but a cure is on its way, Hopefully, we will be free of this virus by next May, WARNING, Other towns beware of this highly deadly virus, ARMANA
  • Score: 3

7:13pm Sun 16 Mar 14

ARMANA says...

Joshiman wrote:
Not Brighton ?? And why is that then??
Because, its a Green Karzzi, ;)
[quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: Not Brighton ?? And why is that then??[/p][/quote]Because, its a Green Karzzi, ;) ARMANA
  • Score: 4

8:01am Mon 17 Mar 14

gheese77 says...

monkeymoo wrote:
Joshiman wrote:
Not Brighton ?? And why is that then??
Wasn't Brighton voted as one of the WORST places to live in a recent poll?
No - it wasn't a vote, just the opinion of the Daily Mail
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: Not Brighton ?? And why is that then??[/p][/quote]Wasn't Brighton voted as one of the WORST places to live in a recent poll?[/p][/quote]No - it wasn't a vote, just the opinion of the Daily Mail gheese77
  • Score: -3

11:06am Mon 17 Mar 14

her professional says...

gheese77 wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
Joshiman wrote:
Not Brighton ?? And why is that then??
Wasn't Brighton voted as one of the WORST places to live in a recent poll?
No - it wasn't a vote, just the opinion of the Daily Mail
Excellent, help to keep Mail readers away
[quote][p][bold]gheese77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: Not Brighton ?? And why is that then??[/p][/quote]Wasn't Brighton voted as one of the WORST places to live in a recent poll?[/p][/quote]No - it wasn't a vote, just the opinion of the Daily Mail[/p][/quote]Excellent, help to keep Mail readers away her professional
  • Score: -2

11:07am Mon 17 Mar 14

her professional says...

Joshiman wrote:
Not Brighton ?? And why is that then??
And not Worthing, Eastbourne, Crawley, East Grinstead, Hastings, Burgess Hill, Horsham ....................
...
[quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: Not Brighton ?? And why is that then??[/p][/quote]And not Worthing, Eastbourne, Crawley, East Grinstead, Hastings, Burgess Hill, Horsham .................... ... her professional
  • Score: -1

12:25pm Mon 17 Mar 14

s&k says...

So they should be when you can't buy anything for under £500k.
So they should be when you can't buy anything for under £500k. s&k
  • Score: 1

10:11pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Fairfax Aches says...

Joshiman wrote:
Not Brighton ?? And why is that then??
Why? ?

because shut the f*** up, that why.
[quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: Not Brighton ?? And why is that then??[/p][/quote]Why? ? because shut the f*** up, that why. Fairfax Aches
  • Score: 0

10:18am Thu 20 Mar 14

Juleyanne says...

monkeymoo wrote:
Joshiman wrote:
Not Brighton ?? And why is that then??
Wasn't Brighton voted as one of the WORST places to live in a recent poll?
Maybe because Brighton is NOT A TOWN drrrrrrrrrrrrr!
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joshiman[/bold] wrote: Not Brighton ?? And why is that then??[/p][/quote]Wasn't Brighton voted as one of the WORST places to live in a recent poll?[/p][/quote]Maybe because Brighton is NOT A TOWN drrrrrrrrrrrrr! Juleyanne
  • Score: 0

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