Plymouth - Shithole Of The South West

Discussion in 'Bristol and South West' started by Bakunin, May 18, 2009.

  1. Poot

    Poot Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk

    Mannamead is posh indeed! I would avoid Bere Ferrers because pretty as it is, as toggle says it's a pain in the arse to get to, even though you can see Plymouth just across the river! V frustrating. Actually because of geography, there are lots of areas around Plymouth that are quite tricky to get to. See also Turnchapel and anywhere near Mount Edgcumbe and Torpoint, unless you're happy to rely on a ferry all the time.

    Plymouth is spreading north and east at speed, and many of those areas are new and quite soulless. But probably quite safe.

    If you wanted the sticks, some of the areas around Yelverton are nice but close enough to be an easy commute. I have a soft spot for Tavi but it's a bit of a trek, especially in the winter when it snows on the moors.

    I reckon Mutley and Stoke are the best, but if I could afford to live on the Barbican I probably would.

    Best of luck!!!
     
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  2. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Mutley's full of students though, is it not?
     
  3. Poot

    Poot Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk

    Well, yeah. There are students, but they actually limit the numbers of HMOs on any street around Mutley. Also they've built thousands upon thousands of student flats in the city centre recently, so it's probably less popular with students than it used to be.
     
  4. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    Thanks Poot. I'm surprised it's that affordable then if it's the posh bit. £450pcm for a one bed flat with a garden on rightmove atm. Looks like it needs a bit of work to be made homely / bit of sprucing up in the garden and whatnot but price is about the same for round here.
     
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  5. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

  6. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    Ivybridge is nice and you've got trains into Plymouth from there.
     
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  7. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    i think the country as a whole is getting shitter.

    i think we will really start noticing the effects of our retail markets moving online and the dominance of the giant out of town malls/supermakets.

    drab, run down, london centric, with hairdressers, bargin shops, fast food and metro type shops - i think this is the future as more and more of our money is spent online.
     
  8. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village

  9. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    Ah well. The job I applied for has been withdrawn. We're having a fairly major reorganisation atm so I had an inkling this might happen. So I shan't be joining any of you in The Nowhere any time soon. Pity. I was rather warming to the idea. This reorganisation might throw up some other jobs up your way though so I'm not entirely writing the idea off.
     
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  10. Poot

    Poot Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk

    Booooooooooo!!!! :(
     
  11. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    Thing is, Poot, now that I'd got it into my head that living up there might be for me, I've started looking at other jobs going up there. The opportunities aren't *cough* hugely diverse but they're shitloads better than down here. So you never know. That bit by the Tavy looked right up my street, irrespective of the nightmare commute.
     
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  12. Poot

    Poot Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk

    Yeah, the streets are paved with gold :D

    I always think we're completely isolated but further west it must be really hard to find anything to suit.
     
  13. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    There's fuck all down here believe me. Management know this and act accordingly, as you'd imagine. It genuinely surprises them when you start looking elsewhere though. Handing in your notice and throwing caution to the wind a bit is met with utter incomprehension. That's quite gratifying.
     
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  14. AMITNAL

    AMITNAL New Member

    The issue with Plymouth is the lack of investment and overall education. It's very much 40 years behind the rest of the United Kingdom. They seem to have this belief that the British empire is still there. Brexit land as well. Casual racism and xenophobia is the norm there and anyone between the age of 23 and 60 has left.. Its laced with immature students and the elderly. I spent a few months there and left. Old town syndrome and sadly narrow minded. But Devon and Cornwall have this in common.

    They are pretty to visit but no normal human being could stay longer than a week.
     
  15. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Pretty sweeping there bert. You sound almost like a shocking internet persona.
     
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  16. Libertad

    Libertad Man of Steal

    Huge generalisation. Get to fuck.
     
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  17. Poot

    Poot Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk

    Yeah, fuck off, nob.
     
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  18. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Plymouth has two of the UK's nine women-only residential rehabs.
     
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  19. Poot

    Poot Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk

    I've been hanging out here a bit. Good beer and cider and seems like a good spot. Not as up itself as I thought, actually (though I still prefer the Fortescue)
     
  20. AMITNAL

    AMITNAL New Member

    Awww, you a local from there? Never mind
     
  21. AMITNAL

    AMITNAL New Member

    The land of a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget tbh.

    #plymouth
     
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  22. AMITNAL

    AMITNAL New Member

    Only one comma needed after 'fuck off'

    Are you from Plymouth? Sorry
     
  23. Libertad

    Libertad Man of Steal

    I'm not playing with bits of kids so off you fuck.
     
  24. AMITNAL

    AMITNAL New Member

    Pretty sweeping statements tend to be truthful and honest, because they are.
     
  25. AMITNAL

    AMITNAL New Member

    Ok didums

    Have a great day, in Plymouth
     
  26. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Fuck me - shocking stuff. Especially for the internet.
     
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  27. Poot

    Poot Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk

    I think we can all learn from this. I'm glad you finally arrived to point out the error of our ways.
     
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  28. AMITNAL

    AMITNAL New Member

    Self reflection is great. I do it myself at times. One has been known to a cunt, in the past of course.

    Jokes aside, Plymouth needs government investment and I find it unfair that the city has been neglected, for 5000 years.
     
  29. Poot

    Poot Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk

    I'm not your mate.
     
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  30. AMITNAL

    AMITNAL New Member

    Never said I was
     

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