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Old June 13th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #41
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I'm on their side! Everybody got a right to defend their own home without being singled out for public humiliation.
Totally agree with you on that one.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 04:20 PM   #42
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Where have I slagged anywhere off...

I haven't always lived in Harrogate you know. Ive gone from extreme povery to relitavely wealthy (well not me personally, my parents though), so its not like I think Harrogate is amazing and everywhere else is rubbish. I love Harrogate, bit boring though. I love Leeds too though, for different reasons, and London, Sheffield, and Glasgow... I like lots of places.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 04:22 PM   #43
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Name me one area of any city in Britain as bad as Harehills?
harehills the worst area in any british city ? thats pretty much what you saying.

what a stupid thing to say. you really don't have a clue.

you should go and visit some of the rough areas in manchester if you think harehills sounds bad.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 04:38 PM   #44
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There are some cultured places to go out to there, and it's not far from the extremely trendy and popular Chapel Allerton. If some of Chapel 'A's success filtered south, Chapeltown would certainly see some improvements. Harehills Lane is an interesting place to have a nosey down on a Saturday afternoon, packed with little local specialist food shops and second hand shops etc.
I'm gonna give it a do next time I'm in Leeds. I shall report back.

In a spirit of giving, and with a sense of 'Hands accross Yorkshire'. I will let you in on a well kept secret. The Avenues area in west Hull will knock you sideways. No chains or multinationals..just a long held bohemian spirit of artists, musicians, students, winos, independent bars, shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs, leafy Victorian grandeur and the beautiful Pearson Park (where Philip Larkin lived for many years - all a 10 minute walk from the centre of the worst place to live in the UK 2005 (TM) http://www.avenuesonline.org.uk/
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Old June 13th, 2007, 04:39 PM   #45
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[QUOTE=Leeds No.1;13700410]Where have I slagged anywhere off...
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This thread is about you being rude enough to ask people to vote on the top 10 worst places in the UK. You probably did it as a laugh but you certainly don't like it when the spotlight comes your way.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 04:47 PM   #46
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you have just come on here to cause trouble.

PISS OFF
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Old June 13th, 2007, 04:53 PM   #47
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Why is it rude... and well. Maybe the fact that Harehills is actually an alright place, statistically, is the reason it wasnt in the worst places to live. So why would I accept your negativity when the facts clearly go against it. The show said Harrogate was a good place but a dodgy shopping centre let it down which is in agreement with most. What about all the people who ask to vote on the best and worst of everything else as well, posting polls with them. You would argue therefore with people creating skyline threads for not putting every single place on that poll? Its ridiculous. You can only have 15 anyway.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 05:05 PM   #48
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Why is it rude... .


That's your problem. You don't realise that what you're doing in public is bad manners.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 05:07 PM   #49
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But why. How is it bad manners to make a poll..
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Old June 13th, 2007, 05:41 PM   #50
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But why. How is it bad manners to make a poll..
It isn't per se...but the poll you made was ignorant and moronic. And based on a shitty TV programme. So it wasn't even original.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 05:42 PM   #51
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But why. How is it bad manners to make a poll..
Probably not bad manners but certainly rather foolish; however, you started the poll almost two years ago so you can perhaps be forgiven a certain youthful indiscretion.

Chris(Newcastle), though, you are guilty of bad manners. Bad manners because you've started a thread on the Leeds forum with the sole purpose of picking a quarrel, and hypocrisy because you've used this thread to make disparaging remarks about Harehills and Chapeltown, remarks based purely on anecdote rather than any knowledge of the areas and their problems. Wasn't it part of your original point that it is invidious to make the kind of comparisons that daft poll was making? Then you end up making the same sorts of comparisons.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #52
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But why. How is it bad manners to make a poll..
It's bad manners to say something in public, knowing it will upset many people needlessly. You wouldn't ask me that if you'd just met me in a pub and knew i was from one of those places. Just cos you're 'insulated' from your actions on the internet or TV doesn't make it any different. If you don't know what bad manners are that's your problem.
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Probably not bad manners but certainly rather foolish; however, you started the poll almost two years ago so you can perhaps be forgiven a certain youthful indiscretion.

Chris(Newcastle), though, you are guilty of bad manners. Bad manners because you've started a thread on the Leeds forum with the sole purpose of picking a quarrel, and hypocrisy because you've used this thread to make disparaging remarks about Harehills and Chapeltown, remarks based purely on anecdote rather than any knowledge of the areas and their problems. Wasn't it part of your original point that it is invidious to make the kind of comparisons that daft poll was making? Then you end up making the same sorts of comparisons.
Fair comment, I wouldn't be personal - but unfortunately Leeds No.1 started the thread and it's still upsetting people 2 years later. He can't see any problem so I'm just giving him a 'taste of his own medicine' to make him understand the consequences of his own actions and he he might not be so blase in future.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 07:28 PM   #54
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There's nothing wrong with Leeds No.1's thread. If you have a problem with it, do what everyone else on City Talk does and run to the moderators with your whinge or post your objection in the the thread in question and move on
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Old June 13th, 2007, 07:32 PM   #55
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From what I've seen when visiting a few friends in Harehills and Chapeltown it doesn't look that bad. I have persoanlly never had any trouble whilst I've been there.
Areas like Harehills especially and Chapeltown remind me very much of Hyson Green in Nottingham as they have a large mixture of cultures and the community seem to mix very well with eachother.
If you go to a wealthy area of any city you won't find a community sprit that is as strong as you would in a less wealthy area with such a mixed cultural background.
Areas like this are great I think and I find it very easy to mix in with people and most of them seem happy enough to get on with life the way it is.
People can't just form an opinion on an area just from stories. I heard about the crime in Harehills and Chapeltown but I went with an open mind and I came out pleasantly suprised.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 07:38 PM   #56
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Fair comment, I wouldn't be personal - but unfortunately Leeds No.1 started the thread and it's still upsetting people 2 years later. He can't see any problem so I'm just giving him a 'taste of his own medicine' to make him understand the consequences of his own actions and he he might not be so blase in future.
Well youre not doing a very good job of it
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Old June 13th, 2007, 07:39 PM   #57
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I heard about the crime in Harehills and Chapeltown but I went with an open mind and I came out pleasantly suprised.
I'd tend to concur with that, from a visit I made a few weeks ago.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 07:40 PM   #58
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For all the crime and poverty that exists in Harehills and Chapeltown (i know other places with significanly higher crime statistics for a lot of crime types in Leeds, even within the Leeds North East Police Division) i would say Harehills and Chapeltown shine as being two of the most diverse, culturally wealthy and interesting parts of Leeds. I can think of a lot more depressing areas of Leeds.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 07:49 PM   #59
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I would think Gipton and Belle Isle are worse?
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Old June 13th, 2007, 08:03 PM   #60
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Gipton is having a major facelift, half the EASEL scheme is in Gipton. Should sort a lot of it out.

Something else that's received little mention anywhere on here is the massive rebuilding programme of schools in Leeds, particularly in these sorts of areas. That will really do its bit to help pull them out of the doldrums.
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