7/21/2005 01:17:00 PM|||Modius|||
Sent in from monstermash. Brilliant....

The residents of Tiverton have made application to host the 2008 Olympic Games; however, there has been a request that some events and traditions are modified in order to give the "locals" a greater chance of success in the Medal Table. The International Olympic Committee is therefore being asked to consider establishing the Olympic Village within the Cowleymoor area. Showers will be in full working order as soon as the copper piping is brought back, but alternative arrangements have been made to use the River Lowman if necessary.

The use of drugs will be closely monitored and these will only be available from a local flat nearby. When asked about urine samples a spokesman said that nobody takes the piss out of Tivertonians and promptly invited the researcher outside.

The following proposals have been put forward concerning rule changes to events, also the Olympic Flame ceremony would be slightly different in that it will be carried out in the time honoured local tradition of torching a VW Golf Gti.

1. THE 100 metre SPRINT: Athletes must complete the course up Chapel Street with a video recorder under one arm and a microwave under the other. After 20 metres a Police Dog will be released.

2. FENCING: The protective mesh face mask will be replaced by a balaclava, stocking or black ski mask according to local custom. Athletes will then be required to dispose of a selection of Antiques, Electrical Goods, Watches, and Car Stereos within the shortest time possible.

3. BOXING: This event will be restricted to husband and wife teams with the finals being held at the TWYFORD INN Public house on Saturday night. The husband must drink at least 12 pints of larger before encountering his wife, who will announce one of the following:

"You're pissed!"

"There's bugger all for supper"

"Our Tracey's up the stick"

"The telly has been repossessed"

"I'm up the stick and it may not be yours"

"The women down the road is up the stick and she says it's yours"

4. TRIPLE JUMP: This will revert to its old name of HOP, SKIP, and JUMP and will be sponsored by the Magistrates Court Services. Medals will be awarded to competitors who find the most ingenious way of hopping, Skipping, or jumping bail.

5. TUG OF WAR: Chains will be fixed to benches in the local parks and the winning team will be those who can haul them out in the quickest time.

6: EQUESTRIAN EVENT: Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and assorted nags can be collected from within the estate, and medals will be awarded for tethering them to the most unusual place.

7. SHOT PUTT: House bricks will be thrown from various distances at suitable Police car windscreens or plate glass windows.

*Extra points will be awarded for the Chemist, Newsagents, Off-license, or moving traffic*

8. WALKING: Athletes must be accompanied by a Pit Bull Terrier, Doberman, German shepherd or Lurcher. Ferrets, Push-chairs or Supermarket Trolleys do not count.

9. CYCLING: The committee are unanimous in their ruling that tandems are for poofs, but that most cycles will accommodate 2 people as long as they have no brakes or lights and are ridden on the pavement. They must preferably be stolen Mountain bikes and have spent at least 2 years in the River Lowman.

With these proposals the Tiverton Community is confident that sufficient funds can be found to stage such a wonderful event, and looks forward to the true spirit of the games flourishing in this special part of the south west. They urge the International Olympic Committee to consider application in the light of that tried and tested local saying "ITS NOT THE WINNING THAT COUNTS, ITS THE TAKING PART".

|||112194844575288014|||Tiverton get the 2008 Olympic Bid!7/21/2005 02:41:29 PM|||Anonymous|||How about 'Olympic Mitigation' in which Tivertonians compete to give the most unlikely excuses for their Crimes to a panel of Magistrates.

For example:

"I 'ad to 'it 'im, ee was looking' at me in a funny way"7/21/2005 04:08:16 PM|||Anonymous|||or the defence brief:

my client is full of remorse, and is looking for a job now his 16 year old girlfried is pregnant. A custodial sentance will have an adverse affect on him.7/20/2005 11:39:00 PM|||Modius|||
Well, we are the lucky ones! TRT has recruited a team of editors and contributers to the site, roaming the wasteland of Tiverton in a vain attempt to capture rumour, thoughts, images and anything they can get their grubby little mits on.... beware, they could be watching. Our newest editors in no particlar order:

theinsider | jollyrancher | gonzotheclown | ass2mouth | thefruitpastel | smoothcriminal

We'll send them out to dig, and dig they will, watch this space for further info [TW]

|||112189943708752415|||New staff join TRT....7/18/2005 10:46:00 PM|||Modius|||
NFT, or should we say normal for tiverton? I've heard this phrase so many times over the years, add to that the fact that someone has suggested this post - well, it all adds up to what may well turn out to be an hilarious few comments. You live here? You breed here? You must have some stories of Tivertonians doing the things that only Tivertonians can do, in style. So, for 10 points here's an example freshly ripped from the Express and Echo.

"A teenager crashed his car down an embankment, flipping it onto its roof, when he was driving without a full licence or insurance. City magistrates were told it was lucky that none of [Name removed, Look it up!] three passengers had been killed as a result of the accident in a Devon car park.

Both he and his girlfriend did not realise at the time that she was pregnant.

[Removed], 19, of The Walronds, Tiverton, was banned from driving for a year and was given a six-month conditional discharge at Exeter Magistrates' Court. He pleaded guilty to failing to stop after an accident, driving without insurance, driving without due care and attention and a bail offence.

The court heard that he had walked away from the accident but had gone into a police station soon after.

The incident happened when he drove to Knightshayes, Tiverton, earlier this year.

He had been driving at speed around the car park, doing wheel-spins, when he reversed down an embankment. Nobody was badly injured but passengers suffered shock and bruising.

In mitigation, Caroline Salvatore said: "It could have ended tragically."

Tell us your stories, go on, we all need a laugh. [TW]
|||112172352756706275|||NFT - you got that right...7/19/2005 10:07:43 AM|||chips B catchpole|||OK. I'm having a nightcap in my place over a shop in town. I hear enormous thumps in the quiet night street as tivertonian tries to kick window in. After 5 thumps the glass gives way dramatically. I rush to the window and begin altercation using mainly naughty words (the window he has just broken is not directly below the one I'm shouting out of, and may even because of oddity of shop facade look like its a different property). At my shouting tivertonian looks up, genuinely surprised at my reaction. "I don't know why you're getting so fucking upset its not your window that's broken" (it was though). He walks off, keying cars all down Bampton St. Police know him. Nothing happens. Wish hadn't sited my business here. 4th window to date. situation normal.7/19/2005 10:46:14 AM|||Tivtrot|||Back in the day, I used to work at the White Ball, this is long before it became a Weatherspoon's, when it was owned by Lou and was more like the Wild West on Friday and Saturday nights, particularly when we had Bands playing.

One Saturday Night we had just finished tidying up the Back Bar and were just relaxing in the Front Bar with a Pint and a Fag. Suddenly there was a frantic banging on the window, and screams of "call an Ambulance, call an Ambulance, there's been an accident!"

It transpired that some local youths, rather the worse for Alchohol, had decided it would be entertaining to play 'Chicken' by lying down in the road and waiting for a car to come down over the Exe Bridge, then get out of the way at the last minute.

Needless to say, the person staying longest in front of the vehicle would be the 'hardest' and therefore the winner.

The winner was a youth from a well known local fanily, who was so pissed he failed to move at all, and a local nurse who failed to spot him ran over his head in her Mini.

Of course given that his head contained little other than bone, he survived, although he did have to walk aroung Tiverton looking like 'The Mekon' with a hugely swollen head held together in a wire frame for some time afterwards.7/19/2005 11:00:19 AM|||Maxwell Power|||Yep, I've always said it: they've got the intellect of a sleeping policeman.

(Tivtrot, did you really go to school in the 1980s?)7/19/2005 02:52:29 PM|||Tivtrot|||Indeed I did go to Tivvy School in the 80's.

Another White Ball incident I vividly remember took place on New Years Eve, at a guess 1989/90. The Back Bar was still quite full, though I am pretty sure midnight had come and gone, and the drinking was tailing off, as casualties mounted and wallets ran dry.

A bedraggled figure approached the bar, wearing what had been a white shirt, his appearence wasn't unusual, though he did seem further gone even than most of the other revellers. He stumbled over and asked for a pint of Lager.

He appeared so far gone that I took the unusual step of asking the Landlord, Lou, if I should actually serve him at all 'If he wants one, let 'im 'ave one' was the reply.

So I pulled the fella a pint and took his money, he garbled a thankyou and turned, zombie like, away from the Bar. It was at this point that I noticed his back.

The back of his shirt was basically gone, some shreds remained, stained red with blood. His back was a gouged and scraped mess of flesh and blood, with dirt and gravel firmly woven in.

I quickly grabbed him by the shoulder and pulled him back to the Bar "**** mate, have you seen your back? (Stupid question) - What the hell happened to you?"

"Oh,yeah" He replied "We was 'avin a lahf" he intoned, as if it were the most natural thing in the world "An' my mates frew me in the River Lowman"

For those unfamiliar with the depth of the River Lowman in proximity to the Bridge he had been thrown from, it can generally be measured, to it's stone bottom (The old Ford) with a Primary School ruler.

He staggered off into the night, refusing medical assistance on the basis that it "Don't 'urt none"

Still, at least they 'ad a lahf, eh?7/15/2005 10:19:00 AM|||Modius|||
Recieved this via email yesterday, nice to know that our hard work is appreciated!

Quote 'hi, i don't think you hace got the right image of Tiverton to display on your website. Firstly, you cannot tarnish every teenager and young adult as 'chavs'. I happen to come form Tiverton, and me and me mates are most certainly not 'chavs'. Anyway, why Tiverton, it's growing all the time and you need to sort yourself out mate, you got too much time on your hands, get a life mate. Anonymous. PS, GET A LIFE!!!'

Nice to see the young folks of Tiverton can read, wasn't aware that we called you and your mates chavs. Do you wear burberry? Is your IQ over 12? If so then we are sorry for the insult we have casued you. Congratulations on figuring out email and the inner workings of the humble computer system. I believe I have a life, probably more so than you. Please forgive me for trying to give a little insight and humour to the community. I wonder what you do for a living?
|||112141958805161655|||Fanmail!7/15/2005 11:21:47 AM|||Maxwell W Power|||Everything goes over these people's heads. They'd make great limbo dancers.7/15/2005 12:21:31 PM|||Baldrick & Melchitt|||Ah bless the little ones. I don't feel that we can chastise these people too much as they obviously have only a slight grasp of the English language, and probably wouldn't understand what was being said if we went off on a rant about them. Let's just stick to single-syllable words (that's little words to you chavs) - YOU NEED TO SPEND MORE TIME IN SCHOOL. STAY OUT OF THE PUB. TRY TO WEAR NICE CLOTHES. It's actually quite difficult to write in such simple terms. Damn. Even my young son has a better understanding of English than these scrotes. Keep up the excellent work on the site - it's about time somebody put our collective thoughts and opinions into a public forum. We lived in Tiverton for many years and know exactly what it's like - the good and the bad and the all too often ugly. Anybody ever read Field Of Dreams?7/16/2005 12:08:41 PM|||kermit|||who was that guy?? do you even come out of you mums basement have, you seen Tiverton lately bummer hair cut, three quater lengh trousers and pink hackett shirt from the whiteball to angle hill. what a Chav even the way you writes screams of chav'ness . you need to go back to school and learn. instead of just chating about who has the best pink t- shirt7/16/2005 02:21:49 PM|||Baldrick & Melchitt|||Erm... Kermit, dude, who're you talking to? If it's us we'd just like to mention a couple of things - 1. we didn't mention anything about pink shirts. 2. we don't see how our writing can be in the chav stylee as it's all punctuated pretty much correctly, and there're no spelling mistakes thus far, i.e. we're of intelligent, educated mind. I've seen plenty of Tiverton over the last 15 years thanks, enough to know that it'll always be an ugly sore on the beautiful face of England - full of puss, but with some pleasant surroundings. We'll be back soon.7/16/2005 02:24:24 PM|||Baldrick & Melchitt|||That should've been "pus" not "puss". God. How fucking pedantic is that? Ah well. Cheesy breadstick anyone?7/16/2005 03:43:27 PM|||Maxwell W Power |||Er Baldrick, have you been eating dung again? Kermit was responding to the main post on this strand. BaaaH!7/16/2005 06:28:16 PM|||Baldrick & Melchitt|||Our humblest apologies. A sudden dip in turnip intake resulted in a sub-15 IQ. Please ignore our ramblings during this time.7/17/2005 01:34:06 AM|||Anonymous|||Have a "life"? How is that you have spent more than 20 minutes reading stuff on a PC and then answering? Life =42!7/14/2005 02:24:00 PM|||Modius|||
Liking the site? Help us out, we need support to carry on. No - you don't need to send money into us (we'd probably waste it anyway), it just takes a simple act, click on the ads on the right hand side of the page, there's only four, but we (The Real Tiverton) can make a few dollars from your clicks! Just remember to click whenever you visit, that way we can keep the site running! Thanks.

|||112134758928130520|||Help Needed!7/14/2005 02:16:00 PM|||Modius|||
All the pain and anguish we've been through to create a site, I don't see any other Tivertonians taking the time to craft their own vision of Tiverton? Exactly.... so this is a blog, coincidentially about ye small ol' towne of Tiverton, so what we want to know is this - what is the best place in town to shop, what should be destroyed and what above all should be embraced, where should we loosen our purse strings and part with our hard earned money (or should that be dole money)?

|||112134715834007539|||Bitchin.... so say something positive....7/14/2005 04:07:46 PM|||Anonymous|||Clothes
Jo Amor and Soundy's
Country Baby at the bottom of Angel Hill
Revamp also on Angel Hill

Sarah's Dairy, Reapers, Piece of Cake,Country cupboard, the market

Golden Buddha
4 and 20 Blackbirds
Apparently the River Cafe does great vege food.
Someone on this site said Cafe Europe was good too

No idea what it's called but its opposite Clare House surgery

Theres a nice homeware shop (in the covered area near the postoffice and the pharmacy.

Holland and Barratt
The one next to Woolies (name?)
Exe Valley leisure centre - cheap, well run, good facilities7/15/2005 09:49:49 AM|||witho|||I like Reapers, the organic food shop, as it's the only place where I can find Red Oak Leaf lettuces!

Jo Amor is nice but a bit pricey. They have some bargains in the sale at the moment though.

I only work in Tivvy, so I only know the shops I can get to quickly during my lunch hour!7/15/2005 10:05:23 AM|||witho|||Also, there seems to be a lot of moaning about parking on here.

Personally, having lived in various other parts of the country, I think that 90p for an hour's parking or £1.80 for a whole day (I think that's how much it is) is cheap as chips. There are always spaces in the Multi Storey (the one near Kwik Save)when I've been there and it's only a short walk away.

When I worked in Southampton, it cost around £8 to park all day.

I don't begrudge paying for parking. Those able-bodied people who actually live in Tiverton should be able to walk to most places in town anyway.7/15/2005 12:46:40 PM|||Anonymous|||I would be interested to know how the Mole Gallery is prosepering7/15/2005 01:47:27 PM|||Enzo Trubshaw|||I wouldn't moan about parking in Tivvy if the current situation was helpful. But I have a shop and am very familar with the clock watching and people's worry about only having 20 mins (or whatever) left on the meter. Whatever you say, Tiverton is not a rich town with a dazzling collection of great shops to blow their coins in - and the reality from my viewpoint is that a reduction in parking provision in tandem with an increase in costs is reducing people's desire to hang around in Tiverton. I think it's being talked about quite a bit because people like me are feeling the effect rather than because it's an easy target. What do other shop people think?7/15/2005 02:35:10 PM|||Anonymous|||Public transport…… Now here’s something to really moan about… we have established that although the reputation of Tiverton precedes it, that Tiverton has a number of half decent places (except Jo Amor is still think is way over priced!) But public transport is surely a major issue in Tiverton, as buses are so infrequent to nearby towns, cities and villages. And also the ticket prices are far greater than places like London for example! What can be done?7/15/2005 02:47:25 PM|||Tiverton Wanderer|||We will be posting an article dedicated to the 'fantastic' public transport system which in inflicted upon us!7/16/2005 06:00:19 PM|||Anonymous|||Not one supermarket in the list so far - says it all.7/18/2005 04:07:46 PM|||Tiverton Ponderer|||The Lantic Gallery in Gold Street is small but perfectly formed. I hope they do well from the 'Tesco Effect.' Ditto the Riverbank Hotel / Four and Twenty Blackbirds and Wellington Boots in Gold Street.

I like the jewellery shop at the end of Fore Street near Angel Hill.

Country Cupboard / Sara's Dairy / Reapers / Alastairs' veg in the market / Toogoods - all good for local food

The clothes shops seem to divide neatly between teenage twiggy emporia and frumpy hell holes. Apart from the oft-mentioned Jo Amor. And Banbury's does very occasionally have something for the not-quite-dead-yet.

Heartland Bookshop opposite the old cinema is exactly the sort of shop a 'historic market town' should have. (I wonder how many tourists turn off the link road to Tiverton when they see that sign and feel slightly cheated by all the horrible 60s architecture in the town centre?)7/18/2005 06:45:27 PM|||Anonymous|||The Ganges does a cracking curry. Service is shocking, but the food really is good - and much better value than near neighbours! Try it. Don't be put off by the rude waiters...7/19/2005 05:57:52 PM|||Tivtrot|||Best curry has always been the Gate of India, Ali rocks, even got him to cater my wedding!

Best shop currently IMHO is Toogoods Farm Shop in Westexe North. In fact Westexe has quite a few good shops I've noticed now I've gone down there.7/21/2005 10:35:09 AM|||Unknown|||Worrying series of events:

New landlord arrives at the Thorverton Arms three years ago with wife and son.

They check out the local competition and decide to concentrate on offering reasonably priced, locally sourced, food as the other two pubs in the village are "drinkers" pubs and sell their pints at prices that the Landlord can't compete with.

The local rag editor turns up, the landlord, in an attempt to allay the fears of the oposition, explains his plans to offer a food venue to complement rather than compete with the other two pubs.The headline in the rag reads: "Drinkers not welcome at the Thorverton Arms".

The village then vows not to step over the threshold of the pub whilst the new landlord is there.

Three years later and the landlord is leaving.

Now this wouldn't be such a shame if the Thorverton Arms didn't sell the best food I've eaten in the south west. I used to live in London,and went to lots of nice restaurants with work so I know good food when I see it. The food at this place is simply amazing, really good value for money and locally sourced.

How are we ever going attract decent venues to Tiverton if this is the mentality of the South West?7/14/2005 12:06:00 PM|||Modius|||
There's been huge amounts of feedback on the site, but the 'real' feedback appears in my inbox, and it seems that most of you love the site. Uninhibited, uncensored and full of detail.... so, now I throw the floor open to the people, write your own article and if we like it, we'll post it. If your a councillor (god help you), why not offer your services and write a short piece for us - your can rest assured that you recieve instant feedback (unlike your own forums). Own a business, then mail us and have your say. Hell, if all else fails we'll just continue to publish rant aimed at this decaying old town, you know.... the one you live in!

|||112133946054448662|||Your Say, My Say and Invitations.....7/14/2005 02:01:27 PM|||Anonymous|||Were born on a diffrn't cloud from the ones tht have burst round town!7/14/2005 02:13:14 PM|||Anonymous|||Is there anyone out there from the council who would be prepared to answer questions from this forum on a regular basis?

You or we could suggest a topic, then you could state the council's position on it and update us on what the council is doing about it and we could send you questions and feedback.

You'd have to be prepared for totally honest responses and the occasional expletive. The end-goal would be meaningful dialogue and positive change for Tiverton.

Is there anyone from the Council with the gonads to give this a go?7/14/2005 02:28:13 PM|||Tiverton Wanderer|||What happened to all the fun? And I doubt if there is anyone from the council that would want to take the beating that this site would clearly dish out! Spineless Goits!7/14/2005 04:36:06 PM|||Anonymous|||Say somthing, scream it from the roof tops of your head. Make it sort of mean somthing, make me understand or i'll forget!7/15/2005 02:22:56 PM|||Anonymous|||Public transport…… Now here’s something to really moan about… we have established that although the reputation of Tiverton precedes it, that Tiverton has a number of half decent places (except Jo Amor is still think is way over priced!) But public transport is surely a major issue in Tiverton, as buses are so infrequent to nearby towns, cities and villages. And also the ticket prices are far greater than places like London for example! What can be done?7/15/2005 03:23:22 PM|||Anonymous|||Ever get that sense of deja vu?7/09/2005 11:14:00 AM|||Modius|||
So, it's here, it's being built, it's large, maybe ugly, it's occupying enough space for at least another 100 council houses, people love it, people hate it. This is the place to have you say. Don't be shy, we're all friends here.

|||112090421481686096|||Tesco, on second thoughts?7/09/2005 06:31:30 PM|||buttmunky|||Far from being the last nail in Tivertons coffin, I believe this might just be its saviour.
If it was a little further out from the town centre then that would probably be game over but where it is then I see it as a starting point for a better local shopping experience and when you factor in the other three sizable units being built as part of the same development (that will probably be snapped up by other national chains) then this can only strenghten my point.

Tiverton needs more decent shops to make it worth shopping here worthwhile and with a new shiny Tescos as part of it along with the other bigger retail names then that is what should happen.

What I also see happening is the 'main' shopping street in tiverton becoming Gold street with Fore street as the less used extension.7/11/2005 09:46:01 AM|||Anonymous|||Does anyone know what the other three stores are going to be?7/11/2005 11:45:47 AM|||buttmunky|||Only rumours at the moment, but would expect something along the lines of Dixons/Currys goin after the larger one (7k square ft.?)

also hearing rumblings regarding Argos *Chavs cheering* eyeing up the existing Tesco's site.

(fingers crossed for a KFC tho ;-P )7/11/2005 11:55:31 AM|||Anonymous|||What about an HMV or something - I would of thought that would do brilliantly in Tiverton.7/11/2005 12:02:55 PM|||buttmunky|||Too right.

We certainly need it.

Would be good to see a 'Virgin' in tiverton.
Desperately short of those here.7/11/2005 01:05:48 PM|||Anonymous|||Now now play nicely!7/11/2005 05:30:43 PM|||buttmunky|||I meant that Tiverton could do with a decent place to buy music and dvd's and stuff.

like a virgin megastore.

Honest....7/11/2005 09:33:38 PM|||Anonymous|||Sorry to throw some doubt on your large retail units, but I think that when Tesco re-submitted their plans to increase the store to 65,000 sq m, the other units went out the window - so its Tesco, that's it! Game of monopoly anyone?7/11/2005 10:19:06 PM|||buttmunky|||Ah.

Thats that theory out the window then.7/12/2005 12:00:06 AM|||Anonymous|||buttmonkey, do you really think a new tesco would save tiverton? apart from the fact that there are already 3 other supermarkets in the town, there are 2 other tesco's stores taking up floor space. a "new shiny tesco's" will provide many detriments to tiverton. firstly, most of trade will be situated in the new tescos, that's most of the towns trade, as tesco's provides nearly everything a consumer will want, at "cheap cheap prices"...great.. anyway back to my point. this will mean that shops in fore and gold street will turn into the shops that often occupy west exe north, often changing hands and being very specialist shops. this will lead to a general degradation of gold and fore street, with the buildings becoming simply disused.
Also, out of every £8 spent in the UK, £1 goes to tescos. now im sure that happens in tiverton right now, but with a new store, infact a superstore, even more will go to them. This means that money in tiverton will, instead of being passed among the population by trade, will instead be sent to a huge swiss bank account under the name of "tesco plc". how can either of these outcomes be good for the town? yes maybe to begin with the new tesco will be fancy and new, with its great new deals to top up your clubcard to get that extra £15 at the end of the quarter, but when it loses its appeal, when it becomes an eyesore, when it drains the town of its individuality, then the population will realise that the way to improve the town isnt to welcome corporations with open arms, but to encourage local business, and to support them and to tell corporations where they can stick their megastores.7/12/2005 08:40:05 AM|||buttmunky|||There will always be supermarkets.
That will never change and their prices will always be lower than any independent retailer will ever be able to match and still make a profit enabling them to remain trading.
My point is that I belive By siting the shiney new store close to the town centre will help it retain or even improve its draw to shoppers, and that is what is needed.7/12/2005 09:47:59 AM|||Anonymous|||They are building the new Tesco's right outside my house, I know that what was there was a disused factory but somehow it didn't seem half as ugly and humungous as the new Tesco's. The frame alone completely overshadows my house, I can see the sky from my attic window.

I did write to the council to express my concerns when the planning application was made and I realise the town needs the jobs and trade the store will bring but its really bringing me down.7/12/2005 09:49:23 AM|||Maxwell Power|||Even those who might not initially want to support Tesco will end up there because it will be the only place to park round here. Is it near enough to the town centre, though, for that to be a good thing for the traditional retail element of tivvy?7/12/2005 01:32:42 PM|||buttmunky|||I certainly hope so.
And it would require that the Loman green area is developed well enough (as I believe the building agreement includes?)7/12/2005 03:29:27 PM|||Anonymous|||I thought that at one stage they were going to pedestrianise Lowman green into Gold St to encourage people to move from Tesco to the rest of town and vice versa... anyone know if this is still true?7/12/2005 03:39:46 PM|||Anonymous|||Re "shops in fore and gold street will turn into the shops that often occupy west exe north, often changing hands and being very specialist shops. this will lead to a general degradation of gold and fore street, with the buildings becoming simply disused."

I've just had a thought. Perhaps the new Tescos won't damage the town centre. We already have a wapping Safeway which (it seems) is where most people shop. People who come into Tiverton to go to a Supermarket seem to go there. The store sells everything from Bread to Insurance and yet the town centre lives on. I realise the new Tesco will be closer to the town centre but surely it will perform the same role as the current Safeways/Morrisons and so the impact of the new Tescos will be the same that Safeways had?

I reckon those who don't like the mushy peas and pies etc will start shopping at Tesco and Morrisons will become the new Kwik Save..

Just a theory7/12/2005 03:57:37 PM|||Anonymous|||Have just spoken to the lovely lady who is looking after the Tesco's development at MDDC. Her name is Jenny.

Anyway she said that although the new Tesco is the only building to be constructed on the Lowman works site she is expecting a planning application for some smaller retail units on the "island". Where is the island - is it where that white MDDC building is?

Also she confirmed that roads between Tesco and Gold St would be pedestrianised.7/12/2005 04:49:31 PM|||Anonymous|||Ok first buttmunky do you have anything elae to do cuz honestly i have genuin concern for you lol.
hey people with tesco you either love it or you hate it, the building is undr way so im guessing if your batting for the other team (against tesco naturally..) the ud best stard loving it ...7/12/2005 04:50:03 PM|||Anonymous|||This post has been removed by a blog administrator.7/12/2005 04:55:48 PM|||exegirl|||This post has been removed by the author.7/12/2005 07:36:04 PM|||Anonymous|||I think the "island" is the area behind the Environmental Health Dept, currently occupied by MST. The site is not large & anyway Tesco's increase in floor space from their original plan was to ensure any competition would be limited. Good game monopoly, especial when all the board is Tesco!7/13/2005 01:34:29 AM|||Anonymous|||Does anyone know if the new Tesco store will be open 24 hours? Most of the new Tesco superstores built are now.7/13/2005 09:18:08 AM|||Anonymous|||No it won't be - too much disturbance for those of us who live behind it. The hours will be 8-8 I think.7/16/2005 06:01:40 PM|||Anonymous|||The main framework is now up - have a look. And this store will not affect business in the centre?7/17/2005 05:47:23 PM|||Tivtrot|||Like most people, I have mixed feelings about this new Tesco.


It will kill the Tesco in the Town Centre, I know they claim that it will stay, but it won't. Look what happened in Exeter, it's gone, and that has meant, as it will (In fact already is, to a degree)in Tiverton, less choice of clothing in the branch, which is a pain.

It has killed off much of the 'brown field' former Industrial heartland of Tiverton at the Lowman Works site.

It will detract from the Town Centre, leaving a big hole when the branch in Town closes.

It will probably kill off Old Blundells Garage, if it has a filling station.


It will provide much needed Car Parking for the Town.

In doing so, it may actually extend a lifeline to shopping in the Town, as others have pointed out, it may increase trade in Gold Street.

Tesco closing in the Town Centre might actually lead to a new store moving into their old premises, which might increase the variety of shops in Tiverton.

In Summary:

We will have to see what it does, I agree it isn't so far out of town to be a death knell to the High Street, but only time will tell if it improves Tiverton overall.7/17/2005 10:42:45 PM|||buttmunky|||I believe Tescos has anounced the old store will close, and yes I agree that since the plans for the new store, the old one does seem to have gone right down hill (a cunning plan to make the new one seem even more amazing?)7/19/2005 04:41:36 PM|||Anonymous|||Insider info suggests it will be 24 hours - let's hope they can handle the low life at 11pm!7/20/2005 07:02:02 PM|||ChavUnited|||Good idea tivvy-trot-rotter.
Here are me fors and againsts!

large car park for racing me nova in.
cheap petrol so i can keep going all night.
24 hour fags and booze = winner!
cheap cider makes me drive better.
extra recycling bins so i don't have to buy new trackies.

More cctv? for fucks sake.
Improved lighting? Crap
Roundabout in the middle of one of the fastest roads in town? Bollocks.7/21/2005 04:39:55 PM|||Anonymous|||Cannot wait for the old store to close, just imagine! the biggest charity shop in Devon, two floors of tat in the centre of Tiverton. Great site by the way.7/09/2005 11:10:00 AM|||Modius|||
So what do you think of the rural bobbies on the beat? We've had a great deal of mail concerning the police force or serious lack there of. Yeah.... we know, Devon is a big place and there are only a few nominal people in Tiverton so we don't need a large police force, we don't pay enough tax to warrent a large army of law enforcement officers... well, I for one would like to know there's someone around on the long walks home at the weekends, avoiding the gangs of roving teenagers, addicts, ingrates and wannabe east-enders!

|||112090406120716054|||This Weeks Poll, the Police?7/12/2005 12:27:16 AM|||4strings|||The police aren't bad

Though it gets on my nerves that there more willing to stop 2 or 3 people (who have done nothing to vandalise or make noise or harm anyone)because they have been smoking a little bit of weed rather than arest someone who has obviously had way to much to drink and is walking down the road shouting at anyone who walks by threatening to knife them7/12/2005 10:03:50 AM|||Anonymous|||I was just wondering what people thought of the following:

If the police can't walk the beat on a Friday and Saturday (up and down Gold/Fore/Bampton St) couldn't we ask Remedies and the pubs to increase/ provide bouncers to calm people down if they get leery?

We could also ask the council for CCTV so we could record any violence and have the offenders prosecuted.

I don't really want to live in "Brave New World" but I'm not sure what else would work.7/12/2005 07:26:53 PM|||Anonymous|||Give a licence to "bouncers" to police the streets? I don't think so - I wouldn't trust some of em to look after a dog (no offence Remedies groupies).7/13/2005 08:17:20 AM|||Anonymous|||As Tiverton is full of addicts could anyone suggest a downtown street corner or other suitable urban location where one might be able to purchase a reasonably priced bag of skag?7/13/2005 04:28:45 PM|||Anonymous|||As far as I know there is already CCTV in Tiv - all along the high street, looking down the Remedies road, one trained on Choices corner and looking up the street towards the Twatford. The Police are rumoured to look at the footage in the aftermath of any disturbances on the street.

And damn straight about those bouncers. Moronic thugs the lot - and really not good at handling trouble - they start more than they manage to contain.7/14/2005 03:43:16 PM|||Anonymous|||Surely, its not hard for police to crack down on genral antisocial behaviour! The ammount of under age drinkers there are hanging around the streets at night! we all know there their, so why cant the police stop them?7/16/2005 06:08:10 PM|||Anonymous|||Some success at last! I see the five teenage savages (girls) have been locked up after attacking a girl last December. It is unbelievable these individuals committed further offences after this incident. What were their parents thinking of to allow this behaviour to continue. Well done police - there are plenty more of these animals about, same result please.7/18/2005 02:36:50 PM|||Tivtrot|||This post has been removed by a blog administrator.7/18/2005 07:00:12 PM|||Tivtrot|||The Police, like most Government institutions in the Uk these days, are driven by bureaucracy, pushing paper and meeting 'targets' set for them by government, and wasting ever increasing amounts of money on ridiculous technology (ID Cards anyone?)

Tiverton, interestingly, was the last place in Devon and Cornwall to retain an independent Police force up until WW2!! It has a long History of trouble and Police actions, with a whole string of Riots in the 18th & 19th Centuries.

I am creating a Blog about this at [Removed by TW] if anyone is interested in seeing more.

I'd say we need more devolution of Management in the Police back to local level, a return to manned Police Stations, decentralisation, less technology, more Police on the Streets. It's been done before, Alderson pioneered it here in the 1970's, sadly this ever more interfering Government is never going to do it.7/09/2005 11:08:00 AM|||Modius|||
The Tiverton Wanderer has been out of action for a while and the editors have been arguing about the direction of the site. We have recieved so many email asking for censorship - our view? It's the web, freedom of information and freedom of speech, the only thing we censor is names and for the time being this is how the site will continue. Enjoy

|||112090384428693158|||Sorry for the Delay7/09/2005 01:17:33 PM|||Anonymous|||its a pity that some quite compelling ideas are being drowned out by the very ninies who are inhibiting the growth in confidence in our town and its regenerative potential. The site is becoming a bear garden - a living, audience- participating, object lesson in incivility. It is a plain speaking sermon to the rest of the world showing why Tiverton is in such difficulty. Although we shy naturally away from censorship, at least we need look no further for evidence of the immensity of the hill we have to climb.7/11/2005 11:09:11 AM|||Anonymous|||Actually I find this site quite uplifting. That fact that there is debate and the occasional expletive shows that despite what people say Tivertonians do posess some civic pride. They may not express it eloquently but they do care enough about the future of their town to add their comments to this site7/11/2005 09:36:51 PM|||Anonymous|||OK, but you can construct a reasoned argument without the use of offensive language. Keep it clean or join the rest of the Tiverton inbreds!7/20/2005 06:47:37 PM|||ChavUnited|||Cock.7/01/2005 05:20:00 PM|||Modius|||
Recieved Via EMail (Our first Guest Author) - Your Thoughts?

Well aren't we all positive happy people!

If you want new businesses to join the town you have to sell the place to them. No wonder the only businesses that open up are charity shops and hairdressers; who apart from locals would want to open up a shop in a town populated with such apparently negative and apathetic people?

This website gives the impression Tiverton is chock full of people ready to make a complaint and totally void of anyone willing to do anything to solve the problem.

I moved to Tiverton a few years ago and I really like it here. I think the Saturday fruit and veg market is fantastic and I love being able to choose which butcher I use. My shopping bill has gone down at least £40 a week just by using these venues.

I also love the organic food and health shops in Tiverton. Sarah's Dairy, Piece of Cake are also very good. As for clothes there are only two decent stores; Soundy's and Jo Amor. If you're looking for something tasteful you really should try the Lantic Gallery and the bookshop opposite Clare House Practice is a veritable treasure trove. Saffron and the Golden Buddha are
good places to eat.

Tiverton is not perfect but there is a good range of decent places to spend your money.

What we really need is a decent place to have a drink. Somewhere that sells good quality wine and beer, that looks stylish, comfy and inviting, that is not dominated by a Sky sports screen, that does not sell alco-pops and that holds decent live events. If anyone would like to open a Jazz cafe/bar I know at least 50 people who would become regulars of such a venue in the twinkling of an eye. We all spend our weekends out of Tiverton because there is nowhere in town that sells drinkable wine/beer or plays agreeable music.

In response to those who those who have complained about the increase in housing developments I have this to say: these houses are all being bought by someone. If the people who are buying them are not coming into town there must be a reason for it; I would suggest that the town's negative attitude and consequential reputation may be at fault.
|||112023493763904200|||Another Email?7/01/2005 05:35:10 PM|||buttmunky|||Amen to that.

Apart from the jazz bit... ;-)7/01/2005 10:14:13 PM|||Strollersfan|||I grew up in Tiverton, albeit a long time ago.

I have been looking at this 'forum' for the last few days and this is about the first sensible thread I've seen.

All this nonsense about Chavs is rubbish - They were in the town 40 odd years ago (called lowlifes then).

As for the moans about the servise in Morrisons - the moaners should think about where the staff come from (i.e. locally). I have lived for the past 30 years not far from Morrisons HQ and shop regularly in a number of their stores. Believe me, the Tykes can show us Dumplings a thing or two in the humour/customer service departments!!

I visit Tiverton two or three time a year and see that somethings don't change.

Am I sorry I moved north? Not on your nelly!!

BTW - Local councils and councillors are much the same anywhere in the country; those who bitch about Tiverton councillors either voted them in, or if they didn't have a vote should shut up.7/01/2005 10:15:11 PM|||Strollersfan|||PS - Sorry about the typo!.7/01/2005 11:21:35 PM|||Lowbrow|||I like tiverton. I grew up here. I have a friend.7/01/2005 11:24:18 PM|||mike. the chosen one|||(snigger!)7/03/2005 08:19:46 PM|||man with the tan|||totally agree with the email. Yes Tiverton has some really shite parts about it, but then doesn't everywhere?! But I do hand it to T.W for actually having the balls (and ability) to create this site allowing a free flow of opinions, suggestions,and simple moans to be posted. Cheers!7/05/2005 09:44:07 AM|||Anonymous|||I think Tiverton does have problems attracting shoppers - too many banks, estate agents, charity shops, haidressers and empty shops.

BUT we do have the secondhand bookshop in Newport Street which is fantastic, Jo Amor, Four and Twenty Blackbirds, the Riverbank Hotel does AMAZING vegetarian food really cheaply, the Lantic Gallery, Banburys (bless 'em), Sara's Dairy, Reapers, Country Cupboard, actually I could go on, but lists are a bit boring. And don't knock the Tivoli - an independent town cinema is a rarity.

Tiverton has a low sense of self-esteem which discourages visitors sothe town centre suffers from lack of support.7/05/2005 09:38:42 PM|||Tom|||Actually, a lot of those new houses are given away to young, single, unemployed mothers with about 5 sprogs.

I've even heard the kids on the school bus (was on my way to college) saying that, 'if you get pregnant, they give you a free house!'.

.. Going to keep an eye on this place from now on.7/06/2005 08:11:49 PM|||Mighty Jack|||Ahhh, the drinking utopia you talk of used to exist, the bar on top of the Tube. Those were the days! comfy sofas, chequer plate bartop, white and blue minimal design! DAMN YOU REMEDIES!!!!!

hey-ho. If this place does open I shall join you, though I dont want any Jazz!7/07/2005 01:23:30 PM|||Anonymous|||Tiverton has its bad and good points.... well mainly bad! i do most of my shopping in Exeter, I simply cant belive all the hype about the Jo Amor shops! Yes the things are nice, but theres noting in thoses shops which you couldn't get for the fraction of the price in exeter. As for the home shop its just like habbitat with a 100% knock up of the prices! and although Tiverton needs more shops that sell quality, these shops must be at more "TIVERTON FREINDLY" Prices as we all know that tiverton isn't the most lucrative area of the world. my advice to people is to shop in Exeter!7/07/2005 04:51:29 PM|||Anonymous|||OK it seems there is support for a decent non sky sports/alco-pop/trashy music type drinking hole so come you budding entrepreneurs, we've got the customers, give us the venue!!7/07/2005 04:58:27 PM|||Anonymous|||Re shop in Exeter not Tiverton

If you want Tiverton to sink into an abyss of charity shops, tat floggers and "Shop to let" signs go ahead and post more comments like the last one. That way no one will ever come into Tiverton again, every shop will close down, 100's of people will be out of work and we'll be living in a ghost town.

If you want to improve Tiverton you've got to come up with positive, realistic suggestions.7/07/2005 04:58:27 PM|||Anonymous|||This post has been removed by a blog administrator.7/07/2005 09:52:38 PM|||Anonymous|||(ECHO)7/08/2005 11:52:04 AM|||Anonymous|||Re Shop in Tiverton not Exeter!

I totally agree that Tiverton needs a new infulx of refreshing shops and such, to keep people in work etc... But I think you have totally faild to grasp my point. What i was suggesting is that Tiverton needs more quality shops. I suggest that just because shops like Jo Amor, are at a minimum in Tiverton dosn't mean they should take blatant advantage of that by charging astranomical prices. And to me what your saying apears conter intuative. As there seems to be no logical point in doing your shopping in a place that ofers very little and what it does offer you pay extra for due to lack of compotition. Its also crazy for you to blame the consumers in Tiverton, as its not in any way there fault that there is very limited choice in Tiverton, and I stress again its counter intuative for a consumer to do there shopping in a limited area than to travel a small distance, to a more competative and broad market of shops i.e. Exeter. where you can get Jo Amor esqu cloths and goods for a more competative price! And i would argue that given more choice and better shops, consumers in Tiverton would shop localy, but they cant in anyway be held responsable for the lack of good shops. And my positive suggestion is that places like Jo Amor lower there prices, that way people will be more inclined to shop in tiverton, insteed of paying extra for the novelty of it being a half decent shop in Tiverton7/08/2005 03:18:05 PM|||Anonymous|||Re shop in Exeter not Tiverton

OK point taken, I misunderstood you.

I hear what you are saying about price and choice but the question is what can we actually do about it? There must be something..

Is there anyone out there from the Council or local business that can tell us why it is so hard to run a good quality, reasonably priced shop in Tiv and can someone else please tell us who (council/planning/tax etc) is responsible for sorting this out?

If we find out who they are maybe we could get a "the real tiverton" petition together, that would let these mysterious people know that Tiverton's residents are not happy with the quality and variety of venues in our town centre and want something done about it?7/08/2005 03:50:07 PM|||Anonymous|||I'm sure that the local authority doesn't see it as its job to unlock the commercial potential of Tivvy, unless the moronic noodles think that they're already helping by their loony enthusiasm for high parking charges. The acid test is viability - and anyone thinking of opening an unusual speciality shop will not have done their market research/business plan in a full & judicious way if they end up deciding that Tivvy's the place for them - unless its a tattoo shop.7/08/2005 04:12:04 PM|||Anonymous|||You see that's where you are wrong

This web site is testimony to the fact that Tiverton is sick to death of tatoo shops/charity shops etc.

The existence of this website is indicative of a real need for decent quality shops in Tiverton. Read through the entries, tatoo shops and the like are not wanted in Tiverton anymore.7/08/2005 04:17:50 PM|||Anonymous|||The site may be testimont to the fact that certain people are sick of certain shops. I'm talking VIABILITY. Just because you don't want tattoo parlours doesn't alter the fact that Tivvy would be a sensible place - for all sort of cultural reasons - to have one.7/08/2005 05:11:54 PM|||Anonymous|||Yeah whats with that wacky shop selling fashion wellies!!!! Tiverton aint ready for that shit yet man, save them for the farmers!!7/08/2005 05:13:08 PM|||Anonymous|||And what you are still not recognising is that this site is testimony to the fact that decent shops would now be viable in Tiverton 20057/08/2005 05:27:12 PM|||buttmunky|||This post has been removed by the author.7/08/2005 05:35:03 PM|||buttmunky|||We have one Tattoo studio in Tiverton. Is that too many for you?

"This web site is testimony to the fact that Tiverton is sick to death of tatoo shops/charity shops etc.

The existence of this website is indicative of a real need for decent quality shops in Tiverton. Read through the entries, tatoo shops and the like are not wanted in Tiverton anymore."

Can you actually read? One anti tattoo post is hardly a bandwagon worth jumping on.

and yes, I have Tattoo's. does that make me a bad person?

Pull your head out of your arse, read the posts properly and think about what you're writing.

Now Charity shops (and lest we forget 'estate agents), thats another matter...7/08/2005 05:42:17 PM|||Anonymous|||Look - "the best place to drink in Tivvy" section seems to be testimony to the fact that there are good pubs in Tivvy, and that the Twyford is the best of them. So if this site is a barometer for quality pubs ... its frankly broken. All this "what you are still not recognising..." crap amounts to is that Tivvy could probably not support a friendly characterful pub with good food, music & atmosphere because vox pop seems to have voted for a pub like the Twyford. Same goes for all the rest. If as you say there is a critical market mass who want upmarket shops, and if the cultural and commercial environment can support them THEN THEY WILL START TO APPEAR. THEY WILL HAVE TO. THAT'S HOW IT WORKS.7/11/2005 07:56:57 AM|||Anonymous|||I agree with most of the intelligent comments made on this topic. The only thing that seems to be overlooked yet again is where are people park their cars now most of the car parks have been built on. Dose the public have to rely on the good nature of stores like Morrisons, the new Tesco and Tiverton Hospital for accessible parking?

The multi-story parking has already been discussed elsewhere on this site, so no need to go into that again.

When increasing the number of retail outlets, as in the market, one should also consider accessibility for the user.7/11/2005 09:37:45 AM|||Anonymous|||Why is everyone picking on the "no more tatoo shops" blogger?

I don't think they have a thing about Tatoo shops. Tatoo shops are great. Tatoo artists spend all their time making sure every dumb, illiterate, inbred, cultureless oaf is clearly marked out for everyone to see.

Personally I think there should be one on every street that way in about two months every idiot in Tiverton will be clearly identifiable so we can round them up and ship them off.7/11/2005 09:44:51 AM|||Anonymous|||Can anyone spell on this site?

Intuitive (no a)

their ( as in their house )

competitive (no a )

locally ( double l)7/11/2005 09:49:43 AM|||Anonymous|||RE Twyford is the most popular pub

I think the reason the Twyford seems popular is because people are voting for the best of a bad lot. There hasn't been a decent place to drink in Tiv for years, people can't vote for what isn't there.

We still need a decent watering hole in town to remind us all what we've been missing.7/11/2005 10:51:45 AM|||Anonymous|||Anonymous 7.56. The issue of where people park their cars hasn't been "overlooked yet again". Have you been to the parking section? (You might need to persevere)7/11/2005 11:56:10 AM|||buttmunky|||"Personally I think there should be one on every street that way in about two months every idiot in Tiverton will be clearly identifiable so we can round them up and ship them off."

yeah, funny.

Don't worry numb-nuts.
Mummy will let you get one when you grow up*, maybe let you pick your own clothes too!

*and just incase the inbred tattooist can't spell, you want
right across your forehead.7/11/2005 01:08:36 PM|||Anonymous|||do you mind I'm trying to eat my lunch - can't laugh and swallow at the same time.7/11/2005 04:31:13 PM|||Dan|||Theres a startling similarity between the original posts on this site and many of the replies under humourous names. Usually the inflammatory ones, is the Tiverton Wanderer replying to his own posts to generate controversy?

In which case what is the point to this site?

I though it was a site where us Tivertonians could air our views and grievances not a sounding board for one person's spite fuelled biterness.7/12/2005 12:22:01 AM|||4strings|||Tiverton is all pleasent and fine if your taking early retirement or if you have no social life whatsoever. But for us younger generation, if we want a nice evening out, we risk being beat by a chav who thinks your looking at his ugly girlfriend because she's wearing half a scrap of cloth on her breasts.

Durring the day there is nothing to do in the town for us. name one thing a college attendent could do this summer in the town that wouldn't upset the old people or invited being attacked by chavs?7/12/2005 12:32:29 AM|||Anonymous|||well, you could become a chav (or an old person for that matter), but i would sooner kill myself than do that. today i tried to navigate the river exe, and just as i passed st peters church, i realised to my dismay that there were about 20 kids (10-17) playing in the water. now thats all and good, for i was too, but they were jumping off of the bridge into the river. i dont care if they want to kill themselves, but it soon dawned on me that if i did indeed go under the bridge i would be jumped and probably tipped out of my boat by the chavs. and just before that i was commenting to my fellow boaters on the wonderful view. tiverton isnt all bad, but there are a core of individuals who seem to be set upon making life difficult for the rest of us. TP being one of them. but he isnt the only one, there are many like him who are much much worse, atleast all he does is promote his chavness around that crappy sports shop that, at this moment, has the signs "all stock must go". retards.7/14/2005 12:14:19 PM|||Tiverton Wanderer|||I never reply to my own posts without my tag, sorry, no humorous names here.... the site builds itself.7/16/2005 04:27:00 PM|||NIMROD|||I only came to Tiverton for the hunting. Now they've banned it I'm thinking of moving back to Barbados6/30/2005 03:40:00 PM|||Modius|||
Okay, so after a bit of nudging here and there, I been persuaded that TRT (The Real Tiverton) needs a photo gallery. A place for all of your stupid pictures and of course so we can all have a good old bitch about chavs and any moronic human beings that have the misfortune to be featured. Get the pics in quick to tw@therealtiverton.co.uk, and we'll get them up pronto, hell, we'll even let you comment. Photo Gallery
|||112014267249571310|||There really is Nowhere to HIDE!7/01/2005 02:43:59 PM|||Anonymous|||fooking brilliant site guys keep it up, DWN WITH CHAVS :P7/02/2005 04:32:03 PM|||Anonymous|||With reference to the previous contributor, who has some valid points, I would like to add the following. I moved away from this town several years ago and due to circumstances had to return. The town had stagnated considerably, particularly the town centre - gone were several small business and the diversity of shops significantly reduced. The decline has continued - Bampton St is increasingly becoming take-away-land, shops are closing due to exorbitant rents and rates (Heal's!), and all the pubs are the same (no relaxing atmosphere - just the locals thinking they can take on the world.) How long have Bastins & Hill House Hammond been empty? Will the same happen to the existing Tesco site? The elected representatives should be doing more to encourage business here - but have they the experience or know-how to do so? Why are major employers quitting the town, and what are "business leaders" doing to reverse this trend? The continued building of new housing appears to be for commuters or the buy to rent brigade who have no interest in the town. Why should they venture into the town centre when there is nothing to attract them? Fore Street must be one of the blandest and unappealing main street in the country - particularly when it is abandoned at night to gangs of feral youths. In summary, this town has been in decline for some considerable time. Unfortunately, nobody has stepped back and seen this trend developing. Yes, there are several good eating places - but that does not make a cummunity.7/03/2005 08:58:24 PM|||Mav|||AAARRRGGGGHHHHHH!!! My head hurts! theres too many issues to deal with, talk about and solve with this bloody town!! Why wasn't any action taken years before the town got THIS bad??? AAARRRGGHHH pain! pain!7/10/2005 10:42:44 PM|||Anonymous|||Well Mav, I would suggest too much complacency from our "business leaders" and lack of a real plan by MDDC.6/29/2005 11:33:00 PM|||Modius|||
So what's hot and what's not, this weeks topic BAR STAFF. The Good, The Bad and The downright absurd. Be careful how you post, if you've got the nerve to name someone specifically then make sure your name yourself otherwise keep it to desciptions only - not like Tiverton is a large place eh? Keep em' clean!

You got a gripe - This is the place to do it.....
|||112008454637691716|||Best and Worst - Your Weekly Say?6/29/2005 11:51:34 PM|||ChavUnited|||The Curly Brown Long Haired girl at the twyford!!!!!! She getting my lovin'!6/30/2005 12:03:17 AM|||Anonymous|||There's a lovely girl down the white ball, she's got dark brown hair (straight) and is really nice and helpful. Suppose it helps that she is good lookin as well.6/30/2005 12:09:16 AM|||Anonymous|||The tall blonde haired manager blokie down the Ball, he always miserable and never serves people in the order they arrive at the bar, come to think of it, most of the staff don't, not unless your a sexy woman like me.6/30/2005 01:09:38 PM|||Anonymous|||curly long brown hair!twyford! been there done her bought the tshirt6/30/2005 01:25:18 PM|||ChavUnited|||Lucky fella! Pat on the back for you from me my son!6/30/2005 05:37:07 PM|||Anonymous|||Everyone at the White Ball just serves sooooo sloooowly!

Best barman in town is Tom, the new guy at the RaceHorse!6/30/2005 11:12:46 PM|||Anonymous|||This post has been removed by a blog administrator.7/01/2005 08:16:57 PM|||Anonymous|||While I would like to say something good about the services at the White Ball I cant!! Plenty of staff behind the bar but not a clue in what they are doing. Why do you have to wait so long to be served?
Even on a Wednesday night the service is rubbish, food takes to long to come to you, and lets be honest how long does it take to microwave?
Half Moon has come into some stick on this site, but you can get served, OK the staff are not glamarous but they are friendly and they do seem to know who to serve in order.
Twyford, Queens Head, and all the rest I cannot comment on, but I expect most of the staff do their best.
And yes I do not do a pub crawl every weekend,I like to drink where I think I will be happy without worrying about any trouble that might happen, sorry if this sounds like I am getting on in years, but I am!!7/01/2005 09:07:44 PM|||Anonymous|||The prick with the glasses behind the bar at the shite ball- seems to go out of his way to serve me last, ask me to repeat what i've just said (which takes forever if im ordering for everyone) and snap "there's a 40 minute wait on the food"- Kick him out and replace with either someone hot and cheerful or, in fact anyone whos reasonably pleasant and has an iq of 10 or more7/02/2005 01:09:31 PM|||Eagle|||That monkey looking fella in the Trout, just out of town. Rubbish, slow and I must say, a little short to work behind a bar.7/03/2005 08:34:49 PM|||Goose|||The white ball has gone completely down the shitter. The staff/place use to be great a year or so ago, but what the hell has happened? Ugly staff that can't pull a pint and give it to you without spilling it all over the counter. But before that pleasure you have to wait a fucking hour to be even noticed then another to actually be served. I'm guessing it's not that great working in a pub and trying to remember who was first etc. but the other pubs in town don't seem to do such a complete shit job at it. Plus you get a smile at the twyford, always goes down well!!7/04/2005 12:23:45 PM|||Anonymous|||Tom, the new guy in the racehorse is bloody fantastic! He pulls pints better than Peter Stringfellow pulls women! What a man! Give him a bonus right away! King of the barmen!7/04/2005 01:56:33 PM|||Skip_to_the_Lou_Macari|||I think I know the girl with the curly hair at the Twyford and she's about as sharp as a blunt knife.

Not too bad to look at mind..... guessing that's why she's still there. :P

(BTW, it says that it's 5:56a.m. when I previewed this post, but it's actually 1:56 p.m..... Typical Tivvy. Can't even get the time right !! ;-P )7/04/2005 01:58:15 PM|||Skip_to_the_Lou_Macari|||Oh, when I posted that ^^^^ the time corrected itself.

Typical !!

I drink in The Twyford by the way..... if you can guess my real id I'll shout you a pint. :D7/04/2005 03:26:13 PM|||Anonymous|||Tom, at the Racehorse can't pronounce his 'R's', plus he dropped my money, didn't pick it all up then announed it wasn't enough. He has extremely well kept finger nails for a man though.7/05/2005 09:40:55 PM|||tom|||The Curly, Brown, Long-haired girl in the Twyford happens to be a very good friend of mine.

She's far from stupid.7/06/2005 01:11:51 AM|||ChavUnited|||I is guessing yous name is reginald! Can I 'ave me pint now?7/06/2005 01:12:31 AM|||Anonymous|||I would put it to you that your name is Horatio.7/06/2005 01:13:25 AM|||Anonymous|||How about The Curly Brown Long Haired Girl?7/06/2005 01:16:57 AM|||a smart scottish man.|||Clever aye? Then what a dram wee bitch like her werking in tha twitford for eh? Surely a wee bairn wiv a slight amounta brain wouldna be werking behind a bar like? Is a mugs game tha.7/07/2005 12:44:47 AM|||tom|||Needs must... when you're in full-time education.7/07/2005 11:51:51 AM|||Anonymous|||Everyone who works behind the bar in half moon is ugly. i look at the floor when i order my drinks. i've seen better looking people on the ocean finance adverts.7/07/2005 11:53:52 AM|||Anonymous|||Costa employes illegal foreigners at £3.50 per hour.7/07/2005 08:31:53 PM|||Anonymous|||Half Moon is taking some stick for the bar staff, but without them we wouldnt get served.Not everyone is fed up with this pub cos if you go in on a friday or saturday night the place is busy.
Maybe they dont all stay there ( remedies calls at 9.45)but it isnt avoided like a lot of the places in town.7/09/2005 11:30:36 AM|||victorian dad|||Oh Crimbles! the inmates have taken over the asylum and voted that the best pub in town is a childrens' bottle joint7/10/2005 03:05:13 PM|||dp|||so all the bar staff at the half moon are ugly are they? Any what does looks mean, they all have very good personalities. If you have to look at the floor, dont come in at all, at least they smile and are cheerful, more than can be said for White Ball.7/10/2005 08:02:57 PM|||dp|||To start with the Half Moon has some of the best bar staff around, that you can at least have a laugh and a joke with and the Landlord is quite tasty too which helps.

The Seven Stars is not only my local but my favourite pub after the Half moon. It boast nice bar staff and drinkers that make you feel at home.

So all you twats slagging these two places off dont bother drinking in them 'cos they dont want cocks like you drinking in there anyway.7/10/2005 08:03:50 PM|||dp|||This post has been removed by a blog administrator.7/11/2005 08:58:08 AM|||dp|||This post has been removed by a blog administrator.7/11/2005 08:58:33 AM|||dp|||This post has been removed by a blog administrator.7/12/2005 04:32:43 PM|||Anonymous|||why post your comment 4 times?
i went in the half moon once and vowed never to return. its got the most depressing interior ever and i see an awful lot of lairy scum going in and out every weekend. but as long as they all stay in there the rest of the town isnt so bad.7/13/2005 11:35:03 AM|||mid_devon_miner|||The Half Moon is a squalid slum. It's ironic that they have a sign behind the bar asking people to use manners, when they can't even raise a smile or say thank you themselves. I'm joining the 'been once, never again group' on this one. Discusting.7/20/2005 06:45:57 PM|||ChavUnited|||steady on huys n gals! I thought this post was to vote for you favourite bar staff, not slag of the pub you hate most! Muppets! the lot of ya. You can't help yourselves can you? Someone says something you don't agree with, so using the net given power of anonimity and the cursed button of "leave your comment here" you have to go and stick your tuppence worth in. Fuck the lot of ya... This is the results. For Pricing and Punters = The White Ball. For Bar Eye Candy And Staff Attitude = The Twyford. There you have it.7/20/2005 11:40:26 PM|||Anonymous|||Is it true that the spoons have been stopped from cooking, sorry microwaving, by the health and safty inspectors?7/21/2005 12:06:30 PM|||karlos|||Well this IS free speech 'chavunited'. If you have something to say, say it. Ohhh, are you angling to join TRT's web team? You could guarantee people would take heed of your word then 'my son'.7/21/2005 04:38:48 PM|||Tiverton Wanderer|||Just to clarify, hell will freeze over before 'chavunited' is ever offered a job on TRT's team.7/21/2005 06:41:05 PM|||ChavUnited|||oi! Karlos! Shut it you greasy no hoper.6/29/2005 11:20:00 PM|||Modius|||
This one was a suggestion from a Tiverton Loving member of the public. Places to park (for free). Do we know of any? Does the traffic warden ever dish out the tickets (I happen to be very fond of Terry, he's almost part of the scenery these days) or enforce the law? and more importantly where do all of our parking fines go - I wonder...? Back to that old chestnut again!

Maybe if the young 'chaps' around the town didn't spend so long tearing up the roads, they would be in a better state, and while I'm at it, what is the point of having the words 'Drug Dealer' emblazoned across your windscreen - oh... I forgot, you want us all to think your a really big, drug dealer... my mistake!
|||112008390048012280|||Traffic and Parking?6/30/2005 09:40:07 AM|||Anonymous|||Great point about the Chav's in their piles of shit6/30/2005 10:19:22 AM|||Anonymous|||It's time we started Chav Wars. I've had enough of seeing Vauxhall Nova's with spoilers fit for a 747s, and "hairdrier" scooters everywhere. I've been looking on ebay for a black-market "stinger" so I can reap some revenge. That said, it makes me laugh to see these idiots really believing that they are cool as beans. Mutants.6/30/2005 01:32:09 PM|||Anonymous|||Why not park in Bampton Street - everyone else seems to, yellow lines are meaningless. And where is the traffic warden - hands behind back outside W H Smith's trying to look important. As a consequence, taffic through the town is brought to a halt by drivers trying to shoehorn themselves into the smallest possible space with no concern as to the jam piling up behind. Make Gold St & Bampton St no parking!6/30/2005 02:56:37 PM|||Anonymous|||and whats with that cocklunch with the 'dukes of hazzard' horn?6/30/2005 03:17:00 PM|||Anonymous|||This post has been removed by a blog administrator.6/30/2005 05:50:35 PM|||Anonymous|||This post has been removed by a blog administrator.6/30/2005 11:25:20 PM|||palbfish|||lol, he gave out a parking ticket to somebody I know. not sure if they paid it7/01/2005 10:30:28 AM|||Anonymous|||You never see old Terry when it raining, bet he goes down to the Heathcoat club for a pint!!!!7/01/2005 03:34:11 PM|||Anonymous|||In reply to anonymous re. parking in Brampton street.
The majority of people parking on the yellow lines are disabled Blue Badge holders brought about by increased charges for parking. In many council car parks, the disabled are allowed to park free of charge.
Added gripes now for all parkers are the changes being made around the market car park. One takes their life in their hands just trying to walk around.
There are moves afoot to ban parking totally in Brampton street.
The nearest vacant car parking spaces will then be in Wellington, Taunton or Exeter. Now, There's a thought.7/01/2005 04:18:08 PM|||Anonymous|||In reply to Bampton St parking - Out of interest, I regularly check cars parking on the left hand side for disabled stickers. My record is out of 10 cars parked on a Monday morning, only 4 had disabled stickers! Where was Terry?????7/01/2005 05:44:06 PM|||buttmunky|||Real bummed about the chavalanche of numpties who drive around the Gold St-Bampton St-William st-Barrington st racing circuit desperate to impress the 14 year old slappers they havent already got pregnant yet...
The same dumbasses who a year or so before would be walking around the Gold St-Bampton St-William st-Barrington st racing circuit desperate to impress the 14 year old slappers...

they have 'cars' now. so surely they can piss off down to Exemouth or somewhere and give us all a break?7/01/2005 07:55:24 PM|||Anonymous|||Heathcoat Club?
Where the hell is that?
Is this a place that I need to visit? Good drinks and a friendly atmosphere, must be if terry goes there.
And yes he still is giving out tickets, I got one last month, I was parked in Gold Street, should of squeezed into a space in Bampton Street and then I would not be out of pocket.But couldnt do that cos Bampton Street was full, and Terry was not looking at this place, me thinks that this street is oblivious to Terry and the police alike. Yes I know if I had not been parking where I should not have I would not have had the ticket.But then my next step is to park in Bampton Street and see if I get away with it!!!! And if I do I will let you all know.Got to start saving first though, these tickets cost money and I could be using it for something else, like a drink down the Heathcoat Club!7/04/2005 03:30:19 PM|||Anonymous|||Terry isn't the quickest mover on the planet and often trips over his own feet. He omits strange noises and seems to be running on clockwork, someone should wind him up more regular, or he might be a robot, that might explain the mumbled speech, slow reaction time, hot sparks flying from his groin and leaving a trail of oil everywhere.7/04/2005 07:51:34 PM|||buttmunky|||That was the funniest post yet on this site.
I actually spat out my Tea over my keyboard.
:-D7/05/2005 09:40:26 AM|||Pumpkin|||ha! no i don't think terry is clockwork, maybe radio controlled? He was crying the other day because a bumble bee was buzzing in his face.7/05/2005 09:47:32 PM|||Scorted|||I would ask all of you who claim that people who drive their different cars around the town to name and shame the cars themselves, state colour and type if you can work it out.. im intrigued..

As for parking, park near the old hospital, it says no parking but that was when the hospital was in use..7/06/2005 01:31:42 PM|||Anonymous|||Three Novas!! Three shitty, clapped out, rusting, noisy, beaten in Vauxhall Novas in a row, all breaking the speed limit and driven by UGLY, SPOTTY, BRAINLESS CAP WEARING SCUM hanging out the drivers side. Everybody hates you, no-one likes you, no-one. NOT Even your family and friends. You are scum, you are filth.7/09/2005 11:14:36 AM|||bill|||Parking problems are strangling the little spark of commercial potential this town has. As regards the expensive (though essentially creditable) panier market scheme, I wonder how many of MDDC's funding partners realise that their grant money (fully need-assessed through the requisite legislation and minutely weighed against likely benefits to the community, VFM etc etc) is at risk through a parking regime that will jeopardize the success of the overall scheme and of course therefore their big handouts. This town should put as few obstacles in the way as possible of people who might want to come here. I was in Midhurst last week, and 'tis verrily a successful little sussex town which could easily carry modest (or even high) parking charges because it is a place that people WANT TO GO TO. However parking was free. They were looking after their community (like the French do)- looking after the shoppers & looking after their commercial risk-takers and looking after & carefully nurturing the commercial health of the town. MDDC is very careless with us in this regard. Expensive parking IN THE TOWN will not only risk the success of the forementioned panier thingy but will add to the success of larger out of town shopping centres which have free parking - to the clear disbenefit of the health of the historic retail core which through this site we all seem to suggest we would like to value MORE. I personally haven't got two brain cells to keep each other company at night, and it scares me that some mule at MDDC more stupid even than me is mastermainding all this obdurate noodleness. This is part of a depressingly long history of Tiverton and its masters only having itself to blame & I an wrathful in the face of it. Oh hell, yea.7/09/2005 07:26:50 PM|||Anonymous|||Must admit that those novas are clearly as you said, clapped out pieces of shit lol7/10/2005 10:54:26 AM|||Anonymous|||well look-ee hear. While we wuz out in our novas suppin pineapple destruction an bird-doggin babes someone was at home on saturday nite the computer. Fer chrissakes that is one triste dude7/12/2005 08:50:50 PM|||Anonymous|||Terry is a tosser7/12/2005 08:57:17 PM|||Anonymous|||terry is a beer loving lard ass lazy bastard7/12/2005 09:00:47 PM|||Anonymous|||terry yhe tit7/13/2005 08:36:05 AM|||Turner Prize|||You mean that thing that looks like a traffic warden IS a traffic warden! I thought it was a rather amusing Conceptual Art Installation!

All at once Tiverton seems a less sophisticated place.

Perhaps he could be sawn in half, placed in two tanks of formaldihyde - to be displayed outside of WH Smiths and Jag?7/13/2005 12:41:42 PM|||Maxwell Power|||I despair at Tiverton's cultural poverty.

When Terence won the Heritage Lottery Fund grant for his warden-based street corner theatre everyone howled down this deeply misunderstood man's ironically primitive work. It would close after the first performance they all said. Actually it is precisely because his plot is devoid of any narrative drive, emotional depth and lacks any sustained, gritty, "work" realism that Terence has the edge over all the other parasitic Arts Council-funded "traffic artists" with their more dynamic ticket-based performances7/13/2005 01:59:54 PM|||Anonymous|||Yeah and watch out for Devon Contract Waste lorries, I reckon the drivers hit cars and drive off leaving the unlucky owners to foot the bills for their carelessness.7/13/2005 04:00:12 PM|||Anonymous|||Last night I saw the Drug dealer car (& occupants)mentioned on the original post. Its always very reassuring when stereotypes conform so perfectly7/16/2005 01:56:29 AM|||zeb|||buttmunky, your neighbour whole-heartedly agrees. Can we fill a supersoaker with corrosive acid and lean out of the window as that muppet with the comedy-crap horn goes past to strip that green paint off the car? (for reference guys if you dont know the one its a stupid green corsa with cheap silver stickers down the side. If you see it parked up - KEY IT!)Feckin twat.7/16/2005 03:42:52 PM|||Anonymous|||Who is that twat in a green rover 214 with stupid bean can exhaust and silver stickers up the side . he is always driving like an absolute knob jockey. one day he is going to run someone over. the sad thing is that thats probably what it will take to make the tosser slow down. save it for the track ooops sorry its a granddads car !!!!! lol7/17/2005 12:13:29 AM|||buttmunky|||Its the pale green astra with the 'Dukes' horn.
There is a green rover (just mentioned) with silver shit on the side that drives (alledgedly) round (and round, etc)with his music way too loud generally pissing everyone off, but yep, keys and acid are both valid suggestions.7/19/2005 11:52:09 AM|||Tivtrot|||I don't think it's fair to criticise Terry. He hasn't been the same since he got run over (Seriously, he was badly injured) Before that, he was known as 'Hitler' thanks to the moustache.

He has been around since the early 1980's, and he was no spring chicken then, I'm amazed he is still working. I think it's mainly sympathy, to be honest7/19/2005 04:48:50 PM|||Anonymous|||How many hours per week is Terry supposed to work? Isn't he obliged to ticket illegal parkers? As he recently gave a ticket to a disabled driver for displaying her blue badge on the side instead of the front of her car, perhaps he only goes for soft targets. Oh yes, and does he know that the disabled bay in Bampton Street is not a codenamed car park for patrons of Choices Videos?7/19/2005 05:16:47 PM|||Tivtrot|||Parking is an issue these days. Long gone are the days when wandering motorists would be greated on the outskirts of Town by the legend

"Welcome to Tiverton - Ample Parking!"6/29/2005 01:00:00 PM|||Modius|||
Well, thanks for the GREAT response over the past few days. So... we all have issues with ye ol' Tiverton, the Council still refuses to listen (no surprises there, after all we have 'no expectations' - thanks Councillor Noon, we can't all have an education paid for by mummy and daddy!), so what would you like to added to the town or should that be obliterated. I always thought that tarmac might be a useful thing to use! Where do taxes go - apart from £70,000 on water coolers?

|||112004662532164052|||Blueprints for Tiverton6/29/2005 03:15:03 PM|||Anonymous|||For the sake of accuracy (not your forte I know, but ho hum) - there are multiple layers of councils - the town council deal with town issues, the district council deals with district issues the County council deals with County issues. If you fancy slagging the Council, fair play - we all love a bit of govt bashing - but get the right one - otherwise you sound like a semi-literate, maladroit, ignorant arse. And we wouldn’t want that, would we?6/29/2005 03:22:38 PM|||Anonymous|||88% of council tax goes to central govt, who dish it out elsewhere - schools, hospitals, welfare, Northerners. Not to suggest that anyone here would want to do something useful, but if you wanted to campaign for fairer taxation you could start by lobbying central govt to use the latest census figures to allocate central grants, rather than the previous one - that would mean more money given down here, so less for the District & County Council to raise - your local MP will be able to point you in the direction of who to contact / blanket email / petition to make a difference. Not useful for the people of Tiverton I know, as spelling 'MP' is quite a challenge. And criticising is sooooo much easier than doing something about it.6/29/2005 03:24:49 PM|||Mr Anonymous....|||It's so refreshing that members of the council come and visit this site, point out the errors, but leave no constructive comments, and why do they never show their names? All's well and good when you can hide your identity - I wonder in which part of the council you work in?6/29/2005 03:26:57 PM|||Who am I|||Ha, yeah MPee is quite a difficult thing to spell!6/29/2005 03:32:46 PM|||Anonymous|||sorry, which bit of 'petition your MP to raise central grant to Devon' is not constructive?

and I'm a PhD student, not a council worker. Please get at least one thing right on this site...6/29/2005 03:35:57 PM|||DeRiCkMeRrIcK|||Is that you Timmy? Not to sure what the guy above me is on about, but good for you, maybe thats what the town needs, a petition, if anyone understands or not is another matter!!6/29/2005 03:58:10 PM|||WhiteBall Patron|||I think your right Derek, that's little Timmy who got sacked from the White Ball for his insufferably self centred attitude (and wearing a leather jacket & girls studded belt with shirt and trousers) still his mum tells him he's special and thats enough for him. Go..... Timmy become a doctor of philosophy, goon on you. And all those child psychologists said you'd never amount to anything. Well you'll show, just after you've finished dressing as a woman and starting fires.6/29/2005 04:54:10 PM|||Reg|||I'm curious... This site although not perfect has now given people a voice. It would appear as though councillors fearing for their jobs are now trying to knobble the site with posts about the site being misinformed.

How about this councillors.....

Stop harassing and trying to discredit whoever set up the site and read what the people of Tiverton have posted.



I would try and guess who exactly I've pissed off this time, but the list would just be tooo long. So go ahead and get your cheap shots in - from the anonymity of a compooter screen. Brave boy.6/29/2005 06:05:32 PM|||An ex-girlfriend|||Oooo.... Bitch fight eh timmay? Maybe you should get the dumb blond to come and help you out! Hee Hee! I don't think you are a Phd student yet are you tim? And last I heard and saw you were still working at the COUNCIL!!!!6/29/2005 06:22:31 PM|||ChavUnited|||Popular with da honeyz 2nite ain't ya timmy? Ditch da fluffy bear coat and join us chav's. Our style's is well up ya street. We 'as a nice selection of pink 'n yellow shirts, 'n if you'd like to accessorize wiv a flash belt that's fine wiv us! We to like 'anging around peoples park late at nite setting fire to shit 'n getting pissed. But a word 'o warning mate... We slap a bird on the ass if we like 'er, not behave like one. Know what I is sayin'? Respect!6/29/2005 06:24:29 PM|||Anonymous|||the interest in my welfare and whereabouts is touching... handed in me notice last week. Time for something new - and challenging...

so now that we've covered the nicities, you going to tell me who you are? I would think if you were an ex-girlfriend I might have a slight recollection...6/29/2005 06:36:52 PM|||An ex girlfriend(!)|||ok... did you just tell the people of tiverton that you have never had a girlfriend before? How old are ya? This website is about Tiverton, not a game of who am I and why don't I like you. Want a challenge? Guess who I am. Want something new? Piss off.6/29/2005 06:50:39 PM|||Anonymous|||this is whay I love conversing with the good folk of Tiverton. It's always so rewarding. The wit and repartee would be difficult to recreate anywhere else... s'bin a slice. Enjoy your site. Try not to make too many factual errors in future...

laters6/29/2005 10:27:38 PM|||XxanotherstudentxX|||This post has been removed by a blog administrator.6/29/2005 11:54:32 PM|||xxxanotherstudentxxx|||how about we build a massive chav gillotine in the middle of the high street and get those useless charity folk (mentioned in other posts) to round up all the chav scum i.e [name removed], the prices, and any other reebok donning street scum and have a good old sing - song?6/29/2005 11:55:43 PM|||Tiverton Wanderer|||@xxxanotherstudentxxx, we are all aware of TP, please stop quoting his name, I'm getting tired of deleting your posts and reposting them minus name! By all means carry of bitchin though!6/30/2005 09:42:20 AM|||Anonymous|||90% of the tax go into the council's fat overpaid pockets7/02/2005 01:17:32 PM|||Anonymous|||Sooooooo - Parking, CHAVS, Racing circuits, shops and council; add em together and you get Tivvy! Try living in town. Managed to get Terry off my back after a few arguments about parking to have the side of my car demolished by a lorry. To add to this we are assaulted by manic divas trying to enter the Tivvy charts by cattawailing to the Karaoke Friday and Saturday at a well known venue (quite hilarious actually until you try to watch TV on a hot sunny evening). I always chuckle at the little guys running around in converted tin cans with their shiny new bass systems shaking the can to bits as they cruise then rev up their brumbrum and squeak the tyres. It must cost a fortune in rubber! I wonder if they will be able to perform a telesales job in a few years and the hearing aid industry in Devon will be laughing :-)

It all brings me to the images of Discworld, I love living here, nowhere has amused me so much in ages.

Last comment is about shops, how come ther are so many empty ones and do the glaziers employ the unemployed to smash the windows in order to create a new underground economy in glass?7/03/2005 09:09:18 PM|||Anonymous|||Geez, I didn't think this site was becoming like all the others (full of personal bitchin) thought you were suppose to be constructive and thought provoking, not immature and low.7/05/2005 08:19:42 PM|||Anonymous|||If you have a personal bitch for me, I'm acceptin'7/07/2005 05:16:44 PM|||Anonymous|||OK what do we want in our town?

How about the following?
1. A decent bar which sells good wine and beer and plays good music

2.Another department store like Debenhams or something, anything that will give us an alternative to Banbury's that sells items people under 50 want to wear.

3. A greater range of restaurants, there are a few good places but we are in 2005 and we don't like MSG and we're bored of meat and two veg.

And most importantly....
NO MORE HAIRDRESSERS7/09/2005 11:47:15 AM|||Anonymous|||Hey dunno who the phd girlie boy is but someone's just made a good point about PARKING over on the roads & parking strand.7/17/2005 05:33:42 PM|||Tivtrot|||Here's a blueprint:

The Hospital site to be regenerated as a small business space, with Offices and workshops for rental, and with some of the ward blocks converted to Council Flats for single young people in the Town.

The Belmont Hospital site to be regenerated likewise as Council Housing.

The Town Hall site to be regenerated along the lines of the Angel Scheme, but with the housing only as Council Housing, rather than 'affordable' Private Housing. With an Arts & Community Centre, including a performance space, bar, cafe, pool & snooker halls, and rooms for public use

The former Council Housing Office to be regenerated as Council Housing on the upper floors, with a shop space on the ground floor.

The former Electric Cinema and garage forcourt next door to be compulsarily purchased, demolished (Sad, I know, but they have no real value as buildings) and the Market Car Park and entrance/ exit extended.

Rents on shop units to be fixed by the Council, with transparency to the public, in order to assist shops staying in the Town.

The Conservative Club to likewise be demolished to allow a large extension to the New Hall.

The entire Riverside to be made into a Public walkway / cycle path from the Road bridge at Western Way to the Kennedy Way Bridge, with footpaths on both sides and the footbridge at the foot of the Castle Gardens rebuilt, and the house in the grounds of Heathcoats to be regenerated as a Cafe.

The Housing at Tidcombe Lane to be refused permission to continue, Tidcombe Hall to be sold to become a family Pub/Restaurant.

Blundells School to be taken over as Tiverton's Tertiary Sixth Form/FE College. East Devon College Campus to become part of Tiverton High School, with all hideous 60's buildings flattened and new gardened Campus created.

All that would be a start.7/18/2005 10:12:43 AM|||Maxwell W Power|||You forgot to mention where you'd put the statue of Trotski, you mollusc. Council house heaven is one thing - but this blueprint would absolutely switch off the last bat's squeak of commercial confidence this place has, and speed Tiverton on its way towards economic stagnation - and you'd be like a pig in sh*t - as long as your dole cheque arrived on time.7/18/2005 02:20:52 PM|||Tivtrot|||Max Power (Presumably you got that name from a Vacuum Cleaner) Why would we need a statue of Trotsky? A statue of the Tiverton Mayor and Chartist William Rowcliffe might be nice, but I don't think Trotsky has much relevance.

Speaking as the Managing Director of a small business, I'd like to know exactly how any of the suggestions I outlined would 'switch off commercial confidence' - please elaborate as to how more affordable housing for low paid workers, more premises for small businesses and particularly start-up businesses, and regulated rents for Shops, would have a negative impact.

What, exactly, is YOUR blueprint - muppet boy?7/18/2005 03:35:41 PM|||Anonymous|||So my guess is that Mr Tivtrot runs a business that pays its staff badly, that's why he wants more council housing....7/18/2005 03:44:10 PM|||Anonymous|||Dear Mr Tivtrot

May I introduce you to a little know phenomenon called "Communism", it caused a bit of a stir in 1917, the Russian royal family were slaughtered, the cold war and the nuclear arms race shortly followed and incidents like Chernobyll, Chechnya, etc were the result.

All because someone called Karl Marx, his mate Lenin and his colleague Trotsky had a dream about things like council housing...

Just in case you haven't twigged, when Max Power said you'd missed out the statue of Trotsky he was referring to the communist elements in your blog.7/18/2005 03:48:53 PM|||Anonymous|||Why on earth would you want to take over Blundells? Its one of the few sources of people with money and aspirations the town has. Take it away and the town would sink into a cess pit of workshops, council housing and snooker halls ( Mr Tivtrot)7/18/2005 03:58:13 PM|||Anonymous|||I totally agree about improving things on the river.

The bit by the River Cafe on Gold street could be put to much greater use.

It would be a really good place to hire dinghies/ punts out to tourists. They could take them down the river, stop off for a picnic if they haven't eaten at the River Cafe/ 4 and 20 Blackbirds or Mallards.

I was in Oxford recently and went to a punting hire place - we had a really good time, they couldn't get the boats out fast enough.

This could be an opportunity...7/18/2005 04:08:20 PM|||Tivtrot|||The Communist elements of my Blog? My Blog is about the History of Tiverton, this site is about Tiverton, this thread is about 'Blueprints for Tiverton'.

Council Housing was introduced by a Liberal Government, and was built by successive Tory and Labour Governments up until 1979. It is the only affordable Housing we still have in Mid Devon. I happen to think the Council should keep it, and fight to build more of it.

As to me employing low paid workers, I don't employ anyone except myself. But there are a great many low paid workers in Mid Devon who need affordable housing. That is why I put more Council Housing in my blueprint.

As to Communism in Russia, you display a manifest ignorance of it. Karl Marx was a German emigree who lived in London and died over 50 years before the Russian Revolution. The Bolshevik Government in Russia was a failure in the end, after Lenin's death in 1924 it degenerated into a dictatorship under Stalin, who murdered every one of the leaders of the revolution of 1917, including Trotsky in 1940. Whatever the crimes of Stalin, which included the murder of thousands of Russians, starting with his Communist opponents, and the starvation of millions thanks to his incompetence. He can hardly be solely blamed for the Cold War, the Nuclear Arms Race, or Nuclear Power. Nor can he be blamed for Putin's war in Chechnya, which has been waged by Capitalist Russia since the fall of Stalinism in 1991.

Can we stick to issues concerning Tiverton please?7/18/2005 04:08:55 PM|||Maxwell W Power|||Conservation-led regeneration is good. Social housing is good too, but your blueprint is too strongly concentrated on that sector for the result to be a happy well-mixed town - your housing plan really would end up justifying all those charity shops. I go to charity shops myself, but also know them to be "indicator" shops & too many spell doom. Weston- super=mare has 28. The Conservative club is not attractive, but why demolish it just because it offends your political sensibilities? Save yourself the sadness of seeing the bingo hall demolished by resiting the new hall. Why do you want to get rid of Blundells? Uppingham, Sedburgh, Marlborough, Sherbourne etc etc all bring really colossal economic benefits to the towns they are in or near. But Blundell's people don't come to Tivvy, and Tivvy probably wouldn't want them. It's part of a historic loggerheads which helps explain why Tivvy has a bolshie hang-up about posh stuff. It certainly helps to explain its comercial malaise now, and why so many people of all classes are sniffy about tivvy. Sure I want tivvy to be real (& not posh) but I really would like it to have the economic capacity to sustain a wider range of more interesting shops, some of which may be considered posh. My main fascination is why Tiverton doesn't work as well as it should. Oh and vacuum cleaners.7/18/2005 04:18:05 PM|||Anonymous|||For someone who wants to stick to Tivvy, we got one hell of an exegesis of russian politics there!7/18/2005 04:20:53 PM|||Anonymous|||Dear Mr Tivtrot

I'm glad your're closely acquainted with the intricacies of Communism and its effects in Eastern Europe. Try not to look ingorant in your next blog by considering how other bloggers will regard what you have written and putting in the necessary caveats ie a statue of Trotsky would not be wanted in my communist version of Tiverton because......7/18/2005 04:22:18 PM|||Tivtrot|||Blundells should be an assett to Tiverton, and it is not, that's why I would like to see it taken into the Publicly owned education system instead of being privately owned.

In fact I think that's what Blundell himself would have wanted. He wanted to leave something that would be an assett to the Town, to educate young people from the area. At that time of course there were no State schools, so a private school was the only option.

Nowadays though Blundells has little to do with Tiverton and has become a symbol of Class divisions. Rather like the Conservative Club.

In fact, back in the day Blundells was seen as something of a hotbed of radicalism, a Jacobin refuge.7/18/2005 04:28:52 PM|||Anonymous|||Oh no, we've got a real live socialist in our midst, quick get the Thatcherite spray!7/18/2005 04:31:55 PM|||Anonymous|||I suppose you think everyone should be made to suffer the appalling quality of education offered by the state system?

Would you abolish all private schools and by that I mean people's democratic right to choose where their kids go to school?7/18/2005 04:38:32 PM|||Anonymous|||There may be many low paid workers in mid Devon but I think Tiverton has more than its share already. Personally I think the private housing is a good thing because it will increase the diversity of Tiverton's population and improve the atmosphere and quality of shops in the town.7/18/2005 04:41:47 PM|||Enzo W trubshaw|||Trot-tiv is the managing director of a company which doesn't employ anyone. That it the ultimate demonstration of capitalism with a communist conscience. Pur-leeeez7/18/2005 04:46:13 PM|||Tivtrot|||Yes, I would most certainly abolish all Private Schools. The idea that everyone has a 'democratic right' to send their kids to one is just bullshit. 95% of us will never be able to afford it, and some of us never would even if we could.

I went to Sunningmead, Wilcombe, Tivvy School and EDCFE and I am fine thanks. Blundells may be a good school if you're a Russian Mafioso or a Chinese Millionnaire, but if you're from Tivvy it's basically irrelevant, and I think that's wrong, it should be a resource for the Town.7/18/2005 04:52:39 PM|||Anonymous|||I'm a secondary school teacher. I have experience in both education sectors.

Generally bright kids do well in both though I have to say the bright state school kids do well in spite of their school rather than because of it.

From my personal experience the real difference in the two sectors is demonstrated by the average kids. In the state schools I have worked in they generally slip into the lower ability range due to mixed ability teaching, huge class numbers and poor behaviour from the lowest ability kids. Average students have done better in the private schools I have worked in because expectations and aspirations are much much higher.7/18/2005 04:56:02 PM|||social historian|||Trotski. Get out of the 1960s. We're all celebs now. You're the only symbol of class division that's left, and I'm beginning to feel all nostalgic about you.7/18/2005 05:07:32 PM|||Tivtrot|||Anonymous Teacher,

Of course Private Schools are better for the students. That's because they are the children of the wealthy and connected.

Now imagine a world where the Private Schools didn't exist, where the kids of the local MP's, businessmen, councillors, etc also attended the local state schools. Don't you think they would make sure these schools were better funded and better for their kids?

As long as they have the ability to opt out of State Eductaion, it will always be 'second class' because they won't care about it, because they don't have to use it.7/18/2005 05:08:50 PM|||Tivtrot|||Oh great, sigh, nice typo :-)7/18/2005 05:12:11 PM|||old boy|||I went to Blundells and will always be fond of Tiverton. But yes, there was no great incentive to hit town with our parents because there was nothing there to eat or indulge ourselves with. And lemme tell you after years of amo, amas, amat indulgence was the only thing on my so-called mind7/18/2005 05:14:58 PM|||Anonymous|||I hear you but the problems facing the state education sector are similar to the ones facing Tivvy. Rich people won't go there unless they think its good enough. Its that simple. Asking for them to be abolished doesn't achieve anything constructive, you might as well try to hold back the tide.7/18/2005 06:24:40 PM|||Tiverton Wanderer|||My god, an informed debate, written by intelligent Tiverton dwelling folk. I wasn't aware the this site was running under the guise of The Real Left.co.uk, how I do love to while away the days speaking of politics with like / not so like minded people, how is this relevant to ye ol' Tiverton? Communism is dead, capitalism lives, where does Tiverton factor into all of this. Have fun.... on another note, it's refreshing to see people with an IQ of more than a PE teacher using our site.7/18/2005 06:39:07 PM|||victorian dad|||Trot.Would you prefer public schools (with their scholarship system for locals) or would you prefer highly localised & protected islands of intense wealth and priveledge within the catchment area of the better performing or socially superior schools? That really would do your bleedin' 'ead in.7/18/2005 06:46:29 PM|||victorian dad|||as you can see, I say this without having had the benefit of an education myself!7/19/2005 10:19:04 AM|||Tivtrot|||Victorian dad, I can only speak of my own experience going to school in the area in the 1980's, things will obviously have changed to a degree. But I think at present we actually have both.

The rich, mostly from outside Devon or the UK, and a few bright local youth, attend Blundells.

Middle Class concerned parents would in my day fight to get their kids into Crediton QES or Uffculme.

The rest of us went to Tivvy School.

I would like to see good schools locally that people want their kids to attend, and parents work to support, rather than the current divisive system. That's why I put the taking of Blundells back by the Community into the blueprint. Others choose to view this as politically motivated, so be it.7/19/2005 10:19:10 AM|||Anonymous|||Yeeeeeess. very interesting (rubs chin). But Tiverton already conforms far too closely for its own good to Trot's blueprint. We need to prosper together, he needs to employ some people then he can become a philanthropist - and really do some good. Otherwise he'll cullomptonize us to death.7/19/2005 10:36:25 AM|||victorian dad|||Trot. You're clearly thoughtful and possibly even good in parts. But your ideology is a failed one - it always has & will hold back the poor and give them zero expectations. And because Blundells etc will never go away you will help widen the gap. I couldn't send my kids to Blundells but I'm glad its there. Its all part of the rich thingy of life. Grunge is great but too much is just boring.6/27/2005 02:08:00 PM|||Modius|||
So, the site is flying, the suggestions are filling the inbox and time is running short. On the plus side, it looks as though the Mid Devon Gazette is doing a small story on our beloved site. We've recruited two more editors so the stories will soon be growing. Maybe people will sit up and listen to that voice, the unheard or the ignored. Let us wait and see!

|||111987808708928446|||The REAL Tiverton - Suggestions?6/28/2005 05:44:53 PM|||ChavUnited|||Yeah! I want more places like remmies 'n a new topman or somefink, coz I want's more pink and yellow gear... Alright?! P.S I want's a cheaper hairdresser's, a mullet costs over 50 quid down Sarah Hodges! Which I must say is quality place, but I can't afford to go anymore coz they is closing the chicken factory where I work.6/28/2005 06:05:28 PM|||Mike. The Chosen One.|||Just had a quick look at your interesting website after reading the front page of the gazette today. Very amusing, but I sense there is a serious undercurrent to your little 'piece de jour.' as it were. With regards to the article it seems that once again the council refuses to accept there are any complaints with the way that the town is run. I quote, "I must admit I've had a good laugh." and "I read it with some amusement." The last quote being from the chairman of the chamber of commerce who also happens to own a certain computer shop that was mentioned earlier on. Perks anyone? Honestly, Here is someone who is obviously stirred enough by the actions of the council and the social and economic decay of Tiverton to set up a web page to highlight his disappointment in plain black and white and STILL the council cannot bring themselves to listen or see! Christ! Wake up and smell the dogshit!6/28/2005 09:04:30 PM|||Anonymous|||A good idea to jolt people out of their complacency as to what an appalling town this is. There is absolutely no experienced leadership or any sense of direction as to where the town is heading. As we will see in the not to distant future it will be annexed by Tesco who will throttle what remaining life remains in the "centre", then we can rename it Tescoton!

One criticism - is it really necessary for some contributors to use such appalling language. Come on Webmaster - get rid of them, they are part of the Tiverton problem!6/28/2005 09:05:59 PM|||Anonymous|||Tiverton is full of interbread kiddy fiddlers.
I have never been in a town with so many Paedophiles, Thieves and Dropouts in one place.

If i had my way i would have all the Tivertonians Sterilised at the local Hospital. (If they could find a Doctor)6/28/2005 09:28:32 PM|||*yeah mate innit, check out my white trainers*|||LETS BURN REMA`DIE`s

ok maby thats a bit harsh

We need to have somewhere where live bands are happening. We need some energy, some juice, something that will give the place a flavour.

Is there a demand?6/28/2005 10:14:42 PM|||Anonymous|||Will they ever listen??? Somehow i doubt it but this site is great, honest and truthful, the first time i have ever agreed with anything thats been said about Tiverton. Its a pit thats fast going even further down hill!!
Is it too late or can this town be saved??????6/28/2005 10:18:47 PM|||Anonymous|||Please guys! Just been checking out the archived sections too. Check it out guys! That chav united is one sad fella!6/29/2005 12:53:37 PM|||Anonymous|||This post has been removed by a blog administrator.6/29/2005 01:17:41 PM|||Anonymous|||chavs arent the problem. its the dirty smackheads that hang on the town centre benches. they think its ok to inject school kids with their dirty shit. in particular [name removed], [name removed], [name remioved], [name removed](boss). they are allowed to do this because the spineless authorities round here refuse to do anything except grab their inflated wages each month and think up excuses to hide behind.6/30/2005 09:43:28 PM|||shagrat|||Hiya

have just finished reading through the website and am delighted there is now somewhere to sound off about my beloved Tiverton and how it is being ruined by the people who are supposed to be serving it with their backward thinking.

I am keen however to show the positives as well. There are alot of people in Tiverton working hard to make lives better. For example...there are a number of sports clubs and the like that try there best to get teenagers interested in other things than drinking cider in People's Park and I think that your website almost has a responsibility to highlight and promote the efforts that these people are making - with little or no support from our local authorities.

Please let's not let your website become a place for the Chavs to spout their insane nonsense and instead use it to highlight the difficulties that businesses, organisations and the residents of Tiverton are having to suffer to make Tiverton a better place.7/01/2005 10:00:43 AM|||TIverton Wanderer|||Well said, we'll look into it. Maybe we'll do an article on it next week!7/01/2005 01:31:24 PM|||rusty149|||a general point here i think that what you are talking about in most of the website is not what people can actually do anyting about and steriotypeing all teens like that is just wrong you cant tar all people withthe the same brush and if you really dont like this place then go live somewhere else and stop complainng about it7/01/2005 04:25:01 PM|||Anonymous|||I must say I like the idea of the modern sculpture on Bolham roundabout which is an appropriate & symbolic introduction to the town. As it has been there 3 weeks now, one must assume it has been left for a purpose. Or is this wrecked Ford Escort going to be shifted when someone can get their act together!7/01/2005 04:54:25 PM|||Anonymous|||ell aren't we all positive happy people!

If you want new businesses to join the town you have to sell the place to them. No wonder the only businesses that open up are charity shops and hairdressers; who apart from locals would want to open up a shop in a town populated with such apparently negative and apathetic people?

This website gives the impression Tiverton is chock full of people ready to make a complaint and totally void of anyone willing to do anything to solve the problem.

I moved to Tiverton a few years ago and I really like it here. I think the Saturday fruit and veg market is fantastic and I love being able to choose which butcher I use. My shopping bill has gone down at least £40 a week just by using these venues.

I also love the organic food and health shops in Tiverton. Sarah's Dairy, Piece of Cake are also very good. As for clothes there are only two decent stores; Soundy's and Jo Amor. If you're looking for something tasteful you really should try the Lantic Gallery and the bookshop opposite Clare House Practice is a veritable treasure trove. Saffron and the Golden Buddha are good places to eat.

Tiverton is not perfect but there is a good range of decent places to spend your money.

What we really need is a decent place to have a drink. Somewhere that sells good quality wine and beer, that looks stylish, comfy and inviting, that is not dominated by a Sky sports screen, that does not sell alco-pops and that holds decent live events. If anyone would like to open a Jazz cafe/bar I know at least 50 people who would become regulars of such a venue in the twinkling of an eye. We all spend our weekends out of Tiverton because there is nowhere in town that sells drinkable wine/beer or plays agreeable music.

In response to those who those who have complained about the increase in housing developments I have this to say: these houses are all being bought by someone. If the people who are buying them are not coming into town there must be a reason for it; I would suggest that the town's negative attitude and consequential reputation may be at fault.7/01/2005 07:59:44 PM|||Anonymous|||oh come on, being nice isn't as funny is it? yep i agree tiverton isnt as bad as some places, but by god is there room for improvement. perhaps we are tarring all teens with the same brush. we've forgotton the snotty nosed ones that go to blundells!7/03/2005 08:52:59 PM|||kermit|||Tiverton does need improving, it won't happen over night but here some suggestions: make a big deal about the market, have proper xmas lights, encourage independant businesses, smarten up the area, more culture, out door events,get rid of remedies (too much trouble/money and basically crap)better places to eat/drink and have decent music. Oh and stop corporate companies taking over (TESCOS) why do we need another supermarket?
There rant over, not perfect but general gist.7/05/2005 09:53:19 PM|||Scorted|||Ive got a piece of advice for YOU, the editor...

If you want this place to succeed then start banning the silly little twats that keep raving on about chavs.. we all know tiverton has a problem with drunks, etc. But I never see any of these little migrants out after 10pm in town so STOP them ruining your work.7/11/2005 10:03:46 AM|||Anonymous|||totally agree with scorted. Reading this shite is like eavesdropping on a conversation between pondlife in market walk. Boring, noisy, immersed, insular & lost.

There are one or two righteous dudes here talking sense (possibly the same person)and a dozen or so tossers chattering pointlessly. The local paper & many people I know started off by taking therealtiverton seriously but now the morons have hijacked it people just ignore the site - thats the basic story of Tiverton7/11/2005 10:10:59 AM|||Anonymous|||totally agree with scorted. Reading this shite is like eavesdropping on a conversation between pondlife in market walk. Boring, noisy, immersed, insular & lost.

There are one or two righteous dudes here talking sense (possibly the same person)and a dozen or so tossers chattering pointlessly. The local paper & many people I know started off by taking therealtiverton seriously but now the morons have hijacked it people just ignore the site - thats the basic story of Tiverton6/21/2005 04:20:00 PM|||Modius|||
Growing towns need an influx of new business, mixing the old with the new, the needed with.... well you get the point! So why is it that as soon as a premises becomes available, you can pretty much bet your bottom dollar that it will respawn as a Hairdressers, a Charity Shop or.... yes, you guessed it, another bakery. Fair enough we all need a haircut and we need to eat, we should all give to charity, but we don't need 10 of every type. We don't need to be attacked in Fore Street by charity muggers (who get 10% of what they take for 'Charity'), some of the bakeries in town are absolute rubbish, how do they make the money to survive. I would one like to know who the town planner is, and if they know how to do their job?

|||111936764784534169|||Hairdressers, Chairty Shops and Bakeries6/21/2005 04:42:44 PM|||Anonymous|||The dudes in the read jumpers that hang around town in record numbers are a total pain in the arse. Dont get me wrong i think its great so many people wanna help out a charity but jeeze people if you see someone get stopped by one of oyur fellow minions and then see them walk 10 ft up the road please dont pester them again, its kinda obvious they dont have the time to help. Take people like me, i only get 1/2 an hour for luch and i dont wanna have to be stopped stand there for 10 minutes explaing why i CANT be stood there for 10 minutes. Bottom line is charty is good just dont push it in peoples faces if they wanna help they will if they dont then just leave them alone.6/21/2005 04:51:41 PM|||Anonymous|||Another thing tivvy has too many of is chipy's and take aways? Not saying theres anything wrong with having a little veriaty in what you choose to eat of a saturday night but is it me of doesnt it all tastes the same when its been soaked in god old brittish grease!?!? And its kind of a monopoly seeing as its 1 guy owns like 70% of the food chains in tivvy.6/21/2005 04:51:50 PM|||Potential Deranged Sniper|||What this town really needs is more people to take an interest and pride in it and stop being such selfish, underhanded twats.

Nothing more needs to be said.6/21/2005 04:55:53 PM|||Anonymous|||Yeah fair point. I feel like a horrible person when sometimes I just tell them to sod off.

Its my choice if I wish to give my money away and I dont expect to be made to fell like shit when i dont give anything.

Also one nearly made me miss my bus unless, I just walked away from her mid conversation.

Also they are too happy and fake. Part of the job that though, so I have to let them off.6/21/2005 09:05:02 PM|||ChavUnited|||Innit guys! I's takin' me bird to the family planning clinic the other day n' this f**king god botherer leaps outta no-where n' before I's dishes out a sovereign hangover the missus 'as signed away me jobseeker's to some biddy rotting in a home stinking of farts n' wee! Cow!6/23/2005 10:46:13 PM|||billybignuts|||one reason there are loads of charity shops is they get a minimum of 80% off from business rates payable to the council.

making it cheep in comparason to opening a shop that sells stuff for normal people who aint skaters or chav's.6/23/2005 11:45:14 PM|||cockmaster.royal|||fair point billy small i have to sell my car and buy a hairdressers car nuts. cock6/24/2005 04:33:15 PM|||ChavUnited|||to cocksucker.royal and billy-no-nuts! Shaddupyaface!6/28/2005 10:48:28 AM|||Ed|||There's loads of banks too. Although there was a bank in the highstreet that closed down and became a charity shop.6/28/2005 11:10:38 AM|||cyberdragon80722|||I agree with what you say i do most nearly all my shopping in Exeter and online. Tiverton is the worst shopping place very. I have just finished the high school and am going onto collage to do A levels. Its a pain finding a summer job/part time.

I hate this town most the kids are stupid and nearly all are bullys. But you can not fault the school systems as Tiverton high school was great but I was bullyed all 5 years there.

If you go into IT games the people working there always seem to be standing out side smoking or playing games. If you do buy a game the case tends to be broken. Choices is over priced but does have a good choice of DVD's to rent.

I dont give money to charity as I belive most are thieves and the money does not get to cause.6/28/2005 12:32:25 PM|||Devonain|||I live in the sticks close to Tiverton and drive a 4 wheel drive by neccesity, therefore as both of Tivertons large surface carparks are being developed and the multi-storey has a low roof I am forced to shop elsewhere, I reccomend Barnstaple, good parking and a decent bakers6/28/2005 06:16:40 PM|||Anonymous|||oooo... My bank's turned into a trendy charity shop!6/28/2005 06:33:10 PM|||Mike. The Chosen One|||It does seem to be getting rather tedious. Surely there must be some quota for the maximum number of hairdressers, charity shops and the like(!) I appreciate that the market is currently undergoing a revamp at the moment and I, for one am looking forwards seeing the results of such extensive work. But, however I am quite concerned with the impact of the new super-duper-sized Tescos on our local business. Some of these businesses have been handed down through family members and it would be a shame if a huge behemoth of a supermarket will wipe the slates clean. I would've preferred to see the rejuvenation of the ends of the high street which seem to lack any 'draw' or features that would pull the shoppers away from WHSmith and of course, the old Tesco's. Oh well, 'least I am told I can now buy my fags at anytime of the day. R.I.P Tiverton.6/29/2005 11:30:30 PM|||ed|||Would be good if we had a record shop. Tesco and Woolworth's don't have much of a selection.6/30/2005 04:24:41 PM|||Anonymous|||As our population grows, we have to decide what we want from our town centre.
It is very concerning to walk around town and review the types of shop currently available to us. There has been an increase in the number of vacant shops over the last 12 months, and as mentioned elsewhere an increase in the number of charity shops in prime locations.
We run the risk of the quality and quantity dropping and Tiverton turning into a dormitory town with just a few poor quality shops.
Surely it is preferable to pop into town to shop, rather than having to drive to Taunton or Exeter.
We are currently quite well blessed in some areas. The travel business is well represented here with Thompson, First Choice and Lets Go all available. WH Smith and Ottakers provide us with a good choice for books and J & A Cameras and Camera Plus are every bit as good as any of the camera shops in Exeter or Taunton.
Tivertonians, there is no secret to getting a better town - use your local businesses or loose them, the choice is yours!!!6/30/2005 11:11:47 PM|||palbfish|||the best thing in town at the moment is the new pic 'n mix in choices. Sure the tubs are smaller but the quality of sweets are far better than woolworths snotty selection.7/01/2005 12:52:45 PM|||Anonymous|||What about a decent music shop in Tiverton? Perhaps something independent like a Solo Music or Martian Records? You can't buy a CD in Tiverton unless it's in the Top 40 (incidently, Woolworts and WH Smiths charts are ALWAYS incorrect, and/or out of stock) and the top 40 is always full of garbage. On several occasions I've taken an empty CD case to the counter at Woolworts to buy it, only to find they don't actually have the bloody CD in their stupid little draws. Very, very poor.7/01/2005 01:36:54 PM|||rusty149|||Fair enough there are a lot of charity shops in this place buit more than hairdressers and bakeriers and if there was less charity shops the rent money could go to charity but still even when a shop closes you can not say make someone come in there and start up a more interesting shop truth is shops just arnt comeing in to tiverton and thats not tivertons fault7/02/2005 02:58:02 PM|||pure tivertonian|||prior to the commeent that cyberdragon left i have been going to itgames since theyve opened in 2003 and that service and quality have been outstanding compared to the other computer stores of tiverton which should be closed down due to little respect for their customers and poor service shows this.7/04/2005 12:25:20 AM|||the2k|||rusty149

it's the councils fault, i mean who the fuck wants to pay 60p for an hour to park in tiverton and have 3-4 shops that actually have something to sell when you can drive down the road and go to taunton or exeter and park for shit loads more?

there is fuck all here it's a shit town with a shit council, who are only interested in ripping off any poor fucker who is unfortunate enough to live here.

this town isn't dying but in actual fact has died, it's gone. we are now just a commuter town for exeter and taunton. sad but true7/04/2005 02:30:32 PM|||palbfish|||I remember a few years ago down near by the factory there was a computer games store called Pukka Software. That was a quality shop because it was cheap as chips and the owners were really helpful. Don't know why but it is closed down now, why?7/07/2005 04:35:04 PM|||Anonymous|||Why not just close every shop in tiverton and replace them all with poundstretcher's, rainbow's and everything for a pound shops. the majority of tivertons unemployed inbreds would fest on the cheap grot and people who have half a brain can travel to exeter or taunton.7/08/2005 05:09:51 PM|||Anonymous|||Charatiy shops, Hairdressers bakeries, bookies and ...... over priced shops like Jo Amors, and although the cloths are far to expensive in there.... look on the bright side we can always get 1970 desighns for about 50p in any one of the many charity shops. (lets be fair thogh charity shops are good but, there are far to many in tiverton. I think there should be a charity shop set up in aid of Tiverton!!!!!7/09/2005 11:30:11 AM|||Clothing Lover|||I actually think that Jo Amor's is one of the few independant retailers in town who have got it right. At least we have one good clothing outlet. Sure, the clothes are expensive but the clothes she sells are quality and they look it. Why don't you offski to primart and part with your dole money there instead!7/09/2005 04:49:19 PM|||Anonymous|||That was a brilliant response, but i'll have you know im a rather educated person, with no such need for hand outs! I simply put it to the Tivertonian public that, yes although the cloths are good/ok there are far cheaper places in the locality i.e. exeter where you can also get decent cloths!7/11/2005 10:30:01 AM|||Anonymous|||Don't sound very intelligent. You sound like the "counter-intuative" woman. That letter was a shocker.7/11/2005 11:41:43 AM|||Anonymous|||Evidently you pay close attention to the site and its many posts! I would enquire if I may, as to how exactly was the “counter intuitive” post a “shocker” I was simply saying as I have all along that there are better quality and better priced shops in Exeter! It appears that you enjoy parting with you money at extortionate prices, at establishment like Jo Amor!7/11/2005 01:12:46 PM|||Anonymous|||how exactly was the “counter intuitive” post a “shocker” I was simply saying as I have all along that there are better quality and better priced shops in Exeter! It appears that you enjoy parting with you money at extortionate prices, at establishment like Jo Amor!

Hello Jo Amor hater

It is quite clear from all your previous posts that you don't like living here. So why don't you move?

On the other hand you could just stop spreading your negativity across this site.

Think smiley happy thoughts!7/11/2005 01:57:39 PM|||Anonymous|||CounterIntuative(sic)woman.Hopefully JO A will carry on mightly despite you. Whether it is pricey I know not - it's just that the presence of such shops spreads rather than inhibits a sense of economic confidence which is something that other potential investors look for in a place. Crediton or Cullompton couldn't support Jo Amore or a second hand/antiquated bookshop and it's rather clear why. These type of shops are important barometers. Tiverton is not quite as bad as these places yet, and if Jo Amor left we would all get very worried, I'm sure.You clearly are not interested in the economic health of Tiverton. I'm afraid the shocker part was very superficial - I was simply referring to the highly UN-educated language of the author. I should have said HOWLER. (But its content was pretty impoverished too, I have to say)7/11/2005 04:52:10 PM|||Anonymous|||You have no idea! If you had comprehended a single thing I had written, you would have realised that what I said in previous posts, was that Tiverton does need an influx of new shops/businesses etc. However just because the Jo Amor shop has the clear advantage of being the only one in the area that’s half decent, doesn’t mean the people of Tiverton should pay a premium for it!7/11/2005 05:10:04 PM|||Anonymous|||To Jo Amor hater

Your price argument is valid what people are objecting to (apart from your appalling spelling and grammar) is the fact that you are encouraging people to shop elsewhere. Stop telling people to shop in Exeter and they might start listening to the rest...

and don't forget to smile...7/11/2005 05:11:29 PM|||Anonymous|||What is going on Jo Amor rocks!!!!

The clothes are fab. The prices are high but you get what you pay for these days.

Keep going Jo we love you!!7/11/2005 05:55:11 PM|||buttmunky|||Not sure about Jo A's prices compared to Exeters, but here is another example.

Soundys down in Gold st.
Here we have a quality shop with some excellent brand names and yet it has a reputation for being expensive (so the masses would rather spend elsewhere)

So yes. a £20 t-shirt may well look expensive compared to a £2.99er from Peacocks or whatever,
However when you look at the same shirt being £4-£5 more expensive in Exeter and possibly more on the north coast then you really have to look at the few underused and underated retailers we are lucky to have in this town, and wonder how many more we would have if more of us shopped locally.7/11/2005 09:59:36 PM|||astronomer|||Soundy's is the only decent shop in Tivvy. MESSAGE TO OUTSIDERS - DO NOT GET OFF THE M5 AT JUNCTION 27 IF YOU WANT TO SHOP - KEEP GOING UNTIL YOU GET TO JUNCTION 30.7/12/2005 12:33:47 AM|||4strings|||We need a good music shop, not just the chart shit from WHShits

in fact you can often find better music in the charity shops than there7/12/2005 10:38:33 AM|||Anonymous|||Educated Lady "if you had comprehended a single thing I'd written... Tiverton does need an influx of new shops..." However you dress up your slightly complicated rhetoric, your first remarks set out your basic position: "Mainly bad... I advise you to shop in...". Well I have risked a lot of hard cash to set up a retail enterprise in town and I live, as a daily reality, with the chorus of whiners, bleaters and mutterers. People just like you. Snooty and ill-educated. For your own reasons you don't like Tiverton, and aren't interested in helping to revive its fortunes. And now through this site you can offload. Thanks.7/12/2005 11:27:59 AM|||Anonymous|||RE "Well I have risked a lot of hard cash to set up a retail enterprise in town and I live, as a daily reality, with the chorus of whiners, bleaters and mutterers."

I don't know what shop you run but thank you for coming to Tiverton. We need more people like you.

Hopefully you will have read through most of this site. If you you will have seen that there is a consistent voice of support for entrepreneurs like you to match the chronic whingeing.

Tiverton is changing, new people are moving in but the die-hard whingers will probably never leave. Ignore them, sites like this give them an opportunity to rant and rip at the efforts of people like yourselves. Their arguments are empty, they just like the opportunity to release bile in the safety of an anonymous discussion forum. Pity them their lives are obviously miserable. This site seems to be the only place where they can vent their frustations.7/12/2005 11:35:09 AM|||Anonymous|||RE Educated lady

Wouldn't it be awful if Educated Lady ended up being a council worker/member?7/12/2005 11:54:52 AM|||Anonymous|||Someone needs to tell Educated lady/person that cloths refers to scraps of material as in J-cloths and clothes (please notice the e) refer to garments made out of material that you wear.7/12/2005 01:31:48 PM|||Maxwell W Power|||It was said some years ago that Colliers Wood Macdonalds was allowed to introduce an anomalous pricing system - to raise their coffee prices on an ad hoc basis to discourage the local tramps. Perhaps Jo Amor's pricing regime is set up to discourage the educated lady from buying its "cloths".7/12/2005 02:55:43 PM|||Anonymous|||I heard a similar story about the Colliers Wood branch of MacDonalds - but in this version they put a slight downward slant on the plastic seats in order to slide off any tramp who fell asleep over his coffee ...7/12/2005 04:20:43 PM|||Maxwell W Power |||Yup, you got it! I was always waking up on the floor7/13/2005 10:14:25 AM|||Anonymous|||Re ANONYMOUS 11.27am
Most grateful!7/13/2005 12:33:56 PM|||Anonymous|||Re: Business enterprises person, from “educated lady!!” I’m glad to see you treating me in true Tivetonian fashion, by trying to belittle the opinion I posses, and at the same time completely failing to grasp my point! I’m glad to hear your investing hard cash in your “enterprise” who are you Richard Branson?
What I have been trying to say from the outset, was that Tiverton does need new business and they should all be warmly welcomed, However its not the consumers of Tiverton that are to blame for the lack of a divers range of shops. And it defies any logic to do your majority of shopping in Tiverton when there is a wealth of shops less than half an hour away! I don’t mean to do Tiverton down, but come on…. Until Tiverton for fills its potential, which arguably it is doing slowly. Then why not shop elsewhere, after all no ones obligated to shop there!7/13/2005 01:03:03 PM|||Anonymous|||Educated lady

Please stop this. People aren't going to condone what you've said simply because you keep repeating your point.

Its great that you think that Tiverton is gradually getting better BUT the negative "shop elsewhere" elements of your posts are likely to put people off going into the few decent shops we do have. This will reduce footfall in the Town centre which will reduce the likelihood of new businesses opening up which will mean Tiverton's potential is never realised.

We all hear what you say and to some extent I agree with you BUT many of the bloggers on this site are here because they care about Tiverton and want to encourage other people to do the same. Therefore comments like "shop in Exeter" will be received with hostility.

Just trying to break the link in a somewhat circular argument:)7/13/2005 01:05:26 PM|||Anonymous|||Not so educated lady



no one's (apostrophe)7/13/2005 01:47:05 PM|||Anonymous|||Again I stress that my comments are dealt with in true Tivertonian fashion, nice to see the belittling continues. Evidently spelling isn’t my forte, but its quit telling that the only thing you have to offer is degradation of that fact etc…7/13/2005 02:52:13 PM|||Maxwell Power|||Er, yes, that fact & what you're actually saying.

Crimbles, this is getting dull!7/13/2005 03:09:49 PM|||Anonymous|||Educated Lady

No one is trying to belittle you. We're just trying to help you understand why no one agrees with your stance.7/13/2005 03:30:33 PM|||Anonymous|||By condemning my inability to spell everything perfectly? I don’t see in anyway how that’s helping me understand peoples qualms about my post!7/13/2005 04:12:46 PM|||Anonymous|||Educated Lady



PHFONE A FIEND AND GO OWT FOR A WORLK IN THE PARQUE, OR GO 4 A DRINQUE OR SUN THING OFF THAT SORT7/14/2005 11:30:23 AM|||Anonymous|||“Educated Lady has got a point. Why shop in Tiv if there better places to go which aren’t very far away? Why? Why? Why? Its madness I tell you!7/14/2005 02:00:10 PM|||Anonymous|||Because the only way to make a town prosper is to spend money in it.

Alot of the people on this site want to help Tiverton thrive. No one is denying that there is a better selection of shops in Exeter BUT they want to find ways to make Tiverton better so that more shops come here so there is more choice.

The situation is all a bit "chicken and egg" which comes first the shoppers or the shops?

Educated Lady got slammed because she had a go at the few decent shops Tiverton does have by saying they were too expensive.

She comes across as being a "us and them/ the world vs me" sort of person" which may of course be totally wrong. Her apparent and I stress the word apparent, lack of loyalty to Tiverton seems to have got up some people's noses.7/14/2005 02:17:58 PM|||Anonymous|||But her point although very dragged out, was a good one. She didn’t say these shops where shit. Just that they where shit because they ripped people off by exploiting the fact that they where the only “half decent shops in the area! She did bang on a bit though!!!!!7/14/2005 04:12:41 PM|||Anonymous|||I think the decent shops' prices are targeted at the new Tivertonians not the old ones.7/14/2005 04:31:44 PM|||Anonymous|||But why do that, why not price them at a resonable price? Fine I expect to pay more for a quality item but not a huge ammount more, it's exploitation!7/14/2005 04:38:01 PM|||Anonymous|||I think you get what you pay for these days.

Yes you can get the same style of clothes in Exeter at much lower prices but the quality, cut and fabric of Jo Amor's clothes is topnotch. Other shops may sell the same styles but they're made out of rubbish fabric and fall apart after a few washes.

Its a personal thing but if I'm going to part with my hard earned cash I like to spend it on quality items.7/14/2005 04:45:51 PM|||Anonymous|||ARGHHHHHHHHH! Its a rip of! same clothes same fabric, 1/2 the price = Exeter!!!!!!7/14/2005 04:57:12 PM|||Tiverton Wanderer|||What's with all the anonymimity? Put your names in or at least an interesting alias, makes it difficult (for us simple folk) to follow conversations!7/14/2005 04:58:25 PM|||Anonymous|||Each to their own

but I'll take cotton, wool or silk (Jo Amor) over polyester (Exeter) any day

Jo Amor rules7/14/2005 05:03:58 PM|||Quality lover|||Well I'm the one who thinks Jo Amor rules and I Educated lady is the one who thinks the place is a rip-off.7/14/2005 05:43:40 PM|||Maxwell W Power|||Regenerating traditional working towns which have been in the doldrums for many years is hard. Those with taste have got used to going elsewhere, and those with no taste like it the way it is, and furthermore resent upmarket shops for getting ideas above their station. So both groups have V low expectations about how the town is going to "face the economic challenges" (sorry about that)of the C21st. Its a slow process of demanding better stuff (look at the improvements in pub food over the last 20 years), having a flexible outlook, being supportive of new ideas, and exerting pressure on the council to do their best too. As I've said elsewhere, as few obstacles as poss should be put in the way of people who might wish to come to town, and I'd like to know who in the council thinks continual parking increases are the best way to improve the town's visitor appeal, footfall & prosperity (& of course success of the nascent pannier market scheme which the council has a vested interest in seeing succeed)7/17/2005 04:52:50 PM|||Tivtrot|||I can't understand what all the moaning is about. Tiverton has a better range of shopping in one easily accessible place than either Exeter or Taunton. That's a fact, I've lost count of the number of times I have searched in vain for an item in either or both Taunton or Exeter, only to find it - and often cheaper - in Tiverton. Once the new Lidl is open, I will have no reason to shop anywhere else, and now that the new Farm shop in Westexe is open (Look - a new shop that isn't a Charity Shop or a Hairdressers!) I can get everything I need easily anytime.

The allegations about Charity Shops & Hairdressers doesn't stck up either. I LOVE Charity Shops, I buy a whole lot of Books and Records from them, I visit all of them every week. There are less now than there used to be, and there has only been one new Charity Shop open in the past three years.

Hairdressers, again, they wouldn't be there if the business didn't exist to sustain them.

There are empty stores in town, and I do feel that Landlords are trying to take the piss with Rents, which is why we've lost Bastins and Jo Amor.

If people feel there are holes in the market for music etc, then why not start a market stall selling them when the Pannier Market re-opens?

Tiverton is a great place to live, I have lived all over, and visited all over the UK. Believe me, Tiverton has a lot going for it. I agree a lot needs to change, so let's get together and change it, instead of just whining.7/18/2005 10:10:53 AM|||Gloriana Von Schtinkenpants|||I agree with Mr Tivtrot. Ian Toogood's new shop on Westexe is great and a sign that the good people of Tiverton do want decent local food. The biggest worry is all the empty shops - do the major chain stores just ignore Tiverton? Do we want chain stores in the empty shops rather than charity shops and hairdressers? Now that Jo Amor's Home shop has gone there's a bit of a gap for that sort of thing. A good music store? A clothes shop for people who can't afford to shop at Jo Amor all the time, but also get a bit depressed wandering through the massed polyester ranks in McKays / Peacocks? Personally I'd like Monsoon and Waitrose, but ho hum.7/18/2005 10:22:43 AM|||Enzo W trubshaw|||I don't think Tivtrot would agree with you about monsoon & waitrose. If charity shops sold food that's where he'd buy his grub.7/18/2005 11:45:45 AM|||Anonymous|||Now now, we were nearly having a debate there. Tivtrot is entitled to like charity shops if he wants.

I think a good compromise between Waitrose (which I would love to have) and a bargain basement hairdresser would be a Virgin records, we don't have one of those, they sell a wide variety of music and would make a killing with the amount of "yoof" in the area.

Anyone have any contacts with Mr Branson?7/18/2005 02:27:17 PM|||Tivtrot|||Why the abuse? I do in fact sometimes buy some 'fairtrade' stuff in Oxfam, although Waitrose would probably be cheaper. I have no objection to Waitrose, except price, it is at least run as a form of workers co-operative, even if it's watered down these days. But I prefer to buy my food at Farm Shops like Toogood's, or in the Market, or from smaller local shops.

Monsoon, can't say I've ever been in one in my life, but I'm pretty sure they don't sell grub.7/19/2005 10:43:50 AM|||Anonymous|||Er, I think monsoon sells edible underpants, but they're not very high in nutrients.7/20/2005 10:42:25 PM|||Anonymous|||As this post first stated... too many hairdressers... we shud close down John's barber shop in Westexe. I went there once and whilst I was there they f*ckd up sum1's hair and that person stormed out angrily and i wasnt too pleased wiv my cut either. The woman put more effort into bitching the whole 20mins I was there! The woman slagged of Barry's Barber Shop in Bridge St, which is a great place! Sod off bitch at John's!!
Agreeing wiv other ppl, we need a music shop and a shop with clothes for non-chav, non-sk8r ppl. An Argos cud also b helpful. We may complain about Tivvy, but it aint too bad for its size and is alot better than Cully or Crediton who hav bugger all, just chavs hanging around.6/21/2005 04:11:00 PM|||Modius|||
Who'd have thought it, intelligent computer repair men ripping off the residents of Tiverton. Who springs to mind - 'Computers' in WestExe and 'Global HQ' on the Kennedy way business park. I have been into Computers (the shop), only to be treated like a complete moron, all I wanted was a cable, "We don't stock those, you'll have to go to Bristol', looking down I spied the cable in their cabinets, "Oh.. Um... Maybe we do stock those then", add to this the 15 Minute wait, while the guy in the back room was more concerned with playing his games, morons! Global HQ is no better, once located on Gold Street, all I needed was a CD Writer, again a 10 Minute wait, follow by a "What?", I'd already rang ahead but they had no idea what I wanted. Isn't it about time that these 'Computer Experts' stoped treating people like a bank note and started with the customer service. And from some of the stories I've heard, they should be watching their backs.

|||111936706202891150|||IT companies ripping off the people of Tiverton6/21/2005 04:24:18 PM|||Anonymous|||Computers in Westexe is a total sham, i bought a power supply item of them telling me it was compnatible with my laptop (Compaq Presario R3000)and it never worked, even went to the manufaturers website and it said it wasnt a compatible power supply? Took it back to the shop and the guy told me i could only get store credit after arguing the toss that it was a compatible supply. Knowing full well i was gonna use the money to get a decent power supply he refused to give me my money back, after bitching match he agreed to give me only 80% of it back as the rest of it needed to be used for "Re-Stocking fees"?!?! Again i argued with him and eventuly got my money back but not without alot of effort. Anybody who doesnt know much about computers would have well and truely ripped off.6/28/2005 05:51:35 PM|||Anonymous|||Tottally agree. I went in there, and while I was waiting, noticed that the huy was doing a strong trade in pirated software - he was even copying "MS Office" for a guy while he waited.6/28/2005 10:33:49 PM|||Dazamica;)|||Is this the shop down westexe? I went down there for a new hard-drive last year with the expectation of helpful, cheerful LOCAL service - as I'm a bit of an amateur when it comes to these things - instead I was forced to wait nearly 10 mins while he had a chat to his mate before I was greeted with what could only be described as a neanderthal sounding grunt and then when I asked about the purchase of a harddrive and some RAM I was made to feel like a complete unknowledgable twat because I don't happen to work at MicroShaft(!) Cheers guys(!) Great work with the web page fella. Luving it!6/29/2005 04:36:58 PM|||Anonymous|||@dazamica

I know what you mean it's like he doesnt need the business. Well if that's the case then appearences are deceptive cos to me it was like being in a junkshop run by some guy for his mates. And they dont seem to take kindly to anyone disturbing their little world with anything as mundane as needing to purchase computer spares or having to give advice.

I used to work for a major national electronics supplier and we never once refunded anyone only part of their purchase money because of 'Re-Stocking fees', that sounds more like a custom created phrase to indicate that he intends to get something monetary out of you.6/29/2005 11:44:28 PM|||'puterilleterate|||what can you say, IT people, always thinking their superior, more concerned with oggling naked pictures of celebrities and toying with their third man that actually giving a damn about the people they rip off!6/30/2005 02:53:58 AM|||Anonymous|||myself and a friend have been into this shop on separate occasions in need of a cable or sorts (normally buy else were) needed in an emergency, now we are both technicians ourselves but were instantly treated like we didn't know sh*t and fobbed off with excuses about this & that and I recently heard of this RESTOCKING FEE ! which I must say is an utter disgrace because if the owner of the shop doesn't know what's causing the problem then the problem isn't there and he then tries to charge you for his own ignorance6/30/2005 05:55:55 PM|||Anonymous|||I have been into computers in Westexe on several occasions and have had no problems what so ever. Upgrades, had No problems what so ever, Software, No problems what so ever, Hardware, No problems what so ever, any advice needed, Very helpful, Polite, courteous and patient, if I didn’t understand something they would explain it. I have always been greeted with Patience and understanding so I don’t know what you lot are bitching about because if he didn’t know his job he wouldn’t have all those letters after his name, And if anyone takes notice of all that rubbish that has been said about them then it shows how gullible you are.6/30/2005 06:42:40 PM|||Ba (Hons), MaPhil, MCSE, MCSA|||Sorry to rock the boat, but having letters after your name does not mean that you are an expert in your field, I have a great deal of letters after my name, doesn't mean I am great at particulary anything. I to have been to this shop, and found there service terrible. I was treated like a fool, and they told me that you couldn't buy the item I wanted as there was no such thing. I went to the computer shop in cullumpton, and the chap there had the exact item at a great price.6/30/2005 10:39:50 PM|||Anonymous|||You say you were treated AS A FOOL
I'm glad you realise it.
Bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!7/01/2005 02:37:45 PM|||Anonymous|||I would just like to reply to the comment posted above (ie "Tottally agree. I went in there, and while I was waiting, noticed that the huy was doing a strong trade in pirated software - he was even copying "MS Office" for a guy while he waited.")
I have been a regular customer of Computers for the past 2 and a half years and have never EVER experienced any problems. Neither have I seen ANY evidence of anything underhand going on, such as the pirated software as mentioned above. I'm in the shop almost every week purchasing items - have NEVER had any problems when I was served, the staff were at all times courteous and helpful.
I think you people need to get your facts straight before you start dressing down someone's business the way you have. If you don;t like the shop, go to PC World instead, where you will be served by a spotty 16 year old who hasn't the faintest idea of what he/she's talking about.7/01/2005 02:49:54 PM|||Anonymous|||lol, i know the bloke who owns the fleet of 'Computers' shops... he's a complete workaholic, and yes i agree with some of the 'morons' (as u so adequently put it) he tends to hire.

a tiverton college resident... but not for long thank god7/01/2005 06:44:42 PM|||Anonymous|||Nobody owns the "fleet" of Computers shops, they're all independant traders.7/01/2005 10:18:59 PM|||ITmakessense|||If you are IT literate, buy on the Net - it's cheaper and you don't have to put up with morons!7/02/2005 02:25:04 AM|||Anonymous|||About "Restocking Fees" ????
I charge a Restocking fee in my shop because M O R O N S like you
take the product home and use it.
it then it becomes SECOND HAND so the shop cannot then sell itAS NEW.
As for your attitued i would certenly keep you longer than 10mins if you got all your money back assume he was in a good mood
I would ONLY given you a CREDIT note less 25% Restoking fee
If you come in my shop EXPECT some
aggrevation from a grey old git7/02/2005 01:31:20 PM|||Anonymous|||Blimey,if you don't like the service there, try PC World lol.

I think it takes guts to set up a shop like this in a town that is so obviously technologically starved.

I have managed to get 1Mb Broadband and manage to work quite happily as an IT Consultant here from my home office in this town. Can't be that backward then?

Main difference is........... I refuse to deal with the general public only companies that realise that they need to invest in the technology and are prepared to pay for properly skilled services. (By the way I have no letters after my name just 15 years experience in major commerce and the public sector IT solutions, MCSE nevr been sure what that stands for, maybe Moronic Computer Student Ex maybe?)

Personally I wouldn't even consider opening up such a shop because of people.7/02/2005 05:38:23 PM|||Anonymous|||This post has been removed by a blog administrator.7/02/2005 07:11:08 PM|||Anonymous|||If you people truly want good IT service from a time served professional then I sugget you contact Max at [LINK REMOVED] - end of.

Edited by the Tiverton Wanderer if you want to advertise contact me.7/05/2005 11:19:56 AM|||Francis R|||'Computers' in West Exe is absolutely DIABOLICAL! The guy in there is a greedy, lazy, half-witted moron. HE DOES COPY SOFTWARE! IT'S PIRACY AND ILLEGAL! AUTHORITIES TAKE NOTE! I had to wait for 15 minutes while he ignored me in the shop because he was busy showing his overweight freind with glasses an Mpeg of a dog trying to hump a rabbit, then he said that the graphics card I'd asked for wasn't compatable with my machine, when it said on the back of the box it was. DO NOT TAKE YOUR BUSINESS HERE, BUY ON-LINE.7/05/2005 12:13:45 PM|||Anonymous|||To fracis r

I take all my business to COMPUTERS
and have been well treated.



This is SLANDER Remember SLANDER.

By the way Who's the overweight
with glasses ?? I never seen anybody with glasses.

You really haven't go a clue what you are talking about, Have You?

From a very SATISFIED Customer7/05/2005 12:49:33 PM|||Anonymous|||Are you actually a customer? Or do you own/manage the shop, and visit this thread hourly to try and defend yourself against all your unsatisfied customers? SLANDER is an outright lie, used to defile someone's image or reputation, as you have no evidence that the above incident didn't happen, it can't be slander, Dr. PHD Esq MDMA.........7/07/2005 01:27:52 PM|||Anonymous|||Tiverton has its bad and good points.... well mainly bad! i do most of my shopping in Exeter, I simply cant belive all the hype about the Jo Amor shops! Yes the things are nice, but theres noting in thoses shops which you couldn't get for the fraction of the price in exeter. As for the home shop its just like habbitat with a 100% knock up of the prices! and although Tiverton needs more shops that sell quality, these shops must be at more "TIVERTON FREINDLY" Prices as we all know that tiverton isn't the most lucrative area of the world. my advice to people is to shop in Exeter!7/18/2005 02:24:29 PM|||Tiverton Ponderer|||Oh please please will everyone stop this 'Shop in Exeter' rubbish. OBVIOUSLY there's more choice in Exeter and Taunton and probably Timbuctoo, but the point is you can get most things you need in Tiverton, with less hassle, cheaper, friendlier service and feel all holier than thou for supporting your local economy. Didn't anyone else read that Exeter is the most boring shopping experience in the country, due to the fact that there's only one shop in the high street that's independently owned?6/17/2005 03:26:00 PM|||Modius|||
Burglars, Paedophiles, Morons, Chavs, Thieves and Dropouts - and I got all of that from the Tiverton rag, more formally known as the Tiverton Gazette. It seems that Tiverton is degrading into a pit of depravity, desperation and skull duggery. Always a proponent of the 'Country Mentality', I shall now commence joining the opposition. Country life breeds idiots.

|||111901852150773024|||What is wrong with people - for gods sake!6/17/2005 03:39:25 PM|||Travis Bickle|||God is the problem, he has obviously given up and gone fishing with a bottle of JD. I only know this because the last time I was at the bottom of a bottle I found him.

Seriously though it seems more to be the 'fault' of non Tiverton people who cause all the hassle.

Think about it there were those bloody wierd Iraqi's who tried to own the town, now there's the Polaks, why weren't they that hard in 1939-45. Subjugated utterly without any attempt at resistance.

And then we come to actual chavs, the only really irritating chav in town has to be that scouse wanker, you know the tit who tries to do card tricks and beats himself up in beer gardens. Still dont know who I mean, his initials are PP. Now that penis really should be put down like f**king dog as he literally has absolutely no worth or use in society.

Before you all start slating me as some kind of misinformed country bumpkin think on this I'm not from Tivvy originally myself so I'm hardly being regional now am I.

What we need here is a big rain to come and wash all the scum off the streets, or at least a rampage by an armed madman.6/17/2005 03:48:54 PM|||Anonymous|||Fair enough I think this site has found that there is a chav problem within Tiverton.

Now we all need to stop moaning and take some sharp weapons to the streets and lower yourselfs to their levels for 5 minutes of killing.6/17/2005 03:51:04 PM|||Anonymous|||Personally i think we sould hit them with somthing more serious like a leaflet campaign maby?6/17/2005 03:54:29 PM|||Anonymous|||legalising Chav Hunting would be a start.6/17/2005 04:11:57 PM|||Curious Wordsmith|||Crumbly White Dog Shit: The Truth

We’ve all stood in it, some of us kicked it, a brave few picked it up and threw it. One lad I know even ate a piece for all our sweet money pooled together. But he’s dead now, spent weeks in an oxygen tent then died. That last bit isn’t true, he was in an oxygen tent but he didn’t die, and it was for a different reason. Although still related to dogshit, he got too close to a big mound of it and was ‘overcome’ according to his mother (pussy little twat).

Anyway, crumbly white dogshit, where has it all gone. Some people would argue that we feed our pets better now so the diet they once had doesn’t exist anymore and neither does our old crumbly friend. But the shocking truth is far more unsettling than better flavours of Pedigree Chum.

Think fast food, think of a big chain, think of salty chicken nuggets. Getting the picture? Yep, you’ve got it. I can’t name names for fear of assassination by an unemployed pathetic, failed actor in a tatty clowns outfit stinking of cheap whisky.

And the batter, ask Marc Almond about that, he gets it by the pint. Come to think of it that little bender that got put in the oxygen tent was into Soft Cell. The cunt.

I know this is nothing to do with the post but I'm curious.6/21/2005 09:47:12 PM|||ChavUnited|||Yeah bring it on! you so brave sitting there at you 'puters. Slagging off us chavs. Fink about it mate, u need us. who else is gonna work in your factories and fix your mota's when they break? Us chavs, that's who. Who's gonna buy that ford fiesta n' your shitty little nova's when you want to get rid of them? We are! So fuck off and show you're appreciation at SafeInnit.co.uk6/28/2005 09:57:49 AM|||CHAV-genocide|||ford fiesta n' your shitty little nova's

This is the reason why Council house and violents (CHAVS) are a dying breed, thank god. all the imbred nature will eventully kill then off + the fact they buy death traps-o-cars.6/28/2005 10:44:24 AM|||Ed|||So true about the white dogshit, you just don't see it anymore.6/28/2005 12:39:00 PM|||Josh|||It is pretty sad how absolutely worthless and stupid these "chavs" are, they possess perhaps no brain cells and it shows in their lack of control. they are generally seen with a bottle of "white lightening" stumbling around mumbling incoherently. And have you noticed that despite the fact that they hang around in armies none of them seem to like each other. Abuse is shouted constantly at each other and passers by. By the way on the comment about "PP" i personally think his brother is a bigger wanker who needs putting down. Ps If anyone actually wants to lower to there level and do some good old fashioned beating like its meant to be done. Peoples Park is the place most weekends the wasters hang around there.6/28/2005 02:22:39 PM|||CHAV-genocide|||Ok i think we have a good ol'fasioned beating lined up for everyone who is a CHAV at peoples park........ vote in the time6/28/2005 06:47:39 PM|||Anonymous|||WHAT IS A CHAV ???????????????? have i been asleep lol
all this name calling- isnt it a bit childish , thought we were trying to sort tiverton out6/28/2005 10:08:26 PM|||Anonymous|||A chav is - to quote the Gazette, 'young people stereotyped as being uncultured and likley to behave in an anti-social way'6/28/2005 10:19:27 PM|||XxanotherstudentxX|||This post has been removed by a blog administrator.6/30/2005 12:06:15 AM|||xxxanotherstudentxxx|||Yes josh i agree, i take it when you say PP you mean [Name Removed], i don't even live in tiverton and i know that that lot are total wankers who enjoy inbreeding, also cunts like [Name Removed] and his stumpy little sidekick 'skinner' who sit around in the college common room theiving games of pool and basically making life for everyone a little less enjoyable with there presence...6/30/2005 10:15:59 PM|||Anonymous|||Tiverton is a very nice place , the people are friendly ,the chavs are rispectful and polite you all should thank your God that you live there ,you could live in the Teignbridge area then you would have something to complain about.6/30/2005 10:31:51 PM|||Anonymous|||Tiverton may have its bad side but its bad side is not as bad as other areas and Tivertons good side makes up for it.One new good item for Tiverton is Cafe D Europe that has a very friendly manner and is an asset to Tiverton the people of the town welcome you Steve and Sue all the best6/14/2005 03:15:00 PM|||Modius|||
Ha, saw this and laughed, The real Tiverton has been mentioned elsewhere. Check it out here and feel free to add your comments!
|||111875857274354771|||People raving about The Real Tiverton6/14/2005 03:24:01 PM|||Anonymous|||I went there and posted a comment - ha!6/16/2005 07:23:09 PM|||hootyowlman|||well funny mate laughed my ass off when i read the comments.7/11/2005 10:34:59 AM|||Anonymous|||Wot, no raving?6/14/2005 03:11:00 PM|||Modius|||
Pensioners clogging up the roads, barely able to see yet still allowed onto our roads to attempt a ‘death charge’ down Tidcombe lane! Wake up people, look at the scratches on my car because some stupid old lady thinks she need 4 feet between her sodding front wing and the wall! If I had a bat, I’d use it. Compulsory driving tests every year after the age of 55. And while we’re ranting, would it be to much to ask for people in their mobility mobiles to actually look where they’re going, rather than just ramming into people, one day, someone’s just going to cut your brakes – you’ll learn!

|||111875834101824654|||Tiverton Pensioners - On the war path6/17/2005 03:48:23 PM|||Anonymous|||OPEN IT!
OPEN IT!6/23/2005 10:37:59 PM|||billybignuts|||word to your mother, old people are proper rubish slow not in control of their bladders let alone a car smell like piss and moan like fuck. hurry up n die or get out of my way and shut up.6/28/2005 11:17:31 AM|||cyberdragon80722|||I been almost run over by an old lady on one of these mobilty things.Its even worse when they are in cars as they dont pay attention and most speed. I seen some drive though red lights and not relise they where red until they went passed them.6/28/2005 10:35:46 PM|||ChavUnited|||Shoot 'em at 65 innit? safe!6/29/2005 11:49:46 AM|||CHAV-genocide|||lol i have had a few close incounters of the old kind when driving they have a tendicy to step out in front of you or shout at you for being young.7/01/2005 01:42:28 PM|||rusty149|||Reply to the F***ing moron "billybignuts" go kill yourself7/01/2005 08:13:27 PM|||Anonymous|||Just bear in mind there is a difference between being "old" and being an "old fart" yes we all grow old eventually so we should really watch what we say as we will one day be pissing off our youngers. but i am determined not become bitter and twisted like so many elderly people are. i think it is the crap weather and grim buildings etc that makes them like this. it tiverton had cheerful shopping centre perhaps it would make a difference.7/02/2005 12:33:45 PM|||Anonymous|||We all know where billybignuts keeps his brains!7/08/2005 11:42:32 PM|||Anonymous|||Try using a mobility scooter, and see how many idiots jump in front of you.
When my wife is on the street in hers, she almost spends all her time waiting for able-bodied pedestrians to stop getting in front of her, and never move at all.
Before moaning about things, try them!7/18/2005 10:07:15 PM|||Anonymous|||Sorry you have met so many pedestrians in a pedestrianised area. shame on us!6/14/2005 02:58:00 PM|||Modius|||
Ah, a lovely hospital, spacious, luxurious, clean and helpful. Anyone else see the problem in that? Thought not, today's conundrum is the massivley oversized 'atrium' at our dear Tiverton hospital. I'm not a planner but anyone can see that a reception in a hospital needs to be small and concise, space is at a premium and they go and build something of that grandure - how many more hospital rooms could have been added in that space? Planners!

|||111875767453892441|||Tiverton Hospital - Nice but Dim6/28/2005 10:37:47 AM|||Anonymous|||The New hospital that does not have a Doctor.They have to borrow one from somewhere in the town every time there is a problem and if its too big they ship the patient off to Exeter.6/28/2005 09:13:42 PM|||Anonymous|||PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THIS HOSPITAL.

They do not have and full time Doctors.

They will allways send you to RD&E Hospital.

The new hospital has now been downgraded to a MIU (the old one was rate as an A&E)

Please do not plan to have your baby at this Hospital. If you do you will end up having a ride in an Ambulance to Exeter.

All in all the i feel the new Tiverton District Hospital should be renamed,
Tiverton Town Care Home.6/28/2005 10:47:40 PM|||Mike. The Chosen One|||I don't agree. Went there a while back after a wild night out and causing some damage to myself. I found the staff to be very helpful kind and considerate. It's very easy to slag off the rude shop assistants etc. who do need a good kick up the arse, but I find it disappointing to hear people ripping into our healthcare. Fair enough, the hospital has a downgraded status and cannot tend to the more important cases, it is only a small district hospital after all. Also, surely it is a far better site to visit and look at than the old crumbly wreck that degrades the centre of town? One of the council better decisions there eh fellas?6/29/2005 12:38:51 PM|||Anonymous|||With all the chav's attemping to kill you just for walking home on a friday/saturday night, it really does need to be a A&E hospital or higher6/29/2005 03:20:46 PM|||Anonymous|||One of your other letters on this site mentioned "Planning" - What's that?
A few years ago the council bought the now hospital site from Globe Elastic with the idea of rebuilding new council offices. After investigation it was found that the soil beneath the site held too much contaminated waste rendering the site too dangerous for office workers occupying any building erected on it. So what happens! They build the Tiverton Hospital!6/29/2005 05:54:56 PM|||Dazamica.|||Really?! Maybe that's why we don't suffer from MRSA and the like! Toxic waste kills MRSA thus saving lives! Woooow! Methinks you're tugging our legs eh? Go to bed you Cheeky chappie!6/29/2005 09:34:54 PM|||Anonymous|||So the hospital doesnt make you all happy. I dont expect the staff are happy to see all the morons who have been fighting on a friday and sat night!! But they all turn up there looking for help.Serves you right if you have to go Exeter.I would make you walk and save the transport for the people who really need it!! While sorting out the drunks who have inflicted injuries on themselves (and lets face it most of them think they can fight the world after 4 pints!) They are leaving others at risk,but then they are only doing their job, not helped by the weekend gang!!6/29/2005 10:50:01 PM|||NotSoDrunkNow|||Well Said!7/01/2005 03:44:41 PM|||Anonymous|||No Dazamica,(writing above)cheeky chappie is not pulling you leg. look up the archives of the Tiverton Gazette! But you could be right about the MRSA.7/01/2005 11:35:37 PM|||forgetful|||ahh... I've such fond memories of the hospital...7/06/2005 08:05:14 PM|||Mighty Jack|||It wouldn't have been planners who created that large atrium, you would be looking at talking to the NHS's architects there I'm afraid.

The planners said 'Tiverton needs a new hospital' the Architect said 'And it shall have a huge wanky atrium that looks amazing so everyone shall know that I am amazingly clever'

Sorry to be a naysayer, but I feel the nay needed saying!7/18/2005 02:54:17 PM|||Tivtrot|||Er, in fact you're all wrong on this one, the new hospital has little to do with the NHS or Planners, other than being given rubber stamps by both of them.

A little History, once upon a time, 15 years or so ago, Tiverton had two Hospitals and a Marie Curie Hospice. One Hospital was used for daycare and Elderly Patients, the other for Inpatients and Accident and Emergency, as well as Surgery.

Now we have a shiny new Hospital, with no daycare, two palliative care beds, no Surgery, and less beds.

Not only that, but it was built under PFI, the Private Finance Initiative. When Labour was in Opposition, they ridiculed this Tory scheme, since 1997, they have expanded it massively.

What does it mean? It means a Private Company is given the Land, builds the Hospital, and Rents it back at a Contracted rate to the Health Authority.

In real terms it means that the Hospital costs Taxpayers one third more than if the Government borrowed the money and built it themselves, but the Chancellor doesn't have to put it 'on the books' as borrowing. It also means that Health Authorites (And Education too, many new Schools are PFI) will have LESS money to spend on Patient care in future, because they will be giving it to the Private Contractors who built the Hospitals.

The choice of a former Chemical plant on a Flood Plain should not then come as a surprise. Any more than the fact that the doors were not big enough to get a bed through when it was built.6/10/2005 10:08:00 AM|||Modius|||
Ah, Morrisons. Take over safeways, redesign the look, stock products that us 'dumb sotherners' don't like (haven't they realised that not everbody loves chips and gravey?), insult us and then winge that their sales are rubbish. A short drive past the Hospital (there's a subject in itself) and what do we see, the gareish eyesore of black and yellow. The symbolism of northern capitalism, encroaching upon our little town, personally I hate the place, viva la Tesco - when it finally gets here!

|||111839468487120576|||Morrisons | black+yellow=eyesore6/10/2005 04:50:07 PM|||Anonymous|||I love Safeway, not Morrisons.

The board of directors are a bunch of arse. Silly people with too much money and little sense.

Viva Sainsbury's!6/10/2005 04:51:16 PM|||Anonymous|||Yes but you can get a Bottle of real coke for 99p, yes thats right just 99p :)6/12/2005 09:17:25 AM|||Anonymous|||Morrisons petrol - still stuck at 85.9 when everyone elses in Exmouth, Exeter and around here went down to 83.9 Still, not as bad as those crooks at the BP garage at Westexe - always 2p a litre dearer at anytime!6/13/2005 08:38:27 PM|||chavboy1|||yep morrysuns is shit the petrol is crap makes my XR3 run like a rabbit with hic-ups, getting a tune-up next week,yeah, my shits all that! to be honest tho there is only one place to shop in town and thats quick scav, its off the hook!! bo bo bo !6/21/2005 09:14:22 PM|||ChavUnited|||Hey chavboy1! You's got an XR3?! Man, they is so the shitz bitz! oh man they is so horny! Can i come round and f**k it?!! Bet it does least 170mph eeeeasy! Beats those jap shit every wanker seems to have at the moment! ;)6/21/2005 10:10:59 PM|||ChavUnited|||morrison's well crap innit! kwiksaves where it's at! Proper council estate prices for proper council estate people. Do us shopping, then boost a motor at the multi next door. quality!6/23/2005 11:41:25 PM|||cockmaster.royal|||morrisons petty is shit as well as chavuniteds dress sense and taste in women (men). p.s jap cars rule and they'll beat any other countries shitty cars esp fords cause they suck!!!6/24/2005 04:26:03 PM|||ChavUnited|||What's that cockmeister? Can't hear you mumbling away with that cock in your mouth! Ain't nuffink wrong wiv me motas n'women! Da babes r luvvin me shirts when I is pimping da hood in me nova sri! Fuck yo japs-eye piece o' shites and stick 'em in ya bum like everything else ya put in there!6/28/2005 03:51:13 PM|||Anonymous|||TESCO's now there's a joke thats one company who will close Tiverton down. They will turn Tiverton into a ghost town for sure.
Its what they do6/28/2005 09:03:35 PM|||UBER|||Yeah, Morrissons... ughghghgh BLACK & YELLOW, stop its blinding me.

and they can sack that moody old lanky woman with glasses at the tobbaco counter...does she EVER SMILE? she treats kids like urinated logs.6/28/2005 09:45:59 PM|||Anonymous|||I'd like to just make a bloody point actually. i'm from the north and i have been unsulted by the people round 'ere on a couple of occasions, by those who didnt realise where i'm from. THE PEOPLE ROUND HERE ARE JUST AS FUCKIN BAD,FOR FOUL MOUTHS, LAGERLOUTISHNESS, VIOLENCE AND THE REST and yes chips and gravy is a British thing not a Northern thing thank you very much.6/28/2005 09:50:19 PM|||Anonymous|||...also Morrisons stuff goes off very quickly. Cant wait for a new Tesco to appear instead of that shit heap of a store in the town centre where theres no room to swing a chav.6/28/2005 10:04:56 PM|||Soft Southerner|||Well, thanks for making your BLOODY point, why not have a good ol' swear while your hear and prove us all right. I don't think the orginal article was specifically aimed at you! And Chips and Gravy is a northern thing, coming from the turn of the century and the onset of mass factory working, low pay and a cheap alternative to food. Like you said - thank you.6/29/2005 11:18:21 AM|||Anonymous|||Welcome Tesco's. Since Morrisons took over Safeways I have been overcharged every week ranging from a few pence to more than £4. Make sure you check your bills for example when something is flashed as 2 for 60p instead of 38p each the bill does not reflect that. I now avoid the place like the plague. I bought a duck from Morrisons on a Friday, went to cook it on Saturday and it stank. No apology or offer of a free replacment just a "well we don't pack them here". Go home Morrisons6/29/2005 05:49:03 PM|||Dazamica.|||Is it just me or have they changed the plain white rolls? I quite like the safeway rolls but now they do seem to be ever so slightly different. I was quite partial to a safeways roll. Small, great tasting and oh! so fluffy. I could be wrong though.6/30/2005 06:02:16 PM|||loxley|||what i would like to see the goverment bring into legislation is a child free shopping night.

no little sods running round the aisles bumping into you and telling there mummy it was them over there they pushed me, LIAR

no bloody pushchairs that mums cant control in the first place and should take in my opinion a driving test to use.

just the peace and quiet of your local supermarket to do the weekly shop without hearing MOZARTS 5th BABY NEEDS FEEDING SYMPHONY down every bloody aisle.

what do the rest of you think???6/30/2005 06:45:15 PM|||Tiverton Wanderer|||coundln't have put in better myself. I suppose your point of view depends on your motherly status, I feel sure that the young mums wouldn't violently disagree. I'm with you!7/01/2005 03:07:48 PM|||Anonymous|||i dont know about the evenings but during the day fucking tiverton high students flood morrisons when you like wanna just grab a sandwich or salad or something and go, they dump their fuckings bags in the doorway throw stuff around the store and them smoking a skipping lessons even the police man employed to get the kids back in are shitless and dont even get me started on the fucking get me started on the woman behind the cigerette counter she throw my salad on the floor one day and did not even appologise7/01/2005 04:07:26 PM|||Anonymous|||I saw a dog in Morrisons once.7/01/2005 10:33:20 PM|||Realist|||When Tesco opens it will be staffed by locals.

You'll get the same 'service' that you get at Morrisons.

Note to chavboy1 - if U aint got the brains to put the rite grade of fuel in your mo - get a push bike!!7/01/2005 11:34:19 PM|||forgetful.|||I've such fond memories of morrisons...7/03/2005 08:52:11 PM|||Anonymous|||It was probably a guide dog.7/03/2005 11:02:04 PM|||Anonymous|||bad quality food. it pisses me off when you buy a bag of satsumas and every single time there is a slimy semi-decomposed one hidden in the middle which has started to contaminate the rest. shopping at morrisons and you might as well shove your money down the drain, or simply hand your wallet to them skaters that are always hanging round in the car park.7/04/2005 08:50:55 AM|||Anonymous|||No, it was a fuzzy one, sniffing the french onion display.7/04/2005 12:03:07 PM|||Anonymous|||You can get Chips 'N' Gravy in Morrisons ?

Coool.... (Where ?? )7/04/2005 02:50:39 PM|||Anonymous|||Don't use the petrol - cheap rubbish that mucks up your engine. We thought our car engine was failing until we used Tesco petrol and sailed up Long Drag7/06/2005 10:03:00 AM|||Anonymous|||Note to Realist - It's not the staffs fault regarding the service at Morrisons. They are only following the new rules which they have to work under - it's the same people that worked for Safeway you TIT!! If some of them were to join Tesco, they would work under THEIR rules. I think it would be good for local people to work at the new store.

JOG ON YOU MUPPET!!7/06/2005 01:36:03 PM|||Anonymous|||'JOG ON YOU MUPPET!' - There's a sophisticated phrase.......7/06/2005 03:04:45 PM|||Anonymous|||Yeah well people like Realist piss me off, all they can do is moan about others when their point of view is a load of rubbish! However it is their point of view. Maybe he/she should try to work in a place like that where I imagine it must be difficult to please that kind of stuck-up person! Peaople like that are NEVER happy unless they're MOANING!

As for those slagging off the woman behind the fag counter, you lot wouldn't have something to moan about if she didn't do those things!!!!! HA.7/06/2005 07:52:34 PM|||Mighty Jack|||Chips and gravy not a northern thing! hahahahahahaha, he'll betelling us clotted cream comes from cornwall next!

and how exactly will Tesco single handedley turn tiverton into a ghost town? I wish people wouldnt make these amazing comments and then not back them up! "ASDA, theres a company trying to destabalise the global economy causing us all to starve! thats what theyll do!"

Kwik save has been bought by Somerfield, Tesco are opening a new huge store on Blundells Road, Morrisons will soon be joined by a Lidl almost exactly opposite, How many large supermarkets can a town like Tiverton support? Hopefully this new array of shops will be good for the town. It will create a wider range of choice, encouraging people to stay in Tiverton instead of going to the larger towns/cities. Tescos new store is within pretty good walking distance of the town centre, so hopefully peeps will want to shop there too.

Plus Morrisons and Tesco will be in direct competition, as will Kwik Save and Lidl which should equal lower prices for customers. Keep your fingers crossed that the new Tesco will also have a petrol station, that will give morrisons a kick up their black and yellow arse!

Tiverton centre will only die if people let it! so make sure that you sho[p in the town as well as at these superstores and everyone will be happy!7/08/2005 07:45:32 PM|||Anonymous|||I dont know why everyone feels the need to bitch and moan ok so morrisons has its faults but when it was run by safeways you all moaned it was to dear but you had the quality in the products now the price is down and that means you lose the quality you cant have it all ways!!!
and personally i feel sorry for the staff havein to servive you lots winein and complainin and still havein to keep a smile on their faces and doing their best to serve people in a new way that is stuck in the dark ages probably isnt easy and the abuse is probably not nice i mean the managers make the shit decisions but its the poor staff that take all the flak. i think the staff in safeways are excellent and a credit to the store its the board of directers that need to sort them selfs out!!!7/09/2005 10:53:02 PM|||Anonymous|||I pity all of you! There are worse things going on in the world than Morrisons taking over Safeways.You all need to get a hobby! Be grateful that you are alive and healthy and can buy food - where ever you choose! So if it bothers you that much - Piss off to tesco! I think the Safeway/Morrison staff are coping really well with all the changes, and coping extremly well with the likes of petty customer complaints from customers who have nothing else better to do!As for the lady at the kiosk - shes always been polite and helpful to me!... ever thought it might just be you that is the rude one??7/10/2005 08:04:55 PM|||Anonymous|||^^^^^^^^^^WELL SAID!!!!!^^^^^^^^^^7/11/2005 06:02:20 PM|||Anonymous|||Ever tried to buy fresh produce on a Monday? Dont bother cos there ain't any, only the mangy leftovers from Sunday.
And the Deli Carasol is a definite health hazard! [I hope you read this Health Inspectors]
And all this is called customer service!!
I dont know why they bother opening on a Monday, why not use the time to stack shelves, or try to persuade Safeways to buy them out!7/11/2005 08:06:26 PM|||Anonymous|||I work in safeway/morrison's, and christ, it sucks there. Won't tell my name in cas the bastard managers fire me (yeah Mr colan, you heard me right, morrisons sucks... i much prefered safeways)7/11/2005 09:20:19 PM|||Anonymous|||I work in morrisons, on the meat counter, and its not our fault if the produce or product we serve isn't very good, it gets delivered, we just serve it, and cut it occasionally. Don't have a go at the staff if you don't like the food, write a letter of complaint to the store manager (colan atkinson) or phone the store 255301 and ask to speak to the duty manager. If you're in store, ask for the duty manager or colan. Don't take it out on the staff, because its not our fault.7/12/2005 01:59:18 PM|||Max Wieand Power|||Look - serious gripe. When Colan took over at Safeways first thing he did was axe all my fave stuff. Now, when my newly found fave stuff runs out it stays run out for many many moons.
(and I'm not going to mention the tattoo-ed ones wandering around the store shirtless because it'll upset our man buttmunkey)7/12/2005 06:45:09 PM|||Anonymous|||What are you on about??? ^^^^^^^ What fave stuff are you on about?? If it's your fave product(s) that have been discontinued, NEWS FLASH - It's not up to anyone at store level what we do and don't sell!! So please don't have a go at Colan for something out of his hands!
"Fave stuff", maybe it was KY Jelly!7/12/2005 09:01:46 PM|||Maxwell W Power|||Ouch. Touched a raw nerve there, Colon, sorry 'bout dat.7/12/2005 09:02:57 PM|||Anonymous|||you are all dumbfucks7/12/2005 09:54:27 PM|||Anonymous|||^^^^^O yeah, what d'you know about it? I just don't like the way people moan/slag off staff etc when they know nothing about it. Even that member of staff is probaby just a no one who just wants to look big slagging off the management. Don't expect he/she even knows what department they work on!! Maybe it's the trollies!
If you don't like working there, LEAVE ASSHOLE!!!!!!!!!!7/13/2005 01:56:27 AM|||Anonymous|||Everyone moans about Morrisons but the vast majority of Tiverton and the local area still shop there so it can't be all bad. The staff are having to deal with lots of changes to company policy and to the store, the last thing they need to deal with is arrogant customers who seem to go out of their way to find fault and complain about them. With the size of the store it is impossible for every department to be 100% perfect all of the time.7/13/2005 10:45:22 AM|||Maxwell W Power |||it would be real neat to think that Colon was the 1.56am post - reasonable and persuasive - a faithful servant to the troubled store. But its much more likely that he's the "dumbf*ck" and other bullying posts. Somehow more fitting. Either he's trying to get himself kicked out or someone else is. Either way, not long to go Colon, Tesco is comin' ta getcha!7/13/2005 11:31:25 AM|||Anonymous|||Oi Maxwell, YOU ARE FULL OF SHIT! Why does the 1:56 post have to be CloAn? Do you not think it is possible for someone to stick up for what's right without it being him? There's no need to bring him into any arguement. He is only doing his job - being a store manager in a crap company.
I would have thought he has feelings on this matter but he is being professional and not telling the sorts of YOU on this site.
I suppose you have never been succesful to be in a position like he is to be in the fireing line.
Concentrate on your own 'career' and leave him to his. Member of staff are you?

If not it would make me laugh if he moved to the new Tesco's because it would annoy the hell out of you!7/13/2005 03:19:53 PM|||Maxwell W Power|||Given time I could learn to live with it.7/13/2005 03:33:41 PM|||Anonymous|||Maxwell, if your going to try and use a site which involves debate, then at least be adult enough to make a reasonable fucking point!!! Bringing individuals into an arguement like this is unfair. The arguement involves people way above Colan, as they are the ones making the decisions, Colan can't do anything about these issues! Colan is a lovely bloke - more personality than you will ever have! I think you may just be jealous... He's got a successful career, money, and a sense of humour... TRUTH HURTS!7/13/2005 05:05:57 PM|||Anonymous|||^^^^^^^^^DITO^^^^^^^^^^^7/14/2005 10:28:21 AM|||Max Power|||Christ this is tedious.

Look, the proof of the pudding is in the eating... & for the last few days there haven't BEEN any puddings. The lorry fell over.7/14/2005 05:02:36 PM|||Anonymous|||HA HA, That's SO FUNNY.^^^^^7/18/2005 02:59:20 PM|||Mum's Gone to Iceland|||Reading through all this waffle - I don't think anyone is blaming the staff for decisions made over their heads. The problem with Morrisons is that it's a slightly jumped up Kwik Save. Have you ever tried to buy fresh fruit and vegetables there? It looks like a supermarket in Gdansk. Empty shelves don't show a lot of respect for the customer. (None of this is the fault of the front line staff, just in case any of you hyper-sensitive daisies are out there waiting to be insulted).7/18/2005 10:18:22 PM|||Anonymous|||I do shop at Morrisons because if i want more than a basket full, i have no choice. I have never had any complaints about Tesco's products.

perhaps chips n gravy started up north, but it is on the menu in your local chippy, which means there is a demand for it in this town and all over the south. take your pick, chips n gravy or a stogy cornish pasty (now whos to blame for that then?)7/19/2005 12:41:55 PM|||Tivtrot|||Ah, so now it's Morrisons. I remember when it opened as 'Keymarket' - before that we all shopped at Norman's (Red 29, red 64, yellow 27 - ah, you wouldn't know what I was on about.....)

Then it became 'Presto' - now THAT was a shite name!

And then it was bought by 'Safeway' and it stayed that for quite some time.

Now 'Morrisons' - less Ciabatta, more meat pies.

Before that, it were all fields, and we lived in a shoe box in the middle of 't road.

Plus ca change7/19/2005 12:57:27 PM|||Enzo W trubshaw|||Cornwall is to blame for Cornish pasties. And that's another country.6/09/2005 10:24:00 AM|||Modius|||
It's great that the The Real Tiverton has recieved so much feedback from its users and we've only been up and running for a few weeks! To long have Town Councils around the country ignored their residents, so lets hope that the site has some sort of impact! If you have any suggestions to make the site better, articles you would like to see then mail us at: tw@therealtiverton.co.uk, we would like to hear from you, nothing is 'non-printable' so get those suggestions in!

|||111830928321676325|||The Real Tiverton is Doing Well6/21/2005 10:12:00 PM|||ChavUnited|||hip hooray!6/21/2005 10:13:45 PM|||ChavUnited|||This post has been removed by the author.6/28/2005 10:30:24 PM|||XxanotherstudentxX|||i actually think that cowley moor is just a stamping ground for skids, inbreds, lepers and other worthless breeds of so called humans, the thing is there is another generation of skds growing, like that little one on the bmx, alex kerry, i think the creature goes by....6/30/2005 08:05:34 PM|||GirlyAnon|||I came onto this site thinking that it would be mature and adult but I am disappointed to see that most of the entries are from people who appear to be extremely childish and dare I say it, illiterate?!

If Tiverton is so dreadful then why don't you all up and leave OR make some constructive comments?

I complain about 'chavdom' taking over and the crappy shops here as much as the rest but our town also has good points.6/30/2005 10:55:34 PM|||Curious|||True, the site does have it's fair share of the east devon colleges' students here. But please don't be discouraged from writing your views to the site. The site did start off very small with only a few people that were friends, the upshot of which meant there was a fair bit of humour to start of with. As a result when people came to the site it wasn't taken seriously. This site does provide a serious side which I'm sure the "Mysterious Tiverton Wanderer" is also keen to promote. Wether you have a complaint or something positive to write about please keep writing in with your views. Tiverton needs you!6/07/2005 08:54:00 AM|||Modius|||
What next, so the land that once was 'Two Sisters' has now been sold to Wimpey Homes - you remember, the land they said they wouldn't sell to a housing developer. Funny that, less jobs, a lessening economy and more homes - the ghost town hypothisis is looming.

Edit [TW]: The council does not own the land, but in fairness it could have quite easily blocked the planning permission. Still, where would all of that lovely council tax come from then?
|||111813096716657491|||The council, again?6/07/2005 04:18:00 PM|||The Bog Monster|||This post has been removed by a blog administrator.6/08/2005 06:15:28 PM|||billybignuts|||me thinks an influx of people with money and flexible working hours might be benifical to tiverton get rid of some charity shops and put in something that people want not to many bakers please! :')6/14/2005 10:59:18 AM|||Anonymous|||What does that have to do with the Council? It is privately owned land! When they apply for planning permission, then it becomes an issue for the Council. The company that owns the site is free to do what it wants with it. Unfortunately.6/28/2005 09:16:25 PM|||Anonymous|||dont get me started on the subject of the town Council.

They are simply stuck in the past. They try to rule the town with a big stick.6/28/2005 10:07:09 PM|||Anonymous|||i applied for a job at the council. didnt get it. i think there was a bad case of "we're local you know, theres no room for you here!" problem is i'm not over 40 and frumpy with a crap fluffy haircut, so i wouldnt fit in.6/29/2005 04:45:27 PM|||Anonymous|||They also employ vacant barbie dolls as eye candy with no consideration as to their ability to do the job.7/05/2005 09:27:37 PM|||Scorted|||Wimpey are a big firm and you are a prat if you cannot recognise the implications of new houses..

new houses cost money, alot these days. now im not one too complain but I wouldnt object if they evicted the entire population of cowleymoor and bulldozed the are and built new houses and sold them to respectfull citizens that dont degrade this town.7/06/2005 07:15:12 PM|||Mighty Jack|||Ok, letsget a few things straight so we don't all sound like the stereotypical tivvy moron. . .

1) Billybignuts, an influx of people may well be a good thing, as long as they use the amenities available in the town and dont all go swanning off to Taunton, Exeter, or Barnstaple to spend their readies.

2) The planning department at Mid Devon District Council deals with planning permission, NOT the Town Council.

3) Scorted, you say new houses cost a lot of money, I'm afraid it's a case of supply and demand. Everyone wants to buy a holiday home or retire to Devon and Cornwall, Added to existing local requirments that means a lot of housing demand, which pushes prices up. If these houses were not needed they would not be expensive, & as it's being built by a private company, they must also be wanted. It's schoolboy economics!7/13/2005 03:15:54 PM|||Maxwell W Power|||Last poster. Point one. As I've said elsewhere, to prevent the off-swanning the council should put as few obstacles as poss in the way of people who wish to come here. If tivvy were a honeypot tourist town, high parking charges might help to prevent the place from being loved to death. But frankly Tiverton needs a little lovin'. High parking charges in a place like Tiverton is very curious & I would love to know who in the council thinks it is going to help the economic health & confidence of the tradition retail element of Tivvy.6/07/2005 08:42:00 AM|||Modius|||
The Real Tiverton's guide to Tiverton watering holes. Where do you drink, whats hot and whats not, mail us your suggestions here. Don't forget there are some real dumps in Tiverton as well as the occasional niche, top rated so far seems to be the WhiteBall and the Twyford.

|||111813031065038656|||Good Places to Drink?6/07/2005 08:46:47 AM|||Anonymous|||What about The Queen's Head, The White Horse and of course the king of ale houses the Four In Hand.6/07/2005 08:49:47 AM|||The Bog Monster|||Avoid Costa Coffie's place, its nice and quiet there on a friday and saturday night, but i once got served a drink in a bottle that was well passed it sell by date, tatsted like shite too. Better of avoiding unless you wanna get seriously ill.

Prices are ok, although some are a little extreme.6/07/2005 01:22:47 PM|||Beer Lover|||Yeah, I like the WhiteBall to, but it's gone downhill as of late, not what it used to be. The twyford's pretty rockin on a saturday night - it's a shame the only club we can go to is that place they all call remmies! Sort it out Tiverton.6/07/2005 01:24:07 PM|||coffeeaholic|||@bog monster - nice place, can't say I've ever had a bottle that was out of date, staff are cool.6/07/2005 04:18:36 PM|||The Bog Monster|||This post has been removed by a blog administrator.6/08/2005 06:12:07 PM|||billybignuts|||avoiding whiteball at "rush hour" is a good move going to twatford then to whiteball a 9sih is often avoids long waits at the bar.6/10/2005 04:53:46 PM|||Anonymous|||Good places to drink in Tiverton, eerrmmm, which Tiverton theres a place in Tarporley called Tiverton which is cool and theres a place by the same name in Devon but its just a shithole full of wankers and it should be irradiated off the planet.6/13/2005 08:29:56 PM|||chavboy1|||the racehorse and the seven stars the only watering holes worthy of such chav royalty.6/14/2005 03:13:39 PM|||tivertonhater|||Only place worth going is the whiteball followed by the twatford, why would you want to go anywhere else, meet the morons?6/21/2005 01:37:10 PM|||ChavUnited|||Hey man! it's me ChavUnited again! what's wrong wiv ya eh? Tivvy's a well sorted town! Where else are you gonna get a well class act like remmie's you F**kwit? Me n' me mates well luv it down there! checking out the honey's n' shit! Don't know why we can't pull though, Mate's think it's me pink shirt...6/21/2005 08:28:31 PM|||chavboy1|||who the fuck is this chavunited i am the only chav in the village!6/21/2005 09:35:38 PM|||ChavUnited|||There's only one place i go for me drink n' that's quiksaves. Less than 2 quids get's me proper pissed without waiting for the stroppy bar peeps at the whiteball's. Chavboy1 knows what i's saying innit?6/28/2005 11:31:12 AM|||CHAV-genocide|||What a light-weight LOL 2 pounds worth of alcohol and hes down for the count LOL this shows what pussies CHAV's really are, they cant even handle drink let lone them selves6/28/2005 05:38:32 PM|||ChavUnited|||Chav-genocide needs a kicking me finks! Like to see you handle yourself down peoples park When me 'n me mates start kickin' yo ass! Who's the wise guy eh? Me spending 2 quid 'n getting pissed or you spending 20 'n moaning you're still sober? Dickhead.6/28/2005 06:22:11 PM|||Anonymous|||if your under age the twyford is for you its a bit loud and all the younger generation go to this pub.
The four and hand you can get all of 20 people in there lol.The working mans pub is the Barley Mow its had a face lift i was very impressed cant wait to try out the new Prince Blucher. my personal best is the WHITE BALL6/28/2005 08:03:04 PM|||Anonymous|||THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE MAIN TIVVY SATURDAY NIGHT HOLES

shite ball:- unfortunately the place I usually go- rude, ugly bar staff (one guy looks like he's near death)but fairly cheap and you generally find everyone in there

Twyford:- generally packed on a friday and saturday night and more expensive than the 'ball but boasts a pool table and live music

Seven stars:- Ahh, getting downmarket now! Dingy and full of Chavscum and dirty old men but they will serve anyone which used to be an advantage when I was underage. Also boasts a (sticky) pooltable plus a big screen for the lions games!

Queens Head:- Scummier again than the 'Stars but great amusement on kareoke night from untalented chav slappers who want to be like their idol J-lo and more dirty old men singing wild thing and My Way. Beware- INCREDIBLY cramped and full of what you might call 'casualties of society' or alternatively 'scumbags'

The Four in Hand:- always high on my list despite the fact I rarely go in there- its not for the faint hearted. THE pub for hardened alcoholics, and its tiny size meanns theres no room for anyone else but them. Spectacularly rude customers and barstaff and truly horrible beer served from dirty glasses but you cant say you've experienced the full Tivvy nightlife unless you've had at least one pint in there.

Remedies:- Formerly the tube of which I have fond memories of EDC parties, underage drinking, bad dj's and sticky floors. Remedies, although far tidier is much the same largely due to the same tivvyscum coming here every saturday night. WARNING- never be tempted to go in before 10 cos its free-its empty and you have to stay in there longer 2ND WARNING- never go in sober- if you must go aim to stagger in from the Twyford about 11.30ish , go straight to the bar, stagger round the dancefloor and collapse into one of the sofas- dont worry, youll probably know the people around you. This method means that you'll be so pised you'll actually have a good time and youwont remeber a thing, meaning you can realistically deny all knowledge of the embarrissing things you did the nighbt before6/28/2005 10:01:56 PM|||Anonymous|||I think everyone seems to have forgotton the Half Moon, if you want a freak show, go there at the weekend. there's some middle-aged monsters in there.6/29/2005 09:49:09 AM|||CHAV-genocide|||When me 'n me mates start kickin' yo ass!

This proves my point to the tee, chavs cant handle stuff by them selves pussies hahahahahahahahaha6/29/2005 08:08:34 PM|||Anonymous|||twyford a good place to drink. To drink what./6/29/2005 09:06:54 PM|||Anonymous|||Half moon !!! Bar staff must be the ugliest ones in town. The fat bird makes me laugh, god what is the small landlord thinking about?6/29/2005 11:21:04 PM|||ChavUnited|||Fuck off man! The 'are n' 'ounds is where it's at innit? Right f**king dirty bitches 'ang about there. F**king 5er a hand, 10er a blow, 'n 20 for full mate!!! Yeah! Mind you, gotta be careful of the old knobrot though. But dropping it in any of the ale's they serve there is bound to kill off any sus germy fings ya might find!6/29/2005 11:27:27 PM|||ChavUnited|||Also, whilst I is at it, does anyone else have a problem wiv the lanky blond wanker that works at the shite ball? Stroppy f**k ain't he? Can we have a post on the bar staff of tiverton and how we rates them?6/29/2005 11:31:53 PM|||DazaMica.|||yeah! How about the gorgeous girl that works behind the bar of the twyford? Don't know her name, but she has long, brown, curly hair, about 5'5 and breasts and arse to die for! Damn! that is one hot chick!6/29/2005 11:33:25 PM|||mike. the chosen one|||Think I know the one you mean. Haven't seen her for a while though. Gets my vote anyway. Cute.6/29/2005 11:47:37 PM|||curious?|||Remedies: Cack
White ball: could be improved. Lights?
Hare and hounds: Is it still there?
The racehorse: Nice roast, not much else.
The barly mow: Hardcore farmer/inbred dive.
Four in hand: Small/expensive.
Seven stars: Do people still go there?
Half moon: AVOID!
queens head: danger, danger.
White horse: nice at lunchtimes.
Prince whatever: Can't say Ive been.
Prince something or other. ditto.
MY HOUSE: Rocks!6/30/2005 01:40:14 PM|||Anonymous|||The best place to have a good time in pleasant circumstances is anywhere outside this town. There is nowhere I can recommend for a good social evening, it is all too often disturbed by idiots who can't take their pop, and are continued to be served by irresponsible landlords. Do yourselves a favour - take in turns to drive & head for Taunton or Exeter.6/30/2005 04:07:35 PM|||Tiverton Wanderer|||This one was mailed to the site by a Mr. JC.
I must comment on your best drinking places in Tiverton..really made me
laugh that one!

Tiverton pubs are normally full on Friday and Saturday nights with low
brow,long armed tiverton men grunting at each other...they then fillthemselves up with curries or kebabs and are promptly vomiting all over fore street...then they start shouting at each other (normal for Tiverton)...this leads ultimately to fighting and lying on the ground unconscious. Tiverton girls are like their men and the only way to tell them apart is that the girls have wellie marks on their legs.

Drink in Tiverton...you must be joking6/30/2005 04:42:54 PM|||Anonymous|||Its just a pain thease days going out in tivvy, it never used to be so bad. Most people go out to have a good time but there are a few who really do piss me off, they go out just looking for a fight. Unfortuently it doesnt really matter where you go you always end up ducking and diving outta some kinda trouble, never used to be like this people, what happend?6/30/2005 09:32:39 PM|||shagrat|||I have to take issue with some of the slaggin that the Twyford has been receiving on this website.

I have been a punter in the Twy for many years and have seen alot of improvements there since the current landlord and landlady took over.
The Twyfords' prices maybe higher than some, but they are dictated by the greedy breweries. I could remark on how the shocking excuse for a "Pub Chain", Whetherspoons maintains their low prices, but that would fill another web page!

The Twyford does it's best to provide varied entertainment for the hardworking folk of Tiverton.

Tuesdays there is a quiz, Fridays there are a selection of great bands, Saturdays there is music to satisfy all ages (OVER 18s of course as they have a STRICT door entry policy and regular ID checks)as well as theme nights and fancy dress competitions and this Sunday a family barbecue with bouncy castle.

There is a great deal of effort made by the guys at the Twy to keep us all entertained and they have to endure constant complaints from local residents who believe the town centre should be as quiet as the countryside.

So if you want later licensing, live music, barbecues, quizes, theme nights, live sport, good food, great atmosphere, good beer and all the things that people complain that Tiverton hasn't got....perhaps you should support the people who are trying their best to provide it, rather than confining your positive comments to the bra sizes of the staff....(by the way...I think it's Emma you are all talking about!)

Oh and an extra bonus...I have just found out they are now serving Slush Puppys! Chuck in a voddy and the summer is really here!7/01/2005 10:04:48 AM|||Confused Man|||All up the twyford tonight then, can't imagine that end of town being quite. What is up with the 'older' generation. "Keep the noise down", "Youngun's are so rude". Just let us enjoy our lives.7/01/2005 04:31:31 PM|||Anonymous|||Tiverton has never replaced the Boar's Head. Sheer class, no trouble and a good relaxing pub. Now all we've got is the Clone Arms. Taunton againg tonight!7/03/2005 10:00:21 PM|||Anonymous|||x7/03/2005 10:10:27 PM|||Anonymous|||Reading this thread about good places to drink in Tivvy, I wondered why there isn't a decent pub filled with decent, normal people, where the men don't see the loud belch or fart as an elevated art form, or the swear word as high literature, and the women find this entirely normal when they are not competing with the men in coarseness.

And where your ear-drums are not obliterated by "music", or your eyes irradiated by a giant TV screen filled with morons spitting on the turf.3

In short, where you are not embarrassed to take your wife.

And I had a sudden relevation; it's because such a pub would have no customers7/04/2005 12:40:39 AM|||the2k|||the twford is shit as are most other pubs in tiverton, however the twyford excels itself because it's now more expensive than london pubs being a massive £2.75 for a pint of shit heineken!

anyone who gives the stars shit is obviously a twat how is banned, there is no messing in the stars as every dickhead in town is banned. so it's safe, good humoured and a top night7/04/2005 11:03:17 AM|||Anonymous|||Bring back The Country House !!

Shagrat, you know me very well but has Tim got you on the payroll or something ??? lol.7/04/2005 12:17:44 PM|||Humphrey|||i am obviously a twat HOW is banned from the 'fantastic' Stars. It smells of urine in there, plus there was a rat in the toilet, doing a poo.7/05/2005 09:35:39 PM|||Scorted|||Nothing wrong with the stars, a decent local persons bar to have a drink without agro.

In the whiteball the service is crap, they seriously need more staff.

Twyford is a bit pricey but u cant complain, its a good bar.7/06/2005 03:49:35 PM|||cal|||i noticed a really bad smell in the stars too.7/06/2005 04:53:59 PM|||the2k|||bad smell in the stars only happens when inbred cunts rip the toilet off the wall... it's happened a few times but is getting less frequent.

the service and beer quality in the ball is fucking awful, went there for the first time in 2 years the other day and i'm not going to be rushing back...7/11/2005 12:43:45 PM|||Anonymous|||well i reckon the twyford is mint and has got the best staff there, especially as my missus is on the payroll.... u know the one everyone is chatting on about, curly hair, ass and tits to die for.... heaven.... anyways yeah. good bar staff, good night out, friendly clientell... no longer the violent pub of yester-
year7/11/2005 09:40:02 PM|||astronomer|||The best way to drink in Tiverton...:
1) Catch a bus to Exeter
2) Get exceedingly drunk in good pubs
3) Get even more drunk in semi-decent clubs
4) Go back to Tivvy, slaughtered
5) Start drinking in Tiverton - you'll be so wasted you won't remember the 'drinking in Tiverton' bit.
This is the best way to drink in Tiverton.7/13/2005 06:35:43 PM|||Maxwell W Power|||A couple of years ago I was in Tiverton, Rhode Island. Now that place DID have some neat bars7/17/2005 06:03:19 PM|||Tivtrot|||Anyone new to Tiverton should certainly seek out the Barley Mow for friendly banter, cheerful staff, great company and it's spacious interior featuring all mod cons. Weatherspoon's eat your heart out!7/18/2005 04:10:00 PM|||Anonymous|||Where is the Barley Mow?7/18/2005 09:36:37 PM|||Tivtrot|||Er, you do live in Tiverton, I take it? It's in the upper reaches of Barrington Street.......

Enjoy :-)7/21/2005 06:49:53 PM|||ChavUnited|||Tivtrotter, What is up with ya? Not only have you just put up the worlds worst ever website about commies in tiverton, you now bleat on about the barley mow?!! The darkest, dangiest, dangerous recluse of a cesspit. What's the mod cons? A Skittle alley you say?! Blimey! welcome to the twentyfirst century! We now have skittles! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!5/26/2005 10:31:00 PM|||Modius|||
Just an observation, why so many young mothers in Tiverton? Zero understanding of safe sex? Irresonsible behaviour, or were they just drunk one night on Diamond White and became impregnated by some unknown night time love machine? The other day I was sitting on a bus and a young girl got on - child in arms - and asked for a childs ticket, for HERSELF! There is such a thing as being to young to have a child, there's also such as thing as not realising how much of your own life you will be missing. Think on it girls, for your own sakes.

|||111714329711053507|||Young mothers in Tiverton5/27/2005 03:09:47 PM|||Sterilize 'Em All|||Come on now, how else are these thick no hopers meant to have an income. Everyone knows if you're under 15 and have a kid the dole gives you the equivalent of £40,000 a year and you go straight to the top of the council housing list. Thus by passing all those who wish to earn what they have and feel proud of their achivements.6/03/2005 10:12:34 AM|||The Bog Monster|||BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!
blaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!6/08/2005 06:09:55 PM|||billybignuts|||me thinks those little girls up the duff havenothing to look forward to often very dim with no future don't want to work or go to school get preggers and will never have to lift a finger as chav boy1 will do all the house work (ha ha ha :')6/13/2005 07:45:41 PM|||chavboy1|||i ain't doing nothing for those bitches! i'm too busy doing my thug business deals all over town. peace.6/21/2005 01:46:48 PM|||ChavUnited|||U nick me f**king pram mate?! Julie's well upset when she left the babby outside quiksave's to get me white lightning n' came out n' found it ain't there! Ain't 'er fault she had britney when she was 12 innit? We is sueing the school anyway, Sex education my arse, I used a tesco's bag i found in the Lowman - coz' it was condoms or 20 b+h's - n' that didn't stop her getting preggers!6/21/2005 09:15:03 PM|||chavboy1|||don't lie scavunited you ain't never been with a girl i know you and your skank ho had to steel that baby cos you cann't get it up!6/21/2005 09:52:06 PM|||ChavUnited|||Fuck you ChavBoy1!!! I knows you ain't proper tivvy class! Oh yeah! U know what I is saying! You is cully wanker!!! Yep read it here! ChavBoy1 comes from cullompton! The land of limp dicks indeed! Bet yo mama sucks ya off when you wanna get it up!6/22/2005 03:24:03 PM|||Administrator|||Nice one guys, keep up the good work, honestly - what a bunch of retards, and they wonder why Tiverton has the second highest rate of inbreeding in the UK? Is it any wonder we spawn little chavvy arseholes?6/28/2005 12:41:30 PM|||Devonian|||easy answer, sterilise the unemployed7/02/2005 04:43:26 PM|||Anonymous|||These irresponsible individuals are streetwise. They know they have no future because most of them gave up school in their early teens, so the only way they can have an "income" or get a flat/house of their own is to breed. One wonders how many benefits these parasites get. They deserve and should get nothing - let them live with their parents (if known) - at least they can keep tabs as to which kid belongs to which father! If medals were awarded for breeding - Tiverton would win golds!7/03/2005 10:55:30 PM|||Anonymous|||I really dont know how they can do it. your life is pretty much over when you have kids. so why do it at such an early age. i think it gives them a purpose in life. half the people here have never even left the town. theres so much these girls could see and do. but they lack any drive or charisma and believe the world owes them a bloody living. its sad and pathetic. britain is in such a state.7/05/2005 10:21:55 AM|||Anonymous|||I realise standards of sex education may have slipped, but I would like to point out to the (male?) correspondents above that it takes TWO people to get pregnant - one of whom is invariably male and equally ignorant/careless about contraception.7/05/2005 09:35:48 PM|||Anonymous|||yes it takes 2 to tango. but you will find most of the time it is the female that gets lumbered with the child whilst the male carries on sowing his seed elsewhere. and when you look down tiverton high street it is nearly always 16 year old girls pushing pushchairs not 16 year old boys. i am convinced these girls do it deliberatly. sex education is not to blame. at high school i always knew what would happen if i were careless and i reckon these youngsters know too. and also, ONCE is a mistake. but how many teens have multiple kids running around before they have looked at a career. who's paying for those? and yes i'm female myself.7/06/2005 11:05:41 AM|||Die Chav Die!!!!!!!!|||It's a shame realy that children these days can't keep there fucking legs closed. sex these days is seen as a rite of passage to many...the thing they need to remember is that the only thing they end up with is a child that many can not look after or provide for.

They see the child as a status symbol among their peers, poor parenting equals children without respect....chavs.

free condoms don't work so maybe a more drastic action must be put into place.....removing benifits from people who do not deserve it, no more easy street!7/06/2005 12:46:27 PM|||Anonymous|||Isn't "get pregnant, get a council home" an urban myth? Does anybody actually know for a fact that young single mothers are fast tracked to free accommodation?7/06/2005 04:33:02 PM|||Dan|||'Myth'? Open your eyes my friend. Of course these young whores get free accomodation and benefits. You pay for the keep of these slags with your council tax. When 15 year-old 'Michelle' (fictional) has baby 'Chantelle' or 'Lambrini-Bacardi Beyonce' to a pikey 17 year-old drop out wearing an addidas tracksuit and a cap, honest hard working people foot the bill. See first post in thread also.7/09/2005 03:37:31 PM|||Anonymous|||I didn't say that they don't get benefits - of course they do. I'm a working married mother and I get Child Tax credits (so I suppose by your maths perhaps I'm a slag whom your council tax pays for). All I'm trying to clarify is whether or not these girls are deliberately getting pregnant to get their own home and if , in fact, they do.7/10/2005 10:47:40 PM|||Anonymous|||A survey of the flats at Sycamore Rd might prove interesting!7/11/2005 09:30:49 AM|||Anonymous|||Ha, I wouldn't conduct it! You'd only be in there 20 minutes and you'd come out fathering about 7 kids.....7/12/2005 03:57:17 PM|||Anonymous|||how about smashing pregnant teens in the face with an iron bar then kicking them repeatedly in the fanny?7/12/2005 04:15:04 PM|||Anonymous|||I say......a bit harsh?7/16/2005 03:55:21 PM|||Anonymous|||at least make it an aluminium bar !!!!!7/18/2005 03:03:51 PM|||Tax Credit Slag|||I suppose that's the end of the reasoned debate then?7/18/2005 04:36:30 PM|||Tivtrot|||Well, nice to see some reasoned opinion on here. I went to Tivvy School in the 1980's, and there were plenty of pregnancies then. This is nothing new.

Nor is it necessarily a bad thing. Underage sex should be combatted with education, but in order to educate people you have to give them hope. You have to give them opportunity. Realistically not many young people in Tiverton can have much of either.

It is up to us to provide other things for young people in Tiverton to do. To provide them with opportunities in life. I'd say Irene Holland and Willow Tree have done more in terms of this than Tiverton Town Council & Mid Devon District Council put together.

Also, I really would like to see some of you who are under the illusion that living in Council accomodation on 'benefits' is some kind of holiday actually trie it yourselves - you wouldn't last a week.7/18/2005 10:29:15 PM|||Anonymous|||Why should we provide entertainment for these kids? they have more than ever and still piss it up the wall. in this day and age they would much rather get drunk, smoke weed, and yes have sex with each other. it's no-ones fault but their own if they cant get off their arses and sort out a career. if they have no ambition, that's not my fault. as far as i'm concerned education is free and if they dont the most if it then sod them. more room for me on the career ladder.7/18/2005 10:34:09 PM|||Anonymous|||by my standards, council accommodation is shoddy, but by an average 16-year-olds standards, it's great! its free! its somewhere to doss around and pass the time! you've probably guessed i hate lazy people. my mum was a single mum at 18 and she worked bloody hard to keep herself going. i think anyone else in the same situation should do the same. a mistake is a mistake when it comes to pregnancy, fair enough, but dont make it my problem.7/19/2005 11:18:54 AM|||Tivtrot|||Council Accommodation is not 'free' - you have to pay RENT.

"my mum was a single mum at 18 and she worked bloody hard to keep herself going"

And what do you think middle aged middle class ****ers were saying about your mum at the time?

Your ignorance is mind-boggling.

As to the notion that 'we should not have to provide entertainment for these kids' - how short sited is that? If we don't, we just have to pick up the bill for, and live with, graffiti, vandalism, 'anti-social behaviour'. Not to mention the medical bills for teenage pregnancy, the benefits bill for young single mothers, etc, etc. Which do you think is cheaper in the long term?

It's precisely because people like you have no vision of Society, or bother to do anything to change it, that we have all these problems that you carp on about on this site.

I'd rather have 100 single mums on my street (In fact I think I have) than one of you.

Rant over.5/26/2005 10:16:00 PM|||Modius|||
Complaints abound - seems like everyone wants chav bingo! First up - it is in the pipeline, secondly the Rules:

#1 Photos of Tiverton Chavs will be posted on the site
#2 You have to register to play - mail us at tw@therealtiverton.co.uk with the subject as Chav Register.
#3 When you recognise a chav from this site, try at capture him | her on your mobile and mail it in.

We will keep a leaderboard of the top scorers - don't forget you name and alias in the email.

|||111714280639243744|||Chav Bingo5/27/2005 02:57:30 PM|||Bolok Chavasaur Hunter|||This guy looks like a complete and utter arse. Not to worry, he'll die of either a heavy drugs over dose or be beaten to death by his Charver peers soon enough.6/08/2005 05:57:26 PM|||Anonymous|||Has anybody noticed the general size of a chav? all well under 6 foot boney and white is this to fit into child sizes thus saving £5 for drugs or a new hat? OR malnurished from a diet from the golden arches?6/13/2005 07:50:43 PM|||chavboy1|||wow that boy has some styles check out the chain that shit is blingin' oh and is that crystal he's sippin' you people need to repect the tivvy chav crew!6/21/2005 01:29:05 PM|||ChavUnited|||Hey man! That me mate switchblade! don't You be ripping the piss! 'e gonne 'ave ya when 'is mum lets 'im out after dinner! 'ee's well safe man. We is well in the crew down remmies man!7/05/2005 09:41:58 PM|||Scorted|||Ok, give remedies some credit, the bouncers would not let a monster like that in.. heh5/26/2005 09:54:00 PM|||Modius|||
Someone asked me to post an article about the NightLife (or should that be serious lack of) in Tiverton. A curious thing happened the other night regarding Remedies. 'Free before 10' (like any self respecting club goer would even think of entering a club before 10!) is what they advertise, curious then that the queue is allowed to steadily increase in size as the tenth hour arrives, that old trick of one in one out, apparently this has nothing to do with the fact that if you manage to get through the doors at 10.01 they can then charge the earth for admission. Couple this with an extortinate amount of cash in exchange for your double voddy, awful dated music, DJ's that have no idea how to please an audience, talk all over the music, an average age of about 19, people obsessed with strutting their manhood (fighting) and you have the recipe for a fantastic club! (sorry.... I meant awful). Our problem - no competition, roll on the day that someone else comes along and creates a real club that looks after the need of it's clubbers.

If you really want to check out Remedies, Tiverton - check out their 'Legendary' website here
|||111714142860231699|||Remedies - a real club6/08/2005 06:06:45 PM|||billybignuts|||me thinks "rem heads" is proper crap! however if they stoped charging to get in it might be a little better perhaps try making it more of a pub that opens late instead of a night club. turn down the crap music so you can hear yourself think and talk to your mates. and get rid ofpeople like chav boy16/13/2005 07:58:28 PM|||chavboy1|||fuck you billy-no-nuts rems is the shit, banging music, fit birds and pink shirts all round what a place.6/17/2005 04:18:03 PM|||Anonymous|||Chav Boy why pretend to be someone else??

Do you have problems? Why pretend you like clubs that you dont?

The worst thing in the world is to pretend to be a chav...a chav wanna be.... oh dear.

How old are you anyway? You probably get into Remedies how ever old you are... and pull those fit birds.

Please go away, we are bored at work, you visit this in your own time.....

Why arent you in Remedies anyway?6/21/2005 09:28:24 PM|||ChavUnited|||hey! i'm right there wiv Chavboy1! ee's an XR3 so ee's well safe! What's wrong wiv a pink shirt anyway? Burtons 'as yellow ones if you don't fancy a pink one. Sounds like billy no nuts is proper queer, Whats the matter eh? Arsehole's hurting again?6/28/2005 10:56:30 AM|||Ed|||Haha, according to the Rems website, in the "lounge" area you get "soul use". Sounds interesting.6/28/2005 12:49:32 PM|||peter pan|||What dissapoints me about Remadies in Tiverton is that you have a relatively decent venue run by a bunch of people who haven't got a clue what they are doing! I have been on several occasions and have always regretted spending the time, money and effort, which is a shame as I have also been to the Remadies in Falmouth, where I've consistantly had a good night out. Hopefully someone from higher up in the organisation will take note and make the necassary changes!6/29/2005 04:54:20 PM|||Tinkerbell the 2nd|||Remedies really needs to be sorted out, torch the staff, burn the stupid doormen, lower the drink prices, stop ripping people off and outlaw moronic young'uns who should be at home in bed. Better still, build another club in town, one that is actually a club! There's a market.6/30/2005 12:34:24 PM|||Oscar|||'Remedies'..... It's unfortunate success can be traced to the 'C.H.M.' (thats 'Council House Mentality') that they bate the place with to attract the unemployed, illiterate, ignorant, and down right undesirable crowd that they do. The staff and management are LAUGHING at the customers, watching them scuttle in, and empty their pockets waiting for the regular 'pint and a fight' that I've witnessed on several occasions. That club is inhumane filth, but with customers to suit, the managment will surely be flicking through that P&O world cruise brochure right now.7/01/2005 04:10:25 PM|||Anonymous|||The woman behind the bar in Remedies who wears a black blazer dribbled in my pint last Thursday.7/01/2005 08:22:55 PM|||Anonymous|||PLEASE PLEASE PUT ON A BETTER NIGHT SERVICE TO EXETER SO I CAN GO TO A NORMAL NIGHTCLUB. if you want a drink in exeter after 11pm you're pretty much buggered if you want to get back to tiverton afterwards, unless you're willing to shell out a fortune for a cab. does anyone else agree?7/01/2005 11:32:42 PM|||forgetful.|||I've such fond memories of remedies...7/03/2005 03:14:01 PM|||hans gruber|||remedies is ok. its the moronic doormen they employ.7/04/2005 12:49:38 AM|||the2k|||remedies is a shithole, went there last night and as ever left vowing never to go again. same music that was playing over a year ago and filled with cunts threatening to "knock your fucking block off" it's a dive.

as for that door man who has to stand on a box because he's only 5 foot tall and 5 foot wide, what the fuck is that about?7/04/2005 12:23:11 PM|||Raffles|||The DJ has one CD on saturday nights. If you ask for a request, it's always 'In my car, mate.' 'Ultimate danceland 2003' does have limited appeal when you hear it every week. As for the DJ himself, he looks like a constipated gerbil.7/04/2005 03:36:07 PM|||Tobi|||The short fat bouncer is called clive, he got disorientated the other week and stumbled into a table, sending drinks and people flying in all directions, but he denied it was him and started milling about outside.7/04/2005 08:16:09 PM|||Anonymous|||Rems dj's suck. why not cater for a wider market and have different music on different nights of the week like rock night or hip hop night etc. Then chavboy1 and all his 'mates' could go down on saturday for a chav night. Actually saturday night already is chav night.7/05/2005 05:40:11 PM|||Anonymous|||Please, as you leave the dive, smash their windows, then you wont have to trash everyone else's property on the way home!7/05/2005 09:19:27 PM|||Scorted|||Il give it its due, its alright if your drunk.. Dont get me wrong, their are twats that go but thats the case in most places.. its only slated because everyone compares it to the clubs in exeter, get the beer flowing and it soon becomes a good place..7/05/2005 09:51:26 PM|||Anonymous|||i couldn't move in remedies the other night. not because it was packed. it was because i was superglued the the floor. and a message for those sad acts that steal my booze as soon as my back's turned. I'VE GOT SCABIES..7/07/2005 04:07:31 PM|||Anonymous|||who ever said that remidies was the place to be was obviously p***ed or just plain stupid! those of you who enter there are going to end up with numerous hearing problems as u get older or u r going to be completely deaf. those of u who say so what i wish u the best of luck with no hearing as an old age pentioner!7/07/2005 04:29:47 PM|||Anonymous|||Those of you who love remedies only go in there to get your cocks sucked in the toilets by your mates who wear awful leather shoes with thoes fucking silver buckles on them and pale yellow/pink t-shirts annoucing the fact you are a 'beaver hunter since 1959' or your part of 'tokyo dragons mum fucking squad number 9' you fucking thick lairy knobs.7/08/2005 01:51:09 PM|||Anonymous|||Just wanted to say that you can get a return cab with a tiverton company for about £45 return, or about £60 return with the one that has an 8 seater. Thats £7.50 a head return if you can round up all your mates. Well worth it for a decent night out in Exeter??7/11/2005 09:48:48 PM|||astronomer|||I've never actually been in remedies, I mean, if people compare it to the clubs in exeter by saying its worse than them, christ, I don't WANT to go in - rococos timepiece warhouse they all suck - if remedies is worse, I vow never to go there. I'd rather go clubbing in Lincoln, where I study - decent clubs, few chavs, lots of students, £1 a pint EVERY NIGHT - only disadvantage is that its 240 odd miles away...7/16/2005 01:40:28 AM|||zeb|||BRING BACK THE TUBE! Turns out that whilst everyone slated good old Furby's efforts they were a damn sight better than either remedy for the desire to go out partying, the tw*t-full and the just plain bollocks. I agree completely with the guy who suggested a decent well-kept Jazz bar, with a mass-voting system as to who should be banned from the place. If the whole pub tells you to fuck off coz u r a twat then I figure even the most impressively stupid would take the hint!7/16/2005 01:41:14 AM|||zeb|||BRING BACK THE TUBE! Turns out that whilst everyone slated good old Furby's efforts they were a damn sight better than either remedy for the desire to go out partying, the twat-full and the just plain bollocks. I agree completely with the guy who suggested a decent well-kept Jazz bar, with a mass-voting system as to who should be banned from the place. If the whole pub tells you to fuck off coz u r a twat then I figure even the most impressively stupid would take the hint!7/19/2005 05:44:24 PM|||Tivtrot|||Except that mostly the people who listen to 'Jazz' (Nice!) are Twats anyway.

The best thing would be a live music Bar/Club that could host Live music week nights, and do a combination of Live / Club nights at weekends. That way all the Jazz saddo's could have one night a week and the rest of us could avoid going anywhere near the place that night.

There are plenty of premises in Town suitable - the old Mortuary, the old Dispensary, the old Bingo Hall (If it doesn't get turned into flats - yikes) A decent Venue would coin it in.7/20/2005 03:28:51 PM|||Anonymous|||Remedies isnt loud at all!!! How old was the person who posted that?? they need to get themselves down to a proper venue wiv proper DJ's. The sound system is crap at remedies as is the DJ and his CDs! The actual club itself wud b good if chavs wer banned, drinks r cheaper and proper DJs playing variety, not the same old munchkin with his little sister's cd collection5/24/2005 02:22:00 PM|||Modius|||
Ah.. the Tivoli, a small backtown cinema, showing all the latest releases 2 months after every where else. They say that it is bad to badmouth a small business, but even small businesses know when their not doing something right. Don't complain that customers aren't coming through your doors - be proactive, a few offers here and there, turn the heating up and get the latest films in? Is it any wonder we all leave and go to Taunton?
|||111694108516825057|||Tivoli not dong what it should?5/26/2005 04:27:28 PM|||Flech|||You would have thought they would have had enough money to "buy in" the latest films considering all the staff are volunteers and dont get paid. Where do the proceeds go?

The Mystry Continues......5/26/2005 04:33:12 PM|||Fletch|||wow look at the quality of the website....


....its almost embarrassing :(5/26/2005 07:42:08 PM|||Anonymous|||i didn't think that it was possible but this site both sucks and blows at the same time. sort it out dude get some pics of those tivy inbreds on here for us to have a giggle !!6/08/2005 06:03:25 PM|||billybignuts|||me thinks anonymous has been watching to much simpsons and not supporting our fleabitten tivoli.6/14/2005 11:08:18 AM|||Anonymous|||oi leave the Tivoli alone. It's run by volunteers on a not-for-profit basis, the maintenance and upkeep of the site is an enormous expense. If more people waited a coupla weeks to see the films rather than rushing off to Taunton / Exeter, it would make more cash and could get hold of films earlier. What’s the rush to see all this sh*te anyway - it’s trash when it comes out and trash a month later, so why the overwhelming need to see it before anyone else? ‘Spose if the only way to fill your pointless, vacuous lives is with pointless, vacuous, soulless, repetitive, trite Hollywood offerings, I should feel sorry for you. But you’re from Tiverton, so I don’t.6/16/2005 07:35:56 PM|||Anonymous|||well check this guy out above me heeeeaaad on! the tivoli sucks end of, oh and i heard that they are all gay in there as well!6/22/2005 03:26:05 PM|||Anonymous|||The Tivoli is shite! Why the hell should I wait for 2-3 weeks to watch a film that I can watch as soon as it comes out! Wake UP!6/29/2005 03:01:11 PM|||Anonymous|||yeah the place is musty and smells like someone died in there but, there's plenty of leg room and you don't have to listen to all the Taunton or Exeter chavs raging on about their car's engine or latest accessory like if you visit the nearest odeon. With Tivvy chavs not venturing into the Tivoli you're onto a winner I reckon7/01/2005 01:48:14 PM|||rusty149|||look later on, on the site you are conmplaining that there is no good buissness in tiverton no origonal shops well the tivioli is one of them whats wrong with it beter than nout7/01/2005 01:49:36 PM|||rusty149|||p.s the anonymous guy that said "oi leave the tivioli alone" WELL SAID WELL SAID7/01/2005 05:27:20 PM|||Tiverton Wanderer|||We publish a post, people comment on it, that's how it works.7/01/2005 11:36:47 PM|||forgetful.|||I've such fond memories of the tivoli...7/05/2005 09:35:58 AM|||Col. Crumb|||I went to the Tivoli about 4 months ago to see 'Van Helsing'. I sat right at the back, in the middle. There were several red gummi lip sweets on the floor. I went again last week, sat in the same seat, and guess what, the sweets were still on the floor in the same position. The guys that run it are really strange, like shy and timid, they hide in the shadows and shun daylight.7/19/2005 05:10:34 PM|||Tivtrot|||I think it's great that the Tivoli keeps going, but I do think that the local authorities should help amenities like it to keep up to date.

One thing that would greatly improve it would be if they could stop people using the fire doors as a public toilet, last time I was in there it stank of pee, which was not pleasant. Why local councils here can't put pissiors on the street like everywhere else in Europe, I don't know. It surely must be better than drunks pissing in fire escapes, letterboxes or foyers.

The planning application the Tivoli is trying to get through should be allowed immediately as well, it would greatly improve the access.7/20/2005 03:48:41 PM|||Anonymous|||The Tivoli is great, like a refuge from chavs. It cheaper to get in than Odean and without the drive so whats wrong with waiting? Sometimes the films are right up to date, there is alot of seating and althogh there is no parking, your car wont get damaged by aload of chavs attempting to recreate the Fast & Furious in their shitty Novas etc. There is nothing wrong with the staff and even if you have a problem with the, your going to the Tivoli to watch a film not the bloody staff!!5/24/2005 02:20:00 PM|||Modius|||
It's not all bad here at 'The Real Tiverton'. Sometimes we have good news, and the news is that A Piece of Cake in the High Street has been awarded 5 stars.... by us. Always smiling, always happy and the food tastes great. Keep up the good work!
|||111694092982686248|||5 stars for a piece of cake?5/26/2005 07:44:13 PM|||chav boy1|||what the fuck is this 5 stars for a piece of cack! what happened to chav bingo!5/27/2005 02:54:58 PM|||Anonymous|||Why ARE U argueing? Piece of cake is not 'cack'.

Your cap is cack, Chaz.5/27/2005 02:57:22 PM|||Anonymous|||In fact I hate you already Chav boy. Where do you live?6/13/2005 08:07:26 PM|||chavboy1|||oh so you want to start some beef with me do you mr anonymas well if you've got the balls meet me in rems saturday, you'll know its me i'll be the one in the pink shirt and buurberrry hat.6/17/2005 04:11:58 PM|||Anonymous|||No, you dont wear your pink shirt out do you?6/20/2005 10:42:07 AM|||Reginald Assmonkey|||I think chavboy1 is hitting on the previous poster, a chav wannabe & gay. Ffs mate end it all now you know your future is just going to be wrought with problems and hardship. I'll see you next time I go through Maccy D's drive through, let me know it's you serving me and I'll blow you a kiss just to make your day.6/30/2005 11:04:49 PM|||Anonymous|||guys i think you have forgotten about the main point of this post. a peice of cake is a very nice place, with very nice food and reasonable prices and usual smiles. However, i have found many times that one woman at a peice of cake seems to be generally be pissed of with me and my chums, for no obvious reason, even when she has been more than welcoming to the adults she served before us!7/01/2005 05:28:38 PM|||Anonymous|||I get my lunch here every day, and I think that 'Piece of Cake' is one of the better shops in Tiverton. I those Chinese Style Chicken wraps - more, more!7/01/2005 08:29:18 PM|||Anonymous|||a piece of cake is a quality bakery, although will someone please inform the lady with the glasses that it is rude to not place your change in your hand and on the counter instead. oh and only buy the fresh sandwiches as the lettuce in the ones in the fridge goes slimy.7/20/2005 09:58:57 PM|||Anonymous|||the chelsea buns r often burnt