Newest Review: ... in the past from lack of community spirit, but from my experience, I think that is due mainly to the high proportion of couples where both... more
I`m a reident of the "Lower" part....
Member Name: alw
Date: 26/12/00, updated on 26/12/00 (482 review reads)
Advantages: Accessibility, good standard of living
Disadvantages: Cost of living, urban sprawl
It was interesting reading the previous opinion...I agree wit a lot of the comments, although I have a few of my own to add!!!
I have actually lived in Earley and Lower Earley since I was 8.
I went to local schools, I played in local parks, woorked locally and now do all of those things with my family.
When I was young I played happily in the fields which are now covered with Lower Earley!!!
My granparents have actually lived here for nearly 80 years...no doubt they have seen far more changes than me!!
Earley definately has suffered in the past from lack of community spirit, but from my experience, I think that is due mainly to the high proportion of couples where both are out at work all day...
I reallt did not get to know my next door neighbour...we shared a pair of semi`s...until we were both on maternity leave!!
As soon as you have children, you discover a whole new socal , community thing that you had no idea even existed before!!!
Earley and Lower Earley cna both boast a huge nunmber of oppurtunities for family orientated community buildng, based around the community centres, the schools and the leisure centre..(Incidentally , when that swimming pool FINALLY opens , the chheer will be audible forom most parts of england!!!!We have waited SOOOOO long!!)
Why on earth we had the provision of a secondary school snatched away defies belief...but I strongly believe tht as we pay wokingham taxes, every resident of Earley and Lower Earley should have a place for their secondary age child in their closest school, and not have to travel miles and miles.
Currently this isn`t the case..and is a huge planning blunder.
I enjoy living here....Communication to other parts of the country are good, and if you must go to London, it`s very easy....
The downside is property prices...we bought our 4 bed house 7 years ago and it has doubled in value.
How our children will ever get started in the h
ousing market is unimaginable...but the upside of this area is less than 1% unemployment...at least they will have a job!!
this would be the ideal place for me to live...if only the sea was at the bottom of my garden.but then thats just a personal thing!!