“ Country: England „
Fleet is a small town in Hampshire, and is neighboured by towns such as Aldershot, Farnham, Farnborough, Yateley and Eversley. Fleet is home to Elvetham Heath, Church Crookham, Zebon Copse and Ancells Farm. Fleet is just off the M3 on Junction 4a, and is within commuting distance of London.
Fleet has a town centre, which is of a general size, and has its own shopping centre, called the Hart Centre. Inside the Hart Centre there is a range of shops including New Look, Burtons, WH Smith, Rymans, Lillies, Robert Dyas, Waitrose and La Senza. There is also a Fitness First gym, which is on the first floor. There is also a selection of Mobile Phone Stores, Cafes and Coffee Shops. The centre is regularly patrolled by security staff and is fully covered by CCTV. There is also a multi storey car park (2 storey) attached to the shopping centre, which is accessed from the road behind the centre. This is a pay on foot car park, which you pay for when you return to your car. Access and exit is by barrier.
There are other stores on the high street just outside the centre, and these include McDonalds, KFC, Fleet Toys, Boots (partly in the centre too) Specsavers, Nail Bar and Peacocks. There is also a selection of hairdressers, charity stores and coffee shops in the high street. Also, there is many banks on the high street, including HSBC, Santander and Nationwide. There is many, many places to eat or get a take away delivered in Fleet, ranging through from Pizza and Italian to Chinese and Indian.
The town also has a general sized library, a small Sainsburys supermarket and a Morrisons Supermarket in Elvetham Heath. There are car parks in the library, sainsburys and also behind the Emporium pub. There is also a train station in Fleet, which has its own large parking area. Fleet is home to many pubs too, including The Links, The Prince Arthur, The Emporium and The Prince of Wales. Jaxx, is the only night club in the town and it is open 3 nights a week, thursday, friday and saturday.
In general, Fleet is a quiet town, where not much happens on a day to day basis. Nearer to christmas, the high street gets closed for a christmas gala evening, which includes live bands, mince pies, christmas games and late evening shopping. A couple of times a year there is also a farmers market on the high street, and the Fleet half marathon. On a saturday, the library car park is home to Fleet Market, which sells things like fresh meat and fish, fruit and vegetables, and random home items.
There are two secondary schools in Fleet, Calthorpe Park, and Court Moor. There are many infant and junior schools, including All Saints, Tweaseldown, Tavistock, Crookham Juniors, Crookham Infants and Heatherside. Public transport in Fleet, is ok. There is plenty of buses, but they only run about once an hour and are usually late. They cost quite a lot, and it may be easier to get the train, or one of the hundreds of taxis.
In general, Fleet is an ok town, and is close to many other towns and transport links. Personally, I do not think it is a bad place to be.