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Holidays - YES, Life - NO
Lowestoft in General
Member Name: mummyandpaige
Lowestoft in General
Advantages: fantastic quaint holiday town
Disadvantages: Everything after the holiday
I feel like Lowestofts review should be split into two, one for the tourists and one for those considering relocation.
For the tourists, I would say that in the summer, Lowestoft is a beautiful seaside town. Golden beaches, lovely sunshine, real ice cream and local caught fish and chips.
In particular, the fish and chip shop on the pier, I know uses only the freshest fish caught 12 hours before by Lowestofts finest (the owner is always at the fish market at 5am selecting the days fish), sometimes coming off of my partners boat!
There is a sea life centre, boat hire, Africa Alive and Pleasurewood Hills all a 5 minute drive away and in the summer, the airshow is not to be missed. It really is spectacular and only £2 donation. Everything down to the red arrows is there!
For those of those considering relocation - don't.
Lowestoft, aside from the above list, is full of people searching for jobs, teenage pregnancies, drunken teens (the hospital and police cells are regularly full of these as well) and no real outlet. There is only 2 play parks serving the entire population, as for shopping, well, if you want anything other than a pound shop, you will have to endure a 80 odd mile round trip to Norwich. The locals won't talk to you because you are not a local and the only form of restaurant that this town seems to have is chinese buffets.
The local kids will steal anything they can carry, right down to manky, rusty sink pipes and the amount of unneutered male cats owned by each house is so high that mine are now house cats due the fact that the vets is costing too much to keep stitching them back together.
The police will try to palm off all of your problems and complaints to the councils departments, and the council, no matter what you call about will either be constantly unavailable, or require you to fill out a dozen forms before they will even ask you what your problem is.
The agencies don't care about the state of their houses, leaks, damp, rot, whatever, they will "get back to you".
In conclusion, and I say this as I relocated here 12 months ago, steer well clear of this town unless you want a holiday.
Summary: Please don't move here, when the summer is gone, so is the fun!
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