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      12.01.2002 16:22
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      This is an excellent web site, the concept of the site is similar to the yellow pages, but this site is much more easier and it’s at your finger tip, so it’s your online directory whenever you want to use it. I often find myself ringing yellow pages to find the number of a good restaurant, even good insurance companies, this site will do all this for me. In a matter of seconds. You can discover local services and stores, examine property prices, nearby schools and your council's record, search classified ads and entertainment listings and much more. However, there’s a lot more than you can do, this site is heaven for finding out everything you need about your county. You can place a classified ad: for property, jobs, used cars or other items in our classifieds pages. You can even check the school league tables : and check out the latest rankings on primary schools, secondary schools and sixth forms in your local area. Property prices What are houses worth in your neighbourhood? Take a look at our Land Registry data for the low-down. Local council Check out what Council tax you can expect to pay and how your local authority performs You do not have to sign up to be a member, just enter your post code and small map with a map will appear with some links. If you do not know the post-code because you are unfamiliar with the property and are just doing some research, there’s a link on the site to Royal Mail post-code finder. When your results will appear there will be three lists: Local Information: With information on a variety of topics such as Property prices, Find My Nearest...™, What's on..., ACORN© profile, Council performance, Contacting your council, Education, Policing and crime, Member of Parliament. I was really impressed by the range of information. It was really good and helpful. You find so much information about local area where you live. Classifieds You can find what ads people have placed, this can range from a boiler to houses. You actually find houses on the market really near you. Very good free service if you want to buy a house or anything else from you local area. Find my nearest…. This is the easy way to find a business, a restaurant etc. The results are very good and you will get a list of all the local take-away etc near you. A very good service. The site is well laid out, homepage is quite simple, the content is excellent and is definitely worth having a look at. The only problem with this site is that it does take a wile to open up and makes an awful noise when I open the page! But other than that no complaints here, move over Yellow Pages!

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        13.10.2001 18:39
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        upmystreet.co.uk is a superb web site which gives details about absolutely any street in the UK. It tells you so much, in fact, that it's actually quite scary. About the only thing it doesn't tell you is the colour of the underpants of the man at no. 34. But it's not just there for voyeuristic pleasure (though there's a lot to be got, believe me!), it actually serves a really useful purpose if you're thinking of visiting or moving to an area, or if you're doing any sort of demographic research for whatever reason. I'm in the process of buying a house and have found this site invaluable as well as entertaining in helping me choose where exactly I want to live. When you enter the site, you type in the postcode or area you want to know about - and if you don't know the postcode, there's a link to the Royal Mail Postcode Finder to help you get it. Once you've done this, you are taken to a screen with literally loads of options to help you find out more. For instance, you can search the classifieds relating to that area in terms of homes, cars and general items for sale. I typed in the postcode of a street I fancy living in and then chose to look at the classifieds for homes for sale in that area and it came back in seconds with an up to date list of everything available. In fact it did in several seconds what had taken me a week to do by visiting each individual estate agent's web site individually and battling with their often malfunctioning 'search' facilities. You can also click on 'find my nearest' which takes you to another menu where you can find the nearest restaurant, garage, plumber, hospital, dentist etc. etc. etc. There's hardly anything it doesn't tell you, and you can build a picture of a whole area in no time. The site also lists the local authority of your chosen area, along with addresses and numbers of the different d epartments. It lists the local schools, sports centres, recreational facilities and more and more. It even tells you on what day the dustbins are emptied on a particular street. Now to the best bit if you're a nosy sort like me. You can actually find out demographic info on the inhabitants of a street, such as what kind of occupations they are generally engaged in, which TV channels they watch, how many cars they own, whether they're caravanners and if they generally have microwaves or not! It's based on ACORN profiles of typical areas so not 100% accurate, but it's very informative and can be spot on. It's bloody marvellous. Since I've found this site me and my friends have of course searched out this personal info on our own places of residence and we have found it to be spookily accurate. Big Brother is indeed watching us and telling the nation what we had for tea. If you're thinking of moving house, changing your child's school, paying somewhere a visit, this site is a massive help. And if you're just nosy, it's lots of fun looking at the personal info and relating it to your own and your neighbours lifestyles. Go on, look yourself up right now!!

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          29.09.2001 22:57
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          Of all the sites on the Internet, I reckon “UpMyStreet.co.uk” has got to go down as one of the most useful, I mean come on! What site gives you as much useful information as here, it’s absolutely superb. What is “UpMyStreet.co.uk”? --------------------------- Well, basically, it’s a web site that gives you that useful information needed regarding your hometown or one that you are visiting. Are you feeling hungry, and want to know where you nearest Pizza Parlour is? Do you want to buy a certain make of Car, but don’t know where to look? Do you want to know the local Crime-rates? And what is being done about them? Well, look no further my friends, as this site has the lot. When you first visit this page, it will look very plain and ordinary, just a portal thingy, which requires you to input you Postal Code, once this is done, you’ll be transferred to the main page, the page that tells you everything and anything about your local area. The information available is unbelievably immense. Firstly, you’ll notice a little map showing your road, and the surrounding area, them you’ll notice literally hundreds of various links to them all-important places that help your local area tick. LOCAL INFORMATION: ------------------ This link will show you things like: ------------------------------------ Property Prices: A quick rundown of the price of properties in your area, broken down into various house categories, i.e. Detached, Semi-Detached, Flats, etc. Council Performances: --------------------- You want to know how your Council Tax compares to the rest of the country? Or you want to know how much waste per household is collected? The answers are here. Other very useful links here include, Contact your Council, Education, Policing, Member of Parliament, etc. CLASSIFIEDS: ------------ Properties: ----------- You want to buy a house in your area, look no further; this will give you a list and description of all houses/flats for sale, and actually gives them to you in an order of how near they are to you. Did you know that the nearest house for sale from me is actually 245 yards away? Used Cars: ---------- Once again, a comprehensive list of cars available, also in an order of closest to you first. Another useless fact for you, did you know the closest Porsche for sale is 16 bloody miles away from me? Damn, just when I was going to buy one out of my Premium Fund monies. Other useful links here, include Jobs, Items for sale, and place your own ad. FIND MY NEAREST: ---------------- Without doubt the most useful part of the site, this is a vast collection of your nearest, well basically anything, be it a Chip Shop you’re after or even a Drugs Rehab Centre, you’ll find it here, once again, these are shown in a “Nearest first” format, It also gives you all the vital information like address and phone number. ACORN PROFILE (A Classification of Residential Neighbours): This is basically a Profile of your local area, and gives you information like, Unemployment, Car Ownership, Health statistics and various other facts and figures. Seeing as though I actually live in the supposed “Poorest Council in Britain” which is Knowsley, as you can imagine, these readings look pretty grim for my area, with high unemployment, high crime-figures and bad health figures, but never mind, I’ll survive. SUMMARY: -------- As you can imagine, I fully recommend this web page, as it’s thoroughly packed with local information and is very easy to navigate. I must add though, with things like the Classified Adverts, etc, I guess these are just the ones that have been submitted through the web sites sponsors, which are Asserta Homes, Exchange and Ma rt, Job Channel and Ad Trader, plus there are bound to be several Local Business’s and Shop’s that are not actually submitted, but all the same, I found the site thoroughly useful and on my little search I never noticed a single Local Pub, Club, Restaurant, etc that was not submitted. The site itself is not what you’d call “Graphically fantastic” and there is obviously the odd advert here and there, but what the hell, who needs decent Graphics when there is this amount of Local information available.

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            22.07.2001 15:08
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            A real life guide to your neighbourhood. An easy to use and fascinating website with much to offer. Looking for new car? new home? Track down what's for sale near you in the Classified section. Find out what's the average price of a semi-detached in your area? You can find out the house prices of detached, semi-detached, terraced and flats in your area. You can compare them to the national average or another postcode. You can draw a graph which shows how prices have moved up or down. Compare crime rates and policing levels in your area with the national average in the Policing and Crime Section. How is your local primary/secondary school performing - the site gives the best performing school in the area and you can look up all schools in Kent and compare. The best part of the site for me is th ACORN Profile - a classification system which has created 54 neighbourhood profiles indicating lifestyle trends and typical housing in your area. For exampel if yo are lucky to live in Type I as 2.6% of the population do, you will be living in a wealthy suburb, probably in a large detached house, probably have 2 cars, own stocks and shares and earn over £20,000. See what it says about where you live!

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            20.05.2001 06:24
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            UpMyStreet.co.uk provides an excellent source of information for house moves, as long as you live in England. It appears to have been designed for more than just property services purposes, as it offers links to information about local people offering items for sale, and also restaurants and entertainment. However, I recently moved house, and before making an offer on my first choice property, I used this site to check out some basic information about the area in question. I found the lifestyle profile useful and accurate, but the Council Performance (including Council Tax rates) and Education statistics virtually empty (lots of "N/A"). The crime and policing statistics were, however, available. I can only imagine this is related to the fact that I was searching for information on a Welsh postcode. I wonder how many other holes there are in the database used by the site - no doubt Northern Ireland and Scotland are also excluded. I guess this could be blamed upon difficulties caused by administrative boundaries...

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            25.04.2001 05:09
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            Thinking of moving house to follow that special job or just want to find out about a particular town or area? Then look no further than www.upmystreet.com as this site will tell you all that you need to know. The home page is nothing to write home about but it is clear an unambiguous with the usual handful of text links at the bottom of the page where the viewer can find out about the site, offer feedback, read about the privacy policy and get help and browse the site’s Legal Notice and Terms of Use. But the central bit is where the user will want to go, where a text box invites the viewer to input either a postcode of the area sought after or the name of the town. Don’t know the postcode? Well the Webmaster has thoughtfully provided a text link to the Royal Mail postcode finder that does exactly as it states. Input the name of the town you are researching and the next thing that you see is a white background page that has everything on it, or linked from it, that anyone would wish to know about that area and even a small map covering around 3 miles square. You can of course zoom in on the map simply by clicking on it on the point that you want enlarging. For local information all the viewer needs do is scroll the page downwards to discover average house prices, classified section for property, jobs, used cars and items for sale and a comprehensive list of shops, pubs, restaurants, leisure centres etc. The bottom third of the page is dedicated to all things Council with links for more in depth details. This site really is worth book marking.

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              05.02.2001 18:30
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              www.upmystreet.com is a WWW site which returns free information based on your post code. Some bits of this information is more useful than others. I've found that the house prices don't seem to match my local area very closely. I think this might well be because they are just based on properties within the area defined by the first half of your post code. They are also averages, so the detached house price might shoot up if the local lord of the manor sells up. They have a description of the characteristics of each area. Some of these can be a bit odd. Aparently where I live, people are likely to eat Fish Fingers as their frozen food of choice! There are useful links to the local MP, where you can check Hansard see what they have been talking about in the House of Commons. There are also links to local services like plumbers, electricians etc. The league tables of the best schools aren't particularly useful as they are based on the whole county - it would be better to have the results restricted to just the schools within a reasonable travelling distance. To summarise, its a site I would find useful if I was moving to a new area and I wanted to get a feel for different places without having to make a visit in person. BTW, if you have an address and you need a postcode, you can get these at www.afd.co.uk or by phone at 0345 111222

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              26.01.2001 16:58

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              www.upmystreat.co.uk Is a site that looks at the services available in the area. Pop in your postcode and a map of the area will pop up. You can then look for the closest Bank, Pub (important one that) off licence (Again, important) or Wine bar (I think you see where this is going). It will then give the distance in miles and the full address and postcode of the establishment. Good if you are moving house of are visiting an area. I found loads of useful info about my area including a branch of my bank I never knew about. It also gives you information on the crime rate of the area and a run down of the local schools position in the league tables. Go to it.

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              22.12.2000 01:50

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              It's a very good idea for a site - and v. useful for people moving house, or like me, just interested in where they live. You enter your postcode on the front page and it takes you to a graph where you can compare your street with the national average - or another postcode. You can compare (deep breath): House Prices, unemployment, GCSE grades, unauthorised absence, A-Level pupils - and loads more. It also has interesting Postcode profiles where you can find a nice stereotypical view of your postcode. There's also info for crime, and lists of all the schools in the area. Once you've looked at it once though, you're unlikely to look again. Unfortunately, in an effort to make more money (i presume) they have recently added far more advertising links - such as to buy a house/car/anything in the area. This does get in the way of the interesting stuff.

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              05.12.2000 22:38
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              I stumbled across upmystreet by accident - a link from another site. I was amazed at how good this place is. I tried out my own postcode and it generated a very detailed accurate representation of my street. What suprised me most was how accurate it was. My family seemed to fit into the generalisation quite well, and then I tried it on my student house and found some amusing (but true statistics). For instance the main frozen food eaten is fish fingers and one of the most drank alcoholic beverages was either larger or table wine - something which my house consumes on a regular basis! The website has information on local entertainment, restaurants and shops,there are also links to local classified ads in that area. Information is available on crime, property prices, council issues, and there is a profile of the average family living there. If you input just the name of the town it will give you an overall profile of it incl. property prices and other information I would highly reccommend going to look at this site if you were considering buying a house. Just type in the postcode of the area the house is in and read all the information about it, it may assist you in making a decision. .

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                29.10.2000 04:41
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                If you are like me interested in the community that you live in then this site is the one for you. You are given information on education, police and crime statistics, local council and lots of area for search to find local cinemas, shops, and even Bingo halls if you are interested. All you have to do is go to the website and on the front page you will be asked for your postcode or the area you wish to search under if it is not yours. The site will then bring up all of the data about the area and provides very interesting reading. As a mother of two young children one of them nearing the age to start school. I am interested in the education in the area and how well our schools are doing. It is important to me to see what the crime is like and what sort of life my child might lead were I to stay living in this area. I also feel it is important to keep in touch with the local council and their goings on. The site also provides you with details of the local counciler and his or her email address so you are able to contact them about matters concerning the borough. Why not give this site a try I am sure you will end up bookmarking it for future use! I am not certain how often the site is updated however, they do offer an email service for you. In which they contact you by email to inform you of any changes to the area you live in.

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                29.10.2000 04:13
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                The idea behind upmystreet is great, type in a post code (or town name) and find out all sort of useful information about that area - everything from house prices to crime statistics to local schools. On top of that you can then search for the nearest hotel, cinema, sport shop etc - and I have found these results quite accurate (though some of the distances do seem a bit optimistic) - usefullly the results give phone numbers and addresses. On the minus side most of the information is provided by third parties so the data is only as good as the feed and sometimes the data is incomplete e.g. the "Find My Nearest" information is provided by Thomson Directories, so I guess if someone doesn't pay to appear in the Thomson Directory it won't appear on this site. Neverrtheless - it's all very useful stuff - and just the sort of information you need if you are thinking of moving to a particular area or you are visiting somewhere and need to know a bit more, or even if you already live there! The site has undergone a bit of revision since my first visit with the original black look replaced by a much better white and biege look. Navigation is quite easy, though it appears the only way to get back to the main search results once you go down the "Find My Nearest" route is to use the back button. My major gripe is that so much of the really interesting information is missing when you search on a scottish location. The site does not list any house prices, crime stats, local council information or education info. for scotland. I guess that this information just isn't available for Scotland. Another down side is the amount of advertising on the site - especially the main search results page, at times it becomes intrusive. Overall a great site - loads of really useful information (even if some of it is missing for Scotland).

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                  12.10.2000 21:24
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                  Upmystreet.co.uk this site is not initially dedicated to selling property on line, but if you already have a property that you are interested in and want to know more about the area you are living in and the average cost of property in the area then this is the site for you. All you need to do is type in the URL above which will take you to the site, the next stage is to either type in the postcode of the property or the area that it is located in and it will take you to all the details on that area. Including: House Prices Crime rates Local Services Local pubs and eating out Local Education Local Authority And many more, this site could prove vital when moving to an area which you are unsure about, or if you have just moved and want to know all about your local area. Hope this is of use

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                  31.07.2000 03:59
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                  This site is fantastic. I'm not one for trawling through loads of pages in a reference book in a library just to find the figures that I want or to have to look through yet another book to find details on something else. With this site I have it all at my fingertips, crime statistics, schools tables for the local area, who my local Mp is and if accesible how to get in touch with them. We used it when we moved house and I am now using it again to compare schools to decide on the ones we want to take a closer look at before we put our sons name down. It just saves you loads of time searching at the library and you can do it more quickly, when you want to do it (ie 2am if needs be) and you only get the information you need. All in all a useful resource

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                  26.07.2000 23:08
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                  Upmystreet is a great site. You simply type in the postcode of any street in the whole of the UK, and in a few seconds it comes up with all the information you could possibly need about that area, such as schools info, unemployment rate, local services such as cash machines, shops, etc., crime rates, GCSE and A-Level pass rates, house prices for each type of house, it's amazing! This is well worth using as it's free, quick and easy-to-use!

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