Clementhorpe in York named one of the hippest places to live in UK

York suburb named one of the hippest places to live in UK

Barrowboy Steve Dixon in Bishopthorpe Road, York

Julia Holding of the Pig & Pastry

Frankie Hayes, of Jonny’s Cookshop: “It’s the people that really make this place ‘cool’. It is within walking distance to the city, so people are out of their cars, talking to each other more."

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THERE may be no sign of Hugh Grant or Julia Roberts, but an area of York has been named as the city’s answer to Notting Hill in a list of the hippest places to live in Britain.

Clementhorpe has been ranked at ninth place in The Times top 30 of the coolest places to live, and likened to the trendy London suburb, the setting for the 1999 romantic comedy of the same name, beating Jesmond in Newcastle, Jericho in Oxford and Kemp Town in Brighton.

The top spot in The Times league table went to Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, which is described as a haven for artists, musicians and New Agers, and second place to Bethnal Green in London, a magnet for hipsters.

Clementhorpe – which includes streets near to Bishopthorpe Road and Terry Avenue –is described by The Times as being a once boring suburb until a number of cafés and a deli opened in “Bishy Road”.

Kevin Coundon, manager at estate agent William H Brown, said: “New shops, restaurants and bars have attracted young professionals to live in the area. It’s an up-and-coming trendy area and it’s no longer seen as a Victorian street of houses.

“House prices have always been high in Bishopthorpe Road. You have never really got too much for your money in Bishopthorpe Road or South Bank, but it’s all about the location.”

House prices in Clementhorpe are estimated at about £200,000 for a Victorian two-up, two-down, while a three-storey house with three or four bedrooms might sell for about £300,000 or more.

The Times notes that professionals chose to live in Clementhorpe for its walkability and small-scale entrepreneurs appreciated its value.

Other places to feature in the top ten include Stockbriddge in Devon, Folkestone in Kent, Frome in Somerset and Kelvingrove in Glasgow.


CAMILLA JAMES spoke to some of the people who live and work in Clementhorpe.

Giuseppe Lombardo, 34, of Trinacria Sicilian Cafe Bar, said: “York in general is a nice place to live. It is touristy and good for a business like mine. This part of town is nice because it is close to the centre. There is plenty of accommodation here, and there is a vibrant atmosphere because of all the young families.”

Kate Kay, 36, actor, said: “It is like living in a separate village. It has a community feel, but without the trappings of a village. There is a varied group of people here and a mixed age group, so there is a cross-section of society.

"There is just a general good feeling about the place. I agree with The Times, because it is a supportive community, with good schools, surrounded by green areas and is accessible to the city centre.”

Vicky Harris, 48, Millie’s Fruit & Veg: “There is a steady stream of people, and it gets particularly busy on the weekends. There is a beautiful racecourse and a nice park surrounding us.”

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10:55am Fri 22 Mar 13

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Hebdon Bridge? The Times list was assembled by a drunk...
Hebdon Bridge? The Times list was assembled by a drunk... Garrowby Turnoff
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12:12pm Fri 22 Mar 13

BKKYorkshireboy says...

Clementhorpe? I live there and didn't even know it was called that!! Bishy Rd all the way..
Clementhorpe? I live there and didn't even know it was called that!! Bishy Rd all the way.. BKKYorkshireboy
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12:47pm Fri 22 Mar 13

anti-rant says...

Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
Hebdon Bridge? The Times list was assembled by a drunk...
When was the last time you were in Hebdon Bridge? Lovely but definitely not a place for Daily Mail readers!
[quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: Hebdon Bridge? The Times list was assembled by a drunk...[/p][/quote]When was the last time you were in Hebdon Bridge? Lovely but definitely not a place for Daily Mail readers! anti-rant
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12:48pm Fri 22 Mar 13

notmyrealname says...

well deserved publicity... some of the friendliest people you could wish for in all those shops and cafes
well deserved publicity... some of the friendliest people you could wish for in all those shops and cafes notmyrealname
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12:49pm Fri 22 Mar 13

notmyrealname says...

and it was NEVER a boring suburb ... cheek of it
and it was NEVER a boring suburb ... cheek of it notmyrealname
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1:11pm Fri 22 Mar 13

Wrangle says...

Nice part of town.
Nice part of town. Wrangle
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1:17pm Fri 22 Mar 13

prince naseem says...

hardly thought they were going to say Chappy or Tang Hall
hardly thought they were going to say Chappy or Tang Hall prince naseem
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1:51pm Fri 22 Mar 13

pedalling paul says...

I often pass by that way, and am pleased to see lots of local shoppers getting around by bike.
I often pass by that way, and am pleased to see lots of local shoppers getting around by bike. pedalling paul
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1:51pm Fri 22 Mar 13

MrsHoney says...

I went to Hebden Bridge a couple of years ago as I'd read it was very bohemian. There are a lot of arty shops etc around but it wasn't as good as I was hoping. If it's the best place in Britain then that's a bit disappointing.

As for Bishopthorpe Rd, I drive along there every day but have never been as a pedestrian. I am always jealous of people in the area having such nice shops but I wouldn't want to live there, too much into the centre for my liking. But some people obviously like city life. If the carpark was more accessible I'd think about stopping but I see people waiting ages to get out so that puts me off. I've never heard of Clementhorpe though!! lol.
I went to Hebden Bridge a couple of years ago as I'd read it was very bohemian. There are a lot of arty shops etc around but it wasn't as good as I was hoping. If it's the best place in Britain then that's a bit disappointing. As for Bishopthorpe Rd, I drive along there every day but have never been as a pedestrian. I am always jealous of people in the area having such nice shops but I wouldn't want to live there, too much into the centre for my liking. But some people obviously like city life. If the carpark was more accessible I'd think about stopping but I see people waiting ages to get out so that puts me off. I've never heard of Clementhorpe though!! lol. MrsHoney
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2:11pm Fri 22 Mar 13

I said says...

Bishy road....care in the community.
Bishy road....care in the community. I said
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3:05pm Fri 22 Mar 13

SB Dubs says...

I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.
I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name. SB Dubs
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3:10pm Fri 22 Mar 13

SB Dubs says...

MrsHoney wrote:
I went to Hebden Bridge a couple of years ago as I'd read it was very bohemian. There are a lot of arty shops etc around but it wasn't as good as I was hoping. If it's the best place in Britain then that's a bit disappointing.

As for Bishopthorpe Rd, I drive along there every day but have never been as a pedestrian. I am always jealous of people in the area having such nice shops but I wouldn't want to live there, too much into the centre for my liking. But some people obviously like city life. If the carpark was more accessible I'd think about stopping but I see people waiting ages to get out so that puts me off. I've never heard of Clementhorpe though!! lol.
Yes you drive through it. You are probably one of the many that choke up the road at 8.30 on a morning. We don't live in the city centre, just close enough to walk to it. We don't need cars.Fantastic !
[quote][p][bold]MrsHoney[/bold] wrote: I went to Hebden Bridge a couple of years ago as I'd read it was very bohemian. There are a lot of arty shops etc around but it wasn't as good as I was hoping. If it's the best place in Britain then that's a bit disappointing. As for Bishopthorpe Rd, I drive along there every day but have never been as a pedestrian. I am always jealous of people in the area having such nice shops but I wouldn't want to live there, too much into the centre for my liking. But some people obviously like city life. If the carpark was more accessible I'd think about stopping but I see people waiting ages to get out so that puts me off. I've never heard of Clementhorpe though!! lol.[/p][/quote]Yes you drive through it. You are probably one of the many that choke up the road at 8.30 on a morning. We don't live in the city centre, just close enough to walk to it. We don't need cars.Fantastic ! SB Dubs
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3:15pm Fri 22 Mar 13

gmc_1963 says...

I think I'll go to the Swan tonight
I think I'll go to the Swan tonight gmc_1963
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3:29pm Fri 22 Mar 13

MrsHoney says...

SB Dubs wrote:
MrsHoney wrote:
I went to Hebden Bridge a couple of years ago as I'd read it was very bohemian. There are a lot of arty shops etc around but it wasn't as good as I was hoping. If it's the best place in Britain then that's a bit disappointing.

As for Bishopthorpe Rd, I drive along there every day but have never been as a pedestrian. I am always jealous of people in the area having such nice shops but I wouldn't want to live there, too much into the centre for my liking. But some people obviously like city life. If the carpark was more accessible I'd think about stopping but I see people waiting ages to get out so that puts me off. I've never heard of Clementhorpe though!! lol.
Yes you drive through it. You are probably one of the many that choke up the road at 8.30 on a morning. We don't live in the city centre, just close enough to walk to it. We don't need cars.Fantastic !
Well, I go along it at 7.15 in the morning actually when there is very little traffic and why shouldn't I?! That is what it is there for after all. If you live in the city expect cars. As for not needing a car, fine, if all you ever want to do is go into York centre then that's great for you.
[quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrsHoney[/bold] wrote: I went to Hebden Bridge a couple of years ago as I'd read it was very bohemian. There are a lot of arty shops etc around but it wasn't as good as I was hoping. If it's the best place in Britain then that's a bit disappointing. As for Bishopthorpe Rd, I drive along there every day but have never been as a pedestrian. I am always jealous of people in the area having such nice shops but I wouldn't want to live there, too much into the centre for my liking. But some people obviously like city life. If the carpark was more accessible I'd think about stopping but I see people waiting ages to get out so that puts me off. I've never heard of Clementhorpe though!! lol.[/p][/quote]Yes you drive through it. You are probably one of the many that choke up the road at 8.30 on a morning. We don't live in the city centre, just close enough to walk to it. We don't need cars.Fantastic ![/p][/quote]Well, I go along it at 7.15 in the morning actually when there is very little traffic and why shouldn't I?! That is what it is there for after all. If you live in the city expect cars. As for not needing a car, fine, if all you ever want to do is go into York centre then that's great for you. MrsHoney
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3:43pm Fri 22 Mar 13

Mulgrave says...

SB Dubs wrote:
MrsHoney wrote:
I went to Hebden Bridge a couple of years ago as I'd read it was very bohemian. There are a lot of arty shops etc around but it wasn't as good as I was hoping. If it's the best place in Britain then that's a bit disappointing.

As for Bishopthorpe Rd, I drive along there every day but have never been as a pedestrian. I am always jealous of people in the area having such nice shops but I wouldn't want to live there, too much into the centre for my liking. But some people obviously like city life. If the carpark was more accessible I'd think about stopping but I see people waiting ages to get out so that puts me off. I've never heard of Clementhorpe though!! lol.
Yes you drive through it. You are probably one of the many that choke up the road at 8.30 on a morning. We don't live in the city centre, just close enough to walk to it. We don't need cars.Fantastic !
Personally I like the fact it is a busy through route, and MrsHoney is welcome to drive on the public highway whenever she likes as far as I am concerned! Car ownership appears as high here as elsewhere in the city, but of course the owners don't use them to drive into the city.
[quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrsHoney[/bold] wrote: I went to Hebden Bridge a couple of years ago as I'd read it was very bohemian. There are a lot of arty shops etc around but it wasn't as good as I was hoping. If it's the best place in Britain then that's a bit disappointing. As for Bishopthorpe Rd, I drive along there every day but have never been as a pedestrian. I am always jealous of people in the area having such nice shops but I wouldn't want to live there, too much into the centre for my liking. But some people obviously like city life. If the carpark was more accessible I'd think about stopping but I see people waiting ages to get out so that puts me off. I've never heard of Clementhorpe though!! lol.[/p][/quote]Yes you drive through it. You are probably one of the many that choke up the road at 8.30 on a morning. We don't live in the city centre, just close enough to walk to it. We don't need cars.Fantastic ![/p][/quote]Personally I like the fact it is a busy through route, and MrsHoney is welcome to drive on the public highway whenever she likes as far as I am concerned! Car ownership appears as high here as elsewhere in the city, but of course the owners don't use them to drive into the city. Mulgrave
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4:07pm Fri 22 Mar 13

whats the word says...

SB Dubs wrote:
I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.
In the time ive lived in this area, (since the 1970's) it has never been "run down".
I suggest you take a short hop across to Gipton to see what run down looks like.
[quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.[/p][/quote]In the time ive lived in this area, (since the 1970's) it has never been "run down". I suggest you take a short hop across to Gipton to see what run down looks like. whats the word
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4:10pm Fri 22 Mar 13

whats the word says...

MrsHoney wrote:
I went to Hebden Bridge a couple of years ago as I'd read it was very bohemian. There are a lot of arty shops etc around but it wasn't as good as I was hoping. If it's the best place in Britain then that's a bit disappointing.

As for Bishopthorpe Rd, I drive along there every day but have never been as a pedestrian. I am always jealous of people in the area having such nice shops but I wouldn't want to live there, too much into the centre for my liking. But some people obviously like city life. If the carpark was more accessible I'd think about stopping but I see people waiting ages to get out so that puts me off. I've never heard of Clementhorpe though!! lol.
We dont need to waste any money on the car park.
Park your car up further up in South Bank and walk a little.
That is the answer.
[quote][p][bold]MrsHoney[/bold] wrote: I went to Hebden Bridge a couple of years ago as I'd read it was very bohemian. There are a lot of arty shops etc around but it wasn't as good as I was hoping. If it's the best place in Britain then that's a bit disappointing. As for Bishopthorpe Rd, I drive along there every day but have never been as a pedestrian. I am always jealous of people in the area having such nice shops but I wouldn't want to live there, too much into the centre for my liking. But some people obviously like city life. If the carpark was more accessible I'd think about stopping but I see people waiting ages to get out so that puts me off. I've never heard of Clementhorpe though!! lol.[/p][/quote]We dont need to waste any money on the car park. Park your car up further up in South Bank and walk a little. That is the answer. whats the word
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4:20pm Fri 22 Mar 13

sheps lad says...

whats the word wrote:
MrsHoney wrote:
I went to Hebden Bridge a couple of years ago as I'd read it was very bohemian. There are a lot of arty shops etc around but it wasn't as good as I was hoping. If it's the best place in Britain then that's a bit disappointing.

As for Bishopthorpe Rd, I drive along there every day but have never been as a pedestrian. I am always jealous of people in the area having such nice shops but I wouldn't want to live there, too much into the centre for my liking. But some people obviously like city life. If the carpark was more accessible I'd think about stopping but I see people waiting ages to get out so that puts me off. I've never heard of Clementhorpe though!! lol.
We dont need to waste any money on the car park.
Park your car up further up in South Bank and walk a little.
That is the answer.
But don't go faster than 20mph to grt there!
[quote][p][bold]whats the word[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrsHoney[/bold] wrote: I went to Hebden Bridge a couple of years ago as I'd read it was very bohemian. There are a lot of arty shops etc around but it wasn't as good as I was hoping. If it's the best place in Britain then that's a bit disappointing. As for Bishopthorpe Rd, I drive along there every day but have never been as a pedestrian. I am always jealous of people in the area having such nice shops but I wouldn't want to live there, too much into the centre for my liking. But some people obviously like city life. If the carpark was more accessible I'd think about stopping but I see people waiting ages to get out so that puts me off. I've never heard of Clementhorpe though!! lol.[/p][/quote]We dont need to waste any money on the car park. Park your car up further up in South Bank and walk a little. That is the answer.[/p][/quote]But don't go faster than 20mph to grt there! sheps lad
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4:31pm Fri 22 Mar 13

SB Dubs says...

whats the word wrote:
MrsHoney wrote:
I went to Hebden Bridge a couple of years ago as I'd read it was very bohemian. There are a lot of arty shops etc around but it wasn't as good as I was hoping. If it's the best place in Britain then that's a bit disappointing.

As for Bishopthorpe Rd, I drive along there every day but have never been as a pedestrian. I am always jealous of people in the area having such nice shops but I wouldn't want to live there, too much into the centre for my liking. But some people obviously like city life. If the carpark was more accessible I'd think about stopping but I see people waiting ages to get out so that puts me off. I've never heard of Clementhorpe though!! lol.
We dont need to waste any money on the car park.
Park your car up further up in South Bank and walk a little.
That is the answer.
Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car park, and do handy to walk into the city centre, like iti have said before
[quote][p][bold]whats the word[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrsHoney[/bold] wrote: I went to Hebden Bridge a couple of years ago as I'd read it was very bohemian. There are a lot of arty shops etc around but it wasn't as good as I was hoping. If it's the best place in Britain then that's a bit disappointing. As for Bishopthorpe Rd, I drive along there every day but have never been as a pedestrian. I am always jealous of people in the area having such nice shops but I wouldn't want to live there, too much into the centre for my liking. But some people obviously like city life. If the carpark was more accessible I'd think about stopping but I see people waiting ages to get out so that puts me off. I've never heard of Clementhorpe though!! lol.[/p][/quote]We dont need to waste any money on the car park. Park your car up further up in South Bank and walk a little. That is the answer.[/p][/quote]Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car park, and do handy to walk into the city centre, like iti have said before SB Dubs
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4:34pm Fri 22 Mar 13

SB Dubs says...

whats the word wrote:
SB Dubs wrote:
I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.
In the time ive lived in this area, (since the 1970's) it has never been "run down".
I suggest you take a short hop across to Gipton to see what run down looks like.
Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car park, and do handy to walk into the city centre, like iti have said before
[quote][p][bold]whats the word[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.[/p][/quote]In the time ive lived in this area, (since the 1970's) it has never been "run down". I suggest you take a short hop across to Gipton to see what run down looks like.[/p][/quote]Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car park, and do handy to walk into the city centre, like iti have said before SB Dubs
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4:43pm Fri 22 Mar 13

SB Dubs says...

SB Dubs wrote:
whats the word wrote:
SB Dubs wrote:
I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.
In the time ive lived in this area, (since the 1970's) it has never been "run down".
I suggest you take a short hop across to Gipton to see what run down looks like.
Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car park, and do handy to walk into the city centre, like iti have said before
I have lived in York for 50 plus years. My family are from Clementhorpe and I remember when it was full of undesirables and dog muck. Then they pulled a lot of the houses down and built council flats Cherry St and Darnborough Street etc. Some of the above still stayed.
[quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whats the word[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.[/p][/quote]In the time ive lived in this area, (since the 1970's) it has never been "run down". I suggest you take a short hop across to Gipton to see what run down looks like.[/p][/quote]Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car park, and do handy to walk into the city centre, like iti have said before[/p][/quote]I have lived in York for 50 plus years. My family are from Clementhorpe and I remember when it was full of undesirables and dog muck. Then they pulled a lot of the houses down and built council flats Cherry St and Darnborough Street etc. Some of the above still stayed. SB Dubs
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4:43pm Fri 22 Mar 13

BKKYorkshireboy says...

gmc_1963 wrote:
I think I'll go to the Swan tonight
Then the Slip.. then back to the Swan. My Friday night plan in approx 90 mins.. mine's a Landlord if you are buying gmc1963!
[quote][p][bold]gmc_1963[/bold] wrote: I think I'll go to the Swan tonight[/p][/quote]Then the Slip.. then back to the Swan. My Friday night plan in approx 90 mins.. mine's a Landlord if you are buying gmc1963! BKKYorkshireboy
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4:46pm Fri 22 Mar 13

Mulgrave says...

SB Dubs wrote:
SB Dubs wrote:
whats the word wrote:
SB Dubs wrote:
I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.
In the time ive lived in this area, (since the 1970's) it has never been "run down".
I suggest you take a short hop across to Gipton to see what run down looks like.
Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car park, and do handy to walk into the city centre, like iti have said before
I have lived in York for 50 plus years. My family are from Clementhorpe and I remember when it was full of undesirables and dog muck. Then they pulled a lot of the houses down and built council flats Cherry St and Darnborough Street etc. Some of the above still stayed.
Unfortunately there is still a lot of dog muck around
[quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whats the word[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.[/p][/quote]In the time ive lived in this area, (since the 1970's) it has never been "run down". I suggest you take a short hop across to Gipton to see what run down looks like.[/p][/quote]Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car park, and do handy to walk into the city centre, like iti have said before[/p][/quote]I have lived in York for 50 plus years. My family are from Clementhorpe and I remember when it was full of undesirables and dog muck. Then they pulled a lot of the houses down and built council flats Cherry St and Darnborough Street etc. Some of the above still stayed.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately there is still a lot of dog muck around Mulgrave
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5:32pm Fri 22 Mar 13

whats the word says...

SB Dubs wrote:
whats the word wrote:
SB Dubs wrote:
I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.
In the time ive lived in this area, (since the 1970's) it has never been "run down".
I suggest you take a short hop across to Gipton to see what run down looks like.
Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car park, and do handy to walk into the city centre, like iti have said before
Vote for res parking then.
Owing a house doesnt come with "park out front " rights.
Nor does having res park.
I do agree with Knavesmire Road tho, people saving £25 per week as they drive into work should be stopped !
[quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whats the word[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.[/p][/quote]In the time ive lived in this area, (since the 1970's) it has never been "run down". I suggest you take a short hop across to Gipton to see what run down looks like.[/p][/quote]Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car park, and do handy to walk into the city centre, like iti have said before[/p][/quote]Vote for res parking then. Owing a house doesnt come with "park out front " rights. Nor does having res park. I do agree with Knavesmire Road tho, people saving £25 per week as they drive into work should be stopped ! whats the word
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5:37pm Fri 22 Mar 13

whats the word says...

SB Dubs wrote:
SB Dubs wrote:
whats the word wrote:
SB Dubs wrote:
I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.
In the time ive lived in this area, (since the 1970's) it has never been "run down".
I suggest you take a short hop across to Gipton to see what run down looks like.
Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car park, and do handy to walk into the city centre, like iti have said before
I have lived in York for 50 plus years. My family are from Clementhorpe and I remember when it was full of undesirables and dog muck. Then they pulled a lot of the houses down and built council flats Cherry St and Darnborough Street etc. Some of the above still stayed.
What a nice person .
'undesireables' indeed. Its snobby gits like you that make it a poorer area.
Ive lived in what you would call the slummy areas for a while, one thing i will say is they dont allow as much dog poop on the pavements as South Bank does.
Owing an over priced house clearly doesnt come with any social responsibility.
[quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whats the word[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.[/p][/quote]In the time ive lived in this area, (since the 1970's) it has never been "run down". I suggest you take a short hop across to Gipton to see what run down looks like.[/p][/quote]Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car park, and do handy to walk into the city centre, like iti have said before[/p][/quote]I have lived in York for 50 plus years. My family are from Clementhorpe and I remember when it was full of undesirables and dog muck. Then they pulled a lot of the houses down and built council flats Cherry St and Darnborough Street etc. Some of the above still stayed.[/p][/quote]What a nice person . 'undesireables' indeed. Its snobby gits like you that make it a poorer area. Ive lived in what you would call the slummy areas for a while, one thing i will say is they dont allow as much dog poop on the pavements as South Bank does. Owing an over priced house clearly doesnt come with any social responsibility. whats the word
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6:05pm Fri 22 Mar 13

goodoldjimgold says...

Best part of York, I love it.

I would also like to add that Knavesmire road is plenty wide enough for at least four vehicles. If you feel that this road is too narrow for vehicles to park on both sides you are clearly not a very confident driver and should probably just walk.

The bit on Scarcroft road near the crossing with residents parking on both sides is a different story.
Best part of York, I love it. I would also like to add that Knavesmire road is plenty wide enough for at least four vehicles. If you feel that this road is too narrow for vehicles to park on both sides you are clearly not a very confident driver and should probably just walk. The bit on Scarcroft road near the crossing with residents parking on both sides is a different story. goodoldjimgold
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6:10pm Fri 22 Mar 13

York Forever says...

I lived across the road from the small sainsburys up until last year, it was always a nice friendly atmosphere and you got to know all the shopkeepers well. I miss living there.
I lived across the road from the small sainsburys up until last year, it was always a nice friendly atmosphere and you got to know all the shopkeepers well. I miss living there. York Forever
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6:13pm Fri 22 Mar 13

York Forever says...

York Forever wrote:
I lived across the road from the small sainsburys up until last year, it was always a nice friendly atmosphere and you got to know all the shopkeepers well. I miss living there.
Oh except the drug dealing duo living at the bottom of Ann Street, making everybody's life hell. But apart from that issue pleasant place to live and bring up kids.
[quote][p][bold]York Forever[/bold] wrote: I lived across the road from the small sainsburys up until last year, it was always a nice friendly atmosphere and you got to know all the shopkeepers well. I miss living there.[/p][/quote]Oh except the drug dealing duo living at the bottom of Ann Street, making everybody's life hell. But apart from that issue pleasant place to live and bring up kids. York Forever
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6:24pm Fri 22 Mar 13

RoseD says...

MrsHoney wrote:
SB Dubs wrote:
MrsHoney wrote:
I went to Hebden Bridge a couple of years ago as I'd read it was very bohemian. There are a lot of arty shops etc around but it wasn't as good as I was hoping. If it's the best place in Britain then that's a bit disappointing.

As for Bishopthorpe Rd, I drive along there every day but have never been as a pedestrian. I am always jealous of people in the area having such nice shops but I wouldn't want to live there, too much into the centre for my liking. But some people obviously like city life. If the carpark was more accessible I'd think about stopping but I see people waiting ages to get out so that puts me off. I've never heard of Clementhorpe though!! lol.
Yes you drive through it. You are probably one of the many that choke up the road at 8.30 on a morning. We don't live in the city centre, just close enough to walk to it. We don't need cars.Fantastic !
Well, I go along it at 7.15 in the morning actually when there is very little traffic and why shouldn't I?! That is what it is there for after all. If you live in the city expect cars. As for not needing a car, fine, if all you ever want to do is go into York centre then that's great for you.
or if you cant walk far and cant afford a taxi, etc.

Actually in 2005 I did indeed stay in Bishy area for 5 days (walked better then) and I really liked the shops. Well done for a pleasant section of town.
[quote][p][bold]MrsHoney[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrsHoney[/bold] wrote: I went to Hebden Bridge a couple of years ago as I'd read it was very bohemian. There are a lot of arty shops etc around but it wasn't as good as I was hoping. If it's the best place in Britain then that's a bit disappointing. As for Bishopthorpe Rd, I drive along there every day but have never been as a pedestrian. I am always jealous of people in the area having such nice shops but I wouldn't want to live there, too much into the centre for my liking. But some people obviously like city life. If the carpark was more accessible I'd think about stopping but I see people waiting ages to get out so that puts me off. I've never heard of Clementhorpe though!! lol.[/p][/quote]Yes you drive through it. You are probably one of the many that choke up the road at 8.30 on a morning. We don't live in the city centre, just close enough to walk to it. We don't need cars.Fantastic ![/p][/quote]Well, I go along it at 7.15 in the morning actually when there is very little traffic and why shouldn't I?! That is what it is there for after all. If you live in the city expect cars. As for not needing a car, fine, if all you ever want to do is go into York centre then that's great for you.[/p][/quote]or if you cant walk far and cant afford a taxi, etc. Actually in 2005 I did indeed stay in Bishy area for 5 days (walked better then) and I really liked the shops. Well done for a pleasant section of town. RoseD
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7:05pm Fri 22 Mar 13

Buzz Light-year says...

SB Dubs wrote:
whats the word wrote:
SB Dubs wrote: I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.
In the time ive lived in this area, (since the 1970's) it has never been "run down". I suggest you take a short hop across to Gipton to see what run down looks like.
Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car park, and do handy to walk into the city centre, like iti have said before
Funny how often there's no such thing as rat-runs and the roads are public and we're entitled to *drive* on them as we see fit but the next minute it's mine and you're not entitled to *park* on it.
[quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whats the word[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.[/p][/quote]In the time ive lived in this area, (since the 1970's) it has never been "run down". I suggest you take a short hop across to Gipton to see what run down looks like.[/p][/quote]Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car park, and do handy to walk into the city centre, like iti have said before[/p][/quote]Funny how often there's no such thing as rat-runs and the roads are public and we're entitled to *drive* on them as we see fit but the next minute it's mine and you're not entitled to *park* on it. Buzz Light-year
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7:59pm Fri 22 Mar 13

SB Dubs says...

goodoldjimgold wrote:
Best part of York, I love it.

I would also like to add that Knavesmire road is plenty wide enough for at least four vehicles. If you feel that this road is too narrow for vehicles to park on both sides you are clearly not a very confident driver and should probably just walk.

The bit on Scarcroft road near the crossing with residents parking on both sides is a different story.
Have you seen the school kids crossing it to walk up to millthorpe? Crossing between parked cars that are belting at least 40 mph as they can't pull in for parked cars and buses. Accidents have happened there frequently. You maybe don't use that road often. Ask any resident in South Bank. But I agree with you about Scarcy Road parking and why they invested in 2 pedestrian crossings so close together is beyond me
[quote][p][bold]goodoldjimgold[/bold] wrote: Best part of York, I love it. I would also like to add that Knavesmire road is plenty wide enough for at least four vehicles. If you feel that this road is too narrow for vehicles to park on both sides you are clearly not a very confident driver and should probably just walk. The bit on Scarcroft road near the crossing with residents parking on both sides is a different story.[/p][/quote]Have you seen the school kids crossing it to walk up to millthorpe? Crossing between parked cars that are belting at least 40 mph as they can't pull in for parked cars and buses. Accidents have happened there frequently. You maybe don't use that road often. Ask any resident in South Bank. But I agree with you about Scarcy Road parking and why they invested in 2 pedestrian crossings so close together is beyond me SB Dubs
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8:04pm Fri 22 Mar 13

SB Dubs says...

whats the word wrote:
SB Dubs wrote:
SB Dubs wrote:
whats the word wrote:
SB Dubs wrote:
I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.
In the time ive lived in this area, (since the 1970's) it has never been "run down".
I suggest you take a short hop across to Gipton to see what run down looks like.
Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car park, and do handy to walk into the city centre, like iti have said before
I have lived in York for 50 plus years. My family are from Clementhorpe and I remember when it was full of undesirables and dog muck. Then they pulled a lot of the houses down and built council flats Cherry St and Darnborough Street etc. Some of the above still stayed.
What a nice person .
'undesireables' indeed. Its snobby gits like you that make it a poorer area.
Ive lived in what you would call the slummy areas for a while, one thing i will say is they dont allow as much dog poop on the pavements as South Bank does.
Owing an over priced house clearly doesnt come with any social responsibility.
When did I say 'slummy '? I am not a snob .I love the area just saying it used to be considered as run down a few years ago.
[quote][p][bold]whats the word[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whats the word[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.[/p][/quote]In the time ive lived in this area, (since the 1970's) it has never been "run down". I suggest you take a short hop across to Gipton to see what run down looks like.[/p][/quote]Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car park, and do handy to walk into the city centre, like iti have said before[/p][/quote]I have lived in York for 50 plus years. My family are from Clementhorpe and I remember when it was full of undesirables and dog muck. Then they pulled a lot of the houses down and built council flats Cherry St and Darnborough Street etc. Some of the above still stayed.[/p][/quote]What a nice person . 'undesireables' indeed. Its snobby gits like you that make it a poorer area. Ive lived in what you would call the slummy areas for a while, one thing i will say is they dont allow as much dog poop on the pavements as South Bank does. Owing an over priced house clearly doesnt come with any social responsibility.[/p][/quote]When did I say 'slummy '? I am not a snob .I love the area just saying it used to be considered as run down a few years ago. SB Dubs
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8:07pm Fri 22 Mar 13

SB Dubs says...

whats the word wrote:
SB Dubs wrote:
whats the word wrote:
SB Dubs wrote:
I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.
In the time ive lived in this area, (since the 1970's) it has never been "run down".
I suggest you take a short hop across to Gipton to see what run down looks like.
Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car park, and do handy to walk into the city centre, like iti have said before
Vote for res parking then.
Owing a house doesnt come with "park out front " rights.
Nor does having res park.
I do agree with Knavesmire Road tho, people saving £25 per week as they drive into work should be stopped !
You are tellng people to park in SOuth Bank and walk into town so they don't have to pay, but telling me to pay for residents parking! Why should I? That's how it all starts
[quote][p][bold]whats the word[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whats the word[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: I really can't believe some of these people commenting on this article. Firstly, at last York Press has acknowledged the area is Clementhorpe, NOT SOUTH BANK like you usually put, South Bank is further up Bishy Road from Southlands onwards. Also the area of Clementhorpe used to be really run down in the late 60's 70's and even 80's. Glad it has now found people who appreciate it, though they have probably migrated from the South and never known of its previous history, therefore never even knowing its name.[/p][/quote]In the time ive lived in this area, (since the 1970's) it has never been "run down". I suggest you take a short hop across to Gipton to see what run down looks like.[/p][/quote]Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car park, and do handy to walk into the city centre, like iti have said before[/p][/quote]Vote for res parking then. Owing a house doesnt come with "park out front " rights. Nor does having res park. I do agree with Knavesmire Road tho, people saving £25 per week as they drive into work should be stopped ![/p][/quote]You are tellng people to park in SOuth Bank and walk into town so they don't have to pay, but telling me to pay for residents parking! Why should I? That's how it all starts SB Dubs
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8:43pm Fri 22 Mar 13

Richard Feynman says...

A haven for artists, musicians, and New Agers? Better open a Job Centre, because that's a lot of unemployed people.

So what makes this place cool? Some douche selling fruit? A place where you can buy a croissant?

Oh Jesus.
A haven for artists, musicians, and New Agers? Better open a Job Centre, because that's a lot of unemployed people. So what makes this place cool? Some douche selling fruit? A place where you can buy a croissant? Oh Jesus. Richard Feynman
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9:09pm Fri 22 Mar 13

colette says...

I lived in Clementhorpe for a number of years - main problem was the traffic. Eventually moved away because we needed a bigger house, but while we lived there we enjoyed the local shops and the situation - could walk to most places :-)
I lived in Clementhorpe for a number of years - main problem was the traffic. Eventually moved away because we needed a bigger house, but while we lived there we enjoyed the local shops and the situation - could walk to most places :-) colette
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9:49pm Fri 22 Mar 13

eeoodares says...

Richard Feynman wrote:
A haven for artists, musicians, and New Agers? Better open a Job Centre, because that's a lot of unemployed people.

So what makes this place cool? Some douche selling fruit? A place where you can buy a croissant?

Oh Jesus.
The fact that you do not no why this is a desirable area to live in speaks volumes.
[quote][p][bold]Richard Feynman[/bold] wrote: A haven for artists, musicians, and New Agers? Better open a Job Centre, because that's a lot of unemployed people. So what makes this place cool? Some douche selling fruit? A place where you can buy a croissant? Oh Jesus.[/p][/quote]The fact that you do not no why this is a desirable area to live in speaks volumes. eeoodares
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11:00pm Fri 22 Mar 13

ColdAsChristmas says...

Yes Richard and I'll bet a lot of them are global warmers too!!!!!!!!!!!!
Say no more.
Yes Richard and I'll bet a lot of them are global warmers too!!!!!!!!!!!! Say no more. ColdAsChristmas
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12:51am Sat 23 Mar 13

Torkie says...

"Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car par"

Grade A moaning, brilliant.
"Yes park in front of my house ......free of charge....that's what everyone else does. Great when you can't get parked in front of your own home for people parking and walking into town. Or try parking in knavesmire road like the buses do and totally narrow it down . South Bank is just one free car par" Grade A moaning, brilliant. Torkie
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9:19am Sat 23 Mar 13

Garden Giant says...

best butchers in York on Bishy Road!
best butchers in York on Bishy Road! Garden Giant
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10:37am Sat 23 Mar 13

yorkgem says...

Comfortably the best suburb in central York.

Particular credit to the Bishy Rd traders for cultivating a great community spirit.

Special mention also for The Swan and Slip - two superb pubs that welcome everyone - Blue Bell owners take note!
Comfortably the best suburb in central York. Particular credit to the Bishy Rd traders for cultivating a great community spirit. Special mention also for The Swan and Slip - two superb pubs that welcome everyone - Blue Bell owners take note! yorkgem
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11:05am Sat 23 Mar 13

roskoboskovic says...

if you don t remember this area being run down in the 70 s then you can t have lived there.ebor st,lower ebor etc were all run down,the bottom end flooded and there were derelict properties.the whole thing about bishy rd being on a par with hebden bdge,kemp town etc is the funniest thing ever.its a small row of shops for gods sake.
if you don t remember this area being run down in the 70 s then you can t have lived there.ebor st,lower ebor etc were all run down,the bottom end flooded and there were derelict properties.the whole thing about bishy rd being on a par with hebden bdge,kemp town etc is the funniest thing ever.its a small row of shops for gods sake. roskoboskovic
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12:04pm Sat 23 Mar 13

Blythespirit says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
if you don t remember this area being run down in the 70 s then you can t have lived there.ebor st,lower ebor etc were all run down,the bottom end flooded and there were derelict properties.the whole thing about bishy rd being on a par with hebden bdge,kemp town etc is the funniest thing ever.its a small row of shops for gods sake.
I grew up on Bishy Road in the seventies and my family still live there now. Yes, there were run down parts, but this was the same everywhere in York in that decade. When we were kids the derelict houses that our parents strictly forbade us from going in were our playgrounds - and we knew where the good ones were all over York! I still love the area, though miss the post office and think some of the food shops are a bit over-priced and pretentious now. Still the best butchers in town though!
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: if you don t remember this area being run down in the 70 s then you can t have lived there.ebor st,lower ebor etc were all run down,the bottom end flooded and there were derelict properties.the whole thing about bishy rd being on a par with hebden bdge,kemp town etc is the funniest thing ever.its a small row of shops for gods sake.[/p][/quote]I grew up on Bishy Road in the seventies and my family still live there now. Yes, there were run down parts, but this was the same everywhere in York in that decade. When we were kids the derelict houses that our parents strictly forbade us from going in were our playgrounds - and we knew where the good ones were all over York! I still love the area, though miss the post office and think some of the food shops are a bit over-priced and pretentious now. Still the best butchers in town though! Blythespirit
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12:07pm Sat 23 Mar 13

Mulgrave says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
if you don t remember this area being run down in the 70 s then you can t have lived there.ebor st,lower ebor etc were all run down,the bottom end flooded and there were derelict properties.the whole thing about bishy rd being on a par with hebden bdge,kemp town etc is the funniest thing ever.its a small row of shops for gods sake.
It is often forgotten now that there was a lot of 'planning blight' in the city in the 60's and 70's, victorian terraces were often regarded as problems and there was talk of building an inner ring road. The National and Provincial Building Society would not consider a house in Surtees Street as suitable mortgage security in 1977 as they considered all non forecourt terraces in the city as likely candidates for demolition, and it was the council who provided me with the mortgage.

I believe there were a lot of old industrial buildings in Clementhorpe where the Postern Close development now stands.
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: if you don t remember this area being run down in the 70 s then you can t have lived there.ebor st,lower ebor etc were all run down,the bottom end flooded and there were derelict properties.the whole thing about bishy rd being on a par with hebden bdge,kemp town etc is the funniest thing ever.its a small row of shops for gods sake.[/p][/quote]It is often forgotten now that there was a lot of 'planning blight' in the city in the 60's and 70's, victorian terraces were often regarded as problems and there was talk of building an inner ring road. The National and Provincial Building Society would not consider a house in Surtees Street as suitable mortgage security in 1977 as they considered all non forecourt terraces in the city as likely candidates for demolition, and it was the council who provided me with the mortgage. I believe there were a lot of old industrial buildings in Clementhorpe where the Postern Close development now stands. Mulgrave
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12:53pm Sat 23 Mar 13

bloodaxe says...

Infinitely better than Jericho but not as cool as Haxby.
Infinitely better than Jericho but not as cool as Haxby. bloodaxe
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1:22pm Sat 23 Mar 13

cheekymouse says...

Richard Feynman wrote:
A haven for artists, musicians, and New Agers? Better open a Job Centre, because that's a lot of unemployed people.

So what makes this place cool? Some douche selling fruit? A place where you can buy a croissant?

Oh Jesus.
Ha ha!!! Rich people and drugs....expensive deli...It does feel like Notting Hill London in that it's bourgeois.It doesn't come close to Fulford or villages south of York
[quote][p][bold]Richard Feynman[/bold] wrote: A haven for artists, musicians, and New Agers? Better open a Job Centre, because that's a lot of unemployed people. So what makes this place cool? Some douche selling fruit? A place where you can buy a croissant? Oh Jesus.[/p][/quote]Ha ha!!! Rich people and drugs....expensive deli...It does feel like Notting Hill London in that it's bourgeois.It doesn't come close to Fulford or villages south of York cheekymouse
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2:47pm Sat 23 Mar 13

R'Marcus says...

notmyrealname wrote:
well deserved publicity... some of the friendliest people you could wish for in all those shops and cafes
I agree.
I really love driving through the area, and stopping off some of the beautiful businesses.
[quote][p][bold]notmyrealname[/bold] wrote: well deserved publicity... some of the friendliest people you could wish for in all those shops and cafes[/p][/quote]I agree. I really love driving through the area, and stopping off some of the beautiful businesses. R'Marcus
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3:09pm Sat 23 Mar 13

SB Dubs says...

cheekymouse wrote:
Richard Feynman wrote:
A haven for artists, musicians, and New Agers? Better open a Job Centre, because that's a lot of unemployed people.

So what makes this place cool? Some douche selling fruit? A place where you can buy a croissant?

Oh Jesus.
Ha ha!!! Rich people and drugs....expensive deli...It does feel like Notting Hill London in that it's bourgeois.It doesn't come close to Fulford or villages south of York
Fulford is nice but can be snobby . And they only have the Co-op and one charity shop in comparison to Bish Road
[quote][p][bold]cheekymouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Richard Feynman[/bold] wrote: A haven for artists, musicians, and New Agers? Better open a Job Centre, because that's a lot of unemployed people. So what makes this place cool? Some douche selling fruit? A place where you can buy a croissant? Oh Jesus.[/p][/quote]Ha ha!!! Rich people and drugs....expensive deli...It does feel like Notting Hill London in that it's bourgeois.It doesn't come close to Fulford or villages south of York[/p][/quote]Fulford is nice but can be snobby . And they only have the Co-op and one charity shop in comparison to Bish Road SB Dubs
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7:45pm Sat 23 Mar 13

loveyork says...

SB Dubs wrote:
cheekymouse wrote:
Richard Feynman wrote:
A haven for artists, musicians, and New Agers? Better open a Job Centre, because that's a lot of unemployed people.

So what makes this place cool? Some douche selling fruit? A place where you can buy a croissant?

Oh Jesus.
Ha ha!!! Rich people and drugs....expensive deli...It does feel like Notting Hill London in that it's bourgeois.It doesn't come close to Fulford or villages south of York
Fulford is nice but can be snobby . And they only have the Co-op and one charity shop in comparison to Bish Road
fulford lacks atmosphere ...and having lived in a village south of York they are full of people with large mortgages who don't even venture out to the village pub to mix with the locals...having lived in London and on the continent bishy road is great... sorry you clearly don't get the vibe of the area! p.s im not rich or a drug taker. just a woman in her early 50s that appreciates the local area.
[quote][p][bold]SB Dubs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cheekymouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Richard Feynman[/bold] wrote: A haven for artists, musicians, and New Agers? Better open a Job Centre, because that's a lot of unemployed people. So what makes this place cool? Some douche selling fruit? A place where you can buy a croissant? Oh Jesus.[/p][/quote]Ha ha!!! Rich people and drugs....expensive deli...It does feel like Notting Hill London in that it's bourgeois.It doesn't come close to Fulford or villages south of York[/p][/quote]Fulford is nice but can be snobby . And they only have the Co-op and one charity shop in comparison to Bish Road[/p][/quote]fulford lacks atmosphere ...and having lived in a village south of York they are full of people with large mortgages who don't even venture out to the village pub to mix with the locals...having lived in London and on the continent bishy road is great... sorry you clearly don't get the vibe of the area! p.s im not rich or a drug taker. just a woman in her early 50s that appreciates the local area. loveyork
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8:11pm Sat 23 Mar 13

stopatred says...

i grew up in this area i can still remember Cherry st with all the old buildings and i think Terrys factory owned the place where the caravan site is now at bottom of Vine st, was a great playground. happy days !!
i grew up in this area i can still remember Cherry st with all the old buildings and i think Terrys factory owned the place where the caravan site is now at bottom of Vine st, was a great playground. happy days !! stopatred
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8:27pm Mon 25 Mar 13

desmond tiblets says...

quality areas attract quality people.simple
quality areas attract quality people.simple desmond tiblets
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8:46pm Mon 25 Mar 13

Dr Robert says...

Bishy road was always a nice area to live, I lived in one of the houses on Caroline Street which ran from Bishy road to the now demolished Cygnet pub, all the streets off Nunnery lane ran down to Caroline street, that was in the fifties, then York council came along with compulsory purchase, demolished the lot and built a Council estate, Benedicts Road. The school I attended was on Cherry street, St Clements, demolished in the seventies the infant section is now a Doctors surgery, the Junior school part over the road is Council houses right up to Clementhorpe. Bishy road now, good to visit the Pubs and restaurants, then taxi home. As for Fulford road area, I see the undesirables spilling out of Ordnance lane every morning and gangs of them giving abuse to anyone they pass on their way to what was Fulford Cross.
Bishy road was always a nice area to live, I lived in one of the houses on Caroline Street which ran from Bishy road to the now demolished Cygnet pub, all the streets off Nunnery lane ran down to Caroline street, that was in the fifties, then York council came along with compulsory purchase, demolished the lot and built a Council estate, Benedicts Road. The school I attended was on Cherry street, St Clements, demolished in the seventies the infant section is now a Doctors surgery, the Junior school part over the road is Council houses right up to Clementhorpe. Bishy road now, good to visit the Pubs and restaurants, then taxi home. As for Fulford road area, I see the undesirables spilling out of Ordnance lane every morning and gangs of them giving abuse to anyone they pass on their way to what was Fulford Cross. Dr Robert
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9:13pm Tue 26 Mar 13

Clementhorpe says...

It has always been a decent place, despite the best efforts of the council to talk the area down in the 1970s. I can say this with authority having lived in Clementhorpe for over 40 years. It was cetainly never a run down area. Clementhorpe consisted of solid terraced housing and people working and getting on with their lives, not expecting any help from anybody and certainly not getting it. There was less dog mess and litter back then, as it was the kind of place where the residents were responsible and they certainly kept their front steps and pavements clean. Unfortunately these residents had to endure a planning blight caused by the Council's plans for an inner ring road, which would have smashed right through the centre of Clementhorpe with no regard for anybody. This situation continued for about five years, from 1971 (when the plans were approved) until finally sense prevailed, but the area did suffer great uncertainty during this period. From 1976 the council compounded the problems it had created by demolishing sound older buildings and replacing them with the new housing that can now be seen in and around Ebor Street. This led to the council using Compulsory Purchase Orders against home owners, many of whom lost their homes and had to start again from scratch. The council bought these houses for a few hundred pounds and yet much smaller houses that escaped the cull now sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds. So some very smart redbrick terraced housing was lost and replaced with modern houses and flats, which not only lacked character but came with problems of their own. But just like the inner ring road they called this "progress".....
It has always been a decent place, despite the best efforts of the council to talk the area down in the 1970s. I can say this with authority having lived in Clementhorpe for over 40 years. It was cetainly never a run down area. Clementhorpe consisted of solid terraced housing and people working and getting on with their lives, not expecting any help from anybody and certainly not getting it. There was less dog mess and litter back then, as it was the kind of place where the residents were responsible and they certainly kept their front steps and pavements clean. Unfortunately these residents had to endure a planning blight caused by the Council's plans for an inner ring road, which would have smashed right through the centre of Clementhorpe with no regard for anybody. This situation continued for about five years, from 1971 (when the plans were approved) until finally sense prevailed, but the area did suffer great uncertainty during this period. From 1976 the council compounded the problems it had created by demolishing sound older buildings and replacing them with the new housing that can now be seen in and around Ebor Street. This led to the council using Compulsory Purchase Orders against home owners, many of whom lost their homes and had to start again from scratch. The council bought these houses for a few hundred pounds and yet much smaller houses that escaped the cull now sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds. So some very smart redbrick terraced housing was lost and replaced with modern houses and flats, which not only lacked character but came with problems of their own. But just like the inner ring road they called this "progress"..... Clementhorpe
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3:40pm Thu 28 Mar 13

MrsPickles says...

I've lived in the area since the 80's when Bishy road had a fishmongers AND a post office and was never a 'dull suburb' !! The shops, cafes and restaurants are still some of the best in York run by dedicated, hard working people determined to keep the area alive - Hours of voluntary work went into the planning of the street parties and Festive Lights.
In fact the Street Party last July was the single biggest event held in the UK in conjunction Independents Day celebrations (a national campaign for Independent businesses)
Luckily there are plenty of people who appreciate the specialness of Bishy road and support the businesses.
Clementhorpe has it all -the River, Rowntree Park, Community Centres, great schools, and great people - just a great place to live if it would just warm up a bit !!!
I've lived in the area since the 80's when Bishy road had a fishmongers AND a post office and was never a 'dull suburb' !! The shops, cafes and restaurants are still some of the best in York run by dedicated, hard working people determined to keep the area alive - Hours of voluntary work went into the planning of the street parties and Festive Lights. In fact the Street Party last July was the single biggest event held in the UK in conjunction Independents Day celebrations (a national campaign for Independent businesses) Luckily there are plenty of people who appreciate the specialness of Bishy road and support the businesses. Clementhorpe has it all -the River, Rowntree Park, Community Centres, great schools, and great people - just a great place to live if it would just warm up a bit !!! MrsPickles
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11:05pm Thu 4 Apr 13

fileyflyer says...

Here the area has gone down hill since that very nice postman moved away lol!. just kidding, 8 happy years walking the streets of clementhorpe. miss all the lovely people.
Here the area has gone down hill since that very nice postman moved away lol!. just kidding, 8 happy years walking the streets of clementhorpe. miss all the lovely people. fileyflyer
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