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  • Nightlife is so poor .. Full of either Chavs/ Wannabe Ganstas (who think they are black and hard-done-by when they live in a four-bed semi and call their mum, mummy) OR even worse in some ways these stuck up pretensious wannabe ravers which is quite embarrassing .. No where to go if your underage .. Some local policeman are proper nob-cheeses
  • the roads are pathetic. The planners don't seem to have had a clue about building them. Consequently they suck big time. No room for future increase in traffic! Hello, what's up with that?
  • There's no cinema.
  • Very boring in the evenings. Ugly women think they are special..."get a grip I mean". Gradually joining up with the scum in Thatcham. Newbury = vodafone and the sad boring no lifers who work there. Born and bred then dead in Newbury....about 75% of the population I think.
  • Lack of cinema. No trains back from London after 23:35.
  • No cinema, thatcham next door
  • 1. The Car Parks- not many spaces, very expensive and outmoded Pay & Display system. More and more people are driving to Reading, Oxford or Basingstoke to shop. 2. The price of housing making it almost impossible for people to move here on their own
  • townies deciding theyre gonna 'come and get us'
  • No one wants to change and council won't let anyone have any fun.
  • Speed Humps & Speed Cameras, try a few more 30 mph signs instead, they are cheaper!!
  • Too mant pikey kids hanging around, booze costs way too much, Newbury's drug problem, House prices, Nothing much to do
  • The bouncers on the pubs every Friday night. A bit off-putting...
  • vodaphone trying to turn newbury into a matropolis
  • Grotty council estates e.g Turnpike The Nightingales Skylings Sandleford Rise
  • This town contains some of the most pretentious people I've ever had the misfortune to meet.And it's boring. And the lights were rubbish this Christmas.
  • Vodafone, house prices (the two are connected!)
  • Everyone knows each other. House Prices are rediculous. The recently Pedestrialised Town Center - Really annoying. 500 Fine for Drinking Alcohol on streets No Cinema, after they closed it 2 years ago. Warehouse/Charlies(or whatever they decide to call it - Awfull Nightclub

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Last updated: 2008-06-02

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