That'll be the chav tossers at Hallett Cove then.
That'll be the chav tossers at Hallett Cove then.
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Thanks Jessica and Judi, Tina, keith & Nick (hope I've not missed anyone out) for your replies. I think I'm starting to get to that stage where I'm wondering if we're doing the right thing. I could tell you loads of stories which I have witnessed personally (we live in Boston by-the-way - apparently the fat capital of the UK). But your reply (and those of others too) is an indication that there is a better way of life to be discovered. 10 years ago we moved here and we are now seeing the difference. There is a total lack of respect for other people from certain types who are not brought up but dragged up. I appreciate that there are sometimes reasons for how people turn out this way, but the law is definately on the side of criminals and the unruly element. I had to write to my mp as my son was beaten up by a gang in Boston's central park (because he was wearing pink trainers). The lad was known to the courts and had by his own admission, admitted to just having come out of juvenile detention. He also threatened to knife our daughter (21) who was up from London where she is studying at the Central school Of Speech & Drama as a Film/Theatre Director. Just imagine if he'd have done it. The only thing that was stopping him was that it was on a Wedesday afternoon on Market Day and that there were loads of shoppers present who would have witnessed it!! The Police didn't arrest him, and made no attempts to even days afterwards. Indeed, I had to go in and demand something was done and I also (I felt) had to tell them that I was a nurse just to get them to accept that my son came from (I'd like to think) good stock, and wasn't involved in a 'baseball-hat-white-tracky-wearing' youth gang brawl. They arrested him eventually when he was seen brazenly walking across their car park!!! My kids were told that they would not have to sit in the same room as his friends and family when they went to court (in Boston believe me this matters tremendously) and as usual, after having been given guarantees that this would not happen, .........it did. No wonder people don't want to give evidence. I believe that the prosecution stated that they would not be 'doing' him for the threat to stab our daughter as this would lead to a higher court becoming involved etc etc, and so he got off with a £75.00 fine and was able to pay it in affordable denominations. That was two years ago and he still hasn't paid it off!!!!
Anyway, food for thought. from what you've all said, it doesn't appear to be as bad, although as we all know, you can find trouble wherever you go. we just want to minimise the risks that's all. Glad that I've got a few of us 'talking' as-it-were. Many Many thanks.
Looking forward to coming over in May just to see a little for ourselves.
Alan & Pauline
So, I was going to ask (Nick) what EHC means? I take it that that means East Hallet Cove? Is this an area to avoid d'you think? where do you live and where would you recommend to settle? Chavs, and their staffies - god bless 'em!!!
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Have to agree with Keith , as snobby as it sounds we were kinda hoping that the sourt of people making the move are not the folk that let there 12,13,14 year olds hang around late at night making hastle for others. When on our reccie we laughed at where all the teens miust be at night because apart from the very odd ocassion we never saw any , where were they....lol. Cheers Graham
EHC stands for elite hallett cove. They dont seem to be into the sort of trouble you are talking about. They graffitti around,(which is big out here) caused some trouble at a party and hang around the shops at HC. I used to look and think they looked like pommy chavs and have been since told by a girl who goes to the local school most of the members are english
my only comment is why do the english always end up causing trouble be it at football or punch ups on holidays!! :embarrassed:embarrased to say im english!!:(
Ian, Rachel, Harry 16 & Georgia 13
Arrived in Adelaide 14th June 2008
When we were looking for an area to buy we came across Hallett Cove and without knowing anything about the area we went into the Estate Agent there and the man working there said "its like Little Britain here", with that we said thank you but that is not for us and left!
You only have to look at Elizabeth, the area where the majority of post war British migrants settled and now one of the worst areas in Adelaide to know that in a few years Hallett Cove will be the new Elizabeth.
We moved to Australia to get away from all the problems associated with living in Britain.
We have come to the other side of the world to start our life from scratch, why would we choose to live in a "Little Britain", if we loved living in Britain that much we would have stayed there!