A hairy wart of a town in Essex that is primarily responsible for dragging the county down, at least more so than any other pile of concrete excretions for miles and miles around. Some of Basildon’s features and especially suburbs are truly on the same chav scale as any of the scum holes named and shamed on this fab site.
I’m glad to say I don’t live in Basildon, but am near enough to feel some reflected shame.
You know an area is evil when the “nicest” part is the retail park containing Asda, B&Q & Halfords – where chavs buy all those fantastic car “improvements”.
Drive into the town from the North on a skid mark strewn dual carriageway taking the first left at the 1st roundabout one finds an unexpected gem of civic infrastructure planning – The Magistrates court in located next to the “dole” office, so the chavs/chavettes don’t even have to travel far after they’ve picked up their “wages” (dole/disability/job seekers allowance), in order to face their latest public order offence hearing.
A swift U turn past the fire station (handily placed to put out the burnt skeltons of TWOC Nova’s) and past the car thieves waiting area (aka car park) sees you back at the same roundabout, a left up the hill takes you past possibly the ugliest hospital in the UK. It has a HUGE carpark, but still insufficient room for all the drunk chav fight victims every weekend evening.
Onward towards the A13 and take a left towards Pitsea (or “Pidze” to locals) and you drive through the amusingly named suburb of Vange. Not only does it sound like a venereal disease but has the most appeallingly “P***y” atmosphere. Taking care never to actually stop the car rolling in case any parts get stolen I observe the occasional obese, shell suit clad (still wearing shell suits!!) cap wearing, tatooed mingers dragging their snot laden offspring presumably to the pub. Simultaneously swearing and smoking of course, chav lads at this time curiously nowhere to be seen – obviously hard at work – or maybe still at A&E or court.
I eventually found the small business unit I was searching for, in a garage round the back of a pub, interesting side line of “pre-owned” car hi-fi’s freely for sale…. hmmmmm, nice.