Ok, I’m sorry but this is not ‘biggin’ up’ Saffron Walden as a “Chav Town” as said by enemyoftownfolk and alexandre2k. I have lived in S/W all my life and if you actually had a look around you would find out that this little market town has a lot of ‘normal’ 20-something’s as well. Now as for the common being a place, where after 7pm all the Chavs ‘hang out’ in there cars, I’m not disputing that, it is correct, but I personally go out after 7pm spinning fire with my mates, who I may add, happen to listen to decent music (Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine, Metallica, etc), we also wear non-Chav clothes as well, including black, wide leg trousers, and yet funnily enough I have never seen anyone get beaten up. I walk across the common at least 4 times a day as I live the other side and not once have a seen people get in trouble. My friends and I have got in more trouble with the ‘Pigs’ for spinning fire than these so called people that ‘drug deal’, I would like to mention that I know a few drug dealers and non of them are stupid enough to do it on the common considering the Police Station looks out over the common down at the bottom where the ‘dark area’ is.
I do have to admit that the ‘Lizzy’ and The ‘Shite’ Horse, are filled with Chavs at the weekend, also you do need to know self-defence and they are filled with 14-15 years old, but I am not willing to her someone slag off the X-Keys which is a pub of where I am on the Pool Team and although you do get a few Squadies in there it is actually a very well run pub and does have a ‘local’ pub feel to it. And the Temeraire, yes if you just go but what you see in the window you will think it is a place for Chavs, if you actually ventured inside you will find the ‘normal’ people that go in there as well, and before you go calling S/W a Chav town, go the ‘duke’ at the top of the High Street and you will see there is not a Chav in sight. S/W has got ,a lot of Chavs but what place hasn’t. So enemyoftownfolk the fact that you wrote your article at 20:27 on Valentines Day obviously means that you had nothing better to do and alexandre2k get your facts straight mate.
The ‘normal’ people of S/W slag the Chavs off too, we know they exist but there is as many of us as there is them. Lots of Love!!!