Amersham voted south east's best place to live

Old Amersham High Street

Old Amersham High Street

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

AMERSHAM has been named as the best place to live in the south east by a national newspaper.

Judges at the Sunday Times said the Chilterns market town was the most desirable place to live in the south east of England.

It took its place on the list of the 101 best places to live in Britain.

The Yorkshire town of Skipton was judged the most desirable place to live in the country due to its proximity to the Yorkshire Dales, a number of well performing schools and low house prices.

Newnham near Cambridge took the silver medal, Monmouth on the English/Welsh border came third and Falmouth in Cornwall was voted fourth on the list.

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10:02am Fri 21 Mar 14

chesham20 says...

It won't be if HS2 comes along. it'll be a ghost town...
It won't be if HS2 comes along. it'll be a ghost town... chesham20
  • Score: 5

11:41am Fri 21 Mar 14

Bill Taxpayer says...

They obviously didn't drive down the A413 potholes to get there.
They obviously didn't drive down the A413 potholes to get there. Bill Taxpayer
  • Score: 6

2:05am Sat 22 Mar 14

buftonp13 says...

chesham20 wrote:
It won't be if HS2 comes along. it'll be a ghost town...
Why on earth would it become a ghost town just because a train line bis going to come through. You haven't got a clue have you. There won't be a station so there will be no extra traffic, so there won't be any change at all. Apart from less people like you about who seem to moan about modern changes and improvements, which this country has fallen behind on over previous decades. The extra jobs from the vast number of people employed to build the track to the company's around the country which will make all the parts from the track to station parts is much needed. I can't wait for them to begin, at least we won't have to hear from the likes of you anymore. Although I'm sure your find something else to moan about
[quote][p][bold]chesham20[/bold] wrote: It won't be if HS2 comes along. it'll be a ghost town...[/p][/quote]Why on earth would it become a ghost town just because a train line bis going to come through. You haven't got a clue have you. There won't be a station so there will be no extra traffic, so there won't be any change at all. Apart from less people like you about who seem to moan about modern changes and improvements, which this country has fallen behind on over previous decades. The extra jobs from the vast number of people employed to build the track to the company's around the country which will make all the parts from the track to station parts is much needed. I can't wait for them to begin, at least we won't have to hear from the likes of you anymore. Although I'm sure your find something else to moan about buftonp13
  • Score: 3

8:24am Mon 24 Mar 14

Bill Taxpayer says...

buftonp13 wrote:
chesham20 wrote:
It won't be if HS2 comes along. it'll be a ghost town...
Why on earth would it become a ghost town just because a train line bis going to come through. You haven't got a clue have you. There won't be a station so there will be no extra traffic, so there won't be any change at all. Apart from less people like you about who seem to moan about modern changes and improvements, which this country has fallen behind on over previous decades. The extra jobs from the vast number of people employed to build the track to the company's around the country which will make all the parts from the track to station parts is much needed. I can't wait for them to begin, at least we won't have to hear from the likes of you anymore. Although I'm sure your find something else to moan about
The point is, HS2 just isn't needed - much better to spend the billions bringing what we have up to a reasonable standard instead of getting to Birmingham 20 minutes quicker (the point of which is what?).
I would suggest it is you that is living in cloud cuckoo land: "The extra jobs from the vast number of people employed to build the track" indeed! - jobs that will be done by cheap foreign labour, not British workers.
[quote][p][bold]buftonp13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chesham20[/bold] wrote: It won't be if HS2 comes along. it'll be a ghost town...[/p][/quote]Why on earth would it become a ghost town just because a train line bis going to come through. You haven't got a clue have you. There won't be a station so there will be no extra traffic, so there won't be any change at all. Apart from less people like you about who seem to moan about modern changes and improvements, which this country has fallen behind on over previous decades. The extra jobs from the vast number of people employed to build the track to the company's around the country which will make all the parts from the track to station parts is much needed. I can't wait for them to begin, at least we won't have to hear from the likes of you anymore. Although I'm sure your find something else to moan about[/p][/quote]The point is, HS2 just isn't needed - much better to spend the billions bringing what we have up to a reasonable standard instead of getting to Birmingham 20 minutes quicker (the point of which is what?). I would suggest it is you that is living in cloud cuckoo land: "The extra jobs from the vast number of people employed to build the track" indeed! - jobs that will be done by cheap foreign labour, not British workers. Bill Taxpayer
  • Score: 1

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