Untoward, on 23 April 2012 - 06:30 PM, said:
It was the night of the Tesco riots. Chap in the pub lives in the flats opposite and told me about a Female ringleader ordering her Henchman to launch bricks at the flats and their windows. He heard the noise, ran to his balcony, gave a bit of verbal and became the target. He was raging.
Even Fremantle Square was breached. A massive wheelie bin was set alight and used as a barricade at the top of nine tree hill.
There has been an absolute glut of houses coming on in the last couple of weeks. Your earlier post is looking prophetic, BS6 homeowners seem to be on the run. Either that or the vendors have seen recent asking prices and are chancing their arm. Montpelier (I would never live there) is going nuts - they are on the way out. Looking at the escalating crime rates, I can see why.
Blimey, breaching Fremantle Square - a key defensive line falls! And were those the flats in the tower block? Bit out of order for rioters to start targetting social housing flats..
Have got a mate who lives in Montpelier who says that the vibe has got much worse over the past couple of years - the Stokes Croft reputation has attracted a lot of new wasters, a victim of its own boho success. If a place is going to crumble first it will be Montpelier - the Belgium to Kingsdown's France. Have seen a few more windows being broken on Picton Street of late and an increase in rogue cider drinkers.
However people who want to live in Montpelier expect it to be rough round the edges, people in Kingsdown (or with £700k to spend on a house) are going to be a little more nervous of members of the underclass throwing up outside their Georgian front door (although perhaps it is an extra mark of 1790 authenticity?).
The glut is interesting (about 6 now on in Somerset Street and Kingsdown Parade at the +£600k mark - above 2007 prices I think). Strongly suspect these are vendors who have been holding out since 2008 and now think the time is now here to get the price they always deserved. Some have been on the market on and off as either to rent or sale since 08.
The glut is not just a Kingsdown and Montpelier thing - Clifton has just seen a big surge of new properties. All three areas are seeing agents whack an extra big dollup on the asking price. Not too sure how the longest period of economic contraction since the 1930s justifies an extra £150k tho'.