littleowl wrote: »
Hmm - doesn't sound too appealing. Do you have any recommendations for areas within easy reach of the tunnel and ferry crossing?
jimc wrote: »
What a shame! I read the title of this thread and thought it must be a highly literary and romantic paean of praise to the delights of Dover! (It must have been the resemblance of the title to 'Love in the time of cholera' or 'Down and out in London and Paris' that mislead me.)
So Dover's a dump now then? Anyone got anything nice to say about it? All I can remember is big queues on that road down to the docks every time I was in a rush to get to the Sealynx or Hovercraft.
aurorahelios wrote: »
As far as I'm aware there has been no economic uplift to the area. It was far more economically vibrant in the 1970s and early 80s but has steadily gone down hill since. The channel tunnel is closer to Folkestone than Dover and those who use it and the ferries are usually just passing through on their way elsewhere and so don't really bring any economic benefit to the area. Even the French who used to come into Dover to buy childrens clothes now just head straight to Canterbury.
Dover district council have been so religious about their nimbyism that they have failed to regenerate the area and Dover has just become stuck, gradually becoming more and more run down.
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