Although not desiring to rain on anyone’s Parade, on the basis of an investigation into a house not a stone’s throw away…
*I toyed with the idea of a purchase after totting up the costs of bringing Warburton up to liveable condition and finding that it might in fact be a goer.
As part of the due diligence process I took to checking out the area - my main concern being access to on street parking close by given there’s no potential to open up off-street parking. Taking the advice of a taxi man plying his trade on the sea front, I staked out the place last Hallo’ween night.
Sure enough, all was quite until about 2.30am when the sea front pubs began spewing out their contents. It wasn’t long before the spewed out contents where themselves spewing out the contents of their nights consumption.
What a scene!
Groups of 4-6 people turning off the sea front and making their way up the terrace. Laughing, shouting, staggering, drunken jockeybacks, throwing glasses and empty bottles on the ground. One guy stood on the corner of the terrace and Meath Road and pee’d like a horse for about 2 minutes against a garden wall. Fights and defecating too must be regular enough occurances.
It struck me that the 6 or so parking spaces in front of Warburton - which were typically filled anytime I had previously checked - were all unoccupied. Not a car on the road. Clearly the residents have had bad experiences and have learned to take pre-emptive action by moving their cars out on drink-nights.
This scene of bedlam split up at the top of the terrace and headed off the three routes available to it - 75% of it heading down Meath Rd towards the town. I had the vision of chaos dividing and sub-dividing it’s way through the whole residential area behind the sea-front and wondered at how such a thing is not only permitted, but licenced.
Shame that…because not in a million years.
…I concluded ‘horrific’.
As with morality however, that which constitutes ‘horrific’ is a matter for individual decision. If nightly bedlam (and a take-away at the end of the Parade forming a focal point for it) isn’t a matter of concern for you then horrific the location most certainly may not be. But to the average punter considering a family home…