Quick question - Wells Park Estate

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SE Twenty Sixer
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Quick question - Wells Park Estate

Post by SE Twenty Sixer » 8 Jul 2011 14:45

A young friend of mine has recently been made an offer of accommodation in Wirrall House, on Sydenham Hill, but a quick look at any paper A to Z will tell a different story.
WELLS PARK ESTATE!!!

She's asked my advice as to whether she should accept the offer and I really don't know what to tell her. The estate doesn't have a good reputation, but her current living conditions are appalling and she really needs to move quickly.

The question I'm asking is whether the area is safe for a single parent. Can anyone help?

Advice would be much appreciated.

Also, decent primary schools in the vicinity?

Many thanks,

SE Twenty Sixer

suzisoo
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Re: Quick question - Wells Park Estate

Post by suzisoo » 8 Jul 2011 15:52

It has a reputation certainly but I know a few people who live there and it seems okay. Living conditions seem good from what I have seen. It can be off putting seeing the youths hanging around the local shop but they are okay once you get to know them. Trouble is usually between the youths themselves. In the catchment area for the excellent Eliot Bank primary and nursery.

Thomas
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Re: Quick question - Wells Park Estate

Post by Thomas » 8 Jul 2011 16:20

I live fairly nearby and it seems OK to me - plenty of poor but respectable folk there!

mkoala
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Re: Quick question - Wells Park Estate

Post by mkoala » 8 Jul 2011 17:15

Sometimes it's just luck - because you can't control who lives next door - has she not been allowed to go for a viewing - she might get a better idea if she can ask the neighbours.

leaf
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Re: Quick question - Wells Park Estate

Post by leaf » 8 Jul 2011 17:34

Wirral house is NOT on wells park estate.

It is indeed on sydenham hill....to be exact sydenham hill estate, the postal address for the estate is 'sydenham hill'.

It is in a good location for schools and has good transport links.

Parks near by etc etc.

I also know that syd hill estate has recently had work done under the decent homes scheme [new kitchens/bathrooms]

SE Twenty Sixer
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Re: Quick question - Wells Park Estate

Post by SE Twenty Sixer » 8 Jul 2011 20:39

Thanks for the info. Have passed on to her.

She'll view officially in the next couple of weeks, so I suggested she have a look-see beforehand at different times of day + weekend and talked to residents.

@suzisoo - Oh my God - fighting? Armed or unarmed?

@leaf - yes, the dwelling's undergoing some works at present.

@mkoala - Lord knows she needs some luck!

@Thomas - OK isn't exactly a ringing endorsement, now...

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