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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Where I live there is absolutely nothing for the younger generation apart from going to the offy and getting a few bottles of cider then heading over to the park.
Whats to do where you live? Do you have places to go? So what do you get up to when youre out and like if theres a few of you walking down the street say 9:00 pm ish how do adults perceive you?

Curiosity thats my middle name :D

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There's nothing here it's like a dessert with lots of pubs in it ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    When i was younger, we used to spend a lot of time in the park, during the day and night, not really doing anything - running around, being noisy, drinking a bit, just having a laugh, but doing it away from people we could piss off cos we were loud, and out of trouble. Yes, we occasionally did some slightly illegal things... we hotwired a golf buggy once (we did put it back after we'd finished with it though!), made a fire in the middle of the park, smoked weed etc, but i don't think we were too bad. I suppose if a large group of us were walking down the road, someone on their own could have percieved us as a thread, but we were such wusses, we'd run away if anything happened!

    Now though, cos we look old enough to get into pubs, that's where we tend to go. I've no doubt we'll be back in the park this summer, but not as often, i don't think.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Who is this question aimed at, because I would class myself as an adult. When I see a group of younger teens (mostly tracksuirt wearing louts) I am usually laughing in my head but I keep quiet and try not to look at them for fear of being shouted at, lol!

    When I was younger we used to hang about in our homes and in our street, but there are lots of little neighbourhood parks. We also spent a lot of our time at the cinema or playing rounders or football in the fields round about.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Where I live there are only students. :D

    Otherwise, in the suburbs of Totton/Southampton (where I also live)...hmm...I don't think people think much about me.
    But I've shaved my head, so that = instant dodgyness.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Living in the the countryside, there's barely anything to do around here apart from local village pubs and the odd playground to hang out in.
    I think that's why they're not too strict on underage drinking around here, as kids tend to be safer in the pubs and as long as they don't cause any trouble it's not really a problem.
    Between the ages of about 14 - 16 we used to just sit around in the village greens or whatever (ha I sound like such a country bumpkin!) and generally drink a bit, smoke weed, start little fires and stuff..nothing really troublesome..
    Then this youth worker came along and used to take us on trips and stuff each week, like to the beach or something. It was good because he was totally laid-back and we could still do whatever we wanted.. I know they're still trying to implement these youth worker programmes into areas around here, but I'm not sure if it took off that well...I know there's not one here anymore.
    When I got to about 15 we just went to the pub every weekend, only a quiet local in my road, but it kept us occupied. I still go there now though :blush: although the most excitement you ever get in there is old men talking about farming and cars.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    sarrarrah and pink soda ...thats my life at your age but on bomb sites and slum clearance sights. late fifties early sixties. the parky smoked weed and played bob dylan songs in the shed when it was raining. he inspired me to own a guitar. twenty years later he was locked up for pedo offences ...i wonder about some of my little friends but will never know. i didn't suffer at this guys hands or even suspect.
    to me it looks as though things are seriously more challenging for you lot than it was for mine. i can't remember any kind of booze becoming an issue until you knew the pubs down the side of the river, where even the cops don't like going, would let you believe that they believed you were 18. around about 14. did it do me any harm .......................................................................................




















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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What is there to do round here hmm...

    Nothing.

    Thats why we all get into cars and go into the centre of Bristol and wreak havoc there :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was neva really into the gettin' pissed over the park thing. Me and my mates could get into clubs and drink in pubs by 15 so I spose we were quite lucky.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Do the kids still drink cider, A drugs worker I know reckons pills are the new cider.
    When I was a kid I lived in the middle of nowhere so we just rode our choppers up and down the road looking soooo cool it was unbelievably :cool: (actually I had a Raleigh striker until i snapped the handlebars doing jumps in the road :o )
    As to drinking - well with the nearest pub being a mile away that meant raiding the drinks cupboard and sitting in the corner of a field. bor-ring.
    I think kids should ask for places to go, better facilities, free skate parks, (nicer bus stops?).
    I don't have a problems with what groups of youths look/sound like - a bit more respect wouldn't go amiss sometimes - I don't really expect to step off into the road just to get past. Boy does that sound really old?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    When I was younger, I used to go to friends houses, ice skating, hang around town, to the park, and at 14 started going to nightclubs. Had there been more things to do on the night I don't think I would have gone to over 18s nightclubs.

    Hanging around in the park was a laugh, I still do it now in the summer. It may sound fraggly, but last summer me and my mate spent lots of nights in the park with alcohol we bought from the off licence, it beats paying pub prices.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm at the pubbing/clubbing age, but when I was about 15 I got in with the wrong crowd and started hanging about by the beach till all hours of the morning.

    I never got up to that much mischief though :angel:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by BumbleBee
    Who is this question aimed at, because I would class myself as an adult. When I see a group of younger teens (mostly tracksuirt wearing louts) I am usually laughing in my head but I keep quiet and try not to look at them for fear of being shouted at, lol!
    The question was aimed at like 14/16 ish? as they are the ones who I feel have nothing to do, thats where I live anyway. Any activity costs loads of money so if we take an average family who may have 2/3 teenagers then it would cost the parents a fortune to send the ice skating, cinema etc so thats why they probably dont go. If there was more activities supplied by the local council which didnt cost a fortune then we probably wouldnt get the teenagers hanging round the parks drinking.
    From an adults point of view i do feel intimidated when I am met by a large group of teenagers, they 99.9% of the time are fine but I do feel at some risk when walking down the shops at night when they all come my way, unless of course I know them then I just tell them to naff off home or I will grass em up to their parents :lol::lol:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well in my town, as tons of us are into BMX, skateboarding and rollerblading [pah :p] they built a skatepark. Lets just say the townies musnt have read the "skate" when they brought their cider to it :p

    the skatepark is also in the middle of one of those estates where you wouldnt walk through it without an armed escort :rolleyes:

    all i really do is go to my friends house and get stoned. quiet and out the way, at least we dont hang about on the parks :p
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