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Crooked Bridge Road and Surrounding area - good to move to?

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by FridgeMagnet, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Newbie

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    Hello Stafford Forum

    I am currently looking at moving to Stafford. I'm looking at a property on Crooked Bridge Road close to the prison. Does anyone on here know anything about the area in terms of how good it is to live in? In terms of crime, the community, amenities etc. I have been researching but its a good idea to get some opinions from the people who actually live in the town. It seemed like a decent enough area to me.
     
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  3. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    There are historical issues over subsidence there - which is why there are no houses in Sandyford Street now - but there shouldn't be any significant ongoing problems from that, beyond some people's perceptions.
     
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    Wormella Well-Known Forumite

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    I have friends that live on that street, they seem happy. It's nice and close to town, takeaways and supermarkets (Lidl & Sainsbury's)
     
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    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    I also have friends that live there, and they like it.
     
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    Wormella Well-Known Forumite

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    When I lived on Oxford Gardens, probably another 1/2 miles walk I often wished I lived at Crooked Bridge Road.
     
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    I always liked Crooked Bridge Road as I knew a few kids who lived down that way (I’m going back a year or two :heyhey: ) and it’s a dead straight road apart from the up and down dips. Liked to come home from town that way crossing Corporation St and up the Big Bank (Prospect Road.) Felt more like open country as it was all allotments back then.
     
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    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    When I was looking to move to Stafford it was a toss up between where I live and Crooked Bridge Road. Always seemed nice.
     
  9. Tilly

    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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    Got to love a place that describes itself when it was built

    How about Tidal Sandon Road?
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    Forgottobuild a roundabout Beaconside?
     
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    Being within easy walking distance of several proper pubs Crooked Bridge Road would be a wise choice.
     
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    Do you mean St George's club, Four Crosses and the Princess Royal?
     
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    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    Nah its The Shepherds bush’s and The Albion. Perfect for them.
     
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    For the OP I am being facetious. There are some great pubs that end of town and there is one or two absolute appalling ones.
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    You used to be able to catch something from those places just by visiting, even before the pandemic. The Four Crosses is an absolute shithole and in the bottom four pubs in Stafford.
     
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    I've always liked the Municipal cottages near the crossroads.

    I'm not sure I would want to be facing the tall prison walls at the other end of the road but I suppose it depends how often you look out of your front windows.

    One thing about being near the prison is there's quite a lot of shouting from the cells at passers by from time to time.

    It might also be worth checking the parking arrangements in that area too.

    As has been said it is a good location in walking distance of good pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, town centre and railway station.
     
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    Nothing wrong with it, it's on a par with the Coach and we all know what a great pint they sell :)
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    And the Wagon & Horses and the Oxleathers.
     
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    It's between those and Brunswick Terrace as where I'd live if I ever moved into town.
     
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    Anyway, back on topic. Crooked Bridge Road is within very easy walking distance of the Greyhound Inn, which actually is a proper pub.
     
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    St Georges club's closed its doors for good duck..........
     
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    I agree and the locals in there are friendly and engage in a conversation if you want to talk to them.
     
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