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INTERACTIVE MAP: What that "chav" website says about YOUR South Devon town

By Herald Express  |  Posted: May 14, 2014

  • BEWARE: These are the towns highlighted

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TORQUAY, Paignton and Brixham all feature on a hate-filled website which highlights insulting comments about Britain's towns and cities.

Hundreds of people have posted comments about the towns, while others have sprung to their defence.


One post on the ilivehere.co.uk site describes Torquay as 'the place the chavs and everybody else goes when they want an okayish shoppping trip but can’t be ****** to go somewhere decent. Torquay is where the slutty female chavs gather to buy clothes and hang out, it is also the place with all the nightclubs and alcohol are and, during the night drunk and passed out chavs@

Paignton, it says, is 'where the skatepark filled with skateboarder chavs and little chav wannabes hang out'.

Brixham, meanwhile, has 'fewer chavs here but still quite a few'.

The site also adds: "A night out in Newton Abbot is not to be missed if you are a fan of recreational slumming'.

But while the comments aren't enough for anywhere in South Devon to dent the top 10 worst places, which are Hull, Middlesborough, Bradford, Croydon, Hackney, Gravesend, Salford, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent and Barking, there are plenty of people springing to the defence of their beloved towns.

One writes of Newton Abbot: "What an unpleasant picture you paint of Newton, I have lived here for many years on one of the estates you mention and have never had any trouble. You paint a bleak picture of a Town which still has a low crime rate and is still safe to walk around in at night."

Another says of Torbay: "Went to Torbay on holiday a few years ago, its a lovely place! Torquay is a wonderful town and should not be on list."

The site allows anyone to post comments anonymously, without moderation, and appears to have no system for reporting abusive content.

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  • miner69er  |  May 14 2014, 1:31PM

    newton abbot ,chav was where it was invented in the 70`s, but you have to know where to look for a good old fashioned punch up drug deal and p**s up !!

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