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This place called DITTON FIELDS

come on peeps as you can see Chesterton is now not a place i'm thinking of moving now after all the feedback i was given. Still hoping to move CB sides though. Please give me your views on Ditton Fields, more so behind Macky D's if thats called ditton fields. Any way i'm wafflin now. Heard from my partners mum(from Cherry Hinton sides) that its a shit hole and this primary school Abbey Meadows is just the same! Wouldn't she just say that when her young sons go to private school anyway. C'mon give me some feedback please don't wanna be moving into a big mistake. For my daughters sake anyway.

Published by cleosw2004 at 10:17pm on Wed 22nd March 2006. Viewed 14,462 times.

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Published by - ZED - at 8:48am on Thu 23rd March 2006.

I live nearby to Ditton Fields... it's alright, you'll fit in well if you have one of those scooters that whizz up and down my f*cking road day and night.

Published by BossaPete at 9:10am on Thu 23rd March 2006.

Have you had a look at www.upmystreet.com ?

Published by Ahhhhhhh sodit at 9:12am on Thu 23rd March 2006.

Have you tried that link I sent you?

Published by Virginie at 9:12am on Thu 23rd March 2006.

Morning beautiful V

Published by joosypigeon at 9:15am on Thu 23rd March 2006.

hullo you:) what a lovely frisky early spring day (quite a mouth full):)

Published by Virginie at 9:24am on Thu 23rd March 2006.

> (quite a mouth full):)
As the actress said to the bishop :)

Published by joosypigeon at 9:30am on Thu 23rd March 2006.

:))

Published by Virginie at 9:33am on Thu 23rd March 2006.

Most people Ditton Fields are okay..
i live there.
My neighbours are horrible, multiple childbirth scum, with shreeking effing n blindin all day long.
Not a brain cell between the lot of them
Other than that go for it...
My flat is great, nice front n back garden all for 52 quid a week

Published by brenda (not active) at 12:26pm on Thu 23rd March 2006.

We used to sell ice-cream there and it was a real dive. However, it was good for business as they would que at the van. But a very rough area indeed. Would not recommend it to anyone.

Published by Giovanni at 1:34pm on Wed 27th September 2006.

Chesterton's probably a lot nicer.

Published by Old Rocker at 1:36pm on Wed 27th September 2006.

unless it's fen road...

Published by simon_b (not active) at 1:39pm on Wed 27th September 2006.

... in general...

Published by Old Rocker at 1:41pm on Wed 27th September 2006.

Chesterton is great. Lived there 4 years and no complaints.

Published by jake_furious at 1:50pm on Wed 27th September 2006.

DF is better
I wonder who lives at 118?
DF118....
An interesting tablet.

Published by brenda (not active) at 1:52pm on Wed 27th September 2006.

Hi be really interested to hear if you made the move to Ditton Fields or not? I've just been to see a house there and I'm sharing your concerns - particularly with the school! Maybe you can let me know how bad that hood actually is? regards, Heidi

Published by heidigold at 5:31pm on Thu 14th June 2007.

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Published by jedimia (not active) at 6:54pm on Thu 14th June 2007.

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Published by jedimia (not active) at 6:57pm on Thu 14th June 2007.

"DF is better
I wonder who lives at 118?
DF118....
An interesting tablet."

Are you a smack head?

Published by moody l at 7:02pm on Thu 14th June 2007.

When I knew someone living there (couple of years ago) she refered to it as the killing fields.
I think it depends on which stretch of road within 'The Fields' that you're on. She was in a sort of cul-de-sac near the passage to McDonalds and her area was a shithole. Struturally, the flats were sound and fairly nice, but the neighbours were something else.
Everthing from noise nuisance and low level vandalism to violently anti-social behaviour were fairly common place.
Of course, it may be different now, perhaps the council turfed out the 'problem children', I don't know. What I do know is that the day she moved out was one of the happiest of her life.

Published by Mr-Grey at 7:24pm on Thu 14th June 2007.

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Published by jedimia (not active) at 7:28pm on Thu 14th June 2007.

I can remember Camcauseway before all the area was tarted up (when the "streamroller rec" still had a steamroller) and back then it struck me as a proper dive. My problem was that I had friends living in the Fen estate and back then there was no Pippin Drive, just open fields (christ, I feel old) and the most direct route meant running the gauntlet that was Camcauseway by night! :-)

Published by Mr-Grey at 7:37pm on Thu 14th June 2007.

Oh dear! Jedimia I too have heard of this "dirty ditton" business I am presuming that you did not take up the offer of the 3 bed house??
I was thinking maybe never let my child play in the street again and fill my house with students till I can afford to escape my council house for good? Perhaps this would explain why I have 2 people from Ditton fields wanting to come and see my quiet village house, and one of them wants to swap a 3 for a 2!!
Mr Grey I am not familiar with the camcauseway of which you speak I must explore further.. and when did they do this tarting up? I presume that was some time ago?

Published by heidigold at 8:34pm on Thu 14th June 2007.

its a dive , we used to nickname it "Beverly hills" lol
Avoid this place , mopeds going up and down the road all the time as well

Published by batty (not active) at 8:41pm on Thu 14th June 2007.

In the scheme of things probably not that long ago, since turning 30 my perception of time has become strangely skewed. My reference to Camcauseway was made only in response to Jedimias reference to place that played such a part of my upbringing (with subtle in joke), not as a serious suggestion to you.

Anyhoo, back to your predicament. They want to swap their 3 bed for your 2 bed? In that case, I'd be wary. Like I say, some parts of it may be very nice but my ex's experience of Ditton Fields was truly dreadful. She couldn't believe her luck when someone wanted to swap with her, although his family was originally from The Fields, so for him it was almost a homecoming.

Published by Mr-Grey at 8:47pm on Thu 14th June 2007.

Oh... back to the drawing board methinks..... thanks for the advice!

Published by heidigold at 9:52pm on Thu 14th June 2007.

I lived in Ditton Fields for 3 and a half years. In that time, we had bomb desposal, numerous police incidents (all be it mostly minor) and the special police from Essex (deals with chemical weapons and the like). That said, it wasn't that bad were i was, but i can imagine some neighbours would make your life hell! Mostley its just full off gobby kids who have discovered the word "wanker"!

Published by simon040480 at 10:25pm on Thu 14th June 2007.

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Published by trip-happy (not active) at 12:46pm on Tue 16th December 2008.

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Published by madachood (not active) at 12:49pm on Tue 16th December 2008.

It's a cursed location - many years ago I went there (actually visited madachood's abode) - not six years later, I dropped a mug on my kitchen floor. It was irreparably damaged and I knew then that the curse of Ditton Fields was something I would have to live with.

Published by Kuryakin at 12:58pm on Tue 16th December 2008.

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Published by madachood (not active) at 12:59pm on Tue 16th December 2008.

People told me not to go there - I was headstrong and wouldn't listen. I paid the price (75p for a new mug).

Published by Kuryakin at 1:01pm on Tue 16th December 2008.

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Published by Janeyferr (not active) at 1:34pm on Tue 16th December 2008.

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Published by madachood (not active) at 1:38pm on Tue 16th December 2008.

Ditton fields = Beverly Hills
Ditton fields = Beverly Hills
Ditton fields = Beverly Hills
Ditton fields = Beverly Hills
Ditton fields = Beverly Hills
Ditton fields = Beverly Hills
Ditton fields = Beverly Hills

Published by batty (not active) at 6:02pm on Tue 16th December 2008.

Batty is this like film "Candyman" or are you trying to shake off the curse. You have said Ditton fields = Beverly Hills many times.

Published by daggg at 7:41pm on Tue 16th December 2008.

I worked in Abbey for five years, dealing with the 'young people of the area'. What a thankless and very unpleasant task. Little bastards. How I laugh to myself when I, on a regular basis, see their little faces staring out from the front page of the CEN. Although it just shows I failed I s'pose.

shudder.

Published by molly at 8:00am on Wed 17th December 2008.

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Published by mrdonkey (not active) at 8:05am on Wed 17th December 2008.

it's all part of it when you're put there to work :(

Published by molly at 8:13am on Wed 17th December 2008.

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Published by madachood (not active) at 8:18am on Wed 17th December 2008.

I agree with you molly - I did a bit of youth work in that area years ago - it mainly consisted of trying to stop them nicking everything.

Published by Kuryakin at 8:47am on Wed 17th December 2008.

I was the area locality youth work manager..bit like the Ditton Fields Cop I s'pose..

Published by molly at 10:27am on Wed 17th December 2008.

I once saw some people removing furniture from a ditton fields house , i was amazed how every item of furniture was rusty , even the sofa and kitchen sink

Published by batty (not active) at 11:10am on Wed 17th December 2008.

No Ditton Fields Isnt a Shit Hole. I Loved It. I Used To Live There, And I Used To Go Abbey Meadows. If Yuve Never Been There Dont Make Assumptions On What Other People Say. And In Response To The Ice Cream Man, I Loved The Ice Creams From The Ice Cream Man That Went Round There. =D

Published by jlh_123 at 6:53pm on Fri 19th June 2009.

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Published by madachood (not active) at 7:29pm on Fri 19th June 2009.

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Published by Lord Lucan (not active) at 7:17pm on Sat 16th October 2010.

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Published by Lord Lucan (not active) at 7:18pm on Sat 16th October 2010.

I have been living on Ditton Fields for over 15yrs now and bought our property approx. 10yrs earlier. Our plan to begin with, was to stay a maximum of 5 yrs and then move out as the kids got older. The only reason was because the area had a reputation solely down to various troublemakers living there - and abusing their benefits paid for by us, taxpayers. However, Ditton Fields has had a huge influx of private purchases over the past 5yrs, with council tenants either buying their homes through the 'right to buy' system and/or new families taking advantage of the (then) low prices on offer in the area. The council have also done a great job of removing troublesome neighbours and try and stay on top of the area. It's a fantastic location with access to the City, Science park, river, shops, superstores etc. Buses run next to us (Wadloes Road and Newmarket Road) every 15min too. As for schools, we have Fen Ditton Primary school which is brilliant. Secondary schools - our children have just finished at Impington Village College, which is outside of our catchment area but is a fantastic one. I love Cambridge and I have really grown to love Ditton Fields!

Published by Felixstone at 4:06pm on Thu 6th October 2016.

"........The council have also done a great job of removing troublesome neighbours......." I wonder where these poor people were "removed" to?

Published by Priority 23 at 7:33pm on Thu 6th October 2016.

Is this a troll piece? Who creates an account on an almost defunct local forum with 7.5 people just to publish a propaganda piece on the joys of Ditton Fields.... and how accessible it is.... and how often the buses run.... but rely heavily on their car when it comes to the City Deal. Is there an anti-City Deal group searching the interwebs for any pro-City Deal discussion?

Published by foolscap (not active) at 12:46pm on Fri 7th October 2016.

@foolscap - No, it's not a troll piece. Everything I have written, is accurate. I created the account because I happen to come across this page when searching for some history on Ditton Fields and felt that the negative comments on this forum were, although true at the time, very much outdated. Ditton Fields may not be the best place in Cambridge, but it's better today than it ever has been - and it's getting better and better. To reiterate - I wasn't searching for any pro or anti city-deals etc. as you speculate - I'm telling you how it is. Get rid of the ugly caravans and some of the remaining benefit scroungers - and Ditton Fields could (potentially) be a very desirable place to live in.

Published by Felixstone at 2:58pm on Tue 15th November 2016.
This reply has been edited, last edit at 3:12pm on Tue 15th November 2016.

Get rid..... Get rid....
Fuck your self, you sanctimonious c**t!
Accurate, yes accurate if you have a pole right up your arse!

Published by Priority 23 at 8:26am on Wed 16th November 2016.

Yes, Get rid... get rid...

If I read the remainder of your comment out loud, you sound just like the type of benefit scrounging potty mounthed vermin that I'm talking about. You must be incredibly tough behind that keyboard of yours, sitting in your caravan stealing some poor sods wifi!

To reiterate, I live in Ditton fields and my comments are both fair and accurate. Even the caravan comment that you took an extraordinary amount of offence to, is MY opinion AND shared by many other residents on Ditton fields. Before you throw a hissy fit at your keyboard again, take a drive down and you will see what I mean. There are caravan/s mobile homes at every other house which, irrespective of your views, makes the place look trashy. Now, as for your latter comment - We were one of those who started out on benefits ourselves, but bought our property right away (after being transferred here) because we were in a position to do so. My point is that I'm not slating people who live off benefits. I'm slating those who rinse the council/govt for EVERY SINGLE THING, without giving anything back. There are many 'underclass' who take full advantage of our Government that I see day in, day out who clearly have no desire to ever work. There are also a small handful of people claiming disability but are fully able bodied to do just about everything - but choose to take every benefit there is going. I appreciate that you have these kind of people that ALL us taxpayers should be angry with, but I am specifically referring to our Ditton Fields. This is a great place to live, great location and has great potential in becoming a truly sought after estate. Whether that makes me any of things you mentioned, so be it.

Published by Felixstone at 2:17pm on Thu 24th November 2016.

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Fancy a stroll round The Fields, and you wont see a single caravan.

Published by Priority 23 at 8:26pm on Thu 24th November 2016.

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