Living in Ebbw Vale
Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Gwent, United Kingdom, Wales

Where should I start, Ebbw Vale is one of the chav capitols of the South Wales Valleys!!! For a town with a population of around 29000 there are only 3 pubs in the town centre and is subsequently a brewing pot for fights, and there are fights galore!!!!! Every neanderthal in the town just seems to want to fight, with anything and everything, from picking fights with bins to fighting with the boys in the local kebab shops. The weapon of choice is noy a knife of even a gun but it is the humble half-councie (arf cownsee) or half of a council brick thrown with all the precision of a blind person playing darts after a night out on the pop.

Then there is the Multi-story carpark, it looks like it has just been on an episode of “Pimp my Ride UK”, the already awful looking building has been recently revamped, they painted the building white and then covered the place with bright green fluorescent lights!!!!!! All it needs now is a set of spinners and some hydraulics!!!

There is not much of a drug problem though, because everybody is on something so nobody gives a s**t, you can get whatever takes your fancy. You can tell who is doing what around the town by looking at their houses, due to the lack of jobs the only way you can make a living is either:

  1. Deal drugs
  2. Claim benefits
  3. Both

It seems like everyone has got a bad back around the town, the carpark in the local Tesco has even got extra disabled parking spaces for the “sick” and their nice new free cars.

Ebbw Vale has recently gained a brothel, nice.

All in all, Ebbw ain’t the worst place in the world, but it ain’t no paradise either.

  • Stephen Herridge

    Ebbw towns alright,im from rassau,now there’s a sh*t hole for you.

  • Belle

    OMG!!!! I don’t know who you are but what a horrible horrible perception of the town that i’ve lived in for most of my life.. Yes there are fights in pubs.. just like there are in any city or town.. And as for everyone being on benefits or dealing in drugs.. Just so you know.. i’m not on benefits and i don’t do drugs. I work .. and have done for most of my life, just like most people here, just like anywhere else. Why pick on Ebbw Vale !!!!!!

  • Et Surrexit

    Poorly written article but I agree with its choice topic.

  • Michele Thomas

    And what is your contribution? Apart from low intellect?

  • robert “SFFS” rees

    Ebbw vale rfc Ebbw! Ebbw!

  • Rosemary

    Why is it that everyone in ebbw is a fag?

  • Grammar Nazi

    You sir fail at grammar.

  • Pete’s Dragon

    Britney – you need to read your comment while looking in a mirror! Then follow your own advice.

  • dai

    The trouble is with ebbw is that everyone still lives in the past, if you go into a pub they are still banging on about RTBs, its gone ffs get over it and move on.

  • Lauren

    I think it’s unfortunate for people to have this view of Ebbw Vale, with what seems like the understanding that things haven’t or won’t change. The biggest problem here is the belief that there are no jobs when that simply isn’t the case. The local council is where the problem lies. Through having one of the highest unemployment rates in the UK and the lowest average income, they receive money from our government to make apparent ‘improvements’ to our town. (See: Clock and balls, Renovation of multi-story). Yes, there is an issue with how this money is spent and I believe more money should be ploughed into changing people’s perception of the job situation in the town. Cardiff is not far away, if people just understood that a short train journey would open doors for them, there would be much less of an issue…

    As for the mentality of residents, we are not all the same and it’s horrifying to think we are all tarred with the same brush. Yes there are some that spoil things for others but it is all too easy to focus on the negatives.