Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, Property Guide
Written by Anonymous Visitor and posted in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, West Midlands

Sleezy old Letchworth. Dear oh dear. I’ve lived in Letchworth for eight years now and what I’ve witnessed over the years is incredible. Head into town on a Friday night and find yourself staring at groups of the local teenagers who believe they’re high end drug dealers carrying knives down the front of their trousers. The people of Letchworth feel like something out of Hot Fuzz, unless you’re a weed smoking skinhead who shouts his head off at any given moment, you’re looked at as if you’re some sort of alien. Unless you’re rich enough to live near the Broadway, chances are you’re going to end up living next to some pr*cks who shout and swear at their children then head to their back garden to smoke a joint. Morales and values aren’t something that the people of Letchworth are aware of, it’s all about “how can I make easy money so I can go drown it on Alcohol and Weed”.

The town centre has made an effort to become less vile looking, however those ridiculous statues near the station are just a plain eye sore. The community of Letchworth is basically split into three groups,
1.The Rich(who don’t care in the slightest about the town, just making sure the chavs don’t try to nick their nice new cars)
2.The Working Class(The honest good people)
3. The Chavs(90% of Letchworth’s population)

The rich act separated from the rest of the town and have probably tried to pay the council to quarantine the rest of the town on more than one occasion. The snooty big heads who live up around Standalone Farm and the Broadway look down on you as filth, and you can’t blame them because 90% of the people in this town are.

You may luck out and come across some good honest hard working people, but chances are slim. The majority of the people here spend their benefit money on buying alcohol then standing outside the front of their house with their neighbours chatting away and giving evil eyes to anyone who passes by.

And that brings us to the chavs. The lowlifes who head over the Poundland to stock up for the week then head back to their flat in Jackmans to slowly rot and succumb to an illness related to inhaling too much cigarette or weed smoke. Having been inside the jackmans estate flats myself, all there is to know is that if you can imagine living in what resembles Auschwitz only with added weed stench and beer stains, you’re pretty much there. The only money they make is from selling whatever drug they can get hold of until they eventually get arrested.

The youth can’t be entirely to blame though, because Letchworth is absolutely f**king boring. There is practically nothing for kids to do age 12+. They could always head off to the tots of Hitchin or the even scummier Stevenage, but even then that’s just a compromise. If you’re lucky, your children will hopefully shut themselves indoors and play video games all day because its either that or they can go join the ‘ard nuts of Letchworth’s pathetic wannabe gangs.


  • Jimbo jon

    How simple minded can you twats below all be? This is satire not serious? Learn to take a joke for once stop pretending letchworth is all sunshine and rainbows because honestly it’s not.

  • shenanigans

    that was probably the most uneducated piece of drivel i have ever read, sounds like whoever wrote this was looking in the mirror while he type this and hasnt yet realised they are the problem they’re writing about

  • Paul

    What a muppet. Im 33 ive been in letchworth all my life. And L.G.C has been a big part of it. Although I live in Hatfield now. I’m still part of the town. If this person has really been here that long they would of seen how good this town is. Yeah it’s got it share of chavs and riff raff, (what town don’t). Maybe they should try taking a walk further than his computer and Try appreciating letchworth properly and not slag us all off.

  • Tony

    Ha Ha! That’s hilarious reading. Lived in Letchworth all 38 years of my life. The towns community has only developed along with the rest of the countries. Is it the best place to live? possibly not, however you will find groups, not gangs, of teens in any town, village or city. Are they all smoking cigarettes and weed? No! Clearly this person does not have what it takes to say all this proudly with their name let alone be educated enough to understand exactly what happens in the town.

  • Tony

    Ha Ha! That’s hilarious reading. Lived in Letchworth all 38 years of my life. The towns community has only developed along with the rest of the countries. Is it the best place to live? possibly not, however you will find groups, not gangs, of teens in any town, village or city. Are they all smoking cigarettes and weed? No! Clearly this person does not have what it takes to say all this proudly with their name let alone be educated enough to understand exactly what happens in the town.

  • Daniel

    I’ve never hated an anonymous person more than this guy. I’ve never read something so inaccurate that represents the writer and the most boring human on the planet.

  • GILL

    I have always lived in Letchworth Garden City, & like anywhere in Britain it isn’t how it used to be. However, the description of anywhere that isn’t the Broadway is a load of rubbish, & an insult to people of this town. I have managed to live in areas absent of gangs littering the streets, peddling their ill-gotten drug hauls, & have never seen any of my neighbours swilling their benefit money from cans. I notice Miss/Mrs/Mr/Ms/Master Anonymous keyboard warrior has managed to stay 8 years in this supposed den of iniquity. Not that bad then? Perhaps a better use of your time would be to scan the house-swap or estates agents ads on-line to enable you to escape this shanty town of ours. No-one is forcing you to live here, you are free to leave whenever you want. Don’t let us decent Letchworth folk stop you.

  • Js

    Shame the person who wrote this can’t spell. Can’t take this serious with so many mistakes. It’s a joke.

  • Kat Porter-Dale

    You my friend haven’t gone out much have you? I’ve lived here for 24 years. It’s an amazing town to live in, yes it has faults but it’s not Mayfair. Get over yourself.

  • peggy

    love letchworth. if you dont,then f**k off. dont no where you go to meet all these druggies etc etc. you must go out looking for them.

  • Sil

    Living in Letchworth for 6 years now and really never noticed all this
    happening. Letchworth is a lovely and welcoming place. A hidden gem with easy access to London.

    • Blonq

      Do you get out much? Go to Westbury or Norton in the evening and you’ll see exactly what he means