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    Cornish village store tells residents they will only be served if they meet guidelines | Daily Mail Online

    Village shop in Cornwall BANS outsiders who aren't 'registered with the local GP' or 'key workers with appropriate ID' to keep staff and customers safe during Covid-19 pandemic

    • Downderry Stores, a village shop in Downderry, near Torpoint, has issued rules
    • They only allow permanent residents in who are key workers or registered at GP
    • Poster shared by employee said it was to keep the community safe in lockdown
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    You really need to understand the depth of feeling in those communities - not just Cornwall but any holiday area - where house prices are driven out of reach of the locals by part-time second homers who contribute to the community for about 12 -14 weeks a year on average and make it impossible for those communities to survive since the next generation locals can't afford to live there.

    Hardly surprising people have limited sympathies with or tolerance for outsiders.
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    I wonder what would happen if and an outsider was suffering from Hypoglycemia?
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    I grew up in a Surrey commuter village. Even with good wages most of us couldn't afford a house because so many were moving out of London.

    Problem is everything has a value, it is what people are prepared to pay for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malvolio View Post
    You really need to understand the depth of feeling in those communities - not just Cornwall but any holiday area - where house prices are driven out of reach of the locals by part-time second homers who contribute to the community for about 12 -14 weeks a year on average and make it impossible for those communities to survive since the next generation locals can't afford to live there.

    Hardly surprising people have limited sympathies with or tolerance for outsiders.
    Who sold the homes at inflated prices in the first place? Plus there is no min price for a house, locals could sell to locals at a reasonable price.
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    Second home owners are in for a frosty reception.

    https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry...navirus-grants

    "Holiday let owners have claimed £50 million of grants made available for Cornish businesses to survive the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been revealed.

    According to the Local Democracy Reporting service (LDRS) 27% of the money from the governments Coronavirus Business Support scheme in Cornwall has gone to holiday lets."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbon View Post
    Who sold the homes at inflated prices in the first place? Plus there is no min price for a house, locals could sell to locals at a reasonable price.
    Oh do grow up.

    Buy an uninhabitable property for market price, spend £100k modernising it and sell it as a second home for as much as you can. The problem with the locals is they won't have the £100k or be able to afford two homes while the work is done.

    Or you have your granny's cottage lying empty, so sell it for £90k to a local or £190k to some tosser from the Smoke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    I grew up in a Surrey commuter village. Even with good wages most of us couldn't afford a house because so many were moving out of London.

    Problem is everything has a value, it is what people are prepared to pay for it.
    I used to live in one of those. Prices absolutely sky rocketed at one point. Pity the ex-wife got it in a divorce settlement

    On another note I spoke with a local estate agent here in Warwickshire this morning. He told me that he has had a surge in enquiries from people in London who are being put on full time WFH now and can live pretty much wherever they want. A place I saw online which he has on the market over the weekend was revised UP by £40k this morning. City/Wharf can be done in 2 hours from here. Looks like our peaceful hamlet will have an influx of "barclays bankers" soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by courtg9000 View Post
    I used to live in one of those. Prices absolutely sky rocketed at one point. Pity the ex-wife got it in a divorce settlement

    On another note I spoke with a local estate agent here in Warwickshire this morning. He told me that he has had a surge in enquiries from people in London who are being put on full time WFH now and can live pretty much wherever they want. A place I saw online which he has on the market over the weekend was revised UP by £40k this morning. City/Wharf can be done in 2 hours from here. Looks like our peaceful hamlet will have an influx of "barclays bankers" soon
    Excellent! They can all naff off and those of us who want to live in London will be able to afford something

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Excellent! They can all naff off and those of us who want to live in London will be able to afford something
    No you keep the barclays bankers!
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