Moving 2 Aldershot - Need some Advice!!

#1
Hey... :thumright:

Am moving to Aldershot shortly and have no idea what 3 choices we should put down on our forms.
Hubby's gonna be based at Buller Barracks, and I need to be as close to the train station as poss. I have a pushbike and he has a motorbike so its not essential we're "next door" if you get what I mean...
Don't wanna live in a craphole though so anyone have any ideas?
Please help as we haven't got a clue - times ticking too!!
Thx
 
#2
Waterloo Park is quite handy for both and town although the houseing isn't the best out of all the estates, they are the smaller houses though we didn't mind it there.
 
#4
Whatever you do, do not choose Salamanca Park. The houses might be new, but there is alot of trouble round here from local yobs causing aggro and thieving. My 2 years there were a nightmare!
 
#5
Moodybitch said:
waterloo park is horrible and outdated, go for talavera park next door.

Train station and town centre is less than 5 min walk away.
That's the name of it, cheers :D Yeah Talavera is much better housing.
 
#6
Scorptin said:
Whatever you do, do not choose Salamanca Park. The houses might be new, but there is alot of trouble round here from local yobs causing aggro and thieving. My 2 years there were a nightmare!

Wasnt like that when the Paras were there
 
#10
Your lucky you the married quaters estate called Willems Park is no longer there, I was there as a sprog and they were not nice. Its a Tesco now.
Over the past years many developments have been built in Aldershot garrison. Talevera Park is ok, but didnt realize you get much choice with a married quater in terms of its location???
 
#11
muddysmrs said:
Cool, cheers x Might go and have a look about this weekend....see if it really is the dive everyone says it is!!!
not everyone thinks the shot is a dive you know
 
#13
I wasnt para cap badge but my dad was..yes the paras caused trouble in the town, especially with the airborne forces day, which was mayhem and attracted the old nutters...but the town wasnt rough in the way it is now.
When i visited there for a resettlement course, in 2005, i was shocked:

Seemed to have asylum seekers dotted around
Got offered drugs numerous times by very dodgy looking dealers in the pubs.
Graffiti evevywhere.

I think the town lost its identity when 5 Airborne brigade changed and left in 2000.
 
#14
Goose Green estate isnt too bad and its not entirely a hike to the station. Buller and Travers are next to each other and not too far from Goose Green. As the name suggests, its all Falklands related road names on the estate apart from where i lived.....Field Stores Approach!!!
But as some say, the best looking estates arnt always the best!
 
#15
Yeah Goose Green, Field stores approach.. brings back memories, i lived there 88-92. Modern 1980s houses, fairly big, though they dont all have garages. Mind you I moved from there 15 years ago, so might have all changed now.
 
#19
Well - thanks for all your comms! Can't get out of it and will be there on 3rd April...nice one - everyone said stay away from salamanca - and God must really love me - cos thats what we got - oh well...wish us luck!
 
#20
muddysmrs said:
Well - thanks for all your comms! Can't get out of it and will be there on 3rd April...nice one - everyone said stay away from salamanca - and God must really love me - cos thats what we got - oh well...wish us luck!
I used to live on the old Salamanca Park site before the new build started in 1999 / 2000ish and that was dire.

The best thing about it was my neighbours were Gurkhas, the cooking smells were fantastic but conversation was terse as my Nepalese was almost as bad as a fat girl's PFT time.

Aldershot hit rock bottom as soon as 5 AB Bde was reformed in Collie as 16 Air assault.

It's a shame as the 'Shot was the best time in my Army career.
 

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