I'm contemplating visiting Weymouth after an absence of almost 20 years, but have been put off a little by the comments of my husband's work colleague. She was there last week and said that although the harbour area and beach were lovely, the town was certainly not.
She mentioned beggars/ex-cons sleeping on the streets, closed down/rough pubs, and a general unpleasant atmosphere.
I find it all a bit hard to believe that somewhere I found so lovely on my last visit should have deteriorated like this. I can't find many negative comments in the forum, and I'm guessing that maybe she found something that wasn't to her liking and then magnified every little fault she found.
I'd be relieved if you could reassure me that this is the case.