UPDATE: Traffic chaos as subsidence hits seafront road

UPDATE: Traffic chaos as subsidence hits road

UPDATE with video: Traffic chaos as subsidence hits seafront road

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Traffic is being diverted following major subsidence on a seafront road in Brighton this morning.

Police rushed to the scene on Kingsway after reports that a 'five foot hole' had emerged without warning around 8am.

The area is suffering major delays and police have cordoned off the scene and closed the road.

Diversions have been set up with eastbound traffic diverted off the A259 up the B2185 Grand Avenue and The Drive to join the A270 Old Shoreham Road.

Westbound traffic is being diverted from the Aquarium roundabout up the A23 via London Road to the Old Shoreham Road.

Sussex Police were initially informed that there was "five foot hole" in the carriageway but upon arrival this was revealed to be a "depression" rather than a hole.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "It was discovered by workmen engaged in underground building work at the Fortune of War pub."

Watch a video interview with the Fortune of War manager:

Laurence Hill, manager of the Fortune of War, said: "We had builders working to shore up a fire exit at the back of the pub.

"They took out a part of the ceiling and then loads of rubble just came down.

"It looks like at some points there is nothing holding the road up at some points."

"No one was hurt and we are going to carry on trading as usual."

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9:15am Fri 25 Apr 14

sweettreats says...

what is heavy weather??
what is heavy weather?? sweettreats
  • Score: 4

9:32am Fri 25 Apr 14

ICantThinkOfAName says...

sweettreats wrote:
what is heavy weather??
It's an album by the band Weather Report.
[quote][p][bold]sweettreats[/bold] wrote: what is heavy weather??[/p][/quote]It's an album by the band Weather Report. ICantThinkOfAName
  • Score: 32

9:32am Fri 25 Apr 14

saxplayer says...

surely this is 2 seperate places. One in Shoreham and one in Brighton??
surely this is 2 seperate places. One in Shoreham and one in Brighton?? saxplayer
  • Score: -11

9:35am Fri 25 Apr 14

Number Six says...

Where is the "Forunte of War pub"? Never been there.

If my entry level spell checker highlights this why doesn't the Argus pick it up. Honestly Argus, you get worse by the day.
Where is the "Forunte of War pub"? Never been there. If my entry level spell checker highlights this why doesn't the Argus pick it up. Honestly Argus, you get worse by the day. Number Six
  • Score: 26

9:35am Fri 25 Apr 14

Saltdean Resident says...

If its too dangerous for traffic surely it's too dangerous for a couple hundred knuckle dragging oafs to walk along on Sunday.
If its too dangerous for traffic surely it's too dangerous for a couple hundred knuckle dragging oafs to walk along on Sunday. Saltdean Resident
  • Score: 58

9:44am Fri 25 Apr 14

Safeway says...

Saltdean Resident wrote:
If its too dangerous for traffic surely it's too dangerous for a couple hundred knuckle dragging oafs to walk along on Sunday.
Sssh. With any luck they'll get swallowed up, never to be seen again.
[quote][p][bold]Saltdean Resident[/bold] wrote: If its too dangerous for traffic surely it's too dangerous for a couple hundred knuckle dragging oafs to walk along on Sunday.[/p][/quote]Sssh. With any luck they'll get swallowed up, never to be seen again. Safeway
  • Score: 78

9:56am Fri 25 Apr 14

Discombobulated says...

'To sure up'

I despair.
'To sure up' I despair. Discombobulated
  • Score: 40

10:09am Fri 25 Apr 14

Lord_Byron says...

Saltdean Resident wrote:
If its too dangerous for traffic surely it's too dangerous for a couple hundred knuckle dragging oafs to walk along on Sunday.
Maybe we could use them as some kind of filler\reinforcement for the road.

Like rebar, only thicker.
[quote][p][bold]Saltdean Resident[/bold] wrote: If its too dangerous for traffic surely it's too dangerous for a couple hundred knuckle dragging oafs to walk along on Sunday.[/p][/quote]Maybe we could use them as some kind of filler\reinforcement for the road. Like rebar, only thicker. Lord_Byron
  • Score: 34

10:10am Fri 25 Apr 14

olebut says...

'Sure up ' who edits you paper ? For your information, as you appear not to have a dictionary and rely on spell checker, it should be 'shore up'.
'Sure up ' who edits you paper ? For your information, as you appear not to have a dictionary and rely on spell checker, it should be 'shore up'. olebut
  • Score: 24

10:11am Fri 25 Apr 14

Martha Gunn says...

It's clearly work experience time on the sub-editing desk again.

Not only do we have the "Forunte" but "sure up" as well.

And as usage goes "workmen engaged in undergroung building work" is just about as clunky as it ever gets.
It's clearly work experience time on the sub-editing desk again. Not only do we have the "Forunte" but "sure up" as well. And as usage goes "workmen engaged in undergroung building work" is just about as clunky as it ever gets. Martha Gunn
  • Score: 10

10:19am Fri 25 Apr 14

Nelly P says...

'It looks like at some points there is nothing holding up the road at some points'.
Shoddy, shoddy, shoddy...
'It looks like at some points there is nothing holding up the road at some points'. Shoddy, shoddy, shoddy... Nelly P
  • Score: 10

10:19am Fri 25 Apr 14

brightonline says...

Also, it's King's Road, not Kingsway, that's in Hove - rubbish Schmargus
Also, it's King's Road, not Kingsway, that's in Hove - rubbish Schmargus brightonline
  • Score: 19

10:25am Fri 25 Apr 14

Phani Tikkala says...

Anyway the traffic along Dyke Road practically is now backed up all the way to the A23…. Old Shoreham Road turning into Dyke Road towards the Dials is completely blocked so traffic's backing up there…. lots of congestion/traffic fumes etc. thanks to those Green traffic policies and short-phased lights.

Oh aren't the greens doing a wonderful job (NOT). Good luck to all the town centre traders who won't be having a good day judging from the number of cars doing u-turns and heading back out of town.
Anyway the traffic along Dyke Road practically is now backed up all the way to the A23…. Old Shoreham Road turning into Dyke Road towards the Dials is completely blocked so traffic's backing up there…. lots of congestion/traffic fumes etc. thanks to those Green traffic policies and short-phased lights. Oh aren't the greens doing a wonderful job (NOT). Good luck to all the town centre traders who won't be having a good day judging from the number of cars doing u-turns and heading back out of town. Phani Tikkala
  • Score: 20

10:29am Fri 25 Apr 14

lewes road low life says...

So well done the Greens !
The town is now gridlocked due to one main road closure on the seafront, but its knock on effect has created huge delays throughout the town, cannot help thinking things would not be so bad if it weren't for the narrowing of Lewes Road and Old Shoreham Road and the subsequent bus lane restrictions.
Take a break kitcat
PERMANENTLY
So well done the Greens ! The town is now gridlocked due to one main road closure on the seafront, but its knock on effect has created huge delays throughout the town, cannot help thinking things would not be so bad if it weren't for the narrowing of Lewes Road and Old Shoreham Road and the subsequent bus lane restrictions. Take a break kitcat PERMANENTLY lewes road low life
  • Score: 38

10:32am Fri 25 Apr 14

Joshiman says...

Suggest all traffic lights are switched off today as a mark of respect to all car drivers who have suffered during this Green period in their lives.
Suggest all traffic lights are switched off today as a mark of respect to all car drivers who have suffered during this Green period in their lives. Joshiman
  • Score: 35

10:35am Fri 25 Apr 14

cliff.smogo says...

Also "celing".
Also "celing". cliff.smogo
  • Score: 7

10:46am Fri 25 Apr 14

tykemison says...

How can one article have so many mistakes in it? And to think apparently these amateurs won an award at some made up function! Lol, seriously does no-one check the articles before pressing the magic button on the pc?
How can one article have so many mistakes in it? And to think apparently these amateurs won an award at some made up function! Lol, seriously does no-one check the articles before pressing the magic button on the pc? tykemison
  • Score: 21

10:54am Fri 25 Apr 14

maureen-williams says...

Relieved to see so many people complaining about the reporting of this article. It's amazing to think how this article, as it is written, could get past the sub-editors. Poor work, Argus.
Relieved to see so many people complaining about the reporting of this article. It's amazing to think how this article, as it is written, could get past the sub-editors. Poor work, Argus. maureen-williams
  • Score: 19

10:55am Fri 25 Apr 14

Lady Smith says...

Martha Gunn wrote:
It's clearly work experience time on the sub-editing desk again.

Not only do we have the "Forunte" but "sure up" as well.

And as usage goes "workmen engaged in undergroung building work" is just about as clunky as it ever gets.
WHAT sub-editing desk, lol?! They've fired all the pros, and farmed it out to god-knows-who in Weymouth.
[quote][p][bold]Martha Gunn[/bold] wrote: It's clearly work experience time on the sub-editing desk again. Not only do we have the "Forunte" but "sure up" as well. And as usage goes "workmen engaged in undergroung building work" is just about as clunky as it ever gets.[/p][/quote]WHAT sub-editing desk, lol?! They've fired all the pros, and farmed it out to god-knows-who in Weymouth. Lady Smith
  • Score: 14

11:03am Fri 25 Apr 14

sexyhips69 says...

It is 2014 and a subsidance in a road gridlocks a city. Whatever next ????
It is 2014 and a subsidance in a road gridlocks a city. Whatever next ???? sexyhips69
  • Score: 2

11:30am Fri 25 Apr 14

Martha Gunn says...

This is hilarious.

Despite all efforts the 'Forunte' stands stubborn and refuses to be excised.

Hang on in there 'Forunte'!
This is hilarious. Despite all efforts the 'Forunte' stands stubborn and refuses to be excised. Hang on in there 'Forunte'! Martha Gunn
  • Score: 11

11:39am Fri 25 Apr 14

Brighton Living says...

Doing works on the Kings Road some months back and also doing works in most the hotels on the sea front. This is what I know Kings Road has a weight limit of 120 ton and 3 group hotels on the sea front all have signs of moment within them where floors and fire exits have cracks in them.
Doing works on the Kings Road some months back and also doing works in most the hotels on the sea front. This is what I know Kings Road has a weight limit of 120 ton and 3 group hotels on the sea front all have signs of moment within them where floors and fire exits have cracks in them. Brighton Living
  • Score: 3

11:47am Fri 25 Apr 14

hoveguyactually says...

Click where to watch video?
Click where to watch video? hoveguyactually
  • Score: -2

11:49am Fri 25 Apr 14

hoveguyactually says...

Well maybe the Greens could turn it into yet another cycle track.
Well maybe the Greens could turn it into yet another cycle track. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 3

11:59am Fri 25 Apr 14

J Hill says...

Instead of shelling out millions upon millions for the i360 eyesore that they keep banging on about and are hell bent on building may I suggest that the Green Council plough the money back into far better ventures like the upkeep of our beloved city itself. Brighton is starting to collapse all around us and she deserves much better than that. She's famous, unique and rich in history.

While I'm at it....are there any reporting jobs going at the Argus? I ask because I can put a sentence together properly and also know how to check spelling, paragraphs and entire articles before they go live even though I know nothing of journalism.
Instead of shelling out millions upon millions for the i360 eyesore that they keep banging on about and are hell bent on building may I suggest that the Green Council plough the money back into far better ventures like the upkeep of our beloved city itself. Brighton is starting to collapse all around us and she deserves much better than that. She's famous, unique and rich in history. While I'm at it....are there any reporting jobs going at the Argus? I ask because I can put a sentence together properly and also know how to check spelling, paragraphs and entire articles before they go live even though I know nothing of journalism. J Hill
  • Score: 38

12:22pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Number Six says...

J Hill, you can't know any less about journalism than the complete amateurs currently working (working? hah!) at this travesty of a newspaper.
J Hill, you can't know any less about journalism than the complete amateurs currently working (working? hah!) at this travesty of a newspaper. Number Six
  • Score: 11

12:49pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Warren Morgan says...

Questions have to be asked about why the Greens, knowing that the seafront road needed urgent attention to stop collapses like this, have spent three years spending millions on other road schemes and Green Party priorities, and have only repaired the seafront arches under the i360 site.
Questions have to be asked about why the Greens, knowing that the seafront road needed urgent attention to stop collapses like this, have spent three years spending millions on other road schemes and Green Party priorities, and have only repaired the seafront arches under the i360 site. Warren Morgan
  • Score: 33

1:42pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Martha Gunn says...

As usual Wise Warren (12.49) cuts to the chase.

This does seem like another example of the Green Party getting priorities utterly wrong.
As usual Wise Warren (12.49) cuts to the chase. This does seem like another example of the Green Party getting priorities utterly wrong. Martha Gunn
  • Score: 2

1:45pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Quiterie says...

Saltdean Resident wrote:
If its too dangerous for traffic surely it's too dangerous for a couple hundred knuckle dragging oafs to walk along on Sunday.
Are you referring to the nearby Green Party Spring conference?
[quote][p][bold]Saltdean Resident[/bold] wrote: If its too dangerous for traffic surely it's too dangerous for a couple hundred knuckle dragging oafs to walk along on Sunday.[/p][/quote]Are you referring to the nearby Green Party Spring conference? Quiterie
  • Score: 1

2:07pm Fri 25 Apr 14

moveoveru says...

Brighton Living wrote:
Doing works on the Kings Road some months back and also doing works in most the hotels on the sea front. This is what I know Kings Road has a weight limit of 120 ton and 3 group hotels on the sea front all have signs of moment within them where floors and fire exits have cracks in them.
Your comment makes no sense. Appalling grammar.
[quote][p][bold]Brighton Living[/bold] wrote: Doing works on the Kings Road some months back and also doing works in most the hotels on the sea front. This is what I know Kings Road has a weight limit of 120 ton and 3 group hotels on the sea front all have signs of moment within them where floors and fire exits have cracks in them.[/p][/quote]Your comment makes no sense. Appalling grammar. moveoveru
  • Score: 2

2:20pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Hove Actually says...

Surely the diversion should have been up grand avenue alone western road down North street and then back on route or vice a versa.
No the stupid greens and police are more interested in collecting any fines from the bus lanes to worry about a sensible response......
Surely the diversion should have been up grand avenue alone western road down North street and then back on route or vice a versa. No the stupid greens and police are more interested in collecting any fines from the bus lanes to worry about a sensible response...... Hove Actually
  • Score: 4

2:26pm Fri 25 Apr 14

chloere93 says...

"It looks like at some points there is nothing holding the road up at some points"

Did they need to use "some points" twice in that sentence?
"It looks like at some points there is nothing holding the road up at some points" Did they need to use "some points" twice in that sentence? chloere93
  • Score: 3

2:53pm Fri 25 Apr 14

mimseycal says...

I must admit that reading articles in the Argus is very reminiscent of reading my grandsons' homework in draft form. He was 12 at the time.
I must admit that reading articles in the Argus is very reminiscent of reading my grandsons' homework in draft form. He was 12 at the time. mimseycal
  • Score: 4

2:56pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Quiterie says...

mimseycal wrote:
I must admit that reading articles in the Argus is very reminiscent of reading my grandsons' homework in draft form. He was 12 at the time.
months or years?
[quote][p][bold]mimseycal[/bold] wrote: I must admit that reading articles in the Argus is very reminiscent of reading my grandsons' homework in draft form. He was 12 at the time.[/p][/quote]months or years? Quiterie
  • Score: 2

2:58pm Fri 25 Apr 14

peterthomas says...

You really have to wonder who didn't get the job at the Argus - woefully inept/near illiterate reporting hugely in line with the general mismanagement of the City. Realistically when isn't there "traffic chaos"? - look at the Old Shoreham Rd lights and the traffic backing off in both directions on Dyke Rd - not to mention the delight that Edward street has become - we are suffering the results of overempowering small people who haven't got it in them to get things right!
You really have to wonder who didn't get the job at the Argus - woefully inept/near illiterate reporting hugely in line with the general mismanagement of the City. Realistically when isn't there "traffic chaos"? - look at the Old Shoreham Rd lights and the traffic backing off in both directions on Dyke Rd - not to mention the delight that Edward street has become - we are suffering the results of overempowering small people who haven't got it in them to get things right! peterthomas
  • Score: 8

3:22pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

Saltdean Resident wrote:
If its too dangerous for traffic surely it's too dangerous for a couple hundred knuckle dragging oafs to walk along on Sunday.
ohh yes this is going to mean they will need to walk softly " baby steps .. ?"
anyway its clear this why the road subsided ..
.... its the arch as you might well know thats suffered a bit of a cave in " due to apparently some workmen doing something behind some wooden shuttering ..oppssee was that wood there to hold back the sub soil thats been there for over 50 years and the vibrations of the traffic above .. ..actually i know the arches well this is clearly the fault of the builders in the fortune of war read the article again ..Laurence Hill, manager of the Fortune of War, said: "We had builders working to shore up a fire exit at the back of the pub.

"They took out a part of the ceiling and then loads of rubble just came down.
WOTS ABOVE THE CEILING .. umm the ROAD ...
[quote][p][bold]Saltdean Resident[/bold] wrote: If its too dangerous for traffic surely it's too dangerous for a couple hundred knuckle dragging oafs to walk along on Sunday.[/p][/quote]ohh yes this is going to mean they will need to walk softly " baby steps .. ?" anyway its clear this why the road subsided .. .... its the arch as you might well know thats suffered a bit of a cave in " due to apparently some workmen doing something behind some wooden shuttering ..oppssee was that wood there to hold back the sub soil thats been there for over 50 years and the vibrations of the traffic above .. ..actually i know the arches well this is clearly the fault of the builders in the fortune of war read the article again ..Laurence Hill, manager of the Fortune of War, said: "We had builders working to shore up a fire exit at the back of the pub. "They took out a part of the ceiling and then loads of rubble just came down. WOTS ABOVE THE CEILING .. umm the ROAD ... Mr chock
  • Score: -1

3:32pm Fri 25 Apr 14

SayingMyBit says...

Expect the works on the road to be completed and then for the road to be reduced to one lane shortly after while they dig it up again for some sort of maintenance. It wouldn't be summer in Brighton without it.
Expect the works on the road to be completed and then for the road to be reduced to one lane shortly after while they dig it up again for some sort of maintenance. It wouldn't be summer in Brighton without it. SayingMyBit
  • Score: 7

3:46pm Fri 25 Apr 14

AshingtonJohn says...

Think the Argus (Newsquest) got rid of the readers when they bought it from Pearsons. Mainly after advertising than news.
Think the Argus (Newsquest) got rid of the readers when they bought it from Pearsons. Mainly after advertising than news. AshingtonJohn
  • Score: 1

3:48pm Fri 25 Apr 14

AshingtonJohn says...

Think the Argus (Newsquest) got rid of the readers when they bought it from Pearsons. Mainly interested in selling advertising than news stories
Think the Argus (Newsquest) got rid of the readers when they bought it from Pearsons. Mainly interested in selling advertising than news stories AshingtonJohn
  • Score: 1

4:36pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Zeta Function says...

There's more to come! The winter rains have caused changes to the geology. All along the coast.
There's more to come! The winter rains have caused changes to the geology. All along the coast. Zeta Function
  • Score: 2

4:38pm Fri 25 Apr 14

grabur says...

Normal canned response: Something bad happened in Brighton = must have been the Greens. Yawn.
Normal canned response: Something bad happened in Brighton = must have been the Greens. Yawn. grabur
  • Score: -4

5:46pm Fri 25 Apr 14

lewes road low life says...

grabur wrote:
Normal canned response: Something bad happened in Brighton = must have been the Greens. Yawn.
Ok, but they have messed with the infrastructure of this town now so much that it takes a minor disruption such as this to bring the towns traffic to a stand still. Bad traffic light sequencing, the narrowing of roads and the increase in bus and cycle lanes has left motorists with no way across the town but the A259 seafront, Preston Circus and New England Hill or negotiating the chaos around the station and Queens Road.
The flow of traffic has been completely stifled by this inept council who are blinkered by their own agenda and fail to listen or work with the people of this town.
[quote][p][bold]grabur[/bold] wrote: Normal canned response: Something bad happened in Brighton = must have been the Greens. Yawn.[/p][/quote]Ok, but they have messed with the infrastructure of this town now so much that it takes a minor disruption such as this to bring the towns traffic to a stand still. Bad traffic light sequencing, the narrowing of roads and the increase in bus and cycle lanes has left motorists with no way across the town but the A259 seafront, Preston Circus and New England Hill or negotiating the chaos around the station and Queens Road. The flow of traffic has been completely stifled by this inept council who are blinkered by their own agenda and fail to listen or work with the people of this town. lewes road low life
  • Score: 12

7:53pm Fri 25 Apr 14

ourcoalition says...

It wos the Greens what done it, for shore - do I win the prize for worst spelling, Argus misreporting, bad English, and blaming Jason K., all in one sentence?

And what about the Ukraine - that must be their fault as well.............

S**t happens.......that's life.
It wos the Greens what done it, for shore - do I win the prize for worst spelling, Argus misreporting, bad English, and blaming Jason K., all in one sentence? And what about the Ukraine - that must be their fault as well............. S**t happens.......that's life. ourcoalition
  • Score: -3

8:21pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Gribbet says...

Amazing, but at the same time not so amazing that the argus commenters can blame an unpredictable, freak occurrence like this on the Green Party. Even funnier that Warren Morgan of the Labour Party is also blaming the greens for this part of the road subsiding. Firstly, which political party do you think would have prevented this happening? Secondly, how would they have predicted this happening? True to form, Warren Morgan is courting the simpleton vote yet again.

Must be terrible for all those people who could, but can't be bothered to leave their homes by any other means other than by car.
Amazing, but at the same time not so amazing that the argus commenters can blame an unpredictable, freak occurrence like this on the Green Party. Even funnier that Warren Morgan of the Labour Party is also blaming the greens for this part of the road subsiding. Firstly, which political party do you think would have prevented this happening? Secondly, how would they have predicted this happening? True to form, Warren Morgan is courting the simpleton vote yet again. Must be terrible for all those people who could, but can't be bothered to leave their homes by any other means other than by car. Gribbet
  • Score: 0

8:35pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Gribbet says...

Martha Gunn wrote:
As usual Wise Warren (12.49) cuts to the chase.

This does seem like another example of the Green Party getting priorities utterly wrong.
Warren Morgan - The (hopeful) One-eyed King.
[quote][p][bold]Martha Gunn[/bold] wrote: As usual Wise Warren (12.49) cuts to the chase. This does seem like another example of the Green Party getting priorities utterly wrong.[/p][/quote]Warren Morgan - The (hopeful) One-eyed King. Gribbet
  • Score: 0

10:05pm Fri 25 Apr 14

grabur says...

I remember the fab days under the Tories, when we had double lane traffic on the Lewes Rd, and the thick smog that hid the decaying shop fronts. Oh yes the halcyon days... When there was only one or two coffee shops. Oh weren't they great those days under the Tories?

Perhaps national cuts from central government, general wear and tear, increased level of traffic and the six months of rain might have something to do with this pit of dispair / slough of despond.

Or was the 20mph limit designed to help snag cars in the traps that the Greens seeded the sea front with. Maybe some of those Englander marchers will fall down them too. That cunning weird and wacky council will be cackling inanely while drinking cider and dancing around the may pole (the site of the i360) waiting for their next set of extraterrestrial orders which will be delivered via the new sea front antenna / sacrificial altar. ;)
I remember the fab days under the Tories, when we had double lane traffic on the Lewes Rd, and the thick smog that hid the decaying shop fronts. Oh yes the halcyon days... When there was only one or two coffee shops. Oh weren't they great those days under the Tories? Perhaps national cuts from central government, general wear and tear, increased level of traffic and the six months of rain might have something to do with this pit of dispair / slough of despond. Or was the 20mph limit designed to help snag cars in the traps that the Greens seeded the sea front with. Maybe some of those Englander marchers will fall down them too. That cunning weird and wacky council will be cackling inanely while drinking cider and dancing around the may pole (the site of the i360) waiting for their next set of extraterrestrial orders which will be delivered via the new sea front antenna / sacrificial altar. ;) grabur
  • Score: -2

12:36am Sat 26 Apr 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Warren, you have three colleagues representing the Moulsecoomb ward and I suggest they actually visit their ward by walking along the pavement adjacent to the Lewes Road and see the appalling state of the road surface where the council burnt off the road markings for the new traffic system. They took off the top of the road surface and this has been penetrated by water throughout the winter leaving huge holes along the route.
It's truly appalling that your Labour colleague have done nothing to force the council to manage what is a dangerous situation and a terrible mess considering so much money was spent.
It's rather galling that you mention the seafront when the Labour heartland is neglected.
Warren, you have three colleagues representing the Moulsecoomb ward and I suggest they actually visit their ward by walking along the pavement adjacent to the Lewes Road and see the appalling state of the road surface where the council burnt off the road markings for the new traffic system. They took off the top of the road surface and this has been penetrated by water throughout the winter leaving huge holes along the route. It's truly appalling that your Labour colleague have done nothing to force the council to manage what is a dangerous situation and a terrible mess considering so much money was spent. It's rather galling that you mention the seafront when the Labour heartland is neglected. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 0

4:35pm Sat 26 Apr 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Let's face facts - the Greens HATE traffic, so they make the roads as unusable as possible.

Another fact - you lot voted them in.
Let's face facts - the Greens HATE traffic, so they make the roads as unusable as possible. Another fact - you lot voted them in. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -4

4:52pm Sat 26 Apr 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

If the pub's ceiling has fallen down - doesn't that render it unsafe for the public to enter and go around as usual? Avoid this pub everyone.
If the pub's ceiling has fallen down - doesn't that render it unsafe for the public to enter and go around as usual? Avoid this pub everyone. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -1

10:22am Sun 27 Apr 14

We love Red Billy says...

grabur wrote:
I remember the fab days under the Tories, when we had double lane traffic on the Lewes Rd, and the thick smog that hid the decaying shop fronts. Oh yes the halcyon days... When there was only one or two coffee shops. Oh weren't they great those days under the Tories?

Perhaps national cuts from central government, general wear and tear, increased level of traffic and the six months of rain might have something to do with this pit of dispair / slough of despond.

Or was the 20mph limit designed to help snag cars in the traps that the Greens seeded the sea front with. Maybe some of those Englander marchers will fall down them too. That cunning weird and wacky council will be cackling inanely while drinking cider and dancing around the may pole (the site of the i360) waiting for their next set of extraterrestrial orders which will be delivered via the new sea front antenna / sacrificial altar. ;)
I live near the Lewes Rd and have done for 30 years and it has been neglected for most of that time under all regimes. As to smog, there was none before the lanes were restricted but there is now. As to the empty shops, no stopping no business moron.
[quote][p][bold]grabur[/bold] wrote: I remember the fab days under the Tories, when we had double lane traffic on the Lewes Rd, and the thick smog that hid the decaying shop fronts. Oh yes the halcyon days... When there was only one or two coffee shops. Oh weren't they great those days under the Tories? Perhaps national cuts from central government, general wear and tear, increased level of traffic and the six months of rain might have something to do with this pit of dispair / slough of despond. Or was the 20mph limit designed to help snag cars in the traps that the Greens seeded the sea front with. Maybe some of those Englander marchers will fall down them too. That cunning weird and wacky council will be cackling inanely while drinking cider and dancing around the may pole (the site of the i360) waiting for their next set of extraterrestrial orders which will be delivered via the new sea front antenna / sacrificial altar. ;)[/p][/quote]I live near the Lewes Rd and have done for 30 years and it has been neglected for most of that time under all regimes. As to smog, there was none before the lanes were restricted but there is now. As to the empty shops, no stopping no business moron. We love Red Billy
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12:07am Mon 28 Apr 14

grabur says...

@we love red billy, no need to for name calling. I lived in that area for a decade. The first time I walked down Lewes Road I could see the smog. Both at the Elm grove end, and at the Gyratory. (The only other places I remember smog being visible was at Preston Circus and The Palace Pier roundabout.) It's not so noticable when you live in it. I hold that area in my heart and agree it has been neglected, and I'm not a fan of the road and traffic schemes, the parking, or the whistlestop motorists. If the area was more enticing, shops might do better. Traffic calming could certainly help. There's plenty of footfall and housing around.

Anyway off-topic. I was trying to highlight the ridiculousness of those commentators that continuously bemoan the Greens for pretty much anything.
@we love red billy, no need to for name calling. I lived in that area for a decade. The first time I walked down Lewes Road I could see the smog. Both at the Elm grove end, and at the Gyratory. (The only other places I remember smog being visible was at Preston Circus and The Palace Pier roundabout.) It's not so noticable when you live in it. I hold that area in my heart and agree it has been neglected, and I'm not a fan of the road and traffic schemes, the parking, or the whistlestop motorists. If the area was more enticing, shops might do better. Traffic calming could certainly help. There's plenty of footfall and housing around. Anyway off-topic. I was trying to highlight the ridiculousness of those commentators that continuously bemoan the Greens for pretty much anything. grabur
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12:19pm Sat 3 May 14

Mr chock says...

grabur wrote:
@we love red billy, no need to for name calling. I lived in that area for a decade. The first time I walked down Lewes Road I could see the smog. Both at the Elm grove end, and at the Gyratory. (The only other places I remember smog being visible was at Preston Circus and The Palace Pier roundabout.) It's not so noticable when you live in it. I hold that area in my heart and agree it has been neglected, and I'm not a fan of the road and traffic schemes, the parking, or the whistlestop motorists. If the area was more enticing, shops might do better. Traffic calming could certainly help. There's plenty of footfall and housing around.

Anyway off-topic. I was trying to highlight the ridiculousness of those commentators that continuously bemoan the Greens for pretty much anything.
SMOG ... wow are you sure at Palace pier roundabout ... geezz thats so close to the fresh clean sea breeze " not going to say have you got eye issues "maybe a deteriorating lens " i know i have seen Smog at Poliution Circus but what i do not really understand is althou there is far far more cars on the road since the the late 90's i thought Catalytic converters were fitted to cars and that Bus company has now a massive fleet of cleaner buss's ,
is the air quality worse ?
[quote][p][bold]grabur[/bold] wrote: @we love red billy, no need to for name calling. I lived in that area for a decade. The first time I walked down Lewes Road I could see the smog. Both at the Elm grove end, and at the Gyratory. (The only other places I remember smog being visible was at Preston Circus and The Palace Pier roundabout.) It's not so noticable when you live in it. I hold that area in my heart and agree it has been neglected, and I'm not a fan of the road and traffic schemes, the parking, or the whistlestop motorists. If the area was more enticing, shops might do better. Traffic calming could certainly help. There's plenty of footfall and housing around. Anyway off-topic. I was trying to highlight the ridiculousness of those commentators that continuously bemoan the Greens for pretty much anything.[/p][/quote]SMOG ... wow are you sure at Palace pier roundabout ... geezz thats so close to the fresh clean sea breeze " not going to say have you got eye issues "maybe a deteriorating lens " i know i have seen Smog at Poliution Circus but what i do not really understand is althou there is far far more cars on the road since the the late 90's i thought Catalytic converters were fitted to cars and that Bus company has now a massive fleet of cleaner buss's , is the air quality worse ? Mr chock
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