Residents get poor value in suburb the council neglects

Residents get poor value in suburb the council neglects

Residents get poor value in suburb the council neglects

First published in Letters

I moved to Mile Oak four years ago and I really love the area, but I can’t say the same about the council services.

The roads are full of potholes, the pavements are in a really poor condition, grass verges are hardly ever cut and when they do grass cuttings they are left to block the drains.

Rubbish and re-cycling collections are hit and miss and road sweeping is almost non-existent in some areas.

Weeds and grass grow out of the pavements and up the side of garden walls which add to the run down look of the area.

The local children’s play area is also run down and neglected and money recently invested on refurbishments was badly spent.

Residents of Mile Oak are getting poor value for the cost of their annual council tax.

Now we are told hundreds of new houses are proposed for land off the Mile Oak Road which will only make things worse.

The only positive thing are the signs that were erected banning cars from parking on grass verges which has allowed the grass to re-grow, perhaps it will now get cut regularly.

Andrew Bishop,

Graham Crescent, Mile Oak

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11:36am Sat 30 Aug 14

winewomenandsong says...

Absolute nonsense. I live in Mile Oak, (Mile Oak Road actually) and I can assue the complainant that council services out here are far better than where I once lived in Brighton. Certainly they are no worse. And concerning rubbish collections, I can't recall the last time rubbish wasn't collected in the given week. And as for grass cuttings left to wash away down drains, that goes for all estates in Brighton and Hove, as do pot-holes in roads and grass growing in cracks in pavements. And complaining of proposed house building in Mile Oak takes the biscuit. If the complainant had travellers parked on his doorstep same as a lot of council tax payers living in the City do ( the other half whom he considers are getting "good" value for their council tax) - then perhaps he just might get a shoulder or two to cry on. Stop whining, compared with much of Brighton & Hove. Mile Oak is the jewel in the crown
Absolute nonsense. I live in Mile Oak, (Mile Oak Road actually) and I can assue the complainant that council services out here are far better than where I once lived in Brighton. Certainly they are no worse. And concerning rubbish collections, I can't recall the last time rubbish wasn't collected in the given week. And as for grass cuttings left to wash away down drains, that goes for all estates in Brighton and Hove, as do pot-holes in roads and grass growing in cracks in pavements. And complaining of proposed house building in Mile Oak takes the biscuit. If the complainant had travellers parked on his doorstep same as a lot of council tax payers living in the City do ( the other half whom he considers are getting "good" value for their council tax) - then perhaps he just might get a shoulder or two to cry on. Stop whining, compared with much of Brighton & Hove. Mile Oak is the jewel in the crown winewomenandsong
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8:21pm Sat 30 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

winewomenandsong wrote:
Absolute nonsense. I live in Mile Oak, (Mile Oak Road actually) and I can assue the complainant that council services out here are far better than where I once lived in Brighton. Certainly they are no worse. And concerning rubbish collections, I can't recall the last time rubbish wasn't collected in the given week. And as for grass cuttings left to wash away down drains, that goes for all estates in Brighton and Hove, as do pot-holes in roads and grass growing in cracks in pavements. And complaining of proposed house building in Mile Oak takes the biscuit. If the complainant had travellers parked on his doorstep same as a lot of council tax payers living in the City do ( the other half whom he considers are getting "good" value for their council tax) - then perhaps he just might get a shoulder or two to cry on. Stop whining, compared with much of Brighton & Hove. Mile Oak is the jewel in the crown
I'm not aware of grass growing through pavements in the city centre.

He wasn't whining....he was telling the situation as he sees it.
[quote][p][bold]winewomenandsong[/bold] wrote: Absolute nonsense. I live in Mile Oak, (Mile Oak Road actually) and I can assue the complainant that council services out here are far better than where I once lived in Brighton. Certainly they are no worse. And concerning rubbish collections, I can't recall the last time rubbish wasn't collected in the given week. And as for grass cuttings left to wash away down drains, that goes for all estates in Brighton and Hove, as do pot-holes in roads and grass growing in cracks in pavements. And complaining of proposed house building in Mile Oak takes the biscuit. If the complainant had travellers parked on his doorstep same as a lot of council tax payers living in the City do ( the other half whom he considers are getting "good" value for their council tax) - then perhaps he just might get a shoulder or two to cry on. Stop whining, compared with much of Brighton & Hove. Mile Oak is the jewel in the crown[/p][/quote]I'm not aware of grass growing through pavements in the city centre. He wasn't whining....he was telling the situation as he sees it. ok,jared
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10:28pm Sat 30 Aug 14

winewomenandsong says...

No OK,jared, neither am I aware of grass growing through pavements in the city centre. And why you mention this unconnected piece of information is because you obviously don't know "estates" are all out in the sticks, far away from shining city centres. I made no mention of city centre, did I?
No OK,jared, neither am I aware of grass growing through pavements in the city centre. And why you mention this unconnected piece of information is because you obviously don't know "estates" are all out in the sticks, far away from shining city centres. I made no mention of city centre, did I? winewomenandsong
  • Score: 1

2:26am Sun 31 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

winewomenandsong wrote:
No OK,jared, neither am I aware of grass growing through pavements in the city centre. And why you mention this unconnected piece of information is because you obviously don't know "estates" are all out in the sticks, far away from shining city centres. I made no mention of city centre, did I?
I was pointing out that he had a point.

If you're too thick to appreciate that, then I cannot help you except to suggest you refrain from commenting further.
[quote][p][bold]winewomenandsong[/bold] wrote: No OK,jared, neither am I aware of grass growing through pavements in the city centre. And why you mention this unconnected piece of information is because you obviously don't know "estates" are all out in the sticks, far away from shining city centres. I made no mention of city centre, did I?[/p][/quote]I was pointing out that he had a point. If you're too thick to appreciate that, then I cannot help you except to suggest you refrain from commenting further. ok,jared
  • Score: 0

10:31am Wed 3 Sep 14

Man With No Name says...

I live in Mile Oak and agree, although Mile Oak is not on its own, there are plenty of other non centre or East Brighton areas that get forgotten about
I live in Mile Oak and agree, although Mile Oak is not on its own, there are plenty of other non centre or East Brighton areas that get forgotten about Man With No Name
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10:33am Wed 3 Sep 14

Man With No Name says...

Plus, I've seen the proposals for new housing in Mile Oak and they are worrying to say the least...
Plus, I've seen the proposals for new housing in Mile Oak and they are worrying to say the least... Man With No Name
  • Score: 0
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