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Pledge to fix Darwen drains

Lancashire Telegraph: BLOCKED Grime Street BLOCKED Grime Street

A BLOCKED gully causing drains to overflow on to the main road through Darwen should be cleared by the council next week.

Businessman Martin Evans said overflowing drains posed a risk to shops along Duckworth Street.

Mr Evans, who owns scooter shop Scootlife, said the drains in the road outside his shop were constantly blocked up.

And with the persistent heavy rain that has fallen in recent weeks, he said there was a danger the water could get into businesses.

After being contacted by the Lancashire Telegraph, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s gully crew investigated the problem, and clearance work is expected to start next week.

Mr Evans, 46, of nearby Harwood Street, said the problem had been ongoing for several years. He said: “I have reported it a few times. The rain runs right over the drain it is that full and it is the same on both sides of the road.

“United Utilities came out once and pumped the water out of the drain but when I asked about clearing the blockage he said he hadn’t been told to do that.

“I pay £100 for surface water drainage but somebody isn’t doing what we pay them for.

“It isn’t just here, either. There is one drain on the corner of Vale Street and Grime Street that has been blocked for years.

“One local councillor even told me if the drains hadn’t been blocked it would have made the town’s floods even worse as the culvert couldn’t have coped.”

George Bell, associate director for highways and transportation at Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: “We have recently been made aware of a problem with a road gully on the A666.

“A crew went out with a gully wagon to address the situation but found that the connection to the gully pot is damaged.

“The gully connection needs to be investigated further to find the extent and depth of the damage before it can be repaired.

“We are aware of the situation and hope the issue can be resolved as soon as possible.”

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12:16pm Thu 3 Jan 13

useyourhead says...

Since when does reporting what should be routine maintenance become newsworthy?
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they will be giving medals for emptying the bins on the right day next.
Since when does reporting what should be routine maintenance become newsworthy? - they will be giving medals for emptying the bins on the right day next. useyourhead
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12:33pm Thu 3 Jan 13

A Darener says...

No such thing as routine maintenance! The council respond from one disaster to the next. I have been trying to get a sludge gulper to unblock most of the drains around Hawkshaw for months. All they send is a road sweeper, useless. Then they wonder why the A666 floods.
No such thing as routine maintenance! The council respond from one disaster to the next. I have been trying to get a sludge gulper to unblock most of the drains around Hawkshaw for months. All they send is a road sweeper, useless. Then they wonder why the A666 floods. A Darener
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12:47pm Thu 3 Jan 13

english rose 1 says...

The gully service has had to take cutbacks in line with the other services. A lot of folk in Darwen wanted the cutbacks in service as they voted Conservative at the last election - who made it plain that cutbacks would be harsh.
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Having said that all the gullies on Vale St were fully cleaned about 6 months ago and all were working fine. Maybe the recent building works at Wood Vale has blocked this gully again ?
The gully service has had to take cutbacks in line with the other services. A lot of folk in Darwen wanted the cutbacks in service as they voted Conservative at the last election - who made it plain that cutbacks would be harsh. * Having said that all the gullies on Vale St were fully cleaned about 6 months ago and all were working fine. Maybe the recent building works at Wood Vale has blocked this gully again ? english rose 1
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1:32pm Thu 3 Jan 13

A Darener says...

english rose 1 wrote:
The gully service has had to take cutbacks in line with the other services. A lot of folk in Darwen wanted the cutbacks in service as they voted Conservative at the last election - who made it plain that cutbacks would be harsh.
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Having said that all the gullies on Vale St were fully cleaned about 6 months ago and all were working fine. Maybe the recent building works at Wood Vale has blocked this gully again ?
No! english rose 1 the folk of Darwen did not want the cut backs in service. They wanted the "waste" of money schemes cut. Which the Conservatives would have done. But no the labour propoganda machine was in full swing trying to tell the voters that they were the best party to vote for. Well events have proved that they couldn't run a booze up in a brewery.
[quote][p][bold]english rose 1[/bold] wrote: The gully service has had to take cutbacks in line with the other services. A lot of folk in Darwen wanted the cutbacks in service as they voted Conservative at the last election - who made it plain that cutbacks would be harsh. * Having said that all the gullies on Vale St were fully cleaned about 6 months ago and all were working fine. Maybe the recent building works at Wood Vale has blocked this gully again ?[/p][/quote]No! english rose 1 the folk of Darwen did not want the cut backs in service. They wanted the "waste" of money schemes cut. Which the Conservatives would have done. But no the labour propoganda machine was in full swing trying to tell the voters that they were the best party to vote for. Well events have proved that they couldn't run a booze up in a brewery. A Darener
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4:08pm Thu 3 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

Thats a graet pic of the guy and a drain, has he ever thought about standing for the lib dems as he looks nailed on for the web site "lib dems that point at things".
Thats a graet pic of the guy and a drain, has he ever thought about standing for the lib dems as he looks nailed on for the web site "lib dems that point at things". 8 Ball Deluxe
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5:54pm Thu 3 Jan 13

english rose 1 says...

A Darener wrote:
english rose 1 wrote:
The gully service has had to take cutbacks in line with the other services. A lot of folk in Darwen wanted the cutbacks in service as they voted Conservative at the last election - who made it plain that cutbacks would be harsh.
*
Having said that all the gullies on Vale St were fully cleaned about 6 months ago and all were working fine. Maybe the recent building works at Wood Vale has blocked this gully again ?
No! english rose 1 the folk of Darwen did not want the cut backs in service. They wanted the "waste" of money schemes cut. Which the Conservatives would have done. But no the labour propoganda machine was in full swing trying to tell the voters that they were the best party to vote for. Well events have proved that they couldn't run a booze up in a brewery.
Have events proved that ?

GDP debt is now higher.
Unemployment is higher too.
As is the benefits bill.
Our economy weaker.
The tax take is down.
VAT up hitting the poorest the hardest.
Cuts made to the weakest whilst millionaires laugh all the way to the bank.
Unfair cuts to Councils - the poorest cut the most.

So events have actually proved the opposite of your last sentence !
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]english rose 1[/bold] wrote: The gully service has had to take cutbacks in line with the other services. A lot of folk in Darwen wanted the cutbacks in service as they voted Conservative at the last election - who made it plain that cutbacks would be harsh. * Having said that all the gullies on Vale St were fully cleaned about 6 months ago and all were working fine. Maybe the recent building works at Wood Vale has blocked this gully again ?[/p][/quote]No! english rose 1 the folk of Darwen did not want the cut backs in service. They wanted the "waste" of money schemes cut. Which the Conservatives would have done. But no the labour propoganda machine was in full swing trying to tell the voters that they were the best party to vote for. Well events have proved that they couldn't run a booze up in a brewery.[/p][/quote]Have events proved that ? GDP debt is now higher. Unemployment is higher too. As is the benefits bill. Our economy weaker. The tax take is down. VAT up hitting the poorest the hardest. Cuts made to the weakest whilst millionaires laugh all the way to the bank. Unfair cuts to Councils - the poorest cut the most. So events have actually proved the opposite of your last sentence ! english rose 1
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5:58pm Thu 3 Jan 13

english rose 1 says...

8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
Thats a graet pic of the guy and a drain, has he ever thought about standing for the lib dems as he looks nailed on for the web site "lib dems that point at things".
Good guess ! Buut he actually stood for the 'For Darwen' Party in the 2009 Town Council elections.
[quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: Thats a graet pic of the guy and a drain, has he ever thought about standing for the lib dems as he looks nailed on for the web site "lib dems that point at things".[/p][/quote]Good guess ! Buut he actually stood for the 'For Darwen' Party in the 2009 Town Council elections. english rose 1
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6:17pm Thu 3 Jan 13

A Darener says...

english rose 1 wrote:
A Darener wrote:
english rose 1 wrote:
The gully service has had to take cutbacks in line with the other services. A lot of folk in Darwen wanted the cutbacks in service as they voted Conservative at the last election - who made it plain that cutbacks would be harsh.
*
Having said that all the gullies on Vale St were fully cleaned about 6 months ago and all were working fine. Maybe the recent building works at Wood Vale has blocked this gully again ?
No! english rose 1 the folk of Darwen did not want the cut backs in service. They wanted the "waste" of money schemes cut. Which the Conservatives would have done. But no the labour propoganda machine was in full swing trying to tell the voters that they were the best party to vote for. Well events have proved that they couldn't run a booze up in a brewery.
Have events proved that ?

GDP debt is now higher.
Unemployment is higher too.
As is the benefits bill.
Our economy weaker.
The tax take is down.
VAT up hitting the poorest the hardest.
Cuts made to the weakest whilst millionaires laugh all the way to the bank.
Unfair cuts to Councils - the poorest cut the most.

So events have actually proved the opposite of your last sentence !
Trust a socialist to twist a topic to suit themselves.
The article is about Local Government I.e. Blackburn with Darwen Council and its ability to manage. Which since Labour took over is a shambles.
[quote][p][bold]english rose 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]english rose 1[/bold] wrote: The gully service has had to take cutbacks in line with the other services. A lot of folk in Darwen wanted the cutbacks in service as they voted Conservative at the last election - who made it plain that cutbacks would be harsh. * Having said that all the gullies on Vale St were fully cleaned about 6 months ago and all were working fine. Maybe the recent building works at Wood Vale has blocked this gully again ?[/p][/quote]No! english rose 1 the folk of Darwen did not want the cut backs in service. They wanted the "waste" of money schemes cut. Which the Conservatives would have done. But no the labour propoganda machine was in full swing trying to tell the voters that they were the best party to vote for. Well events have proved that they couldn't run a booze up in a brewery.[/p][/quote]Have events proved that ? GDP debt is now higher. Unemployment is higher too. As is the benefits bill. Our economy weaker. The tax take is down. VAT up hitting the poorest the hardest. Cuts made to the weakest whilst millionaires laugh all the way to the bank. Unfair cuts to Councils - the poorest cut the most. So events have actually proved the opposite of your last sentence ![/p][/quote]Trust a socialist to twist a topic to suit themselves. The article is about Local Government I.e. Blackburn with Darwen Council and its ability to manage. Which since Labour took over is a shambles. A Darener
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9:46pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Darwen Malc says...

Anyway, English Rose 1, if you do want to talk national, which clever sod decided to sell all our gold reserves? Which clever sods left us with a humongous debt? Which clever sods filled town halls and civil service departments with non-jobs? Which clever sods decimated the pension funds? The list is endless and all Mr Balls can come up with is more public spending!
Anyway, English Rose 1, if you do want to talk national, which clever sod decided to sell all our gold reserves? Which clever sods left us with a humongous debt? Which clever sods filled town halls and civil service departments with non-jobs? Which clever sods decimated the pension funds? The list is endless and all Mr Balls can come up with is more public spending! Darwen Malc
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9:55pm Thu 3 Jan 13

A Darener says...

Darwen Malc wrote:
Anyway, English Rose 1, if you do want to talk national, which clever sod decided to sell all our gold reserves? Which clever sods left us with a humongous debt? Which clever sods filled town halls and civil service departments with non-jobs? Which clever sods decimated the pension funds? The list is endless and all Mr Balls can come up with is more public spending!
You are waiting your breathe, she is typical of all labour followers. The rich should be brought down to their level, not realising that without the rich providing jobs for the masses there would be no jobs. Socialism is one step away from communism and we all know what happened to that philosophy. Now Russia has embraced capitalism there are probably more multi millionaires there than anywhere in the world. Anybody has the opportunity to get rich without expecting money to just be handed to them on a plate. Labours idea of getting out of debt by borrowing more and more does not work.
[quote][p][bold]Darwen Malc[/bold] wrote: Anyway, English Rose 1, if you do want to talk national, which clever sod decided to sell all our gold reserves? Which clever sods left us with a humongous debt? Which clever sods filled town halls and civil service departments with non-jobs? Which clever sods decimated the pension funds? The list is endless and all Mr Balls can come up with is more public spending![/p][/quote]You are waiting your breathe, she is typical of all labour followers. The rich should be brought down to their level, not realising that without the rich providing jobs for the masses there would be no jobs. Socialism is one step away from communism and we all know what happened to that philosophy. Now Russia has embraced capitalism there are probably more multi millionaires there than anywhere in the world. Anybody has the opportunity to get rich without expecting money to just be handed to them on a plate. Labours idea of getting out of debt by borrowing more and more does not work. A Darener
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5:15am Fri 4 Jan 13

darwenTower says...

"without the rich providing jobs for the masses there would be no jobs"

Yep. That's what the rich keep telling us.
Seeing as the number of million/billionaires is constantly on the rise i guess we'll be seeing zero unemployment anytime soon??
"without the rich providing jobs for the masses there would be no jobs" Yep. That's what the rich keep telling us. Seeing as the number of million/billionaires is constantly on the rise i guess we'll be seeing zero unemployment anytime soon?? darwenTower
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7:52am Fri 4 Jan 13

A Darener says...

darwenTower wrote:
"without the rich providing jobs for the masses there would be no jobs"

Yep. That's what the rich keep telling us.
Seeing as the number of million/billionaires is constantly on the rise i guess we'll be seeing zero unemployment anytime soon??
Zero unemployment when the population of the UK is brought under control and the immigration issue is firmly dealt with.
[quote][p][bold]darwenTower[/bold] wrote: "without the rich providing jobs for the masses there would be no jobs" Yep. That's what the rich keep telling us. Seeing as the number of million/billionaires is constantly on the rise i guess we'll be seeing zero unemployment anytime soon??[/p][/quote]Zero unemployment when the population of the UK is brought under control and the immigration issue is firmly dealt with. A Darener
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2:19pm Fri 4 Jan 13

louderfasterlonger says...

Alternatively he could have contacted his local councillor long ago and the Gully would have been unblocked without the LT having a Story.
Alternatively he could have contacted his local councillor long ago and the Gully would have been unblocked without the LT having a Story. louderfasterlonger
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2:23pm Fri 4 Jan 13

A Darener says...

louderfasterlonger wrote:
Alternatively he could have contacted his local councillor long ago and the Gully would have been unblocked without the LT having a Story.
He should be so lucky! I have been trying for months to get the drains unblocked around Hawkshaw Ave A666. Council only send a road sweeper? Not much use!
[quote][p][bold]louderfasterlonger[/bold] wrote: Alternatively he could have contacted his local councillor long ago and the Gully would have been unblocked without the LT having a Story.[/p][/quote]He should be so lucky! I have been trying for months to get the drains unblocked around Hawkshaw Ave A666. Council only send a road sweeper? Not much use! A Darener
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