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Joy as Lower Darwen residents win eight-year adoption battle

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Denise Gee, left, and Coun Jacqueline Slater celebrate the decision which will see Oakdale residents benefit from a range of council services Coun Denise Gee, left, and Coun Jacqueline Slater celebrate the decision which will see Oakdale residents benefit from a range of council services

A HOUSING estate will finally be looked after by the council after an eight-year battle.

Oakdale estate in Lower Darwen has now been officially adopted by Blackburn with Darwen Council.

This means that residents on the estate will now benefit from a full range of council services, including gritting.

Previously, the estate had been the reponsiblity of developer Morris Homes.

Fernhurst councillors Jacqueline Slater, Denise Gee and John Slater had all been campaigning for the adoption.

Coun Slater said: “This is really good news for local residents.

“It means they will now get full council services including gritting, road sweeping and streetlight repairs. We have been fighting for this for eight years.

“Previously there were no grit bins and no dog bins and it will be a relief to people over parking concerns.

“When Blackburn Rovers were playing at home there were a lot of cars parking up here and there was no enforcement.

“It was often horrendous when there was a match.

“But it has finally been adopted and we are all over the moon.”

Coun Gee said: “We had trouble with United Utilities taking responsibility for the local sewers, combined with one of the builders going bankrupt, which made something that should have been relatively straight-forward, really difficult.

“I am so glad that at long last we have succeeded with the adoption.”

Darwen MP Jake Berry said: “This has been an ongoing problem since the estate was built.

“I would like to put on record my thanks to the local councillors who have worked together with residents and the council to finally get these roads adopted.”

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6:13pm Thu 20 Dec 12

easypeasy says...

this full range of services including gritting. Well if its good enough for Oakdale estate its good enough for everyone. As for grit bins & dog bins await your turn as no one else as got them & as I pay council taxes etc I would like them on my close.
this full range of services including gritting. Well if its good enough for Oakdale estate its good enough for everyone. As for grit bins & dog bins await your turn as no one else as got them & as I pay council taxes etc I would like them on my close. easypeasy
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7:17pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Katie BLACKBURN says...

Since when as Oakdale been in Lower Darwen?
Since when as Oakdale been in Lower Darwen? Katie BLACKBURN
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8:54pm Thu 20 Dec 12

english rose 1 says...

easypeasy wrote:
this full range of services including gritting. Well if its good enough for Oakdale estate its good enough for everyone. As for grit bins & dog bins await your turn as no one else as got them & as I pay council taxes etc I would like them on my close.
There are 204 grit bins in Blackburn & 169 in Darwen / Turton. Surely you must be near to one of these ?
[quote][p][bold]easypeasy[/bold] wrote: this full range of services including gritting. Well if its good enough for Oakdale estate its good enough for everyone. As for grit bins & dog bins await your turn as no one else as got them & as I pay council taxes etc I would like them on my close.[/p][/quote]There are 204 grit bins in Blackburn & 169 in Darwen / Turton. Surely you must be near to one of these ? english rose 1
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11:42am Fri 21 Dec 12

easypeasy says...

english rose 1 wrote:
easypeasy wrote:
this full range of services including gritting. Well if its good enough for Oakdale estate its good enough for everyone. As for grit bins & dog bins await your turn as no one else as got them & as I pay council taxes etc I would like them on my close.
There are 204 grit bins in Blackburn & 169 in Darwen / Turton. Surely you must be near to one of these ?
no grit bins near me so you must be one of the privilidged few
[quote][p][bold]english rose 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]easypeasy[/bold] wrote: this full range of services including gritting. Well if its good enough for Oakdale estate its good enough for everyone. As for grit bins & dog bins await your turn as no one else as got them & as I pay council taxes etc I would like them on my close.[/p][/quote]There are 204 grit bins in Blackburn & 169 in Darwen / Turton. Surely you must be near to one of these ?[/p][/quote]no grit bins near me so you must be one of the privilidged few easypeasy
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4:15pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Shorty Medlocke says...

To some people 'near me' means right outside their front door. You could always walk to one, or buy a sackful of your own.
To some people 'near me' means right outside their front door. You could always walk to one, or buy a sackful of your own. Shorty Medlocke
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6:25pm Fri 21 Dec 12

easypeasy says...

Shorty Medlocke wrote:
To some people 'near me' means right outside their front door. You could always walk to one, or buy a sackful of your own.
well im not some people, there isnt one anywhere near me and as i work full time & pay my taxes why the hell should i buy my own when im already paying for the spongers of society or are you one of em!
[quote][p][bold]Shorty Medlocke[/bold] wrote: To some people 'near me' means right outside their front door. You could always walk to one, or buy a sackful of your own.[/p][/quote]well im not some people, there isnt one anywhere near me and as i work full time & pay my taxes why the hell should i buy my own when im already paying for the spongers of society or are you one of em! easypeasy
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12:40am Sat 22 Dec 12

Shorty Medlocke says...

No, I work. But, if you do work easy peasy, then surely you can afford a few quid for a bag of salt for your bit of road if you're that bothered about it. Or, try complaining. Or...stop moaning. Or show some community spirit? Or, if it's really that bad, go and live somewhere else.
No, I work. But, if you do work easy peasy, then surely you can afford a few quid for a bag of salt for your bit of road if you're that bothered about it. Or, try complaining. Or...stop moaning. Or show some community spirit? Or, if it's really that bad, go and live somewhere else. Shorty Medlocke
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12:16pm Sat 22 Dec 12

easypeasy says...

Shorty Medlocke wrote:
No, I work. But, if you do work easy peasy, then surely you can afford a few quid for a bag of salt for your bit of road if you're that bothered about it. Or, try complaining. Or...stop moaning. Or show some community spirit? Or, if it's really that bad, go and live somewhere else.
why dont you move elsewhere you half wit. you jumped into the discussion.
[quote][p][bold]Shorty Medlocke[/bold] wrote: No, I work. But, if you do work easy peasy, then surely you can afford a few quid for a bag of salt for your bit of road if you're that bothered about it. Or, try complaining. Or...stop moaning. Or show some community spirit? Or, if it's really that bad, go and live somewhere else.[/p][/quote]why dont you move elsewhere you half wit. you jumped into the discussion. easypeasy
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