Flytipping turns Darwen street into a 'slum'

A DARWEN street is being turned into a ‘slum’ by people fly tipping in the back alley, according to a local councillor.

Sudell councillor Roy Davies branded the alley behind Preston Street as ‘the dirtiest in the borough’ in April last year.

And 10 months on things still haven’t improved, with piles of binbags and a mattress dumped there yesterday morning.

Rubbish dumped in the back yard of one house in the road was set alight on Thursday night, with firefighters from Darwen station called to put out the flames.

Coun Davies said there was a big problem in certain back alleys in the town.

He said: “It is the same streets and the same backs every time.

“I seem to be reporting the same addresses time and time again.

“If people know who is tipping they have got to report it to the council and tell them who is doing it.

“That area has become a slum.”

Coun Davies said the number of houses being rented was a big problem.

He said: “There is a lot of rented accommodation in that area.

“We have got to look at ways of getting people to buy homes rather than renting as when people own their home they take more care.

“But the big problems are the huge deposits which people just cannot afford.”

Darwen Town Council mayor and Sudell councillor Eileen Entwistle said it was ‘irresponsible’.

She said: “That street has been a pain for years and years.

“It has been a blackspot for a long time and it costs the council a fortune.

“Other people are recycling their rubbish properly and these people just dump it. I don’t know what goes on in these people’s heads.

“It is just irresponsible and makes life miserable for everyone else.”

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10:19pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Malthus says...

"Coun Davies said the number of houses being rented was a big problem.
He said: “There is a lot of rented accommodation in that area." Is Councillor Davies suggesting that all people who rent their properties are guilty of such behaviour? That is not such a liberal attitude is it. Then again his party is not such a liberal party any more is it? Don't get me wrong, I think such anti-social behaviour should be stamped out. However, to tar all people who rent with the same brush is prejudiced and narrow minded.
"Coun Davies said the number of houses being rented was a big problem. He said: “There is a lot of rented accommodation in that area." Is Councillor Davies suggesting that all people who rent their properties are guilty of such behaviour? That is not such a liberal attitude is it. Then again his party is not such a liberal party any more is it? Don't get me wrong, I think such anti-social behaviour should be stamped out. However, to tar all people who rent with the same brush is prejudiced and narrow minded. Malthus
  • Score: 7

10:50pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Darwen Malc says...

Another Darwen 'grot spot' can be the back street between the Community Centre and Elswick Street. Many of the houses fronting onto Sudellside Street are rented and whilst not all those renting them are irresponsible, some are, putting bin bags out, full of soiled nappies and half eaten discarded takeaways etc. Aall Councillor Davies issaying is that if people own a house, they are more likely to care about their surroundings and community than SOME of those who rent!
Another Darwen 'grot spot' can be the back street between the Community Centre and Elswick Street. Many of the houses fronting onto Sudellside Street are rented and whilst not all those renting them are irresponsible, some are, putting bin bags out, full of soiled nappies and half eaten discarded takeaways etc. Aall Councillor Davies issaying is that if people own a house, they are more likely to care about their surroundings and community than SOME of those who rent! Darwen Malc
  • Score: 1

11:29pm Sat 23 Feb 13

California Blue says...

It is a fact that with a certain percentage of renters comes anti social behavior and I have first hand experience of this on a street I lived on in Darwen. I took great pleasure in contributing towards them being kicked out by their landlord. If you want to drink all night and sleep all day claiming benefits I am your worst nightmare!
It is a fact that with a certain percentage of renters comes anti social behavior and I have first hand experience of this on a street I lived on in Darwen. I took great pleasure in contributing towards them being kicked out by their landlord. If you want to drink all night and sleep all day claiming benefits I am your worst nightmare! California Blue
  • Score: 9

11:37pm Sat 23 Feb 13

fireonthemountain says...

Look at the back alley between Philip Street and Edmond Street .

Disgusting .

There is actually a Christmas tree lying there .

The coucil tidy it up constantly .
!0/10 to them and their employees .

It used to be a nice area , but was ruined when someone turned the old school into flats .

The dregs of society live there .

We - repeat we - have to put out our bins , then wait , and live in fear that
the vermin will contaminate our bins ,
as they are too lazy to put out their own , fill them with disgusting muck .
then steal them , once emptied ..

At least the Highfield Club is shut .

Hopefully the off-license is next .

If you own something , you look after it .

You pay your bills .

If you don't own something , and rely on benefits to pay everything - why should you care ? As long as you have enough to buy cider and ciggies and your Sky TV from the taxpayer (that's me by the way) .
Look at the back alley between Philip Street and Edmond Street . Disgusting . There is actually a Christmas tree lying there . The coucil tidy it up constantly . !0/10 to them and their employees . It used to be a nice area , but was ruined when someone turned the old school into flats . The dregs of society live there . We - repeat we - have to put out our bins , then wait , and live in fear that the vermin will contaminate our bins , as they are too lazy to put out their own , fill them with disgusting muck . then steal them , once emptied .. At least the Highfield Club is shut . Hopefully the off-license is next . If you own something , you look after it . You pay your bills . If you don't own something , and rely on benefits to pay everything - why should you care ? As long as you have enough to buy cider and ciggies and your Sky TV from the taxpayer (that's me by the way) . fireonthemountain
  • Score: 6

1:44am Sun 24 Feb 13

2 for 5p says...

The headline cracks me up

Flytipping turns Darwen street into a 'slum'
What do you mean turns. :-))
The headline cracks me up Flytipping turns Darwen street into a 'slum' What do you mean turns. :-)) 2 for 5p
  • Score: 4

7:23am Sun 24 Feb 13

King Fabulous says...

2 for 5p wrote:
The headline cracks me up

Flytipping turns Darwen street into a 'slum'
What do you mean turns. :-))
Well quite,
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: The headline cracks me up Flytipping turns Darwen street into a 'slum' What do you mean turns. :-))[/p][/quote]Well quite, King Fabulous
  • Score: 2

7:28am Sun 24 Feb 13

King Fabulous says...

California Blue wrote:
It is a fact that with a certain percentage of renters comes anti social behavior and I have first hand experience of this on a street I lived on in Darwen. I took great pleasure in contributing towards them being kicked out by their landlord. If you want to drink all night and sleep all day claiming benefits I am your worst nightmare!
I quite agree, I own 32 houses in BwithD and most of the sub-human scum that rent from me are a problem, Demanding this, Whinging about that, Causing problems for their neighbors, I take great pleasure in evicting them
[quote][p][bold]California Blue[/bold] wrote: It is a fact that with a certain percentage of renters comes anti social behavior and I have first hand experience of this on a street I lived on in Darwen. I took great pleasure in contributing towards them being kicked out by their landlord. If you want to drink all night and sleep all day claiming benefits I am your worst nightmare![/p][/quote]I quite agree, I own 32 houses in BwithD and most of the sub-human scum that rent from me are a problem, Demanding this, Whinging about that, Causing problems for their neighbors, I take great pleasure in evicting them King Fabulous
  • Score: 4

9:17am Sun 24 Feb 13

gags2 says...

roy davies is the only councillor what get of his backside and does somthing he has pride in is area .Sick of people who have a go with him
roy davies is the only councillor what get of his backside and does somthing he has pride in is area .Sick of people who have a go with him gags2
  • Score: 2

9:28am Sun 24 Feb 13

the_real_renegade says...

King Fabulous wrote:
California Blue wrote:
It is a fact that with a certain percentage of renters comes anti social behavior and I have first hand experience of this on a street I lived on in Darwen. I took great pleasure in contributing towards them being kicked out by their landlord. If you want to drink all night and sleep all day claiming benefits I am your worst nightmare!
I quite agree, I own 32 houses in BwithD and most of the sub-human scum that rent from me are a problem, Demanding this, Whinging about that, Causing problems for their neighbors, I take great pleasure in evicting them
'Sub-human scum' hope you’re not my landlord! Those sub human scum must be making you an awful lot of money in your 32 houses.

Well done King Fabulous must make you proud to make comments like this on the Lancashire Telegraph website
[quote][p][bold]King Fabulous[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]California Blue[/bold] wrote: It is a fact that with a certain percentage of renters comes anti social behavior and I have first hand experience of this on a street I lived on in Darwen. I took great pleasure in contributing towards them being kicked out by their landlord. If you want to drink all night and sleep all day claiming benefits I am your worst nightmare![/p][/quote]I quite agree, I own 32 houses in BwithD and most of the sub-human scum that rent from me are a problem, Demanding this, Whinging about that, Causing problems for their neighbors, I take great pleasure in evicting them[/p][/quote]'Sub-human scum' hope you’re not my landlord! Those sub human scum must be making you an awful lot of money in your 32 houses. Well done King Fabulous must make you proud to make comments like this on the Lancashire Telegraph website the_real_renegade
  • Score: 3

9:46am Sun 24 Feb 13

King Fabulous says...

@the_real_renegade

For the Record they are mostly good decent people, Where I do have a problem is the 20% of them that decide to fall out and break their own (MY own) windows when having a domestic, Antagonise their decent neighbors who deserve better, leave utter filth in the houses when they do a moonlight flit, Or damage the interior with their 'Tasteful' attempts to redecorate, All of the above behavior happens on a regular basis and when you point out they are in danger of losing their deposit or being evicted go squealing on about THEIR human rights!
@the_real_renegade For the Record they are mostly good decent people, Where I do have a problem is the 20% of them that decide to fall out and break their own (MY own) windows when having a domestic, Antagonise their decent neighbors who deserve better, leave utter filth in the houses when they do a moonlight flit, Or damage the interior with their 'Tasteful' attempts to redecorate, All of the above behavior happens on a regular basis and when you point out they are in danger of losing their deposit or being evicted go squealing on about THEIR human rights! King Fabulous
  • Score: 3

10:03am Sun 24 Feb 13

happycyclist says...

gags2 wrote:
roy davies is the only councillor what get of his backside and does somthing he has pride in is area .Sick of people who have a go with him
I'll second that.
[quote][p][bold]gags2[/bold] wrote: roy davies is the only councillor what get of his backside and does somthing he has pride in is area .Sick of people who have a go with him[/p][/quote]I'll second that. happycyclist
  • Score: 3

10:21am Sun 24 Feb 13

Noiticer says...

The whole of the Borough is one big litter and rubbish strewn mess reflecting a lack of pride, discipline and respect of many of its inhabitants. They are not alone as many of our northern towns are the same - Manchester is a disgrace. Whilst local government cuts have affected street cleaning the litter and rubbish was dropped by individuals.
The whole of the Borough is one big litter and rubbish strewn mess reflecting a lack of pride, discipline and respect of many of its inhabitants. They are not alone as many of our northern towns are the same - Manchester is a disgrace. Whilst local government cuts have affected street cleaning the litter and rubbish was dropped by individuals. Noiticer
  • Score: 2

10:49am Sun 24 Feb 13

thermio says...

King Fabulous wrote:
California Blue wrote:
It is a fact that with a certain percentage of renters comes anti social behavior and I have first hand experience of this on a street I lived on in Darwen. I took great pleasure in contributing towards them being kicked out by their landlord. If you want to drink all night and sleep all day claiming benefits I am your worst nightmare!
I quite agree, I own 32 houses in BwithD and most of the sub-human scum that rent from me are a problem, Demanding this, Whinging about that, Causing problems for their neighbors, I take great pleasure in evicting them
King Fabulous is correct. I'm the only person left on my street who owns their own house and the sub-human scum who rent have turned this area into a litter and dog-5h1t strewn dump.
The back alleys are just a dumping ground for their filth as they are used to the State sorting out their mess at every level.
Many of them have been evicted from their council homes so they are now wrecking the buy-to-let properties at the taxpayers expense.

It is most gratifying to arrive home after a day at work to see that they have all been partying and drinking on the street whilst I work to live in the same conditions as they do - except I pay my own mortgage, council tax and bills.

One thing I have noticed this winter is that they can afford to have their central heating on 24/7 whilst I cannot.
With redundancies looming at my place of work I'm just wondering how quickly I will get the 42inch TV, cigarettes, booze, 24/7 heating, vicious dog, hi-fi, take-away food, furniture, carpets, tesco home delivery, free dental care, legal aid, car, insurance, ipod, ipad, laptop and holidays abroad? It just seems silly me being the only one paying for all this.

I've worked all my life - that won't be a problem will it?
[quote][p][bold]King Fabulous[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]California Blue[/bold] wrote: It is a fact that with a certain percentage of renters comes anti social behavior and I have first hand experience of this on a street I lived on in Darwen. I took great pleasure in contributing towards them being kicked out by their landlord. If you want to drink all night and sleep all day claiming benefits I am your worst nightmare![/p][/quote]I quite agree, I own 32 houses in BwithD and most of the sub-human scum that rent from me are a problem, Demanding this, Whinging about that, Causing problems for their neighbors, I take great pleasure in evicting them[/p][/quote]King Fabulous is correct. I'm the only person left on my street who owns their own house and the sub-human scum who rent have turned this area into a litter and dog-5h1t strewn dump. The back alleys are just a dumping ground for their filth as they are used to the State sorting out their mess at every level. Many of them have been evicted from their council homes so they are now wrecking the buy-to-let properties at the taxpayers expense. It is most gratifying to arrive home after a day at work to see that they have all been partying and drinking on the street whilst I work to live in the same conditions as they do - except I pay my own mortgage, council tax and bills. One thing I have noticed this winter is that they can afford to have their central heating on 24/7 whilst I cannot. With redundancies looming at my place of work I'm just wondering how quickly I will get the 42inch TV, cigarettes, booze, 24/7 heating, vicious dog, hi-fi, take-away food, furniture, carpets, tesco home delivery, free dental care, legal aid, car, insurance, ipod, ipad, laptop and holidays abroad? It just seems silly me being the only one paying for all this. I've worked all my life - that won't be a problem will it? thermio
  • Score: 4

11:22am Sun 24 Feb 13

HappyChappie says...

Darwen is certainly a slum town.
I used to live there for many years and it got worse as time went by.
Thank god I managed to move away but unfortunately, I have to return to this grotty town twice a year to see my elderly parents. Each time I visit the town, it gets worse plus the traffic congestion...I cant wait to return to my lovely home in the country.
Dont blame the council, blame the government. No employment for the youngsters who get bored and loose their self esteem, get drunk to shut out their worries, then get into bother and cause mayhem in the town.
Whilst on the subject of Darwen, the footpath from Santander bank right down to Lloyds bank is disgusting. It must be one of the worst public footpaths in the country.
Darwen is certainly a slum town. I used to live there for many years and it got worse as time went by. Thank god I managed to move away but unfortunately, I have to return to this grotty town twice a year to see my elderly parents. Each time I visit the town, it gets worse plus the traffic congestion...I cant wait to return to my lovely home in the country. Dont blame the council, blame the government. No employment for the youngsters who get bored and loose their self esteem, get drunk to shut out their worries, then get into bother and cause mayhem in the town. Whilst on the subject of Darwen, the footpath from Santander bank right down to Lloyds bank is disgusting. It must be one of the worst public footpaths in the country. HappyChappie
  • Score: 3

11:39am Sun 24 Feb 13

Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder says...

Malthus wrote:
"Coun Davies said the number of houses being rented was a big problem.
He said: “There is a lot of rented accommodation in that area." Is Councillor Davies suggesting that all people who rent their properties are guilty of such behaviour? That is not such a liberal attitude is it. Then again his party is not such a liberal party any more is it? Don't get me wrong, I think such anti-social behaviour should be stamped out. However, to tar all people who rent with the same brush is prejudiced and narrow minded.
So all the litter grot and scum is an illusion is it? And all the good taxpaying non renters take all their rubbish to where people rent their houses and dump it there do they? Or is it the renters themselves who prefer to live in such squaller maybe? You decide but for me, the councillor is correct.
[quote][p][bold]Malthus[/bold] wrote: "Coun Davies said the number of houses being rented was a big problem. He said: “There is a lot of rented accommodation in that area." Is Councillor Davies suggesting that all people who rent their properties are guilty of such behaviour? That is not such a liberal attitude is it. Then again his party is not such a liberal party any more is it? Don't get me wrong, I think such anti-social behaviour should be stamped out. However, to tar all people who rent with the same brush is prejudiced and narrow minded.[/p][/quote]So all the litter grot and scum is an illusion is it? And all the good taxpaying non renters take all their rubbish to where people rent their houses and dump it there do they? Or is it the renters themselves who prefer to live in such squaller maybe? You decide but for me, the councillor is correct. Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder
  • Score: 5

12:29pm Sun 24 Feb 13

California Blue says...

For the record Councillor Davies is fantastic and it will be a sad day when this guy hangs up his cap. The problem is Councillor Davies spends and through no fault of his own policing anti social behavior a job quite frankly the police should be doing with an iron fist. Personally I'd install Councillor Davies top dog at the BwD town hall and maybe we'd get something done.
For the record Councillor Davies is fantastic and it will be a sad day when this guy hangs up his cap. The problem is Councillor Davies spends and through no fault of his own policing anti social behavior a job quite frankly the police should be doing with an iron fist. Personally I'd install Councillor Davies top dog at the BwD town hall and maybe we'd get something done. California Blue
  • Score: 3

4:51pm Sun 24 Feb 13

darwen boy ben says...

well what we all trying to say is that pepole who rent and the pepole who on benefit and lazy pepole are lasy and expect other pepole to do for them and that over pepole is the tax payers
well what we all trying to say is that pepole who rent and the pepole who on benefit and lazy pepole are lasy and expect other pepole to do for them and that over pepole is the tax payers darwen boy ben
  • Score: 0

4:58pm Sun 24 Feb 13

darwen boy ben says...

HappyChappie wrote:
Darwen is certainly a slum town.
I used to live there for many years and it got worse as time went by.
Thank god I managed to move away but unfortunately, I have to return to this grotty town twice a year to see my elderly parents. Each time I visit the town, it gets worse plus the traffic congestion...I cant wait to return to my lovely home in the country.
Dont blame the council, blame the government. No employment for the youngsters who get bored and loose their self esteem, get drunk to shut out their worries, then get into bother and cause mayhem in the town.
Whilst on the subject of Darwen, the footpath from Santander bank right down to Lloyds bank is disgusting. It must be one of the worst public footpaths in the country.
can i ask you how old are you
[quote][p][bold]HappyChappie[/bold] wrote: Darwen is certainly a slum town. I used to live there for many years and it got worse as time went by. Thank god I managed to move away but unfortunately, I have to return to this grotty town twice a year to see my elderly parents. Each time I visit the town, it gets worse plus the traffic congestion...I cant wait to return to my lovely home in the country. Dont blame the council, blame the government. No employment for the youngsters who get bored and loose their self esteem, get drunk to shut out their worries, then get into bother and cause mayhem in the town. Whilst on the subject of Darwen, the footpath from Santander bank right down to Lloyds bank is disgusting. It must be one of the worst public footpaths in the country.[/p][/quote]can i ask you how old are you darwen boy ben
  • Score: 0

6:16pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Malthus says...

Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder wrote:
Malthus wrote:
"Coun Davies said the number of houses being rented was a big problem.
He said: “There is a lot of rented accommodation in that area." Is Councillor Davies suggesting that all people who rent their properties are guilty of such behaviour? That is not such a liberal attitude is it. Then again his party is not such a liberal party any more is it? Don't get me wrong, I think such anti-social behaviour should be stamped out. However, to tar all people who rent with the same brush is prejudiced and narrow minded.
So all the litter grot and scum is an illusion is it? And all the good taxpaying non renters take all their rubbish to where people rent their houses and dump it there do they? Or is it the renters themselves who prefer to live in such squaller maybe? You decide but for me, the councillor is correct.
Why don't you read my post again and his time do it properly. I do not under any circumstances regard filth piling up in the back streets of Darwen acceptable nor do I deny the existence of it. However, I cannot believe that all people who rent are responsible for illegal dumping. If you can provide me with statistical evidence which supports your premise then post it here and I will be more than happy to change my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malthus[/bold] wrote: "Coun Davies said the number of houses being rented was a big problem. He said: “There is a lot of rented accommodation in that area." Is Councillor Davies suggesting that all people who rent their properties are guilty of such behaviour? That is not such a liberal attitude is it. Then again his party is not such a liberal party any more is it? Don't get me wrong, I think such anti-social behaviour should be stamped out. However, to tar all people who rent with the same brush is prejudiced and narrow minded.[/p][/quote]So all the litter grot and scum is an illusion is it? And all the good taxpaying non renters take all their rubbish to where people rent their houses and dump it there do they? Or is it the renters themselves who prefer to live in such squaller maybe? You decide but for me, the councillor is correct.[/p][/quote]Why don't you read my post again and his time do it properly. I do not under any circumstances regard filth piling up in the back streets of Darwen acceptable nor do I deny the existence of it. However, I cannot believe that all people who rent are responsible for illegal dumping. If you can provide me with statistical evidence which supports your premise then post it here and I will be more than happy to change my opinion. Malthus
  • Score: 0

6:43pm Sun 24 Feb 13

district01 says...

California Blue wrote:
For the record Councillor Davies is fantastic and it will be a sad day when this guy hangs up his cap. The problem is Councillor Davies spends and through no fault of his own policing anti social behavior a job quite frankly the police should be doing with an iron fist. Personally I'd install Councillor Davies top dog at the BwD town hall and maybe we'd get something done.
Well done Councillor Davies!

Such a pity Blackburn isn't as keen as you are. I had always been a Labour supporter but the way Blackburn with Darwen Council is now run has changed the way I vote. Then again, Tony Blair and all of his hangers on who are now with their heads in the same trough could very well be another reason I don‘t vote for that pretend new labour party.

Tony Blair’s New Labour party and Blackburn with Darwen Council have made a complete (Balls) of everything!
[quote][p][bold]California Blue[/bold] wrote: For the record Councillor Davies is fantastic and it will be a sad day when this guy hangs up his cap. The problem is Councillor Davies spends and through no fault of his own policing anti social behavior a job quite frankly the police should be doing with an iron fist. Personally I'd install Councillor Davies top dog at the BwD town hall and maybe we'd get something done.[/p][/quote]Well done Councillor Davies! Such a pity Blackburn isn't as keen as you are. I had always been a Labour supporter but the way Blackburn with Darwen Council is now run has changed the way I vote. Then again, Tony Blair and all of his hangers on who are now with their heads in the same trough could very well be another reason I don‘t vote for that pretend new labour party. Tony Blair’s New Labour party and Blackburn with Darwen Council have made a complete (Balls) of everything! district01
  • Score: 4

6:58pm Sun 24 Feb 13

King Fabulous says...

district01 wrote:
California Blue wrote:
For the record Councillor Davies is fantastic and it will be a sad day when this guy hangs up his cap. The problem is Councillor Davies spends and through no fault of his own policing anti social behavior a job quite frankly the police should be doing with an iron fist. Personally I'd install Councillor Davies top dog at the BwD town hall and maybe we'd get something done.
Well done Councillor Davies!

Such a pity Blackburn isn't as keen as you are. I had always been a Labour supporter but the way Blackburn with Darwen Council is now run has changed the way I vote. Then again, Tony Blair and all of his hangers on who are now with their heads in the same trough could very well be another reason I don‘t vote for that pretend new labour party.

Tony Blair’s New Labour party and Blackburn with Darwen Council have made a complete (Balls) of everything!
All Liebour do is pander to the public sector and benefit recipients, The only sensible way to vote is....General election = Tory, European = UKIP & Local = BNP
[quote][p][bold]district01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]California Blue[/bold] wrote: For the record Councillor Davies is fantastic and it will be a sad day when this guy hangs up his cap. The problem is Councillor Davies spends and through no fault of his own policing anti social behavior a job quite frankly the police should be doing with an iron fist. Personally I'd install Councillor Davies top dog at the BwD town hall and maybe we'd get something done.[/p][/quote]Well done Councillor Davies! Such a pity Blackburn isn't as keen as you are. I had always been a Labour supporter but the way Blackburn with Darwen Council is now run has changed the way I vote. Then again, Tony Blair and all of his hangers on who are now with their heads in the same trough could very well be another reason I don‘t vote for that pretend new labour party. Tony Blair’s New Labour party and Blackburn with Darwen Council have made a complete (Balls) of everything![/p][/quote]All Liebour do is pander to the public sector and benefit recipients, The only sensible way to vote is....General election = Tory, European = UKIP & Local = BNP King Fabulous
  • Score: 3

10:48pm Sun 24 Feb 13

fireonthemountain says...

Firstly may I apologise for a slip I made on my post yesterday at 11.37 ?

I meant to say 10/10 ,
sadly I posted !0/10 .

Secondly may I congratulate King Fab .You certainly have more patience than I do .
To build up a portfolio of 32 houses
must have taken a lot of hard work , and risk . Well done mate - you have my respect .

I can't say "been there , done that , got the T-shirt" - not to that degree .

I gave up when I received a phone call late at night from a tenant complaining a light bulb had gone out .

Yes they are that stupid .
Firstly may I apologise for a slip I made on my post yesterday at 11.37 ? I meant to say 10/10 , sadly I posted !0/10 . Secondly may I congratulate King Fab .You certainly have more patience than I do . To build up a portfolio of 32 houses must have taken a lot of hard work , and risk . Well done mate - you have my respect . I can't say "been there , done that , got the T-shirt" - not to that degree . I gave up when I received a phone call late at night from a tenant complaining a light bulb had gone out . Yes they are that stupid . fireonthemountain
  • Score: 3

11:06pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder says...

Malthus wrote:
Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder wrote:
Malthus wrote:
"Coun Davies said the number of houses being rented was a big problem.
He said: “There is a lot of rented accommodation in that area." Is Councillor Davies suggesting that all people who rent their properties are guilty of such behaviour? That is not such a liberal attitude is it. Then again his party is not such a liberal party any more is it? Don't get me wrong, I think such anti-social behaviour should be stamped out. However, to tar all people who rent with the same brush is prejudiced and narrow minded.
So all the litter grot and scum is an illusion is it? And all the good taxpaying non renters take all their rubbish to where people rent their houses and dump it there do they? Or is it the renters themselves who prefer to live in such squaller maybe? You decide but for me, the councillor is correct.
Why don't you read my post again and his time do it properly. I do not under any circumstances regard filth piling up in the back streets of Darwen acceptable nor do I deny the existence of it. However, I cannot believe that all people who rent are responsible for illegal dumping. If you can provide me with statistical evidence which supports your premise then post it here and I will be more than happy to change my opinion.
Proof is in the article numbnuts, can you not read.
[quote][p][bold]Malthus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malthus[/bold] wrote: "Coun Davies said the number of houses being rented was a big problem. He said: “There is a lot of rented accommodation in that area." Is Councillor Davies suggesting that all people who rent their properties are guilty of such behaviour? That is not such a liberal attitude is it. Then again his party is not such a liberal party any more is it? Don't get me wrong, I think such anti-social behaviour should be stamped out. However, to tar all people who rent with the same brush is prejudiced and narrow minded.[/p][/quote]So all the litter grot and scum is an illusion is it? And all the good taxpaying non renters take all their rubbish to where people rent their houses and dump it there do they? Or is it the renters themselves who prefer to live in such squaller maybe? You decide but for me, the councillor is correct.[/p][/quote]Why don't you read my post again and his time do it properly. I do not under any circumstances regard filth piling up in the back streets of Darwen acceptable nor do I deny the existence of it. However, I cannot believe that all people who rent are responsible for illegal dumping. If you can provide me with statistical evidence which supports your premise then post it here and I will be more than happy to change my opinion.[/p][/quote]Proof is in the article numbnuts, can you not read. Jarrod Schulz Bearded Wonder
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3:14pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Councillor Duncan says...

(former councillor) I support Roy who often goes out litter-picking - it's good to see someone with pride in their area. Darwen is by no means a slum as anyone who has seen a real slum will testify - but it does have a small minority, who generally live in rented property, who cause a problem. On all the comments so far no-one has really proposed a solution! I would like to suggest one. Years ago parking used to be a problem but then parking wardens came along (against a back-drop of public dissent) - but it has worked whether people like it or not (and I've had a few fines and accept it is my own fault). With all the unemployment we have why doesn't the borough council appoint litter wardens who have the power to issue on the spot fines and who would be bonused on identifying fly tippers who are then taken to court - reduces the benefits payments and would probably be self financing and who knows - maybe the borough might win a pride of Britain award!!!!!
(former councillor) I support Roy who often goes out litter-picking - it's good to see someone with pride in their area. Darwen is by no means a slum as anyone who has seen a real slum will testify - but it does have a small minority, who generally live in rented property, who cause a problem. On all the comments so far no-one has really proposed a solution! I would like to suggest one. Years ago parking used to be a problem but then parking wardens came along (against a back-drop of public dissent) - but it has worked whether people like it or not (and I've had a few fines and accept it is my own fault). With all the unemployment we have why doesn't the borough council appoint litter wardens who have the power to issue on the spot fines and who would be bonused on identifying fly tippers who are then taken to court - reduces the benefits payments and would probably be self financing and who knows - maybe the borough might win a pride of Britain award!!!!! Councillor Duncan
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6:51pm Mon 25 Feb 13

camel says...

I'm proud of coming from Darwen but when I do go back there I'm sorry to say I find the town a total dump the place is just run down everytime time I read the Telegraph web site it's all about people fly tipping crapped up streets people worried if Wetherspoons are not going to be moving in to town, the minority spoiling it for the majority, personally I get p---ed off with the excuse that there are no jobs that might be so but do what I did and get out the place and make a life for yourself, by the way I left in 1972,
I'm proud of coming from Darwen but when I do go back there I'm sorry to say I find the town a total dump the place is just run down everytime time I read the Telegraph web site it's all about people fly tipping crapped up streets people worried if Wetherspoons are not going to be moving in to town, the minority spoiling it for the majority, personally I get p---ed off with the excuse that there are no jobs that might be so but do what I did and get out the place and make a life for yourself, by the way I left in 1972, camel
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8:43pm Mon 25 Feb 13

King Fabulous says...

fireonthemountain wrote:
Firstly may I apologise for a slip I made on my post yesterday at 11.37 ?

I meant to say 10/10 ,
sadly I posted !0/10 .

Secondly may I congratulate King Fab .You certainly have more patience than I do .
To build up a portfolio of 32 houses
must have taken a lot of hard work , and risk . Well done mate - you have my respect .

I can't say "been there , done that , got the T-shirt" - not to that degree .

I gave up when I received a phone call late at night from a tenant complaining a light bulb had gone out .

Yes they are that stupid .
Maybe we should swap horror stories sometime, One high flying tennant who was renting a cottage in Wycoller removed four 18th century stone fire places and the whole central heating system before doing a bunk, 22k of damage and that was 2006 prices, His "punishment" after being caught? 40 hours community service and 2.5k fine to cover MY rise in insurance premium which he claimed he could only afford to pay at £5 per week, Drove away from court in a new Jag that was leased by his wife's new company!!!!
[quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: Firstly may I apologise for a slip I made on my post yesterday at 11.37 ? I meant to say 10/10 , sadly I posted !0/10 . Secondly may I congratulate King Fab .You certainly have more patience than I do . To build up a portfolio of 32 houses must have taken a lot of hard work , and risk . Well done mate - you have my respect . I can't say "been there , done that , got the T-shirt" - not to that degree . I gave up when I received a phone call late at night from a tenant complaining a light bulb had gone out . Yes they are that stupid .[/p][/quote]Maybe we should swap horror stories sometime, One high flying tennant who was renting a cottage in Wycoller removed four 18th century stone fire places and the whole central heating system before doing a bunk, 22k of damage and that was 2006 prices, His "punishment" after being caught? 40 hours community service and 2.5k fine to cover MY rise in insurance premium which he claimed he could only afford to pay at £5 per week, Drove away from court in a new Jag that was leased by his wife's new company!!!! King Fabulous
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