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10 hours ago, Upside Down said:

Sad to see it in the state it's in.

As a kid I always remember corpy park looking amazing and was always busy.

The last time I was in the park (Last summer) it was packed, lots of families having picnics, just like you remember it. The conservatory has seen better days of course and 'the friends of corporation park' have done a great job in helping to secure funding as the building is superb, a real treasure and deserves to be saved and put back to its former glory.  

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On 11/12/2023 at 21:51, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

One of our large local shopping centres has been bought by “ the Blackburn based Adhan Group “. They got it for a song really, Anybody know anything about them. What I can find out on the internet leads me to think this isn’t going to end well.

It won’t 

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Made a rare trip to my Bank in the Town centre this week,Christ almighty!,I couldn't get out of the place fast enough.Really sad to see what is unfolding...

Lived in the Borough all my life and so much character has been lost its untrue,so many great shops shut down and long gone,replaced by pound shop shit holes,cash generators and Kebab houses. So many shop fronts boarded up,the famous old Market long gone,the iconic Thwaites Brewery vanished from its Skyline etc,etc...all done in the name of so-called progress.

Appeared strangely empty of Shoppers and dare I even say felt unwelcoming,my memories of being a Teenager in the late 80's and Blackburn town centre being a vibrant boom town now sadly consigned to memory.I feel like a stranger to the place now.

Dont mention the nightlife? now non existent.For those who have long since departed for pastures new...it aint what it used to be folks.Sorry to put a downer on the place but I say what I see.

 

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6 hours ago, SIMON GARNERS 194 said:

Made a rare trip to my Bank in the Town centre this week,Christ almighty!,I couldn't get out of the place fast enough.Really sad to see what is unfolding...

Lived in the Borough all my life and so much character has been lost its untrue,so many great shops shut down and long gone,replaced by pound shop shit holes,cash generators and Kebab houses. So many shop fronts boarded up,the famous old Market long gone,the iconic Thwaites Brewery vanished from its Skyline etc,etc...all done in the name of so-called progress.

Appeared strangely empty of Shoppers and dare I even say felt unwelcoming,my memories of being a Teenager in the late 80's and Blackburn town centre being a vibrant boom town now sadly consigned to memory.I feel like a stranger to the place now.

Dont mention the nightlife? now non existent.For those who have long since departed for pastures new...it aint what it used to be folks.Sorry to put a downer on the place but I say what I see.

 

I missed the old market, it had so much character. I remember going there as a little kid with my grandma an the place was absolutely buzzing. The three day market especially.

I haven't been in England for over ten years. It was a shit hole when I left and by all accounts it's massively gone downhill since then.

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On 30/06/2024 at 06:25, Upside Down said:

I missed the old market, it had so much character. I remember going there as a little kid with my grandma an the place was absolutely buzzing. The three day market especially.

I haven't been in England for over ten years. It was a shit hole when I left and by all accounts it's massively gone downhill since then.

The best decision you’ve ever made 

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On 18/03/2023 at 11:45, oldjamfan1 said:

With driving about town a lot during the day being part of my work I've noticed the pothole repair teams have really been going flat out all over town the past few weeks. 

Although the holes do keep appearing faster than they can be repaired 😣

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11 hours ago, Armchair supporter supremo said:

With driving about town a lot during the day being part of my work I've noticed the pothole repair teams have really been going flat out all over town the past few weeks. 

Although the holes do keep appearing faster than they can be repaired 😣

Those holes in that picture are due to pavement failure.

This is generally mitigated by doing asset maintenance operations like reseals and rehabs. Preventative treatments.

When the Tory scum got into government in 2008 they viciously and cynically slashed any and all funding allocated to areas like East Lancashire and BWD in particular resulting in the local road authority being left with no choice other than to do less than the bare minimum.

With the total lack of funding available and the constant bad weather, the roads have completely deteriorated. Then there's also the local corruption and pocket lining that's gone on as well.

I haven't been back in over ten years and have absolutely no plans to do so.

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