Mile Oak

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Mile Oak
Mile Oak is located in East Sussex
Mile Oak
Mile Oak
Mile Oak shown within East Sussex
Population c. 10,300
OS grid reference TQ255065
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Brighton
Postcode district BN41
Dialling code 01273
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
East Sussex
50°51′18″N 0°13′59″W / 50.855°N 0.233°W / 50.855; -0.233Coordinates: 50°51′18″N 0°13′59″W / 50.855°N 0.233°W / 50.855; -0.233
Church of the Good Shepherd, Mile Oak

Mile Oak is a locality forming the northern part of the former parish of Portslade in the north-west corner of the city of Brighton and Hove, England.[1]

Mile Oak is on the edge of the South Downs and as such has much farmland nearby; the Monarch's Way and Sussex Border Path long-distance footpaths skirt the edge of the built-up area. The first urban development occurred 1935 after the First World War, and the area grew substantially in the 1960s when Copperas Gap dockside dwellings were demolished. The inhabitants were rehoused to the area north of Portslade old village. Since the 1980s, Mile Oak has been intersected by the A27 dual carriageway, which has somewhat cut off the community from the rural surroundings.

The Portslade Aldridge Community Academy is located at Chalky Road in Portslade, and houses a public library.[2] Other local amenities include The Mile Oak Inn public house and Mile Oak Farm.

Sport and leisure[edit]

The predominant football team is Mile Oak F.C., playing in the Southern Combination Football League.

In 2007, Mile Oak Wanderers were formed. They provide youth football for the boys and girls within the local community. Within a relatively short period of time, the club has grown from having one team of 14 children, to one of the largest and most successful youth football clubs in Sussex.

Southwick Hockey club play their home matches on the all-weather pitch at Portslade Sports Centre (operated by Freedom Leisure), situated on Chalky Road [3] The Sports Centre itself, features two sports halls, four squash courts, two exercise studios and a well-equipped gym. The centre offers a range of group exercise sessions, and is the base for a number of local sports clubs. In addition, the centre hosts a number of special events, the next being the Megaslam Wrestling show on October 14th.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introduction to Mile Oak". Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  2. ^ "Mile Oak Library". Brighton & Hove City Council. Archived from the original on 9 August 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/southwickhockeyclub/