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The Worst Things in Blackheath, West Midlands*

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The Worst Things
  • most of it
  • The road sign at the bottom of the high street. Filthy, filthy, dirty, dirty, dirty. A quick wipe would make all the difference.
  • Only Sainsburys seem to stock the Guardian and Independent (see also The Best Things). Miserable racists standing outside of the Vine loudly slagging off shopping Asian families. Mind you they you have to hand it to them as these guys can presumably live their everyday lives without ever having to shop at Latif's or consume a take-away curry.
  • To many Pakis and chavs
  • Blackheath town centre - needs some investment. The fact that I am now officially Lord of Blackheath after buying the title for a stupid sum of money from the Land Registry whilst drunk.
  • cops and security guards
  • everything. the gangs of adolescent criminals. the ruthless nutcase families. the drab town centre. the council. the schools. the hanover road cartel (everyone from round there knows what i mean)
  • trampy cows with big earings!
  • Because Blackheath is in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (one of the poorest local governments in the UK) the place has been allowed to become scruffy. The development of the Sainsbury's complex in the town has spurred a bit of a smarter image, but areas round the back of the market (which has always been scruffy and is long overdue for a makeover) and in High Street are borderline derelict. With the exceptions of the aforementioned Sainsburys, Kwik Save and Woolworths there are no real High Street "Names" in Blackheath as the local Merry Hill Centre has sucked all of the "Names" into one huge shopping centre. If the council would re-develop the town centre up to and including Shell Corner then the town would attract further investment from business and it could be dragged into (at least) the latter part of the 20th Century (this is being written in the 21st Century, so you know where I'm coming from).
  • the two mosques next 2 each other
  • Bugger all to do but piss aroound and cause trouble
  • is the fucking person running blackheath down you bastard
  • all the derelict houses and the grafiti! and by the way someone needs to pick up the dog mess!
  • The fact it's in Sandwell and Sandwell is one of the worst districts outside London to live in.

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Last updated: 2010-09-04

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