Church of the Good Shepherd, Mile Oak
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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 in 1935 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. Other local amenities include The Mile Oak Inn public house and Mile Oak Farm.
Sport and leisure
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 clubs in Sussex.
Southwick Hockey club play their home matches on the Astro-turf at Portslade Community College, situated on Chalky Road 
- "Mile Oak Library". Brighton & Hove Council. Archived from the original on 9 August 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140809075403/http://www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk/Libraries/sites/Mile_Oak/Pages/home.aspx.