Mile Oak

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Mile Oak
Church of the Good Shepherd, Mile Oak.jpg
Church of the Good Shepherd, Mile Oak
Grid reference: TQ255065
Location: 50°51’18"N, 0°13’59"W
Population: 10,300
Post town: Brighton
Postcode: BN41
Dialling code: 01273
Local Government
Council: Brighton and Hove

Mile Oak is a locality forming the northern part of the ancient parish of Portslade in Sussex. It lies at the northern extreme of the Brighton-Hove-Shoreham conurbation

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.[1] 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 [2]

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