Big row over Britain's smallest park as council leader criticises naming it after a "right-wing Tory"

FACEBOOK COMMENT: Council leader Bill Dixon criticised the decision to name a Darlington park after Councillor Gerald Lee on his Facebook page

FACEBOOK COMMENT: Council leader Bill Dixon criticised the decision to name a Darlington park after Councillor Gerald Lee on his Facebook page

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IN a big row over a small park, a council leader has criticised the naming of a plot of land after a “right wing Tory”.

A community banded together to transform a tiny patch of private land into Councillor Gerald Lee Park, named after Darlington’s environmentally-friendly town mayor.

The park – which measures around 25 square metres and will be opened tomorrow (Tuesday, July 29) – will soon be pitted against Prince’s Park in Burntwood, Staffordshire in a bid to be named Britain’s Smallest Park.

Darlington Borough Council leader Bill Dixon openly criticised the decision to name the park after Councillor Lee, taking to Darlington Labour Party’s Facebook page to say: “Nice to see we as a Party are so inclusive we celebrate a right wing Tory and name part of our town after him. I think we should rename High Row, Thatcher Way, good idea or what?”

Expanding on his comment, he said: “The council has a policy of not naming things after living people which goes back to the time of the Quakers.

“I’m not detracting from anything Councillor Lee’s done, but we waited a year after John Williams’ death to name somewhere after him.

“There are two issues here, my views of Gerald as a politician - which are my views - and the issue of naming.

“They could name it Victoria Park or The Mayor’s Park. It’s private land, but if it had a postal address, then the council would have to agree it.

“We’ve got it right, you see other authorities naming all sorts after living, politically active people and I think that’s wrong – where does it stop?

“If they tried to name a new building after me, they’d do it over my dead body.”

The park – situated on Victoria Road – has been created by the South Terrace Residents Association in conjunction with the Darlington Guerrilla Gardeners.

One resident said: “We’ve told them to get stuffed – we’ll call it Councillor Gerald Lee Park because he’s our litter-picking Tsar and we admire him for what he’s done in the area.

“Hands off our park is the message from us.”

The mayor echoed the sentiments, saying: “Leave my park alone, Councillor Gerald Lee Park has a nice ring about it – keep my blooming park.

“We’re trying to encourage ideas like this as they make a difference in communities and bureaucracy like this gets in the way and upsets people.”

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12:24am Mon 28 Jul 14

Voice-of-reality says...

The council has no such policy dating back to Quaker times. The present system of local government in Darlington is not that historic. However, if Cllr Dixon does wish to follow the precedents set by the authorities that formally ran the area for which he is now responsible - he might wish to consider the following.

Councillors were not paid and they served the public.

i suspect that it will beyond the wit of Dixon to adopt these lessons from the past
The council has no such policy dating back to Quaker times. The present system of local government in Darlington is not that historic. However, if Cllr Dixon does wish to follow the precedents set by the authorities that formally ran the area for which he is now responsible - he might wish to consider the following. Councillors were not paid and they served the public. i suspect that it will beyond the wit of Dixon to adopt these lessons from the past Voice-of-reality
  • Score: 81

7:23am Mon 28 Jul 14

Teesflyer says...

Good to see that BB is there for the people and not just a political puppet churning out ancient rhetoric - would be interested to know what time of day his comments were made, they have a " post BBQ" sound to them....
Good to see that BB is there for the people and not just a political puppet churning out ancient rhetoric - would be interested to know what time of day his comments were made, they have a " post BBQ" sound to them.... Teesflyer
  • Score: 27

8:20am Mon 28 Jul 14

oliviaden6 says...

Could one expect any thing else from this Clown who is the council leader.
If he is that concerned reopen the toilets in town and Rename them after him then we call go in his name.
Could one expect any thing else from this Clown who is the council leader. If he is that concerned reopen the toilets in town and Rename them after him then we call go in his name. oliviaden6
  • Score: 65

10:12am Mon 28 Jul 14

The Love Slug says...

so basically hes been in the sun all day drinking sherry with his hangers on and decided to go on facebook to vent his spleen. bad move billy boy you utter cretin, you might as well have sent a drunken text to an ex, its no different!
so basically hes been in the sun all day drinking sherry with his hangers on and decided to go on facebook to vent his spleen. bad move billy boy you utter cretin, you might as well have sent a drunken text to an ex, its no different! The Love Slug
  • Score: 60

10:24am Mon 28 Jul 14

laboursfoe says...

You can always get the measure of a man by the way they react when under pressure, this one has confirmed what many of us already suspected. That he is weak and not up to the office.

Keep these gems coming Bill, you may as we'll try and enjoy the last months of Labour running Darlington!!!!!
You can always get the measure of a man by the way they react when under pressure, this one has confirmed what many of us already suspected. That he is weak and not up to the office. Keep these gems coming Bill, you may as we'll try and enjoy the last months of Labour running Darlington!!!!! laboursfoe
  • Score: 55

11:04am Mon 28 Jul 14

studio says...

I think i have ran out of words to describe this man.

Community gets together to transform a private patch of land and he comes out with this???? And he wonders why people criticise him?

Come on Darlington, get this croney and his band of travelling supporters out of town! Maybe then we can start rebuilding the place.

Good work to the residents by the way, nice to see some community spirit.
I think i have ran out of words to describe this man. Community gets together to transform a private patch of land and he comes out with this???? And he wonders why people criticise him? Come on Darlington, get this croney and his band of travelling supporters out of town! Maybe then we can start rebuilding the place. Good work to the residents by the way, nice to see some community spirit. studio
  • Score: 67

11:10am Mon 28 Jul 14

DarloXman says...

I'm against all this recognition for people who have done nothing particularly special - and have already been paid to do whatever they've done!

That is why it will be a major disappointment to me when Mr Bill Dixon (OBE nominated) and Ms Ada Burns (OBE nominated) get their OBEs!

It is all a disgrace and a joke!
I'm against all this recognition for people who have done nothing particularly special - and have already been paid to do whatever they've done! That is why it will be a major disappointment to me when Mr Bill Dixon (OBE nominated) and Ms Ada Burns (OBE nominated) get their OBEs! It is all a disgrace and a joke! DarloXman
  • Score: 47

11:39am Mon 28 Jul 14

Chocmonster7 says...

“Nice to see we as a Party are so inclusive we celebrate a right wing Tory and name part of our town after him."

I didn't realise the Labour Party owned Darlington!

The sooner this joker and his ego are kicked out the better!
“Nice to see we as a Party are so inclusive we celebrate a right wing Tory and name part of our town after him." I didn't realise the Labour Party owned Darlington! The sooner this joker and his ego are kicked out the better! Chocmonster7
  • Score: 62

11:52am Mon 28 Jul 14

Alan Macnab says...

I have written to the Echo to condemn Bill Dixon's comments which were way out of order. Councillor Gerald Lee who is one of the nicest, hard working and highly respected Councillors on Darlington Borough Council. Well done to the community for their initiative and hard work.
I have written to the Echo to condemn Bill Dixon's comments which were way out of order. Councillor Gerald Lee who is one of the nicest, hard working and highly respected Councillors on Darlington Borough Council. Well done to the community for their initiative and hard work. Alan Macnab
  • Score: 59

11:53am Mon 28 Jul 14

jabdc5, the land that's still trying to recover from the last tory government. says...

I think we should name the park after Bill Dixon.....Bullsh*t Bill Park has a nice ring to it.
I think we should name the park after Bill Dixon.....Bullsh*t Bill Park has a nice ring to it. jabdc5, the land that's still trying to recover from the last tory government.
  • Score: 37

12:20pm Mon 28 Jul 14

hogworth says...

Don't we have streets and homes etc named after labour councillors and others?
Don't we have streets and homes etc named after labour councillors and others? hogworth
  • Score: 17

12:22pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Hunty1 says...

"Big row over Britain's smallest park" Council leader Bill Dixon has criticised the naming of a plot of land after a “right wing Tory”. What about ...Ted Fletcher Court in Haughton, it is a memorial to Fletcher, a former British "Labour Party Politician" elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Darlington, and held the seat until his death in 1983. Or has Mr Dixon forgot???
"Big row over Britain's smallest park" Council leader Bill Dixon has criticised the naming of a plot of land after a “right wing Tory”. What about ...Ted Fletcher Court in Haughton, it is a memorial to Fletcher, a former British "Labour Party Politician" elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Darlington, and held the seat until his death in 1983. Or has Mr Dixon forgot??? Hunty1
  • Score: 25

12:27pm Mon 28 Jul 14

pager11 says...

Well well well, puffing Billy finally answers comments he wishes to choose when he does not agree something, there are pleny of streets names in the town after his solicalist tat cronies, I seem to think the last one was John Williams Boulevard, I think his comments are disgusting and he should do what he does best, making Darlington more of a mess.
Well well well, puffing Billy finally answers comments he wishes to choose when he does not agree something, there are pleny of streets names in the town after his solicalist tat cronies, I seem to think the last one was John Williams Boulevard, I think his comments are disgusting and he should do what he does best, making Darlington more of a mess. pager11
  • Score: 36

12:35pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Swainston73 says...

Once again Bill Dixon puts his foot in it. Why dont you do us all a favour Billy and resign before you do anymore damage to this town !!
Once again Bill Dixon puts his foot in it. Why dont you do us all a favour Billy and resign before you do anymore damage to this town !! Swainston73
  • Score: 48

12:40pm Mon 28 Jul 14

loan_star says...

Hunty1 wrote:
"Big row over Britain's smallest park" Council leader Bill Dixon has criticised the naming of a plot of land after a “right wing Tory”. What about ...Ted Fletcher Court in Haughton, it is a memorial to Fletcher, a former British "Labour Party Politician" elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Darlington, and held the seat until his death in 1983. Or has Mr Dixon forgot???
I'm sure Ted Fletcher Court was named before his death too!
[quote][p][bold]Hunty1[/bold] wrote: "Big row over Britain's smallest park" Council leader Bill Dixon has criticised the naming of a plot of land after a “right wing Tory”. What about ...Ted Fletcher Court in Haughton, it is a memorial to Fletcher, a former British "Labour Party Politician" elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Darlington, and held the seat until his death in 1983. Or has Mr Dixon forgot???[/p][/quote]I'm sure Ted Fletcher Court was named before his death too! loan_star
  • Score: 18

1:13pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Asdf123 says...

Most of you voted Mr Dixon in, behave. Whilst the comment isn't right, I'm sure we all have at some point said something we regret.
Most of you voted Mr Dixon in, behave. Whilst the comment isn't right, I'm sure we all have at some point said something we regret. Asdf123
  • Score: -42

1:29pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Spy Boy says...

Typical of Bill; Someone else does the work and he still gets his photo in the paper. We know what he looks like. His face is pasted to dartboards all over town.
Typical of Bill; Someone else does the work and he still gets his photo in the paper. We know what he looks like. His face is pasted to dartboards all over town. Spy Boy
  • Score: 47

2:55pm Mon 28 Jul 14

The Love Slug says...

Asdf123 wrote:
Most of you voted Mr Dixon in, behave. Whilst the comment isn't right, I'm sure we all have at some point said something we regret.
ok ASDF123.,..... AKA Billy Boy Dixon the Bearded Buffoon? Lay off the brandy Bill, you may then be able to keep your brogues out of your massive cake-hole
[quote][p][bold]Asdf123[/bold] wrote: Most of you voted Mr Dixon in, behave. Whilst the comment isn't right, I'm sure we all have at some point said something we regret.[/p][/quote]ok ASDF123.,..... AKA Billy Boy Dixon the Bearded Buffoon? Lay off the brandy Bill, you may then be able to keep your brogues out of your massive cake-hole The Love Slug
  • Score: 31

3:18pm Mon 28 Jul 14

judygone says...

Asdf123 wrote:
Most of you voted Mr Dixon in, behave. Whilst the comment isn't right, I'm sure we all have at some point said something we regret.
Only the people of Eastbourne get to vote weather this idiot is a councilor or not. Therefore Not most of us !
[quote][p][bold]Asdf123[/bold] wrote: Most of you voted Mr Dixon in, behave. Whilst the comment isn't right, I'm sure we all have at some point said something we regret.[/p][/quote]Only the people of Eastbourne get to vote weather this idiot is a councilor or not. Therefore Not most of us ! judygone
  • Score: 41

4:02pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Pauline Greaves says...

Bill Dixon is only jealous because the park wasn't named after him.
Bill Dixon is only jealous because the park wasn't named after him. Pauline Greaves
  • Score: 27

5:18pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Got Ya says...

It should have been named 'Ada Burns' Park in recognition of her contribution to the community and she is blooming nice.
It should have been named 'Ada Burns' Park in recognition of her contribution to the community and she is blooming nice. Got Ya
  • Score: -23

5:41pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Fossildog says...

“If they tried to name a new building after me, they’d do it over my dead body.

I think they should reopen the toilets in the town centre and name them them in his honour, the 'Bill Dixon Toilets'. When people used the urinals it would remind them of how he p****s tax payers money away.
“If they tried to name a new building after me, they’d do it over my dead body. I think they should reopen the toilets in the town centre and name them them in his honour, the 'Bill Dixon Toilets'. When people used the urinals it would remind them of how he p****s tax payers money away. Fossildog
  • Score: 39

6:39pm Mon 28 Jul 14

oliviaden6 says...

Just had a evil thought! Just to keep Billy Boy happy shall we rename Darlington DIXONVILLE Now there is a evil thought????
Just had a evil thought! Just to keep Billy Boy happy shall we rename Darlington DIXONVILLE Now there is a evil thought???? oliviaden6
  • Score: 6

6:54pm Mon 28 Jul 14

DarloXman says...

Got Ya wrote:
It should have been named 'Ada Burns' Park in recognition of her contribution to the community and she is blooming nice.
Well said. Ms Ada Burns (OBE Nominated) deserves the recognition for her "value for money" to Darlington.
[quote][p][bold]Got Ya[/bold] wrote: It should have been named 'Ada Burns' Park in recognition of her contribution to the community and she is blooming nice.[/p][/quote]Well said. Ms Ada Burns (OBE Nominated) deserves the recognition for her "value for money" to Darlington. DarloXman
  • Score: -11

7:27pm Mon 28 Jul 14

verdilith says...

oliviaden6 wrote:
Just had a evil thought! Just to keep Billy Boy happy shall we rename Darlington DIXONVILLE Now there is a evil thought????
good lord - don't give him any ideas!
[quote][p][bold]oliviaden6[/bold] wrote: Just had a evil thought! Just to keep Billy Boy happy shall we rename Darlington DIXONVILLE Now there is a evil thought????[/p][/quote]good lord - don't give him any ideas! verdilith
  • Score: 10

8:29pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Border Terrier says...

Will the park get pedestrianized?
Will the park get pedestrianized? Border Terrier
  • Score: 12

8:34pm Mon 28 Jul 14

fedup binman says...

silly billy have you forgot already it was you and your mates who pushed through pay cuts for the low paid and huge pay rises for the rich not the nasty right wing torys maybe next time bill they might name something after you 2 faced pratt
silly billy have you forgot already it was you and your mates who pushed through pay cuts for the low paid and huge pay rises for the rich not the nasty right wing torys maybe next time bill they might name something after you 2 faced pratt fedup binman
  • Score: 36

8:44pm Mon 28 Jul 14

loan_star says...

Its all very well him having this viewpoint, a lot of people probably think badly of him and his party, however someone in his position should know better than to go onto social media to make his mouth go. He is making his position untenable.
Its all very well him having this viewpoint, a lot of people probably think badly of him and his party, however someone in his position should know better than to go onto social media to make his mouth go. He is making his position untenable. loan_star
  • Score: 38

10:12pm Mon 28 Jul 14

NOTODDEN says...

Darlo - place of my birth going to hell on a handcart being run by a group of politically obsessed amateurs
Darlo - place of my birth going to hell on a handcart being run by a group of politically obsessed amateurs NOTODDEN
  • Score: 30

10:13pm Mon 28 Jul 14

railwaygrafter says...

Just how pathetic can left wing point scoring labour politics get ?.
Just how pathetic can left wing point scoring labour politics get ?. railwaygrafter
  • Score: 18

10:39pm Mon 28 Jul 14

calumannabel says...

I thought Gerald Lee Park was a South east Asian footballer
I thought Gerald Lee Park was a South east Asian footballer calumannabel
  • Score: 5

10:49pm Mon 28 Jul 14

stephentwist says...

The Pocket Park was named by popular request of the team that constructed it - ordinary local people across the town who designed, dug, planted and nurtured it. Councillor Gerald Lee was an obvious and popular choice. We were amazed when he accepted, as it is a very small park to be named after someone who has done so much for 'Litter-Free Darlington'.
The Pocket Park was named by popular request of the team that constructed it - ordinary local people across the town who designed, dug, planted and nurtured it. Councillor Gerald Lee was an obvious and popular choice. We were amazed when he accepted, as it is a very small park to be named after someone who has done so much for 'Litter-Free Darlington'. stephentwist
  • Score: 33

7:53am Tue 29 Jul 14

Woodenhead says...

Sorry, but Bill Dixon has just gone way down in my estimations after this.
Sorry, but Bill Dixon has just gone way down in my estimations after this. Woodenhead
  • Score: 23

8:57am Tue 29 Jul 14

mikyman says...

Good idea Fossildog.
How about renaming the toilets 'The Puffing Billy Pissoir'
In recognition of all his attempts to take 'the p...' out of the ratepayers.
Another thought, why did the Echo think this utterance was news worthy,no wonder its circulation is falling!
Good idea Fossildog. How about renaming the toilets 'The Puffing Billy Pissoir' In recognition of all his attempts to take 'the p...' out of the ratepayers. Another thought, why did the Echo think this utterance was news worthy,no wonder its circulation is falling! mikyman
  • Score: 26

10:59am Tue 29 Jul 14

big steam says...

mikyman wrote:
Good idea Fossildog.
How about renaming the toilets 'The Puffing Billy Pissoir'
In recognition of all his attempts to take 'the p...' out of the ratepayers.
Another thought, why did the Echo think this utterance was news worthy,no wonder its circulation is falling!
Good idea by Bill Dixon to name part of Darlington Thatcher way
shows he is not politically biased when will we get to vote on
[quote][p][bold]mikyman[/bold] wrote: Good idea Fossildog. How about renaming the toilets 'The Puffing Billy Pissoir' In recognition of all his attempts to take 'the p...' out of the ratepayers. Another thought, why did the Echo think this utterance was news worthy,no wonder its circulation is falling![/p][/quote]Good idea by Bill Dixon to name part of Darlington Thatcher way shows he is not politically biased when will we get to vote on big steam
  • Score: 7

11:05am Tue 29 Jul 14

big steam says...

Great idea from Bill Dixon to name part of Darlington after Mrs
Thatcher shows that Bill is not politically biased. when do we get to vote?
Great idea from Bill Dixon to name part of Darlington after Mrs Thatcher shows that Bill is not politically biased. when do we get to vote? big steam
  • Score: 6

12:17pm Tue 29 Jul 14

MSG says...

I say re-name the council tip as the Dixon & Burns Paradise park !

He should resign as he is even more of a disgrace, if not sack him !
I say re-name the council tip as the Dixon & Burns Paradise park ! He should resign as he is even more of a disgrace, if not sack him ! MSG
  • Score: 26

1:24pm Tue 29 Jul 14

pager11 says...

Sounds like Puffing Billy (o.b.e.) nominated has been on the sauce again, you should wind your neck in and be more non-judgemental, somebody must of been winding you up and you took the bait. What an absolute disgrace for a council leader, and please have someone photoshop your picture, you look like something the winds blown in. We must be an absolute embarrassment to other North East towns.
Sounds like Puffing Billy (o.b.e.) nominated has been on the sauce again, you should wind your neck in and be more non-judgemental, somebody must of been winding you up and you took the bait. What an absolute disgrace for a council leader, and please have someone photoshop your picture, you look like something the winds blown in. We must be an absolute embarrassment to other North East towns. pager11
  • Score: 24

2:45pm Tue 29 Jul 14

TomSimpson says...

This is absolutely embarrassing, well done Puffing Billy you've managed to detract a great story about a community getting together and doing something off their own backs to improve their little part of the town and make yourself look well and truly pathetic. Congratulations! And don't worry Bill I don't think there is any danger of anyone even wanting to put your name on a dog sh*t bin in this down - keep up the good work!
This is absolutely embarrassing, well done Puffing Billy you've managed to detract a great story about a community getting together and doing something off their own backs to improve their little part of the town and make yourself look well and truly pathetic. Congratulations! And don't worry Bill I don't think there is any danger of anyone even wanting to put your name on a dog sh*t bin in this down - keep up the good work! TomSimpson
  • Score: 29

3:36pm Tue 29 Jul 14

behonest says...

oliviaden6 wrote:
Just had a evil thought! Just to keep Billy Boy happy shall we rename Darlington DIXONVILLE Now there is a evil thought????
One too many L's in that name.

Personally, to promote racial harmony in the town, I think it should be named 'Billy Welsh Park'. Obviously Mr Welsh would have to accept our word that the sign put up does actually say that, given his well-reported inability to read.
[quote][p][bold]oliviaden6[/bold] wrote: Just had a evil thought! Just to keep Billy Boy happy shall we rename Darlington DIXONVILLE Now there is a evil thought????[/p][/quote]One too many L's in that name. Personally, to promote racial harmony in the town, I think it should be named 'Billy Welsh Park'. Obviously Mr Welsh would have to accept our word that the sign put up does actually say that, given his well-reported inability to read. behonest
  • Score: 19

4:46pm Tue 29 Jul 14

hogworth says...

If Councillor Lee is trying to make Darlington litter free why is Bill Dixon and his cronies still here!
If Councillor Lee is trying to make Darlington litter free why is Bill Dixon and his cronies still here! hogworth
  • Score: 20

9:57pm Tue 29 Jul 14

calumannabel says...

I thought Gerald Lee Park was a footballer!
I thought Gerald Lee Park was a footballer! calumannabel
  • Score: -4

10:49pm Tue 29 Jul 14

g10001 says...

Bill Dixon is at it again trying to score political points and completely misses the point - people want to name it Gerald lee park because of the hard work this councillor has done for the town he is obviously well liked and respected and listens to the people of the town and they want to show their appreciation.
Dixon misses the point completely as usual by mentioning Margret Thatcher who did nothing for the town and nobody would want to name anything in the town after her.
Good comment on here about naming the toilets after Bill Dixon perhaps with a statue outside of the great man in the style of the 3 monkeys as he obviously doesn't see or hear anything the people of Darlington want.
What about naming the church on parkgate after him as a token of all hes done to enforce parking in the area !
Bill Dixon is at it again trying to score political points and completely misses the point - people want to name it Gerald lee park because of the hard work this councillor has done for the town he is obviously well liked and respected and listens to the people of the town and they want to show their appreciation. Dixon misses the point completely as usual by mentioning Margret Thatcher who did nothing for the town and nobody would want to name anything in the town after her. Good comment on here about naming the toilets after Bill Dixon perhaps with a statue outside of the great man in the style of the 3 monkeys as he obviously doesn't see or hear anything the people of Darlington want. What about naming the church on parkgate after him as a token of all hes done to enforce parking in the area ! g10001
  • Score: 18

10:14am Wed 30 Jul 14

Alan Macnab says...

I give below my letter to Hear All Sides in the Echo which so far has not been published:

Sir,

I am writing to condemn the comments made by Bill Dixon about the Mayor and Gerald Lee Park.

Gerald Lee is one of the nicest people on Darlington Borough Council. Gerald was so friendly to me when I was elected in 2011 and I continue to value his friendship. He has made an enormous contribution to Darlington and County Durham and is a hard working and highly respected Councillor and now Mayor of Darlington.

The park should be named after Gerald.

Yours etc.

Councillor Alan Macnab,
Darlington Borough Council
I give below my letter to Hear All Sides in the Echo which so far has not been published: Sir, I am writing to condemn the comments made by Bill Dixon about the Mayor and Gerald Lee Park. Gerald Lee is one of the nicest people on Darlington Borough Council. Gerald was so friendly to me when I was elected in 2011 and I continue to value his friendship. He has made an enormous contribution to Darlington and County Durham and is a hard working and highly respected Councillor and now Mayor of Darlington. The park should be named after Gerald. Yours etc. Councillor Alan Macnab, Darlington Borough Council Alan Macnab
  • Score: 23

11:07am Wed 30 Jul 14

LUSTARD says...

behonest wrote:
oliviaden6 wrote:
Just had a evil thought! Just to keep Billy Boy happy shall we rename Darlington DIXONVILLE Now there is a evil thought????
One too many L's in that name.

Personally, to promote racial harmony in the town, I think it should be named 'Billy Welsh Park'. Obviously Mr Welsh would have to accept our word that the sign put up does actually say that, given his well-reported inability to read.
did u mean dixoneville
[quote][p][bold]behonest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oliviaden6[/bold] wrote: Just had a evil thought! Just to keep Billy Boy happy shall we rename Darlington DIXONVILLE Now there is a evil thought????[/p][/quote]One too many L's in that name. Personally, to promote racial harmony in the town, I think it should be named 'Billy Welsh Park'. Obviously Mr Welsh would have to accept our word that the sign put up does actually say that, given his well-reported inability to read.[/p][/quote]did u mean dixoneville LUSTARD
  • Score: 12

3:23pm Wed 30 Jul 14

RealLivin says...

“If they tried to name a new building after me, they’d do it over my dead body.”
why wait name the market square after him it was once a thriving market square but is now only used when the fun fair and the clowns come the town a fitting memorial I think, then again do we actually want to be reminded of him once he is actually gone. When you put in the hard work you can name it Billy, note thats "hard work" not turn up get over paid and do S*D ALL
“If they tried to name a new building after me, they’d do it over my dead body.” why wait name the market square after him it was once a thriving market square but is now only used when the fun fair and the clowns come the town a fitting memorial I think, then again do we actually want to be reminded of him once he is actually gone. When you put in the hard work you can name it Billy, note thats "hard work" not turn up get over paid and do S*D ALL RealLivin
  • Score: 16

5:26pm Wed 30 Jul 14

railwaygrafter says...

So can we do away with the North East far left wing politically correct pathetic name namely...........***
*Little Moscow*****. Its an affront to British historical people.
So can we do away with the North East far left wing politically correct pathetic name namely...........*** *Little Moscow*****. Its an affront to British historical people. railwaygrafter
  • Score: -5

5:35pm Wed 30 Jul 14

railwaygrafter says...

How about ? British Empire Commonwealth Park , or Duke of Edinburgh Mews and Nigel Farrage Way. or even Alf Garnet Street ?, These would go down a treat with 99 per cent of decent British NON- (politically correct brainwashed of course),........... patriots.
How about ? British Empire Commonwealth Park , or Duke of Edinburgh Mews and Nigel Farrage Way. or even Alf Garnet Street ?, These would go down a treat with 99 per cent of decent British NON- (politically correct brainwashed of course),........... patriots. railwaygrafter
  • Score: -3

8:09pm Wed 30 Jul 14

LUSTARD says...

railwaygrafter wrote:
How about ? British Empire Commonwealth Park , or Duke of Edinburgh Mews and Nigel Farrage Way. or even Alf Garnet Street ?, These would go down a treat with 99 per cent of decent British NON- (politically correct brainwashed of course),........... patriots.
really, you are of course acomplete **** crank
[quote][p][bold]railwaygrafter[/bold] wrote: How about ? British Empire Commonwealth Park , or Duke of Edinburgh Mews and Nigel Farrage Way. or even Alf Garnet Street ?, These would go down a treat with 99 per cent of decent British NON- (politically correct brainwashed of course),........... patriots.[/p][/quote]really, you are of course acomplete **** crank LUSTARD
  • Score: 14

3:29pm Thu 31 Jul 14

hogworth says...

I notice Billy Boy wasn't at the opening of the little park. Having a petty sulk somewhere?
I notice Billy Boy wasn't at the opening of the little park. Having a petty sulk somewhere? hogworth
  • Score: 15

8:36pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Push it along says...

Whole things absolutely crackers
Whole things absolutely crackers Push it along
  • Score: 4

9:44pm Thu 31 Jul 14

railwaygrafter says...

How about also naming a street ?, Les Dawson Avenue and Enoch Powell Way. They would be most popular with 99 per cent of the British population and go down a treat.
How about also naming a street ?, Les Dawson Avenue and Enoch Powell Way. They would be most popular with 99 per cent of the British population and go down a treat. railwaygrafter
  • Score: -7

2:30pm Fri 1 Aug 14

railwaygrafter says...

Ive had a great idea, How about also Fred and Wilman Way and Mr and Mrs Cannybody Street ?.
Ive had a great idea, How about also Fred and Wilman Way and Mr and Mrs Cannybody Street ?. railwaygrafter
  • Score: -4

12:31pm Sat 2 Aug 14

LUSTARD says...

whats that all about then lyonette rd darlington, aint he and son stil alivre or is it the grandad .
whats that all about then lyonette rd darlington, aint he and son stil alivre or is it the grandad . LUSTARD
  • Score: 4

3:53pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Mr Dixon says...

I think Mr Dixon does a really good job too. He is helping make large green areas in Darington into England's smallest Parks too. We should name one after him so we can all remember what he did too!!!! Dix's park!!!!
I think Mr Dixon does a really good job too. He is helping make large green areas in Darington into England's smallest Parks too. We should name one after him so we can all remember what he did too!!!! Dix's park!!!! Mr Dixon
  • Score: -1

5:47pm Sat 2 Aug 14

pxatkins says...

railwaygrafter wrote:
Just how pathetic can left wing point scoring labour politics get ?.
It has a way to go to catch the pathetique of this thread.
[quote][p][bold]railwaygrafter[/bold] wrote: Just how pathetic can left wing point scoring labour politics get ?.[/p][/quote]It has a way to go to catch the pathetique of this thread. pxatkins
  • Score: 1

10:46pm Sat 2 Aug 14

railwaygrafter says...

How about Lady Thatcher Park ?. What a great name example for the hardworking, taxpaying British patriotic people who have the non-political correct guts, backbone and moral fibre to stand up and defend British historical and cultural values and our sacred armed forces. both past and present.
How about Lady Thatcher Park ?. What a great name example for the hardworking, taxpaying British patriotic people who have the non-political correct guts, backbone and moral fibre to stand up and defend British historical and cultural values and our sacred armed forces. both past and present. railwaygrafter
  • Score: 2

12:00pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Lifetime Townie says...

hogworth wrote:
I notice Billy Boy wasn't at the opening of the little park. Having a petty sulk somewhere?
He can't have been invited. All he and his cronies are famous for is wrecking our Victorian town center and replacing it with the monstrosity that we have now. Even worse, it's falling to bits already! We could rename High Row as Dixon's Folly!
[quote][p][bold]hogworth[/bold] wrote: I notice Billy Boy wasn't at the opening of the little park. Having a petty sulk somewhere?[/p][/quote]He can't have been invited. All he and his cronies are famous for is wrecking our Victorian town center and replacing it with the monstrosity that we have now. Even worse, it's falling to bits already! We could rename High Row as Dixon's Folly! Lifetime Townie
  • Score: 5

3:00pm Sun 3 Aug 14

railwaygrafter says...

How about naming the park FALKLANDS ISLANDS Park, after our great sacred British hardworking loyal, mainly good working class Falkland Islanders or GIBRALTER PARK after our great super-loyal British good also working class Gibraltarians.......
failing that How about KING ALFRED PARK after our great historical English super King.
How about naming the park FALKLANDS ISLANDS Park, after our great sacred British hardworking loyal, mainly good working class Falkland Islanders or GIBRALTER PARK after our great super-loyal British good also working class Gibraltarians....... failing that How about KING ALFRED PARK after our great historical English super King. railwaygrafter
  • Score: 0

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