Banging the drum for resident’s vigilance

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Concerned resident John Clarke contacted Action Desk when a drum had been left on his street after footpath work as part of the Streets Ahead scheme.

The drum, which had contained a black oil coating, had been left several days on Renshaw Road, in Banner Cross.

John said: “It has just been left on the grass verge.

“I’m afraid what will happen to it.”


What a quick result!

Within a couple of hours of Action Desk making a phone call, a team from Sheffiled Council contractor Amey had come and removed the drum from the street.

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for environment, recycling and streetscene, said: “We would like to say thank you to the resident of Renshaw Road for bringing this to our attention.

“We received this report on July 16 and as soon as it was received we sent out a team to remove the empty drum.”