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Pictured are Pigeon lofts destroyed by fire in allotments of Penrith Road,Shiregreen,killed dozens of pigeons
Pictured are Pigeon lofts destroyed by fire in allotments of Penrith Road,Shiregreen,killed dozens of pigeons
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Former Heeley Bank School building on Heeley Bank Road which has been added to a list of endangered victorian buildings

Former Heeley Bank School building on Heeley Bank Road which has been added to a list of endangered victorian buildings

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* Allotments are a controversial topic for many at the moment and news that arsonists had killed dozens of racing pigeons on a Shirecliffe allotment was greeted with horror.

Rosalind Hoyle: Personally I don’t think it is right to keep any sort of livestock on an allotment. There are a lot of cruel and nasty people out there today. It is not fair on the birds or animals – and allotments are generally small anyway.

Philip Bennett: I’m guessing it is youths that did this. Many today are just pure evil. They spend their lives watching and playing violent games on computers and decide to act out what they watch. Sick!

Jo Rothwell: They are evil beyond words, lowlife scum of the earth and come from bad parents!

Patricia White: This is terrible - there are some evil people about. You should be able to keep what you want. The police are too lenient with the culprits ... more foot patrols are needed.

Jane Maguire: That is terrible. What is the world coming to?

Paul Frai Allonby: This is vile. I can hear the excuses now - ‘I did it for a laff’ or ‘My mates med me do it’.

Simon Bell: Those responsible should be given the birch in public as an example to others.

Rebecca Anne Walker: Me and my partner gave up our dream allotment because our tools and WHOLE shed were stolen twice, as well as a park bench style seat and potted plants. It began costing us twice the amount of the cost of food we were trying to save on. I would have liked more to have been done, but alas, a crime number was the extent of the whole thing. Neighbouring plots have also been burnt out. With the cost of owning a plot rising considerably over the last year, it is just not worth the hassle and the heartache.

* What do Sheffielders think should happen to one of the country’s 10 most endangered buildings, Heeley Bank School?

Debbie Wright: The council should run it as artist/community studios combined with small start up businesses - with low rent and tax. Take a look at SUMS across the road ... it can be done.

Dawn Hodgkin: They will probably pull it down and build houses too expensive for people to buy.

Madeline Hartley: Turn it into one-bedroom flats then people would not have to pay bedroom tax.

Marie Ratcliffe: “I hope they save it. It is a shame to bulldoze another one of Sheffield’s heritage buildings and lose them for future generations, like the sad loss of the Jessop Hospital. My dad went to this school as a lad in the ’50s, and I had the privilege of going into that school sometime ago when the Heeley History Society used to hold meetings there.

Patricia White: I know Heeley Bank School. It is a shame that it has been left to rot but we cannot expect any better from this council, government or whoever.

Oliver Dartnell Machin: It should be made into nice apartments since there is a housing shambles on the go.

Carla Jones Maher: That school is now home to lots of homeless people and stray animals. I know this as I went in looking for my cat when he went missing.

Graham Lavender: Heeley Bank was my first school. What a shame. We were all known as Heeley Bank bucket bangers. Anyone else remember it?

Kay Rimmington: I went to this school many moons ago.

Patricia Ekins: I was at Heeley Bank from 1952 until 1958 - a wonderful school.