High rise flats petition raised

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GREEN Party members in Sheffield are calling for families with young children being housed in high-rise blocks to only be placed on the ground floor.

The Central Ward Green Party submitted a petition to a meeting of the full council meeting ahead of a decision on the council’s new lettings policy, which is out for consultation with residents until next Friday, December 14.

Green Coun Rob Murphy said: “It’s not just the obvious difficulties of pushchairs on stairs when lifts are broken but the problems caused when parents cannot safely let children play outside. Young children and parents suffer mental health and stress-related problems from living in accommodation without easy access to the outside.”