LETTERS: We need to save Sheffield’s heritage

Councillors in Sheffield vote on a motion of no confidence in South Yorkshire's Police Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright.  Thousands of people including the Prime Minister have called for Shaun Wright to step down from his position as South Yorkshire PCC. Alexis Jay OBE led an independent investigation into child abuse in Rotherham, South Yorkshire between 1997 and 2007, finding that at least 1,400 children had been victims of abuse.'Tom Maddick / Rossparry.co.uk
Councillors in Sheffield vote on a motion of no confidence in South Yorkshire's Police Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright. Thousands of people including the Prime Minister have called for Shaun Wright to step down from his position as South Yorkshire PCC. Alexis Jay OBE led an independent investigation into child abuse in Rotherham, South Yorkshire between 1997 and 2007, finding that at least 1,400 children had been victims of abuse.'Tom Maddick / Rossparry.co.uk
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Fifty years ago Sheffield citizens fought to save buildings from short-sighted planners who wanted to demolish characterful and solidly built terraces to replace them with featureless and supposedly better modern versions.

Today we praise the foresight of those who helped to preserve the stone terraces in many parts of our city.

The thousands of trees threatened by Amey and condoned by the council are another part of our heritage which is in real danger of being lost, changing the face of our beautiful city forever.

However, there are other items, such as cast-iron lamp posts, which have been removed in what appears to be a blitz aimed at removing anything which might impede the streamlined and therefore cheaper supposed improvements to our streets. There have also been cases of irreplaceable old front walls being damaged by machinery.

H McIlroy

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