Sheffield pub landlord angry over skip rubbish

Jacob Nickles.landlord of the Red deer,Sheffield and the rubbish opposite his pub....
Jacob Nickles.landlord of the Red deer,Sheffield and the rubbish opposite his pub....
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A PUB landlord is furious after a skip overflowing with rubbish from student flats was dumped outside his bar.

Waste from the skip placed outside The Red Deer on Pitt Street, Sheffield, spilled into the street from the building opposite, managed by accommodation company IQ Steel.

Bedding, furniture and rubbish all blighted business at the pub for three days – and the area has attracted rummagers.

Red Deer landlord Jacob Nickels was forced to call the police and Sheffield Council for help in moving the rubbish after several failed attempts to contact the firm.

Mr Nickels tracked IQ Steel down on Facebook and was assured the problem had been dealt with – but the skip remained in the street.

He said: “We serve food here but, unsurprisingly, for the past couple of days we haven’t sold much.

“The same thing happened last year but it was nowhere near as bad then.

“I sent them a message with a photo on Facebook and they told me they’d dealt with it, but it was still there.

“There are other businesses on the street and it’s an absolute eyesore for us all. When the wind picks up it is blowing the rubbish all over.

“Sheffield is known to be a clean city and this is the total opposite.”

Peter Sephton, chairman of Sheffield City Centre Residents Action Group, said: “We have had difficulties in the past with this sort of thing when students start to come back to the city in September.”

A spokeswoman for IQ Steel said: “The skip was ordered out and we were contacted by police the following day to say it was overflowing. This came as a surprise to the accommodation manager.

“It is unfortunate that on this occasion it has overflowed and caused a problem for local business.

“We will be monitoring the situation to ensure it does not happen again and exercising stricter controls on what is placed in skips in the future.”