Once proud city centre

Sheffield city skyline showing city centre
Picture by Gerard Binks
Sheffield city skyline showing city centre Picture by Gerard Binks
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What is happening to our once proud and florally elegant city centre?

Gangs of muggers on Fargate and young guys playing football at 6pm. The Moor is a mess, all the leading shops have simply moved down to a prime position leaving boarded-up units to rot.

The ‘Noah’s Ark’ market is an eyesore and the new cinema complex looks like a 1960s concrete block. The Grosvenor/Cambridge Street ‘ruins’ need demolishing and grassing over.

It seems there was no need to demolish the “old” fire station either, a new John Lewis has never appeared or any of the redevelopment proposals that were promised.

They are just a dim memory in a time-worn past.

As for the prestigious Devonshire quarter, it’s just rats and rowdies with a multitude of late-night bars.

Blocks are beset with anti-social behaviour problems, including spitting and vandalism in the foyer and public areas.

It’s high time Health & Safety and Public Health sprinted into action.

So much for quality residential areas. Rubbish abounds from food outlets and bottles are strewn around. I rest my case.

Disgruntled long term West Street tenant

Sheffield