Sheffield Council issues statement after latest Page Hall brawl breaks lockdown rules
Sheffield Council has responded after a mass brawl broke out in Page Hall while efforts to tackle issues in the troubled city suburb continue.
Page Hall is blighted by a number of issues and in response a number of agencies are working together to tackle problems and improve life for local residents.
Tensions have escalated over recent months, with violence, lockdown breaches, anti-social behaviour and noise nuisance regularly reported along with complaints about fly tipping, litter and groups congregating on the streets.
Page Hall Community Service Manager, James Richards, was appointed in January to work with residents, councillors and partner organisations to tackle issues affecting local residents.
A police team also recently opened up a base in the area and patrols have been stepped up.
But last week, despite efforts to improve the area, another mass brawl broke out.
A group of around 20 youths was involved in the violence on Owler Lane and Rushby Street.
Sheffield Council said: “The Community Service Manager is continuing to work hard with councillors, other community agencies and the residents of Page Hall to address and resolve the issues that local people face.
"Recent examples of this include a Covid-19 day of action, a partnership approach between South Yorkshire Police, Sheffield City Council and Fir Vale Community Hub in giving out Covid-19 advice to households and businesses in the area; the recent seizure of noise equipment including speakers, amps and musical instruments from a property in Page Hall and the creation of a community action plan to focus on the main issues that residents and partners raised in our recent workshops with them.
“Other examples of work being done in the area include lots of community engagement work, with our street wardens present seven days a week in the area to work with residents on resolving and reporting problems and managing antisocial behaviour; waste management work encouraging a ‘love where you live’ mentality, clearing fly tipped rubbish and emptying overflowing bins.”
The council said fines are being issued for waste offences and Covid-19 breaches and pest control work is being carried out to tackle the area’s rat problem.
Work is also being carried out local community groups on youth and community outreach projects.