I read your article in The Star last night and also think that there should be some signage up.
I was travelling on the Greenhill Parkway and intending to turn onto Greenhill Avenue and saw that there were new traffic lights at this junction.
The lights were on green and just for a moment I thought that this meant that I could turn right onto Greenhill Avenue, although there was a car travelling towards me on Greenhill Parkway.
However, luckily for me I paused as the car didn’t seem to be slowing down and he wasn’t and drove straight through.
If I hadn’t stopped I would have been another casualty, like the two cars that were just at that moment being towed away, which is what made me pause and think.
Some signage, just one saying “give way to oncoming traffic” would be good and I think definitely needed.
Struan Road, S7
Sad story of Page Hall
I would like you to picture the following scene. It is a pleasant Sunday morning in early spring. I’ve decided to have a stroll around the neighbourhood.
I’ve set off and within seconds I am greeted by old furniture, food and kitchen waste, dirty nappies and a large rat which has been squashed by a car.
As I make my way through Page Hall, excrement adorns the pavement and the smell of urine is overpowering. Teenage boys beg for money. The rubbish bin has not been used for litter, it has been used as a toilet.
Yellow Ofo bikes lay smashed and stolen in the street. I am in Grimesthorpe now, the area I grew up in. The grassed areas I played on as a youngster are hardly visible under a sea of litter.
Back home, my cats have once again brought live vermin into my home. I go as far as to wash my shoes in disinfectant.
A visitor could be excused for thinking this is Dickensian London, but alas, no, it is the sad story of Page Hall and surrounding areas in the year 2018.
The decline of standards
I fully agree with Susan Richardson, The Star, Wednesday, April 4. She is ‘spot on’ about today’s society where there is little or no respect for others and is there any wonder as everything seems to be in favour of the criminal?
The good people in society despair when they see the lenient sentences given for serious crime.
Poor government, poor justice and lack of policing contribute to the problem.
I appreciate that there are many well-behaved people around, but it has to be said that a minority of poor parenting contributes to the decline of standards in this country.
Just a note to thank The Star for running competitions.
I was thrilled to win a Wilko gift card and look forward to treating some others with it too. Many thanks.
How many more will die?
Next Door Dance are producing a play all about football and they need your help!
Are you a football fan? Has football affected your life? Next Door Dance would love to hear from you.
Dance company, Next Door Dance are looking for footbal-l related tales and images, to make up part of their performance of The Beautiful Game at The Civic on May 18.
The Beautiful Game is a laugh-out-loud look at Britain’s undying obsession with football, celebrating everything from weird match day rituals to ridiculous arm chair punditry.
A theatrical and highly physical show, passionately performed by four females, The Beautiful Game will lead you through the highs and lows of being a British football fan. It may even attempt to explain the offside rule.
Made in collaboration with die-hard football fans and players, The Beautiful Game delves directly to the heart of football.
If you have stories, photos, memorabilia, or even your own chants, songs or dances, please get in touch with Jen at email@example.com or phone on 07446 739786.
Your contribution may be featured in this fantastic production!
Send your story, images, video etc to: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jen on 07446 739786.
Change is coming
I would like to say a thank you to Terry Palmer, Barnsley for his letter on democracy.
It is democracy that Tony Blair does not understand.
Now it is my turn to vote against anything associated with his name to it.
I will vote against him and all he stands for, it’s time for a change from his kind of democracy which is also going to change with Brexit.
A bloke with real vision
The Two Rivers development of the Blonk Street toilets is the conception of an ordinary Sheffield bloke who has vision and an independent business spirit.
His track record speaks volumes – ask anyone in Sheffield S6 who uses the Riverside Bar in Catchbar Lane.
The development in Blonk Street will have as features the splendid Sheffield Coat of Arms,items from the Castle Market and hopefully images relating to Sheffield’s lost castle.
The same chap is transforming the former Barrow Boys in Shude Hill into another exciting concept, the Ragg N Tag.
These venues will add something extremely valuable to the whole Castlegate concept.