Lampposts labelled a ‘danger to the public’ in Sheffield

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Cracked and crumbling lampposts have been labelled a ‘safety hazard’ in an area of Sheffield.

Residents of Stocksbridge have complained to the city council over the standard of street lights in Smithy Moor’s roads.

Concrete is falling off some of the lampposts, with only a piece of tape covering the cracks in some areas.

Stocksbridge Town Coun Jack Clarkson has contacted contractors Amey to urge them to carry out immediate repairs to a number of problem posts in Cross Lane, Winston Avenue and Smithy Moor Avenue before someone is injured.

He said: “These are in poor repair and pose a danger to members of the public, but Amey seem to think there are no dangerous lamp standards in the area.

“They have asked if we discover any to report them. Isn’t that the job of Amey, the highways professionals, to identify dangerous lamp standards?”

The town council has also asked for a clean-up operation at a neglected spot near to The Silver Fox public house.

Litter, branches and brambles have slipped past ageing railings and are interfering with the passage of people walking.

Coun Clarkson said: “They need to take action.”