Once proud city centre

What is happening to our once proud and florally elegant city centre?

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 6:19 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 6:22 am
Sheffield city skyline showing city centre
Picture by Gerard Binks
Sheffield city skyline showing city centre Picture by Gerard Binks

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