Sheffield politician steps into collapsed wall row

Damage caused by the wall collapse in Beighton
Damage caused by the wall collapse in Beighton
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An MP plans to meet council bosses over a wall collapse which has caused thousands of pounds of damage in two Sheffield gardens.

The wall collapsed off Armstead Road, Beighton – destroying a large shed in one garden and bringing bricks and rubble down into another.

But with residents’ insurance companies unwilling to pay and Sheffield Council saying the issue is not its responsibility, it is unclear when the mess will be cleaned up.

Clive Betts, MP for Sheffield South East, said he hoped to discuss the issue with council planning officials – but warned a ‘quick fix’ is unlikely, with rubble still remaining in the gardens almost a fortnight after the collapse.

A similar incident happened on the street four years ago, with the damage yet to be cleared due to an ongoing dispute over who should pay.

Mr Betts said: “Everybody’s insurance policy is likely to be slightly different. I don’t see any quick and easy solutions.”