No Room For Racism.

No room for racism.
After the disgraceful racist comments, aimed at England players Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford, which were posted overnight on social media, the Leader of Sheffield Council has responded this afternoon with a statement
Cllr Terry Fox said:
“We know racism exists in our country, and on our own doorstep here in Sheffield. We must work together, and send a message loud and clear – there is no room for racism in England, in Sheffield, or anywhere else.”
“This England team are heroes, both on and off the pitch. They have given this country the lift we absolutely needed.”
“From taking the knee, to wearing the Pride armband and campaigning for children to be able to eat during the school holidays, this group of lads are a different level. I’m just so proud of them, and of course our Three Lions from Sheffield, Kyle Walker, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Harry Maguire.”
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Housing Improvements in Birley Ward.

Whilst out on one of our regular walks around the Birley ward, it was hard not to notice the investment taking place in our Council housing stock. Work to replace aged rooves across the ward has moved on from Basegreen, with new rooves being installed across properties in Hackenthorpe.

“A new roof will make a huge difference to the property and help in reducing energy costs for tenants. It’s really encouraging to see so many properties that have already benefited from the roof replacement work, including blocks of flats and individual houses. It’s important that tenants have warm and weatherproof homes so I’m pleased to see this work going on” commented Cllr Karen McGowan.

“I know there have been problems with the repairs service, and we’re looking at a number of measures to get things back on track.  The new homes on the Weakland estate and the planned new houses on the former Newstead estate complement the existing council properties across Basegreen, Birley and Hackenthorpe: it’s important that we continue to invest in delivering decent homes for our tenants. ”