a Terrible Mess!
at the deprivation and neglect around Fir Vale can be well understood.
The property around the Cannon Hall pub, left for derelict over
a year ago, has been the target of fly tipping and petty youth crime
for many months.
Adding to this
urban decay is the ex - Esso petrol station, which stood next to
the Cannon Hall. It too has now been discarded without notice or
warning to the community it served. Area Coordinator Stuart Bolton
explained what he’d heard, while also admitting his surprise
at the sudden closure of the garage.
Petrol tanks not meeting EC standards not only our local garage
but many others have been closed rather than pay hundreds of thousands
to have the work carried out. ”
Since the Messenger
‘s enquires, the garage and the Cannon Hall have been boarded
over and secured, but the whole area still looks a terrible mess.
The people of Firvale, Page Hall and Burngreave, just like those
of Dore or Heeley, deserve an explanation for the failings in environmental
standards and the poor quality of life.
We hope that
the Firvale Forum will enjoy the same success for Firvale that the
Area Panel have had in making improvements to the Burngreave area
(see Burngreave Area Panel).