Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam and Deputy Prime Minister, has added his weight to the campaign against a notorious eyesore in the West of Sheffield.
Hallam Tower, a former hotel on Fulwood Road, has stood empty since 2004. The dilapidated building can be seen for miles around and it also attracts unwanted anti-social behaviour to the area.
Thanks to community campaigners the owners of the building have begun work to address safety issues and the appearance of the building. But despite the temporary fix, local residents are seeking a long term solution.
“Whilst the short term fix gained by community campaigners is welcome, Sheffield shouldn’t have to put up with this blot on the landscape for any longer.
“The decaying and vandalised building can be seen for miles around, including in areas I represent like Fulwood, Crookes and Greystones. It causes untold misery for nearby residents.
“The local authorities need to be more assertive and use the full range of powers at their disposal.”
Cliff Woodcraft, local campaigner, said: -
“Hallam Tower is a source of stress and misery for local residents living nearby, which includes many elderly and disabled people. The Council and the owners should work together so that this eyesore does not blight the local community for another decade.”