Eviction threats at Parkwood Springs

Two protestors hold up a sign reading 'Say No To Eviction' outside the magistrates court. More protestors are holding banners behind them.
Photo by Rosie Huzzard

Story by Richard Belbin | Photo by Rosie Huzzard

Two protestors hold up a sign reading 'Say No To Eviction' outside the magistrates court. More protestors are holding banners behind them.
Photo by Rosie Huzzard

Sheffield City Council are pushing ahead with plans to evict 30 people from a site by Parkwood Springs, by the old Ski Village. A court hearing begun on November 23rd has been adjourned until February.

The council insists that, despite not actually being a part of the Ski Village, the site is needed to create a larger leisure complex.

Residents say that there is no need for them to be moved, and they are fully supportive of plans to reopen the Village. The site has been constantly occupied for the last thirteen years (and for several years earlier, too).

Its occupants have worked hard to remove the rubbish that was blighting the area. They also have the sympathy of local businesses as they have put off fly-tippers and other crime in the area. If you would like to support them, please sign the petition at

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-the-ski-village-new-age-traveller-site

 

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