Provide safe pedestrian access between Wincobank and Meadowhall
On the 4th July 2012 a Wincobank resident on her way to work at Meadowhall was struck by a speeding car on Tyler Street. The driver lost control, crossed the carriageway, mounted the kerb and knocked the pedestrian down the railway embankment. It took the emergency services 30 minutes to get her back up the banking. We are petitioning the council for further road safety improvements along Tyler Street and Barrow Road. These should include speed reduction measures, upgrading the double yellow lines to double red lines; barriers to stop vehicles mounting the pavement in the vicinity of the transport interchange entrance; fencing along the railway embankment; zebra crossing on Barrow Road at the junction with Tyler Street; changes in the sequencing of the traffic lights to allow pedestrians time to cross safely. Since Meadowhall was opened over 20 years ago Wincobank residents have had to negotiate very difficult conditions getting to and from the Centre. This must change.
Refuse planning permission for houses on Wincobank Hill
The land is designated open space with Greenfield status. It within 200m of the Wincobank hillfort which is a scheduled monument. The building works will take place on the line of the Roman Ridge. To build on this site is to strangle access to the hill and will prevent current and future generations opportunities to gain meaningful perspectives on Sheffield's earliest settlement. It is a unique aspect of Sheffield's heritage which has remained underexploited because of entrenched attitudes to the area and the presumed role of heritage within the community. Whilst most regions have understood the importance of cherishing whatever heritage resources they have Sheffield City Council are in danger of making a decision here which will be an embarrassment and a missed opportunity to better develop the potential of this site not just for a land speculator but for the good of all Sheffield communities.