I have been living on the end of Victoria St for the last 18 months, when I first came the strip of land down the side of my house was used for fly tipping large electrical items. This stopped within a month or two of me moving in and the items were removed by the local scrap man.
It took me a long time to get somebody to own the land, Dinnington Junior and Infant school said it wasn’t their land and Rotherham council said it was. In the end Rotherham council owned up to it being their land, as it was left over from building the school. Robert Holsey from Land terriers has been resolving issues like this, as schools became academies.
With the help of Simon Tweed my local council and Robert Holsey, Streetpride were assigned the duty of removing the trees, clearing the land and sowing wild flowers.
This is a picture trail of before, during and after the work. The main clearance work happened on the 1st October 2016. However over the last few days (3rd February 2017), lose bricks were removed, land rotovated, raked and wildflowers planted. The hard work was carried out by Streetpride workers.
The first picture was much worse than this at one bit, as fridges, washers and other electrical devices were dumped here. The final picture is the wildflowers that will appear here in spring and summer.
The next stage is to get the Victoria st/Lordens hill rd allotments renovated.
All the best