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New Community Services Manager for Page Hall

Page Hall in Sheffield

A new Page Hall Community Services Manager, James Richards, has been appointed to work with residents, councillors and partner organisations, to address and resolve the issues that local people face. 

Mr Richards will work alongside local councillors Mark Jones, Jackie Drayton and Talib Hussain, South Yorkshire Police, the Fir Vale Community Hub, ACT, local GPs, local schools, businesses and residents. A plan of action will be developed with the aims of helping neighbours live well together, reducing antisocial behaviour and tackling environmental issues such as littering and fly-tipping. 

The council’s street wardens in the Page Hall area will work directly with the new Community Services Manager to make sure issues are highlighted and dealt with as quickly as possible. 

Councillor Paul Wood, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety at Sheffield City Council, said:

"We understand that people living in Page Hall are frustrated about ongoing issues such as antisocial behaviour and waste on the streets. We are working hard with South Yorkshire Police, local community groups and residents to address these problems and with wardens out seven days a week, we are seeing progress on the ground.  

"However, we know that more needs to be done to bring security and pride back in to this neighbourhood and we want residents to know that they are not being ignored. Our new Community Services Manager will lead on agreeing and delivering an action plan with clear priorities and goals for the next 12 months. 

"By drilling down to the root causes, and joining up our approach, we hope to see a notable difference across various problem areas. For instance, addressing education issues and leisure opportunities should ultimately have a positive impact on antisocial behaviour. Creating a 'love where you live' attitude amongst residents should have a positive impact on the disposal of waste. There is a lot of work to be done but we are passionate about making Page Hall a welcoming and vibrant community for all.” 

Mr Richards has managed the Environmental Protection Service at Sheffield City Council for 12 years, and has a wealth of experience in managing community based issues, including in the Page Hall area. 

Our street wardens currently work in Page Hall seven days a week, as part of a multi-agency approach to tackling community issues.