As reported in the Sheffield Star by Polly Rippon on 28th July.
U-turn over plans to sell off community centre
Sheffield Council has made a U-turn over plans to sell a community centre in a listed building - after the scheme was opposed by people who said they hadn't been consulted. Following a protest the Grade II listed Heeley Bank Community Centre, home to artists' studios and an internationally-acclaimed rock-climbing training facility, has been taken off the market.
Campaigners against the closure put up a huge banner on the building and signed a petition to save the 130-year-old former school.
Climber Seb Grieve of the Save Heeley Bank Centre campaign said: “We have a meeting with council representatives next week so we will see what happens then. We are very pleased they have taken it off the market.”
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