News in Brief: Takeaway petition

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Takeaway petition

MORE than 550 people have signed a petition objecting to two empty shops at the corner of Ben Lane and Rural Lane, Wisewood, being turned into a takeaway selling fish and chips and kebabs, warning of noise, litter and smells.

But council officers say a proposed earlier closing time of 9.30pm should ease concerns over disturbance and a fume extraction system could overcome concerns over smells.

They are welcoming the prospect of two vacant units being back in use. Councillors will consider the situation on Tuesday.

Ordination service

FORMER NHS manager and facilitator Fiona Kouble will be ordained by the Bishop of Sheffield, the Rt Rev Dr Steven Croft, at a service in Sheffield Cathedral on Sunday, July 3 to serve as curate in the Parish of Christ Church, Hillsborough and Wadsley Bridge.

She has worked voluntarily in the parish as a community and family worker.

Conmen thwarted

THREE conmen pretending to be water board officials tricked their way into a pensioner’s house in Blackstock Road, Gleadless Valley, but were thwarted when a neighbour intervened. Police are investigating.

Garden deluged

DESPITE the wettest day for three months, Marian Simpson hosted 83 visitors at her open garden in Dover Road, off Ecclesall Road, last Sunday, raising £658 for Cancer Relief. Another event will be held next year.

Electrical goods stolen

A TELEVISION and computers were stolen from a house in Moor View Road, Woodseats, Sheffield, by burglars who forced open a back door. On the same night, laptop computers were stolen from a house in nearby Periwood Lane after a window pane was removed.