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Shops on Spital Hill began to close in the 1970s

The Vestry Hall in 2005

The empty shell of Osborne House on Burngreave Road, 2005

Changes to the landscape: the demolition of Wicker Tyres to make way for a new road

The New Deal shop on Spital Hill, providing information to local residents about the regeneration of the area

The industrial decline of the 1980s and 90s in South Yorkshire has taken its toll on Burngreave. High levels of unemployment resulted in poverty once again and a general decline in the appearance of the area. However Burngreave is now experiencing a change in fortune. This has partly resulted from the determination of local residents to stop the spiral of decay and bring about changes. In addition a huge government funded regeneration programme, Burngreave New Deal for Communities, has been initiated to bring prosperity back to the area. There is a spirit of optimism again, with improvements to houses and green spaces locally. New shops have opened recently to serve the needs of different ethnic communities. It is once again a friendly and welcoming place to live in bustling with life.