Council forces ‘nuisance property’ owner to clean it up

A FORMER nursery in Mexborough which became a target for vandals has been tidied up by Doncaster Council’s empty property team.

The building, on Wath Road, had been empty for over 10 years and had become a hot-spot for fly-tippers and gathering point for nuisance youth gangs.

But the council ordered the owner to improve the appearance of the property and take steps to make it secure.

There are also now measures in place to prevent fly-tippers from accessing the site.

The Old Nursery is now up for sale, with planning permission granted for 166 affordable homes on the former car park.

Doncaster Mayor Peter Davies said: “Members of the public told us that they were concerned about this property, so we listened and took action.

“Thanks to the efforts of our empty property team, crime linked to this site has reduced and the overall appearance has improved.”