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Historic bridge gets Streets Ahead makeover

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29 March 2018 A Sheffield bridge with a history dating back to the 17th century has been strengthened, repaired and restored to make it fit for a modern day city. Newhall Road bridge over the River Don is one of 240 road bridges and culverts in Sheffield to be given a new lease of life thanks to investment linked to ...

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Council services during winter weather

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2 March 2018   For a third day Sheffielders are battling with extreme weather and council services are working around the clock with partners to help keep Sheffield moving and working. Streets Ahead – the highway contract run by Amey on behalf of Sheffield City Council is working to reduce the risk of snow and ice forming on the highway. ...

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Statement from Sheffield City Council – Tree Replacement Works

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23 February 2018 Statement from Sheffield City Council “We welcome todays statement by South Yorkshire Police’s Assistant Chief Constable, Dave Hartley, with regards to police support around our legitimate tree replacement works on the highway. “Whilst we respect the right to campaign and protest peacefully, some members of the campaign group are now adopting increasingly violent tactics as well as ...

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Safety work on elm tree to go ahead

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21 February 2018 An elm tree in Nether Edge, which is showing signs of decay, will undergo essential safety work this week. An independent survey conducted on the elm tree on Chelsea Road in 2016 showed evidence of decay and therefore the need for safety work. Whilst this essential work was aborted last week due to protestor action, discussions have ...

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Streets Ahead apprentices achieve Duke of Edinburgh awards

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6 February 2018 Amey apprentices working on the Sheffield Streets Ahead and Norfolk Street Lighting contracts have received their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards (DofE). The achievements of the eight youngsters highlight how Amey continue to support the skills of young people in its workforce. The group worked towards the awards while completing apprenticeships in highway maintenance, vehicle maintenance, street lighting, customer services, electrical operative and finance. They ...

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Designs by Sheffield students unveiled on city’s gritters

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15 November 2017 Creative designs by three students from Sheffield were unveiled on the Streets Ahead gritters today by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy. Just in time for the winter season, the three designs, which include a snowy scene of Sheffield, will be seen on the vehicles as they travel on the city’s roads this winter. As part of ...

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Streets Ahead prepares Sheffield for Winter

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9 November 2017 The Streets Ahead gritters are ‘winter ready’ in preparation for the risk of snow and ice in coming months. With winter on the horizon, our fleet of gritters are now on standby, 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week, until next May and are ready to keep the city moving during periods of ice and snow. Sent out when ...

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Satisfaction with condition of city’s road surfaces doubles

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6 November 2017 People in Sheffield are happier with the city’s roads and transport than they have been for a decade, a leading national survey suggests. Of 112 UK local authorities participating in the annual National Highways & Transport Survey (NHT) Public Satisfaction Survey, Sheffield has made the biggest overall improvement in satisfaction levels over 10 years and thanks to ...

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Council responds to further questions on its street tree replacement programme

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5 October 2017 Five years on from the start of the Streets Ahead contract and questions around the street tree replacement programme continue to circulate. In recent years, several misconceptions about the programme have distorted some of the truths, with the long-term benefits becoming increasingly misunderstood. Following a second successful high court ruling and through this third myth-busting article, we ...

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Sheffield students get creative to spruce up Streets Ahead gritters

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29 September 2017 School children and college students in Sheffield will be in with the chance of having their very own designs emblazoned on four of Sheffield’s snow gritters this winter. As part of a competition by Streets Ahead, children and college students across Sheffield have been invited to showcase their artistic talents by creating designs for four of the ...

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Charity tractor up and running again thanks to Streets Ahead

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25 July 2017 Heeley City Farm now has a fully renovated tractor thanks to a dedicated team of Streets Ahead mechanics. After breaking down a couple of years ago, the charity has been unable to carry out daily activities using the tractor, such as moving manure. Instead, these tasks have had to be carried out manually, requiring increased staff time ...

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Streets Ahead in partnership with Age UK Sheffield

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17 July 2017 Streets Ahead has announced Age UK Sheffield as their new Charity of the Year, helping to support the charity’s important work with older people across the city. Streets Ahead staff, who are Amey employees, are entitled to take one paid day every year to work on a project in the local community. This year Age UK Sheffield has ...

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Streets Ahead supports wildlife around Kelham island

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11th April 2017 Working with the River Stewardship Company and Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust in February, Streets Ahead has installed 16 bird and bat boxes at Kelham Island to encourage animals to inhabit the area. The boxes were made and donated by talented Streets Ahead staff members. Dave Buttle, a Kelham Island resident, said: “It is great that bat and ...

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Historic gas lamps set to shine again thanks to Streets Ahead

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27th March 2017 Sheffield will see all of its remaining 25 original gas street lamps brought back to their former glory and in light again as part of the Streets Ahead programme. The JE Webb Sewer Gas Destructor Lamps are cast iron street lights, erected between 1914 and 1935, and can be seen at various locations across the city. Over ...

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