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KAPOW! Holy batboxes, Sheffield!

Bat boxes installed in locations across the city

26 May 2016 The Streets Ahead ecology team are installing around 100 bat boxes across the city, after partnering with Reclaim Sheffield to produce the boxes made out of recycled pallets. Reclaim Sheffield is a charity that recycles waste to give it a new lease of life, whilst providing work and support for adults with learning difficulties. Using pallets from ...

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Streets Ahead ramp up bridge works next month

25 May 2016 Four of the city’s bridges are to undergo restoration and strengthening works starting in June as part of the Streets Ahead programme. Much-needed strengthening works will begin on Leppings Lane bridge in Hillsborough, on the North and South bridges at Kelham Island and on Weedon bridge at Carbrook. The Streets Ahead team will begin working on the ...

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Streets Ahead tree replacement programme resumes

Streets Ahead Tree Replacement Programme

16 May 2016 Sheffield’s street tree replacement programme is set to resume following the High Court’s decision which was received two weeks ago. The High Court found in favour of the Council on all points, reinforcing the Council’s legal duty to keep the highway in good repair. The programme is set to restart ensuring that Sheffield has street trees that ...

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Dore residents help keep community clean

David and Elaine Nicholls collecting litter

29 April 2016 The Doreways community group in Dore has been out in force organising and taking part in the first community litter pick of 2016. Many volunteers turned out to collect litter from a number of streets in the area. The group, supported by the Streets Ahead team who supplied litter pickers, collected more than 20 bags of litter ...

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Phil the bin run Yorkshire Half Marathon

Phil the Bin getting ready for the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon

7 April 2016 Running over 13 miles is a challenge enough for most, but a member of the Streets Ahead team will be running this weekend’s Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon dressed as the Clean Sheffield anti-litter mascot, Phil the Bin. Ken Rowe, 63, a Highways Supervisor for Streets Ahead, has run every single marathon and half marathon in the city ...

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National Apprentiship Week 2016

Some of the new apprentices, (from L to R) Leigh Anne Hayes, Cllr Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, James Taylor and Lianne Gale.

16 March 2016 Apprentices working with Streets Ahead have been sharing their experiences this week in recognition of National Apprenticeship Week 2016, showing that you don’t need to be a school leaver to take a new career path. National Apprenticeship Week celebrates apprenticeships and traineeships and the positive impact that they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. Street ...

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Over one hundred Traffic Signal Junctions benefit from new technology

New innovative pedestrian crossing

17th February 2016 Over 100 traffic signal junctions and pedestrian crossings across the city have benefitted from upgrades and innovative new technology, thanks to the Streets Ahead project. The new traffic signals with pedestrian crossing facilities can now monitor how long it is taking for a pedestrian to cross the road and make sure that the green man displays for ...

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Streets Ahead streetlighting team save elderly man

Streetlighting heroes who saved an elderly man from a fire

15 January 2016 A Streets Ahead streetlighting team has helped save an elderly man after his house set on fire. Adrian Brady, Ian Fletcher, Mick Hague and Paul Knowles work for Sheffield City Council’s contractor Amey, and were on Totley Brook Close when they spotted smoke coming from a nearby house. Ian, from Chapeltown, said: “I was working high on ...

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Streets Ahead team up with Regather charity to create new green space

15 December 2015 Streets Ahead employees used their work community day to help Sheffield’s Regather Charity to clean up a local green space and to plant new trees. The team took a day away from their usual duties to help out with work to improve the grassland area on Club Garden Road, including shrub removal and litter picking. They also ...

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National survey shows public satisfaction in Streets Ahead works

Newly resurfaced Wheatley Grove in Handsworth

14 December 2015 There has been a 30% increase in satisfaction levels with how the city’s roads are maintained according to the National Highways and Transport Network (NHT). The NHT surveyed over 3000 Sheffield households from across the city and found that since the start of the Streets Ahead project in August 2012, year on year the public’s satisfaction with ...

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Streets Ahead thrill seekers raise funds for good cause

Streets Ahead Team member preparing to abseil for Bluebell Wood

2 December 2015 Seven members of the Streets Ahead team have bravely abseiled 90ft down Millers Dale Bridge in the Peak District in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. The team, who raised over £700, began their adventure at the disused Millers Station in the Peak District before they made their way along the old railway track to the bridge. ...

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Regather, Streets Ahead and the Friends of club garden put down new roots

2nd December 2015 The Streets Ahead team have been working with Sheffield’s Regather Charity to help residents of Lansdowne and Club Garden Road make a deep-rooted change to their local area. With the help of a grant from the Tree Council, Regather, the Streets Ahead team and local residents will be working together to plant eight fruit trees, including apple ...

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School eco team take first place in litter poetry competition

Children from Waterthorpe Nursery and Infants school with the winning poem

27 November 2015 A group of talented six year olds from Waterthorpe Nursery and Infant School have won first prize in a Streets Ahead poetry competition for their rhyme about litter. Schools across the city were set the challenge of coming up with a poem based around the theme of litter in Sheffield. The competition, which was launched in the ...

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