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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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Freezing temperatures forecast this weekend

Gritters ready for the wintry weather

20 November 2015 Temperatures are expected to plummet this weekend across Sheffield as the city receives the first wave of freezing winter temperatures. The Streets Ahead team is ready and on standby with their fleet of 19 gritters to respond to whatever the weather might bring. Although, at the moment, snow is forecast it is anticipated that this will be ...

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Council to save millions through Streets Ahead refinancing

9 November 2015 The Council is proposing to make savings to the Streets Ahead contract by re-negotiating the funding arrangement. The Council is seeking to take advantage of lower interest rates being offered in the financial markets as part of the Council’s drive to reduce costs that don’t impact directly on public finances. These proposals are being discussed by Cabinet ...

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Streets Ahead prepared for winter, are you?

2 November 2015 Winter roadshows will be taking place at a number of locations across the city so that the Streets Ahead team can advise residents and businesses on how to prepare for wintry weather. The team will be bringing their roadshow bus, as well as a gritter, to two locations in Sheffield. The events will offer the public information ...

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Streets Ahead celebrate 100th project with Henry Boot

23 October 2015 The Streets Ahead project and contractor Henry Boot Construction are celebrating completing over 100 projects together as part of the project which is upgrading Sheffield’s roads, pavements, streetscene and street lights. When the Streets Ahead project started in August 2012, Streets Ahead and Henry Boot Construction worked together in the redevelopment of a testing laboratory and offices ...

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Future is bright for one Sheffield Lane

Rob Allen, Steve Robinson and Cllr Terry Fox next to a new LED streetlight

19 October 2015 Students and residents in Birley are benefiting from the installation of 16 extra streetlights next to Birley Community College, thanks to the Streets Ahead project. The lane, which runs alongside Birley Community College, has never had street lights before, however there were concerns that students would have to walk along the unlit road alone in the dark. ...

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‘Jazzy’s Crossing’ opened on Normanton Hill

Official opening of 'Jazzy's Crossing'

19 October 2015 A new pedestrian crossing has been officially opened at the site of an accident that led to the death of a 14 year old schoolgirl last year. A petition signed by 12,571 people was sent to Sheffield City Council requesting a controlled pedestrian crossing and speed restrictions on Normanton Hill. This followed the incident on 9 May ...

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Wild makeover for rundown part of City

Walking group and wildlife trust planting the wildflower seeds

5 October 2015 A grassy area of an urban part of Sheffield will benefit from a colourful transformation as it is turned into a wildflower site, thanks to a generous seed donation from the Grow Wild Project, which is supported by the Big Lottery Fund and led by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Streets Ahead, who maintain the grass verges across ...

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Streets Ahead raise a mug for charity

25 September2015 As the Great British Bake Off enters the semi-finals next week the Streets Ahead team were practicing their baking skills for a very good cause, when employees took part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. There was no shortage of cake and other sweet treats, thanks to the team who donated homemade buns and cakes for the fundraising ...

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