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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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Residents welcome flood alleviation scheme – video

Julie Greaves at Valley Cottages, Mosborough

Mosborough resident Julie Greaves has welcomed a new flood alleviation scheme which was officially launched today (Monday 21 September). Residents at the bottom of High Street in Mosborough have previously suffered with flooding due to a damaged culvert near their properties. And now, works are underway to replace the culvert with a new pipeline, in what is one of the first ...

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Residents called on to ‘Pick their Patch’

21 September 2015 The Clean Sheffield campaign is calling on all residents and businesses to help them ‘pick their patch’ on Saturday 3rd October. The aim of the event is for residents to come out onto their street and in our parks in the 3rd October and using a disposable bag and reusable glove to pick the litter they see. ...

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Wildflowers brighten up overgrown roundabout

Examplae of wildflower planting

26 August 2015 An area of Sheffield is set to bloom into a colourful wildflower site thanks to a new partnership arrangement in the city. Streets Ahead, who maintain the grass verges across the city is working with Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust and the University of Sheffield as part of a Living Highways project to turn an area of ...

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Streets Ahead celebrate three years of making Sheffield better

Road resurfacing taking place on Fulwood Road

19th August 2015 Sheffield has seen upgrades to miles of its roads and pavements over the last three years, thanks to the Streets Ahead project. In the first three years of the project, Streets Ahead has resurfaced over 350 miles of road and over 600 miles of pavement – more than enough to stretch from Sheffield to Madrid – and ...

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Streets Ahead team retrieves sentimental ring

15 June 2015 Streets Ahead drain cleaners came to the rescue of 22-year-old Coralie Smart when she lost the ring her mother gave her for her 18th birthday down one of Sheffield’s drains. Coralie, a student in the city, thought that she’d never see her ring again but on the off chance called the Streets Ahead team to see if ...

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Meet Phil the bin at Sheffield Food Festival

21 May 2015 Food lovers flocking to this weekend’s Food Festival (23rd to 25th May) will also be able to meet Phil the Bin, Streets Ahead’s litter mascot, and find out more about keeping our city clean. The Streets Ahead team, who collect over 500 tonnes of litter each month from the streets of Sheffield, will be taking their roadshow ...

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Streets Ahead driver swaps gritter for running shoes

Stephen Crownshaw with a Streets Ahead gritter

5 May 2015 A gritter driver is taking on a charity run from Wales to Sheffield, all in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is the Streets Ahead’s chosen charity for 2015. Stephen Crownshaw and his dad, Les Crownshaw, are set to tackle the 160 mile run from Snowden, Wales, to Wales in South Yorkshire in ...

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Fir Vale pupils tidy up their community

Fir Vale School pupils after completing their community litter pick

29 April 2015 Young people from Fir Vale School last week teamed up with Streets Ahead to hold a week-long litter awareness event. The Streets Ahead team collects over 500 tonnes of litter each month from the streets of Sheffield, but in a bid to teach young people about the effects of litter on the environment and the community, pupils ...

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Sheffield Ramblers and Streets Ahead ‘fixit’ for Wybourn

Thursday 9 April 2015 Pavements in the Wybourn area of the city have benefited from a tidy-up, thanks to a litter pick carried out by the Sheffield Ramblers Group and Streets Ahead. The Streets Ahead team collects around 500 tonnes of litter each month. This is part of Stainless Sheffield – a litter campaign launched last year with the aim ...

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Streets Ahead Gritter named after charity

Archie the Gritter

Friday 20 February 2015 A Streets Ahead gritter has been given the name Archie in recognition of a local charity. Streets Ahead employees decided to name one of its gritters after Cathedral Archer Project, a Sheffield charity helping the city’s homeless. The team supported the Cathedral Archer project throughout 2014 in a number of ways, including donating sleeping bags and ...

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