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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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Streets Ahead are coming to town

Wednesday 4 February 2015 Streets Ahead will begin upgrade work in a number of areas across Sheffield this year, including parts of the city centre in coming weeks. Roads, pavements and streetlights in the centre, including Pinstone Street, Leopold Street and High Street, are set to be upgraded from February and work is expected to be completed by the end ...

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Stocksbridge gets ready for a Streets Ahead transformation

Tuesday 27 January 2015 Stocksbridge is soon to see a transformation as Streets Ahead announce that upgrade works will begin in March. The long awaited works will include road and pavement resurfacing, installation of new energy efficient LED street lights, upgrading the drains and the replacement of some highway trees. Work will begin in the west of Stocksbridge and will ...

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Sheffield’s tree planting season well underway

Wednesday 17 December 2014 More trees will be planted across the city over the coming months as part of the Streets Ahead project. Between November and April the Streets Ahead team are planting over 700 new trees, adding to the 2 million trees already in Sheffield. The new trees will replace highway trees – those on the roadside and grass ...

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Bridge at Oughtibridge re-opened

Monday 8 December 2014 The historic Oughtibridge bridge has now fully re-opened after undergoing strengthening and upgrade works by the Streets Ahead team. Since April 2014, the Victorian bridge which is over the River Don at Oughtibridge, has seen over 18 tonnes of steel reinforcement go into strengthening it, whilst still retaining some of its original features. Cllr Jayne Dunn, ...

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Streets Ahead are super heroes

Streets Ahead team raising money for Children in need

Streets Ahead employees have been generously giving to BBC’s Children in Need appeal by coming to work in fancy dress and indulging in cake. All employees were encouraged at the Sheffield depot to dress as a super hero or in their onesies on Friday 14th November to raise funds for the annual fundraising event. A bake sale was also organised, ...

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Meet a Gritter and get ready for Winter

Winter roadshows will be taking place at a number of locations across the city so that Streets Ahead can let residents and businesses know more about the city’s winter service. The Streets Ahead team will be bringing their roadshow bus, as well as a gritter to two locations in Sheffield. The events will inform the public of how Streets Ahead ...

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Sheffield school children ‘Adopt a Gritter’

Streets Ahead Name the Gritter Competiton

Thirteen of Sheffield’s fleet of gritters now have their very own personality, thanks to creative school children across the city who have named the vehicles. The Streets Ahead team who grit the roads when winter descends, challenged pupils from 13 different schools across the city to come up with a suitable wintry name for each of the gritting vehicles. Gretta ...

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