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Plans to improve traffic flows on Chesterfield Road

9 September 2015 Plans to improve the flow of bus services into Sheffield city centre from the south of the city are set to take a step closer The Council’s Cabinet is set to give the go-ahead to purchase land for a new section of bus lane on Chesterfield Road at their meeting next Wednesday (16 September). The proposals are ...

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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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Contractor appointed for ‘pioneering’ flood defence scheme

Nursery Street flood defence scheme

3 August 2015 A leading contactor has now been appointed to develop one of the largest flood protection programmes in the UK. Carillion has been named as the contractor chosen to carry out the works to enhance the protection of Sheffield’s Lower Don Valley from major flooding. The scheme, a £19 million flood protection project on the River Don over ...

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Call to residents to help Clean Sheffield

29 July 2015 Across Sheffield approximately 9,250 tonnes of litter is collected from across the city and disposed of each year. That’s why Sheffield City Council has today launched its new Clean Sheffield campaign which calls on all residents, businesses and visitors to the city to work together to keep the city clean. The Council works hard to keep the ...

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Statement: Boost for 8 cities’ bid for share of £20 million plug-in taxi prize

24 July 2015 Following the Government announcement (below) shortlisting Sheffield for a share of the £20 million plug-in taxi prize, Councillor Terry Fox, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport said: “We are very pleased to have reached the shortlist of bidders for this £20 million scheme to improve emission levels from our local black taxi cabs. The Government ...

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Streets Ahead have it in the bag

Streets Ahead 'bag it up' week

23 July 2015 Staff on the Streets Ahead project said goodbye to their unwanted items and donated 21 bags filled with clothes, shoes, games and books to a local charity. The team held a ‘bag it up’ week for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, their chosen charity for 2015. Between them, employees collected 21 bags, raising an estimated £315 for the ...

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Streets Ahead litter team prepare for a busy weekend at Tramlines

21 July 2015 As the city prepares for Tramlines this weekend, the Streets Ahead team are preparing to keep Sheffield clean and tidy throughout the inner-city music festival. Over 100,000 music lovers are expected to descend on the city between Friday and Sunday to enjoy performances from hundreds of bands across more than 16 venues. Over the course of the ...

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Tinsley canal bridge re-opens early

21 July 2015 The bridge over Tinsley canal has fully re-opened to traffic today – six weeks earlier than planned – after undergoing strengthening works by Streets Ahead. Work began on the bridge, near Meadowhall, in April this year and it was anticipated that it would take 20 weeks to complete. Thanks to the hard work of the Streets Ahead ...

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Streets Ahead gritter driver tackles 160 mile run for charity

Stephen at the Finish Line

13th July 2015 A Streets Ahead gritter driver tackled a 160 mile run from Wales to Sheffield recently to raise over £1500 for charity. Stephen Crownshaw and his father Les took on the challenge for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Streets Ahead’s charity of the year, running from the highest point in Wales to Wales in South Yorkshire. Stephen managed to ...

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Tree lovers invited to Sheffield’s first Highway Tree Forum

13th July 2015 Anyone who cares about the trees on Sheffield’s streets can come along to a new group set up by Sheffield city council. The first Highway Tree Advisory Forum meeting will be held at the town hall on Thursday 23rd July, 5pm to 7pm. The forum has been set up to give people an opportunity to hear from ...

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Recycling all around the home – how do you do it?

Cllr Terry Fox recycling household bathroom items

26 June 2015 Plastic bottles, newspapers and glass are frequently recycled by households across Sheffield. But many people have never considered just what else from their home can be recycled. That’s why Veolia and Sheffield City Council are encouraging residents to get “recycling around the home” during National Recycle Week, which runs from Monday 22 to Sunday 28 June. Many ...

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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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