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Streets Ahead – Tell us what you think

19th July 2016 The Streets Ahead team is asking residents and businesses to tell them what they think about the works that have been carried out across the city. People are being urged to complete a short online questionnaire, which has been launched today, asking them about many different aspects of the upgrade works, including road and pavement resurfacing and ...

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Tree injunction decision

Tree Planting on Edmund Road

17 June 2016 Cllr Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “We are pleased that once again the Council’s actions in relation to street trees have been supported by the Court and the claimants appeal and this new attempt, via an injunction, to stop the Streets Ahead works have both been rejected. “We have said before and reiterate that ...

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Retention of 12 trees to be explored

16 June 2016 The Streets Ahead team is set to carry out further work to establish if 12 street trees can be retained. Following advice received from the Independent Tree Panel, in the coming weeks the team will carefully hand dig around 12 trees to expose the root system. The works will be carried out by Streets Ahead tree specialist ...

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Sheffield Parkway set to be resurfaced

15th June 2016 As Streets Ahead continues to resurface the city’s roads, Sheffield Parkway is the next major road set to benefit from a smoother surface. Resurfacing work will begin on Monday 20 June and will take approximately seven weeks to complete. The work will be carried out during the night (between the hours of 9pm and 6am) in order ...

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Streets Ahead team help keep Food Festival litter free

27 May 2016 As the city prepares to host this weekend’s food festival, Streets Ahead is preparing to keep Sheffield litter free and looking its best before food-lovers descend. Sheffield Food Festival showcases the quality and diversity of food and drink produced in the region and will take place this bank holiday weekend (Saturday 28 – Monday 30 May) at ...

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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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Fly-tipping – know the facts

11 May 2016 The Clean Sheffield campaign is calling on residents to understand what is fly-tipping and work together with the Council to help keep the city clean. The Council works hard to keep the city clean, with staff sweeping the streets, working in the City’s parks and across the Council’s housing estates. Despite these efforts, each year the Council ...

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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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The gift that grows tree planting in Sheffield

The Gift that Grows tree planting

11 April 2016 The Gift that Grows project run by the South Yorkshire Forest Partnership (SYFP) has had a bumper month of tree planting in March with local residents, businesses and community groups all coming together to plant over 100 trees and add to Sheffield’s credentials for being the greenest city in Britain. The Gift that Grows scheme, which began ...

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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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Streets Ahead recognised at Several Engineering Awards for bridge works

1 April 2016 The Streets Ahead team has been recognised at a string of awards ceremonies for the bridge strengthening works that have been carried out on two Sheffield bridges over the past year. The structures team was awarded two commendations in this year’s Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) Yorkshire and Humber Awards – the first in the Smeaton Award ...

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The Outdoor City secures over £100,000 for major run route project

Image: Runner takes in the dizzy heights of Sheffield; The Outdoor City by Duncan Philpott

Sheffield is to benefit from one of the largest installations of running routes in England thanks to a new city-wide partnership which has secured over £100,000 of funding from England Athletics. The first phase of this trailblazing project will be completed next month (April), with eleven new run routes (ranging from 1km to 10km in length – a total of ...

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