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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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England’s Chief Social Worker leads Sheffield launch

South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership launch

Wednesday 9 December 2015   England’s first chief social worker for adults last night led a launch of the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership in Sheffield. Lyn Romeo is charged with championing social care services nationally for users and professionals. Last night she was the guest of honour at a launch of plans to retain the best of the best in ...

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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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Sheffield office space take up soars

electric works exterior

04 August 2015 Sheffield City Council’s Inward Investment Team announce a city-wide upsurge in office activity. The team cite Sheffield’s business friendly reputation, quality building stock, skilled work force, transport links and lifestyle offering as driving demand for office space across the city. Office take-up in Sheffield has risen by over 100 per cent on the same period last year ...

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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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Toddla T in Sheffield – Lost and Found

12 June 2015 We’re loving this new short film from Sheffield’s own DJ and music producer Toddla T. Featuring well-known landmarks including Forgemasters, the Peak District, Park Hill and the Henderson’s Relish factory, it’s one to watch this weekend. Thanks to Toddla T for allowing us to share this on our Newsroom site.

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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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New scheme to boost local projects

Wednesday 8 April 2015 A new national scheme is set to be adopted in Sheffield to attract developers’ contributions for citywide and local infrastructure projects. The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new scheme to secure these contributions towards infrastructure provision through the planning system. This will largely replace the individually negotiated planning arrangements known as Section 106 agreements. Simon ...

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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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Big Switch a springboard to successful savings

Friday 16 January 2015 Sheffield City Council is helping to throw a financial lifeline to families and individuals struggling with rising living costs as it launches the popular Big Sheffield Spring Switch deal. The council is asking residents throughout the region to sign up, switch and save with the free-to-join ‘Big Sheffield Spring Switch,’ which aims to help homeowners and ...

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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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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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