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Council confirms legal position on street tree replacement programme

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18 July 2017 Sheffield City Council is seeking injunctions in the High Court on July 26-28 against a small number of trespassers who are repeatedly and deliberately preventing the replacement of street trees as part of the city’s highway improvement programme. Court action is a last resort for the council following months of pointing out to the individuals involved the critical ...

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Streets Ahead in partnership with Age UK Sheffield

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17 July 2017 Streets Ahead has announced Age UK Sheffield as their new Charity of the Year, helping to support the charity’s important work with older people across the city. Streets Ahead staff, who are Amey employees, are entitled to take one paid day every year to work on a project in the local community. This year Age UK Sheffield has ...

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Independent Tree Panel work complete

10 July 2017 Following the completion of all their work, Sheffield City Council has issued a letter of thanks to the Independent Tree Panel for providing advice to the Council on streets where trees are due to be replaced as part of the Streets Ahead programme. The Independent Tree Panel, chaired by Andy Buck, was set up to give advice ...

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Dangerous drivers putting Sheffield road workers at risk

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6 July 2017 Streets Ahead has joined forces with South Yorkshire Police to urge drivers across Sheffield to slow down around roadwork sites. The plea follows a number of incidents across the city which have seen road workers put at risk by people speeding through work sites and in some cases deliberately driving through road closures. Recording and addressing these ...

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Damaged footbridge reopened thanks to Streets Ahead

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6 July 2017 The footbridge over Sheaf Street which was damaged by a lorry striking it in May 2017 has been repaired and is now fully open thanks to the Streets Ahead Structural Engineers. A lorry mounted crane struck the footbridge with considerable force resulting in the bridge deck being badly damaged and leaving it an unsafe condition. The bridge ...

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Our plans for street tree replacement on Rivelin Valley Road

Tree works are commencing on Rivelin Valley Road as part of the Streets Ahead street tree replacement programme. Of the 528 trees on Rivelin Valley Road only 23 are set to be replaced as part of the programme- around 4% of the total number of trees on the road. Our household surveys told us that of the 54 households surveyed, ...

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Streets Ahead ensures street tree species diversity for years to come

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 3 July 2017 Sheffield streets are home to an increasingly varied street tree stock thanks to the Streets Ahead contract. As part of the 25 year highway maintenance contract around 6,000 of Sheffield’s 36,000 street trees are set to be replaced by the end of 2017, with 600 additional trees being planted before the end of the programme. Over 70,000 ...

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Streets Ahead supports wildlife around Kelham island

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11th April 2017 Working with the River Stewardship Company and Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust in February, Streets Ahead has installed 16 bird and bat boxes at Kelham Island to encourage animals to inhabit the area. The boxes were made and donated by talented Streets Ahead staff members. Dave Buttle, a Kelham Island resident, said: “It is great that bat and ...

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Council busts further myths on its street tree replacement programme

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10th April 2017 The Streets Ahead programme is all about improving the city’s road infrastructure and also represents the largest investment ever seen in Sheffield’s roads, pavements, street lights and street trees. The investment will allow us to ensure we have street trees to be proud of across the city for the next generation and beyond. During the first five years ...

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Historic gas lamps set to shine again thanks to Streets Ahead

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27th March 2017 Sheffield will see all of its remaining 25 original gas street lamps brought back to their former glory and in light again as part of the Streets Ahead programme. The JE Webb Sewer Gas Destructor Lamps are cast iron street lights, erected between 1914 and 1935, and can be seen at various locations across the city. Over ...

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Council releases summary of household survey data on street tree proposals

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24 March 2017 At the beginning of 2017, Sheffield City Council made a series of commitments to the people of Sheffield, including a promise to be more open and transparent when it comes to its street tree replacement programme. As part of this commitment, the Council is now releasing a summary of the household survey results that show only a small ...

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Interns gain valuable work experience with Streets Ahead

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Thursday 2  March 2017 Streets Ahead has joined forces with Sheffield College to launch an exciting Supported Internship Programme at its Olive Grove depot in Sheffield. Six young people from Sheffield, who all have learning or physical disabilities, and are aged between 16 and 24, joined the Streets Ahead team in January to gain skills in a variety of areas ...

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Council sets the record straight on street trees myths

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01 February 2017 Streets Ahead is today setting the record straight on a number of myths around its street tree replacement work. Councillor Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for the Environment at Sheffield City Council, said: “There has been a lot of attention on the street trees replacement work in the Streets Ahead contract. We welcome the passion of the people ...

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