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Streets Ahead apprentices achieve Duke of Edinburgh awards

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6 February 2018 Amey apprentices working on the Sheffield Streets Ahead and Norfolk Street Lighting contracts have received their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards (DofE). The achievements of the eight youngsters highlight how Amey continue to support the skills of young people in its workforce. The group worked towards the awards while completing apprenticeships in highway maintenance, vehicle maintenance, street lighting, customer services, electrical operative and finance. They ...

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New trees take root on Sheffield highways

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10 January 2018 More than 1,200 young trees will take root along Sheffield’s streets this winter as the annual tree planting season continues. Sheffield is one of only a handful of local authorities in the UK who are benefitting from a fully-funded provision to replace street trees on a one for one basis. This is the sixth successive season of ...

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Phil gets stuck-in in Lowedges

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23 November 2017 Cleaner Sheffield mascot Phil the Bin joined litter pickers in Lowedges to give them a boost. Phil lent a hand to more than 100 children, parents and teachers from Lowedges Junior Academy for a clean up to mark UK Parliament Week (13 – 19 November 2017). Staff from Sheffield’s Streets Ahead contractor Amey supplied refuse sacks and ...

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Designs by Sheffield students unveiled on city’s gritters

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15 November 2017 Creative designs by three students from Sheffield were unveiled on the Streets Ahead gritters today by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy. Just in time for the winter season, the three designs, which include a snowy scene of Sheffield, will be seen on the vehicles as they travel on the city’s roads this winter. As part of ...

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Streets Ahead prepares Sheffield for Winter

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9 November 2017 The Streets Ahead gritters are ‘winter ready’ in preparation for the risk of snow and ice in coming months. With winter on the horizon, our fleet of gritters are now on standby, 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week, until next May and are ready to keep the city moving during periods of ice and snow. Sent out when ...

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Satisfaction with condition of city’s road surfaces doubles

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6 November 2017 People in Sheffield are happier with the city’s roads and transport than they have been for a decade, a leading national survey suggests. Of 112 UK local authorities participating in the annual National Highways & Transport Survey (NHT) Public Satisfaction Survey, Sheffield has made the biggest overall improvement in satisfaction levels over 10 years and thanks to ...

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Council responds to further questions on its street tree replacement programme

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5 October 2017 Five years on from the start of the Streets Ahead contract and questions around the street tree replacement programme continue to circulate. In recent years, several misconceptions about the programme have distorted some of the truths, with the long-term benefits becoming increasingly misunderstood. Following a second successful high court ruling and through this third myth-busting article, we ...

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Sheffield students get creative to spruce up Streets Ahead gritters

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29 September 2017 School children and college students in Sheffield will be in with the chance of having their very own designs emblazoned on four of Sheffield’s snow gritters this winter. As part of a competition by Streets Ahead, children and college students across Sheffield have been invited to showcase their artistic talents by creating designs for four of the ...

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Charity tractor up and running again thanks to Streets Ahead

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25 July 2017 Heeley City Farm now has a fully renovated tractor thanks to a dedicated team of Streets Ahead mechanics. After breaking down a couple of years ago, the charity has been unable to carry out daily activities using the tractor, such as moving manure. Instead, these tasks have had to be carried out manually, requiring increased staff time ...

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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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