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The world beneath our feet: Sheffield subway re-opens after refurb

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24 April 2018 Subways in many parts of Sheffield are getting a whole new look thanks to the Council’s Streets Ahead programme. The subways benefitting from the work include the one that runs under Arundel Gate, at its junction with Norfolk Street, which reopened to pedestrians on April 9, after being strengthened and refurbished. The subway, which is located beneath ...

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Historic bridge gets Streets Ahead makeover

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29 March 2018 A Sheffield bridge with a history dating back to the 17th century has been strengthened, repaired and restored to make it fit for a modern day city. Newhall Road bridge over the River Don is one of 240 road bridges and culverts in Sheffield to be given a new lease of life thanks to investment linked to ...

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Council releases more of highways contract

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As previously promised and following detailed review, more of the Streets Ahead contract will be released today. Since 2012, the Council has worked with Amey to release contract sections which are not bound by confidentiality as commercially sensitive, and these have long been available for viewing on the Council’s website. In 2017, a review was undertaken and now sections previously ...

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Council services during winter weather

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2 March 2018   For a third day Sheffielders are battling with extreme weather and council services are working around the clock with partners to help keep Sheffield moving and working. Streets Ahead – the highway contract run by Amey on behalf of Sheffield City Council is working to reduce the risk of snow and ice forming on the highway. ...

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Statement from Sheffield City Council – Tree Replacement Works

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23 February 2018 Statement from Sheffield City Council “We welcome todays statement by South Yorkshire Police’s Assistant Chief Constable, Dave Hartley, with regards to police support around our legitimate tree replacement works on the highway. “Whilst we respect the right to campaign and protest peacefully, some members of the campaign group are now adopting increasingly violent tactics as well as ...

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Safety work on elm tree to go ahead

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21 February 2018 An elm tree in Nether Edge, which is showing signs of decay, will undergo essential safety work this week. An independent survey conducted on the elm tree on Chelsea Road in 2016 showed evidence of decay and therefore the need for safety work. Whilst this essential work was aborted last week due to protestor action, discussions have ...

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Hydrogen vehicles join Streets Ahead’s growing eco-fleet

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19 February 2018 Streets Ahead is turning to some of the first hydrogen-powered vehicles in the country to help improve its environmental performance on Sheffield roads. Amey, which is steering the city’s 25-year Streets Ahead highways maintenance contract which will see the upgrade of the city roads, pavements, street lighting and bridges on behalf of the council, has two electric ...

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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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