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Work on Sheffield’s major roads continues

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Some of the city’s busiest roads are benefitting from resurfacing as part of the Streets Ahead programme, which will see a long-term investment in Sheffield’s road network. The Council’s highways contractor, Amey, has started work on the next significant phase of the city-wide resurfacing programme which includes improvements to main roads in the Attercliffe and Tinsley areas as well as ...

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Woman helps to Clean Sheffield ‘one village at a time’

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18 May 2018 A woman from Sheffield is tackling litter head-on by helping to rid communities of rubbish, one village at a time. Geraldine Houlton from Fulwood, who until recently was a full-time carer for her elderly mum, has vowed to support Sheffield City Council’s Clean Sheffield campaign and is now on the lookout for fellow litter heroes to join ...

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New cabinet member listens to views on street tree replacement

Cllr Lewis Dagnall

17 May 2018 The new cabinet member responsible for the environment and street scene portfolio at Sheffield City Council is making the most of his first day in post by meeting with those involved in, and with views on, the Streets Ahead programme. Councillor Lewis Dagnall, whose position on the cabinet was officially confirmed yesterday, will spend today meeting with ...

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Sheffield’s verges are spruced up for spring


8th May 2018 It’s a case of the mow the merrier for Streets Ahead highways contractor Amey as it begins grass cutting on roadside verges across Sheffield. Following a delivery of new equipment, work to keep the verges across the city trim throughout the spring, summer and early autumn has begun. Amey received a delivery of 32 new mowers last ...

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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


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

Town Hall

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

Town Hall snow

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

Town Hall

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


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

Hydrogen vehicle

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

Amey Bronze DofE awards Jan 18

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


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

Lowedges Academy and Phil

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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