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Streets Ahead ensures street tree species diversity for years to come


 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 65,000 ...

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Streets Ahead supports wildlife around Kelham island


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


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


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


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

Road Improvements

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

Handsworth's veteran mulberry tree

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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Street Ahead welcome two new electric vehicles

Two electric vehicles, new additions to the Streets Ahead fleet

6 January 2017 Two new electric vehicles have been added to the Streets Ahead fleet to support Sheffield City Council’s aim of reducing carbon emissions. The vans – which will be powered by electric charging points at the Streets Ahead Depot – will be used to transport technicians across the city when carrying out their site checks. They will be ...

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Rustlings Road Trees

25 November 2016 Councillor Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for Environment at Sheffield City Council, said: “We would like to offer an apology to the people of Sheffield who were affected by the way in which we took the trees down on Thursday of last week, and particularly those living on Rustlings Road, who will also receive an apology in the ...

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Streets Ahead – Tell us what you think

19th July 2016 The Streets Ahead team is asking residents and businesses to tell them what they think about the works that have been carried out across the city. People are being urged to complete a short online questionnaire, which has been launched today, asking them about many different aspects of the upgrade works, including road and pavement resurfacing and ...

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Tree injunction decision

Tree Planting on Edmund Road

17 June 2016 Cllr Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “We are pleased that once again the Council’s actions in relation to street trees have been supported by the Court and the claimants appeal and this new attempt, via an injunction, to stop the Streets Ahead works have both been rejected. “We have said before and reiterate that ...

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Retention of 12 trees to be explored

16 June 2016 The Streets Ahead team is set to carry out further work to establish if 12 street trees can be retained. Following advice received from the Independent Tree Panel, in the coming weeks the team will carefully hand dig around 12 trees to expose the root system. The works will be carried out by Streets Ahead tree specialist ...

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Sheffield Parkway set to be resurfaced

15th June 2016 As Streets Ahead continues to resurface the city’s roads, Sheffield Parkway is the next major road set to benefit from a smoother surface. Resurfacing work will begin on Monday 20 June and will take approximately seven weeks to complete. The work will be carried out during the night (between the hours of 9pm and 6am) in order ...

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Streets Ahead team volunteer to help turn around rundown garden

The Streets Ahead team get stuck in and help to transform Steel Inn gardens

1 June 2016 Between 1 and 12 June 2016, Volunteers’ Week celebrates the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. This is also true of Amey, who carry out works under the Streets Ahead contract on behalf Sheffield City Council. They encourage their employees to give back to the communities they’re working in all year round. Every single ...

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