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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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Streets Ahead team help keep Food Festival litter free

27 May 2016 As the city prepares to host this weekend’s food festival, Streets Ahead is preparing to keep Sheffield litter free and looking its best before food-lovers descend. Sheffield Food Festival showcases the quality and diversity of food and drink produced in the region and will take place this bank holiday weekend (Saturday 28 – Monday 30 May) at ...

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KAPOW! Holy batboxes, Sheffield!

Bat boxes installed in locations across the city

26 May 2016 The Streets Ahead ecology team are installing around 100 bat boxes across the city, after partnering with Reclaim Sheffield to produce the boxes made out of recycled pallets. Reclaim Sheffield is a charity that recycles waste to give it a new lease of life, whilst providing work and support for adults with learning difficulties. Using pallets from ...

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Streets Ahead ramp up bridge works next month

25 May 2016 Four of the city’s bridges are to undergo restoration and strengthening works starting in June as part of the Streets Ahead programme. Much-needed strengthening works will begin on Leppings Lane bridge in Hillsborough, on the North and South bridges at Kelham Island and on Weedon bridge at Carbrook. The Streets Ahead team will begin working on the ...

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Streets Ahead tree replacement programme resumes

Streets Ahead Tree Replacement Programme

16 May 2016 Sheffield’s street tree replacement programme is set to resume following the High Court’s decision which was received two weeks ago. The High Court found in favour of the Council on all points, reinforcing the Council’s legal duty to keep the highway in good repair. The programme is set to restart ensuring that Sheffield has street trees that ...

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Fly-tipping – know the facts

11 May 2016 The Clean Sheffield campaign is calling on residents to understand what is fly-tipping and work together with the Council to help keep the city clean. The Council works hard to keep the city clean, with staff sweeping the streets, working in the City’s parks and across the Council’s housing estates. Despite these efforts, each year the Council ...

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Dore residents help keep community clean

David and Elaine Nicholls collecting litter

29 April 2016 The Doreways community group in Dore has been out in force organising and taking part in the first community litter pick of 2016. Many volunteers turned out to collect litter from a number of streets in the area. The group, supported by the Streets Ahead team who supplied litter pickers, collected more than 20 bags of litter ...

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The gift that grows tree planting in Sheffield

The Gift that Grows tree planting

11 April 2016 The Gift that Grows project run by the South Yorkshire Forest Partnership (SYFP) has had a bumper month of tree planting in March with local residents, businesses and community groups all coming together to plant over 100 trees and add to Sheffield’s credentials for being the greenest city in Britain. The Gift that Grows scheme, which began ...

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Phil the bin run Yorkshire Half Marathon

Phil the Bin getting ready for the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon

7 April 2016 Running over 13 miles is a challenge enough for most, but a member of the Streets Ahead team will be running this weekend’s Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon dressed as the Clean Sheffield anti-litter mascot, Phil the Bin. Ken Rowe, 63, a Highways Supervisor for Streets Ahead, has run every single marathon and half marathon in the city ...

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Streets Ahead recognised at Several Engineering Awards for bridge works

1 April 2016 The Streets Ahead team has been recognised at a string of awards ceremonies for the bridge strengthening works that have been carried out on two Sheffield bridges over the past year. The structures team was awarded two commendations in this year’s Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) Yorkshire and Humber Awards – the first in the Smeaton Award ...

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Western Bank Bridge to benefit from strengthening works

23 March 2016 Western Bank Bridge a major road into Sheffield city centre which cuts through the University of Sheffield campus and forms a pedestrian concourse link, is to undergo a six-month strengthening project through the Streets Ahead project. Work will begin on Tuesday 29th March and lane closures will be in place during the night for the first two ...

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Tree Injunction lifted

23 March 2016 Simon Green, Executive Director for Place from Sheffield City Council, said: “We are delighted that the court has agreed with the council’s case to have the tree injunction lifted. However, we have been clear throughout that we want to make sure that our work with communities on this issue is right, so we will not resume the ...

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National Apprentiship Week 2016

Some of the new apprentices, (from L to R) Leigh Anne Hayes, Cllr Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, James Taylor and Lianne Gale.

16 March 2016 Apprentices working with Streets Ahead have been sharing their experiences this week in recognition of National Apprenticeship Week 2016, showing that you don’t need to be a school leaver to take a new career path. National Apprenticeship Week celebrates apprenticeships and traineeships and the positive impact that they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. Street ...

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Interactive map shows Streets Ahead tree planting

Streets Ahead Street Tree Map

03 March 2016 Over 3,000 street trees have been planted across Sheffield since August 2012 as part of the Streets Ahead project. This is on top of the 50,000 trees that have also been planted by the Council in parks and woodlands. To help residents to pinpoint the location of the new trees and find out more about the species ...

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