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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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Over one hundred Traffic Signal Junctions benefit from new technology

New innovative pedestrian crossing

17th February 2016 Over 100 traffic signal junctions and pedestrian crossings across the city have benefitted from upgrades and innovative new technology, thanks to the Streets Ahead project. The new traffic signals with pedestrian crossing facilities can now monitor how long it is taking for a pedestrian to cross the road and make sure that the green man displays for ...

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Independent Tree Panel announced

Streets Ahead Tree Replacement Programme

Tuesday 19 January 2016 Details of the Independent Tree Panel, an impartial panel of experts established to give advice following concerns about some highway trees in the city, have been confirmed. The Independent Tree Panel will receive the responses to the consultation and the proposals for each tree on the affected streets, where 50% of the responses raise concerns about ...

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Streets Ahead streetlighting team save elderly man

Streetlighting heroes who saved an elderly man from a fire

15 January 2016 A Streets Ahead streetlighting team has helped save an elderly man after his house set on fire. Adrian Brady, Ian Fletcher, Mick Hague and Paul Knowles work for Sheffield City Council’s contractor Amey, and were on Totley Brook Close when they spotted smoke coming from a nearby house. Ian, from Chapeltown, said: “I was working high on ...

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Looking Streets Ahead to 2016

Newly resurfaced Wheatley Grove in Handsworth

21 December 2015 It’s been another busy year for the Streets Ahead project, upgrading the city’s roads, pavements and streetscene and this will continue in 2016, with work starting in over 20 more zones. In 2016 the team will begin working in more parts of the city centre, as well as on main roads including Sheffield Parkway, Penistone Road and ...

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Streets Ahead team up with Regather charity to create new green space

15 December 2015 Streets Ahead employees used their work community day to help Sheffield’s Regather Charity to clean up a local green space and to plant new trees. The team took a day away from their usual duties to help out with work to improve the grassland area on Club Garden Road, including shrub removal and litter picking. They also ...

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