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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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National survey shows public satisfaction in Streets Ahead works

Newly resurfaced Wheatley Grove in Handsworth

14 December 2015 There has been a 30% increase in satisfaction levels with how the city’s roads are maintained according to the National Highways and Transport Network (NHT). The NHT surveyed over 3000 Sheffield households from across the city and found that since the start of the Streets Ahead project in August 2012, year on year the public’s satisfaction with ...

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Free snow shovels available

9th December 2015 There may be more need for umbrellas than snow boots this week but Sheffield City Council is encouraging everyone to be winter ready by giving out free snow shovels. 50 free snow shovels are available for members of the public to collect from the Town Hall. The aim of the scheme is to encourage even more residents ...

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Streets Ahead thrill seekers raise funds for good cause

Streets Ahead Team member preparing to abseil for Bluebell Wood

2 December 2015 Seven members of the Streets Ahead team have bravely abseiled 90ft down Millers Dale Bridge in the Peak District in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. The team, who raised over £700, began their adventure at the disused Millers Station in the Peak District before they made their way along the old railway track to the bridge. ...

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Regather, Streets Ahead and the Friends of club garden put down new roots

2nd December 2015 The Streets Ahead team have been working with Sheffield’s Regather Charity to help residents of Lansdowne and Club Garden Road make a deep-rooted change to their local area. With the help of a grant from the Tree Council, Regather, the Streets Ahead team and local residents will be working together to plant eight fruit trees, including apple ...

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School eco team take first place in litter poetry competition

Children from Waterthorpe Nursery and Infants school with the winning poem

27 November 2015 A group of talented six year olds from Waterthorpe Nursery and Infant School have won first prize in a Streets Ahead poetry competition for their rhyme about litter. Schools across the city were set the challenge of coming up with a poem based around the theme of litter in Sheffield. The competition, which was launched in the ...

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Freezing temperatures forecast this weekend

Gritters ready for the wintry weather

20 November 2015 Temperatures are expected to plummet this weekend across Sheffield as the city receives the first wave of freezing winter temperatures. The Streets Ahead team is ready and on standby with their fleet of 19 gritters to respond to whatever the weather might bring. Although, at the moment, snow is forecast it is anticipated that this will be ...

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Stormy weather this weekend

13 November 2015 Stormy and wet weather is forecast for the Sheffield area this weekend. People are advised to follow the forecasts and guidance issued by the Met Office and the Environment Agency. This includes taking extra care when out and about, particularly on roads which may be subject to flooding. In preparation the Streets Ahead team has checked that ...

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Council to save millions through Streets Ahead refinancing

9 November 2015 The Council is proposing to make savings to the Streets Ahead contract by re-negotiating the funding arrangement. The Council is seeking to take advantage of lower interest rates being offered in the financial markets as part of the Council’s drive to reduce costs that don’t impact directly on public finances. These proposals are being discussed by Cabinet ...

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Independent tree panel established

4 November 2015 An independent panel is to be set up in Sheffield to look at the issue of highway trees across the city. Sheffield City Council has taken steps to set up the panel following concerns around the future of a number of trees in the city. The panel, which will be chaired by Andy Buck, will consist of ...

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Streets Ahead prepared for winter, are you?

2 November 2015 Winter roadshows will be taking place at a number of locations across the city so that the Streets Ahead team can advise residents and businesses on how to prepare for wintry weather. The team will be bringing their roadshow bus, as well as a gritter, to two locations in Sheffield. The events will offer the public information ...

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Streets Ahead celebrate 100th project with Henry Boot

23 October 2015 The Streets Ahead project and contractor Henry Boot Construction are celebrating completing over 100 projects together as part of the project which is upgrading Sheffield’s roads, pavements, streetscene and street lights. When the Streets Ahead project started in August 2012, Streets Ahead and Henry Boot Construction worked together in the redevelopment of a testing laboratory and offices ...

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