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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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Future is bright for one Sheffield Lane

Rob Allen, Steve Robinson and Cllr Terry Fox next to a new LED streetlight

19 October 2015 Students and residents in Birley are benefiting from the installation of 16 extra streetlights next to Birley Community College, thanks to the Streets Ahead project. The lane, which runs alongside Birley Community College, has never had street lights before, however there were concerns that students would have to walk along the unlit road alone in the dark. ...

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Winter review details to be confirmed

7 October 2015 Additions to this year’s winter maintenance service which is delivered by the Streets Ahead team are set to be given the go ahead by the Council’s Highways Cabinet Committee on the 8th October. The Committee are expected to ratify the decision that was taken in 2014 to reinstate the previously removed gritting routes, plus accept the decision ...

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Wild makeover for rundown part of City

Walking group and wildlife trust planting the wildflower seeds

5 October 2015 A grassy area of an urban part of Sheffield will benefit from a colourful transformation as it is turned into a wildflower site, thanks to a generous seed donation from the Grow Wild Project, which is supported by the Big Lottery Fund and led by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Streets Ahead, who maintain the grass verges across ...

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Streets Ahead raise a mug for charity

25 September2015 As the Great British Bake Off enters the semi-finals next week the Streets Ahead team were practicing their baking skills for a very good cause, when employees took part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. There was no shortage of cake and other sweet treats, thanks to the team who donated homemade buns and cakes for the fundraising ...

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Residents called on to ‘Pick their Patch’

21 September 2015 The Clean Sheffield campaign is calling on all residents and businesses to help them ‘pick their patch’ on Saturday 3rd October. The aim of the event is for residents to come out onto their street and in our parks in the 3rd October and using a disposable bag and reusable glove to pick the litter they see. ...

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Traffic signal upgrade at Hunters Bar

9 September 2015 Pedestrian crossings in a busy part of the city are set to benefit from upgrade works starting on Monday 14th September. The existing crossings at Hunters Bar roundabout on Ecclesall Road will become more pedestrian friendly when works are completed over the next 12 weeks. The majority of the works will be carried out on the pavements ...

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