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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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Wildflowers brighten up overgrown roundabout

Examplae of wildflower planting

26 August 2015 An area of Sheffield is set to bloom into a colourful wildflower site thanks to a new partnership arrangement in the city. Streets Ahead, who maintain the grass verges across the city is working with Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust and the University of Sheffield as part of a Living Highways project to turn an area of ...

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Streets Ahead celebrate three years of making Sheffield better

Road resurfacing taking place on Fulwood Road

19th August 2015 Sheffield has seen upgrades to miles of its roads and pavements over the last three years, thanks to the Streets Ahead project. In the first three years of the project, Streets Ahead has resurfaced over 350 miles of road and over 600 miles of pavement – more than enough to stretch from Sheffield to Madrid – and ...

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Streets Ahead have it in the bag

Streets Ahead 'bag it up' week

23 July 2015 Staff on the Streets Ahead project said goodbye to their unwanted items and donated 21 bags filled with clothes, shoes, games and books to a local charity. The team held a ‘bag it up’ week for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, their chosen charity for 2015. Between them, employees collected 21 bags, raising an estimated £315 for the ...

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Streets Ahead gritter driver tackles 160 mile run for charity

Stephen at the Finish Line

13th July 2015 A Streets Ahead gritter driver tackled a 160 mile run from Wales to Sheffield recently to raise over £1500 for charity. Stephen Crownshaw and his father Les took on the challenge for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Streets Ahead’s charity of the year, running from the highest point in Wales to Wales in South Yorkshire. Stephen managed to ...

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Tree lovers invited to Sheffield’s first Highway Tree Forum

13th July 2015 Anyone who cares about the trees on Sheffield’s streets can come along to a new group set up by Sheffield city council. The first Highway Tree Advisory Forum meeting will be held at the town hall on Thursday 23rd July, 5pm to 7pm. The forum has been set up to give people an opportunity to hear from ...

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Streets Ahead team retrieves sentimental ring

15 June 2015 Streets Ahead drain cleaners came to the rescue of 22-year-old Coralie Smart when she lost the ring her mother gave her for her 18th birthday down one of Sheffield’s drains. Coralie, a student in the city, thought that she’d never see her ring again but on the off chance called the Streets Ahead team to see if ...

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