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Fir Vale pupils tidy up their community

Fir Vale School pupils after completing their community litter pick

29 April 2015 Young people from Fir Vale School last week teamed up with Streets Ahead to hold a week-long litter awareness event. The Streets Ahead team collects over 500 tonnes of litter each month from the streets of Sheffield, but in a bid to teach young people about the effects of litter on the environment and the community, pupils ...

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Sheffield Ramblers and Streets Ahead ‘fixit’ for Wybourn

Thursday 9 April 2015 Pavements in the Wybourn area of the city have benefited from a tidy-up, thanks to a litter pick carried out by the Sheffield Ramblers Group and Streets Ahead. The Streets Ahead team collects around 500 tonnes of litter each month. This is part of Stainless Sheffield – a litter campaign launched last year with the aim ...

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Tinsley Canal Bridge to undergo strengthening works

Wednesday 15 April 2015 On Monday 20th April the Streets Ahead team are set to begin a 20-week strengthening project on the bridge over the Tinsley canal near Meadowhall. The bridge forms a link between the Meadowhall area and the M1 motorway. During the works the bridge will remain open in both directions, with outbound lane closures and lane narrowing ...

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Streets Ahead Gritter named after charity

Archie the Gritter

Friday 20 February 2015 A Streets Ahead gritter has been given the name Archie in recognition of a local charity. Streets Ahead employees decided to name one of its gritters after Cathedral Archer Project, a Sheffield charity helping the city’s homeless. The team supported the Cathedral Archer project throughout 2014 in a number of ways, including donating sleeping bags and ...

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Streets Ahead are coming to town

Wednesday 4 February 2015 Streets Ahead will begin upgrade work in a number of areas across Sheffield this year, including parts of the city centre in coming weeks. Roads, pavements and streetlights in the centre, including Pinstone Street, Leopold Street and High Street, are set to be upgraded from February and work is expected to be completed by the end ...

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Streets Ahead help clean up community

Streets Ahead help clean up community

Tuesday 27 January 2015 A busy area of Stradbroke in Sheffield has undergone a clean-up, thanks to a litter pick organised by the Streets Ahead team and the local community. An army of volunteers, which included pupils from Outwood Academy and staff from The Link and Sheffield Homes, rolled up their sleeves and collected six bags of rubbish from Stradbroke ...

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Stocksbridge gets ready for a Streets Ahead transformation

Tuesday 27 January 2015 Stocksbridge is soon to see a transformation as Streets Ahead announce that upgrade works will begin in March. The long awaited works will include road and pavement resurfacing, installation of new energy efficient LED street lights, upgrading the drains and the replacement of some highway trees. Work will begin in the west of Stocksbridge and will ...

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Sheffield’s tree planting season well underway

Wednesday 17 December 2014 More trees will be planted across the city over the coming months as part of the Streets Ahead project. Between November and April the Streets Ahead team are planting over 700 new trees, adding to the 2 million trees already in Sheffield. The new trees will replace highway trees – those on the roadside and grass ...

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Bridge at Oughtibridge re-opened

Monday 8 December 2014 The historic Oughtibridge bridge has now fully re-opened after undergoing strengthening and upgrade works by the Streets Ahead team. Since April 2014, the Victorian bridge which is over the River Don at Oughtibridge, has seen over 18 tonnes of steel reinforcement go into strengthening it, whilst still retaining some of its original features. Cllr Jayne Dunn, ...

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Fly-tipping hot spots clean up their act

Wednesday 3 December 2014 Fly-tipping has reduced by a third on council estates in the East of Sheffield following an educational campaign about waste disposal. The Council’s Housing and Neighbourhood Service launched the scheme to try and clean up fly-tipping hot spots. Using the Keep Britain Tidy, Love Where You Live Campaign, the Estate Services Team targeted estates including Margate, ...

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Streets Ahead are super heroes

Streets Ahead team raising money for Children in need

Streets Ahead employees have been generously giving to BBC’s Children in Need appeal by coming to work in fancy dress and indulging in cake. All employees were encouraged at the Sheffield depot to dress as a super hero or in their onesies on Friday 14th November to raise funds for the annual fundraising event. A bake sale was also organised, ...

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Meet a Gritter and get ready for Winter

Winter roadshows will be taking place at a number of locations across the city so that Streets Ahead can let residents and businesses know more about the city’s winter service. The Streets Ahead team will be bringing their roadshow bus, as well as a gritter to two locations in Sheffield. The events will inform the public of how Streets Ahead ...

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Sheffield school children ‘Adopt a Gritter’

Streets Ahead Name the Gritter Competiton

Thirteen of Sheffield’s fleet of gritters now have their very own personality, thanks to creative school children across the city who have named the vehicles. The Streets Ahead team who grit the roads when winter descends, challenged pupils from 13 different schools across the city to come up with a suitable wintry name for each of the gritting vehicles. Gretta ...

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Improvement in condition of Sheffield’s roads

Streets Ahead resufacing on Woodcliffe Road

Sheffield’s roads are in much better condition than this time last year, a survey carried out by the National Highways and Transport (NHT) Network has revealed. The NHT’s Public Satisfaction Survey, which has independently questioned over 420,000 members of the public across the country about the highways and transport services in their area, found there has been remarkable 10 per ...

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Streets Ahead project welcomes 12 new apprentices

Streets Ahead project welcomes 12 new apprentices

Twelve Sheffield young people have taken the next step towards their long term career by becoming the latest apprentices helping to make the Streets Ahead project a success. The group, aged between 16 and 24, fought off stiff competition to secure training contracts with Sheffield City Council’s Streets Ahead Contractor Amey. Working in a variety of areas, including business administration, ...

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