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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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Walkley Lane – Bridge Improvements Update

Essential repair works to strengthen and restore the Walkley Lane Bridge, which crosses the River Loxley at Hillsborough, are to be extended by one month. The works, which included repairing corrosion between the main support beams and the panels that support the road surface, started on the cast iron bridge back in July. While these initial repairs were being carried ...

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Streets Ahead team ready for the Winter Season

As the weather turns colder this week the Streets Ahead teams’ thoughts turn to the start of the Winter Maintenance season, which begins on the 1st October.   The teams are ready and on hand to handle whatever the weather has to throw at them. To help them do this they have: 19 gritters 19 snow ploughs 15 tractor ploughs ...

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Changes Proposed to Winter Maintenance Service

Plans to make changes to the Winter Maintenance Service that is provided by the Streets Ahead team are set to be given the go ahead by the Council’s Highways Cabinet Committee on Friday 29 August. Since the beginning of July the Council have been consulting with the public about its proposals to: Reduce thePriority 2 precautionary gritting routes Review the ...

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Barbecue bins installed on Devonshire Green

The Streets Ahead team is helping residents ‘Keep Sheffield Stainless’ by installing barbecue bins in public spaces, including Devonshire Green, this summer.   Phil the Bin, the city’s anti-littering mascot, paid a visit to the Green to urge picnickers to look out for the shiny steel bins and use them to dispose of their barbecues and hot coals safely.

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Perfect, if unusual, spot for a pedestrian crossing

Children and teenagers at a Sheffield school for those with learning difficulties have been given a green light to gain the skills and confidence they need to cross roads safely and enjoy more independent lives. Seven Hills, a special school for those with complex needs, has been given a set of pedestrian crossings thanks to Amey and Imtech, two companies ...

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£20 million power supply investment

Work is set to begin on part of a £20 million scheme that will improve the power supply to the Norton Lees area of Sheffield. Contractors for Northern Power Grid will begin work tomorrow (27 June) by digging a 130 metre trench in the road to install 33kv electric cables along Mansfield Road. They will also be working on Manor ...

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Have your say on the future of the Winter Maintenance Service

Residents, businesses and community groups are being encouraged to attend a drop-in session at the Town Hall to give their views about the future of the Winter Maintenance Service. The drop in sessions will be held on Wednesday 18th June from 6pm to 8pm and Thursday 19th June from 9am to 12 noon. These sessions are an opportunity for the ...

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New Mascot Launched to Promote anti-littering campaign

Children visiting Sheffield city centre on Saturday will be the first people to get to meet new anti-littering mascot, Phil the Bin. The larger than life, friendly character will be making his debut appearance in Tudor Square with the Streets Ahead roadshow bus as part of the Children’s festival. Phil the Bin is part of the Sheffield Stainless campaign, which ...

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Streets Ahead Team Launches Community Partnership Fund

Community groups, charities and voluntary organisations across Sheffield are being invited to apply for a share of the Streets Ahead Community Partnership Fund. The Streets Ahead project, which is delivered by Amey, aims to bring up to standard the city’s roads, pavements and streetscene. Five successful groups from across the city will be offered up to £1,000 towards projects aimed ...

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Sheffield student wins anti-litter design competition

A Sheffield student has been announced as the winner of a competition to redesign the signs welcoming people to the city. Kane Green, who is studying at Sheffield City College, impressed judges of the ‘Love Where You Live’ Campaign Signage Competition organised by the Streets Ahead project. His design including the slogan, ‘Stainless Sheffield – Keep it Clean’, will now ...

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Weather damage – update in the highways

The Streets Ahead team worked throughout the night to clean-up damage from the high winds that battered the city. The clean-up is ongoing and extra teams are being brought in to complete the clean up operations as quickly as possible. So far we have had reports of: More than 40 trees blown down with a very large number of reports ...

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