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Council services during winter weather

Town Hall snow

1 March 2018 Day 2: Further update on roads, bins, schools and council housing repairs Sheffield is in the grip of a second day of extreme weather, snowfall and low temperatures are expected to continue throughout the day, council services are still working around the clock with partners to help keep Sheffield moving and working. Streets Ahead – the highway ...

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Be prepared for winter


4 December 2017 With winter approaching, we want to make sure that everyone has the information they need to fully prepare for the cold weather ahead. If adverse weather warnings are issued people can find updates to help them plan for getting around the city, school closures, bin collections and looking after vulnerable neighbours and relatives. ROADS For all information relating to ...

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Designs by Sheffield students unveiled on city’s gritters

Gritter design unveil

15 November 2017 Creative designs by three students from Sheffield were unveiled on the Streets Ahead gritters today by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy. Just in time for the winter season, the three designs, which include a snowy scene of Sheffield, will be seen on the vehicles as they travel on the city’s roads this winter. As part of ...

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Streets Ahead prepares Sheffield for Winter

Gritters & salt new

9 November 2017 The Streets Ahead gritters are ‘winter ready’ in preparation for the risk of snow and ice in coming months. With winter on the horizon, our fleet of gritters are now on standby, 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week, until next May and are ready to keep the city moving during periods of ice and snow. Sent out when ...

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Sheffield students get creative to spruce up Streets Ahead gritters

Gritters newsroom

29 September 2017 School children and college students in Sheffield will be in with the chance of having their very own designs emblazoned on four of Sheffield’s snow gritters this winter. As part of a competition by Streets Ahead, children and college students across Sheffield have been invited to showcase their artistic talents by creating designs for four of the ...

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Council volunteers give extra help to elderly

Newsroom lighter

25 January 2016 More than 200 council staff have volunteered to give extra help to the elderly this winter. This means people who don’t have family and friends nearby will have someone to bring round emergency supplies like bread, milk and medication, or check in on them if the weather turns and it snows or there is ice on the ...

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‘Snow your neighbour you care’ this winter

Neighbours can use the new card to offer help this winter

18 December 2015 Have you ever wanted to offer help to an elderly person but weren’t sure the best way to go about it? It can be hard to offer help at times. That’s why Sheffield City Council has produced a new ‘snow your neighbour you care’ card to help kind-hearted people offer help to older people this winter. Designed ...

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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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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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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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Sheffield City Council’s changes to gritting routes

Friday 19 December 2014 Following concerns raised by residents, Sheffield City Council has carried out an in depth review of precautionary gritting routes and recognised a need to make changes. The changes mean that all the roads that were taken out to achieve savings will be reinstated. These include Mortimer Road and Woodhead Road as well as a number of ...

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New support for food bank workers

Wednesday 3 December 2014 Sheffield City Council announces the set-up of a new project aimed at providing advice for the growing number of people using food banks in the city. The new advice service for food bank users will ensure more people can access advice and guidance providing support to help tackle the root causes of poverty. It will be ...

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Junior Wardens deliver winter goodies to local residents

Junior Wardens from Mundella Primary School have been delivering winter hampers to elderly and vulnerable people living in their community. The Junior Wardens project has been running for three years in partnership with Sheffield City Council, South Yorkshire Police, the Fire Service, Mundella Primary School and local Tenants and Residents Associations (TARAs). The project aims to educate the young wardens ...

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