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School children stand in group, some with bags and litter pickers

Sheffield school children invited to talk rubbish with Streets Ahead

Around 4000 school children were part of a litter education session during the last academic year and Streets Ahead are continuing to deliver their assemblies on reducing litter across the city.

Two people fix posts around a newly planted elm tree in a park another person looks on in the background

Elm Tree Initiative marking 50th Anniversary of Woodland Trust protects tree and butterfly species in Sheffield

Four disease resistant elm trees were planted in High Hazels Park to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Woodland Trust, protect the future of the elm tree and safeguard the precious habitat of the White Letter hairstreak butterfly.

A map image highlighting the area inside the Clean Air Zone will apply in Sheffield. The area which charges is shaded in blue and goes around the Sheffield ring road around the city centre.

Clean Air Zone to launch from February and financial support measures roll out date confirmed

Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone will launch on February 27, 2023, with the roll out of financial support measures starting from December 12, 2022.

Two people in high visibility clothing lay tarmac

Sheffielders reminded to put safety first around roadworks

Drivers are being encouraged to take more care around roadworks as Streets Ahead continues its programme of resurfacing across the city.

An orange cone in front of a blurred tarmac roller

Sheffielders asked for their views on highway works

Residents across Sheffield are being asked to give their feedback on highway improvement and maintenance works across the city.

Four people holding litter pickers stood in front of library

Take ya pick-er! Litter picking equipment now available in local libraries

Sheffielders who want to help keep their local community litter free can now collect litter picking equipment from libraries across the city.

Yellow & white gritting lorry in front of concrete salt dome

Winter warriors prepare the city’s salt dome for snow season

Streets Ahead is preparing for another busy season, ready for whatever the weather has in store for Sheffield this year.

Cllr Mazher Iqbal stands outside Carfield Primary School

Committee progresses plans to make streets healthier, safer and more sustainable

At last week’s Transport, Regeneration and Climate Change Committee, members agreed a bumper crop of transport decisions...

A group of people stand in a line on a playing field some are wearing high vis coats

Local playing field shows benefits of natural flood management in latest Limb Brook project

Work implementing a series of natural flood management measures in the Limb Brook Catchment to help protect Sheffield and the region against future flooding continues on new sites, this time regenerating a popular urban site at Whirlow Playing Fields to provide flood water storage and improve the area for wildlife.

Trees planted on Edmund Road

Council launches Street Tree Archive

Sheffield City Council has today published documents as part of the Street Tree Archive which will allow the public to access records and correspondence relating to the council’s management of street trees between 2013 and 2018.

Large trees at the side of a long path

Sheffield Tree Fayre is coming to the Botanical Gardens!

Sheffield Tree Fayre, a family-friendly event celebrating the wonder of trees and woodlands, will take over Sheffield Botanical Gardens on Saturday 10 September.

A group of 7 people stood on grass around a tree

Sheffield Street Tree Partnership welcomes new chair as progress continues

A new chair has been appointed to the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership and is already playing an active role in steering the invaluable work of the group.

Sheffield Town Hall, showing the clock tower and front facade

Sheffield ‘phoney’ businessman ordered to pay £1.1m by courts

A Sheffield businessman has been ordered to pay over £1m following a Confiscation Order at Sheffield Crown Court.

Liam Pond stands with Councillor Richard Williams, proudly holding the Green Flag award in Sheffield Winter Garden

Sheffield parks receive international mark of quality

Green Flag Awards are an international mark of quality for well managed parks and green spaces all over the world. In Sheffield, 16 of our parks have received this honour, which means they meet the criteria for being safe, welcoming, well maintained and well managed.

Food waste on white plate being scraped with knife

Council to trial food waste recycling collections

Sheffield City Council and Veolia will begin the city’s first ever food waste recycling trial this summer.

Hilly tarmac surrounded by grass and trees

New ‘All Wheels’ Hillsborough Pump Track Completed

The brand-new Hillsborough Pump Track has now been fully completed at Hillsborough Park.

Amey operatives empty street bin

Streets Ahead get ready for city’s biggest festival

Streets Ahead will be working around the clock to keep Sheffield clean and tidy throughout the Tramlines festival.

Black bins on side of road

Bin collections will be earlier next Monday and Tuesday due to heatwave

Waste and recycling collections in Sheffield will be taking place earlier than usual, to avoid the hottest time of the day.

Litter on the ground, slogan ‘tek it ome’, SCC logo and artist Luke Horton logo.

Tek it ome this summer

We've teamed up with artist, Luke Horton to encourage people visiting our gorgeous parks and green spaces to take their litter home.

Two bats nesting in roof tiles. Copyright Tom Marshall.

Sheffield reroofing project leading the way in bat protection

In one of the biggest projects of its kind, Sheffield City Council is working with the Avonside Group to renew the roofs on more than 7,000 council homes, improving insulation, installing new roof tiles, and ensuring the roofs are fit for the future.

Alfie Salad Ltd

Forklift accident leads to health and safety prosecution

Charges have been brought against Alfie Salad Veg Express Ltd and the co-director for breaches of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Large trees at side of road

Sheffield recognised as a Tree City of the World

Sheffield has received Tree Cities of the World recognition, bringing a wealth of benefits to local communities, now and into the future.

Gritting lorries parked with cloudy sky

Winter maintenance periods ends for Streets Ahead

After another busy winter period, the council’s highways contractor will soon close the doors on the salt domes for another year.

Cones and road closed sign on road next to street light

Roadworks continue on Sheffield Parkway

A series of partial lane closures on the Sheffield and Mosborough Parkways will continue throughout May as part of the Streets Ahead highway maintenance contract.

Partners at the Limb Brook Valley natural flood management site

Natural flood management work begins in Limb Brook Valley

Work has started on implementing a series of natural flood management measures in the Limb Brook Valley to help protect Sheffield and the region against future flooding.

Councillor Terry Fox shovelling flytipped waste at Colliery Road in Sheffield

Tackling fly tipping in our communities

New mobile cameras are being used across the city to help detect and deter fly tipping. Further targeted measures are being discussed by Local Area Committees following significant committed investment.

Gleadless Valley

£100m Gleadless Valley Masterplan given the go-ahead following consultation

The Gleadless Valley Masterplan, which will see improvements made to housing, green spaces and facilities as well as increased employment opportunities, has been given the go-ahead following consultation with residents.

A tree lined street in Sheffield

Sheffield Street Trees Inquiry: A statement on the Terms of Reference

The Chair of the Independent Inquiry into the Street Trees Dispute, Sir Mark Lowcock, has now published the Terms of Reference for the Inquiry.

James Mead standing by River Don in Sheffield

Sheffield flood resilience during recent storms

With water levels at the third highest on record during the recent storms, James Mead, Flood Manager gives an update on Sheffield's flood resilience.

Shalesmoor Gateway roundabout with three lanes and a red cycle lane beside the pavement

New plans for Shalesmoor to unlock travel potential

Plans to make significant changes to the road layout at Shalesmoor are underway, as proposals are shaped to transform travel in the area.

Two people looking up at a tree

Sheffield becomes first city in Europe to take part in new pilot for urban tree management certification

Sheffield has been awarded a certificate of compliance for managing its street trees sustainably by the world’s largest Forest Certification Scheme.

Green weeds growing from stone wall

Council acts to reduce glyphosate use across city

The council is reducing its use of glyphosate across all service areas, including trialling glyphosate free areas in some parts of the city.