Streets Ahead is a £2billion city-wide highways maintenance contract being delivered by Amey to improve Sheffield’s roads, pavements, street lights, verges, street trees, bridges and other ‘street scene’ furniture.
Many of our members are concerned about the Streets Ahead programme which has resulted in significant street tree felling in Sheffield and its impact on wildlife, health and other environmental benefits that urban trees provide.
Following a series of mediation talks, in December 2018 Sheffield City Council announced a new joint position statement with Amey and Sheffield Trees Action Group steering group (STAG SG) regarding management of the city’s street trees. Many trees previously at threat of felling have since been agreed to be retained, with engineering works to pavements and roads now carried out. We cautiously welcome this new approach and continue to seek agreement from all parties on a strategy to ensure our street trees are positively managed for many years to come.
Read more on the background of the Sheffield Street Trees campaign.