Tag Archives: AMEY

Age UK Sheffield set to benefit from Amey charity support

Streets Ahead contractor Amey have announced support for Age UK Sheffield as their chosen charity of the year. Staff working on the Streets Ahead city-wide highways maintenance contract that is upgrading the condition of our city’s roads, pavements, street lights, bridges and other street items will dedicate a day of their time to the charity, helping the elderly get more out of life. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Steve Chu, chief executive of Age UK Sheffield, and Darren Butt, accounts director for Amey.

Tree campaigners stage Town Hall protest

Dozens of people joined a protest outside the Town Hall as part of the campaign to halt the felling of trees by Sheffield Council and contractor Amey. The protest follows a threat of legal injunction sent last week to 17 people, including Green Party councillor Alison Teal, which seeks to prevent action to disrupt Amey from carrying out their work. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Street repair contractors battle the bumps

Streets Ahead contractor Amey have defended their road resurfacing work despite complaints that some new surfaces are starting to crack and crumble. Sheffield Council’s highway maintenance programme aims to shake off Sheffield’s ‘pothole city’ reputation with resurfacing underway for hundreds of roads. The 25 year Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project aims to improve Sheffield’s roads, footpaths and pavements but has faced sustained criticism over controversial tree-felling operations. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Residents complain about ineffective road repairs

Residents of Knowle Lane in south east Sheffield have complained to Sheffield council about the deterioration of road surfaces only eighteen months after resurfacing by private contractor Amey. The work has been part of the Streets Ahead programme to repair potholes, damaged pavements, and crumbling speed bumps. The programme also includes the controversial felling of Sheffield trees. Simon Thake reports from Knowle Lane for Sheffield Live!

Tree campaigner speaks out after charges dropped

Calvin Payne, one of two protestors arrested in November for trying to prevent the felling of a 100-year-old tree, has spoken out after the Crown Prosecution Service decision to drop all charges. Simon Crump, a lecturer at Huddersfield University, and Calvin Payne, a local campaigner, were detained under trade union laws on suspicion of preventing tree surgeons from carrying out their work. The pair were due to face trial on 9 March, 2017, but were told on Friday that charges had been dropped “on the basis that it is not in the public’s interest to prosecute”. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Calvin Payne.

Tree campaigners form yellow ribbon around Sheffield Town Hall

Campaigners to save Sheffield trees circled the Town Hall to form a human ribbon as part of the latest rally against the Council’s tree felling programme. Hundreds of people turned out in support of Sheffield Tree Action Group, many wearing yellow clothes to symbolise the yellow ribbons that are wrapped around the 20,000 trees scheduled to be removed by City Council contractor, Amey. Sham Powell reports for Sheffield Live!

Save Nether Edge Trees report highlights needless felling

The Save Nether Edge Trees group have published results of detailed analysis into Nether Edge trees scheduled to be felled by Council contractors, Amey. There are 1095 street trees on adopted roads in the S7 area and 172 of them are threatened with felling. The area covered by the analysis is bounded by Brincliffe Edge Road, Sandford Grove Road, Marden Road, Abbeydale Road, Sharrow Lane, and Psalter Lane. The research was carried out by Paul Selby who concludes only fourteen of the trees actually require felling. Simon Thake reports for Shefield Live!

Hundreds gather in rally to save Sheffield trees

Hundreds of people gathered on Rustlings Road on Saturday for a rally to protest against felling of trees lining Sheffield streets. The event follows the removal of eight trees on Rustlings Road in the early hours of 17 November, where three people were arrested. The council say the trees are damaging pavements which would cost £50,000 to repair, but an independent report found no “arboricultural reason” to remove all but one of the eight trees. The event was organised by the Sheffield Tree Action Group. A council spokesperson said “”We would like to offer an apology to the people of Sheffield who were affected by the way in which we took the trees down on Thursday of last week. We are sorry for the disruption and distress caused by the work starting at 5am”. Shamaan Freeman-Powell reports for Sheffield Live!