#saveshefftrees update Thu 8th March – 2 trees felled

Daily News Round-up – March 8th 2018

It’s been a long day for a lot of people

Starting messages:
5:10 am “Look out of the window. Snowing a lot in S2”
7:18 am “Good morning you lovely lot. Welfare van has left the depot. Heras Barrier vans still in yard and other vehicles”

Finishing messages:
7:01pm “Two trees down. 45 minute hold up after they were ready to go home. Quite a few strollers out for an evening constitutional across the road”

A whole lot happened in between.

All morning, there were cat and mouse games with barrier vans and Security vans coming and going.
Is it Abbeydale Park Rise or Kenwood Road?

Then it all kicked off at Kenwood Road at 12:00.

We had the usual complement of Police, SIA Security and Arbs plus the Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings and lots of Tree Protectors.

There were barriers, Barrier vans, welfare vans, bunnies under vehicles (forcibly removed), Cherry pickers, songs, chants, sweeties handed round, Riot helmets, politicians, reporters, BBC, Gnomes in Garden Permissions, Gnome in a holly bush, Dog walkers, mothers with babies, school kids walking home after 3pm, people needing to visit the surrounded property and…anger, anguish and… tears.
Tears as everything we did could not prevent the felling of two fine, treasured, valuable trees.

Please have a look at the accounts and video footage on STAG FB page, they tell it all.


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