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How should I vote in Sheffield if I care about the Trees PFI — or democracy? | Professor Jennifer Saul

Many, many voters in Sheffield are angry about the vast, unaccountable PFI contract between Sheffield City Council and Amey. Their reasons vary. It may be the shocking contractual requirement to fell half the city’s street trees (17,500 trees), even if

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Paul McNamee: Pay attention because the roots spread to us all | The Big Issue

https://www.bigissue.com/opinion/paul-mcnamee-pay-attention-because-the-roots-spread-to-us-all/

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Latest #saveshefftrees Update – w/e 20th April 2018

Hello, Mediated Talks (ish!): It has been quite a hectic week despite the pause in felling. You may have seen that STAG invited Sheffield Council, Amey, and South Yorkshire Police to open talks, having booked a room at Kenwood Hall,

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The Yorkshire Post says: Rooting out the truth on Sheffield trees – Yorkshire Post

SHEFFIELD Council has already suffered considerable reputational damage through the mishandling of its now notorious tree-felling programme, a major failure of public policy which resulted in dozens of police officers and private security guards being deployed to normally quiet residential

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Sheffield Council keeps tree-felling policy secret – claiming move is for the ‘greater good’ – Yorkshire Post

Sheffield Council has ruled it is in the “greater good” to keep its official policy for the controversial felling of thousands of the city’s street trees secret The council has rejected a Freedom of Information request by The Yorkshire Post

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Police spent £47,000 on overtime for Sheffield tree-felling operations in one month

South Yorkshire Police has revealed it spent £47,000 on overtime in just one month as it sent dozens of extra officers to tree-felling operations in Sheffield – as the only protester to be charged so far during that time said

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Of street trees and solastalgia | Joanna Dobson

I heard a story this week of an old man and a cherry tree. The man was near the end of his life and could no longer go outside. He had visitors and he could watch television, but what anchored

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