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Sheffield protesters ‘vindicated’ after council u-turn on axing 200 trees

Fresh inspections of over 200 trees that Sheffield Council had claimed had to be chopped down from city pavements as a “last resort” have identified just one that cannot be saved – leading anti-felling campaigners to say today their protests

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Latest #saveshefftrees Update – w/e 15th February 2019

Hello everyone, Latest #saveshefftrees update, please enjoy, share……….. Chelsea Elm saved!!!! So it only took 38 months… Finally, today the Chelsea Road elm tree, the 120 year old Huntingdon Elm tree, resistant to Dutch Elm Disease, has been saved. Many

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The Big Issue namechecks STAG!

STAG’s campaigning efforts have been recognised by The Big Issue in their list of Top 100 Changemakers. You’ll need to take my word for it as the print on the cover image is too small to read. We are all

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Latest #saveshefftrees Update – w/e 30th November 2018

Hello, A very busy week with quite a bit to update you on. Talks Update As flagged in last weeks weekly email, the STAG negotiating team held a fourth day of mediated talks with Sheffield Council on Monday. More progress

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Talks Update – joint press statement

Joint statement from Chris Rust and Paul Brooke, Co-Chairs of STAG and Councillor Lewis Dagnall, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Streetscene: “Representatives of Sheffield City Council and STAG have agreed to mediated talks, conducted by the Centre

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Mary Marshall (Sarjeant) 1950 – 2018

by Sarah Deakin Dear Friends It is with a heavy heart that I share the sad news that Mary Marshall (Sarjeant) passed away peacefully in St Luke’s Hospice on Thursday 19th July following a short illness. She was 67. Many

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Final report from the Crown Court – 7th June 2018

You will by now know the verdicts in three of the four cases brought before the High Court in Sheffield this past week. But for the record, I conclude herewith my first-hand account of the trial with this summary of

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Second report from the Crown Court – 6th June 2018

It’s official: geckoing is not, repeat *not*, a legal loophole. Mr Justice Males made the point emphatically, implicitly agreeing with STAG co-chair and defendant Paul Brooke that it is a legitimate way for tree campaigners to protest without breaching the

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Honest leaders admit mistakes

Hannah Northward is studying for a Sculpture and Environmental Art degree at the Glasgow School of Art and her 2018 graduation show focusses on Sheffield street tree felling.  Entitled ‘Honest leaders admit mistakes’ she plans to exhibit the work at

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Felling healthy trees is no ‘trivial matter’ – The Star

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/felling-healthy-trees-is-no-trivial-matter-1-9159554

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Animation about Sheffield’s street trees

Here’s a lovely little animation about Sheffield’s street trees created by University student Mike Burgess.

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Local election candidates responses to STAG’s Street Tree Manifesto

STAG is not a party political organisation, however we are aware that tree felling has become a political issue for many of our supporters. In this spirit we have invited all local candidates to respond to the issues presented in

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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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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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Sheffield council pauses tree-felling scheme after criticism | UK news | The Guardian

Sheffield city council has announced an immediate pause of its controversial tree-felling scheme after a barrage of criticism. Thousands of trees assessed as dead, dying, dangerous or diseased have been cut down under a £2bn project to improve the condition

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Woman with pink recorder arrested over Sheffield tree felling protest | UK news | The Guardian

Protester with broken arm was among 40 ‘tree protectors’ who failed to stop felling of an old lime tree. A newly ordained vicar armed with a tambourine and a woman with a broken arm and a pink glittery recorder are

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Lord Scriven demands answers from South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable over city’s tree-felling works

Former Sheffield Council leader Paul Scriven has written back to the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police and warned him he was willing to refer him to the police complaints watchdog over the force’s handling of the controversial tree felling

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Pruning to Kill – Chelsea Elm 12th Feb 2018

Tense standoff expected as Sheffield Council come to severely prune rare elm tree, ahead of felling it Date: 11/02/18 CONTACT: Paul Selby – 07973 228365; selbypaul@hotmail.com This Monday 12th February, Sheffield Council intend to attack a rare and competition winning

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#SaveSheffTrees Update – w/e 09/02/18

Another incredible week in the tree campaign this week. No Felling: Firstly, the really good news, we’ve had another seven days without any felling of any Sheffield street trees anywhere across the city. We are now at 20 days since

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Crowdfunder: street trees legal fund

We are currently collecting to support the small number of campaigners who are facing court costs after cases brought by Sheffield City Council.

Heartwood TiCL trail

Walk the Heartwood Trail and find Robert Macfarlane’s beautiful charms against harm hung from some of Sheffield’s threatened Street Trees. Designed by Jackie Morris.