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#SaveSheffTrees Update – w/e 02/02/18

Felling Pause: As we write this on a Sunday, it has now been 13 days since an attempted felling on a street anywhere in Sheffield! Labour Party waking up to campaign: The divisions within the Labour Party ranks really are

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#SaveSheffTrees Update – w/e 26/01/18

Felling: First the good news, not a single street tree was felled in Sheffield last week. The reason for this is the hugely brave efforts of campaigners on Meersbrook Park Road. Violence: On Monday they were subjected to the worst

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Police investigate ‘poisoned tea’ plot in tree dispute | Daily Mail Online

A couple have been questioned by police and accused of handing poisoned drinks to workers on a tree felling scheme that has left a city up in arms. Retired health and safety officer Dr John Unwin and his architect wife

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Sheffield tree-felling work to resume after ‘pause’ following assault allegations – Yorkshire Post

Controversial tree-felling work on a Sheffield street will restart next week after being ‘paused’ following clashes between security staff and protesters. Amey, which is carrying out the removal and replacement of thousands of street trees in the city on behalf

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We speak with Paul Brooke – Save Gleadless Valley Trees. ⋆ All things Arb

After this week’s hard-hitting scenes from Sheffield, we stood back and took time out to ask whats really going on.  After reaching out to STAG on many occasions and being denied comments and met with a brick wall. Thankfully one

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Sheffield tree-felling work ‘paused’ after assault allegations involving demonstrators and Amey staff – Yorkshire Post

Controversial tree-felling work in Sheffield has been temporarily paused after clashes during protests. South Yorkshire Police has received allegations of assaults from both demonstrators and staff working for city council contractor Amey, which is involved in the removal and replacement

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Sheffield City Council Could End the Trees PFI – Jennifer Saul – Medium

The PFI contract between Sheffield City Council and Amey, a Spanish multinational corporation, is a disaster. The public have not been allowed to see this 25-year contract to maintain Sheffield streets, pavements and trees, but we have been able to

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‘Completely unsustainable’ – Sheffield MP calls on council contractor to halt tree felling pending further investigation

A Sheffield MP has called on council contractors to halt tree felling pending further investigation. Louise Haigh, MP for Heeley, said situation on Meersbrook Park Road is ‘completely unsustainable’ as the area becomes the latest flashpoint between tree protesters and

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Lies, Violence and Spurious Arrests in Sheffield – Jennifer Saul – Medium

Things are turning very ugly very fast in the battle to destroy the healthy trees of Sheffield. Last week we learned from BBC Radio that “new tactics” would be used against Sheffield’s tree protectors. These tactics have so far turned

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#SaveSheffTrees Update – w/e 19/01/18

Another week, another escalation by Sheffield Council and Amey. Felling and “Reasonable Force” This week began with them taking to the media announcing that they had been allowed to start using “reasonable force” to remove campaigners from blocking felling. What

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Sheffield tree campaigners believe new evidence shows controversial PFI contract could be ended for free – Yorkshire Post

Tree campaigners in Sheffield believe the city council may be able to terminate a controversial PFI contract linked to the felling of thousands of street trees free of charge. Read more at: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/sheffield-tree-campaigners-believe-new-evidence-shows-controversial-pfi-contract-could-be-ended-for-free-1-8969228

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Beautiful words from a supporter’s heart

Unlike an “Arb” today, I’m going to use my words… I really am so heartbroken at what is happening on Meersbrook Park Road (S17) and around my city. These trees have not been lost; they have been taken. Taken from

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Amey and Sheffield City Council Have No Respect for Democracy by Rebecca Hammond and Jennifer Saul

Shockingly blatant propaganda video being circulated The other day (15th January) Amey PLC published a little video on their YouTube account under the title “The protesters have no respect for democracy”. You won’t find it by searching Amey’s YouTube page: you

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Watch “Sheffield Street Tree Protests | Deconstructing SCC/Amey Propaganda” on YouTube

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tree-bound | a sheffield community’s love for its trees

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#SaveSheffTrees Update – w/e 12/01/18

THIS WEEK – Amazing, Inspiring and not much luck for Amey!I t’s been a hectic and sometimes stressful week but not discouraging and very few trees were felled, again. Great business for Acorn who are paid by the day regardless

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In Sheffield, you don’t have property rights – HuffPost

Welcome to Sheffield, where intruders come onto your property in the dead of night with handsaws, after you have expressly denied them permission to do so. And your council pays for it. This implausible nightmare vision is true. Let me

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Sheffield’s dysfunctional Labour run council has been exposed | Sheffield Green Party

2017 saw the inner workings of a dysfunctional Labour run council exposed, linked to an unwillingness to come clean on their failings. And offering “fake news” about the Streets Ahead contract in response to tree campaigners. Throughout the year Bryan

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Alison Teal: Sheffield Council’s prison threats have failed to halt tree campaign – Yorkshire Post

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/alison-teal-sheffield-council-s-prison-threats-have-failed-to-halt-tree-campaign-1-8948259

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Excellent #SaveSheffTrees Letters – The Star

  May I respond to Councillor Peter Price’s letter, (Your View, December 20), and challenge some of the claims he made regarding the tree issue and work on the Highways. Unsurprisingly Councillor Price attempts to justify the disgraceful and totally

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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.