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Sheffield City Council stands accused of carrying out ‘illegal’ surveillance on residents | The Canary

Labour-led Sheffield City Council stands accused of carrying out covert surveillance operations against residents and campaigners, during the ongoing dispute over the chopping down of trees in the city. Information passed to The Canary details allegations against the council. These

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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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Latest #saveshefftrees update w/e 13th April 2018 – Lucky 13 – No Felling

No felling: So another week without felling has gone by, which has again been lovely. Conflicting rumours abound about whether the felling crews will be back next week or not. There are some hints that they might, and other rumours

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Sheffield’s tree massacre: How locals battled to protect Europe’s greenest city | The Independent

Mass arrests, poisoned-tea plots and the unravelling of a secret £2.2bn PFI contract. Colin Drury delves into the inside story of the battle to save 20,000 trees being felled in a single city Jenny Hockey still shivers when she remembers the

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‘I salute you,’ Jarvis Cocker tells Sheffield tree protesters as they march on city hall

‘I salute you’ – that was the message from Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker as he returned to Sheffield to join hundreds of tree protesters in a march to the City Hall. A downpour of rain did not stop hundreds of

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Clive Anderson: Sheffield needlessly takes an axe to its own reputation

AS an enthusiastic tree-hugger – I have been President of the Woodland Trust for more than 12 years – I have found the unhappy saga of Sheffield taking an axe to so many of its roadside trees hard to countenance

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Jarvis Cocker to speak at major Sheffield tree protest rally this weekend

Seventeen years ago, a song called ‘The Trees’ was among the final singles released by Jarvis Cocker’s much-loved band Pulp. Now one of Sheffield’s most-famous sons is playing an increasingly-prominent role in the growing campaign to save thousands of the

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Sheffield just came out in force to stop 99 years of history being hacked away | The Canary

Around 200 residents and campaigners came outin force on Wednesday 4 April to show their opposition to the possible felling of trees planted in memory of the First World War. A momentary pause? Sheffield City Council and its contractor Amey

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No tears to flow – TheTLS

One morning late last summer, I awoke to the sound of a chainsaw angrily working its way through one of the large mature trees that overhang my back garden. I went out in my pyjamas to remonstrate with the chainsaw

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Latest #saveshefftrees update – w/e 30th March 2018 – No felling!

No Felling(ish!) No felling this week anywhere in Sheffield, which is incredibly good news. We say no felling, there was the felling of one tree on Sheldon Road, however this was a tree that was causing proven (after two years

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What is Treegate? Everything you need to know about the furious row over tree-felling in Sheffield – Mirror…

People are extremely upset about healthy trees being chopped down in one of Europe’s greenest cities as part of a PFI deal. Here’s everything you need to know about the ongoing saga Healthy trees in one of Europe’s greenest cities

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Sheffield union leaders urge rethink on tree-felling in U-turn over protest campaign

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/sheffield-union-leaders-urge-rethink-on-tree-felling-in-u-turn-over-protest-campaign-1-9089677

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Tree-hugging protesters take back control in Sheffield | FT.com

The struggle to save a city’s trees divides people and politicians Trees breathe life into our urban landscapes, a reminder of the natural world amid the city smog. Even the most mild-mannered, stoical Brits can be radicalised to defend their place

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The city where sanity has turned to sawdust | The Times

Sheffield council’s blockheaded destruction of its glorious trees is the worst of philistine, Stalinist, municipal Labour. It had the air of a public execution. One where the condemned was innocent, the crowd aghast and even the hangman looked ashamed. The

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#saveshefftrees Round Up – March 22nd 2018 – RIP Duchess

Rivelin Valley Road proved to be a decoy “felling” this morning. There were 5 stony faced Security Staff standing around for a while backed up to a wall and two, somewhat smug looking, Acorn employees sitting in their van parked

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Watch “The city at war over its trees – BBC News” on YouTube

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#saveshefftrees Round up – March 21st 2018 – aggressive trumpet blowing is blown out of proportion

And… they were back on Rivelin Valley Road this morning. 40 people in HiViz counted early on….Police, Acorn, Amey Barrier men and Servoca Security Staff. Let’s just pause there for a moment to think a bit about the Lime trees

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#saveshefftrees Round Up – Tuesday March 20th 2018 – Rivelin Valley Rd Butchered

Today Rivelin Valley Road, the second longest Lime avenue in England, lost TWO of its majestic, healthy, over 100 year-old Lime trees. This avenue is situated in Paul Blomfield’s constituency who, only a week ago, said as part of a

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Something’s amiss when Jarvis and Gove are on the same side | Rebecca Nicholson | Opinion | The Guardian

I can’t imagine that Michael Gove and Jarvis Cocker often share the same point of view, but both are opposed to Sheffield council’s policy of felling up to 25,000 trees deemed “dangerous” and replacing them with saplings. Gove has called

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Sheffield trees: Jarvis Cocker brands felling ‘crazy’ – BBC News

Musician Jarvis Cocker has described the felling of thousands of trees in his home city of Sheffield as “crazy”. The former Pulp frontman is joining singer-songwriter Richard Hawley to DJ at an event raising funds for the Sheffield Tree Action

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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.