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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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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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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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Sheffield left off Best Places to Live list over city’s bitter tree-felling dispute

Sheffield’s bitter row over tree-felling has seen it left out of a prestigious list of the country’s most desirable places to live. The city, where protests have been held over the loss of trees, has this year not been included

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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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#saveshefftrees update Friday 16th March

Daily News Round-up – March 16th 2018 What a day of waiting, highs, lows, Samba, Jarvis Cocker, BBC Radio Four, BBC Radio Two and, sadly, the loss of a Healthy Lime Tree. Quote of the Day: Jarvis Cocker on Radio

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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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Toxic Tea and Other Tales From an English Tree War – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/world/europe/uk-sheffield-trees.html

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Jared O’Mara becomes third Sheffield MP in 24 hours to demand halt to tree-felling work

Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O’Mara has become the third city-based MP within 24 hours to call for a halt to controversial tree-felling work by Sheffield Council. In a strongly-worded statement sent to The Yorkshire Post this afternoon, Mr O’Mara, who

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Sheffield MPs urge council to pause tree felling | UK news | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/15/sheffield-mps-urge-council-to-pause-tree-felling

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#saveshefftrees update Monday 12th March –

Another tough week or so on the streets. But despite this, we believe the campaign has never been at a stronger point. Hopefully in reading this email you’ll see why. The felling crews were out for four out of five

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The Yorkshire Post says: How many trees are to be felled? – Yorkshire Post

THE position of Paul Billington, the council director in charge of Sheffield’s controversial tree-felling programme, is increasingly becoming untenable as The Yorkshire Post today reveals a significant discrepancy between figures he gave to a High Court judge and those forcibly

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#saveshefftrees campaigner letter to Chief of Police – Getting the balance right

My email to Dr Billings today Dear Dr Billings I am writing to express my concern regarding recent arrests of peaceful protesters in Sheffield using low grade traffic legislation, Section 303 of the Highways Act 1980. As I am sure

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Sheffield Council forced to reveal target to remove 17,500 street trees under PFI deal – Yorkshire Post

Sheffield Council has been forced to reveal a hugely-controversial PFI highways maintenance contract contains a target to cut down almost half of the city’s 36,000 street trees and replace them with saplings. The battle to save Sheffield’s trees: Six years

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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.