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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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Secret plan to fell half of Sheffield’s street trees revealed

For years, Sheffield City Council has refused to reveal most of its 25-year contract with multinational company Amey. Now, thanks to Freedom of Information Act requests (and an intervention by the Information Commissioner when the Council refused), we know why.

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Chainsaw gang felling one 25ft cherry tree protected by 48 guards

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5483793/amp/Sheffield-trees-Chainsaw-gang-protected-police-protests.html?__twitter_impression=true

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Knife crime and burglaries rise in Sheffield; in non-response, police plan to triple numbers at…

A visitor to Dore or Nether Edge over the last two weeks would be shocked at what’s become of these peaceful residential areas. Entire streets blocked off, an imported army of private security forces in high-viz, 30-some police officers, riot

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#saveshefftrees update Thu 8th March – 2 trees felled

Daily News Round-up – March 8th 2018 It’s been a long day for a lot of people Starting messages: 5:10 am “Look out of the window. Snowing a lot in S2” 7:18 am “Good morning you lovely lot. Welfare van

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The Yorkshire Post says: Answer these questions, Chief Constable, over police response to Sheffield tree protests – Yorkshire Post

IT is this question, posed by law-abiding Sheffield residents, that goes to the core of misgivings about the number of police being deployed to enable council contractor Amey to continue the demolition of trees in the city: how, they want

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#saveshefftrees update w/e 2nd March

A quite incredible week for the campaign, one that will live long in memories. Felling news: For three days, Monday to Wednesday, around 30 police supported around 30 “yellow jackets” (private security, evidence gatherers, barrier crews and felling crews) came

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A critique of Amey’s ‘replacement’ trees | STAG – Sheffield Tree Action Groups

https://savesheffieldtrees.org.uk/a-critique-of-ameys-replacement-trees/

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Sheffield: where a gritted street strikes fear into the hearts of residents.

This morning, the Beast from the East roared into Sheffield. Many residents awoke to the realisation that there was no way they’d be getting their cars out. On Thornsett Road, it was different: this quiet residential street had been gritted

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#saveshefftrees update Wed 28th Feb – snow and no felling

News Round-up Wednesday 28th February 2018 SNOW…well you might have noticed. There are some brilliant reports of what happened today on Thornsett Road. Please look on this STAG FB page and Save Netheredge Trees FB Page and have a read.

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#saveshefftrees update 27th Feb – 60 police, 2 perfectly healthy trees needlessly felled for #pfiprofit

News Round-up – February 27th 2018 Two Night raids Last night, in the dark, Arb crews carried out raids lopping off branches which oversailed private property. One tree on Pingle Road, Millhouses and two trees on Thornsett Road, Netheredge were

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For the chop: the battle to save Sheffield’s trees | UK news | The Guardian

‘Europe’s greenest city’ has lost 5,000 trees, chopped down by a private company despite furious local protests. Michael Gove calls the destruction “bonkers”. Now, after a brief truce, the chainsaws are about to start their work again … https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/25/for-the-chop-the-battle-to-save-sheffields-trees

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#SaveSheffTrees Update – w/e 23/02/18

Is there ever a quiet week in the street tree campaign? There doesn’t seem to be! Good news – Chelsea Road Elm: The majority of the last few campaign weeks has been spent on the Chelsea Road elm tree. Being

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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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#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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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.