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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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Formal Complaint against Sheffield City Council – Discrepancies in Contract Data & Payments

Email dated 17 January 2018 To: Cllr Julie Dore Leader of Sheffield City Council Cc Cllr Alison Teal Cllr Cliff Woodcraft Sheffield Star News Desk Dear Councillor Dore Formal Complaint against Sheffield City Council You will be aware that I

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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

https://treeboundblog.wordpress.com/

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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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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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Getting involved in next weeks #SheffieldTreeMassacre

Parking restriction signs went up on many of the roads at risk of tree felling before Christmas, with the restrictions from the 8th January onwards. In addition, there are very strong rumours from reliable sources that Amey have hired additional crews

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The place where plastic is a dirty word | Patrick Barkham | Opinion | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/18/plastic-dirty-word-welsh-village-aberporth

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Sheffield council votes to fell trees planted in memory of war dead | UK news | The Guardian

Patrick Barkham “Sheffield council claim it will cost £500,000 to “save” 41 war memorial trees. They are either (a) imbeciles to accept such an extortionate quote or (b) liars. Which is it?” https://t.co/YWTf2SIDUS https://amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/14/sheffield-council-votes-fell-trees-planted-memory-war-dead?CMP=share_btn_tw&__twitter_impression=true

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Sheffield council destroys Christmas on Abbeydale Park Rise

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5a301143e4b0cf10effbb0e0/amp?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004&ncid=engmodushpmg00000004&__twitter_impression=true

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Increasingly desperate, Amey and Acorn drop all concern for safety in Sheffield | HuffPost

For the last two years, with the backing of the Sheffield City Council, the multinational corporation Amey and its subcontractor Acorn have been engaged in an increasingly reckless, dangerous, and violent campaign of felling healthy trees across the city…..read on:

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Trees planted in memory of WW1 heroes to be cut down | Daily Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5153507/Trees-planted-memory-WW1-heroes-cut-down.html

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The Felling – An Epic Tale of People Power

Innocent protest to save Sheffield’s healthy street trees turns into a nightmare, as a small group of brave suburbanites take on their Council, the police and a multinational corporation.

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.