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How should I vote in Sheffield if I care about the Trees PFI — or democracy? | Professor Jennifer Saul

Many, many voters in Sheffield are angry about the vast, unaccountable PFI contract between Sheffield City Council and Amey. Their reasons vary. It may be the shocking contractual requirement to fell half the city’s street trees (17,500 trees), even if

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Paul McNamee: Pay attention because the roots spread to us all | The Big Issue

https://www.bigissue.com/opinion/paul-mcnamee-pay-attention-because-the-roots-spread-to-us-all/

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The Yorkshire Post says: Rooting out the truth on Sheffield trees – Yorkshire Post

SHEFFIELD Council has already suffered considerable reputational damage through the mishandling of its now notorious tree-felling programme, a major failure of public policy which resulted in dozens of police officers and private security guards being deployed to normally quiet residential

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Sheffield Council keeps tree-felling policy secret – claiming move is for the ‘greater good’ – Yorkshire Post

Sheffield Council has ruled it is in the “greater good” to keep its official policy for the controversial felling of thousands of the city’s street trees secret The council has rejected a Freedom of Information request by The Yorkshire Post

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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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