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STAG Steering Group meeting notes 1st September 2020

1. Joint Investigations 1.1 At the last Steering Group meeting on 11th August there was a discussion about the need to push SCC to deal with the trees already investigated in order to formally announce the ones we know are saved

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STAG Steering Group notes: 3 March 2020

1. Tree Huggers Celebration event.1.1 In total around £350 to £400 was raised from the Pizza company, donations on the night, and sales of merchandise.2. Street Tree Strategy.2.1 Paul S gave an update. The draft document will be published next

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STAG Steering Group meeting: 4th February 2020

1. Joint Investigations 1.1 Restarted this week. A new team is working on Kenwood Road and seem to be doing a good job. Pace is slow, roughly two trees a day, only non-threatened trees so far. 1.2 Likely to take a

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STAG Steering Group meeting: 3 December 2019

1. Matters arising 1.1 TPO – Paul passed round a brief note that will form the basis of this ongoing work.1.2 Loan to Sarah Deakin for merchandise approved. 2. Pro Active Legal Work 2.1 Paul S updated on this. 3.

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STAG Steering Group meeting: 5 November 2019

1. Tree Disease Conference 1.1 Caroline Millman met with Ian Rotherham to discuss ideas. He agreed he would be willing to help STAG organise the conference. 1.2 The exact nature of the conference remains to be decided but main priorities are

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STAG Steering Group meeting: 3 September 2019

1. Matters Arising 1.1 Paul B approved payment to Jaq Pixelwitch for her film about the campaign. 1.2 Rebecca/Paul B still looking at framework complaint letters for people to use. 2. Tree Review with SCC/Amey 2.1 Hugh, Paul B, Heather,

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STAG Steering Group meeting: 13 August 2019

1. Heritage Walks 1.1 Paul Brooke updated members on the request/invite to STAG from Sheffield Heritage Week to organise tree/protest related walks. 1.2 Paul S and Jim Clarke will be leading a number of walks during that week, mainly in

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Forestry Commission Report July 2019

In 2018, the Forestry Commission launched an investigation into the legality of Sheffield City Council’s actions regarding the felling of street trees. Their decision has now been published: “Alleged illegal tree felling investigation report – Sheffield’s Streets Ahead programme”. Read

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STAG Steering Group meeting: 4 June 2019

1. Actions from the last STAG Steering Group meeting 1.1 Paul Brooke had followed up with Dave Dillner about whether STAG had been set up as a Woodland Trust Charter branch. 1.2 Dave confirmed it had been, in his name,

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STAG Steering Group meeting: 7 May 2019

1. Matters arising 1.1 Disease issues – Paul B has contacted Dr Wilson. There is no easy route to a decision on whether to fell an individual tree with phytophthora. A discussion is needed on the technicalities in each case.

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STAG Steering Group meeting: 2 April 2019

1. Update about 3rd Party Fellings 1.1 At the previous STAG Steering Group meeting, there had been a lengthy discussion about 3rd party reasons for felling. Specifically, about the reasonable process relating to Insurance claims against street trees from residents

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STAG Steering Group meeting: 5 March 2019

1. Update on Inspections and recent conversations with Amey and SCC 1.1 Broadly positive feedback on new approach as all the Facebook updates etc show. 1.2 Amey drawing up recommendations to go to SCC. Most reports recommending to SCC that

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STAG Steering Group meeting: 5th February 2019

1. Joint Investigations 1.1 Amey teams are currently averaging one investigation per day. 1.2 Most of STAG observers have now seen at least one investigation. 1.3 Amey pavement crews have been authorised by Arbs to cut tree roots up to

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STAG Steering Group meeting: 8th January 2019

1. Joint Inspections with Amey 1.1 SG members involved in the talks updated SG on the conversations held with Amey followed by questions and discussions. 1.2 Chris Rust and Paul Brooke updated SG on the meeting they had held with

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Chatsworth Road – First Joint Tree Inspection

Paul Brooke, the STAG Chair reports: Very interesting morning observed by a happy crowd. So what was the issue with this tree? Before starting any work we discussed the displaced kerbs and cracked and raised tarmac around the lime tree.

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STAG Steering Group meeting: 11th December 2018

1. Matters arising 1.1 Leaf clearing – Darren Butt has offered to provide large sacks to any groups of residents who wish to do their own leaf clearance on their roads. 2. Talks with SCC and Amey 2.1 The latest

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STAG Steering Group meeting: 27th November 2018

1. Talks with Amey/SCC 1.1 A statement on the talks has been issued. Further announcements are expected soon. 1.2 A confidential discussion on progress took place. 2. Forestry Commission Investigation 2.1 Paul Selby gave a further update. 3. Fellings owing

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Joint Statement by Sheffield Council, Amey and STAG – 13th December 2018

Following more than two months of very detailed discussions between SCC, Amey and the STAG Steering Group, Sheffield City Council have announced a new approach to managing street trees within the 25 year ‘Streets Ahead’ highway management programme operated by

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Further update on STAG’s continuing discussions with SCC and Amey

Jointly agreed press statement following a morning of talks today (below). As campaigners are aware, the group from STAG Steering Group that have been engaged in the talks, have been trying to assist the Council in formulating a proposal on

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Update on STAG’s continuing discussions with SCC and Amey

We have had two sessions with SCC and Amey, totalling three days of meetings, with a three week gap to think about the information given to us in the two-day first session. At some point Sheffield Council will have to

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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.