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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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Talks Update – joint press statement

Joint statement from Chris Rust and Paul Brooke, Co-Chairs of STAG and Councillor Lewis Dagnall, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Streetscene: “Representatives of Sheffield City Council and STAG have agreed to mediated talks, conducted by the Centre

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Update on Tree Talks

STAG Steering Group has been working with Cllr Lewis Dagnall on arrangements for the long awaited ‘talks’ and we can now confirm the details. The Bishop of Sheffield will chair a process of talks that will be independently facilitated by

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When is a target not a target?

Over the course of the last three years Sheffield has succumbed to the forces of post-truth politics. When the STAG campaign originally got off the ground most people, including myself, were under the impression that the Council planned to fell and

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Thoughts on the Council talks process

by Paul Selby (of Save Nether Edge Trees) First then, to the talks. I attach an image of the press release from STAG Steering Group about the talks. To be clear, there is still a huge degree of scepticism about

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Injunction renewal hearing – 12th July 2018

SHEFFIELD HIGH COURT, 12 July 2018 report by Sheldon Hall New readers start here: On 21 June, thirteen tree campaigners were sent letters by Sheffield City Council, asking them to sign an undertaking based on a reworked version of the

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Posted in Court case reports, Court cases

Injunction renewal hearing – 11th July 2018

SHEFFIELD HIGH COURT, 11 July 2018. report by Sheldon Hall. Undramatic scenes punctuated the inaction at today’s tedious non-hearing at Sheffield High Court. Boredom ran high as anti-climax followed breathlessly on anti-climax and non-event piled on non-event before culminating in

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Feedback from the University of Leicester street tree tour

Sheffield Street Trees and Heritage “In May 2018 STAG members supported a visit to some of the key campaign sites – and iconic street trees – for a group of undergraduate students from Leicester University. These BA Human Geography students

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First report from the Crown Court – 5th June 2018

It was a day of two gasps, bracketed by a pair of curve balls. The trial of Paul Brooke, Benoit Compin, Simon Crump and Fran Grace began with a lengthy preamble about procedural technicalities. Also discussed was the question of

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6 AM fellings and attempts to jail protestors: this is not a fresh approach

The recent Sheffield City Council elections were a powerful repudiation of council’s tree-felling policies and use of police in the service of multinational corporation Amey: Green Councillor Alison Teal, who the council has repeatedly and erroneously attempted to jail, increased

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Local Elections 2018: Could Sheffield tree felling chop Labour’s majority?

https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/local-elections-2018-sheffield-tree-felling-labour/

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#saveshefftrees Round Up – March 22nd 2018 – RIP Duchess

Rivelin Valley Road proved to be a decoy “felling” this morning. There were 5 stony faced Security Staff standing around for a while backed up to a wall and two, somewhat smug looking, Acorn employees sitting in their van parked

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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.