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Latest #saveshefftrees Update – w/e 30th November 2018

Hello, A very busy week with quite a bit to update you on. Talks Update As flagged in last weeks weekly email, the STAG negotiating team held a fourth day of mediated talks with Sheffield Council on Monday. More progress

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What does the new Injunction mean?

by Paul Brooke, STAG co-chair. From the outset the legal advice to us was that the Council would be able to make an area around a tree to be felled subject to the Injunction and that the Persons Unknown definition

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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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Sheffield Council pays £700,000 compensation bill for tree-felling delays – Yorkshire Post

Sheffield Council has paid £700,000 in compensation to its highways maintenance contractor Amey for work delays caused by its decision to set up an independent panel to advise on its controversial tree-felling strategy – whose expert recommendations to save trees

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#saveshefftrees #TreeTruths – Jeremy Barrell

Sheffield #TreeTruths 14: Amey tree expert says “canopies can trap pollution at pavement level”. Scaremongering, I’m afraid. If that really is relevant, then why has Singapore been cramming its streets & highways full of trees for the last 40 years?

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How court case raised political stakes in Sheffield tree-felling saga – Yorkshire Post

Sheffield Council has won a critical legal battle against anti-tree felling protesters – but the political stakes in the saga have been raised once again. Chris Burn reports. As Mr Justice Males convicted a retired primary school teacher, a university

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Sunday Times investigation: 110,000 trees lost to council axemen | News | The Sunday Times

More than 110,000 trees have been chopped down in three years by councils across the UK — equivalent to a sixth of the size of Sherwood Forest. A Sunday Times investigation, using freedom of information (FoI) requests, has revealed that

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Animation about Sheffield’s street trees

Here’s a lovely little animation about Sheffield’s street trees created by University student Mike Burgess.

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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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Watch “The city at war over its trees – BBC News” on YouTube

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Something’s amiss when Jarvis and Gove are on the same side | Rebecca Nicholson | Opinion | The Guardian

I can’t imagine that Michael Gove and Jarvis Cocker often share the same point of view, but both are opposed to Sheffield council’s policy of felling up to 25,000 trees deemed “dangerous” and replacing them with saplings. Gove has called

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#saveshefftrees update Friday 16th March

Daily News Round-up – March 16th 2018 What a day of waiting, highs, lows, Samba, Jarvis Cocker, BBC Radio Four, BBC Radio Two and, sadly, the loss of a Healthy Lime Tree. Quote of the Day: Jarvis Cocker on Radio

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Sheffield trees: Jarvis Cocker brands felling ‘crazy’ – BBC News

Musician Jarvis Cocker has described the felling of thousands of trees in his home city of Sheffield as “crazy”. The former Pulp frontman is joining singer-songwriter Richard Hawley to DJ at an event raising funds for the Sheffield Tree Action

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Lord Scriven demands answers from South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable over city’s tree-felling works

Former Sheffield Council leader Paul Scriven has written back to the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police and warned him he was willing to refer him to the police complaints watchdog over the force’s handling of the controversial tree felling

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Toxic Tea and Other Tales From an English Tree War – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/world/europe/uk-sheffield-trees.html

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Sheffield MPs urge council to pause tree felling | UK news | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/15/sheffield-mps-urge-council-to-pause-tree-felling

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Sheffield Council forced to reveal target to remove 17,500 street trees under PFI deal – Yorkshire Post

Sheffield Council has been forced to reveal a hugely-controversial PFI highways maintenance contract contains a target to cut down almost half of the city’s 36,000 street trees and replace them with saplings. The battle to save Sheffield’s trees: Six years

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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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#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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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.

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