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#SaveSheffTrees Update – w/e 26/01/18

Felling: First the good news, not a single street tree was felled in Sheffield last week. The reason for this is the hugely brave efforts of campaigners on Meersbrook Park Road. Violence: On Monday they were subjected to the worst

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Sheffield tree-felling work to resume after ‘pause’ following assault allegations – Yorkshire Post

Controversial tree-felling work on a Sheffield street will restart next week after being ‘paused’ following clashes between security staff and protesters. Amey, which is carrying out the removal and replacement of thousands of street trees in the city on behalf

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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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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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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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Column: Campaigners will continue to fight for their trees and their festive lights – Sheffield Telegraph

https://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/opinion/column-campaigners-will-continue-to-fight-for-their-trees-and-their-festive-lights-1-8895379

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Bianca Jagger and Ken Loach back campaign to save Sheffield’s street trees – The Star

https://www.thestar.co.uk/our-towns-and-cities/sheffield/bianca-jagger-and-ken-loach-back-campaign-to-save-sheffield-s-street-trees-1-8896713

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Lawlessness on the Streets of Sheffield | HuffPost

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5a204367e4b064ca3c15130b

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Violence used on peaceful protestors in Sheffield | HuffPost

 On 28 November, the Sheffield council showed us the lengths it will go to in its determination to fell healthy trees that cause small disruptions in pavement. The day began strangely, and ended horribly. At one in the morning, residents

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Dawn felling disruption

  Citywide mass eco vandalism of healthy trees #sheffieldtreemassacre with many residents woken at 1am; Meersbrook Park Rd S8, Lismore Rd S8, Abbeydale Park Rise S17, Chatsworth Rd S17. Dividend profit over valuable eco benefits #sheffieldissuper #saveshefftrees #MondayMotivation https://t.co/7bzyTL4zGA

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Watch “BBC The One Show Draw the Living War Memorial WW1 Trees” on YouTube

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Draw the Living War Memorial – Sat 11th Nov 10am

11.11.17 Western Road, Crookes,Sheffield S10 1LD 10AM – 4PM A mass day long drawing/painting session held on Western Road, Crookes, Sheffield on Armistice Day. Professional and amateur artists will be drawing or painting a picture of every memorial tree on

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Sheffield Council: Deceptive or Stunningly Incompetent?

Throughout the saga of the Sheffield trees, much has remained murky, due in significant part to the vast, secret 25-year contract with multinational corporation Amey to maintain Sheffield’s roads, pavements, and trees. It is only in recent weeks that the

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Council prefer to intimidate and bully – The Star

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/council-prefer-to-intimidate-and-bully-1-8845884

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Tree campaigners hope for ‘trust and positive atmosphere’ ahead of Sheffield Council talks – The Star

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/tree-campaigners-hope-for-trust-and-positive-atmosphere-ahead-of-sheffield-council-talks-1-8845162

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Sheffield tree protester given suspended jail sentence | UK news | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/03/sheffield-tree-protester-suspended-jail-sentence-calvin-payne

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Calvin P Court Update – Suspended Sentence + Costs. 

Update from Sheffield combined courts: #StandwithCalvin – 3 months, sentence suspended for a year, £16k costs, SCC asked for £34k costs. Check out @StagNews2017’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/StagNews2017/status/926413989046824960?s=09

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‘Mass painting’ to call for preservation of WWI memorial trees in Sheffield | UK news | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/29/mass-painting-event-to-protest-removal-of-wwi-memorial-trees-in-sheffield#img-1

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Welcome to Sheffield – where the council takes you to court for defending trees

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2017/10/welcome-sheffield-where-council-takes-you-court-defending-trees

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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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