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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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#saveshefftrees update w/e 2nd March

A quite incredible week for the campaign, one that will live long in memories. Felling news: For three days, Monday to Wednesday, around 30 police supported around 30 “yellow jackets” (private security, evidence gatherers, barrier crews and felling crews) came

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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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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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#SaveSheffTrees Update – w/e 19/01/18

Another week, another escalation by Sheffield Council and Amey. Felling and “Reasonable Force” This week began with them taking to the media announcing that they had been allowed to start using “reasonable force” to remove campaigners from blocking felling. What

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Beautiful words from a supporter’s heart

Unlike an “Arb” today, I’m going to use my words… I really am so heartbroken at what is happening on Meersbrook Park Road (S17) and around my city. These trees have not been lost; they have been taken. Taken from

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Amey and Sheffield City Council Have No Respect for Democracy by Rebecca Hammond and Jennifer Saul

Shockingly blatant propaganda video being circulated The other day (15th January) Amey PLC published a little video on their YouTube account under the title “The protesters have no respect for democracy”. You won’t find it by searching Amey’s YouTube page: you

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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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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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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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VIDEO: Hundreds of campaigners protest tree fellings at Sheffield City Hall – Sheffield Spark

http://sheffieldspark.jusweb.co.uk/2017/10/21/video-hundreds-of-campaigners-protest-tree-fellings-at-sheffield-city-hall/

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STAG Steering High Court Summary

As everyone is aware, the three day High Court hearing on SCC’s request for injunctions against our supporters ended on Friday. The Judge stated that he will need ‘up to two weeks’ to come to a decision. As well as

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Another healthy tree felled – Whirlow Grove S11

Another perfectly healthy tree felled, engineering solution alternatives to felling ignored to save costs and increase profits, unfortunately at a huge environmentally cost to the City and health / happiness to folk.

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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.