Sheffield councillor charged over tree protest

A Sheffield councillor has been charged over a tree protest she took part in.

Coun Alison Teal, who represents the Green Party, was one of seven protesters arrested over a demonstration staged in Chippinghouse Road, Nether Edge, when council contractors arrived to fell a horse chestnut yesterday.

Coun Teal was one of four women and three men arrested under trade union legislation which is intended to stop people preventing others from working.

Read on… http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-councillor-charged-over-tree-protest-1-8375035

Seven charged after Sheffield tree protest

Seven people arrested during a tree-felling protest in South Yorkshire have been charged.

Alison Teal, a Green Party councillor, was among those arrested on Monday as contractors tried to remove trees in Chippinghouse Road, Sheffield.

She is one of four women and three men charged under section 241 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act.

The tree felling is a city-wide maintenance project to upgrade roads, pavements, street lights and bridges.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-38892263

Green Party backs councillor arrested in Sheffield trees protest

Green Party members have backed a councillor and six other campaigners who were arrested ADVERTISEMENT during a tree-felling protest in Sheffield.

Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/news-wire/green-party-backs-councillor-arrested-in-sheffield-trees-protest-1-8373761

Councillor defiant after being charged over Sheffield tree protest

A Sheffield councillor charged over a tree protest says she ‘felt compelled to take a stand’.

Alison Teal, who represents the Green Party, was among seven demonstrators arrested and subsequently charged for trying to prevent a horse chestnut tree being felled in Chippinghouse Road, Nether Edge, yesterday.

Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/our-towns-and-cities/sheffield/councillor-defiant-after-being-charged-over-sheffield-tree-protest-1-8376346

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One Response to Sheffield councillor charged over tree protest

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sheffield City Council Members’ Code of Conduct Section 1.1 (f) states:- “Must not conduct yourself in a manner which would reasonably be regarded as bringing your authority into disrepute.”

    I’ll just leave that thought with your readers.

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