Sheffield Council is threatening legal action against tree campaigners, including an opposition councillor.
Intended claims for injunctions have been served on several campaigners who have been trying to prevent the removal of some trees in the city as part of the controversial Streets Ahead road improvement programme.
Sheffield Council legal threat to tree protest councillor
A council is to seek a civil injunction and damages against one of its own councillors and other members of the public.
Nether Edge Green Party councillor, Alison Teal, was served with a legal notice for her involvement in protests against Sheffield City Council’s tree felling programme.
Ms Teal was previously arrested for protesting against the tree removals.
Charges against her and 13 others were dropped earlier this year.