Woodland Trust refutes Sheffield Council’s claim charity is ‘working with’ authority on tree-felling

The UK’s largest woodland conservation charity has refuted Sheffield Council’s claim that it is working with the authority on its highly-controversial tree-felling strategy.

The Woodland Trust has said while it met with council leaders over the issue in April, none of its suggestions have been taken up by the authority and a further attempt to make contact has met with “no response”.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/woodland-trust-refutes-sheffield-council-s-claim-charity-is-working-with-authority-on-tree-felling-1-8699037

Woodland Trust accused over destruction of Sheffield’s trees

The Woodland Trust has rejected a council’s claim that the charity has been working with officials on the destruction of thousands of mature trees.

The conservation group accused Sheffield city council of allowing the “unthinkable” felling of healthy trees lining its streets after the authority claimed it was consulting the trust on the controversial programme.

Michael Gove, the environment secretary, wrote this week to the Labour-run council urging it to abandon the tree-felling scheme, which he said would “damage our children’s rightful inheritance”.

Read on… https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/woodland-trust-accused-over-destruction-of-sheffield-s-trees-zdr0st893

See also: Michael Gove demands end to Sheffield tree-felling

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4 Responses to Woodland Trust refutes Sheffield Council’s claim charity is ‘working with’ authority on tree-felling

  1. pleasant says:

    There are several ‘pleasant’ comments made on the Yorkshire Post article.

  2. Colin Tawn says:

    Sheffield City Council’s lack of evidence to support their ludicrous claim that ‘a majority ‘ want the trees felling is now allied to this untrue story they have the support of the Woodland Trust.
    Keep digging chaps…………

    • pleasant says:

      It would appear that there is a consensus that SCC has told a lie. It only takes one lie to prove a liar and from that point NOTHING that is said can EVER be believed, past present and future. For over 20 years it has been a futile political weapon of this council to falsely claim support by publicising false alignment with groups that have integrity, so as to ascribe to themselves and to project to others the illusion of legitimacy. Corruption, pure corruption, pure and simple. If the politicians are prepared to play dirty on this issue, they are prepared to play dirty on ANY issue, without limit. If this council is all too willing to lie about abused trees, what about abused children?

      • Sheff says:

        The council attempts to blame the charity for not telling them when its the council who are misrepresenting the trust to further hoodwink the public.
        Time to chuck the shoval away!

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