Drive for inclusive community in Sheffield suburb ‘will be strengthened by tree fight’

It’s been a year of headlines for the Sheffield suburb known for its leafy avenues and independent businesses.

When The Star last visited in December we highlighted the beauty and diversity of Nether Edge, as well as community efforts to tackle antisocial behaviour.

That community spirit is still strong and will be shown in full during the nine-day Nether Edge Festival, now in its third year, that takes place later this month.

But a scan through our recent archives also tells a story of anger and activism. The peaceful, tree-lined streets of Nether Edge have this year become the scene of protests and surveillance as the ongoing dispute between the council and campaigners opposed to the city-wide felling and replacement programme has intensified.

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