Sheffield Council pays £700,000 compensation bill for tree-felling delays

Sheffield Council has paid £700,000 in compensation to its highways maintenance contractor Amey for work delays caused by its decision to set up an independent panel to advise on its controversial tree-felling strategy – whose expert recommendations to save trees were then mainly rejected.
A Freedom of Information response by the council to tree campaigner Neil Meadows has made public details of the payment, relating to the effect on work in 2017 as part of a 25-year PFI contract with Amey that started in 2012 and also involves road and pavement resurfacing work and the replacement of street lights.

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2 thoughts on “Sheffield Council pays £700,000 compensation bill for tree-felling delays

  1. This is a perfect example of the sheer incompetence of Local Authority officials who enter into contracts with operators like Amey.
    These officials have no experience of such contracts and leave council-tax payers wide open to exploitation under small print clauses that these officials either do not understand, or indeed choose to ignore.
    Those grossly overpaid officials responsible for negotiating the contract should be named and sacked – they would be in the private sector!!


  2. The buffoons at rmbc signed up to these fools gold pfi deals. The cllrs swallowed it hook line and sinker.

    They should be surcharged with their own money.


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