Sheffield council wants longer injunction against tree protesters

A council at the centre of an ongoing dispute over the felling of trees is to seek a three-year extension to a legal injunction against protesters.

Thousands of trees have been felled in Sheffield as part of the council’s 25-year £2bn Streets Ahead project.

However, campaigners claim some of the trees cut down or earmarked for felling are healthy.

Council cabinet member Lewis Dagnall said the decision was made as the current injunction lapses in July.

Read on… https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-44575311

Sheffield Council seeks to extend tree protest injunction for three years

Sheffield Council is seeking to extend a High Court injunction banning ‘direct action’ protests against the removal of trees for a further three years.
Letters have been served on 10 tree campaigners asking them to sign new undertakings not to breach the injunction by entering ‘safety zones’ around trees due to be felled.

Read more at: https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-council-seeks-to-extend-tree-protest-injunction-for-three-years-1-9217717

 

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One thought on “Sheffield council wants longer injunction against tree protesters

  1. “campaigners claim some of the trees cut down or earmarked for felling are healthy” – surely the campaigners must be wrong!
    And surely Sheffield City Council wouldn’t lie about anything, particularly in relation to a subject that would jeopardise its claim to being the leafiest city in the country.
    Oh, then I woke up and remembered Sheffield Council’s reputation for standards of decency.

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