Sheffield Council tree boss rejects call to stop bid for three-year extension to protest injunction

The new politician in charge of Sheffield’s controversial tree-felling programme has rejected calls to drop legal action to extend a civil injunction against protesters for a further three years – claiming doing so would be “gesture” politics.
Lewis Dagnall, cabinet member for environment at the Labour-run Sheffield City Council, said he was still trying to find a “reasonable way forward” with local residents as a review of the way felling operations are carried out continues.

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