From: Chris Rust, Co-Chair, STAG, Sheffield Tree Action Groups.
COUNCILLOR Lewis Dagnall makes some impressive claims about Sheffield City Council’s desire for ‘compromise’, but he has been saying this for some time and meanwhile SCC are throwing public money at a very aggressive programme of legal action against citizens who protect their healthy street trees (The Yorkshire Post, July 12).
It’s not a compromise when individuals are put in fear of bankruptcy. It’s not a compromise when repeated requests for negotiations are brushed aside.
Our supporters have been generous in contributing to funds for our campaign and we explained to SCC months ago that if we faced no more legal costs we hoped to work with SCC to spend that money on tree plan