Tag Archives: Alison Teal

Council prefer to intimidate and bully

Sheffield residents, please take note. The Labour council asked a High Court judge to imprison an opposition Green councillor on the strength of wishful evidence which the judge described as “mistaken”. They are your elected representatives, supposed to be making … Continue reading

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Campaigner faces up to two years in jail over tree protest

A campaigner is facing up to two years in jail after he was found in contempt of court for breaching an injunction to prevent direct action against tree felling in Sheffield. Calvin Payne appeared at the High Court in Sheffield … Continue reading

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Sheffield Green councillors nominated for national awards

Two Sheffield councillors have been put forward for national awards. Alison Teal and Magid Magid, both Green Party members, are nominees in this year’s Councillor Achievement Awards, run by the Local Goverment Information Unit think tank and sponsored by fund … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Sheffield tree campaigners will not appeal injunction ruling

Three Sheffield tree campaigners have decided not to appeal a High Court injunction stopping them from protesting inside safety barriers. Dave Dillner, Calvin Payne and city councillor Alison Teal must now abide by the terms of the injunction, which comes … Continue reading

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Sheffield Council to pursue tree campaigners for damages and £150,000 legal costs

Tree campaigners fear they could be left destitute after Sheffield Council confirmed it will pursue them for more than £150,000 in legal costs and damages. Chris Burn reports. It was not exactly Gary Cooper in High Noon, but the stakes … Continue reading

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Sheffield protesters considering next move after losing tree-felling High Court battle

Protesters trying to halt a “politically controversial” street tree-felling programme in Sheffield say they are considering their next move after losing a High Court fight with council bosses. They said Sheffield City Council had spent more than £400,000 of taxpayers’ … Continue reading

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