Two Sheffield MPs call for halt to tree-felling work in city as pressure grows on council

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A second Sheffield Labour MP has tonight joined calls for a halt to tree-felling work in the city as pressure grows on Sheffield Council and its contractor Amey. Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield has joined Sheffield Heeley MP Louise Haigh … Continue reading

Sheffield Council forced to reveal target to remove 17,500 street trees under PFI deal

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Sheffield Council forced to reveal target to remove 17,500 street trees under PFI deal Sheffield Council has been forced to reveal a hugely-controversial PFI highways maintenance contract contains a target to cut down almost half of the city’s 36,000 street … Continue reading

Sheffield councillor Lord Scriven demands answers over South Yorkshire Police’s handling of tree protests

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Former Sheffield Council leader Lord Scriven has written to the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police to raise his concerns over the manner of policing during the ongoing tree felling programme in the city. In the letter, which has been … Continue reading

Sheffield tree-felling saga: Man arrested and woman injured as dozens of police and security staff descend on suburb

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Sheffield tree-felling saga: Man arrested and woman injured as dozens of police and security staff descend on suburb A man has been arrested, a woman injured and numerous people reported to court for summons in the latest stand-off in the … Continue reading