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Legal action against tree protesters is ‘last resort’, insists Sheffield Council

Sheffield Council has insisted it is taking campaigners to court as a ‘last resort’. Eight people will appear before a High Court judge in Leeds today faced with the prospect of being placed under injunctions brought by the authority. The … Continue reading

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Sheffield politician to fight her own council in court as tree felling dispute intensifies

Sheffield Council will fight one of its own elected members in court in an attempt to stop ‘unlawful’ protests against tree felling. Coun Alison Teal will appear in front of a High Court judge in Leeds on Monday to defend … Continue reading

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David Behrens: Money at the root of ill will as council menaces tree protesters

WHAT SORT of democratic local authority threatens legal action against those who disagree with it? In sending menacing letters to citizens – its very customers – who have been demonstrating against its policy of felling mature roadside trees in parts … Continue reading

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End tree protests or face prison and damages – Sheffield Council’s warning to campaigners

Sheffield Council has threatened tree campaigners with potential imprisonment and “significant” claims for damages if they do not sign letters committing to ending direct protests for good. Seventeen people have now been sent ‘pre-action protocol letters’ by the council as … Continue reading

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FOI request – cost of tree protests

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Rothpol received this from Brij Chaggar with our thanks. Brij thought readers might be interested to read this FOI response for themselves: .

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Sheffield Council threatens “Stalinist”‘ legal action against own councillor and other tree campaigners

Sheffield Council is threatening legal action against tree campaigners, including an opposition councillor. Intended claims for injunctions have been served on several campaigners who have been trying to prevent the removal of some trees in the city as part of … Continue reading

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Now police face legal action over Sheffield tree-felling arrests

CAMPAIGNERS who were arrested as they protested at tree-felling by Sheffield Council say they plan to take South Yorkshire Police to court. Fourteen people will contest the legality of their arrests, charges and time spent in detention and on bail … Continue reading

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